Jon L. Mills

Title: Dean Emeritus
Location: Gainesville, Florida, United States  


  • American Bar Association (advisory committee, World Justice Project, 2007-Present)
  • American Bar Foundation (fellow)
  • Council of International Administrative Units
  • Democratic National Convention (FloDelegate, 1984)
  • Everglades Foundation (1996-Present)
  • Florida Arts Celebration
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Blue Key
  • Florida Chapter Democratic Leadership Council (president, founding chairman, 1993-Present)
  • Florida Democratic Party (chair, former member, executive committee)
  • Florida Nature Conservancy Board (1988-Present)
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Governor’s Growth Management Advisory Committee (1993)
  • International Computer and Automated Research Supreme Court Professionalism Commission
  • Office of International Studies and Programs
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Southern Legal Council (founding president, board of directors)
  • State Democratic Convention (chair, 1987)
  • University of Florida Center for Performing Arts (board director)
  • University of Florida, Foundation Investment Committee (1998-2002)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, The Daily Business Review (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2009-2015, 1991)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2007, 2005)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2012)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in American Law,” Marquis Who’s Who (1998-2015)
  • Recipient, President’s 1997 Conservationist of Year Award, Florida Audubon Society (1998)
  • Named, Gainesville Sun 1998 Person of Year for Government (1998)
  • Named, Most Valuable Member, Florida Constitutional Revision Commission (1998)
  • Named, Conservation Civic Leader of Year, Florida Wildlife Federation (1998)
  • Recipient, Board Regents Distinguished Community Service Award (1998)
  • Recipient, Special Recognition Award, Florida Association of Countries, Constitution Revision Commission (1998)
  • Recipient, Nature Conservancy Public Service Award (1986)
  • Named, Most Effective Member of the House (1985, 1986)
  • Recipient, Department Health and Human Services Commissioner’s Award for Outstanding Leadership Services in Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (1985)
  • Recipient, League of Women Voters Outstanding Elected Official (1985)
  • Recipient, Florida Commerce of Chamber Legislature Award for Leadership in Quality of Life Legislation (1984)
  • Recipient, Legislature Award, Florida Audubon Society (1983)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Legislature Award, Florida Health Care Association (1982)
  • Named, Representative of Year, The Arc of Florida (1981)
  • Recipient, Allen Morris Award (1979-1980, 1985-1986)
  • Recipient, Decorated Order of Coif

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