Meet Jay

Jay Florence –


Jay Florence previously served as Georgia’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner. He received his B.A. in History from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law.


  • Jay Helped Recover over $8 million for Georgia Insurance Consumers in 2018
  • He also helped catch and stop $7 million in fraud, which costs all Georgians
  • Jay Florence is defending consumers and holding insurers accountable

After passing the Georgia Bar, Mr. Florence began work at the Department of Insurance as an Enforcement Attorney. He then served as legal counsel to the Insurance and Financial Oversight Division before being promoted to Assistant Commissioner. His principle duties as Assistant Commissioner included acting as legislative liaison to the Georgia General Assembly, a role in which he successfully shepherded more than a dozen bills through the legislative process. In 2015, Mr. Florence accepted the position of Chief of Staff to the Office of the Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore, David Shafer (R-48). In January of 2017, he returned to the Department as Deputy Insurance Commissioner.


Mr. Florence has always been active in Republican politics. In college, he worked on U.S. congressional campaigns in both North Carolina and Ohio. In 2014, he was the campaign manager for Ralph Hudgens’ successful bid for re-election as Commissioner of Insurance.

Fighting Insurance Fraud

Insurance Fraud costs all of us money. Jay will make sure that criminals are prosecuted and he has a history of doing so.

Home Town

Mr. Florence lives in Athens, Georgia where he regularly attends Athens Church and is a board member of the Jon Desso Scholarship foundation, which provides scholarships to Prince Avenue Christian School.