Mrs. Persons-Mulicka has built her law practice around a dedication to our community and respect for the significant role of local and state government.
A proven advocate for her clients, which include businesses, developers, property owners and citizens, Mrs. Persons-Mulicka takes pride in her work and being a part of projects that will beneficially impact our community for decades to come. She is a member of the Florida House of Representatives, R-Fort Myers, representing District 78.
Mrs. Persons-Mulicka graduated from The George Washington University Law School. She returned home to Fort Myers to start her legal career and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008. Mrs. Persons-Mulicka has served on the Lee County Bar Association’s executive committee and co-chairs the association’s history committee. She has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star and was featured in Gulfshore Life magazine as one of Southwest Florida’s young professional impact players.
Her respect for public service and passion for the Lee County area stems from generations of investment and leadership in Southwest Florida. Her local lineage stems from John and Penelope Powell, who were one of the first settlers in Fort Myers, sailing up the beautiful Caloosahatchee River in 1867 and settling at the abandoned fort located in what is now the Fort Myers Downtown River District before moving and establishing the first homestead in New Prospect, now known as North Fort Myers. John Powell was appointed by the governor in 1882 as Justice of the Peace for Monroe County and was elected to serve on the first Board of County Commissioners after the creation of Lee County in 1987. He also served as a Supervisor of the New Prospect School. Mrs. Persons-Mulicka’s grandmother, Myrtle Persons, was a much-beloved artist in Lee County. Her father was one of the longest practicing tennis professionals in Southwest Florida and was elected to the Lee County School District board.
A Fort Myers High School graduate, Mrs. Persons-Mulicka received her undergraduate degrees in government and journalism from Evangel University, where she attended on a full scholarship to play tennis. She was hired her senior year as the head women’s tennis coach. While at Evangel, Mrs. Persons-Mulicka worked two years for U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt, then Majority Whip of the House of Representatives. She coordinated volunteer efforts for the District’s Republican Party and managed a Missouri state representative’s campaign. Mrs. Persons-Mulicka graduated Evangel with the honor of being named the Communication Department’s Outstanding Graduate. While at George Washington, she chaired the University’s chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association.
Mrs. Persons-Mulicka was a candidate for Mayor of the City of Fort Myers and was first elected to Florida House District 78 in 2020. She has served on many state and local committees and boards and has won many awards, including most recently the Fort Myers Housing Authority Community Impact Award, Autism Acceptance Awards 2022 Champion of the Year Award, and Woman of Distinction Elected/Governments Leader Award.
Service organizations include roles in the Lee County Bar Association, City of Fort Myers Building and Oversight Committee, Arts for Act Fine Art Auction, Hope Kids Care SHINE, National Republican Lawyers Association, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Investment Society, Calusa Inns of Court, Edison Kiwanis, Lee Republican Women’s Club, REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Florida Commission on the Status of Women and more.
A sixth-generation Lee County resident, Mrs. Persons-Mulicka offers her clients a perspective that is rooted in knowledge of the intricate history of Southwest Florida. She understands current policies and trends and sees where future investment can add the greatest value.