Attorney Sasha Lohn is the General Counsel and Executive Director to the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association and its affiliated 501(c)(3), Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities. Ms. Lohn manages all legal affairs and administration for our union of approximately 1,600 law enforcement members and their families. Ms. Lohn previously served as the General Counsel to the St. Petersburg Police Department where she managed legal affairs for Chief of Police Anthony Holloway and a police department of 575 sworn personnel. Ms. Lohn began her career in commercial litigation for a large law firm and subsequently completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida for the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington. After her clerkship, Ms. Lohn served as a prosecutor for Attorney General Pam Bondi, where she focused on multi-jurisdictional crimes; particularly those involving racketeering and conspiracy.
In 2018, Ms. Lohn was recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as the top government attorney in Tampa Bay, and by South Tampa Magazine as one of South Tampa’s top ten people under 40 to watch. In 2019, she was accepted to the Harvard Kennedy School’s program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. Ms. Lohn is a member of the Board of Directors at SPCA Tampa Bay, a non-profit animal welfare agency that runs an open-admission for-all animal shelter and public pet hospital in Pinellas County. In collaboration with SPCA Tampa Bay CEO Martha Boden, Ms. Lohn co-founded the Cops Adopt program which connects law enforcement families with shelter animals in need of forever homes. Ms. Lohn has served as a volunteer civics teacher at Academy Prep, a board member for the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, and an informal mentor to dozens of young women pursuing careers in law and law enforcement.
Through World Partnerships, the Tampa Bay regional partner to the Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, Ms. Lohn has trained international judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officers on emerging legal issues facing law enforcement officers, and through the Florida Bar, Ms. Lohn has served on the Diversity Committee and the Bar's Special Committee on "Law School and the Pipeline" which encouraged students from diverse backgrounds to go to law school. In 2017, through the American Bar Association, Ms. Lohn traveled to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and served as a volunteer observer for a portion of the U.S. military commissions pertaining to Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Abdu al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian citizen alleged to be the mastermind behind the bombing of USS Cole and other maritime attacks.
Through all of her volunteer work, Ms. Lohn is most passionate about protecting and elevating law enforcement officers and their families. Ms. Lohn earned her bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, from Florida State University. She earned her law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was a member of the Florida Law Review.