Alan attended the University of Notre Dame, then Indiana University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and was on the Dean’s List, and then obtained his law degree from the University of Florida. He is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association (founding member and past president), Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, and a Master of the Bench, Florida Family Law American Inn of Court.
Community service has been foremost in Alan’s career. He was an elected city official for 9 years and then served as city attorney for one of the Beach cities for 25 years. Commissioned as an officer in the United States Army Reserves, he was honorably discharged as a Captain.
Alan has been married to his wife Ellen Cissel Jensen for well more than 30 years, and has 3 adult children, daughter Dru and sons Rush and Reed. His granddaughter Taylor Jensen currently attends Neptune Beach Elementary School.