Pioneering Women Provide Leadership Statewide
Cole, Scott & Kissane has built its legacy on diversity and gender inclusion at the firm’s highest levels. CSK is proud to have within our leadership ranks Managing Partners Julie Clark Ireland and Jami Gursky. Both have been instrumental in the firm’s growth and direction while providing unparalleled client service.
Managing Partner, CSK Fort Lauderdale
Ms. Gursky has dedicated her entire legal career to CSK, being named partner just five years after joining the firm. Since then, Ms. Gursky has managed two offices, including the firm’s downtown Fort Lauderdale office where she serves today. Ms. Gursky balances the demands of leading the office’s 16 attorneys and support staff and litigating catastrophic cases from pre-suit to verdict, while raising her 9-year-old son.
Ms. Gursky also served as an Attorney ad Litem representing children in the dependency system and as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University School of Law. Ms. Gursky has been honored by national trial broadcast service Courtroom Video Network with a Florida Defense Attorneys of 2016 recognition and has received awards for her pro bono service.
Julie Clark Ireland
Managing Partner, CSK Fort Myers
In 2018, Ms. Ireland becomes CSK’s second female managing partner, overseeing the opening and direction of the firm’s 12th location, CSK Fort Myers. Ms. Ireland began her career two decades ago trying misdemeanor and felony cases with the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office before moving to Southwest Florida to pursue her professional passion as a civil defense attorney. Currently also a co-managing partner of the firm’s Bonita Springs office, she regularly conducts continuing education courses statewide.
In Fort Myers, Ms. Ireland will lead a predominantly female team of skilled attorneys, paralegals and staff who share her — and the firm’s — deep commitment to work-life balance, while delivering unmatched, entrepreneurial-minded client service.
Cole, Scott & Kissane was ranked in 2018 as Florida’s biggest law firm (DBR Review 100) with 415 attorneys in 12 offices statewide. The firm enjoys strong client relationships built on trust, hard work and efficient and cost-effective service across a wide spectrum of practice areas. Learn more at CSKLegal.com.