January 21, 2021


Susen Law Group, Fort Lauderdale

Marcus J. Susen, Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Lead Counsel of the Bayer/Essure Mass Tort in PA, settled nationally for $1.6 billion, has launched Susen Law Group, Fort Lauderdale. Susen focuses on Civil Litigation involving women's health advocacy issues, including dangerous medical devices and drugs, along with sexual abuse cases. Info at susenlawgroup.com. Read more »
Published on 1/18/2021

Lewis Longman & Walker P.A., Tampa

Lori Killinger, Executive Shareholder at Florida law firm Lewis, Longman & Walker, has been appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Board of Volunteer Florida, also known as the Florida Commission on Community Service. A lawyer and lobbyist, Ms. Killinger's practice focuses on legislative, administrative and governmental representation. Read more »
Published on 1/4/2021

Shutts & Bowen, Miami, FL

Shutts & Bowen LLP is proud to announce that Kristin Drecktrah Paz, a Partner in the firm's Miami office, has been recognized by The Florida Bar as Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration. Paz's practice focuses on international and complex dispute resolution, including commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, and international litigation. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2020

Shutts & Bowen, Tallahassee, FL

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that Daniel Nordby, a partner in the firm's Tallahassee office, has earned Board Certification from The Florida Bar as an expert in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice. Nordby is a member of the Appellate Practice Group and focuses his practice on high-profile, high stakes matters of law and public policy. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2020

Holland & Knight LLP, Tallahassee

Beth Vecchioli has joined Holland & Knight's Florida Government Advocacy Team in Tallahassee as a senior policy advisor. Ms. Vecchioli, a former regulator at the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, focuses on insurance regulation, lobbying and financial services matters. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2020

Upchurch Watson White & Max, Miami

Karen A. Brimmer has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max as a full-time mediator Read more »
Published on 11/10/2020

GrayRobinson P.A., Tallahassee

GrayRobinson, P.A. welcomes Carlecia Collins as a government consultant, bringing more than a decade of experience in Florida's state government through various roles in the House of Representatives and Senate. Located in the Tallahassee office, her most recent role was in the Senate President's office overseeing all appointments to boards, commissions, and task forces. Read more »
Published on 10/13/2020

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara, Boca Raton, FL

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara welcomes business and real estate lawyer Drew B. Sherman as Of Counsel in its Boca Raton office. Drew's distinguished career spans over 20 years managing clients' transactional matters, contract drafting and negotiations, mergers & acquisitions, business purchases and sales, and structuring multimillion-dollar commercial real estate deals. Read more »
Published on 10/5/2020

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa

Ronald Christaldi, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP business lawyer, and the President/CEO of the public affairs firm Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC, has been elected Vice Chair of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees. The Board has responsibility for governing the college, which is the State of Florida's legislatively-designated "honors college for liberal arts." Read more »
Published on 9/1/2020

Holland & Knight LLP, Tampa

Francisco Sánchez, who served as the Under Secretary of Commerce in charge of the International Trade Administration from 2010 to 2013, has joined Holland & Knight as co-chair of the firm's International Trade Practice. Mr. Sánchez will split his time between the firm's Tampa, Fla and Washington, D.C. offices. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2020

Shutts & Bowen LLP, Tallahassee

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to announce that George N. Meros, Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the Tallahassee office. Over more than 30 years in appellate law, governmental affairs and regulatory compliance, Meros has represented public and private clients before the FL Supreme Court, all FL District Courts of Appeal and the 11th Circuit US Court of Appeals. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2020

GrayRobinson P.A., Orlando

GrayRobinson, P.A. welcomes Charles Gillis as its chief administrative officer, providing strategic, financial, and operational support to its President & CEO Dean Cannon. Located in the Orlando office, Gillis comes from Dallas, Texas, where he owned a legal and corporate recruiting and consulting firm, and brings with him over 20 years of law firm management experience. Read more »
Published on 7/13/2020

Florida Law Group, Tampa

The Florida Law Group welcomes Robert Samartin. Rob recently joined Florida Law Group as a senior litigation attorney, with 30 years of experience trying cases in Florida's courts. Born and... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2020

McQuaid & Douglas, St. Petersburg

McQuaid & Douglas is proud to announce Sean McQuaid was sworn in as President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association Read more »
Published on 6/3/2020

Obront Corey PLLC, Miami

Obront Corey is pleased to announce that Christian F. Schoepp, Esq. has joined the firm. Christian will focus his practice on the firm's insurance coverage, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He will also use his extensive experience in international relations and diplomacy to the benefit of the firm's business clients and transactional matters. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2020

Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, Fort Lauderdale

The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are excited to announce Juan Carlos Arias, Esq., will be joining the team as a Managing Attorney. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Upchurch Watson White & Max, Maitland

Frederick J. Lauten joins Upchurch Watson White & Max as full-time mediator. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

GrayRobinson P.A., Tallahassee

GrayRobinson, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of Kristen Bridges as communications director under its President & CEO Dean Cannon. A longtime public affairs and strategy professional, Bridges will be based in the firm's Tallahassee office, supporting both internal and external communications for its 14 offices in Florida and one in Washington, D.C. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2020

Kelley Kronenberg, Fort Lauderdale

Following a record growth year, Kelley Kronenberg announced the addition of Chief Relations Officer, Michelle Martinez Reyes, to its executive team. She has over 20 years of experience as a trusted business advisor in the field of marketing and public relations, and has earned a proven national reputation as a marketer, publicist, key brand builder, and catalyst to growth. Read more »
Published on 5/5/2020

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Fort Lauderdale

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin named Michael A. Packer Managing Attorney of the firm's Fort Lauderdale office. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Insurance Services Practice Group. Mr. Packer defends property insurers throughout Florida in first party coverage matters and provides coverage analysis and opinions of third party claims. Read more »
Published on 5/4/2020

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Orlando

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida announces Jeffrey D. Harvey as Chief Executive Officer. Read more »
Published on 4/22/2020

Holland & Knight LLP, Miami

Barbara Martinez has joined Holland & Knight as a senior consultant and member of the firm's Global Compliance and Investigations Team. Ms. Martinez was previously the chief of the Special Prosecutions Section for the Miami U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice's human trafficking coordinator for South Florida. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2020

Steinger Greene & Feiner, Fort Lauderdale

Steinger, Greene & Feiner associate attorney Todd Baker has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Balch & Bingham, Jacksonville

Patrick Krechowski has joined Balch & Bingham as a partner in the firm's Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning and Public Policy & Government Relations practices. Based in Balch's Jacksonville office, clients will benefit from Patrick's 20-year experience in real estate, land use, environmental, governmental, administrative litigation, appeals and title insurance law. Read more »
Published on 3/16/2020

Holland & Knight LLP, Tallahassee

Shannon B. Hartsfield has been appointed to serve as executive partner of the firm's Tallahassee office. Ms. Hartsfield will oversee the day-to-day management of the 21-lawyer office, while continuing her thriving healthcare compliance practice, which focuses on regulatory and data privacy issues. Read more »
Published on 3/9/2020

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