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Professional Law Credentials

Bar & Court Admissions, Professional Honors & Appointments

  • Member, The Florida Bar (FBN 0557978), 1986
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America , September 1993
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, May 1992
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, April 1987
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator, (No.03060 CR), 1995
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
  • Certificate of Meritorious Public Service, the Florida Bar Client Security Fund Committee, 2002 – 2005
  • Certificate in Negotiating and Mediating Employment Disputes, University of South Florida
  • AV® Preeminent Rating™ from Martindale-Hubbell, 2011 to present
  • 10.0 Superb Rating from AVVO™, 2011 to present

Recipient

  • The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award for the Sixth Circuit, 1994
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation, Community Law Program, 1992 – 1993
  • Pro Bono Award, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1990
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1989
  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, Florida

Community and Public Service

  • Pinellas County Board of Adjustment, Vice Chair, Clearwater, FL, Dec. 2010 – Oct. 2011
  • Advisory Board Member, The Florida State University, Alumni & Friends of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2010 – 2011
  • Board of Directors, Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services (PEMHS), 2014 to present
  • Board of Directors, Suncoast Tiger Bay Club, 2015 to present
  • Board of Directors, Girls, Inc., 2013 to 2016.
  • Board of Directors, Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce, 2013 to present
  • Rotarian, Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
  • Town of Belleair Planning and Zoning Board, Belleair, Florida, 1997 – 2009
  • Board of Trustees, UPARC Foundation, 2009 – 2014
  • Secretary, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 2000 – 2001
  • Chair, Law Week, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1999
  • Member, Executive Committee, St. Petersburg Bar Association, 1993 – 1995
  • Board of Trustees, Community Law Program Inc., 1989 – 2008
  • Board of Directors, Bay Area Legal Services Inc., Tampa, Florida, 1994 – 1997
  • President, Pinellas Opportunity Council Inc., 1990 – 1993
  • Board of Directors, Pinellas Opportunity Council Inc., 1988 – 1993

Education & Academic Honors

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law, 1996
Honors: CALI Award

Drake University School of Law

Degree: Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1985
Honors and Activities: Recipient of the Bureau of National Affairs Law Student Award, 1985
American Jurisprudence Award, Remedies
Dean’s List
Preliminary Hearing Investigator, Law School Honor Board

The Florida State University

Degree: Bachelor of Science, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1982