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 District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2020
  • 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


  • The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award for the Sixth Circuit
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation, Community Law Program
  • Pro Bono Award, St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Recognition, St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • 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 2019
  • Past Board Member, Town of Belleair Planning and Zoning Board, Belleair, Florida
  • Board of Trustees, UPARC Foundation, 2009 – 2014
  • Served as Secretary, St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Past Chair, Law Week, St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Served on Executive Committee, St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Served on the Board of Trustees for the Community Law Program Inc.
  • Served on Board of Directors for Bay Area Legal Services Inc., Tampa, Florida
  • Past President, Pinellas Opportunity Council Inc.
  • Served on the Board for the Pinellas Opportunity Council Inc.

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