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June 1, 2014
News and Notes

Katherine Fernandez Rundle, state attorney for the 11th Circuit, was honored by the Embrace Girls Foundation at Florida Memorial University.

Brett M. Amron of Bast Amron in Miami has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Keith Grossman of Ft. Myers presented “How to Mediate a Conflict” to HRMA of Southwest Florida, the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Brett B. Trembly of Trembly Law Firm in Miami, Joshua M. Liszt of Gaita & Liszt in Boca Raton, Jordan Dollar of The Dollar Law Firm in Coral Gables, Jeffrey Weiner of Jeffrey S. Weiner in Miami, and Mirene Mairena of Mirene Mairena, P.A., in Miami were panelists for the “Pros and Cons of Hanging Your Own Shingle Panel” during the ABA Law Student Division’s Spring Circuit Meeting at Florida International University.

David T. Knight of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa was elected as the Florida state chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers and as chair of Bay Area Legal Services.

Robert D. Peltz of the Peltz Law Firm in Miami published “Circuit Courts Gone Wild: Restoring Rationality to the Interpretation of Miles,” in the 2014 volume of the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal.

Mark Somerstein of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale received the Public School Alumni Achievement Award from The Education Fund of Miami.

William T. Dymond, Jr., of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando has been appointed chair of Space Florida, an independent agency that focuses on the growth and development of the space industry.

Christine D. Hanley of FordHarrison in West Palm Beach received the Women in Leadership Award from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.

Jane Bolin of PeytonBolin in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center Board of Directors.

Ira Leesfield of Leesfield & Partners in Miami participated in the “Cutting Edge Trends in Personal Injury Practice Seminar” sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association in Boston.

Amy L. Drushal of Trenam Kemker in Tampa has been elected to the council for the ABA’s Law Practice Division.

Kevin Shaughnessy of BakerHostetler in Orlando received the Tom Ahlers System Building Award from the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals for his service and leadership of the CareerSource Central Florida Board of Directors.

Michael D. Magidson of Blalock Walters in Bradenton-Sarasota has been elected to the board of directors of Turning Points.

Aisha Sanchez of FordHarrison was a panelist on the LGBTA Roundtable at the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference in Orlando.

Salesia Smith-Gordon of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon, P.A., in West Palm Beach has become chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.

Aaron Zandy of FordHarrison was a moderator for the “Managing in the Age of Change: Essential Skills to Manage Today’s Workforce” at the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference.

Marty L. Steinberg of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod in Miami was the recipient of the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award.

Dawn Siler-Nixon of FordHarrison helped teach women how to use their innate talents to lead with authority and command respect, while adding value to the bottom line in the session “Secrets of a Confident Woman” at the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference in Orlando.

John F. Eversole III of Eversole & Associates in Miami gave a presentation and update on the Montreal Agreement and other aspects of international aviation law at the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates in Ft. Lauderdale.

Rick Eckhard of Holland & Knight in Tampa has been elected to membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Luis Viera of Ogden Sullivan was re-appointed by the Tampa City Council for another three-year term as a member of the City of Tampa Civil Service Board.

Alexa Sherr Hartley of Premier Leadership Coaching conducted a workshop titled “Talk Your Way to Success” for Miami-Dade FAWL.

Bill Shepherd of Holland & Knight moderated a panel covering “Investigations by Non-Government Organizations” at the 28th Annual ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime.

Elizabeth W. Finizio of Finizio & Finizio in Ft. Lauderdale co-chaired the American Association for Justice Regional Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Broward County.

J. Jeffrey Rice of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in Ft. Myers was the guest speaker at the scholastic awards ceremony/banquet for Peace River Conference Pop Warner Football Dance/Cheer at the North Ft. Myers Academy of the Arts.

Katherine Fernandez Rundle, state attorney for the 11th Circuit, was honored by the Embrace Girls Foundation at Florida Memorial University.

Brett M. Amron of Bast Amron in Miami has been selected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Keith Grossman of Ft. Myers presented “How to Mediate a Conflict” to HRMA of Southwest Florida, the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Brett B. Trembly of Trembly Law Firm in Miami, Joshua M. Liszt of Gaita & Liszt in Boca Raton, Jordan Dollar of The Dollar Law Firm in Coral Gables, Jeffrey Weiner of Jeffrey S. Weiner in Miami, and Mirene Mairena of Mirene Mairena, P.A., in Miami were panelists for the “Pros and Cons of Hanging Your Own Shingle Panel” during the ABA Law Student Division’s Spring Circuit Meeting at Florida International University.

David T. Knight of Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa was elected as the Florida state chair for the American College of Trial Lawyers and as chair of Bay Area Legal Services.

Robert D. Peltz of the Peltz Law Firm in Miami published “Circuit Courts Gone Wild: Restoring Rationality to the Interpretation of Miles,” in the 2014 volume of the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal.

Mark Somerstein of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale received the Public School Alumni Achievement Award from The Education Fund of Miami.

William T. Dymond, Jr., of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando has been appointed chair of Space Florida, an independent agency that focuses on the growth and development of the space industry.

Christine D. Hanley of FordHarrison in West Palm Beach received the Women in Leadership Award from the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches.

Jane Bolin of PeytonBolin in Ft. Lauderdale has been appointed to the Children’s Diagnostic and Treatment Center Board of Directors.

Ira Leesfield of Leesfield & Partners in Miami participated in the “Cutting Edge Trends in Personal Injury Practice Seminar” sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association in Boston.

Amy L. Drushal of Trenam Kemker in Tampa has been elected to the council for the ABA’s Law Practice Division.

Kevin Shaughnessy of BakerHostetler in Orlando received the Tom Ahlers System Building Award from the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals for his service and leadership of the CareerSource Central Florida Board of Directors.

Michael D. Magidson of Blalock Walters in Bradenton-Sarasota has been elected to the board of directors of Turning Points.

Aisha Sanchez of FordHarrison was a panelist on the LGBTA Roundtable at the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference in Orlando.

Salesia Smith-Gordon of Salesia V. Smith-Gordon, P.A., in West Palm Beach has become chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.

Aaron Zandy of FordHarrison was a moderator for the “Managing in the Age of Change: Essential Skills to Manage Today’s Workforce” at the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference.

Marty L. Steinberg of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod in Miami was the recipient of the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award.

Dawn Siler-Nixon of FordHarrison helped teach women how to use their innate talents to lead with authority and command respect, while adding value to the bottom line in the session “Secrets of a Confident Woman” at the Florida Diversity and Leadership Conference in Orlando.

John F. Eversole III of Eversole & Associates in Miami gave a presentation and update on the Montreal Agreement and other aspects of international aviation law at the International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates in Ft. Lauderdale.

Rick Eckhard of Holland & Knight in Tampa has been elected to membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Luis Viera of Ogden Sullivan was re-appointed by the Tampa City Council for another three-year term as a member of the City of Tampa Civil Service Board.

Alexa Sherr Hartley of Premier Leadership Coaching conducted a workshop titled “Talk Your Way to Success” for Miami-Dade FAWL.

Bill Shepherd of Holland & Knight moderated a panel covering “Investigations by Non-Government Organizations” at the 28th Annual ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime.

Elizabeth W. Finizio of Finizio & Finizio in Ft. Lauderdale co-chaired the American Association for Justice Regional Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Broward County.

J. Jeffrey Rice of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in Ft. Myers was the guest speaker at the scholastic awards ceremony/banquet for Peace River Conference Pop Warner Football Dance/Cheer at the North Ft. Myers Academy of the Arts.

[Revised: 07-14-2015]