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January 1, 2022 On the Move

On the Move

Joseph “Joel” Brown II has become executive director of the Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society in Bartow.

Sara Mancini joined The Downs Law Group in Miami.

Chad W. Dunham joined Carlton Fields in Orlando.

Aleida Martinez-Molina joined AXS Law in Miami.

Christopher K. Batts joined ShuffieldLowman in Orlando and Lauren M. Wilmot joined in Orlando and Port Orange.

Charles D. (Chuck) Brecker joined Dickinson Wright in Ft. Lauderdale.

Gabriela M. Falla, Andrea Ochoa Lozano, and Erika L. Porrino joined Tenzer Arrieta in Miami.

William D. Rosario joined Kubicki Draper in Orlando.

Brooke Benzio joined GrayRobinson in Melbourne as a shareholder.

Dawn Marshall joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Ft. Lauderdale as special counsel.

Kyle B. Soch joined Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach.

George Capello, Robert Collier, Jesse Feder, Joseph Petrella, Jennifer Sariol, Joseph Sobecki, Lindsay Stadnik, Spencer Strom, Martha Valenzuela, and Maria Zapatero joined Kelley Kronenberg.

Christophir Kerr joined Chalmers & Adams.

Brian Fernandez and Greggory Jacobs joined Baker Donelson in Ft. Lauderdale.

Chris S. Tribbey joined Ball Janik in Orlando.

Corinne A. Huston joined The Rebecca L. Palmer Law Group.

William E. Gibbs joined Sodl & Ingram in Jacksonville.

Julie C. Zobec, Heather D. Bondhus, and Vanessa R. Irvin were elected partners at HR Law. Zobec in Ft. Pierce, Bondhus in Winter Park, and Irvin in Deerfield and Miami.

Jim Baldinger opened a business dispute resolution firm, Baldinger Mediation LLC in West Palm Beach.

Greenspoon Marder launched an innovation & technology practice group led by partner Eric Galen in Miami.

Andrew Goldberg and Christopher Fernandez joined Christopher & Weisberg in South Florida.

Winston S. Hudson joined Farr Law Firm in Punta Gorda.

Pedro F. Bajo, Jr., V. Stephen Cohen, and John J. Agliano formed Bajo Cohen Agliano in Tampa.

Timothy DeKeyser joined Stroock in Miami as a partner.

Patricia “Trish” Conners joined Stearns Weaver Miller in Tallahassee as a shareholder.

Mario Fontes joined Lewis Brisbois in Washington, D.C., Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and Philadelphia as a partner.

Elizabeth E. Andrews and Steven D. Manno became certified circuit civil mediators and announced the launch of their alternative dispute resolution practice throughout Florida.

Mellina Y. Fortunato joined Kubicki Draper in Miami.

Christina W. Williams was promoted to partner at Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd in Jacksonville.

Andrew Steif joined Gunster in Jacksonville as a shareholder.

Nicole Friedlander, Carol Gonzalez Ventura, Tyler Lipsky, Jennifer Sariol, Spencer Strom, and Pia Venegas joined Kelley Kronenberg. Ventura in Ft. Lauderdale, Venegas in Miami Lakes, Friedlander in Naples, Lipsky in Tampa, and Sariol and Strom in West Palm Beach.

Jacob D. Piasecki joined Kubicki Draper in Jacksonville.

Taryn Boyer, Savannah Padgett, Jordan Ross, and Esther Veloz joined GrayRobinson. Boyer in Tampa. Padgett in Miami. Ross in Gainesville, and Veloz in Ft. Lauderdale.
Iasia B. Ward has joined Kubicki Draper’s Tampa office.

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