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June 1, 2023 News and Notes

News & Notes

David Stillson of The Law Offices of David W. Stillson, P.A., spoke on a panel of mediators at the 2023 Broward County Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Conference where he presented, “The Art of Mediation.”

Brett Amron of Bast Amron has joined the Campaign Committee for Legal Services of Greater Miami.

Douglas Kilby at Stearns Weaver Miller has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Aaron Davis of Davis Goldman in Miami has been selected for the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy.

Dain de Souza of Bast Amron moderated, “What’s Happening in Our Bankruptcy Courts,” panel at Florida Law Con’s statewide all-virtual conference.

Jaime Leggett of Bast Amron and co-chair of Cardozo School of Law’s Alumni Florida Chapter, hosted a recent Miami reception with special guest Dean Melanie Leslie.

Scott Beatty of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers has been honored with the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award for his outstanding service to the organization and his contributions to the community.

Rand Hoch of The Law and Mediation Offices of Rand Hoch served on the panel of community leaders at the, “No Hate in Palm Beach County,” town hall.

Leslie Kroeger of Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll led a panel discussion on class actions during the 2023 Epiq Mass and Class Summit.

Ita M. Neymotin, regional counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Region 2, has been admitted as an attorney to the Bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.

Michael P. Carolan of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman has been named to the board of directors of the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida.

R. Scott Costantino of the Costantino Law Firm, P.A., was elected secretary-treasurer of the International Society of Barristers at the ISOB annual meeting in Barcelona.

Tori C. Simmons of Hill Ward Henderson has been appointed chair of Bay Area Legal Services’ Board of Directors.

Joseph A. Ruiz of Wernick & Co., was named chair of the Miami-Dade County Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Committee.

Bruce A. Blitman of Palm Beach Gardens presented, “Lessons of a Lifetime: Things We’ve Leaned Along The Way,” at the Larry Feinberg Lifelong Center at Temple Anshei Shalom in Delray Beach.

Douglas Szabo and Gail Lamarche of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers were featured in a recent episode of The CMO Series podcast produced by Passle, an international digital marketing technology company. The podcast episode provides insight into managing a law firm in a 500-year catastrophic hurricane.

Roy L. Weinfeld presented, “Fundamentals of Florida Foreclosure Law,” via Zoom.

Catriana Messina of Phelps in Tampa was selected as delegate for the Property Insurance Claims Group Claims Academy.

Jason Totoiu of the Center for Biological Diversity and Jaclyn Lopez, of Stetson University College of Law wrote, “Holding States Accountable for Harmful Algal Blooms: Florida’s Water Crisis in Focus,” published in the Fall 2022 issue of the University of Florida Journal of Law & Public Policy.

Ira Leesfield of Miami has been elected to the board of directors of Friends of The Underlin.

Colby Keefe of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers graduated from the Greater Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class.

George S. Franklin of Miami had his poem, “Picking Favorites,” awarded first prize in the 2023 W.B. Yeats Poetry Prize.

Michael Wilson of Nelson Mullins in Orlando presented to the Florida Construction Bar and participated in the joint presentation, “Up, Up and Away: Managing Escalation and Supply Chain Challenges.”

Sandi D. Milmed of The Law Office of Sandi D. Milmed, P.A., is now a Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator.

Lonnie Groot of Daytona Beach Shores instructed the City of Sanford’s Race, Equality, Equity & Inclusion Committee relating to the laws of open government and transparency.

Shannon Puopolo of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers has been sworn in as the secretary of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professionals Association.

Duane L. Pinnock of Baker Donelson has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow for 2023.

Mark F. Raymond of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Miami has been awarded the Circle of Excellence Award by the Miami Dade Bar Association.

Dennis G. Kainen of Weisberg Kainen Mark in Miami was a panelist for Florida Law Con, Miami-Dade Bar on the topic, “What Your International Client Should Be Aware Of.”

Dominique Sciullo of Brinkley Morgan in Boca Raton co-moderated the Palm Beach County Bar Young Lawyers Section’s Sidebar Series: “Get Real — Everything You Need to Know About the New Supreme Court Proposed Case Management Plans.”

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