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December 1, 2020 News and Notes

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Sabrina Weiss Robinson of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Commercial Real Estate Valuations,” for the Florida CCIM Chapter.

Abigail Corbett of Stearns Weaver Miller virtually presented, “Social Media and Government Communications: Legal and Ethical Considerations,” a webinar co-hosted by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust and Weiss Serota.

Michael J. Thomas of Pennington presented a webinar to the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety on the evolution of the medical malpractice litigation process.

Stephanie Turk of Stearns Weaver Miller has been elected secretary of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Steven E. Hitchcock of Hitchcock Law Group presented New Ethical Dilemmas at the Guardian Association of Pinellas County’s Annual Conference.

Dennis Wall published his article, “‘Injury in Fact’ Standing for Statutory Actions Against Insurance Companies,” in the Fall 2020 edition of New Appleman on Insurance: Current Critical Issues in Insurance Law (Matthew Bender/Lexis-Nexis Fall 2020).

Nellie L. King of The Law Offices of Nellie L. King in West Palm Beach was sworn in as first vice president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Aubrey Posey of Hitchcock Law Group presented Guardianship 101 at the Guardian Association of Pinellas County’s Annual Conference.

Timothy C. Martin of Martin Law Office in Tampa and Mary Greenwood McDermott of Brandon Family Law Center in Brandon presented, “Avoiding Calamity: Estate Planning and Probate for the LGBTQ+ Community,” for the St. Petersburg Bar Association, on behalf of the Probate and Guardianship Section.

Dain A. De Souza of Hunton Andrews Kurth in Miami has been appointed co-chair of the ABA’s Partnerships and Limited Liability Entities in Bankruptcy Subcommittee.

Scott B. Miller spoke about Florida Workers’ Compensation & COVID-19 at the 51st Annual Conference & Trade Show of the Florida Association of Self Insureds in Naples.

Cody W. Short of Pennington presented a webinar to the Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety on the legal impact of COVID-19 and telemedicine.

M. Thérèse (Terry) Vento, Pérez Art Museum Miami’s general counsel, was honored by the Miami Daily Business Review as winner of its 2020 Florida Legal Award for professional excellence in the category of “In-House Legal Department — Solo General Counsel.”

H.T. Smith of FIU College of Law recently participated in a “Stand Against Racism” panel discussion sponsored by the YWCA of Palm Beach County.

Eric C. Reed of Shutts & Bowen in Orlando has become president-elect of the Orange County Bar. Reed also will serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.

Dorothy L. Korszen of Farr Law Firm will serve as chair of the State College of Florida Foundation for the 2021 fiscal year.

J. Cameron Thurber of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Office of Inspector General received an Award for Excellence from the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency for his work on the Preventing and Detecting Cyber Threats audit team.

Spencer H. Silverglate of Clarke Silverglate was named president-elect of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

John Gihon of Shorstein, Lasnetski and Gihon in Orlando served as a panelist for the Catholic Legal Services of Miami, Lazy Days of Summer CLE.

Jodi Furr Colton of Brinkley Morgan in Ft. Lauderdale was certified by the Supreme Court as a family law mediator.

Kyle W. Robisch of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has been appointed to the Special Olympics Florida West Florida Leadership Council and the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Connections Board.

Roberta Stanley of Brinkley Morgan has an article published titled, “Brinkley Morgan Takes a Mid-Market Approach With Family Law Drilldown,” in the Daily Business Review.

Harris K. Solomon of Brinkley Morgan was quoted in an article titled, “Morgan & Morgan’s Filing Against Granny Nannies Will Test Florida Employer Liability for Staff’s Alleged Actions,” published in theDaily Business Review.

Julia Wyda of Brinkley Morgan was sworn in as president-elect of Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Christina “Christy” O’Brien of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers served as a panelist during the recent Association of Family Law Professionals’ annual conference. The session focused on the circumstances and procedures available under Florida law when one parent wishes to relocate a child over 50 miles from his/her current residence.

Dominique Sciullo-Craig of Brinkley Morgan was installed on the board for South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

James M. Shaw and Michael T. Tomlin of Torres Victor presented to a group of professional liability claims handlers on the defense of in pari delicto and the many exceptions to that defense.

Jonathan Schiller of Brinkley Morgan served as a guest speaker in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Kim Nutter of Brinkley Morgan served as a panelist at the Broward County Bar Association and the Broward Matrimonial Lawyers virtual luncheon on “Presenting Evidence in a Virtual Trial/Hearing.”

Telese McKay of Icard Merrill has been reelected to the board of directors of the West Florida Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.

Marcie A. Charles of Grant Fridkin Pearson in Naples has been accepted into Class V of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Matt Brockway of Icard Merrill has been renamed to the board of directors for the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Destinie Baker Sutton of Destinie Law in West Palm Beach has become the first African-American woman appointed to the board of directors for The Boy Scouts of America Gulf Stream Council.

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