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August 15, 2018 News and Notes

News & Notes

News and Notes

Rick Ellsley of The Ellsley Law Firm in Ft. Lauderdale received the Joseph J. Carter Professionalism Award from the Broward County Bar Association.

Jim Haliczer ofHaliczer, Pettis & Schwamm,was appointed co-chairperson of theTrial Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association.

Kristopher Kest has been elected treasurer of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association.

Sorraya M. Solages-Jones of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, has been appointed to the Palm Beach County Bar Association Appellate Practice Committee and appointed to the Florida Justice Association Women’s Caucus Board of Directors.

Melissa VanSickle of Broad and Cassel in Tallahassee has become chair-elect of the Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors.

Adam B. Cordover of Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm in Tampa has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Matthew F. Hall, Jeffrey J. Wilcox, and Anisha P. Patel of Hill Ward Henderson were sworn in to leadership roles for the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Hall was sworn in as a returning member of the HCBA Board of Directors; Wilcox was sworn in as president-elect of the HCBA’s Young Lawyers Division Board; and Patel was sworn in as an ex-officio member of the Young Lawyers Division Board.

Stuart Grossman of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen in Miami received the Dade County Bar’s Johnnie M. Ridgley President’s Awardfor his “tireless representation of the weak and oppressed, the thousands of hours he has labored for charitable causes and his professional success.”

J. Stephen McDonald of ShuffieldLowman in Orlando has been named a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Bruce J. Berman and Peter D. Webster of Carlton Fields published a new edition of the book, Berman’s Florida Civil Procedure, 2018 ed. (Vol. 4, Florida Practice Series™) (Thomson Reuters). This is a leading treatise on Florida state practice and procedure, published annually since 1998.

Jason J. Fagnano of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens has been elected to the board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Justice Association.

Carrie Ann Wozniak of Akerman in Orlando was appointed to the Central Florida Foundation Board of Directors.

Michelle N. DeLong of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in Palm Beach Gardens has been elected secretary of the Florida Justice Association Women’s Caucus Section.

Miranda Lundeen Soto was appointed by Drake University Law School Dean Jerry Anderson to a three-year term on the Law School Board of Counselors.

Todd Michaels of the Haggard Law Firm will serve on the Florida Justice Association’s Executive Committee.

Ira Leesfield of Leesfield Scolaro in Miami presented “Survey of Travel Torts and Innovative Lawyering to Resolve Long-standing Barriers and Defenses” at the American Association for Justice Annual Convention.

Andrew R. Borah and Mark E. Hill of Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch gave a legislative update to the South Florida chapter of the Public Risk Management Association on PTSD and cancer presumption.

David B. Honig of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman in Indianapolis appeared on PBS NewsHour in “What are the ripple effects of a U.S.-China trade war” and on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss negotiations and international trade.

Michael Haggard of the Haggard Law Firm recently become president of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Todd Sumner of the Law Office of Todd Sumner in Tallahassee led the panel presentation “Balancing Aviation Safety and Nighttime Visual Impacts” at the recent Business Network for Offshore Wind 2018 International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum in Princeton, New Jersey.

Amanda Romfh Jesteadt of Carlton Fields in West Palm Beach has been named president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Palm Beach County Chapter.

Barnaby L. Min, deputy city attorney for the City of Miami, has been accepted into the Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class XXXVII.

Nicholas C. Johnson of Cohen Milstein spoke at the American Association for Justice 2018 Annual Convention on “Identifying the Hidden Defendant.”

Michael A. Lampert of West Palm Beach was re-elected president of the Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Services.

Theodore J. Leopold of Cohen Milstein presented “Guardrail Defects” at the American Association for Justice 2018 Annual Convention.

Maria Sachs, founder of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Female Development World Organization for her lifetime advocacy of women and children against human trafficking.

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