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November 15, 2018 On the Move

On the Move

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On the Move

Gabriel “Zach” Gonzalez has joined Steinberg Law in Delray Beach focusing on automobile negligence, premises liability, negligent security, products liability, and medical malpractice.

Ben Fechter, Nalani Gordon, and Christopher Seifter have joined Gunster in West Palm Beach. Fechter and Gordon focus on business litigation. Seifter focuses on corporate law.

Gerard York has become a hearing officer at the Public Employees Relations Commission.

Josh M. Bloom has been promoted to chair and Joshua H. Sheskin has been named trial counsel of the labor and employment law practice at Lubell Rosen in Ft. Lauderdale.

Edwin V. Valen has joined Andrews Biernacki Davis in Tampa as a partner focusing on the defense of personal injury protection and windshield/glass cases.

Lauren Reynolds has joined Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman in Winter Park focusing on real estate and commercial litigation, title claims, quiet title actions, foreclosures, contract disputes, and landlord-tenant matters.

Johanne Larosiliere has joined Rogers, Morris & Ziegler in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on commercial, probate, and real property litigation.

Patyl A. Oflazian has joined Talenfeld Law in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on sexual abuse, wrongful death, foster care and disabled person’s damages, civil rights, personal injury, and child welfare litigation.

Mirelis Castilla and Paul M. May have joined Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale. Castilla, a partner, focuses on liability, casualty defense, general liability matters including wrongful death, transportation liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, construction defect litigation, and insurance defense. May focuses on first-party insurance defense litigation.

Mary A. Joyner has opened the Law Offices of Mary A. Joyner, PLLC, in Tampa focusing on civil consumer matters.

Carolin A. Pacheco has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Orlando focusing on first-party insurance coverage, defending insurance carriers in first-party property matters, and assisting insurers with disputes pertaining to coverage and bad faith matters.

Alexander Brick has joined McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern in Tallahassee focusing on workers’ compensation defense.

Janice Rustin has joined Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach focusing on public pension, local government, and land use law.

Samantha Prokop has joined Gunster in Jacksonville as a shareholder in the health-care practice focusing on regulatory compliance.

Marcia L. Strauss joined La Cava & Jacobson in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner and Kate Whiteaker has joined the Naples office.

The Weil Law Group has opened a new office at 2319 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, focusing on civil law issues for small businesses, estate planning, and tax matters.

Lazaro Fields has joined Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables focusing on personal injury, commercial, and class action litigation.

Ilana B. Olman has been promoted to non-equity partner at McIntosh Sawran & Cartayais in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on insurance coverage, professional liability, and bad faith litigation.

Yolyvee Rivera has joined Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel as a partner in Miami focusing on premises liability, personal injury, construction defects, and professional liability claims.

Beatriz Miranda has joined Johnson Jackson in Tampa focusing on labor and employment law.

Juan Carlos “J.C.” Quintana has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Miami focusing on first- and third-party insurance matters and insurance coverage.

Ryan Swick, Jonathan Weiner, and Ashley Emeric have joined the Department of Children and Families /Children’s Legal Services in Miami.

Jill Simon has returned to Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed in Orlando as of counsel, and Andrew Kelly, Rasheem Johnson, and Jonathan Pickett joined the firm as associates. Simon joins the labor and employment law group; Kelly the real estate group; Johnson the land use, zoning and environmental group; and Pickett joins the litigation group.

Deshayla Strachan, Mackenzie Russelburg, and Phytiema Johnson have joined the Department of Children and Families/Children’s Legal Services in Orlando.

Jose Smith has joined Bryant Miller Olive in Miami and will lead the municipal government practice.

Tyler J. Tanner has joined Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel in Miami focusing on admiralty and maritime law.

Jounice Nealy-Brown has joined Gunster in Tampa focusing on business litigation.

Richard Levenstein and Abby Spears have joined Nason Yeager Gerson White & Lioce in West Palm Beach focusing on health-care law.

Joshua Zipper has joined Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman & Hermann in Boca Raton focusing on complex commercial litigation.

Gary L. Brown has rejoined the Kelley Kronenberg in Ft. Lauderdale as a partner and head of the construction practice.

Beatriz Miranda has joined Johnson Jackson in Tampa focusing on labor and employment law.

Joscelyn M. Sanchez has joined Kubicki Draper in Miami focusing on first-party property — personal and commercial, PIP, automobile and motorized vehicles, and fraud/SIU/EUO matters.

Francisco Velez has joined Hinshaw & Culbertson in Coral Gables focusing on insurance services matters.

Cody W. Short has joined Baker Donelson in Tallahassee focusing on advocacy.

Russell S. Whittle has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt in Ft. Myers as shareholder in the workers’ compensation department.

Bridgette E. Bonet, Austin D. Murray, and Zachary T. Smith have joined Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel in Coral Gables focusing on community association matters, construction law, real estate, and corporate law.

Brett Silverberg has joined Haber Slade in Miami focusing on business litigation, condominium and community association law, construction law, and real estate transactional and litigation work.

Lori Smith-Lalla has joined Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman in Ft. Lauderdale focusing on public finance and bond transactions.

David W.A. Chee and Ryan P. Forrest have joined Carlton Fields in Miami and Chelsey J. Clements has joined in Orlando. Chee focuses on business litigation, including environmental law matters. Forrest focuses on products liability and class action litigation, as well as administrative and international law matters. Clements focuses on civil litigation for business clients, primarily construction entities.

Patrick Gallagher of Duane Morris in Boca Raton has been appointed chair of the firm’s pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals litigation and regulatory group.

Cristina M. Paneque has joined Kubicki Draper in Miami focusing on insurance coverage and auto and first-party property litigation matters.

Meryl H. Hendrix has joined Kubicki Draper in West Palm Beach focusing on automobile, insurance coverage, hospitality, and first-party property defense matters.

Crystal Anderson has joined the Florida Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation as a senior attorney.

Christopher B. Posner has joined Ward Damon in West Palm Beach as an associate focusing on commercial and civil litigation as well as marital and family law. Posner also has experience in areas of personal injury and administrative law.

Carl E. McPhail has joined Kubicki Draper in Orlando focusing on handling automobile, first party, and premises defense matters.