1950s sion to improve the way that the system
handles delinquency and dependency cases.
Anthony J. Grezik ’53 is celebrating 50 Judge Donahey serves on the board of
Sincerest condolences are extended to the
years in the practice of law. directors at the Watson Clinic for the Visually
families and friends of alumni who are no
Impaired in Pinellas. longer with us.
Donald F. Castor ’56 and Mickey Adams
were married on Dec. 28, 2002 in Altamonte W. Rogers Turner ’61 retired as a Ninth William A. Dicus ’49
Judicial Circuit court judge in January 2003 Aug. 22, 2001, Dunedin, Fla.
Springs, Fla. Bay Area Legal Services has
endowed the Judge Don Castor Community after 34 years on the bench. He was first Lloyd Bruce Fortner ’49
Law Center to honor his dedication and elected to the bench in November 1968. He Dec. 1, 2002, DeLand, Fla.
service as an advocate for Bay Area Legal plans to return as a senior judge. While on Edward C. Smith ’54
Services. The Community Law Center the bench, he handled cases in every divi- Feb. 8, 2002, Winter Park, Fla.
encompasses several existing projects, such sion except juvenile. He plans to spend more Robert J. Stinnett ’62
as the affordable housing initiative, commu- time with his first grandchild, Evelyn Rose. Dec. 27, 2002, Sarasota, Fla.
nity outreach/training, the faith-based initia- Luther M. Taylor ’63
tive program and the Community Counsel John R. Blue ’63 retired as a Second Dec. 12, 2002, Palm Beach, Fla.
pro bono program at Bay Area Legal District Court of Appeal judge on Jan. 31.
Judge Blue was appointed to the Court in Judge David F. Patterson ’64
Services. Judge Castor was the original Dec. 6, 2002, Treasure Island, Fla.
executive director of Bay Area Legal Services 1992 and served as its chief judge prior to
his retirement. He has joined the law firm of Richard D. Nichols ’73
when it was created in 1967. Oct. 14, 2002, Jacksonville, Fla.
Carlton Fields P.A.
Pascale DeBoeck ’86
Robert E. Beach ’58, a Sixth Judicial Circuit Dec. 25, 2002, Washington, D.C.
senior court judge, continues to compile a Paul B. Steinberg ’63 has become the
string of open-water swimming successes. He president-elect of the American Technion
has recently traveled to Morocco, Tibet, Nepal, Society South Florida Chapter. The American
Technion is an American organization sup- design law. He is a certified mediator and is
Bhutan and crossed the U.S. on Amtrak.
porting higher education in Israel. Mr. a member of the Large Complex Case Panel
Steinberg served as a Florida Senator from of the American Arbitration Association.
Bruce R. Jacob ’59, dean emeritus and
professor of law at Stetson, presented his 1972 to 1982.
James Monroe Blue Jr. ’67 has become
reflections on the case of Gideon v.
Joseph P. D’Alessandro ’64 retired as the board-certified in labor and employment law
Wainwright as part of a week-long celebra-
20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney after by The Florida Bar.
tion of the 40th Anniversary of the landmark
case. On March 18, 1963, Dean Jacob more than 33 years in office. Governor
Claude Kirk appointed him as an assistant Neil C. Chamelin ’68 is an assistant state
argued the case before the U.S. Supreme
state attorney for Lee County in 1967 and attorney for the Second Judicial Circuit. He
Court as an assistant attorney general for
as the first state attorney for the newly cre- has recently published his 20th textbook,
state of Florida. Former U.S. Supreme Court
ated 20th Judicial Circuit in 1969. Criminal Law for Police Officers (8th ed.) and
Justice Abe Fortas argued the ex-bank rob-
was co-author for his 21st textbook,
ber’s case, which led to the decision that
Howard P. Ross ’64, a shareholder in the St. Criminal Investigation (8th ed.).
created the public-defender system in Florida
and many parts of America. Petersburg firm of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus &
Wein P.A., was recently named chair-elect of John Lenderman ’69, a Sixth Circuit Court
the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. He judge, has recently completed the National
1960s currently serves as dean for the Chamber’s Judicial College’s course on elder law issues
Entrepreneurial Academy. Mr. Ross practices in the courts.
Joseph G. Donahey Jr. ’61 retired as a in the areas of complex business litigation
Sixth Judicial Circuit court judge at the end
of December 2002. Judge Donahey was
and business transactional law. 1970s
appointed to the circuit bench in 1995 by J. Bert Grandoff ’65 has been named Karl Grube ’70 was recently honored by the
Governor Lawton Chiles. In 1999 he became president-elect of the American College of National Judicial College for his 20 years of
blind after a problem in surgery. Ten months Construction Lawyers at its recent meeting service as a faculty member. Since 1983, he
later, Judge Donahey returned to the bench at LaCosta, Carlsbad, Calif. Mr. Grandoff is a has taught courses in both civil and criminal
with a cane and his service dog, Radar. He shareholder in the Tampa law firm of Allen law, served as a course coordinator and
is the only blind judge in Florida. He also Dell P.A. His practice is limited to civil litiga- chair of the college’s faculty counsel.
asked to be transferred to the juvenile divi- tion with a concentration in construction and
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Thomas Kingcade ’70 has joined C. Richard Nail ’73, a partner in the served as program co-chair of the recent
Alternative Resolution Consultants in West Lakeland offices of GrayHarris, has been American Bar Association Property Insurance
Palm Beach as a certified circuit civil and appointed to serve as a member of The Law Committee conference held in New
county mediator. Kingcade practices in the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Orleans, La. Mr. Barry practices in the areas
areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, Education. The board oversees all aspects of of insurance coverage and litigation.
family law and insurance defense cases. the Bar’s educational and certification pro-
grams. Mr. Nail recently served as chair of Janet Herron ’77 has been named execu-
Barry Spivey ’70 recently spoke at the All The Florida Bar Marital and Family Law tive director of Academy Prep. She will over-
Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Fifth Annual Certification Committee. He is board-certified see the Foundation and the creation of the
“Estate, Tax, Legal & Financial Planning in marital and family law by The Florida Bar. school in Tampa. The school will replicate its
Seminar” in St. Petersburg. His presentation St. Petersburg academy private school pro-
was “Postmortem Rescue of the Defective Peter S. Miller ’74 was re-elected to serve gram for disadvantaged youth.
Charitable Split-Interest Trust.” Mr. Spivey is a on the board of directors of Marshall,
member of the law firm of Ruden McClosky Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, A G. Cary Nelson III ’77 was appointed to
Smith Schuster & Russell P.A. in Sarasota. Professional Corporation. serve as a Superior Court judge by Georgia
Governor Roy Barnes on Jan. 22, 2002. He
David A. Demers ’72, a Sixth Circuit Court Terry L. Hirsch ’75 is serving as president was subsequently elected to a four-year
judge, has been unanimously re-elected for of Temple Beth El in St. Petersburg. term on Aug. 22, 2002.
a second two-year term as the chief judge.
He was appointed as a Pinellas County court Patrick M. McLain ’75 was recently elect- Thomas D. Sawaya ’77 currently serves a
judge in 1981 by Governor Bob Graham. In ed to the board of directors of the Food and judge on the Fifth District Court of Appeal.
1994, Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Drug Law Institute. He was elected to serve
him to serve as a circuit court judge. as president of the John E. Moss Foundation. Archibald Thomas ’77 has become board-
certified by The Florida Bar in the area of
Joseph I. Davis Jr. ’73, a partner in the William D. Keith ’76 was recently elected labor & employment law. He has also been
law firm of Markowitz, Davis, Ringel & Trusty by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the elected to serve as the president of the
P.A., is pleased to announce that the law American Board of Trial Advocates to serve Florida Chapter of the National Employment
firm has been awarded the 2002 Law Firm on the National Board of Directors of the Lawyers Association.
Commendation award from the Florida American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a
Supreme Court in recognition of their signifi- partner in the Naples law firm of Curdillo, Craig C. Villanti ’77 was recently appoint-
cant contribution in the delivery of legal Keith & Bonaquist P.A. ed by Governor Jeb Bush to serve as a
services to individuals or groups on a pro Second District Court of Appeal judge. He is
bono basis. In 2001, the firm contributed W. Douglas Barry ’77, a partner in the the first judge on the Court from Pasco
more than 2,200 hours of pro bono work. Tampa office of Butler Pappas Weihmuller County. Judge Villanti previously served as a
Katz Craig LLP, recently spoke at the Sixth Circuit Court judge.
Windstorm Conference in Orlando. He also
HOLIDAY PARTY - From left, Frank Swacker, Dotti HOLIDAY PARTY - From left, Tesse White, Bill Blews ’66, Dean HOLIDAY PARTY - Robert Schultz ’67 and
Bressi and Harold McNeil ’60 enjoy the event. Vause and Holiday Party Co-sponsor Brian Deeb ’85. Holiday Party Co-Sponsor Jim Denhardt ’73.
38 STETSON Lawyer
Charles L. Stutts ’78 was recently recog- practices in the areas of bankruptcy, com- Luis Prats ’81 has been elected as presi-
nized in the 2003-2004 edition of The Best mercial insurance, general and products lia- dent of the Stetson University Alumni Associa-
Lawyers in America in the area of banking bility, and professional medical and legal tion. He is the office managing shareholder at
law. He practices in the Tampa office of the malpractice. the law firm of Carlton Fields P.A. in Tampa.
law firm of Holland & Knight LLP.
Richard E. Doran ’81 was appointed by Catherine Peek McEwen ’82 has been
J. Allison DeFoor II ’79 has been elected as Governor Jeb Bush to serve as Florida’s elected to serve as president of the Tampa
vice-chair of the Republican Party of Florida. 34th Attorney General to fill a vacancy creat- Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association.
He was recently named as a state coordinator ed by the resignation of Robert Butterworth.
for EarthBalance, one of the state’s leading He was the first Republican to hold this posi- Richard Miller ’83 has become the envi-
ecosystem restoration and consulting firms. tion since the Reconstruction Era. Mr. Doran ronmental manager at the University of
served as Chief Deputy Attorney General Connecticut. He will monitor construction
Rhea F. Law ’79, president and CEO of before being appointed to the interim posi- and handle all compliance issues. Mr. Miller
Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A., received tion. Upon the completion of his term, he also serves on the Connecticut Council on
the Florida Volunteer of the Year Award at became a shareholder in the Tallahassee law Environmental Quality.
the Southern Economic Development firm of Ausley & McMullen.
Council’s annual conference in Birmingham, Jeffrey M. Adams ’84 has been appointed
Ala. She also received the Service Above James A. Farrell ’81 has become board- as a member of the Florida Sports
Self Award from the Rotary Club of Tampa in certified in health law. Foundation board of directors by Governor
recognition of her commitment to vocational Jeb Bush. Mr. Adams is a partner in the St.
improvements and involvement within the Stephen E. Hooper ’81, a co-founder of Petersburg law firm of Abbey, Adams,
civic community. the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Byelick, Kiernan, Mueller & Lancaster. He
Association, recently concluded his term as practices in the areas of insurance defense,
Randall McGruther ’79 has been named president of the association. He will serve on declaratory actions, fraud, arson, and con-
as chief assistant to State Attorney Steve the board of directors through 2003 as struction litigation, premises liability and
Russell in the 20th judicial circuit. immediate past president. industrial accidents.
1980s Tom Moseley ’81 was recently named one Marcia S. Cohen ’84 has joined the media-
of the “10 Who Care Volunteer Service tion panel at the Centre de Me’diation et d’
Daniel P. Mitchell ’80, a partner in the Award” winners by a Tampa television station. Arbitrage de Paris, France. She will be medi-
Tampa office of GrayHarris, was recently He was the only Manatee County resident ating disputes between U.S. and French
elected as a member in the Federation of named for this honor, which included winners companies.
Defense and Corporate Counsel. He has from throughout the Tampa Bay area. Mr.
Moseley recently completed a term as presi- William Loughery ’84 and Patricia Cope
been appointed chairman of the continuing ’96 were married on March 3 in Paradise
legal education committee of the Florida dent of the Boys and Girls Club of Bradenton.
Defense Lawyer’s Association. Mr. Mitchell
HOLIDAY PARTY - From left, Mirian Arcila, Dorothy Clark, HOLIDAY PARTY - Professor Nick Cox and HOLIDAY PARTY - From left, Allison Bledsoe, Patricia Lee
Anibal Ricardo Gonzalez ’99 and Mrs. Gonzalez. Dean Vause. ’92, Mike Robinson ’81 and Melissa Gilkey Mince ’85.
SPRING 2003 39
Timothy P. Shusta ’84 has been selected as Linda M. Rogowski ’86 has become a Andrew L. “Larry” Ringers Jr. ’88 has
president and chairman of the Tampa Foreign new associate in the Tampa law firm of been elected to The Florida Bar Board of
Trade Zone Board Inc. He is of counsel in the Salem Saxon P.A. Governors representing the 20th Judicial
Tampa office of Phelps Dunbar LLP. Mr. Circuit. He presently serves of the
Shusta practices in the areas of admiralty and Arthur Graham ’87 has become a partner Legislation Committee and the Board Review
maritime law, insurance, business and finance, in the law firm of Landis Graham French P.A. Committee on Professional Ethics.
environmental law, and tort litigation. He specializes in the areas of civil litigation,
insurance defense and mediation. Jim Runyon ’88 has been recognized as
Christopher E. Dougherty ’85 was recent- Florida’s Child Advocate of the Year for his
ly selected as the vice chairman for the lia- Garry L. Potts ’87 has become a member 150 hours of pro bono representation of
bility department of his law firm, Marshall, of the law firm Brasfield Fuller Freeman et children in the Sixth Judicial Circuit’s
Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin. The al. after 15 years as an assistant state Guardian Ad Litem program. He is a sole
firm has offices in Tampa, Orlando and Ft. attorney in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. He is practitioner in St. Petersburg.
Lauderdale. board-certified by the Florida Bar in criminal
trial law. Mr. Potts concentrates his practice Alison M. Yurko ’88 has become Of
Mark Haranzo ’85 has been nominated to in the areas of insurance defense, wrongful Counsel with the firm Thomas Callan P.A.
the board of trustees of the American Muse- death and personal injury litigation. She is a board-certified city, county and local
um in Britain located at Claverton Manor, Bath government lawyer and specializes in land use
U.K. The American Museum is considered Steven G. Burton ’88 has been selected to issues.
the most significant collection of Americana serve as a member of the of the University
outside the United States. Mr. Haranso is a of South Florida board of trustees. He is a Gregory W. Coleman ’89 has become the
partner in the Stamford, Conn. offices of managing partner of the Tampa office of president of the Palm Beach County Bar
Wiggin & Dana. He specializes in trusts and Broad & Cassel. Mr. Burton serves as Association. He is the youngest president to
estates and not-for-profit institutions. chairman of the firm’s internet litigation serve the association, which is the largest
practice group and a member of the firm’s county bar association east of the
Cynthia Henderson ’85 was appointed to commercial litigation practice group. Mississippi. He is a partner in the West Palm
serve on the Stetson University Alumni Board. Beach law firm of Burman, Critton, Luttier &
Amy McLaughlin ’88 and her Coleman.
Anthony John Russo ’85 has become husband Brian are pleased to announce the
board-certified in appellate practice law by birth of their son, Colin Sylvia A. Grunor ’89 and her husband Steven
The Florida Bar. are pleased to announce the birth of their
David W. Persky ’88 has been appointed daughter, Madison July 1998.
Richard A. Harrison ’86 of the law firm dean of the school of continuing education
Allen Dell P.A. in Tampa has been selected at Saint Leo University. Mary L. (Minskey) Geer ’89 is a sole
to serve on the Board of Overseers of practitioner in Port Charlotte. She specializes
Stetson University College of Law. in the area of elder law. Ms. Geer also
POLK COUNTY ALUMNI RECEPTION - From left, Reception host POLK COUNTY ALUMNI RECEPTION - From left, Michael POLK COUNTY ALUMNI RECEPTION - Jack
Debra Sutton ’89, William Blakeman ’66 and William Lobb ’94. Buss, Dean Gary Vause, Sheila K. Norman and Interim Dean Brandon ’69 and Dotti Bressi.
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serves as the Public Guardian for Charlotte the firm’s local government and real estate focuses its trial practice in the areas of nurs-
County. law groups and will continue to concentrate ing home defense, medical malpractice
his practice in the areas of real estate, land defense, general liability defense, manage-
Karen M. Morinelli ’89 has become a use, zoning, and local government contracts ment-side sports and antitrust law. The firm
member of the law firm of Ruden McColsky and procurement. Mr. Carassas has won a also has an office in Chicago, Ill.
Smith Schuster & Russell P.A. in the second term to represent District 54 in the
Sarasota office. She has joined the firm’s Florida House of Representatives. Jodi Lynn Corrigan ’91 has become
labor and employment practice group con- board-certified in appellate practice law by
centrating her practice in labor relations, liti- Alexander Clem ’90 of the law firm of The Florida Bar.
gation counseling and alternative dispute Morgan Colling & Gilbert P.A. in Orlando has
resolution. been elected to serve as secretary of the David M. Doney ’91 has been elected to
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. serve on The Salvation Army Board for a
Joseph G. Jarret ’89 has been appointed three-year term. He is a shareholder with the
county attorney for Polk County. He has Rebecca C. Dunn ’90 placed fifth out of 15 law firm of Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A.
recently published “Managing Litigation” in in the INT League Waterski Nationals in Mr. Doney is a member of the business
the Risk Management Journal, and Houston, Texas in October 2002. She was department and concentrates his practice in
“Government Business Interruptions” in the state champion for North Carolina in her the area of corporate law, securities, busi-
Public Risk Magazine. Mr. Jarret recently division. ness acquisition and sale, business organi-
completed a series of lectures on behalf of zation, contract negotiation, public and pri-
the Michigan and Illinois Law Enforcement Richard Klitenick ’90 was recently named vate securities offerings, SEC reporting, and
Academics on “Police Use of Force” and to the board of directors of Key West Bank, a loan transactions.
“Reducing the Frequency and Severity of federal savings bank that he and his former
Domestic Violence.” law partner founded in 1988. He has been Mia McKown ’91 has become of counsel
selected by the Mayor of Key West to serve with the Tallahassee offices of Akerman
Debra J. Sutton ’89 has been re-certified in on the City’s Planning Board. Mr. Klitenick Senterfitt. She concentrates her practice in the
appellate practice by The Florida Bar. She is also serves as chairman of The Florida Bar areas of litigation, administrative law and gov-
also board-certified in marital and family law. 16th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. ernment relations. She is the former general
He serves as a members of the board of counsel for the Florida Department of Citrus.
Patrick Gerard White ’89 has become directors of AIDS Help Inc. and as general
board-certified in city, county and local gov- counsel and board of directors member for Tana Moeggenberg ’91 and her hus-
ernment law by The Florida Bar. the Key West Symphony Orchestra. band Scott proudly announce the birth of
their second child, Annalise born
1990s Kirsten K. Ullman ’90 is pleased to in May 2002.
announce the formation of Ullman &
John Carassas ’90 has joined the law firm Kurpiers LLC with its principal office in Thomas W. Paradise ’91 has joined the
of Becker & Poliakoff P.A. He is a member of Tampa. The firm employs 13 attorneys and Hollywood office of Vernis & Bowling of
FALL 2002 LEGACIES - From left, Sheriff Everett S. Rice ’84, Julia L. Rice SPRING 2003 LEGACIES - The composite photo above includes, from left, Nicole Ortiz ’03,
’02, Gilbert J. Rooth ‘73, Ryan Patrick Rooth ’02, Carrie M. Lambeth ’02, Soraida Justiniano ’96, Wes Trombley ’03, Gary R. Trombley ’73, Cody B. Vaughan-Birch ’03,
Chad Pilon ’02, Paul W. Hitchens ’77, Robert W. Hitchens ’02, Robert A. Norman L. Vaughan-Birch ’69, Richard Gordon ’03 and Marvene A. Gordon’49.
Gualtieri ’02 and Lauralee Westine ’95.
SPRING 2003 41
Broward as a managing attorney for the Faiths Food Bank Foundation Inc. All Faiths Christopher A. Likens ’93 was recently
firm’s liability department. He specializes in gathers food and stores it for not-for-profit recognized as the 12th Judicial Circuit recipi-
liability, negligence, employment discrimina- agency partners offering hunger relief. ent of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono
tion and white-collar criminal defense. Service Award. He is Florida Bar board-certi-
Jon Juan Johnson ’92 has become board- fied in elder law and has been practicing in
Stephen Edward Toner Jr. ’91 has certified by The Florida Bar in appellate Sarasota since 1993. Mr. Liken concentrates
become board-certified in criminal trial law practice law. his practice in the areas of estate planning
by The Florida Bar. and administration, guardianship, and elder
Latour Lafferty ’92 has been appointed to
law. He currently serves as vice chairman of
serve on The Florida Bar 13th Judicial
Catherine Frances Agacinski ’92 has the executive council of The Florida Bar Elder
Circuit Grievance Committee “F.”
become board-certified by The Florida Bar in Law Section and is a member of the National
workers’ compensation law. Kristina Y. Lunsford ’92, her husband Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Randy and their four-year-old daughter
Robert Blank ’92 was recently elected to Alexis, are pleased to announce the birth of Denise Olivia Simpson ’93 has become
serve on the board of directors of the Florida their son and brother, Evan board-certified by The Florida Bar in criminal
Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy on April 2002. appellate law.
Foundation of America.
Richard Barrett Mangan Jr. ’92 has Robert J. Sniffen Jr. ’93 has become
Susan H. Bingham ’92 was recently rec- become board-certified by The Florida Bar in board-certified by The Florida Bar in labor and
ognized as the Sixth Judicial Circuit recipient the area of civil trial law. employment law.
of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono
Service Award. She was recognized for her Stacy J. Plummer ’92 is pleased to Brian Wolf ’93 has become a partner in the
pro bono service as a member of the announce the adoption of her two-year-old law firm of Smith, Currie, & Hancock. He
Community Law Program. Ms. Bingham has son Jacob. She adopted him from a Russian prractices in the area of construction litiga-
donated more than 438 hours of service in orphanage in Moscow. tion in the Ft. Lauderdale office.
individual case representation and by provid-
Brandon J. Rafool ’92 has changed the
ing advice at clinics. She also serves a Michael Donohue ’94 is president of the
name of his firm to Brandon J. Rafool LLC.
member of The Florida Bar Sixth Judicial Cape May County Municipal Prosecutors
He continues to practice in Winter Haven
Circuit Grievance Committee. Association in N.J.
and specializes in the areas of criminal law,
business litigation, family law and general
John Elzeer ’92 has been appointed to E. Lynn Gibbons ’94 has become board-
serve as vice president and manager of the certified by The Florida Bar in the area of
National Commercial Services office of Thomas Paul Vecchio ’92 has become workers’ compensation law.
LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. in board-certified by The Florida Bar in the area
Orlando, Fla. He will be responsible for the of workers’ compensation law. Jennifer Monrose Moore ’94 has become
development of new business, managing the a partner in the Tampa office of the law firm
current staff and overseeing multi-state and Stephen Ashley Barnes ’93 has become Ford & Harrison. She practices manage-
multi-site transactions. Mr. Elzeer is a mem- board-certified by The Florida Bar in civil trial ment-side labor relations and employment
ber of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate law. law with an emphasis on employment litiga-
and Trust Law Section Executive Council. tion, including Title VII issues.
Paul Cavonis ’93 has become president of
David F. Hanley ’92 has been named a the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Dana ( Solin ’94, her husband
partner in the Ft. Lauderdale firm of Brinkley Commerce. He is a member of the law firm Steven and son Alexander are pleased to
McNerney, et al. He specializes in corporate Deloach & Hofstra and specializes in the announce the birth of their son and brother,
law, contracts law, real property law, pro- areas of personal injury and civil litigation. Henry Ms. Solin is serving as a law
bate, guardianship law and estate planning. clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Mark A.
Jamie Beth Eagan ’93 has become board- Pizzo of the Middle District of Florida.
Susan Barrett Hecker ’92 is a member of certified by The Florida Bar in civil trial law.
the law firm of Williams, Parker, Harrison, Karen A. Williams ’94 returned to the
Dietz & Getzen, Professional Association in Peggy R. Hoyt ’93 has authored a book labor and employment law department of
Sarasota. Her primary area of practice is that addresses all of the issues related to Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed
taxation with an emphasis on estate plan- estate planning for pets and ways to memo- P.A. in an Of Counsel position. Ms. Williams
ning and foreign investment. She has rialize and cope with the loss of a pet enti- spent the three preceding years at Stetson
recently been elected president of the All tled All My Children Wear Fur Coats — How University College of Law as a trial advocacy
to Leave a Legacy for Your Pet.
42 STETSON Lawyer
fellow. Before teaching at Stetson, she was a
senior associate attorney with the firm.
Alumnus uses international law education
for Peace Corps service in Armenia
Denise Wheeler ’94 has become a share-
holder in the Tampa law firm of Macfarlane
eff Rosato ’00 is joining the Peace Corps in
Ferguson, et al. She practices in the area of
June and moving to Armenia, a small country
labor law and employment law, primarily
in the South Caucasus mountain range of the
Former Soviet Union that is bordered by Iran,
Philip J. Bonamo ’95 has joined the Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. His assignment is
Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s to work with local and regional officials to address
Office, Orlando Division as an assistant U.S. wilderness conservation and environmental protec-
attorney assigned to the criminal division. tion issues.
“I thought I had lost my last chance to serve
Jill H. Bowman ’95 has become a share- in the Peace Corps when I came to Stetson.
holder in the law firm of Carlton Fields P.A. Instead, my law degree and subsequent work
She is a member of the Litigation and experience opened doors to a far more relevant
Dispute Resolution Group in St. Petersburg.
and meaningful experience than I could ever have
had immediately after college,” said Rosato.
Sammy M. Cacciatore ’95 has become a
Jeff’s passion for politics and public policy
partner in the law firm of Nance Cacciatore Jeff Rosato ’00
et al. The firm concentrates in personal led him to Washington D.C., where he worked for a
injury cases. U.S. Senator. He said his Peace Corps assignment the former Soviet Union, learn to speak Armenian
is the best way he can make a contribution. “The and Russian, and work in international develop-
Beth Anne Cronin ’95 has been named a Armenian people have been tossed aside from one ment and in the governments of other nations is an
partner in the Tampa office of Ruden, empire to another over the last three thousand unparalleled opportunity for me.”
McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell P.A. years. Miraculously, Armenia, one of the oldest After the Peace Corps, Jeff hopes to work for
She concentrates her practice in general civilizations on Earth, at the crossroads of Central the Department of State as a Foreign Service
commercial litigation, including bankruptcy, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, has sur- Officer, for the United States Agency for
debtor-creditor, unfair trade practices, intel- vived. It survived despite a devastating genocide in International Development (USAID), or perhaps for
lectual property, local government and land- an international nongovernmental organization.
the early twentieth century that killed more than a
million Armenians, the collapse of the Soviet Union, “Even if I decide to return to Washington, I know
wars with a neighbor, and a catastrophic earth- that this experience will prove an invaluable com-
Sheryl Ann Edwards ’95 has become
quake in 1988. I believe that at this critical pliment to my career and an incredible adventure
board-certified by The Florida Bar in real
estate law. moment in history as Armenia emerges into a free- as well.”
market and democratic society, I can have some While at Stetson, Rosato served as a mem-
Whitney Glaser ’95 has formed her own impact, no matter how small.” ber of the Jessup International Law Moot Court
law firm, Whitney C. Glaser P.A. She special- “As lawyers,” Rosato said, “We have rare team and coached one of Stetson’s International
izes in personal injury law. Ms. Glaser was skills and abilities that can make an enormous dif- Environmental Moot Court teams; he also worked
previously a partner in the firm of Martin & ference in people’s lives as well as improve the as Interim Dean Darby Dickerson’s research assis-
Glaser Chartered. character of the system in which we operate.” tant.
Many of Jeff’s friends and colleagues have “Jeff was always interested in international
Mark Sean Hamilton ’95 and Melissa law and policy, so this Peace Corps position is a
questioned his decision to work overseas during a
Elizabeth Muckle were married on July 20,
time when perception of America is fragile. “It’s perfect one for him. Jeff has the ability to adapt
2002, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.
important to go now and make personal connec- well to situations, and he is very skilled in dealing
tions with people and share American values with other cultures, so I know that he will excel in
Lucile Liem ’95 and Michael Anthony
Maniscalco were married Oct. 19, 2002 in before those negative attitudes fester even more.” his current assignment. I am very proud that Jeff
Palm Beach. “At the same time, the opportunity to live in has followed his dream,” said Dean Dickerson.
Adrian Rust ’95 has become a shareholder
in the law firm of Rogers Towers P. A. in
Jacksonville. He practices in the areas of
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complex commercial litigation, business dis- Donald “DJ”, on Dec. 2002. He is Unlawful Practice of Law Committee.
putes and general civil litigation. vice president and associate corporate counsel
for Raymond James Financial Inc. Mr. Rice Kristi Neher Davisson ’97 has joined the
John F. Schutz ’95 with the law offices of practices in the area of securities arbitration. law firm of Bavol Bush Graziano & Rice P.A.
Manoff & Schutz P.A. has become certified as an associate.
by the Florida Supreme Court as a family William Rogers Turner Jr. ’96 has
mediator. He also represents litigants in con- become board-certified by The Florida Bar in Lisa Ann Griffin ’97 and Keith Wallace
tested family law matters. workers’ compensation law. He has become Hodgdon were married on May 4, 2002, at
a shareholder in law firm of Hurley, Rogner, Sacred Heart Church in Tampa.
Stacey Marie Schroeder ’95 has become Miller, Cox & Waranch P.A.
Benjamin H. Hill IV ’97 was recently elect-
board-certified by The Florida Bar in criminal
ed to the Hillsborough County Bar
trial law. Stephenie M. Biernacki ’97 is an associ-
Association Board of Directors. He is an
ate in the Tampa offices of GrayHarris law
associate with Akerman Senterfitt.
Michael Jason Wiener ’95 has become firm. She has been appointed to serve as a
board-certified by The Florida Bar in the area member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Francesca A. Ippolito ’97 and Andrew D.
of workers’ compensation law. Leadership Council. Ms. Biernacki also Craven ’99 and are pleased to announce
serves as a teen court judge for the Hillsbor- their marriage.
Robert Biasotti ’96 has become a share- ough County Juvenile Division Program. She
holder in the law firm of Carlton Fields P.A. practices in the areas of creditors’ rights, Mitchell C. Robiner ’97 has become an
He is a member of the Appellate Practice bankruptcy law and commercial litigation. associate in the law firm of Gardner Wilkes
and Trial Support Group in St. Petersburg. Shaheen & Candelora in Tampa. He practices
Donna ( Devaney ’97 and her in the areas of commercial and civil litigation.
Patricia Cope ’96 and William Loughery husband David are pleased to announce the
’84 were married on March 3, 2003 in birth of their daughter, Sarah Joseph F. Summonte Jr. ’97 has joined the
Paradise Island, Bahamas. Sarasota law firm of Judd Shea Ulrich et al.
William M. Chanfrau Jr. ’97 and his wife as a litigation associate.
James M. Craig ’96 has become board- Liz are pleased to announce the birth of their
certified by The Florida Bar in the area of daughter, Madeline, on Aug. 2001. He is Kim Hernandez Vance ’97 has become a
labor and employment law. He is a partner in a partner in the law firm of Chanfrau & Chan- partner in the law firm of Cohn, Cohn &
the law firm of Ford & Harrison in Tampa. frau in Daytona Beach and specializes in the Hendrix P.A.
area of personal injury and criminal defense.
Martin Samuel Fein ’96 has become board- He serves as the Seventh Circuit representa- Carrie L. Freeman ’98 has joined the law
certified by The Florida Bar in criminal trial law. tive for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Divi- firm of Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A. as
sion Board of Governors. He is president elect the firm’s new director of professional
David Jennings Rice ’96 and his wife Staci of the Volusia County Bar Association and recruiting and development. She manages
are pleased to announce the birth of their son, chairs The Florida Bar Seventh Judicial Circuit all aspects of attorney recruitment and relat-
SARASOTA ALUMNI RECEPTION - From left, Charles Diez SARASOTA ALUMNI RECEPTION - From left, Mavis SARASOTA ALUMNI RECEPTION - Vicki Wilson ’99
’61, Snowden Mowry ’91 and Bill Mowry. Pitts Hensley, Robert Hensley ’50 and Judge John and Marcella Mika ’98.
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Bob Murphy ’98 has become board-certi- Ippolito ’97 are pleased to announce their Washington, D.C. She practices in the areas
fied in health care administration by the marriage. of employment law, commercial and govern-
American College of Health Care Executives. ment contracts.
He is now a Certified Health Care Executive. Charles G. Eichhorn Jr. ’99 is an associate
Mr. Murphy was elected commissioner of the with the law firm of Dore, Lanier, Noey. He prac- Rebecca O’Dell Townsend ’99, an associ-
board of commissioners of the Midway Fire tices in the areas of nursing home litigation, ate in the Tampa office of GrayHarris,
District and he currently serves as the insurance defense and general civil litigation. recently participated as a panel member at
Board’s secretary. the 14th Annual Southern Regional
Karen Gatto ’99, a program attorney in the Entertainment and Sports Law Seminar and
Teresa L. Rajala ’98 has joined the law administrative offices of the Sixth Judicial the 8th Annual Intellectual Property Law
firm of Kirk Pinkerton in Sarasota. She spe- Circuit in Clearwater, has been named senior Institute in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
cializes in the areas of tax, estate planning, deputy court administrator. She will oversee
corporate law and probate. the administrative operations of Pinellas 2000s
County’s prototype Unified Family Court.
Sandra Wolfe ’98 is pleased to announce Kimberly A. Benner ’00 is a new associate
the formation of her law firm Adamson & Fernando Giachino ’99 has joined the law in the Tampa office of the law firm
Wolfe P.C. firm of Thurlow & Thurlow P.A. in Stuart as Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP. She
an associate. He earned his LL.M. in estate practices in the areas of employment law
Todd Aidman ’99, his wife Jen and daugh- planning from the University of Miami School and commercial litigation.
ter Makenna are pleased to announce the of Law in 2000.
birth of their daughter and sister, Madison Vincent Citro ’00 has become an assistant
on July 2002. She weighed 6 Adrienne Meyers ’99 and her hus- United States attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s
lbs., 7.5 oz. and was 19 inches long. He is a band John are pleased to announce the office for the Middle District of Florida. He is
member of the law firm Dewhirst & Dolven, birth of their daughter, Natalie in the Criminal Trial Division in Orlando.
LLP. on Dec. 2002. She weighed
Rebeca Fenton ’00 and her hus-
7lbs., 13.5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.
band Matthew are pleased to announce the
Celine Cannon ’99 has become a senior
birth of their son, Matthew on
staff attorney with the Department of Rachel A. Sivilli ’99 recently lectured to
Oct. 2000. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and
Children and Families. the National Business Institute on Florida
was 20 1/4 inches long. Ms. Fenton has
labor and employment law, in West Palm
joined the Tampa law firm of Wenzel &
Tara (Carbia) Early ’99 has become a partner Beach. She is an associate with Gunster,
Fenton P.A. as an associate. The firm spe-
in the law firm of Stanton & Gasdick P.A. She Yoakley & Stewart P.A.
cializes in employment and civil rights. Prior
practices in the areas of commercial litigation,
to joining the firm she was a staff attorney
creditor bankruptcy and landlord tenant. Jacquelyn Susan Stewart ’99 has
for Judge Chris W. Altenbernd at the Second
become an associate with the law firm of
District Court of Appeal.
Andrew D. Craven ’99 and Francesca A. Piliero, Mazza and Pargament, PLLC in
SARASOTA ALUMNI RECEPTION - From left, John Strickland ’71, Dean Vause and SARASOTA ALUMNI RECEPTION - From left, Scott Anderson ’83, Clyde Wilson
Judge John Scheb. Jr. ’65 and Prem Wilson.
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Joanna Garcia-Deering ’00 has become Laguerra Champagne ’01 has joined John David Dickenson ’02 and Margaret
an associate in the Tampa office of Carlton Modern Business Associates in St. Sarah Wollman were married on Aug. 24,
Fields P.A. She is a member of the firm’s Petersburg as human resources manager 2002 at the United Church of Dorset in
antitrust practice group. and serves as an employment lawyer. Dorset, Vt. He is a member of the law firm
Fowler White Boggs Banker P.A. in the West
Elizabeth Lewis ’00 and her family have Willie J. Garland ’01 recently joined the Palm Beach office
relocated to Rhode Island. She is now serv- 10th Judicial Circuit’s trial division.
ing as a law clerk to Judge Joan N. Feeney Michael L. Forte ’02 has become an asso-
in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Summer Rae Goldman ’01 and Joseph ciate in the Tampa office of Rubmerger Kirk
District of Massachusetts in Boston. Ms. John Vecchioli ’01 were married on Nov. & Caldwell. He practices in the areas of
Lewis was formerly with the Tampa office of 24, 2002 in St. Petersburg. She is an assis- products liability, premises liability and auto-
Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O’Neill tant state attorney. mobile negligence.
& Mullis P.A.
Kelly Pollock ’01 and her husband Michael Westley F. Lockwood ’02 has recently
Lynn A. ( Brauer ’00, her husband
are pleased to announce the birth of their joined the law firm of Clark, Campbell &
Gerry and their three-year-old daughter are
daughter, Carly on Aug. 2002. Mawhinney P.A. in Lakeland.
pleased to announce the birth of their daugh-
ter and sister, Marie, on Jan. 2002. Ms.
Joseph John Vecchioli ’01 and Summer Moein Marashi ’02 has joined the law firm
Brauer is a member of the law firm Frazer
Rae Goldman ’01 were married on Nov. of Foley & Lardner in Tampa. He is a mem-
Hubbard Brandt & Trask LLP, in Dunedin.
24, 2002 in St. Petersburg. He is a member ber of the litigation department and business
Tyra Read ’00 has become an associate of the law firm Zimmet Unice Salzman & reorganizations practice group.
with the law firm Henderson Franklin Feldman P.A.
Starnes & Holt in Fort Myers in the real Amber S. McClave ’02 has become an
estate department. She has also become Mark Barber ’02 has become an associate associate with the law firm of Rogers Towers
vice president of the Lee County Association in the Tampa office of Broad and Cassel. He P.A. in Jacksonville. She practices in the
for Women Lawyers. practices in the area of commercial litigation. areas of general litigation, foreclosure, bank-
ruptcy and collections.
Jamie Seth Rosenberg ’00 and Stacy Andrew S. Bolin ’02 has joined the Tampa
Meredith Weissman were married March 9 office of Macfarlane Ferguson, et al. as an Kristine Oureilidis ’02 has become a new
at Congregation B’nai Isreal in St. associate. He will concentrate in the area of associate in the Tampa office of Fowler
Petersburg. He is a public defender for civil litigation. White Boggs Banker P.A. in the firm’s
Hillsborough County. litigation department. She will focus on
Frederick Cohan ’02 has joined Florida insurance coverage and coverage and first
Stacey Salmons ’00 and husband Power & Light Company’s law department in party litigation.
Dean announce the birth of their first child, Juno Beach. He will practice in the areas of
Clayton contracts and intellectual property.
MAD HATTER GOLF TOURNAMENT RECEPTION - Rich MAD HATTER GOLF TOURNAMENT RECEPTION - Luis BLSA ALUMNI BREAKFAST - Top row: Latesa Bailey ’01,
McKay ’84, President Doug Lee and Luis Prats ’81. Prats, John Conrad ’80, John Oakley ’75 and Cash Nicole Smith, Clinton Paris ’00 with son, and Deirdre
Ulmer ’97. Kelsey. Bottom row: Lori Baggett ’02, Aprilia Hubbard
’02, Ya’Sheaka Campbell ’03 and Kamilah Perry ’02.
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Robin Lynn Petronella ’02 and Adrian
Keener were married Dec. 7, 2002 at Isla
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Genellen Pike ’02 has been accepted as
a Federal Mediation and Conciliation
Current Last Name____________________________________ Graduation Month/Year________________
Services Arbitrator in the south central
Florida area. Last Name in Law School_________________________________________________________________
Bentley Price ’02 has become an assis-
tant solicitor for the ninth circuit solicitor’s Middle Name__________________________________________________________________________
office in Charleston and Berkeley counties Preferred First Name____________________________________________________________________
in Charleston, S.C. He will prosecute
defendants charged with carrying guns Date of Birth__________________________________________________________________________
while committing crimes. Name of Spouse_______________________________________________________________________
Children’s Names and Ages_______________________________________________________________
Andrew Rosin ’02 has become an asso-
ciate in the Tampa office of Phelps __________________________________________________________________________
Dunbar LLP. He practices in the areas of __________________________________________________________________________
business litigation and finance law.
Deanna A. Tedone ’02 has become and Home Information
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Murman, Tonelli, Slother & Sleet. A former
sole practitioner, she has served on the City________________________________________ State__________________ Zip________________
legal team that represents Speak Up
Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County pub-
lic access television channel. Home Phone Number____________________________________________________________________
Michael Vaughn ’02 has accepted a
commission as a lieutenant in the United
States Coast Guard. He completed mili- Firm/Business Information
tary indoctrination training at the Coast
Guard Academy in New London, Mass.
and completed the basic lawyer course at Street_______________________________________________________________________________
Naval Justice School, Naval Station City________________________________________ State__________________ Zip________________
Newport, R.I. He has been assigned to the
Coast Guard legal office at Maintenance County______________________________________________________________________________
and Logistics Command, Pacific, Almeda, Firm/Business Phone Number______________________________________________________________
Calif. His first assignment is Military
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Law Branch. E-mail Address________________________________________________________________________
Your Title____________________________________ Area of Practice or Specialty____________________
Paulette A. Zarbatany ’02 and
Christopher D. Brown were married in Preferred Mailing Address: ❑ Home ❑ Business
September 2002 at Abundant Life Church
of God in Lakeland. She a member of the
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