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1950s                                             sion to improve the way that the system
                                                                                                         In Memoriam
                                                  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.

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     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.
                                                                                                               Island, Bahamas.
     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.

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     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.
                                                                 Darby Dickerson.

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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.
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     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-
                                                       civil litigation.
     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.
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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
representing employers.
                                                    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
lord-tenant issues.
                                                  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-
                                                                                                                 ed programs.


 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.
44       STETSON         Lawyer
                                                                                                                                      CLASS NOTES

   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.


 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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                                                                                                                                     ALUMNI NEWS

Robin Lynn Petronella ’02 and Adrian
Keener were married Dec. 7, 2002 at Isla
                                                   Alumni News/Information Update
del Sol Yacht and Country Club in St.
Petersburg. She is an attorney with the law        Any news? What’s going on in your life? A career change? Opened your own firm? Recently married? New addi-
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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_________________________________________________________________

                                                   First Name___________________________________________________________________________
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
associate with the Tampa firm of Barr,
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____________________________________________________________________

                                                   E-mail Address________________________________________________________________________
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
                                                   Employer Name________________________________________________________________________
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
                                                   Fax Number___________________________________________________________________________
Justice in the Command and Operational
Law Branch.                                        E-mail Address________________________________________________________________________

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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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