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OBI FIRM & AREA OF PRACTICE: Umunna Legal Group PLLL; Business Law, Political Advocacy, Wills and Trusts, Personal Injury. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A LAWYER: “I wanted to be a lawyer because I felt it was the best way to use my talents to help people. Everyday I get to use my talents to help small businesses and families grow their business. I also get to work everyday to get good people elected to public office.” FAVORITE FICTIONAL LAWYER (from film, television, book, etc.): “Vinny from My Cousin Vinny or Matt Murdock aka Daredevil.”

CHELSEA HARRIS ► YEARS PRACTICING LAW: 14 FIRM & AREA OF PRACTICE: Coker Law; Plaintiff Personal Injury Trial Work WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A LAWYER: “When I was in fifth grade we had a school project where we acted out a scene from a book. I was assigned to be an attorney and I loved it and wanted to be an attorney from that point forward. I was also a ballerina growing up all the way through college. My parents often say I still get to be ‘on stage’ through my role as a trial attorney.” FAVORITE FICTIONAL LAWYER (from film, television, book, etc): “Olivia Pope—always good to have a powerful woman in your corner!” Δ APRIL 2020 / JACKSONVILLEMAG.COM

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Troy Smith

Clay B. Tousey III

Burr & Forman

Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball

C. Warren Tripp, Jr.


Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

Gerald W. Weedon Marks Gray

David M. Wells Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

Edward M. Whelan Whelan Construction Law

Cheryl L. Worman Rogers Towers


Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux

O. David Barksdale Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans& Coxe

Henry M. Coxe III Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

Ann E. Finnell Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux

Robert S. Griscti

Herbert L. Allen

The Law Firm of Robert S. Griscti

Allen, Dyer, Doppelt + Gilchrist

William Kent

David R. Saliwanchik

Law Office of William Kent

Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Eisenschenk

Richard S. Vermut

Matthew R. Kachergus

Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.


Ron Kozlowski

Brian T. Coughlin Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

G. Ray Driver, Jr. Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LAW Adam J. Buss Smith, Gambrell & Russell

G. Ray Driver, Jr. Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

CORPORATE LAW Adam J. Buss Smith, Gambrell & Russell

Gardner F. Davis Foley & Lardner

G. Ray Driver, Jr.

Turner O'Connor Kozlowski

Charles B. Lembcke

Mark Seiden Law Office of Mark Seiden

Holland & Knight

Stephen D. Moore, Jr. Smith Hulsey & Busey

Daniel B. Nunn, Jr. Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

J. Jacob R. Peek Peek & Miska

Nicholas V. Pulignano, Jr. Marks Gray

Rick M. Reznicsek RezLegal

Sidney S. Simmons II Sidney S. Simmons, II, Attorney at Law


Marks Gray

Charles B. Lembcke

Michael R. Freed

Charles P. Pillans III

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

Laura A. Gross

William J. Sheppard Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.

Harry L. Shorstein Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon

Mitchell A. Stone Mitchell A. Stone

Daniel Gray Thomas

Donnelly + Gross

David B. Sacks David B. Sacks

William J. Sheppard Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.

Jeffrey J. Sneed Harris Guidi Rosner Dunlap Rudolph

Law Office of D. Gray Thomas

Archibald J. Thomas III

Larry Gibbs Turner

Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III

Turner O’Connor Kozlowski

Robert S. Willis Willis & Ferebee


Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.

Gonzalo Andux

Mitchell A. Stone

Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux

Mitchell A. Stone


Daniel Gray Thomas

Michelle Bedoya Barnett

Law Office of D. Gray Thomas

Alexander DeGance Barnett

Larry Gibbs Turner

Kelly L. DeGance

Turner O'Connor Kozlowski

Alexander DeGance Barnett

ELDER LAW Betsy C. Cox Rogers Towers

Robert S. Willis


James L. Main

Susan S. Erdelyi

Charles B. Lembcke

William J. Sheppard

Peter O. Larsen

Smith Hulsey & Busey

Donnelly + Gross

Turner O'Connor Kozlowski

Larry Gibbs Turner Kenneth B. Wright

Turner O'Connor Kozlowski

Willis & Ferebee

M. Richard Lewis, Jr.

Paul A. Donnelly

Peggy-Anne O'Connor

Kirschner & Legler

Kirschner & Legler

Delegal Law Offices

Turner O’Connor Kozlowski

Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.

Mitchell W. Legler

Ron Kozlowski

Thomas A. Delegal III

Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.

James Phillip Gibbs


Law Office of William Kent

Neil H. Chonin

Elizabeth L. White

Elizabeth L. White

Kenneth M. Kirschner

William Kent

Neil H. Chonin

Charles B. Lembcke

Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

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Gonzalo Andux

Matthew R. Kachergus Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.

O. David Barksdale Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

Thomas E. Bishop

EMINENT DOMAIN & CONDEMNATION LAW Andrew Prince Brigham Brigham Property Rights Law Firm

D. Mark Natirboff Law Office of D. Mark Natiroff

James M. Riley

Bishop Mills

Rogers Towers

Allan F. Brooke II

Troy K. Smith

Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright & Wilkinson

Shands M. Wulbern Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern

EMPLOYMENT LAW— MANAGEMENT Mark G. Alexander Alexander DeGance Barnett

William H. Andrews GrayRobinson

Michelle Bedoya Barnett Alexander DeGance Barnett

Thomas R. Brice McGuireWoods

Patrick D. Coleman Patrick D. Coleman Mediations

Peter Reed Corbin FordHarrison

John F. Dickinson Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Paul A. Donnelly Donnelly + Gross

Susan S. Erdelyi Marks Gray

Guy O. Farmer II

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

Burr & Forman

Henry M. Coxe III


Laura A. Gross

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

John A. DeVault III

Andrew J. Fawbush

G. Thomas Harper

Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

Ann E. Finnell Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux

Robert S. Griscti The Law Firm of Robert S. Griscti

Samuel S. Jacobson Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright & Wilkinson

Smith, Gambrell & Russell

Michael R. Leas

Guy O. Farmer Donnelly + Gross The Law and Mediation Offices of G. Thomas Harper

Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball

Patricia J. Hill


Eric J. Holshouser

Edward L. Birk

Kevin E. Hyde

Marks Gray

Foley & Lardner

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Rogers Towers

BEST LAWYERS F. Damon Kitchen Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Richard N. Margulies Jackson Lewis

Michael G. Prendergast


Staci Rewis

Edward L. Birk


Marks Gray

E. Allen Hieb, Jr.


William J. Sheppard

Rogers Towers


Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A.


Robert G. Riegel, Jr.

Larry Gibbs Turner

Mark G. Alexander

Rogers Towers

Jeffrey J. Sneed

Turner O’Connor Kozlowski

Alexander DeGance Barnett

William H. Andrews

Harris Guidi Rosner Dunlap Rudolph


Margaret P. Zabijaka

Cindy A. Laquidara

Patrick D. Coleman

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete


Patrick D. Coleman Mediations

Sidney F. Ansbacher


Peter Reed Corbin

Upchurch, Bailey & Upchurch

Steven Diebenow

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete



Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

Susan S. Erdelyi Marks Gray

Cindy A. Laquidara Akerman



John F. Dickinson

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

John A. DeVault III Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

R.H. Farnell II Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe

R. Kyle Gavin The Liles Firm

Rutledge R. Liles Liles, Gavin, George, Carlisle, Lee & Callen

David M. Wells Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

Guy O. Farmer II


Guy O. Farmer

Melissa S. Turra

G. Thomas Harper

Holland & Knight

The Law and Mediation Offices of G. Thomas Harper


Michael A. Ossi


Patricia J. Hill Smith, Gambrell & Russell

G. Ray Driver, Jr.

Ossi and Najem

Charmaine T.M. Chiu

Eric J. Holshouser

Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

ENTERTAINMENT LAW— MUSIC Lawrence J. Najem Ossi and Najem

Michael A. Ossi Ossi and Najem

Smith Hulsey & Busey

Jeanne E. Helton Smith Hulsey & Busey

Jerome W. Hoffman Holland & Knight

Jana Kolarik Foley & Lardner


M. Richard Lewis, Jr.

Sidney F. Ansbacher

Stephen D. Moore, Jr.

Upchurch, Bailey & Upchurch

Ellen M. Avery-Smith Rogers Towers

William L. Finger Finger, Nelson & Maguire

Wayne E. Flowers

Smith Hulsey & Busey Smith Hulsey & Busey

Beverly Pascoe Rogers Towers

Rick M. Reznicsek RezLegal

Rogers Towers

Kevin E. Hyde Foley & Lardner

F. Damon Kitchen Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Michael G. Prendergast FordHarrison

Robert G. Riegel, Jr. Rogers Towers

Gary R. Wheeler Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

Margaret P. Zabijaka Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete


LITIGATION—ANTITRUST Jerome W. Hoffman Holland & Knight

David M. Wells Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart

LITIGATION— BANKING & FINANCE Michael Cavendish Cavendish Partners

Michael E. Demont Smith Hulsey & Busey

Fred D. Franklin Rogers Towers

Edward L. Kelly


Thomas A. Delegal III

Lewis, Longman & Walker

Delegal Law Offices

Rogers Towers

Tim E. Sleeth

Frank A. Ashton

Paul A. Donnelly

John B. Macdonald

Smith Hulsey & Busey

Hardesty Tyde Green & Ashton

Donnelly + Gross



Jeptha F. Barbour

Laura A. Gross

Timothy J. McDermott

Marks Gray

Donnelly + Gross


Joseph T. Kissane


Niels P. Murphy

Cole, Scott & Kissane

Roger J. Dodd

Rutledge R. Liles

Ellen M. Avery-Smith

James M. Riley

Spohrer Dodd

The Liles Firm

Rogers Towers

Rogers Towers

Samuel S. Jacobson

Frederick D. Page

Steven Diebenow

E. Lanny Russell

Lawrence C. Datz Datz & Datz

Murphy & Anderson

Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright & Wilkinson

Holland & Knight

Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow

Smith Hulsey & Busey

John T. Rogerson III

Wyman R. Duggan

Adams and Reese

Rogers Towers

John A. Tucker

Sandra J. Mathis Rogers Towers

Robert F. Spohrer

Brenna Malouf Durden

James G. Roberts

Spohrer Dodd

Lewis, Longman & Walker

Roberts & Reiter

Kristen M. Van der Linde

Thomas O. Ingram

Boyd & Jenerette

Sodl & Ingram


Timothy W. Volpe

Theodore R. Hainline, Jr.

Jacob A. Brown

Adams and Reese

Rogers Towers


Alan S. Wachs

Patrick Krechowski

Jason Burnett

Smith, Gambrell & Russell

Balch & Bingham


Ivan A. Colao

Leslie A. Wickes

Emily Pierce

John B. Macdonald

Holland & Knight

Adams and Reese

Rogers Towers


Elliot Zisser Zisser Family Law



Foley & Lardner

David M. Wells Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart


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Steven J. Gard

Reese J. Henderson, Jr.

Scott J. Kennelly

Jeffrey B. Marks

Office of the Florida Attorney General • BL

GrayRobinson • CL

Rogers Towers • BL

Ryan, Marks & Stromberg Attorneys • RE

Thomas R. Garland, II

Patricia J. Hill

Theresa M. Kenney

Michael D. Marrese

Regional Conflict Counsel • CR

Smith, Gambrell & Russell • LE

Duss, Kenny, Safer, Hampton & Joos • RE

Morgan & Morgan • CT

Latasha A. Garrison

Patrick D. Hinchey

CSX Transportation, Inc. • LE

Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones • CL

Frederick H. Kent, III

J. Demere Mason • FL

William C. Gentry

Lawsikia J. Hodges

Law Office of W.C. Gentry • CT

Office of General Counsel • CC

Gregg Gerlach Gerlach Employment Law • LE

Wiley B. Gillam, IV Milam Howard Nicandri Gillam & Renner • BL, CT

Michael L. Glass Stone, Glass & Connolly • CT

Theodore W. Glocker Stoneburner Berry Purcell & Campbell • TX

Bryan S. Gowdy Creed & Gowdy • AP

William S. Graessle William S. Graessle • AP

Lee T. Griffin Pajcic & Pajcic • CT

Reed W. Grimm Taylor Day Grimm & Boyd • CL

Melissa M. Gross-Arnold The Arnold Law Firm • CC, EL

Leonard T. Hackett Vernis & Bowling of North Florida • LE

Deborah A. Halvorsen Citizens Property Insurance Corp. • CT

Austin T. Hamilton Jimerson Birr • BL

James C. Hamilton, Jr.

John W. Hogan Terrell Hogan • CT

James R. Holland, II Holland Law • CT

Eric J. Holshouser Rogers Towers • LE

Blake J. Hood Boyd & Jenerette • WC

Samuel J. Horovitz Rogers Towers • LE

Joanna G. Houser Duval County Courthouse • FL

Jeffrey J. Humphries Morgan & Morgan • CT

Kevin E. Hyde Foley & Lardner • LE

Daniel A. Iracki

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggi • CT

Gerald T. Harper The Law & Mediation Offices of Tom Harper • LE

Jessie L. Harrell The Harrell Firm • AP

Jason E. Havens Holland & Knight • EP

Jonathan L. Hay Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene • TX

Christopher C. Hazelip Rogers Towers • CT

Russell L. Healey Duval County Courthouse • FL

Marks Gray • RE

Christine Marie King Frazier & Frazier, Attorneys at Law • TX

Frank D. Kitchen Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete • LE

Marvin C. Kloeppel

Franson & Iseley • CL

Robert F. Iseley, Jr. Grimsley, Marker & Iseley • EP

Michael J. Ivan, Jr Ivan & Daugustinis • TX

Kevin E. Jakab Jakab Law • CT

Thomas M. Jenks

Office of the Public Defender • JL

Denise C. May Marks Gray • CC

Keith L. Maynard Spohrer & Dodd • AV

Blane G. McCarthy

Andrei A. Korotkov

Blane McCarthy–Injury Lawyer & Mediator • CT

DF Title • RE

Edward McCarthy, II Patrick W. Krechowski Balch & Bingham • CC

Cindy A. Laquidara Akerman • CC

Jeremy D. Lasnetski Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon • CR

John E. Lawlor, III Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball • EP

Rogers Towers • CT

Timothy J. McDermott Timothy J. McDermott • CT

William B. McMenamy Donahoo & McMenamy • TX

Christine Marie Meyer Guardian ad Litem Program • JL

David M. Migut

Eric L. Leach

Office of General Counsel • CC

Milton Leach Whitman D’Andrea & Eslinger • CT

Robert N. Miller

Michael R. Leas Christopher J. Iseley

Robert W. Mason

Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball • TX

Coker Law • CT

Tyler & Hamilton • CT

James P. Hanratty

James D. Mason, Sr.

Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball • TX

Brian J. Lee Schuler & Lee • CT

Rutledge R. Liles The Liles Firm • CT

J. Michael Lindell Lindell & Farson • CT

Gregory W. Lineberry Gregory W. Lineberry, Esq. • CT

Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball • EP

Michael P. Moran Morgan & Morgan • CT

Timothy S. Moran Morgan & Morgan • CT

Jeffery B. Morris Law Offices of Jeffery B. Morris • CT

James F. Moseley, Jr. Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones • AD

Christopher J. Mueller Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd • CL

Gunster • CP

Sheila A. Loizos

Charles B. Jimerson

State Attorney’s Office, 4th Circuit • CA, CR

Ashley M. Myers

Gregory B. Lower

Adair C. Newman

Cole, Scott & Kissane • WC

State Attorney’s Office 4th Judicial Circuit • CR

Jimerson Birr • CL

Diana L. Johnson Johnson & Lufrano • CA

Ashley M. Myers • FL

Jeffrey R. Ludwig Keith H. Johnson

Ludwig & Associates • AV

Matthew I. Lufrano Patrick W. Joyce

Johnson & Lufrano • CR

Milam Howard Nicandri Gillam & Renner • CL

Leonard S. Magid Magid & Williams • LE

Asad S. Jubran The Law Office of A. Sam Jubran • FL

Donald B. Mairs The Mairs Law Firm • CR

Samuel B. Kanupp Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III • LE

Kelly L. Hellmuth

Brian T. Kelly

Holland & Knight • TX

Shorstein & Kelly • AL

Barry E. Newman Spohrer & Dodd • AV

Johnson & Johnson • TX

Christopher R. Maloney Jimerson Birr • CL

Rodney S. Margol Margol & Margol • CT

G. Kenneth Norrie Rogers Towers • CL

Peter F. Nunes Peter F. Nunes & Associates • CT

William Nussbaum Slott–Nussbaum • RE

Ronald R. Oberdier Hatfield & Hatfield • CT

Ailish C. O’Connor Ailish O’Connor • ED


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Herbert Joseph O’Shields

Rebecca A. Ross

Thomas C. Smith

James R. Usery

Rogers Towers • RE

Regan Atwood • CL

Peter F. Nunes & Associates • CT

Old Republic National Title Insurance Co. • RE

Heather A. Owen

Zachary R. Roth

Guidewell Source Legal Affairs • LE

Ansbacher Law • RE

Scott A. Padgett

David D. Rottmann

Rogers Towers • CL

Curry G. Pajcic Pajcic & Pajcic • CT

Stephen J. Pajcic

Coker Law • CP

Tricia R. Rover • CR

Terrell Hogan • CT

David H. Peek Rogers Towers • TX

J. Jacob R. Peek Peek & Associates • TX

C. Rufus Pennington, III Coker Law • CT

John M. Phillips Phillips & Hunt • CT

Kristen M. Van Der Linde

Jeffrey J. Sneed

Boyd & Jenerrette • CT

Law Office of Amy Warpinski • CT

Richard S. Vermut

Teresa J. Sopp

Driver, McAfee & Hawthorne • IP

Office of the Public Defender • CR

Charles A. Sorenson

Smith Gambrell & Russell • IP

Coker Law • CT

Michael D. Rudolph

Matthew W. Sowell

Rudolph, Israel, Tucker & Ellis • WC

Terrell Hogan • CT

Cristine M. Russell

Robert F. Spohrer

Rogers Towers • AP

Spohrer Dodd • AV, CT

Jonathan D. Sacks

Donald W. St. Denis

State Attorney’s Office 4th Judicial Circuit • CR

St. Denis & Davey • CT

Julie A. Saieg Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene • ED

Thomas C. Saitta Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow • IP

Karen J. Stone

Mitchell A. Stone Mitchell A. Stone • CR

William T. Stone

Molly L. Sasso

Saalfield Shad Law Firm • CT

Plata Schott Law • JL

Sasso & Guerrero • FL

Richard M. Stoudemire

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete • EL, LE

Matthew N. Posgay Coker Law • CT

Robert H. Pritchard

John J. Schickel Coker Law • CT, WC

Michael N. Schneider Ansbacher & Schneider • TX

Shannon B. Schott

Jason Brandt Vrbensky Roberts, Reynolds, Bedard & Tuzzio • CL

Hans Christopher Wahl Jimerson Birr • CP

Gerald W. Weedon Marks Gray • CT

Samuel Grier Wells Gray Robinson • CT

Edward M. Whelan Whelan Construction Law • CL

University of North Florida • EL

Belkis C. Plata Jerry R. Poole, Jr.

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Burr & Forman • CL

Katharine F. Rowe

Pajcic & Pajcic • CT

Angelo M. Patacca, Jr.

Troy K. Smith

Saalfield, Shad • WC

Bruce E. Stutsman

Joshua A. Whitman Milton Leach Whitman • CT

Christine C. Whitney Christine C. Whitney • HL

David F. Williams, Jr. Phillips & Hunt • CR

Jennifer B. Williams

Stutsman Law Firm • RE

Elizabeth R. Ondriezek • AL

Gerard J. Sullivan, Jr.

Philip D. Williams

Sullivan & Co. • AD

Magid & Williams • LE

Plata Schott Attorneys & Counselors at Law • JL

Kelli A. Swaney

Robert S. Willis

DDI, Inc. • HL

State Attorney's Office • JL

Willis & Ferebee • CR

Gregory D. Prysock

Carl S. Schuler

Michael G. Tanner

Morgan & Morgan • CT

Schuler & Lee • CT

Gunster Law Firm • CT

Charles E. Willmott

William C. Rabil

George E. Schulz, Jr.

Julie K. Taylor

Foley & Lardner • RE

Holland & Knight • CT

Duval County Courthouse • JL

John J. Rahaim, II

Michael E. Seelie

Kendra B. Therrell

Law Offices of John J. Rahaim II • WC

Michael E. Seelie • CT

Richard E. Ramsey

Scott D. Sheftall

Wicker Smith Et Al Bank of America Bldg • CT

Sheftall & Associates • CT

Jeffrey C. Regan

Sheppard, White, Kachergus, DeMaggio & Wilkison P.A. • CR

Daniel G. Thomas

Regan Atwood • CL

Paul Edward Risner

Michael A. Shorstein

Thomas John Tollefsen

Paul E. Risner • HL

Shorstein & Kelly, Attorneys at Law • AL

Tritt & Associates • CL

Matthew T. Roach

Richard A. Sichta

Clemon W. Tripp, Jr.

Harrell & Harrell • CT

The Sichta Firm • CA

William J. Sheppard

Chad S. Roberts

Stephen W. Siegel

The Roberts Firm • AV

Office of the State Attorney • CR

Kristopher D. Robinson

Bert C. Simon

Robinson Collins • EP, TX

Gartner Brock & Simon • RE

Mary A. Robison

Thomas F. Slater

Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball • RE

Pajcic & Pajcic • CT

Mark J. Rosenblum

Ashleigh J. Smith

Federal Defender’s Office • CR

Peter F. Nunes & Associates • CT


Kubicki Draper • CT

Charles E. Willmott • FL

Barbara C. Wingo Law Office of Barbara C. Wingo • AG, EL

Cheryl L. Worman Rogers Towers • CL

Archibald J. Thomas, III Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III • LE

Law Office of D. Gray Thomas • AP

Kenneth B. Wright Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright & Sussman • CT

Evan J. Yegelwel Terrell Hogan Yegelwel • CT

Susan F. Zerbe Public Defender's Office • CR

Bedell Dittmar • CL

Brent T. Zimmerman

Arnold D. Tritt, Jr.

Miller Electric Company • CL

Tritt & Associates • CL

Fred Tromberg

Elliot Zisser Zisser Law • FL

Law Offices of Fred Tromberg • CT

Robert H. Trudeau Purcell, Flanagan, Hay & Greene • EP, TX

David G. Tucker Florida Department of Children & Families • AG

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arry B. Ansbacher is the managing partner of Ansbacher Law. He is recognized as one of Florida’s leading attorneys. For nearly 32 years, Barry has specialized in real estate, construction and community association law. He is the only lawyer in Florida to achieve triple board certification by the Florida Bar in Construction Law, Condominium and Planned Development Law and Real Estate Law. A Jacksonville native and University of Florida College of Law graduate, Barry began working as a lawyer with his father, Lewis “Lukie” Ansbacher. In 1997, Barry founded Ansbacher Law, a rapidly expanding firm with offices in Jacksonville, Fleming Island, Jacksonville Beach and St. Augustine. Barry and his team of 30 legal professionals at Ansbacher Law serve condominium associations, homeowner associations, property owners, personal injury victims, and commercial clients. The transactional team at Ansbacher Law represents buyers, sellers, and lenders for both residential and commercial properties. Barry delivers results in every practice area. He transformed a failing retail mall into a world-class office park, procuring international equity financing and negotiating the construction contract. In 2016, Barry obtained a landmark jury verdict on behalf a condominium association, resulting in a judgment of nearly 14 million dollars against the nation’s largest home builder. Ansbacher Law has achieved multiple successful jury verdicts for its personal injury clients. Most recently, Barry represented a car accident victim in Clay County who received a jury verdict exceeding two million dollars. Barry Ansbacher is recognized by his peers and clients as a leading trial attorney and counselor. He has achieved recognition by SuperLawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Trial Attorneys, Construction Lawyers Society of America and Who’s Who in American Law. He holds the highest ratings from both Martindale-Hubbell® (AV-Preeminent) and AVVO (10/10 – Superb).


Real Estate • Construction • Personal Injury



COKER LAW Back row, L to R: David Thompson,** Fraz Ahmed,** Chelsea Harris, Chase Sorenson,** Janeen Kirch,** Stefano Portigliatti,** Dana Jacobs, Joel Harris,** Lindsay Tygart,* David Rottmann, Mary Guilfoil, Steve Watrel,* Seth Roebuck; Front row L to R: W.C. Gentry,

Rufus Pennington,* John “Jake” Schickel,* Dan Iracki,** Howard Coker,*+ Charles Sorenson,* Matthew Posgay,*+ Aaron Sprague *2020

Super Lawyers, **2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star, +Chosen to Super Lawyers’ Top 25 Jacksonville and Top 100 Florida lists


catastrophic injury can affect your life and your family forever, leaving you unsure about the future. You can trust our team to guide you through these uncertain times. Your loved ones deserve to get the physical, emotional and financial support they need, when they need it. Since 1976, Coker Law has proudly served those who have suffered due to significant injury or the death of a loved one. Members of Coker Law have been repeatedly named to Super Lawyers for their work in the personal injury and medical malpractice categories and the firm has been named one of the U.S. News' "Best Law Firms" in Florida for the past five years.

When it’s all on the line, we’re all in.

136 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202









achara Construction Law Group represents clients throughout the Southeast in every type of construction dispute. With decades of combined experience, skill, and direct knowledge of the construction industry, BCLG’s record of client service and achievement includes many of the region’s most complex construction disputes, and they are nationally and locally recognized for excellence. In addition to being Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and AV-Preeminent rated by MartindaleHubbell®, founding partner Chip Bachara is a licensed general contractor with extensive trial experience in construction disputes. Chip is regularly recognized by his peers in Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” and was named by the Jacksonville Business Journal as an “Ultimate Attorney” in 2016 and 2020. Best Lawyers® and U.S. News & World Report have designated Chip as “Jacksonville Construction Lawyer of the Year” and recognized BCLG multiple times as a Tier 1 construction law firm for the Jacksonville metropolitan area. One Independent Dr., Suite 1800, Jacksonville, FL 32202 904.562.1060 |


Family Law atz & Datz is a premier Jacksonville law firm specializing in family law, with D a special focus on complex and high-asset divorce cases. Lawrence Datz is the managing partner and one of the few attorneys in Florida who is Board Cer-

Lawrence C. Datz

tified in Marital and Family Law. He is also recognized by peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, among Florida’s Super Lawyers in the family law category, and a Fellow of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is rated AV Preeminent® 5 of 5 by his peers in Martindale-Hubbell®. A former chair of the Florida Bar’s Marital and Family Law Board Certification Committee and past president of the Florida Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts, Datz is widely recognized as one of the state’s leaders in family law, high-asset divorces, high-conflict parenting disputes, division of business interests and other complex issues. The firm was founded by his father Albert Datz in 1948. Albert and Lawrence, practiced together for 32 years until Albert retired in 2019. Lawrence learned from one of the stalwarts of the profession not only to provide prompt, devoted, and sophisticated service to clients, but also to contribute to the legal profession through service. Lawrence Datz graduated Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law in 1983. He is a Master in the Florida Family Law American Inn of Court, where he received the 2019 Hernandez Professionalism Award. In 2018, Datz was designated Jacksonville’s “Lawyer of the Year” in family law by The Best Lawyers in America®. He also served as a director and vice president of the DePaul School of Northeast Florida. Datz is a member of the Board of Managers of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

6816 Southpoint Pkwy., Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32216 58 |






The Costantino Law Firm, P.A.


cott Costantino is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has over 31 years’ experience in civil trial practice. Mr. Costantino has been inducted into the International Society of Barristers and serves on its Board of Governors. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and was selected as the ABOTA Jacksonville Chapter’s Lawyer of the Year for 2012. He currently serves as the statewide President for FLABOTA. Mr. Costantino has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the publication The Best Lawyers in America®. The Costantino Law Firm, P.A. has also been named a Best Law Firm in Jacksonville by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” for 2020. Mr. Costantino has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers magazine. The Chester Bedell Inn of Court has designated Mr. Costantino as a Master of the Bench. He has also been named a Life Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Costantino represents clients in complex personal injury matters, including wrongful death, professional liability as well as car, trucking, motorcycle, and bicycle accident cases. Mr. Costantino received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida. He is the managing shareholder of The Costantino Law Firm, P.A. 6 East Bay St., Suite 304, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury





allgatter Catlin & Varon P.A. represents plaintiffs and defendants in criminal and civil cases in both state and federal court. We provide professional and experienced representation to successfully assist you with your legal needs. Curtis S. Fallgatter has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America®. He was a federal prosecutor for 17 years, served as Chief Assistant, is the past President of the Federal Bar Association, and was on the Dr. Phil Show. Harold H. Catlin specializes in civil litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial disputes, insurance coverage, medical malpractice and product liability. He is past President of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel, and MOSH. Lisa P. Varon has practiced criminal law in Jacksonville for more than 20 years. She was an Assistant Public Defender in Jacksonville for 10 years, and was a Felony Division Chief. She is the past President of the NE Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Our firm is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating conferred on attorneys. We work hard with our clients to protect their rights. 200 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, FL 32202 904.353.5800 | AD VERTI S I N G F E AT U R E

(L to R) Back Row: Quetin O’Berry, Alyssa Baker, Walt Snell, Jeannae Gordon, Rachel Schwerdtfeger Front Row: Harold H. Catlin, Curtis S. Fallgatter & Lisa P. Varon


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Marital & Family Law Attorneys


olly Sasso and Christie Guerrero pride themselves on being skilled advocates for those navigating the legal system in all types of family-related matters, be it divorce, adoption, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) law, paternity, LGBTQ+ family matters, and all things in between. If it’s related to dissolving, forming, or protecting family relationships, they have the skills to take on the challenge. Molly Sasso is Board Certified in Marital & Family Law by the Florida Bar and serves as president of the charitable organization Luciano’s Light. Christie Guerrero was recognized as a “Top 10 Under 40” by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2019 and was voted the Best Lawyer in Jacksonville by the 2019 Rainbow Awards. “We are not only family lawyers, but we are family,” they say. “That means we have an unmatched synergy when we collaborate in pursuit of creative legal strategies to achieve the best result for you.” Not only are Molly and Christie family lawyers, but both have families as well. “Having families of our own means that we know what’s at stake in your case and how indescribably priceless it is. Let OUR family fight to protect YOUR family.” Sasso & Guerrero. Family. Lawyers. 9191 R G Skinner Pkwy, Suite 703, Jacksonville, 32256 904.642.4111 |

Employee Rights Lawyers



t The Law Offices of Archibald J. Thomas, III, P.A., our practice is limited to the representation of individuals in labor and employment related matters. We represent employees only and the firm does not practice in any other area of the law. We handle wrongful discharge cases, employment discrimination cases, including sex, age, race, national origin, disability, pregnancy and religious discrimination, wage and hour claims, including overtime and minimum wage, harassment, whistleblowing, retaliation, severance negotiations, executive termination and compensation matters, employment contract cases, non-compete agreements and other business related claims, employment related torts, and all other aspects of the employment relationship. We also represent federal, state and local government employees before such administrative agencies as the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Public Employees Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission On Human Relations, the Division of Administrative Hearings, Civil Service Commissions, School Boards, and before various other boards, commissions or agencies. In addition we represent unions, union members and other employees in grievance and arbitration proceedings. The firm has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for 25 years and was recognized in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report as one of only five law firms in the State of Florida rated as a Tier One firm for both Employment Law-Individuals and Labor & Employment Litigation. 4651 Salisbury Rd., Suite 255, Jacksonville, FL 32256 904.674.2222 | AD VERTI S I N G F E AT U R E

Ronald P. Angerer, II, Archibald J. Thomas, III & Samuel B. Kanupp APRIL 2020 / JACKSONVILLEMAG.COM

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Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Offices of Robert J. Perry, Jr.


anet Johnson is committed to defending people accused in all criminal matters in state and federal court. Ms. Johnson has been awarded the AV preeminent® rating from MartindaleHubbell® and was named a fellow to the prestigious Litigation Counsel of America,™ as well as one of the ten best criminal defense attorneys nationally by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. She appears as a legal commentator on CNN and HLN. Areas of criminal law that are handled by Janet Johnson include:

• DUI Defense • Federal Cases • Robbery/Burglary • Assault & Battery

• Juvenile Cases • Domestic Violence • Sex Offenses • Child Abuse/Exploitation

3219 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

• Drug Trafficking /Possession • Probation Violations • White Collar Crime |



hrough his firm, Robert Perry offers affordable legal services including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts, Probate, Guardianship and Guardian Advocacy. Admitted to practice law in the Florida Courts in 1992, Robert Perry is also admitted to all Federal District Courts in Florida and the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal. A licensed CPA and a 30-year Veteran of the United States Navy and its Reserve, he brings business knowledge, life experience and positive customer service to cost-effectively serve each client’s legal needs. A Jacksonville Native who lectures in the areas of Elder Law and leadership, he is active with Rotary International, Leadership Jacksonville, Special Nation, HEAL, his church and the interests of his wife and three children.

Peace of Mind regarding your Estate Plan 12627 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 103, Jacksonville, FL 32223 904.240.4815 |



The Law Offices of Katherine Schnauss Naugle, P.L.

Board Certified Legal Services

atherine is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She is the Past-President of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association. She is a graduate of The Bolles School. She is married to Cameron Naugle, owner of Naugle Funeral Home and has two children. Katherine graduated from Emory University in 1998. She then graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2001, and an M.B.A. from Stetson University School of Business Administration in 2001. Katherine has her own law firm in the Riverside area of Jacksonville and has been practicing law since 2001. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, and Guardianship where she has represented both the guardians and the wards. She is invited regularly to speak to groups in the community regarding estate planning, probate and guardianship issues. She was named a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015 and has been named a Florida Super Lawyer since 2016. She is the President of the Woman’s Club of Jacksonville. She is a Past President of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, a member of the Jacksonville Chapter, D.A.R., and a member of the Junior League of Jacksonville.

itch Stone is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Law specialist. Recruited from the Miami State Attorney’s Office he began his career in Jacksonville as an Assistant State Attorney in 1989. Since 1991 as a criminal defense lawyer he has tried over 150 jury trials to verdict including White collar cases, Complex Federal Financial Crimes, RICO, Drug Trafficking, Gambling, Murder and DUI. He has also tried civil cases including obtaining a multimillion dollar construction defect jury verdict, a million dollar personal injury jury verdict and verdicts in civil rights violation cases. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, is rated AV-Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubble®, has been regularly named in Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. He served as chair of Blood Breath & Tears DUI Seminar and as faculty on the Florida Bar sponsored Masters of DUI, as well as Advanced Criminal Trial Law, Gun Law in Florida and Federal Sentencing seminars. He has authored books on criminal defense strategies, has served as editor of the The Florida Defender Magazine and has authored the DUI Notes and F Words criminal defense columns. He will be installed as President of the statewide Florida Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) in 2020. He has also recently been inducted into the International Society of Barristers. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Assoc. and the Northeast Chapter of FACDL and has served as chair of the Criminal Law section of the Jacksonville Bar Assoc. He has been lead counsel in several high profile cases and is also a regular legal analyst for national and local news media concerning criminal law matters.

810 Margaret St., Jacksonville, FL 32204 904.366.2703 |

1830 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 office: 904.396.3335 | cell: 904.536.9309 |





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Salad Pie The salad pizza is something David-Massett had growing up on Long Island—a cold Italian style salad dropped poured over top of a classic, piping hot cheese topped pie.

^ The interior of Sun-Ray Cinema’s new Pizza Cave! calls to mind the a psychedelic cave.

S AMERICAN A PASTIME AS THEY MIGHT BE TODAY, MOVIE THEATRE CONCESSIONS were actually borne out of the Great Depression, when owners began selling cheap concessions at high margins as a way to keep their theaters afloat. All these decades later, there’s still something fun and childlike about eating at the movies—particularly if the theater offers more than popcorn and candy.


dough. You can create your own pie, but the house-developed specials are all excellent. The Godbold ($10), for instance, offers the perfect ratio of cheese, pulled pork and layered coins of sweet pickles, with a BBQ sauce spiral. Or try the Bozo Texino Special—named after talented filmmaker Bill Daniel—an order of cheese pizza and two PBRs for $10, which speaks to Pizza Cave’s desire to offer an approachable menu.

At Five Points’ Sun-Ray Cinema, movie-goers can tuck in to everything from vegan hot dogs to Caesar salads—though it’s the homemade pizza that keeps people coming back. “We decided to serve the very best pizza we could to customers in their movie theatre seats,” says Sun-Ray owner Shana DavidMassett. “Customers decided they liked our pizza so much they wanted to eat it in the lobby or have it delivered when they weren't planning to watch a movie. We decided to try to offset slower periods in film releases by opening a seating area to serve our existing menu.” So, Sun-Ray’s Pizza Cave! was born.

The Cave! also features salads, nachos, and sandwiches—and many have nods to their movie roots. The Black Lagoon Supreme ($11.5) is not at all scary, it’s a perfectly balanced combination of sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, garlic, and kalamata olives. The Godfather salad ($10) is an offer you can’t refuse. It’s stacked like an Italian sub with meats and cheeses—just with a little more lettuce. Don’t get spooked by the Ghost and Mr. Chicken sandwich, a nice piece of juicy chicken with house-made buffalo style sauce sandwiched between a potato roll ($8.5). Sandwiches come with chips or you can swap them for another side.

The Cave! is just a few doors down from the theater, on Riverside’s Park Street. Once inside, you’ll be transported from the crushingly bright, noisy, hot street to a cozy, darkened space that is more cavelike than you’d expect (and calls to mind a scene from Netflix’s Stranger Things). Stalactites hang from the ceiling. Psychedelic murals adorn the walls. At your table, you’ll peek into tiny, detailed caves with divers searching for pizza gems. Of course, the thing to order here is pizza, and each 10-inch pie is carefully constructed for the perfect bite, laced with signature sauce on top of homemade

Some of the menu offerings veer more playful. Who else but the Sun-Ray team would think to put kimchi, a fried egg, queso, marinara and a dusting of bright green spirulina on a pile of fries, for instance? (They’re called Swamp Fries and they are an excellent medley of umami, salt and spice.) For the real Sun-Ray experience, though, DavidMassett recommends opting for a salty-sweet duo. “You can't go wrong with french fries and a chocolate shake during a movie,” she says. “The dipping ritual is oddly soothing.” u

Something to Drink? A cooler full of sodas—think Mexican Coca-Cola, Root Beer and the like—greets diners upon entry.

Swamp Fries The Swamp Fries come topped with a medley of queso, marinara, spirulina and a fried egg.


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Jacksonville Magazine, April 2020, Best Lawyers Issue  

Northeast Florida's Top Attorneys, Best Lawyers List, Board Certified List, Attorney Profiles, Restaurant Review of Pizza Cave, Home Profile...

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