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SCHIPANI, NORMAN & MCLAIN, P.A. FAMILY LAW TRIAL LAWYERS

Board Certified Specialist in Marital Law, Experienced in Complex Family Law At Schipani, Norman & McLain, we believe that effective representation requires more than just aggressive advocacy. It requires rationality, humanity and decency. Whether the case is a civil, criminal, or family matter, we practice Civil Florida Law. Our attorneys understand that legal matters involving your family can be emotional, stressful, and confusing. That is why our team is committed to guide you through these issues as you work toward beginning a new chapter in your life. You can rely on us to provide you with personalized attention you need at every stage of the legal process and have the assurance that an experienced family law attorney looking out for your interests. There are a host of issues that must be resolved as part of a divorce proceeding, particularly in cases involving significant assets. We handle all issues concerning divorce, including the equitable division of property, child custody, child support, and post-judgment modifications. Whether we are able to resolve your case through negotiation or in the courtroom, you can be assured that we will tenaciously protect your interests every step of the way. 1605 MAIN ST. SUITE 1110, SARASOTA, FLORIDA | 941.499.8154 | MANASOTALAWYER.COM MEET OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBER KAYLA TIPPLE, ESQ. Kayla Tipple was raised in Englewood, Florida and attended Florida State University, where she graduated with a B.A. in 2007 in communication and religion. Tipple later went on to pursue a career in law and graduated in 2010 among the top 20th percentile from Florida Coastal School of Law. During her time as a law student, she served as the social chair of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Club. In 2010, Tipple was admitted to the Florida Bar. Attorney Tipple began her career as an attorney in Jacksonville, Florida, working for Legal Aid. She focused her attention on probate, guardianship, and family law matters. Tipple was also part of a private practice firm in Putnam County where she frequently handled cases pertaining to commercial litigation, family law and estate planning.


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1605 Main St. Ste. 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236

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Philip Schipani HONOREE Family Law

BIO Philip J. Schipani has been Board Certified in Matrimonial and Family Law by the Florida Bar since 2014, a distinction held be less than 10 percent of attorneys in Florida. Mr. Schipani practices all aspects of Family Law. Schipani focuses his practice exclusively in Matrimonial and Family Law, including high net worth divorces, complex custody cases, domestic violence, paternity, international child abduction and cases involving special needs children. Phillip Schipani has been awarded the Spotlight Award by The Florida Bar in recognition of his positive impact and outstanding service to the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar for 2019-2020. Additionally, he has been selected for the 2021 Florida Super Lawyer List for the 6th year in a row. Mr. Schipani was admitted as a fellow to the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 2020. Philip is an active member of the Florida Bar Family Law Section, in which he has chaired the Domestic Violence Committee, the Rules & Forms Committee and the Ad Hoc Special Needs Children Committee. He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar executive council and the legislative committee. In addition, Philp was a program chair and a workshop leader for the 2019 Family Law Section Trial Advocacy Workshop wherein he was teamed with a family law magistrate to teach litigation and courtroom skills. Schipani has also twice lectured at seminars on domestic violence presented by the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Philp has two children. One of which is his son, who is non-verbal autistic. Philip’s passion for his own child has led him to give several local seminars to the Sarasota Bar Association on dealing with special needs children in divorce cases as well as chairing and speaking at the first full day seminar presented by the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar on special needs children issues in family law cases.

PRACTICE AREAS Family Law Child Support Custody & Visitation Divorce Stepparent Adoption High-End Divorces Equitable Distribution Domestic Violence Collaborative and International Child Abduction

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Manatee County Bar Association Sarasota County Bar Association Business Networking International Middle District of Florida Court Florida Bar Family Rules and Forms Committee Florida Bar Family Domestic Violence Committee Fellow of International Academy of Matrimoniall Lawyers Chair of Special Merit Award from Family Law Section of FL Bar for 2020; Legislative Award for 2020.

LAW FIRM FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

2002

Board Certified Specialist in Matrimonial & Family Law

DEGREES University of Miami School of Law J.D., Cum Laude, 2002 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, BA, Political Science, 1998

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colleen@manasotalawyer.com

1605 Main St. Ste. 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236

manasotalawyer.com

(941) 499-8154

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Colleen Norman HONOREE Family Law

LAW FIRM FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION SCHIPANI, NORMAN & MCLAIN, PA

2009 Martindale Hubble Super Lawyer

BIO

CERTIFICATIONS

Colleen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and has lived in Sarasota, Florida since early childhood where she attended elementary, junior high and high school. After graduating from Riverview High School in Sarasota, Colleen worked as a paralegal prior to and during undergraduate school. Colleen graduated cum laude from Manatee Community College and later graduated from University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a minor in Philosophy. Colleen attended law school and obtained her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School Law in Jacksonville, Florida. While in law school, Colleen was a member of the Moot Court Honor Board where she accomplished great success in appellate procedures. Colleen received advanced legal writing and research recognition in law school. Colleen worked as a law clerk all through law school in the area of insurance defense litigation. After admission to the Florida Bar, Colleen remained in Jacksonville for several years where she practiced law in the areas of criminal defense and insurance defense litigation, until she returned home to Sarasota where she has focused her practice exclusively on all aspects of matrimonial and family law. Colleen represents a vast number of clients in complex family litigation matters to include high conflict custody disputes; paternity; domestic violence injunctions; stalking injunctions; same sex family law and custody matters; custody crossing state lines and involving jurisdictional disputes; UCCJEA/jurisdictional litigation; collaborative divorce; guardian ad litem; relocations, high net worth divorces; the unique area of custody by extended family members; and post judgment modifications, enforcement and contempt actions.

Colleen is Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator. She is also a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Colleen has been an active participant in law week, educating youth about our country's legal system. While residing in Jacksonville, Colleen was inducted into the distinguished E. Robert Williams Inns of Court. She is also a former member of Manatee County Inns of Court. Colleen has been the current chair of the Family Law Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association since August 2018. Colleen is a member of the Florida Bar and she is also admitted to practice law in Federal Court in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Colleen is a 2017 graduate of the National Family Law Trial Institute in Houston, Texas and is also a 2016 graduate of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute for Associates, Advanced Training in Chicago, Illinois. Colleen is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator is can effectively assist with these types of matters. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys lists Colleen as one of the 10 Best Female Attorneys in Florida in 2017. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys also lists her as one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Florida in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In both 2019 and 2020, Attorney and Practice Magazine lists Colleen as one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in the state. She was selected for inclusion in the list of Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2021. She also has been awarded the AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell 2020. Colleen has received her certificate for being a Qualified Parenting Coordinator by Conflict Solutions Group, LLC (2020). Being a qualified parenting coordinator means you are certified in the areas of parenting coordination concepts and ethics, the parenting coordination process and techniques, family dynamics in separation and divorce, child and adolescent development, family systems theory and application, and Florida Family Law Rules and Procedures. Colleen supports and encourages clients to consider a collaborative or cooperative approach. But when those options are not viable she is well accomplished in and ready to engage in complex litigation.

EDUCATION

PRACTICE AREAS

Juris Doctor-Florida Coastal School of Law; Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Florida.

Collaborative Law, Complex Marital/ Family Law, Child Custody, UCCJEA/ Jurisdictional Litigation, Guardian Ad Litem, Domestic Violence, Stalking Injunctions, Relocation in Custody


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1605 Main St. Ste. 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236

rob@manasotalawyer.com

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G. Robert McLain, Jr. HONOREE Civil Law Litigation

BIO Attorney Rob McLain is an experienced legal professional whose main focus is on litigation. Before attending college, Mr. McLain worked in IT for an AMLAW 100 law firm. From there, he did the same for a computer forensics firm, and he published an article on how the Fourth Amendment relates to computer search and seizure. In 1998, Mr. McLain earned his BA in philosophy and English at the University of Florida. His path eventually took him to law, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Law. He continued to contribute to the school as an editor for their George Mason Law Review. Mr. McLain’s legal career started at a Washington, D.C. office of a New Yorkbased law firm. A member of their fraud litigation team, Mr. McLain argued fraud cases in both civil and criminal court. His clients ranged from corporations to individuals, and he used his knowledge to advise them on computer security compliance. In 2010, Mr. McLain returned to his hometown of Sarasota, Florida and joined another firm, continuing his litigation and advisory work for companies and individuals. Broadening his practice, Mr. McLain has since represented clients in personal injury, malpractice, sexual harassment, probate matters, business and contract disputes, and tort lawsuits. Also continuing his crimi-

nal defense work, Mr. McLain has defended his clients from all manner of allegations. These include DUI and driving with a suspended license, fleeing the scene of an accident, unlicensed contracting, battery, fraud and embezzlement, conspiracy, money laundering, and wire fraud. Mr. McLain has since joined our team at Schipani & Norman, P.A. We are honored to have the skills of this experienced attorney.

DISTINCTIONS Articles Editor, George Mason Law Review, 2007-2008. Author, United States v. Hill: A New Rule, But No Clarity for the Rules Governing Computer Searches and Seizures, 14 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1071, 2007.

AFFILIATIONS • • • • •

Florida Bar Virginia State Bar D.C. Bar Sarasota County Bar Association Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (state and Sarasota chapter) John M. Scheb American Inn of Court (Barrister)

LAW FIRM FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2010

BAR ADMISSIONS

DEGREES

Florida, District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2008 University of Florida, B.A., (Philosophy, minor in English), 1998.

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ADOPTION LAW Consbruck, Paul J Paul J Consbruck Attorney at Law 871 Venetia Bay Blvd Ste 202Venice, FL 34285 866-558-7285; Lic.#845442 Salisbury, Debra M Law Office of Debra M Salisbury PA 3293 Fruitville Rd Ste 101Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-1616; Lic.#973769 Stockham, Susan L Law Office of Susan L Stockham PA 4017 Swift Rd Sarasota, FL 34231 941-924-4949; Lic.#342521

Honorees/ Index Whitmire, Elisabeth Syprett Meshad Resnick Lieb Dumbaugh Jones Krotec & Westheimer PA 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#109318

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION Brannan, Stephen G West Coast Mediators 1800 2nd St Ste 903 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-792-1695; Lic.#521442

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Legacy 30 Years in Practice Christopher, William Maglio Christopher & Toale PA 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#751936

Butler, Jesse R Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#84058

Coleman, Larry K Law Offices of Larry K Coleman 4230 Riverview Blvd W Bradenton, FL 34209 941-747-1234; Lic.#126642

Gore Maglio, Jennifer Anne Maglio Christopher & Toale PA 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#88013

Hammersley, Philip N Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos PA 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#280887

Wallace, David A Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-9030; Lic.#608386 Wallace, Douglas Brannock Humphries & Berman 1111 W Cass St Ste 200 Tampa, FL 33606 813-223-4300; Lic.#149646 White-Small, Margaret H Margaret H White-Small Attorney at Law Longboat Key, FL 34228 863-608-2645; Lic.#657001

Haskins, Mark A Gulf Coast Mediators 2801 Fruitville Rd Ste 230 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-281-4000; Lic.#881627 Hawkins, John D Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter & Galvano PL 1023 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0151; Lic.#277691 Hoyle, D Robert D Robert Hoyle PA 1401 Manatee Ave W Ste 900Bradenton, FL 34205 941-745-1124; Lic.#616052

Icard Jr, Thomas F Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-953-8132; Lic.#162741

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Larsen, Gary H Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#266906

Fields, Pamela Legal Aid Of Manasota 1900 Main St Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0038; Lic.#37015 Hecker, Susan Barrett Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6625; Lic.#948380

Lyons, Robert G Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-953-8138; Lic.#234230

Marshall, Elizabeth C Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6614; Lic.#440884

Marble, Robert The Law Offices of Robert Marble PL 677 N Washington Blvd Ste 40 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-531-1981; Lic.#32924

Pennewill, Betsy Community Foundation of Sarasota County 2635 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-556-7152; Lic.#156140

O'Day, Sharon O'Day Resolutions 1858 Ringling Blvd Ste 110 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-228-8571; Lic.#415472

Stover, Robin Gulfcoast Legal Services Inc 1112 Manatee Ave E Fl 2nd Bradenton, FL 34208 941-746-6151; Lic.#64494

Telford, Leslie Mediation Services of Southern Florida Inc 2480 Fruitville Rd Ste 8 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-957-3004; Lic.#212644

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Legacy 30 Years in Practice Vaughan-Birch, Norman Mediation Outside The Box 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 6thSarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2405; Lic.#116463

ATTORNEYS FOR NON PROFITS Del Castillo, Jaime Legal Aid Of Manasota 1900 Main St Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0038; Lic.#92338

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Legacy 30 Years in Practice Grimes, Michele B Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6611; Lic.#264393 Jensen, Adria Maria Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2739; Lic.#11690

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Messick, Robert E Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#314773



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Norton, Sam D Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos PA 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#484105

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Pitchford, Malcolm J Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2705; Lic.#175403

BANKRUPTCY AND WORKOUT Brunicardi Jr, Edward F Howell Law 46 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-304-5672; Lic.#55471 Cole III, Richard J Cole & Cole Law PA 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 24 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4055; Lic.#59708 Ellis, Richard V Richard V Ellis Law 2187 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-960-7727; Lic.#288322 Ellis, Sherry F Sherry Ellis Law PLLC 1834 Main St Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-0800; Lic.#146668 Gensmer, Timothy W The Law Office of Timothy W Gensmer PA 2831 Ringling Blvd Ste 202A Sarasota, FL 34237 941-952-9377; Lic.#586242 Hildreth, Mark D Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2747; Lic.#454893

Honorees/ Index Johnson, Sherri L Johnson Legal Of Florida PL 2937 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 1 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-926-1155; Lic.#134775

Ruberg, Jodi M Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#99985

Grosso, Jennifer L Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8963; Lic.#637815

Roberts, Kelly Roberts Law PLLC 2075 Main St Ste 23 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-444-9783; Lic.#83804

Schembri, Jenifer S Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#154458

Guarnieri, Daniel C Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#914401

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Whitney, Jonathan P Lutz Bobo & Telfair PA 2 N Tamiami Trl Fl 5th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-1800; Lic.#14874

Hanson, Mark Lobeck & Hanson PA 2033 Main St Ste 403 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-955-5622; Lic.#472182

Wilson, Michael J Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2043; Lic.#641502

Hardy, Arthur S Eastmoore Crauwels & Dubose 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#721492

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Johnson, Andrea M Law Office of Andrea M Johnson PA Bradenton, FL 941-896-7215; Lic.#802751

Band, Gregory S Band Law Group 1 S School Ave Ste 500 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-917-0505; Lic.#869902 Buffington, Zachary B Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-893-4000; Lic.#87748 Caswell, Christopher Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#371211 Compton, John M Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos PA 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#128058 DeLeo, Daniel J Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2740; Lic.#14268 Norton, Hunter G Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2771; Lic.#30534

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Chin, Warren H Eastmoore Crauwels & Dubose 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#124960

Kessler, Bryan Berg and Kessler 1872 S Tamiami Trl Ste D Venice, FL 34293 941-493-0871; Lic.#97974

Dorman, Lori M Persson Cohen & Mooney PA 6853 Energy Ct Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-306-4730; Lic.#75401

Maglich, David S Fergeson Skipper PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#441708

Douberly, Andrew L Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#88193

McLain, G Robert Jr Schipani & Norman, PA 1605 Main St Ste 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-499-8154; Lic.#84475

Fredericks, David J Anderson Givens & Fredericks PA 5500 Bee Ridge Rd Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34233 941-866-4348; Lic.#84185

Parpas, George Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6626; Lic.#1018371

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Polk, Bonnie Lee Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-5548; Lic.#30678 Reilly, Patrick J Snyder & Reilly 355 W Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285 941-485-9626; Lic.#125109 Schuchat, Michael E Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#85382 Schwartz, Mark A Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6621; Lic.#664367 Snell, Maris K V Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2767; Lic.#125585

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Sorrell, Benjamin Carl DPR & Associates 283 Cranes Roost Blvd Ste 111 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 877-552 2234; Lic.#127208 Legacy 30 Years in Practice Spivey, Barry F Spivey & Huss PA 645 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-840-1991; Lic.#130660

CIVIL LAW TRANSACTIONAL Ebling, Jamie Adam Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#369284

Honorees/ Index McComb, William C Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#87063

Dell, Josh R GarciaDell PA 1819 Main St Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-960-8101; Lic.#92341

Kison, Amanda R Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8963; Lic.#96151

McKay, Telese B Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#179371

Dominko, Przemyslaw L Hutton & Dominko PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#74143

Moore, Fred E Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#273480

France, Michael A France Litigation Group 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 800 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-3600; Lic.#521345

Rosin, Andrew W Law Offices of Andrew W Rosin PA1 966 Hillview St Sarasota, FL 34239 941-359-2604; Lic.#598305

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Selvaraj, Natasha Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#124513

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION Legacy 30 Years in Practice Bartlett, Charles J Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-953-8113; Lic.#273422

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Garcia, Martin GarciaDell PA 1819 Main St Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-960-8101; Lic.#817597 Goodrich, Brian D Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8963; Lic.#106948

Bentley, Morgan R Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8963; Lic.#962287

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Gurley, Alex Gurley & Associates 601 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-1492; Lic.#126321

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Bowen, Jill M Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8963; Lic.#1019549

Hall III, M Lewis Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2032; Lic.#249513

Chapman, John The John Chapman Law Firm PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 870 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-404-4616; Lic.#846820

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Hutton, Steven D Hutton & Dominko PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#342221

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Chase, Steven J Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2708; Lic.#210277

Johnson, Charles F Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#898937

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Serrano, Meghan O Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2783; Lic.#53124 Stall, Tyler B Hutton & Dominko PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#116074 Swaim, Yuliya V Hutton & Dominko PLLC 2639 Fruitville Rd Ste 302 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-9292; Lic.#100406 Van Hise, Christian T Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2711; Lic.#58459

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Damian Mallard HONOREE Personal Injury

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION April 30, 1991. All Florida State Courts and the Federal Middle and Southern Districts of Florida as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal.

BIO

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Damian Mallard is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney with 30 years of experience with an emphasis in Catastrophic Personal Injury Law. He is active in many legal and philanthropic groups. Annually since 2016, he has been nominated as a “Super Lawyer” by his peers and was given an anonymous rating of “AV Preeminent” by his peers and in surveys of judges with knowledge of his skills. He has tried cases in fourteen different cities in Florida and has obtained several million dollar or multimillion-dollar verdicts or settlements. Mr. Mallard has represented men, women, and children in claims for sexual abuse against schools, churches, day care centers and private organizations most notably, the Boy Scouts of America. He also handles catastrophic auto negligence cases, trucking accidents, premises liability cases, medical malpractice cases, Negligent Security cases, Nursing Home and ALF abuse matters. Mr. Mallard graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 1990 where he served on the Editorial Board of the Stetson Law Review. He has authored books on Auto Negligence Law, Nursing Home/ALF Abuse, and Child Abuse/Injury cases. He has been married to Sara Mallard for 27 years and has two daughters.

Mallard law firm is extensively involved in the Community. This includes supporting MADD, Special Olympics, the Salvation Army Toy Drive each Christmas and many other worthwhile endeavors.

DEGREES

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

J.D. Stetson University College of Law, 1990.

30 years. Certified Civil Trial Attorney. AV Rated. Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association

MISSION Mallard Law Firm provides legal services to individuals who have been harmed in Nursing Homes, Catastrophic Auto accidents, Child/sex abuse matters, Construction injuries, Medical Malpractice and Premises Liability situations. We treat each client with compassion and respect providing oneone personal assistance with each case.

TESTIMONIALS “There are no words to express our overwhelming thanks. May God pour out blessings on every one of you.” “The compassion and professionalism from everyone at your firm helped me get through this most devastating event.”

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Dramis III, George Band Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#935549

Sanchez, Albert A Sanchez Law, PLLC 2055 Wood St Ste 220 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-0001; Lic.#267953

Cole II, R John Cole & Cole Law PA 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 24 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-4055; Lic.#191364

Fant Jr, Michael A Gurley & Associates 601 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-1489; Lic.#100713

Scro, Salvatore G Tannenbaum Scro Lemole & Kleinberg 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-0111; Lic.#784941

Finebloom, Darren Finebloom Haenel & Higgins PA 1414 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239 941-444-4444; Lic.#336660

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Fowler Jr, James A Fowler Law Group 2075 Main St Ste 38 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-404-8909; Lic.#55830

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Gurley, David E Gurley & Associates 601 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-556-1480; Lic.#402214 Hanson, Erik M Shutts & Bowen LLP 1858 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-3774; Lic.#98529 Henson, Brett M Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2752; Lic.#84259 Herbert, Joseph M Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos PA 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#84260 Murphy, Michael P Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#40207 Owen, Ryan W Adams and Reese LLP 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 700 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-7640; Lic.#29355 Preston, David S Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#23973

Staine, Christopher A Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2718; Lic.#572861 Tannenbaum, Alan E Tannenbaum Scro Lemole & Kleinberg 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-0111; Lic.#259144 Vitale, J Ben Vitale Law PA 5214 Paylor Ln Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-552-7887; Lic.#88304 Walker, Douglas E Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-5545; Lic.#713031 Watrous, Robert P Robert P. Watrous, Chartered 1800 2nd St Ste 780 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-9771; Lic.#458015

CONSUMER DEBT Avrutis, Thomas L Hodges Avrutis & Foeller 201 Fletcher Ave Sarasota, FL 34237 941-955-7300; Lic.#369365

Hanan, Benjamin R Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2788; Lic.#89559 Lapointe, Matthew J Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#16138

CRIMINAL DEFENSE Baily, Allan Law Offices of Baily & Baily PA 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 18 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-9997; Lic.#138241 Byrd, Derek The Byrd Law Firm 2151 Main St Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-3400; Lic.#81167 Darville, Wyndel G The Law Office of Wyndel G Darville PLLC 2075 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-564-5319; Lic.#110736 Delgado, Jim Shapiro | Delgado 308 Cocoanut Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4000; Lic.#155446 Dunn, Adam The Dunn Law Firm 1269 1st St Ste 8 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-866-4352; Lic.#107323

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Fury, Jennifer L The Law Office of Colleen M Glenn PA 1017 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-8800; Lic.#371830 Glenn, Colleen M The Law Office of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A. 1017 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-8800; Lic.#635588 Griffith, Kevin McIntosh Law 766 Hudson Ave, Ste B Sarasota, FL 34236 941-306-3230; Lic.#102647 Grollman, Jacob Grollman Law 544 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-896-6775; Lic.#118711 Hibbert, Andrew T Glenn & Hibbert PA 100 Wallace Ave Ste 360 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-357-1775; Lic.#91470 McIntosh, Brett McIntosh Law 766 Hudson Ave Ste B Sarasota, FL 34236 941-306-3230; Lic.#993972 Miller, Scott The Miller Law Firm PA 308 B Cocoanut Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-275-2489; Lic.#975796



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Mogensen, Andrea Flynn Law Office of Andrea Flynn Mogensen, PA 677 N. Washington Blvd, Ste 128 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-1066; Lic.#549681 Reisinger, Eric Law Office of Eric Reisinger PA 2075 Main St Ste 20 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-541-5335; Lic.#10767 Rizzo, AnneMarie Finebloom Haenel & Higgins PA 1414 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239 941-444-4444; Lic.#35007 Shaffer, William Bouziane Shaffer LLC 2170 Main St Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-404-4940; Lic.#65952 Speyer, Erin Erin Speyer Law Group 2075 Main St Ste 28 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-893-7598; Lic.#36588 Valcarcel, Erika Erika Valcarcel Criminal Defense Lawyer PA 2170 Main St Ste 204 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-363-7900; Lic.#670405

Honorees/ Index EDUCATION Windsor, Jane Elizabeth Windsor Law, LLC 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-487-7527; Lic.#86988

ELDER LAW Bennett, Jeanne O'Brien & Bennett PA 1800 2nd St Ste 819 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-9200; Lic.#32881 Bowman, Teresa K Teresa K Bowman PA 1800 2nd St Ste 757 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-735-5200; Lic.#21453 Boyer, Andrew R Boyer & Boyer, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2304; Lic.#35409 Boyer, Edwin M Boyer & Boyer, P.A. 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-2304; Lic.#252719 Buckman, Allie R Buckman & Buckman 2023 Constitution Blvd Sarasota, FL 34231 941-923-7700; Lic.#118584

Wagner, Dustin S Lightning Law PLLC 1201 6th Ave W Ste 100 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-993-4226; Lic.#98164

Butler, Sierra Butler Elder Law, P.A. 8784 East SR 70, Ste 102 Bradenton, FL 34202 941-254-6611; Lic.#103145

Zimmerman, Mark R Zimmerman & Zimmerman Law Firm 2055 Wood St Ste 118 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-364-8503; Lic.#911666

Byrne, Sean M Bach, Jacobs, & Byrne, P.A. 240 S Pineapple Ave Ste 700 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-906-1231; Lic.#51988 Ferrari Jr, John L Ferrari Butler & Moneymaker PLLC 2477 Stickney Point Rd Ste 107B Sarasota, FL 34231 941-960-1676; Lic.#111132

Johnson II, James E Greene Hamrick Schermer & Johnson PA 601 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-747-1871; Lic.#61621

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Wiesner, Ira S Law Office of Wiesner Smith 328 N Rhodes Ave Sarasota, FL 34237 941-242-7270; Lic.#222887

Likens, Christopher A Christopher A. Likens P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 971 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7838; Lic.#981303

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Worley, Jami C Worley Elder Law PLLC 4916 26th St W Ste 152 Bradenton, FL 34207\941448-1302; Lic.#1003559

Lyons, Neil T Luhrsen Goldberg LLC 6954 Professional Pkwy E Sarasota, FL 34240 941-212-2600; Lic.#91826 Moneymaker, Liz Liz Moneymaker Law, P.A. 714 Manatee Ave East Ste C Bradenton, FL 34208 941-677-7237; Lic.#885851 O'Brien, Gerald F O'Brien & Bennett, P.A. 1800 2nd St Ste 819 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-316-9200; Lic.#768820 Proctor, Rebecca J Proctor Elder Law PA 3639 Cortez Rd W Ste 108 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-251-6969; Lic.#629774 Smith, Daniel H Law Office of Wiesner Smith 328 N Rhodes Ave Sarasota, FL 34237 941-242-7270; Lic.#1006829 Sobel, Donna Irvin Donna Irvin Sobel PA 4900 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34209 941-747-0001; Lic.#370096 Toups, Bishop L Law Offices of Daily Montfort & Toups 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-882-0731; Lic.#120525

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EMINENT DOMAIN Blucher, Paul A Blucher Law Group, PLLC 7300 Delainey Ct Sarasota, FL 34240 941-361-1145; Lic.#860409

FAMILY LAW Baptiste Sandaire, Stephanie Black Rock Legal Group PLLC 1215 Manatee Ave W Ste 101 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-404-5775; Lic.#52761 Bates-Buchanan, Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group PA 333 Tamiami Trl S Ste 298V enice, FL 34285 941-799-3015; Lic.#179183 Bell, Lisa Ann Lisa Bell PA 435 12th St W Ste 216 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-404-4625; Lic.#97100 Blue, Deborah J Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#522030 Bragg, Adam Bragg Law Firm PLLC 2055 Wood St Ste 209 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-893-1555; Lic.#71542


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1858 Ringling Blvd., Ste 110 Sarasota, FL 34243

odayresolutions.com

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Sharon O'Day

BIO

HONOREE Arbitration And Mediation

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2001

After years of representing clients in complex divorce litigation, Sharon O’Day became convinced there had to be a better way to assist families going through difficult transitions. After completing training in Collaborative Divorce, she closed her litigation practice to focus exclusively on assisting families through divorce and paternity cases without resorting to the courts. Sharon is a mediator to her core and is committed to helping families find creative solutions to the complex issues that arise throughout the stages of divorce. She knows first-hand the high emotional and financial cost of a litigated divorce and, is dedicated to helping families avoid this trauma by working with both sides to find winwin solutions to even the most difficult disputes. Every family is unique and Sharon’s expertise in collaborative law assists clients in finding equally unique solutions to their disputes. When not engaged in mediation Sharon enjoys community service. She has served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Sarasota Bar Association, is the current Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and has served on the 12th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee.

DEGREES JD: George Washington University, School of Law, 1987. BA: Economics & Government & Politics, 1983.

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She is also a member of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals accreditation committee and was recently certified as an Instructor for both Family and County Mediations.

CERTIFICATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS • • • • •

FL Supreme Court Certified in Family Mediation: 2006 FL Supreme Court Certified in Civil Mediation : 2011 FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediation Instructor: 2021 Accredited Collaborative Attorney: 2020 Martindale Hubble AV Rated


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Brown, Faith Z Brown & Brown 1001 3rd Ave W Ste 375 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-953-2825; Lic.#11280

Grondahl, Paul F Paul F. Grondahl, PA 2017 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-251-6900; Lic.#97918

Burns, Jennifer Boeller Law PA 3260 Fruitville Rd Ste B Sarasota, FL 34237 941-876-5200; Lic.#112404

Guy, Jeffrey M Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2714; Lic.#92428

Byrd, Heather The Byrd Law Firm 2151 Main St Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-3400; Lic.#76074 Collins, Peter The Collins Law Group 1800 2nd St Ste 785 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-9800; Lic.#90875 Delpech, Melinda A Band Law Group 1 S School Ave Ste 500 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-917-0505; Lic.#973238 Drumm, William The Office Of William Drumm 434 S Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-1700; Lic.#288240 Evans, Natalya Your Family Matters PA 3277 Fruitville Rd Ste F2 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-275-2785; Lic.#67277 Flaherty, Angela D Flaherty Law Firm 2180 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-706-2860; Lic.#125695 Gillett, Carmen R Carmen R Gillett PLLC 1845 Morrill St Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-9826; Lic.#375446

Hoffman, Robert J Robert J Hoffman Attorney At Law 1990 Main St Sarasota, FL 34236 941-323-9547; Lic.#19852

Meshberger, Lindsey A Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#36451 Murphy, Stephanie L The Murphy Law Group 665 S Orange Ave Ste 1 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-328-8142; Lic.#553751 Norman, Colleen Schipani & Norman PA 1605 Main St Ste 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-499-8154; Lic.#63306

Keane, Dana Keane & Keane 46 N Washington Blvd Ste 5 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-7255; Lic.#30425

Policastro, Dan The Law Office of Dan Policastro 355 W Venice Ave Venice, FL 34285 941-882-4367; Lic.#100788

King, Amanda M Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, PA 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#78996

Poole, Kenneth M Jr Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, PA 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#21223

Kleinberg, Lisa J Law Office of Lisa J Kleinberg 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-306-4126; Lic.#940010

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Resnick, Michael L Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, PA 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#157765

Kowtko, W Matthew Kowtko Law Group, PA 1800 2nd St Ste 882 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-227-4945; Lic.#111142 Loftus, Leslie Loftus Law 1858 Ringling Blvd Ste 110 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-444-7278; Lic.#996440 Martell, Matthew Z Law Offices of Matthew Z Martell PA 9040 Town Center Pkwy Ste 111 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-556-7020; Lic.#149853

Roberts, Joshua Birnbaum Lippman & Gregoire PLLC 1301 E Broward Blvd Ste 230 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-617-2307; Lic.#84613 Schipani, Philip J Schipani & Norman, PA 1605 Main St Ste 1110 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-499-8154; Lic.#557528

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Sobel, Edward B Edward B Sobel PA 4900 Manatee Ave W Ste 206 Bradenton, FL 34209 941-746-1203; Lic.#369888 Solnoki, Drew The Byrd Law Firm 2151 Main St Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-954-3400; Lic.#661341 Tobaygo, Angela D Tobaygo Law 1266 1st St Ste 9 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-404-8908; Lic.#706981 Villaverde, Monica Law Offices of Monica Villaverde, PLLC 1990 Main St Ste 725 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-284-4985; Lic.#71014

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Wallace, Jaime L Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#370665 Young, Robert L Band, Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#107122

GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE Bailey, Crystal Sarasota County Sheriff's Office 6010 Cattleridge Dr Sarasota, FL 34232 941-861-5800; Lic.#69010

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Barnebey, Mark P Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#370827


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minfanti@ilfpllc.com

infantilawfirm.com

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Michael Infanti HONOREE Real Estate Law

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2001

DEGREES JD: Stetson University College of Law; MBA Stetson University.

PRACTICE AREAS Banking Business Finance and Investments Real Estate/Land Development

BIO

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Michael Infanti is the Founder and Managing Partner of Infanti Law Firm, PLLC. He is a third generation Sarasotan and has specialized in the areas of general real estate, banking and business law for more than twenty (20) years. Prior to founding his own firm, Michael practiced at a national law firm, as well as a local firm for many years. He has significant experience with the negotiation, drafting and preparation of virtually all forms of commercial contracts and agreements, and routinely represents Fortune 500 companies, banks, regional and national development firms, commercial businesses, family held offices and individuals in the acquisition, financing, sale, lease and development of real estate projects throughout the state of Florida. Originally from Massachusetts, Michael has been a Sarasota resident for over 40 years. After graduating from Sarasota High School, he attended the University of Florida and graduated with dual degrees in Finance and Economics. After graduating from the University of Florida, Mr. Infanti attended Stetson University College of Law, where he simultaneously obtained both a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration Degree. Michael and his wife Jennifer have been married for almost 15 years and have two children. When he’s not practicing law, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, and working to advance the interests of his community.

Michael has been active over the years in a variety of civic and professional organizations. Recently, Michael was unanimously elected to serve on the City and County’s Affordable Housing Committees. In that capacity, Michael was able to utilize his extensive real estate knowledge and expertise to work with various community leaders to present a final review, analysis and recommendation to the Boards of the City and County Commissioners. Michael has also served on various boards including Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Sarasota Boys & Girls Club, Sarasota County Bar Association, and the Florida Bar’s Condominium and

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Planned Development Committee.

TESTIMONIALS “Mr. Infanti is a seasoned attorney who’s input and advice can add value to virtually any transaction. His business knowledge and practical application of the law make him an important advisor to have on your side.” —Lawrence Fineberg, Executive Director, Benderson Development “I have personally known Mr. Infanti for several years and have had the pleasure of working with him on various transactions. Mr. Infanti is a proficient lawyer and a relentless advocate for his clients. His knowledge and experience make him equipped to handle the simple to the most complex. He remains a trusted advisor to our company.” —Michael Chadwick, Managing Director, Casto SE “During my 29 year real estate career in the state of Florida, I have worked with many highly skilled attorneys in the state. I highly recommend Michael Infanti due to his attention to detail and creative business solutions. His positive attitude and willingness to explore all options makes him a valuable member of my team.” —Wayne Ruben, CEO, Ruben Development Companies


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Fernandez, Kelly M Persson Cohen & Mooney PA 6853 Energy Ct Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-306-4730; Lic.#676081

Rosenberg, Alexis Rosenberg Law, P.A. 1895 Floyd St Ste B Sarasota, FL 34239 941-373-6777; Lic.#335400

Rolfes, A James Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#373524

Fournier, Robert M City Of Sarasota 1 S School Ave Ste 700 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-906-1199; Lic.#262730

Rosenberg, Bruce Rosenberg Law PA 1895 Floyd St Ste B Sarasota, FL 34239 941-373-6777; Lic.#994782

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Kardash, Regina A Persson, Cohen & Mooney, PA 6853 Energy Ct Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-306-4730; Lic.#66381 Kayan, Bora S Office of the Sarasota County Attorney 1660 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-861-5000; Lic.#105759 Mooney, Maggie D Persson, Cohen & Mooney, P.A. 6853 Energy Ct Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240 941-306-4730; Lic.#555924

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Stroud, Robert S Blalock Walters P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 408 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#783781

IMMIGRATION LAW Jaensch, P Christopher Jaensch Immigration Law Firm 2198 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-9841; Lic.#72044 Jaensch Karins, Victoria Jaensch Immigration Law Firm 2198 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-9841; Lic.#47333

Brownlee, Steven D Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-2567; Lic.#103246

Ramos, Jason P Law Offices of Jason P Ramos PLLC 306 N Rhodes Ave Ste 109 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-306-2384; Lic.#70388

Kalish, Carol Ann Sarasota Memorial Health Care System 1700 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239 941-917-9000; Lic.#992755

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Moore, John L Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6620; Lic.#908118

Carson-Freymann, Catherine M Goodman McGuffey LLP 6751 Professional Pkwy W Ste 103 Sarasota, FL 34240 941-806-2984; Lic.#418986 Peairs, Jeffrey D Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#875260

Cherry, Douglas A Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2738; Lic.#333130 Portnow, Adam B Law Office of Adam B. Portnow, P.L. 2071 Main St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-373-1797; Lic.#56807 Stamoulis, Elizabeth M Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-5546; Lic.#120765

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT Chapman, Anne W Blalock Walters PA 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#828491 Collier, Jason A Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2791; Lic.#733318 Compton, Jennifer B Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2754; Lic.#128041

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Duggan, Patrick J Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2735; Lic.#899461 Farb, Gail E Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-2557; Lic.#619191 Farrelly, Jessica M Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP 2502 N Rocky Point Dr Ste 860 Tampa, FL 33607 781-249-5567; Lic.#103055 Fowler-Hermes, Jennifer Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-2558; Lic.#127442 Getty, John C Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6622; Lic.#1013911 Malatesta, Frank Michael Malatesta Law Office 871 Venetia Bay Blvd Ste 235 Venice, FL 34285 941-256-3812; Lic.#97080 Sensenig, Christine Sensenig Law Firm PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 230 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-2828; Lic.#74276 Walker, Kimberly Page Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6628; Lic.#30661


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Natalya S. Evans HONOREE Family Law

BIO Natalya is a graduate of Stetson University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Master’s in Business Administration as well as Juris Doctor (law) degrees. Natalya has been a member of the Florida and Sarasota Bar associations since 2009 and had the incredible honor to be sworn into the US Supreme Court Bar in Washington DC by the Supreme Court Justices in 2018. Natalya is the founding and managing attorney at Your Family Matters, P.A. which she opened 10 years ago with the goal of bringing a positive change to our community. As a mother of 4 young kids, Natalya has a passion for protecting children and families. She has quickly found that two places that families often crumble is during times of loss, such as loss of a family unit or loss of a loved one and the stress that it creates. Natalya and her team focus on helping families protect their children, wealth and relationships through peaceful resolution of family matters and through comprehensive estate planning that keep families out of Court and out of conflict so that they can focus on what matters most, their family!

MISSION At Your Family Matters, P.A., our mission is to empower, preserve and protect your family through unforeseen circumstances of life. We do this by facilitating peaceful resolution

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FLORIDA BAR ADMISSION

LICENSES

2009

Florida Bar. US Supreme Court Bar since 2018. Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Circuit Court Family Law Mediator since 2018. Qualified by the Florida Supreme Court as an Arbitrator since 2018

DEGREES JD: Stetson University College of Law 2008. Bachelor of Business Administration, Stetson University 2003

of divorce and custody matters and comprehensive estate planning that protect you, your children, your relationships and your assets so that you can focus on living your life to the fullest with those you love.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Natalya is a past president and 8 year board member of the Family Court Professionals Collaborative, member of Next Generation Divorce, active member of FACP and IACP as well as Florida Bar, Sarasota County Bar and US Supreme Court Bar. Natalya volunteers her time by serving on various community boards, appears as a guest lecturer at the Keiser paralegal program, and is a pro bono attorney for the Child Protection Team in Sarasota. Natalya has presented multiple educational seminars to various Bar Associations, regional practice groups and at 2020 and 2021 Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals annual Conferences. Natalya is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator.

TESTIMONIALS “From the first meeting, Natalya proved that she is organized, thorough, and strives to deliver a plan that works for the needs of her clients. While there is no "one-size-fits-all" plan that works for everybody, Natalya took time to get to know our family so she could guide us through the process of developing an estate plan. We were forced to consider many different scenarios, and while we pray that nothing happens to us for many years, I sleep peacefully knowing that my children and our assets are protected. Thank you Natalya!” — Christian Becker “Natalya was able to handle my divorce with sensitivity and thoughtfulness. She put it into the perspective of putting my childrens' best interests first, and letting me know what outcomes were realistic. She thinks of the wellbeing of the entire family, not just her client. She also has the experience to help you navigate the process with as little trauma to your family as possible.It was a pleasure to work with her, and I look forward to working with her on my estate planning, in the near future.” —Rebecca Pendergast.


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LAND USE, ENVIRONMENT Bailey III, Charles D Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-5551; Lic.#17884

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Bailey Jr, Charles D Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6609; Lic.#135878

Honorees/ Index Merrill III, William W Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#341207 Patten, Brenda L Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#383236 Powers, Marisa J Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#795771

Brockway, G Matthew Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-953-8125; Lic.#52626

Rees, Stephen D Jr Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-907-0006; Lic.#17460

Colburn, Casey The Colburn Firm 7321 Merchant Ct Ste A, Sarasota, FL 34240 941-928-6801; Lic.#647551

Rudacille, Scott E Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#866121

Dillard-Spahn, Stacy The Law Office of Robert K Lincoln PA 2055 Wood St Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-681-8700; Lic.#22496 Lincoln, Robert K Law Office of Robert K. Lincoln, P.A. 2055 Wood St Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-681-8700; Lic.#6122 Mapes, Sara W Hamilton Price & Marshall PA 2400 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0550; Lic.#112618

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Chalfant, Marjorie The Nurse Attorney PA 8039 Cooper Creek Blvd Ste 105 Bradenton, FL 34201 941-210-4220; Lic.#738611

Cahall, Don The Cahall Law Firm PLLC 1215 Manatee Ave W Ste 106 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-281-2019; Lic.#110578

DuBose, E Keith Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#300950

Call, Ashley Hale Law PA 2803 Fruitville Rd Ste 240 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-735-4529; Lic.#1002930

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Eastmoore, Theodore C Eastmoore, Crauwels & DuBose, P.A. 1626 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-8888; Lic.#300950 Horne, James M James Horne Law 9040 Town Center Pkwy Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-210-6000; Lic.#98994 McArdle, Patrick S Patrick S. McArdle, Esq. 1023 Manatee Ave W Ste 509 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-214-7122; Lic.#99548

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Marchbank Jr, Ralph L Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#305

Barak, Anthony Barak Law Group 1322 3rd Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-782-8242; Lic.#523380

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PLAINTIFF

Battaglia, Alyson Legler Murphy & Battaglia, LLP 2411 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-5599; Lic.#56548

Bucha, Sandra L Q Auto & Injury Attorneys 524 9th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 800-332-1992; Lic.#11780

Bruce, Eric D Bruce, Eric DHeintz Law Firm 905 6th Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-2916; Lic.#959571

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Coballasi Durand, Andres Kenyon Law Group PLLC 1215 Manatee Ave W Ste 105 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-894-1234; Lic.#71637 Denny IV, Charles W Dickinson & Gibbons PA 401 N Cattlemen Rd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34232 941-366-4680; Lic.#488615 Fernandez, Stephen Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trl Fl 3rd Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#723673 Goldberg, Christina A Luhrsen Goldberg, LLC 6954 Professional Pkwy E Sarasota, FL 34240 941-212-2600; Lic.#41081 Goldman, David L Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trl Fl 3rd Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#724300 Hagopian, Gregory S Gallagher & Hagopian 4420 5th St W Bradenton, FL 34207 941-727-6944; Lic.#980481


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Gregory Linehan

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997

WITTMER | LINEHAN

25 years

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DEGREES St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida, 1996 J.D., Juris Doctor University of Florida, 1990, B.A., Bachelor of Arts

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Hale, Patrick M Hale Law, P.A. 2803 Fruitville Road, Ste 240 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-735-4529; Lic.#113304 Heintz, Steven E Heintz Law Firm 905 6th Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-2916; Lic.#3076457

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Iyampillai, Patrick Hale Law, P.A. 2803 Fruitville Road, Ste 240 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-735-4529; Lic.#1001457 Kenyon, Amy Kenyon Law Group PLLC 1215 Manatee Ave W Ste 105 Bradenton, FL 34205 941-225-2616; Lic.#73526 Legler, Kennedy Legler Murphy & Battaglia LLP 2411 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-5599; Lic.#570184

Honorees/ Index Murphy, Daniel Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trl Fl 3rd Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#119576 Perez, Alan L Mallard Law Firm 889 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-1682; Lic.#60409 Reeves, Grace Legler Murphy & Battaglia LLP 2411 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-5599; Lic.#119586 Robertson, Bill The Robertson Law Firm 1990 9th St Ste 100 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-919-3959; Lic.#436607 Shapiro, David Shapiro | Delgado 308 Cocoanut Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4000; Lic.#508764

Linehan, Gregory P Wittmer & Linehan PLLC 2014 4th St Sarasota, FL 34237 941-263-8314; Lic.#87970

Telfair, Charles W Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Fl 5 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-951-1800; Lic.#883964

Luhrsen, Julie S Luhrsen Goldberg, LLC 6954 Professional Pkwy E Sarasota, FL 34240 941-212-2600; Lic.#163848

Walsh, Bernard F Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh 3550 S Tamiami Trail, 3rd Floor Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-1234; Lic.#263826

Mallard, Damian Mallard Law Firm 889 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-952-1682; Lic.#882348

Westheimer, F Scott Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#100242

PRODUCT LIABILITY Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Cowgill, Michael J Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#88005 Maglio, Altom M Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#88005 Sayeg, Ilyas Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#99140 Stephan, Michele S Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#96628

REAL ESTATE Battaglia, Joseph B Battaglia Law PLLC 9040 Town Center Pkwy Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941-677-0088; Lic.#58199 Berlin, Evan N Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#980919 Brej, Caroleen B Bentley Law 783 S Orange Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-549-8963; Lic.#93188

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Cason, Nancy E Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. 1900 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7171; Lic.#574244 Chapman, Kenneth D Jr Bowman, George, Scheb, Kimbrough, Koach & Chapman, P.A. 2750 Ringling Blvd Ste 3 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-5510; Lic.#863394

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Christie, Nicole F Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-2564; Lic.#1003223 Christy, Erin Hope Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2732; Lic.#60510 Coldiron, Natalie G Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-365-6216; Lic.#99420 Conaboy, Andrew J Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#114391 Currin, Peter T Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2030; Lic.#190446


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HONOREE Elder Law BIO Sean M. Byrne, Esq. is the managing partner of Bach, Jacobs & Byrne, P.A. He is a trusts, estates, probate, and guardianship attorney and litigator helping senior citizens and their families, inside and outside the courtroom. Sean lectures on topics relating to trust, probate and guardianship litigation as well as land conservation. Sean plays the piano and was the lead singer and keyboardist in a rock band, briefly.

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MISSION To provide personalized and compassionate elder law services to seniors and their families. FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

Sean M. Byrne BACH, JACOBS BYRNE

, P.A.

ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS AT LAW

BACH, JACOBS & BYRNE, P.A.

2008

DEGREES The American University Washington College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude; Texas Lutheran University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude with Honors.

RECOGNITION

Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite, 2019-2021; SuperLawyer Rising Star, 2018; Former Chair, Sarasota County Bar Association Estate Planning & Probate Section

CONTACT INFORMATION sean@sarasotaelderlaw.com 240 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 700, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 906-1231 bachjacobs.com

HONOREE Wills BIO Jeffrey S. Goethe is a partner with Barnes Walker, Goethe, Perron & Shea, PLLC in Bradenton. He is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in wills, trusts and estates law and a Fellow of ACTEC. Mr. Goethe is a member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s RPPTL Section and serves as Chair of the Section’s Homestead Committee. He is a two-time past chair of the Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee. MISSION At Barnes Walker, our mission is to protect our clients against the challenges of life, while assisting them with taking advantage of its many opportunities by providing a distinctive style and fresh approaches to legal issues and comprehensive clients services.

Jeffrey S. Goethe

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEAR OF EXPERIENCE

1990. Board-Certified in Wills, Trusts & Estates by the Florida Bar since 2010

30 years, all in Florida

DEGREES B.A., Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1986 J.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1990

CONTACT INFORMATION jgoethe@barneswalker.com 3119 Manatee Ave. Wes Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 741-8224 barneswalker.com

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DeMarsh, Benjamin T Dunlap & Moran, P.A. 22 S. Links Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0115; Lic.#119878

Infanti, Michael P Infanti Law Firm LLC PO Box 5292 Sarasota, FL 34277 941-926-6352; Lic.#483590

Edwards, Sheryl Edwards Law Firm PL 500 S Washington Blvd Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-363-0110; Lic.#57495

Kohl, Lauren P Gibson Kohl & Wolff PL 1800 2nd St Ste 901 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-1166; Lic.#155829

Featherstone, Ryan A Dunlap & Moran, P.A. 22 S. Links Ave Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-0115; Lic.#17824

Koontz, Jo Ann Koontz & Associates, PL 1613 Fruitville Rd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-225-2615; Lic.#29111

Gibson, James D Gibson Kohl & Wolff PL 1800 2nd St Ste 717 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-362-8880; Lic.#709069

Lawrence, Richard SRQ Property Law, PLLC 1800 2nd St Ste 888 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-479-8500; Lic.#30463

Golm, Crystal D Golm Law Firm Bradenton, FL 941-704-4049; Lic.#14794

Luzier, Thomas B Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-893-4005; Lic.#899194

Gonzalez Moore, Lisa LGM Law PLLC 9040 Town Center Pkwy Bradenton, FL 34202 941-321-4405; Lic.#484377

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Hartenstine, J Michael Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6610; Lic.#237957 Hermey, Michelle Lajoie Fergeson Skipper PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#35911 Horstkamp, Julie A Horstkamp Law Firm PLLC 901 Venetia Bay Blvd Ste 260 Venice, FL 34285 941-584-2060; Lic.#149446

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Moretti, Mallory A Berlin Patten Ebling PLLC 3700 S Tamiami Trl Ste 200 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-954-9991; Lic.#1008343 Najmy, Louis J Najmy Thompson, P.L. 3400 S. Tamiami Trail Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#158402 Nohren, Alyssa M Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#352410

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Pflugner, J Geoffrey Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-907-0006; Lic.#152304 Pike, Peter J Pike Law 4901 26th St W Bradenton, FL 34207 941-312-2580; Lic.#38833 Pitchford, Jan W Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2710; Lic.#507784 Plummer, Matthew R Blalock Walters PA 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#5140 Riddell, Cynthia Riddell Law Group 3400 S Tamiami Trl Ste 202 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-444-2267; Lic.#51456

Tullidge, Amanda C Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#106698 Villaveces, Juan C Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2765; Lic.#188042

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Walters III, Clifford L Blalock Walters PA 802 11th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-0100; Lic.#221971 Wickman, John E Ulrich, Scarlett, Wickman & Dean, P.A. 713 S Orange Ave Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-955-5100; Lic.#46884

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Ryskamp, Patrick W Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2035; Lic.#178179

Clayton, Drew Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#739464

Saba, Richard D Law Office Of Richard D. Saba, P.A. 2033 Main St Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-952-0990; Lic.#175810

Graham, Worth Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8100; Lic.#92417

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Shaw, Timothy S Blalock Walters P.A. 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#331661

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Unkel, Christina E Maglio Christopher & Toale PA 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#99203


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BIO M. Brandon Robinson’s legal career began combating ATTORNEYS consumer fraud while serving as the Elder Consumer Protection Fellow for Stetson University College of Law. After transitioning to private practice, Brandon became active in the local legal community by serving by serving as an Officer of the Manatee County Young Lawyers Division and a Member of the Florida Bar Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Brandon is Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney and a Marine Corps Veteran. MISSION At Barnes Walker, our mission is to protect our clients against the challenges of life, while assisting them with taking advantage of its many opportunities by providing a distinctive style and fresh approaches to legal issues and comprehensive clients services.

M. Brandon Robinson BARNES WALKER, GOETHE, PERRON & SHEA, PLLC

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEAR OF EXPERIENCE

2015

6 years

DEGREES Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management – Hannibal-LaGrange University – 2011 Juris Doctor – Stetson University College of Law – 2015

CONTACT INFORMATION brobinson@barneswalker.com 3119 Manatee Ave. West Bradenton, FL 34205 (941) 741-8224 x1011 barneswalker.com

HONOREE Family Law BIO Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan, was raised in Venice Florida, where her Father was a Police Officer and where she graduated from local Venice High School. Dawn Marie graduated from Stetson University College in December of 1998. Dawn Marie worked for legal aid in Daytona Beach and Bradenton doing family and elder law as Managing Attorney, before opening the Bates-Buchanan & Savitsky Law Group. Dawn Marie handles Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate and Bankruptcy law. Dawn Marie is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law and Circuit Civil and Foreclosure Mediator, with special training in Mortgage Modification Mediation in Bankruptcy. Dawn Marie is also trained as a Collaborative Family Law Attorney. MISSION We are the Lady Lawyers of Florida a small law firm that is Big Enough to fight for You, but Small Enough to Care.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

Dawn Marie BatesBuchanan BATES-BUCHANAN & SAVITSKY LAW GROUP, P.A.

September 1999

YEAR OF EXPERIENCE 25 years

CERTIFICATIONS A.S. Legal Assisting, NALA Certified. Certified Mediator in Family Law and Circuit Civil Law

CONTACT INFORMATION Dawnb@ladylawyersfla.com 333 Tamiami Trail S Ste 298 Venice FL 34285

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(941) 799-3015

Stetson University College of Law, 1998

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Legacy 30 Years in Practice Fergeson Jr, James O Fergeson Skipper PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#171298

Levinson, Pamela G Maglio Christopher & Toale PA 1605 Main St Ste 710 Sarasota, FL 34236 888-952-5242; Lic.#538345

King, Mary E Law Office of Mary E King PL 3389 Magic Oak Ln Sarasota, FL 34232 941-906-7585; Lic.#987001

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Mayper, Matthew B Fergeson Skipper PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#956820 McLaughlin, Thomas J Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2042; Lic.#772291 Turner, James L Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6612; Lic.#285560 Wagner II, E John Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2037; Lic.#167551

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Haenel, David Finebloom Haenel & Higgins PA 1414 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239 941-444-4444; Lic.#494712

Archbold, J Allison Archbold Law Firm, P.A. 2389 Ringling Blvd Ste A Sarasota, FL 34237 941-960-8825; Lic.#115088

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Arroyo, Erik Band Gates & Dramis 2070 Ringling Blvd Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-8010; Lic.#123485 Bartirome, Anthony D Blalock Walters PA 2 N Tamiami Trl Ste 400 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-748-0100; Lic.#606316

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Berlin, Diana L Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6616; Lic.#1000844 Burchett, Charla M Shutts & Bowen LLP 1858 Ringling Blvd Ste 300 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-552-3780; Lic.#813230 Casanueva, Melissa Butler Elder Law, P.A. 8784 East SR 70, Ste 102 Bradenton, FL 34202 941-254-6611; Lic.#105788

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Castro, Colton F Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6608; Lic.#125370 Diaz, Elizabeth P Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6631; Lic.#92847 Elmore, Douglas J Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6637; Lic.#20858 Fowler, Christopher J Norton Hammersley Lopez & Skokos PA 1819 Main St Ste 610 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-954-4691; Lic.#104085 Frano, Rose-Anne B Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2033; Lic.#592218 Gallagher, Lisa K Fergeson Skipper PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#155764 Gans, Richard R Fergeson Skipper PA 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#40878 Gerling, Dana Laganella Affordable Attorney Gerling Law Group Chartered 6148 State Road 70 Bradenton, FL 34203 941-756-6600; Lic.#503991

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Gerling, Rodney D Affordable Attorney Gerling Law Group Chartered 6148 State Road 70 Bradenton, FL 34203 941-756-6600; Lic.#554340 Glaser, Whitney C Whitney Glaser Law 3027 Manatee Ave W Ste B Bradenton, FL 34205 941-241-8266; Lic.#59072 Goethe, Jeffrey S Barnes, Walker, Goethe, Perron, & Shea, PLLC 3119 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-741-8224; Lic.#861420

Legacy 30 Years in Practice Gordon, Cheryl L Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2706; Lic.#284483 Gregoria, Ric Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-536-2031; Lic.#908551 Hamrick, Michael M Greene Hamrick Schermer & Johnson PA 601 12th St W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-747-1871; Lic.#290556 Heedy, Alisa M Fergeson Skipper, P.A. 1515 Ringling Blvd Fl 10 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-957-1900; Lic.#119749 Heedy, David B Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP 240 S Pineapple Ave Fl 10th Sarasota, FL 34236 941-364-2794; Lic.#119196


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BIO Jennifer Burns is a Florida native who is an experienced family law attorney practicing in the greater Sarasota area. Attorney Burns has handled a myriad of family law and child welfare cases. Her practice philosophy incorporates a cooperative approach to handling cases, however, she is experienced in complex litigation as well. Attorney Burns handles matters related to paternity actions, dissolutions of marriage, relocation, collaborative actions, timesharing, modifications, enforcement, as well as dependency and contested adoptions. MISSION Our mission is to create a healthy & safe environment for our clients. Let us help you move forward with your life with confidence.

Jennifer Burns BOELLER LAW

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

YEAR OF EXPERIENCE

September 2014

7 years

DEGREES Juris Doctor degree. Stetson University College of Law in 2014 Bachelors degree. University of South Florida in 2009, International Studies and a minor in French language

CONTACT INFORMATION jenny@boellerlaw.com 3260 Fruitville Rd, Ste. B Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 876-5200 boellerlaw.com

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Honorees/ Index Huss, Cady L Spivey & Huss PA 645 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-840-1991; Lic.#88661 Kaplan, Todd D Icard Merrill Cullis Timm Furen & Ginsburg PA 2033 Main St Ste 600 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-907-0006; Lic.#613371

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Matechik, Matthew The Matechik Law Firm PA 205 N Orange Ave Ste 306 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-926-6755; Lic.#126342 Mroczkowski, Tina M Bowman George Scheb Kimbrough Koach & Chapman PA 2750 Ringling Blvd Ste 3 Sarasota, FL 34237 941-366-5510; Lic.#96629 Najmy, Joseph L Najmy Thompson PL 3400 S Tamiami Trl Ste 201 Sarasota, FL 34239 941-907-3999; Lic.#847283

Robinson, M Brandon Barnes Walker Goethe Perron & Shea PLLC 3119 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-741-8224; Lic.#119364 Silberstein, David M Silberstein Law Firm PLLC 1515 Ringling Blvd Ste 860 Sarasota, FL 34236 941-953-4400; Lic.#436879

Rising Star 5 Years in Practice Stewart, Alexander A Dye, Harrison, Kirkland, Petruff, Pratt & St. Paul, PLLC 1206 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-1167; Lic.#122110 Troiano, Jeffrey T Williams Parker Attorneys at Law 200 S Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236 941-329-6638; Lic.#31557 Waskom, Elsbeth Muirhead Gaylor Steves & Waskom 901 Ridgewood Ave Venice, FL 34285 941-484-3000; Lic.#932140

WORKER'S COMPENSATION Berlin, Stephen Berlin Law Firm LLC 200 N Washington Blvd Sarasota, FL 34236 941-777-7000; Lic.#44910 Cromley, Terri F Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett P.A. 714 Manatee Ave E Ste C Bradenton, FL 34208 941-202-4600; Lic.#118230 Eure, Rosemary B Lancaster & Eure 711 N. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-365-7575; Lic.#797782 Murphy, Edward Legler Murphy & Battaglia LLP 2411 Manatee Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 941-748-5599; Lic.#67792

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BIO Michael is a dedicated Commercial Litigator. First ATTORNEYS starting out in New Orleans where he handled admiralty issues, such as application of the Jones Act and insurance claims involving the development and construction of offshore oil rigs. Upon moving to Florida, he practiced with Matthews Eastmoore before opening his own firm in 2008 and growing France Litigation Group. When he is not in the office, Michael can be found with family. Michael and his family enjoy cooking, boating and fishing. MISSION We take on business cases, large and small, simple and complex. No matter the scope of your legal issue, we will work tirelessly to achieve a positive resolution.

Michael A. France FRANCE LITIGATION GROUP

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION October 2001 He is a member of the Sarasota County Bar association, American Bar Association, and the Louisiana State Bar Association.

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Loyola University New Orleans School of Law.

Sarasota Office 1515 Ringling Blvd, Ste 230 Sarasota, FL 34236

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Venice Office 355 West Venice Avenue Venice, FL 34285

Commercial Litigation. Contract, Insurance Disputes, and Real Estate Law.

(941) 953-3600 mfrancelaw.com

Thank you for voting us among the “Top” Law Firms for Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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BIO David E. Gurley is the principal shareholder of Gurley & Associates. He has been Florida Board Certified as an expert in Construction Law since 2005. Mr. Gurley’s practice for the ATTORNEYS last thirty-seven years has concentrated on matters relating to the construction and design of private and public development projects including, contract negotiation and drafting; project oversight and Board of Claims proceedings; construction and design defect analysis and documentation; scheduling and delay claims; lender issues; project takeovers and completions for sureties; surety indemnity actions; construction licensing and disciplinary matters; and, the mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction and design disputes. MISSION Gurley & Associates is a commercial litigation, construction and surety boutique law firm with a national and international reach. Gurley & Associates provides the responsiveness and personal service of a boutique law firm, with the experience and attention to detail that are hallmarks of larger firms.

David Gurley

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1984

DEGREES J.D., Florida State University, 1983. B.S., Florida State University, 1981.

GURLEY & ASSOCIATES

PRACTICES Construction Law, Surety Law Business and Commercial Litigation, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Condominium Law, Trial Practice

CONTACT INFORMATION Dgurley@GurleyAssociates.com 601 S Osprey Ave Sarasota, FL 34236. (941) 556-1480 GurleyAssociates.com

HONOREE Labor and Employment BIO Christine Sensenig is the managing partner of The Sensenig Law Firm, P.A. She provides human resources and employment law advice as well as litigation defense to employers of all sizes in all aspects of the employment relationship. To build strong long-term relationships with clients, the Firm explores the “why” behind a client’s concerns. In employment law, clients have needs in “real time” and the Firm believes in being an accessible resource to our clients. Christine Sensenig is grateful to have been recognized in her community by colleagues that she respects and admires as a member of SRQ Magazine’s Elite Top Attorneys. “I do my best because I am counting on you counting on me.” — Maya Angelou

Christine Sensenig

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1995 JD University of Florida Levin College of Law. 1992 Master of Liberal Arts University of South Florida. 1988 BA English Education & BA Humanities University of South Florida.

Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2009-2021. SuperLawyer, 2015-2021. University of Florida Alumni Leader of the Year, 2009. AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

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BIO In 25 years of practicing transactional real estate, Casey has represented a diverse clientele, from Dow 30 conglomerates to fixed-income seniors. Casey’s local clients and professional ATTORNEYS colleagues often engage him to help navigate and assess byzantine, illogical, and politically-charged local, state and federal bureaucratic processes for sustainability, zoning, land development, waterfronts and docks, wetlands, and other permitting challenges. Casey also assists clients nationwide with environmental due diligence for shopping center and portfolio transactions. “Being recognized again this year by my local colleagues is the highest honor.” MISSION The Colburn Firm helps solve real estate matters complicated by federal, state and local government regulation and enforcement, waterfront, land use and development issues, green building, environmental permitting, due diligence and docks.

Casey Colburn THE COLBURN FIRM, PL

PRACTICE AREAS Zoning, Land Use & Conservation Environmental Permitting and Enforcement. Cleanup, Remediation and Redevelopment. Federal, State and Local Approvals. Real Estate Due Diligence and Development. Shopping Center Law. Green Building. Code Enforcement. Federal, State and Local Legislation. Waterfront Permitting and Development. Docks and Riparian Rights

CONTACT INFORMATION casey.colburn@icloud.com 7321 Merchant Ct, Suite A Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 928-6801 (850) 692-9656 caseycolburn.com

HONOREE Tax Law BIO Mary has been a practicing attorney since 1993 after graduating from Stetson University College of Law. Her career in law has primarily focused in IRS tax defense, as well as estate planning and probate. In addition to her law firm, she has also opened her own title company, King Title, LLC. Mary is a member of the Florida Bar, as well as the Sarasota County Bar Association. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell; the highest rating an attorney can attain. As a native Floridian, she grew up in St. Petersburg, and has lived in Sarasota since 1999. As an attorney, she wants to give her clients the feeling that they can relax and put their trust in her to handle their case, whether it is an IRS tax matter, probate or a real estate closing. Her goal is to relieve her clients stress and pressure of worrying about their legal matters on a day to day basis

Mary E. King LAW OFFICE OF MARY E. KING, PL

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

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28 years

DEGREES University of Florida, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1988 Wake Forest University, Masters of Business Administration, 1990 Stetson University, College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1993

CONTACT INFORMATION mking@kinglawpl.com 3389 Magic Oak Lane Sarasota, FL 34232 (941) 906-7585 tax@kinglawpl.com

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BIO In 2000, Attorney Matthew Martell founded his law firm which earned a reputation in the community for honesty, hard work, and success due to his commitment to his client’s ATTORNEYS legal problems. Born in a small college town in Ohio, he was raised by a respected attorney who later became a judge. He has been around law offices since he was a child. Having grown up around lawyers, Martell has a unique understanding of the legal field. TESTIMONIAL "Martell's knowledge of divorce law is top notch. He offered sound advice and fought for me in a professional manner. His commitment was steadfast. Martell’s communications skills, and tenacity are excellent. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing the best legal representation." — ­ Mike Miller

Matthew Z. Martell

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

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October 1998

28 years

DEGREES J.D. at University of Akron School of Law in 1998. B.A.- Political Science at University of Michigan in 1994

CONTACT INFORMATION casemanager@mzmlaw.com

LICENSES Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Certification # 24908F

9040 Town Center Pkwy. Suites 111 - B & C Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 1990 Main St., Ste. 750 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 941-556-7020 mzmlaw.com

Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A.

Our firm handles all injury claims, including Personal Injury, Auto Accidents, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Nursing Home Negligence, and Medical Malpractice

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2411 Manatee Avenue W Bradenton, FL 34205 | 941-748-5599 SARASOTA LOCATION

677 N. Washington Blvd. Sixth Street Plaza Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-366-3782

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BIO Charles W. Telfair IV is a Personal Injury Attorney. Mr. Telfair began his career at Holland and Knight back in 1989. ATTORNEYS Holland and Knight chose to relocate to Tampa and Lutz, Bobo and Telfair opened its doors in April of 1992. Through his career Mr. Telfair has had the privilege of working with some of the biggest corporations in the world – Tropicana, Volvo Penta, Stanely Bostich, to name a few... Mr. Telfair believes accessibility and honesty are what his client’s appreciate the most. Personal Injury law is personal. Mr. Telfair puts forth his energy, knowledge and time to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. MISSION Lutz, Bobo & Telfair is an AV rated law firm, by Martindale Hubbell. This means that our peers have given us the highest rating for both ethics and legal ability. Here at Lutz, Bobo & Telfair we are privileged to work with you, and we are honored to share our experience with you. At Lutz, Bobo and Telfair we treat our client’s the way we prefer to be treated.

Charles W. Telfair IV LUTZ, BOBO & TELFAIR TRIAL LAWYERS

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1991

CONTACT INFORMATION cwtelfair@lutzbobo.com

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science from the University of Tampa on a full ROTC scholarship, in 1987. Attended Officer Basic School at Fort McClellan (1988). Juris Doctorate received from Stetson University College of Law in 1990, as well as the Stanley Milledge Award. Retired from the US Army Reserves as a Captain 2000.

2 North Tamiami Trl. 5th Floor Sarasota, Florida, 34236 (941) 951-1800 lbtlaw.com

HONOREE Real Estate BIO Peter J. Pike is Florida board certified in real estate law. Before founding the Pike Law Firm, Mr. Pike worked for Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, as their Legal and Branch Education Manager, then as Commercial Senior Underwriting Counsel. In NY and Florida Mr. Pike has been involved in teaching real estate brokers and agents at the pre-licensure and continuing education levels. In his “spare time” Peter enjoys spending time with his wife, Katherine and their two cats, Dale and Loki. MISSION Pike Law Firm provides exceptional legal services for real estate and business transactions. We provide quality, competitive and innovative services and education. We recognize that each transaction is the most important transaction to our client, and we aim to deliver a seamless and smooth transactional experience. FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION June 2007

Peter J. Pike

DEGREES J.D. St. John’s University School of Law, 1984 B.A. Chemistry – New York University, 1980

AFFILIATIONS Florida Bar Board Certified in Real Estate Law Licensed Florida Real Estate Instructor

CONTACT INFORMATION Peter@PikeRELaw.com 4901 26th St. W., Ste. B Bradenton, FL 34207 (941) 312-2580 PikeRELaw.com

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BIO A 5th generation Sarasota attorney with more than 36 years of experience, Bill Robertson has a lengthy and robust background focusing exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Florida. He has recovered over One Hundred Million Dollars for his clients throughout his career. Bill is a community-based lawyer, being recognized for his efforts in fighting against the opioid crisis and his dedication to helping our national heroes and veterans. MISSION Bill Robertson provides aggressive and Skilled representation to people who have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.

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FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1984

Bill Robertson THE ROBERTSON LAW FIRM

DEGREES Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, Juris Doctorate, 1984. Florida State University, B.S., Bachelor of Science, 1981, Government.

Protecting Businesses and Healthcare Professionals Including Licensing Boards for Over 25 Years

RECOGNITION AV-Rated Attorney. America's Top High Stakes Litigators for Southern Florida. National Lawyers of Distinction the American Lawyer magazine and the New York Times.

CONTACT INFORMATION bill@robertson.law 1990 9th St., Ste. 100 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 364-2455 robertson.law

Rosenberg Law PA is a boutique healthcare and business litigation law firm with offices in Sarasota and Plantation Florida. Rosenberg Law PA brings to the court room over 30 years of experience in complex litigation in both state and federal courts. Rosenberg Law PA focuses its practice on civil racketeering defense, insurance fraud defense, Qui Tem defense, Medicare Audits and administrative hearings for physicians by the licensing boards, hospital boards and Medicare as well as general business litigation. Some notable local cases which Rosenberg Law PA has appeared are State Farm v. Ask-Gary et al. and Geico v. 411 Pain et al. Alexis Rosenberg frequently contributes to ABC7 news as a “Legal Expert” offering context to local and national issues. Law Powered by Experience. 1895 Floyd Street, Suite B Sarasota, Florida 34239 | 941-373-6777 rosenberg@rosenberglawpa.com

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Mr. Sanchez represents businesses, owners, contractors and associations in all dispute resolution matters, including litigation and arbitration. Mr. Sanchez is a member of the Florida Supreme Court Business and Contracts Jury Instructions Committee. MISSION The goal of Sanchez Law is to provide its clients with an understanding of the law applicable to their contract or dispute, thereby enabling them to make strategic business decisions and accomplish the best possible result.

Albert A. Sanchez SANCHEZ LAW

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION January 1979

DEGREES University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 1978

PRACTICE AREAS Business, Business and Taxation, Construction, Contracts, Corporate

CONTACT INFORMATION aasanchezlaw@gmail.com 2055 Wood St., Ste. 220 Sarasota, Florida 34237 (941) 366-0001 sanchezlawfla.com

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Jaime Delgado SHAPIRO DELGADO

HONOREE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

BIO Jaime Delgado was always driven to serve. The calling led him to enlist in the United States Airforce at a young age ATTORNEYS before it later inspired his law career. After starting as a public defender, Jimmy has spent the last 23 years seeking justice for injured victims in Sarasota and Manatee counties. A bilingual attorney, he’s remained active in his native Latino community and bringing their voice to local nonprofit Organizations. TESTIMONIAL “ Mr. Delgado is extremely persistent, professional, and transparent. I know it can be hard to trust lawyers as some don’t always have their client’s best interests at hand. But I can definitely say that that is NOT the case with Jim. My case was very complicated and took awhile to solve, there was a point where I thought that they would give up. Instead, they encouraged me every step of the way and maintained open lines of communication with me. Highly recommend Mr. Delgado” — Maria Rios MISSION Our mission at Shapiro | Delgado is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible through diligent, attentive, and aggressive advocacy.

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DEGREES B.B.A. From InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico. Received a joint JD/MBA Stetson University.

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION

jdelgado@getmejustice.com 5279 Office Park Blvd Bradenton, FL., 34203

October 1998 (941) 749-1446 getmejustice.com

HONOREE PERSONAL INJURY BIO David Shapiro has focused his life on helping others improve their own. As a Board-Certified Civil Trial lawyer, he’s represented injured clients in Sarasota and Manatee Counties for over 30 years. And as an active member in the community, David serves on the board of several charitable and non-profit organizations that lift families, children, and veterans. “It’s nice to be recognized,” Shapiro said, “but the true measure of success is in how we help the vulnerable and less fortunate.” MISSION Our mission at Shapiro | Delgado is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible through diligent, attentive, and aggressive advocacy.

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University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Journalism, 1981 Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, with honors, 1985

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FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1985. Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a Florida Bar Board Certified Mediator.

CONTACT INFORMATION DShapiro@GetMeJustice.com 308 Cocoanut Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 (941) 954-4000 (800) 954-4014 getmejustice.com


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BIO Betsy Pennewill serves as corporate counsel at the ATTORNEYS Community Foundation of Sarasota County, working with donors and professional advisors to craft planned giving agreements. She is also skilled in real estate transactions and estate planning matters. Pennewill is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Southeastern Council of Foundations and the past board president of Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida. She is also a member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council. MISSION Community Impact Powered by Philanthropy: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County unites people and organizations to create opportunities across generations to improve lives. Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, cause, community. Be The One.

Betsy Pennewill COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, CORPORATE COUNSEL

FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 1998

PRACTICE AREAS Charitable Planned Giving, Compliance with Regulations Concerning Foundations

DEGREES Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson University College of Law, 1998. Graduated from Miami University with a degree in Finance, 1990.

CONTACT INFORMATION Betsy@CFSarasota.org 2635 Fruitville Rd. Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 556-7152 CFSarasota.org

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BIO Daniel H. Smith is an attorney at Advocates in Aging focusing on Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Veterans Benefits, ATTORNEYS Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Guardianship, and LongTerm Care Issues. Daniel is licensed to practice law in Florida and Virginia. Daniel is also a VA Accredited Attorney, representing veterans and their families in appeals of VA Benefits decisions. Daniel serves on the Board of Sarasota County Aging Network (SCAN). COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Board Member & Past Vice President, Sarasota County Aging Network (SCAN). Member, Sarasota-Manatee Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee. Mentor, Faces of Accomplishment, Booker High School. MISSION Our mission is to help protect the assets, preserve the independence, and maintain the dignity and security of our clients as they confront the issues of aging or illness.

Daniel Hooper Smith

DEGREES J.D. cum laude, George Mason University School of Law, 2015. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005.

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FLORIDA BAR DATE OF ADMISSION 2018. Elder Law Section, Guardianship Committee. Real Property, Probate & Trust Section

CONTACT INFORMATION daniel@wiesnerlaw.com 328 N Rhodes Ave Sarasota, Florida 34237 (941) 365-9900 wiesnerlaw.com

HONOREE ELDER LAW BIO Ira Stewart Wiesner is founder of Advocates in Aging, Sarasota’s first dedicated Elder Law firm. For almost 40 years he has guided clients on issues of aging and disability, preserving assets and accessing care. He was a founding member and Chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section. Ira’s contributions to the emerging field earned him election as President of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and selection as a Fellow of the Academy. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Recipient of the First Theresa Award of the Theresa Foundation, 1995. Witness before Congressional Older Americans Caucus, Chair Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III. Guest on Today Show, Bryant Gumbel, October 1996. MISSION Our mission is to help protect the assets, preserve the independence, and maintain the dignity and security of our clients as they confront the issues of aging or illness. DEGREES

Ira Stewart Wiesner

SUNY at Buffalo, B.A. in political science and philosophy, cum laude, 1973. JD 1976. University of Florida, LL.M. Master of Laws in Taxation, 1978.

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1976.

ira@wiesnerlaw.com

Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

328 N Rhodes Ave Sarasota, Florida 34237

Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law.

wiesnerlaw.com

(941) 365-9900