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 Counting the vote
 Alumni features
 Weathering the storm
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Table of Contents
        Page 1
    Dean's message
        Page 2
        Page 3
    News briefs
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
        Page 7
        Page 8
        Page 9
        Page 10
        Page 11
        Page 12
        Page 13
    Counting the vote
        Page 14
        Page 15
        Page 16
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
        Page 21
    Alumni features
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
        Page 25
        Page 26
        Page 27
        Page 28
        Page 29
    Weathering the storm
        Page 30
        Page 31
        Page 32
        Page 33
        Page 34
        Page 35
        Page 36
        Page 37
    Alumni features
        Page 38
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
        Page 43
    Alumni news
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        Page 49
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        Page 51
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    Annual report
        Page 58
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    Notas bene
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        Page 91
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    Up and coming
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    Back Cover
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As a 1958 graduate of the U ofF law
school I enjoy receiving UFLAW. It is a
fine publication. However, in an article on
page 10 of the spring edition, I think the
proof reader missed a beat. That article
twice mentions "Florida Bar Association."
As a 50-year member of "The Florida
Bar," I can tell you that "Association" has
not been a part of its name for that period
of time.
This is a minor blip. Keep up the
good work.

Congratulations on the FALL 2008
edition, your first as editor. 'The ultimate
goal for UFLAWis to be a good read.' It
is indeed.
However (you knew this was coming,
didn't you?) on page 53, the editorial
comment re Ms. Lidsky's quote in Time
Magazine, leads to the question: Do sharks
generally use cages in their killing?

Yours is the best statewide story on
water I've read in a very long time!
Florida Trend senior reporter and
author of Mirage: Florida and the
Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.

EDITOR'S UPDATE: Read the white
paper, "Reforming The Florida Water
Resources Act of 1972: Beyond the
first 35 years," written by UF Law
professors and distributed to the Century
Commission's 2008 Water Congress held
Sept. 24 & 25. Visit hlip il' 1. .i!

Got commentary? Whether exegetic
or approbatory, we want to know! Send
your letter to the editor bearing in
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Gainesville, FL. 32611-7633, or e-mail it
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UF LAW Vol. 45, Issue 1 FALL 2008 CONTENTS

10 Desegregation
Pioneers Honored During
UF Constitution Day

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Lindy Brounley
Director of Communications
Debra Amirin, APR
Communications Coordinator
Katie Blasewitz
Web Editor
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14 Counting the Vote 30 Weathering the Storm

The lasting legacy of Florida's
2000 presidential election

Three years post Katrina, the City
of New Orleans struggles to rebuild


100 Years of UF Law

S.C. Chief Justice Roberts
Peter T Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program
Fall Enrolled Class Stats
Grad Tax in Peru
Study Abroad South Africa
The Marshall Criser Distinguished
Lecture Series
Conservation Clinic
Florida Law Review Multimedia
Trial Team Final Four Competition
Hispanic Business Ranking

22 Andrew C. Hall (JD 69)
26 Andy Owens (JD 72)
38 Jay White (JD 83)
40 Karen Mills-Francis (JD 87)

Electronic Practice Management & E-Discovery

Capital Campaign Update
J. Michael Patrick Scholarship

Class Notes & Alumni Profiles

Alumni Receptions
Financial Overview
Distinguished Donors
Book Awards
Class Gifts
Law Firm Giving
1909 Society
Memorials & Tributes
JD Alumni
LLMT Alumni

Faculty Scholarship
In Memoriam

UF Law Student Wins
Diversity Scholarship

See a video clip of Judge Karen's new show,
view a portion of the documentary "The Virgil
Hawkins Story: A lawyer made in heaven,"
or play the Reapportionment Game. Visit
www.law.ufl.edu/uflaw for these features and
others, available only online.

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ON THE COVER: Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. (second from left) presided over the
University of Florida Campbell Thornal Moot Court Final Four Sept. 5 with fellowjurists (from left) Judge
Susan H. Black, Judge Peter T. Fay and Judge Rosemary Barkett, all UF alumni andjudges in the 11th Circuit
Court of the U.S. Court of Appeals.

100 Years of UF Law

Q. In our last issue, we discussed changes in legal
education. As the UF College of Law nears its
100-year anniversary, what are some of the most
significant changes that have taken place?

Certainly the diversity of our faculty and student body
has changed dramatically. We recently honored the
late UF Law Professor Walter Weyrauch's record 51
years of continuous teaching at a single institution,
and he noted that when he began teaching here that
teachers and students alike were male and white.
Today nearly half our student body are female, and
more than a quarter are minorities. We also have
grown considerably in size and scope. We opened in
1909 with 38 students and two faculty members. We
now have more than 1,200 students and 100 faculty
members (including tenure/tenure track, legal skills,
and clinical).

Q. What events do you have planned for the
college's centennial in 2009?

Our biggest event is the Centennial Celebration/
All Classes Reunion April 24-25, 2009. We're
inviting alumni from every class year to return
to campus to help us celebrate this significant
milestone. So far, we have planned a Century
Welcome Reception, tours, Heritage of Leadership
& Distinguished Alumnus ceremony, available
CLE credits, a family BBQ with Albert & Alberta,
decade dinners (classmates grouped by decades in
separate locations), children's dinner and movies
(ages 5-12), an after party and a farewell brunch.

Q. What do you think would most surprise
alumni returning to Gainesville after a
significant absence?

Gainesville, the University of Florida and the College
of Law have changed internally, of course, but the
visual differences are most compelling. Gainesville
is not a small college town anymore; it's grown up.
Highways have replaced dirt roads, and buildings
stand where cows once grazed. Our college opened
in 1909 in one unplastered room in Thomas Hall
Dormitory. We moved to Bryan Hall in 1941, and
then to the Spessard L. Holland Law Center, our
current location, in 1968. We added Bruton-Geer
Hall in 1984 and our two classroom towers in 2005,
along with a major renovation of Holland Hall
and the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center.
Construction is now underway on the $6-million
Martin H. Levin Legal Advocacy Center, which
will house a state-of-the-art courtroom. This will
complete the total reconstruction of the college's
academic space during this decade. Our physical
facilities are outstanding and a marvel to those who
have not seen them within the last few years.

Q. How do you characterize the state of the
college today?

When UF Law celebrates its centennial in 2009, we
will do so proudly as a strong, thriving law school.
Applications from highly qualified students to our
J.D., LL.M. and S.J.D. programs increase each year.
We have expanded our Graduate Tax Program, which
is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best,
and which now offers the LL.M. in International
Taxation and the S.J.D. in Graduate Taxation in


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addition to the LL.M. in Graduate Taxation. Our
highly regarded Environmental and Land Use Law
Program now offers the nation's first LL.M. in these
closely-related fields.
The generous support of alumni and friends
like those listed in the Honor Roll section of this
magazine has helped us pass the halfway point in
our $47-million capital campaign, and, along with
tuition devolution, has been instrumental in allowing
us to continue our progress despite Florida's tight
budget climate.
Recent guests to our campus have included U.S.
Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and
Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Secretary of State
Madeline Albright. This fall we have been honored
with visits by both Chief Justice of the United States
John G. Roberts Jr. and U.S. Supreme Court Associate
Justice John Paul Stevens.
We are particularly proud of our faculty, whose
productivity and scholarship are chronicled in our 2008
Report From the Faculty, online at www.law.ufl.edu.
During the past three years, the faculty has published
53 books (including casebooks), with publishers
including NYU, Oxford, Princeton, and the University
of Chicago. The faculty has also published 251 law
review articles and book chapters, with publishers
including Ashgate, Cambridge and Harvard.

Q. As you look ahead, what do you see in the
future for the law school?

Economic indicators continue to be bleak as this
magazine goes to press, and that is cause for great
concern for all of us. As a state institution, our
fortunes, of course, are tied to Florida's, and if budgets
continue to decrease we will have some very difficult

decisions to make. However, on our current track the
law school has an historic opportunity created by the
tuition differential strategy and a modest forthcoming
reduction in class size to vastly increase our quality
and reshape our institution, despite the budget cuts
we have undergone. The support of our alumni and
friends is more important now than ever.
The College of Law is in the initial stages of a
major strategic planning effort called "UF Law
2015," in part in preparation for the Strategic Plan &
Self-Study required for the ABA sabbatical site visit
in spring 2010. We have a stellar group of faculty on
our Strategic Planning Committee, and they will be
considering what we would like our law school to
look like in the year 2015. For the college to operate
at its highest level of efficiency and best serve our
students, for example, we may envision a law school
with a slightly smaller J.D. program, better student-
faculty ratios, and more skills training per student. We
might look for our tuition to be close to, but below,
the mean of our peer institutions. Our entering class
credentials might be even stronger, as we keep more
high quality Florida residents in Florida for their
legal education. And we hope to improve the broad
diversity of our students and faculty as well.
As we look at how we educate our students in the
future, we must consider choices such as class size and
selection. Legal education is changing around us, and we
must focus our attention on who we are and where we
are going as an institution. We must look at who we are
teaching, and what we are preparing our students to do.
Our alumni are an important part of this effort, and we
invite your suggestions and participation.


FALL 2008

100 YEAR

April 24-25, 2009
Visit www.law.ufl.edu
for more information.

Chief Justice of
the United States
John G. Roberts
Jr. (center) shares
a laugh with friend
Dean Colson (left)
and UF Levin
College of Law
Dean Robert Jerry
during a reception
held in his
honor at the UF
president's house
on Sept. 4. Chief
Justice Roberts
was in Gainesville
tojudge the
UF Campbell
Thornal Moot
Court Final Four
Competition held
at the UF Phillips
Center for the
Performing Arts
on Sept. 5. Chief
Justice Roberts'
marks the first
time in the UF
Moot Court's near
100-year history
that a justice of
the United States
Supreme Court
has participated
on the panel.

'Choose Life' on license

plates protected speech?

he audience in the court cham-
ber hushed with anticipation
as the bailiff announced in a
ringing tone, "Oye, oye, oye! All
persons having business before the
honorable Supreme Court of the
United States are advised to draw
near and give their attention, for the
court is now sitting. God save the
United States and this honorable
So began the University of
Florida Justice Campbell Thomal
Moot Court Final Four competition
held on Sept. 5. For the first time in
UF history, a sitting chief justice of
the United States, John G. Roberts
Jr., presided over the competition,
which was held in the university's
Phillips Center for the Performing
Arts before an audience of 1,500
law students, faculty, staff and
Judge Peter T Fay, Judge Susan
H. Black and Judge Rosemary Bar-
kett, all UF alumni and judges in
the llth Circuit of the U.S. Court
of Appeals, joined Roberts on the
Moot Court bench.
The case to be decided dur-
ing the Moot Court hinged on the

First Amendment
aspects of the
"Choose Life" li-
cense plate in the

fictional State of
Webb. Student at-
torneys Cary Aronovitz and Kevin
Combest served as counsel for the
plaintiff, the State of Webb De-
partment of Motor Vehicles. They
would argue in the plaintiff's ap-
peal of respondent Planned Parent-
hood of Webb Inc.'s earlier victory
in the U.S. Court of Appeals. Rob-
ert Davis and Tara Nelson served as
counsel for the respondent.
At issue was whether the federal
courts held jurisdiction in the mat-
ter, and if they did, whether or not

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the "Choose Life" specialty plate
violated First Amendment princi-
ples of free speech.
Under the stem gazes of the ju-
rists, counsel for the plaintiff Cary
Aronowitz stepped up to the podi-
um to open arguments on the case
before the court. Fighting butter-
flies, Aronowitz managed to main-
tain his composure when Chief Jus-
tice Roberts cut him off with a line
of questioning, soon joined by the
other jurists, regarding whether the
$25 purchase price for the specialty
tag was a tax, a regulatory fee, or a
contractual exchange.
"The very first question present-
ed to me was from [Chief Justice]
Roberts and I was anticipating that

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question, but it was probably the
one question I really didn't want
to answer," Aronovitz said. "I got
it out of my mouth, I saw him
nodding and that was a big confi-
dence booster."
Despite pointed questioning
from the bench, the competitors
were confident in their answers
because of weeks of practice fac-
ing rigorous grilling from their
"What really made it much
easier than you would have
thought was that the questions
the professors asked us in prac-
tice were hard-hitting, adver-
sarial, trying to get us to mess
up, and that prepared us to talk
to these judges and justice who
didn't want to do that," Combest
said. "They just wanted to talk
back and forth. We had seen the
worst, and anything less than that
was just pleasant."
That's not to say the jurists
didn't ask the competitors some
tough questions, probing their
arguments to find chinks in their
reasoning regarding complex
legal questions. As an example,
Roberts questioned Davis on his
argument for the respondent that
a four-prong approach should
be adopted when determining
whether a message on a state
automobile license tag is govern-
ment or private speech.
"The problem with multi-
factor tests, of course, is that
they delegate a huge amount of
discretion to the judiciary," said
Roberts. "When you have four
factors, they can be manipulated
in any way, and so you're trans-
ferring the determination from
the legislature to the courts about
what types of policies the govern-
ment can support and promote.
Isn't that problematic?"
During deliberations, UF
Law Professor Lyrissa Lidsky
addressed the audience to outline
the constitutional elements of the
case, stressing its importance de-
spite its hypothetical nature. She

noted Florida was the first state
to have a "Choose Life" license
plate and is also considering a
license plate with the words "I
Believe" with a picture of a cross.
Although the "I Believe" tag has
been stalled in Florida, South
Carolina recently approved an "I
Believe" license plate, and a law-
suit has already been filed in the
matter, she said.
"This is a very important
issue, it's a hot issue, and some
very smart people in our ap-
pellate courts have split on the
constitutionality of the issue,"
Lidsky said.
Although the bench eventu-
ally ruled for the petitioner, Rob-
erts said all of the students per-
formed well.
"We unanimously decidedthat
there was not a bad one among
them," Roberts said. "That's not
always the case, so we appreciate
very much, as we do in our day
jobs, that a lot of work went into
the presentations. Judges andjus-
tices are very grateful when that
Aronovitz and Combest won
the competition for the petitioner.
Aronovitz was awarded best brief
and best oral argument of the
competition, while Davis took
home the best overall participant.
The event was sponsored by the
law firms of Holland & Knight
and Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutc-
liffe. The Charles W. Abbott En-
dowment provided scholarships
for the final four, the final four
alternate, the best oralist, and to
the author of the best brief. Dr.
Joseph Rhile provided the Eliza-
beth Rhile scholarship for the
best overall competitor.
"We depend so heavily on the
jobs that the lawyers do, both in
the briefs and in the oral presena-
tions," said Roberts. "It always
makes it a more enjoyable expe-
rience to have counsel who've
put in long hours, as I can tell all
four of our advocates have."
Ian Fisher andLindyBrounley

Charles ROBERSON, Secretary,
Webb Dept. of Motor Vehicles, Petitioner
Represented by Kevin Combest and Cary Aronovitz,
Represented by Robert Davis and Tara Nelson.
In The Supreme Court Of The United States Of America, Fall Term, 2008

Secretary of the Webb Justice Campbell Thornal
Department of Motor Vehicles Moot Court Final Four
(DMV), enforces and administers the competitors (from left)
Cary Aronovitz and Robert
State of Webb's statute authorizing Davis take a final moment
a specialty license plate with the to study in a backstage
words "Choose Life." The State of hallway of the Phillips
Webb does not have a corresponding Center for the Performing
statute allowing for a specialty license Arts on Sept. 5.
plate with the words "Pro-Choice."
Planned Parenthood of Webb, Inc. (PPW) filed a civil action in
federal district court against the DMV arguing that the statute
authorizing the Choose Life license plate amounts to viewpoint
discrimination by the State of Webb in violation of the First
Amendment. In response, the DMV argued that the federal
district court was deprived of subject matterjurisdiction to
hear the case by operation of the Tax Injunction Act (TIA).
Alternatively, the DMV argued that the Choose Life license plate
statute need not be neutral because any message on a state-
issued license plate constitutes government speech. The district
court held in favor of PPW by finding that the TIA did not
deprive the district court of subject matter jurisdiction and that
the statute authorizing the Choose Life license plate in the state
of Webb violates the First Amendment. The DMV appealed.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth Circuit
affirmed the district court's decision and reasoned that because
motorists who receive a Choose Life license plate voluntarily pay
a $25 charge, the charge imposed does not constitute a tax, nor
does the charge constitute a regulatory fee; rather it is a simple
purchase price. Consequently, the TIA did not preclude the
district court from exercising federal subject matter jurisdiction.
The circuit court further reasoned that the license plate statute
violates the First Amendment because the license plate
message constitutes private speech and the statute authorizing
only the "Choose Life" message impermissibly discriminates
against other viewpoints, mainly the "Pro-Choice" view. The
Supreme Court granted the DMV's petition for certiorari. Before
the Supreme Court are two issues: 1) whether the charge
imposed by the Choose Life license plate statute is a tax within
the meaning of the TIA and; 2) if not, whether the "Choose
Life" message constitutes private speech and viewpoint
discrimination in violation of the First Amendment.

FALL 2008


Study Abroad Program
Raises Awareness to Benefit
South African School
For 19 UF Law students, the UF/
University of Cape Town Study Abroad
Program turned into more than just a
summer trip. The UF students, along
with High Springs Community School,
sponsored a pen pal project that raised
$3,400 to benefit Kalksteenfontein
Primary School (KPS) in South
Africa. UF Law students, like Donna
Vincent (2L) pictured above with
KPS students, also volunteered at
KPS during the Cape Town Study
Abroad Program over the summer.
KPS is located in Cape Flats, a poor
township 15 miles outside of Cape
Town. Many of its residents were
forced from Cape Town when District
Six became a white-only area under
apartheid. The money raised will pay
all 136 KPS students' tuition, said
Kathie Price, UF Law associate dean
for library and technology.

Hispanic Business Ranks UF
Law 10th Among Top Law
Schools for Hispanic Students
Hispanic Business recently ranked UF
Law as the number 10 law school
in the nation for Hispanic students.
HispanTelligence, the research arm
of Hispanic Business Inc., annually
assesses the nation's top law schools
to identify those offering the most
to Hispanics and at the forefront of
recruiting, retaining and offering quality
higher education. UF Law exemplified
the inclusion of diversity measures on
campus in the following categories:
Hispanic enrollment, Hispanic faculty,
Hispanic student services, Hispanic
retention rate and Hispanic reputation.
In 2007, more than 10 percent of
the student body was Hispanic. The
school specifically recruits, supports
and mentors Hispanic law students,
and the retention rate for Hispanic
students in 2006-07 was
100 percent. Student
organizations oriented
toward this group include
the Spanish American
Law Students Association
(SALSA), the Hispanic
and Latino/a Law Student
Association (HLLSA), the Caribbean Law
Students Association (Carib-Law), and
the International Law Society (ILS).
In addition, professors Berta
Hernandez-Truyol, Juan Perea and
Pedro Malavet and Assistant Professor
D. Daniel Sokol make the University of
Florida Levin College of Law a national
leader in the number of tenured Hispanic
faculty members.


UF Law Graduate Tax
Program Visits Lima, Peru
This summer, professors Michael Friel,
Lawrence Lokken, Martin McMahon
and Yariv Brauner traveled to Lima,
Peru, to speak at ajoint UF/IFA Peru
sponsored conference. The faculty
represented UF Graduate Tax Program's
new International Tax degree program
during the two-day event, which
involved members of various Peruvian
organizations, universities and private
companies. The conference was made
possible by ajoint partnership between
the UF Graduate Tax Program and the
IFA Peru organization.

Florida Law Review
Breaks Ground With
Multimedia Article
For the first time in history, the
Florida Law Review has published a
multimedia article. The article,
Constitutional Advocacy Explains
Constitutional Outcomes, was
written by Stephen. A. Higginson,
an associate professor at Loyola
University New Orleans. Higginson
included 178 links to audio
recordings of oral arguments in
front of the Supreme Court.
Higginson started using audio clips
in his constitutional law class to
help students understand what the
lawyers were arguing. Both Dougherty
and Higginson see multimedia as an
increased part of law review articles
in the future. The article can be found
at http://www.floridalawreview.org/

Jurist-in-residence program to bring judges to UF Law

Anew University of Florida Levin
College of Law program will help
law students bridge the gap between
what they learn in law school and legal
practice. The Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-
Residence Program named after Peter T.
Fay, a seniorjudge of the U.S. 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals who graduated from the
college in 1956 will bring judges to the
college to provide insights to students and
faculty on a broad range of issues relating
to judicial process, substantive law, trial
and appellate advocacy, and the day-to-day
practice of law.

"Ajurist-in-residence program is one
of the hallmarks of a great law school, and
has long been a program I've wanted to
see established at our school," said Robert
Jerry, dean of the College of Law and Levin
Mabie and Levin Professor of Law. "Our
Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program
will bring extraordinary judges to this law
school to enrich the educational experience
of our students, and because it is endowed,
it will influence the development of UF Law
students for many generations to come.
Jerry announced the Peter T. Fay Jurist-
in-Residence Program during a reception


Donna Vincent (2L)
with KPS students

UF Conservation Clinic
Teams Up With Georgia On
River Conservation
Law students from the University
of Florida and the University of
Georgia met at the border for
something other than football an
opportunity to canoe the St. Marys
River, the boundary water between
the two adjoining states. The UF
Law Conservation Clinic and the
University of Georgia Environmental
Law Practicum have teamed up for a
trans-boundary water law project that
involves researching and petitioning
the state of Florida for an Outstanding

Florida Water designation for the
river (if warranted by research),
while designing some sort of similar
protection for the river in Georgia -
which does not have an analogous
The two law school-based service
learning programs are working with
the St. Marys River Management
Committee, a volunteer board
appointed by the four counties that
border the river (Nassau and Baker
in Florida; Camden and Charleston
in Georgia) and supported by the
St. Johns River Water Management
District. Students will also be looking
into shared watershed cooperation

mechanisms at the local level that
could harmonize planning and local
riverine protection regulations.

Fall 2008
Enrolled Class Profile
This year's entering class is among the
best and brightest in the nation. With
UF Law ranked in the top 25 public
and 46th overall of the nation's nearly
200 accredited law schools, its student
body continues to reflect the college's
status as one of the country's best
public law schools. With a substantial
397 students and an average LSAT
score of 160, the class of 2011
is no exception to this standard of
Class Size: 397
Number of applicants: 3,373
Number of offers: 940
Gender: 52% male, 48 % female
Minority Representation: 25.4%*
(8.56% Asian, 5.79% Black, 10.57%
Hispanic, .5% Native American)
*8.3% self declared as other or did not
indicate race, this figure is not included
in the 25.4%

The 7th Annual
University of
Florida Music
Law Conference
February 20-21
If you are a UF
alumnus experienced
in entertainment law
and interested in
sharing your knowledge
with up-and-coming
musicians and fellow
attorneys, please
email the conference
Executive Director
Sondra Randon at

The University of Florida Trial Team marked the end of its four-week selection process
by holding its annual Final Four competition Oct. 3 in the Bailey Courtroom. Final Four
advocates Amanda Brus, Katrina Gavette, Joshua Lukman and Kara Wick, who were
chosen from a pool of almost 100 students, presented their arguments for the fictitious
civil case Smith v. Lighter Corporation. Brus and Wick, counsel for the defendant, were
awarded the title of "Best Overall Team." Wick was also named "Best Overall Advocate.'
The Honorable Judge Stephan Mickle served as the presidingjudge. At the end of the
competition, Mickle congratulated both sides on their dynamic closing arguments.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, PA., a litigation firm with offices in Florida and Alabama,
sponsored the tournament. Thejury was composed of J. Scott Kirk, James A. Edwards,
Sara J. Burton and LaShawnda K. Jackson, all attorneys at the firm. (Left to right)
Joshua Lukman, Katrina Gavette, Judge Stephan Mickle, Kara Wick and Amanda Brus.

Average age: 24
Residency: 80% resident and
20% non-resident.
Academic Credentials:
UGPA: 75th percentile
3.78, median 3.61,
25th percentile 3.38
LSAT: 75th percentile
162, median 160,
25th percentile 156

welcoming Chief Justice of the United
States John G. Roberts Jr. to campus. At
the reception, which was held Sept. 4 at
the UF President's house, the Chief Justice
expressed his high regard for Fay and
applauded the creation of the program.
"I think it would be absolutely
wonderful for the law school to invite all
kinds of judges from around the country,"
said Fay. "This program will really give
students a chance to talk to judges and to
realize a lot of different things, number one
thatjudges are human beings striving to
do a good job. And number two that jurists
deal with everyday questions that are very
similar, if not identical, to the questions
that are being discussed in class."

The idea to name thejurist-in-
residence program after Fay came
from Fay's colleague and friend, U.S.
District Court Judge Paul C. Huck, who
graduated from the college in 1965. Huck
regards Fay as a judicial mentor, and he
wanted to honor Fay in a fashion that
represented Fay's tremendous dedication
to the professional development of young
lawyers. The program will bring judges
to the UF law campus at least once
each year for a period of several days to
interact with law students, providing them
with unusual access to judicial expertise
and insight in appellate advocacy.
"The general concept is thatjudges
would be invited to spend two or three

days on campus and participate in
law school activities as suggested by
a committee comprised ofjudges,
faculty and law students," said Huck.
"While we expect to havejudges who
are UF law alumni participate initially,
it is contemplated that eventually we
will also invite Supreme Court justices
and other nationally known jurists to
Perhaps not surprisingly, Fay has
been tapped to serve as the school's first
jurist-in-residence later this year.
"This honor is the highlight of my
38 years as a federal judge," Fay said.
"I'm very honored, very embarrassed and
very humbled."

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U.S. Supreme Court
Associate Justice John
Paul Stevens (right)
and U.S. District Court
Judge Jose A. Gonzalez
Jr. (left) discussed a
broad range of legal
topics during the
inaugural Marshal
Criser Lecture Series.
Stevens is the fourth
Supreme Court Justice
to visit UF Law in
three years, following
visits by Chief Justice
of the United States
John G. Roberts Jr. and
associate justices Ruth
Bader Ginsberg and
Sandra Day O'Connor.
To view a video of the
conversation, visit

Let's talk: A conversation with "Oral argument is, if not the
most important, one of the most
Justice Stevens and Judge Gonzalez important parts of the case,
Gonzalez said, "because the

n an intimate and very per-
sonal conversational setting,
U.S. Supreme Court Associ-
ate Justice John Paul Stevens and
his close friend and colleague
U.S. District Court Judge Jose A.
Gonzalez Jr. (JD 57), a judge in
the Southern District of Florida,
shared theirjudicial philosophies,
insights and inside jokes with an
audience of 700 UF Law students
and faculty.
The two old friends were on
campus as part of the Inaugural
Marshall M. Criser Distinguished
Lecture at the University of
Florida Curtis M. Phillips Center
for the Performing Arts on
Nov. 17. The lecture series was
established with a gift from Lewis
Schott (LLB 46) as a tribute to

former UF President Marshall
Criser (LLB 51).
During the conversation, Ste-
vens and Gonzalez interacted
with Professor Sharon Rush,

Professor Michael
Wolf and Flori-
da Law Review
Editor in Chief
Larry Dougherty,
who posed ques-
tions previously
submitted by stu-
dents and faculty.
The answers of
the two jurists

first thing you have to do as an
advocate is gain the attention of
your audience and you can do
that orally much easier than you
can with the written word."
Wolf asked about Stevens'

"Oral argument

is, if not the

most important,

one of the most

important parts

of the case."

revealed a deep devotion to the
law and offered unique per-
spectives on the finer points of
legal advocacy that only judges
can impart.

perspective on
stare decisis,
the doctrine
of allowing
precedent to
stand in court
Stevens said
deference to

even if he disagrees with the
decision, as he did in Texas v.
Johnson, a 1989 Supreme Court
case which protected flag burning
as a form of free speech.


"I feel very strongly that case
was incorrectly decided for all
sorts of reasons... But, I would
never suggest that it should be
overruled," Stevens said. "I
think it was a firm decision, I
think the country has accepted
it, and I think it is part of the law
and should remain the law."
Stevens went on to note there
are instances in which he feels
the precedent should not rule.
"I have rather consistently
disagreed with some of the sov-
ereign immunity jurisprudence
in the court," Stevens said.
"It just seems to me there is a
fundamental misunderstanding
about the correct relationship
between the states and the fed-
eral government that is entitled
to continuing examination."
Both Stevens and Gonzalez
offered wise words when asked
to share general advice to the
law students in the audience.
"When you first get into the
practice, you're going to find out
that you don't know an awful
lot," he said. "Don't be afraid to
admit that..... Go ask somebody
older than you or more experi-
enced than you, and you'll be
surprised how happy they will
be to help."
Stevens advised that keeping
one's word is most important.
"When you graduate, you be-
come part of a profession," Ste-
vens said. "If your word is good
and you have the reputation for
being trusted for what you say,
both for facts and for your un-
derstanding of the law, that will
pay more dividends than you
can possibly imagine."
"Just remember, your reputa-
tion as a person of honor is very
hard to achieve," Stevens said,
"but nothing is more valuable to
a lawyer than his word."
-an Fisher

Marshall M. Criser distinguished lecture

honors former UF president
Lewis Schott (LLB 46) of Palm Beach, Fla., donated $600,000 to the
university in early 2007 to establish the Marshall M. Criser Distinguished
Lecture Series. Schott's gift for the permanent lecture series at the college
was eligible for matching funds from the state of Florida's Major Gifts Trust
Fund, which increased the speaker series endowment to more than $1 million.
"The goal of the speaker series is to host
prestigious national and international speakers "Marshall Criser
every year on topics of particular interest to law has devoted a
students," said Robert Jerry, dean and Levin Mabie
and Levin Professor of Law. major part of
"The outstanding leadership Marshall Criser has his life to the
shown throughout his career provides an example
for the aspirations we want our students to hold," University of
said Jerry. "In honoring Marshall with the named Florida," Schott
lecture series, Lewis Schott has again enhanced the said. I is a
law school in a way that will enrich the academic
experience of our students." honor to be able
Schott is a longtime contributor to UF. Law to continue his
students, faculty, and staff are well familiar with
the Marcia Whitney Schott Courtyard at the Levin influence at UE."
College of Law. As a result of an earlier gift from
Schott, this courtyard is named in honor of his late wife, who also earned her law
degree from UF in 1946.

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Florida C .lege of Law based solely on his race.
In 1949, ViI D Hawkins applied to e the UF law school and was
denied entry b on the color of his skin. With the legal assistance of,

rulings Ibfoic H\\ kini broke the color barrier for students at UF but
at grcit pCi lSoililosI Hawkins abandoned his own aspirations to attend
the C o I k*t-'-l\- \ by agreeing in 1958 to drop his suit against the state
if Flonda would desegregate university admissions.
On Sept. :5, 1958, George H. Starke Jr. enrolled in the UF College
of Law, bei ning the first black student to enter the university. In 1962,
W. ClOIl I.'lli I! became the first black student to receive a degree from
the UF C i _'c of Law. In 1965, the Honorable Stephan Mickle, United
States Di t Judge in the Northern District of Florida, became the first
black tuiid to c.iin an undergraduate degree from the university.

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awkins went on to
graduate from New
England School of
Law in 1964 and
became a member
of The Florida Bar
in 1977. Because of
his efforts to desegregate the state univer-
sity system, more than 12,000 African-
Americans have since earned degrees at
the University of Florida.
"Virgil Hawkins and the other stu-
dents of color who followed demon-
strated remarkable personal courage and
persistence," said Robert Jerry, dean and
Levin Mabie and Levin Professor of Law.
"Today, UF has a more diverse student
body, one that more closely matches the
population of Florida and the nation."
The 50t anniversary of desegrega-
tion was celebrated at UF on Sept. 15,
and the civil rights pioneers responsible
for changing the course of history for mi-
nority students were honored during the
university's Constitution Day Program
hosted by the Levin College of Law on
Sept. 17. The program featured a presen-
tation by Harley Herman, Esq. (JD 78)
of de Beaubien, Knight, Simmons, Man-
tzaris & Neal on the life and legacy of
Virgil Hawkins.

"In reality, Virgil Hawkins never
expected to be the Rosa Parks of Florida or
his admission to the UF's College of Law
to be the Ft. Sumter of civil liberties," said
Herman, the attorney who laid the ground-
work to recognize and honor Hawkins.
The program also included a panel
discussion on the federal constitutional
issues in law school desegregation with
Kenneth Nunn, professor of law; Her-
man; Juan Perea, Cone Wagner Nugent
Johnson, Hazouri and Roth Professor of
Law; and Stephan P. Mickle, U.S. District
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern Dis-
trict of Florida.
George H. Starke Jr. addressed the
audience during the program and said
that even though he had never met Virgil
Hawkins, he appreciates the sacrifice he
made. "Virgil Hawkins made it possible
for me to attend law school," Starke said.
"He made it all possible."
Hawkins' niece, Harriet Livings-
ton, also addressed the audience, tell-
ing them that Hawkins' faith provided
him with patience and perseverance.
"Only those who see the invisible can
do the impossible," said Livingston.
"Virgil Hawkins taught us not to judge a
person by the color of their skin, but by
the content of their character."

At the close of the program Dean Robert
Jerry reminded the audience to remember
the heroic efforts of Virgil Hawkins, George
H. Starke Jr., W. George Allen and Stephan
Mickle. "As we leave today, we leave with
the inspiration to do good and remember
the struggle of those who came before us."
W. George Allen (JD 63) enrolled in
law school in September 1960, andbecame
the first African-American law student
to graduate from UF Law. UF Law has
changed greatly in the years since Hawk-
ins, Allen, Starke and Mickle attended.
Allen said that the biggest change he's
seen in UF Law was "the proliferation of
minority and women students."
Allen is a former president of the Na-
tional Bar Association, and he and wife,
Enid, are major contributors to the UF
Center for the Study of Race and Race
Relations. Allen serves as a member of
the UF Foundation Board of Directors,
and the college's Black Law Student
Association is named in his honor.
"When I started there I was the only
black and there were only two women.
Now the class is more diverse and it rep-
resents society but I started in 1960,"
said Allen. No%, the law school is more
in tune to the population. The diversity
has been good for the school." .


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* 1946-1958: 85 black students apply to the University of Florida
and are denied admission.
* 1949: Virgil Hawkins and William T Lewis are denied admission
to UF College of Law.
* 1954: Brown v. Board of Education decided by the U.S.
Supreme Court. In a companion decision, the court orders the
University of Florida to admit Virgil Hawkins. The state resists the
ruling. Virgil Hawkins brings his case before the Florida Supreme
Court five times and the U.S. Supreme Court four times.
* 1957: Florida Supreme Court upholds Virgil Hawkins' denial of
admission. Justice Stephen O'Connell, who later served as UF's
president, concurs in the decision.
* 1958: Hawkins withdraws his application to the UF College
of Law in exchange for the desegregation of UF graduate and
professional schools.
* 1958: George H. Starke is the first African-American to be
admitted to UF's College of Law.
* 1959: College of Law celebrates 50th anniversary.
* 1962: W. George Allen is the first African-American to receive a
degree from the UF College of Law.
* 1965: Stephan Mickle is the first African-American to earn an
undergraduate degree from UF, later earning his law degree from
UF in 1970.
* Today: In fall 2007, 51,725 students were enrolled at the
University of Florida, including approximately 4,300 African-
Americans, 6,000 Hispanics and 3,800 Asians.
* Today: 2008 Levin College of Law minority representation: 25.4
percent. This includes Asian, 8.56 percent; African-American, 5.79
percent; Hispanic 10.57 percent; and Native American 0.5 percent.

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"The first lesson is this: Take it from me

- every vote counts.

itter words from Al
Gore, a man who
should know. Gore,
who won the majority
of the nation's
popular vote in the
2000 presidential
election, ultimately conceded Florida's 25
electoral votes and the White House
- to George W. Bush after a landmark
decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to end
Florida's vote recount. The final margin
of victory for Bush in Florida consisted
of 537 votes, .0002 percent of the state's
nearly 6 million certified ballots.
"What happened in 2000 is exactly
what everyone feared, that it would go
down to a few thousand votes or less,"
said Stephen N. Zack (JD 71), one of the
attorneys representing Gore following the
election and a partner in the Miami firm
Boies, Schiller & Flexner. "I think one
thing important to look at from a historical
perspective is that there is virtually no
election that is free of problems. What
usually occurs is that the margins are so
large that those problems do not become
significant. But when you have a very
narrow margin, they become very, very
significant, and that's what happened in
Florida in 2000."
Florida's 2000 presidential election
was initially called in favor of Bush
by 1,784 votes. This tiny margin of
victory triggered statutorily-mandated
machine recounts of ballots in all 67
Florida counties, the results of which
narrowed the margin to a Bush lead
of little more than 300 votes. Bush's


tenuous majority, coupled with voter
complaints of confusing butterfly ballots
and malfunctioning voting machines in
several counties, compelled Gore, as he
was entitled to do under Florida law, to
protest the results in Broward, Dade,
Palm Beach and Volusia counties. He
pressed for recounts in those counties of
"undervotes" ballots that did not show
a valid legal selection during machine
counting, but which might demonstrate
voter intent when examined manually.
Gore's decision to ask for manual
recounts in these heavily Democratic
counties, which many critics described as
"strategic cherry-picking" ofvotes, kicked
up a legal scrum of epic proportions. After
weeks of litigation in Florida's courts,
examination of thousands of ballots with
chads in various states of detachment,
and media attention that characterized
Florida's election and state politics as
national jokes, the U.S. Supreme Court
intervened with a judgment one likely
to be argued in law schools and living
rooms for generations that effectively
ended the spectacle.
"There can be no doubt that a majority
of Americans voted for Al Gore to be
president of the United States that more
people voted for Al Gore, or thought they
were voting for Al Gore, than for George
Bush," said Zack, who is slated to be the
next president-elect of the American Bar
Association. "It definitely indicates that
elections are subject to human variables,
and in a contested election that is razor
thin, those human errors are going to
cause problems."

Many people are still confused by
the series of events leading up to the
U.S. Supreme Court's intervention in
Florida's recount of the 2000 presidential
election. By the time the nation's highest
court ended the litigation on Dec. 12,
the battle had been raging in Florida for
36 days and a dizzying number of suits
and countersuits had made the rounds
through Florida and federal courts. The
country was obsessed with hanging
chads, but Florida law did little to shed
light on how to discern the voter intent
they might reveal.
"We'd tended to overlook the
importance of elections until the 2000
presidential election, inwhichwe realized
we were using outdated equipment,
machines and so on, particularly in the
large populated counties," said W. Dexter
Douglass (LLB 55), Gore's lead Florida
counsel and long-time state politico who
previously served as general counsel
for Gov. Lawton Chiles and chair
of the Florida Constitution Revision
Commission. "The combination of
antiquated voting systems and antiquated
voting laws put us in a position when we
became pivotal to the election to cause
the court proceedings that followed."
The first case that made its way to
the U.S. Supreme Court involved the
Florida Supreme Court's ruling in favor
of Gore's protest of the vote count in
Broward, Palm Beach and Volusia
counties. Central to the question was
the statutory deadline, set by section
102.111 of Florida law, for counties to
certify their election returns no later than
seven days after the election. Several of
the counties conducting manual recounts
were unsure they could complete the
recounts in time to certify their returns

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"The combination of antiquated voting systems

and antiquated voting laws put us in a position

when we became pivotal to the election."

by the deadline. Although the deadline
was ruled to be immutable by a Florida
Circuit Court, the court also ruled the
counties conducting manual recounts
could amend their returns later and that
Secretary of State Katherine Harris, the
state's chief election officer, had the
discretion to accept those amendments
after the deadline.
Nonetheless, at the close of business
hours on Nov. 14, Harris announced she

was in receipt of certified returns from
all 67 counties, although three were still
conducting manual recounts. She also
released criteria by which she would
accept amended filings and required
those counties intending to make one to
submit a written statement outlining the
circumstances compelling them to do so.
Broward, Dade, Palm Beach and Volusia
counties submitted written statements,
but Harris determined none of them

warranted an extension of the deadline.
She certified the election on Nov. 18.
The Gore legal team immediately
protested in Florida courts, a move
Douglass advised against.
"My suggestion early on was that
they should allow the secretary of state
to certify the election and then contest it.
Instead of choosing a recount, you could
choose a contest statute, which would
immediately place the question of a
statewide recount under the jurisdiction
of the courts," said Douglass. "But
Klain [Gore Chief of Staff Ron Klain]
and others said, 'Well, it had already
been determined that we would go with
recounts in these four counties.' "
Despite Douglass' recommendation,
Gore directed his legal team to pursue
extending the certification deadline to
allow the counties to complete their
recounts. This litigation would later
prove to run the clock out on Gore's
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will of law and as the law was written."
The case, the first Gore v. Harris,
eventually arrived on the docket of the
Florida Supreme Court, which ruled
on Nov. 21 that the recount would take
place, that amended returns must be
accepted from the counties that were
party to the case, and that Harris could
not certify the election until Nov. 26.
"We made a statutory construction
analysis of the law, and we found there
were ambiguities in the statute which
required there to be a construction that
would permit the intent of the statute to
be carried out," said Florida Supreme
Court Justice Charles T. Wells (JD 64),
who was chief justice at the time.
The ruling was appealed to the U.S.
Supreme Court in Bush v. Palm Beach
County Canvassing Board. The Supreme
Court remanded it back to the Florida
Supreme Court on Dec. 4 with a request
for an explanation of how it reached its
"The United States Supreme Court
made a determination that it was not a
matter of statutory construction under
state law, but that the federal scheme for
electing presidential electors gave to the
Legislature plenary power to make the
determination as to how the selection
of electors was going to be done," said
Wells. "They remanded the case to us,

saying that they did not understand the
basis upon which we reached the decision
to extend the time for the certification."
Meanwhile, Harris, pursuant to the
Florida Supreme Court's order in Gore
v. Harris, certified the election results
on Nov. 26 in which Bush was the
victor with a lead of 537 votes. Gore's

team then filed a petition contesting the
election, the second Gore v. Harris. The
case moved through circuit and district
courts to the Florida Supreme Court,
which ruled on Dec. 8 that a statewide
recount would proceed with a deadline
for completion of Dec. 12. That date was
the federal "safe-haven" deadline for

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states to appoint its electors before the
Electoral College's federally mandated
Dec. 18 meeting.
The second Gore v. Harris ruling
allowed for a statewide hand recount
of undervotes, but it did not include

voter intent that, at that point, our court
was requiring to be done statewide.
Again, those questions seem to me to
have been a difficulty of the elections
statutes, which really just didn't address

"The [Florida] election laws really were

not designed in such a way that fit a

presidential election where the margin of

victory was within the margin of error."

"overvotes" votes where selections
for president were clearly indicated,
but which also included the candidate's
name handwritten on the ballot. Neither
state law nor the court provided uniform
standards for how to conduct the recount.
Instead, each county's canvassing board
would use its own standards.
"In the first case, the case involving
the protest in the certification to
the secretary of state, we had been
unanimous. In the second case, we
were not," said Wells. "I wrote in my
dissent that I felt like the majority's
decision created a basketful of practical
problems. The statute didn't provide any
standards for making a determination of

Bush asked the U.S. Supreme Court to
intervene, which it did on Dec. 9 when
it issued a writ of certiorari for Bush v.
Gore and enjoined Florida's recount.
"In the case of the second lawsuit,
there were a couple of federal questions
involved," said Clifford Jones, associate
in law and lecturer at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law's Center
for Governmental Responsibility. "One
of them had to do with whether or not the
process of counting votes and recounting
votes satisfied the constitutional
protections of equal protection and due
process. A secondary issue, which was
related to the first appeal, was whether

or not what the Florida court did was
interfering with the constitutional
direction that the electors for president be
selected by direction of the Legislature as
opposed to by direction of the courts."
The court issued aper curiam opinion
that the Florida court ruling was in
violation of the Equal Protection Clause
of the 14th Amendment because there
was no standard by which all 67 counties
could conduct the ballot recount. The
opinion stated that it applied only to
the specific circumstances of Bush v.
Gore, and should not be considered
precedential because "the problem of
equal protection in election processes
generally presents many complexities.
In addition, a majority of the court agreed
that no constitutionally valid recount
could be conducted in time to meet the
federal safe haven deadline of Dec. 12.
The court was divided as to whether
the Florida Supreme Court's statutory
construction to allow a recount after the
state's Nov. 14 certification deadline was
in violation of Article II.
"Frankly, the most controversial
aspect of the Supreme Court's decision
was to stop the recount, as opposed
to merely remanding it for further
proceedings in the court below," said
Jones. "I think the court did that because
they considered that the Florida Supreme
Court had indicated intent to rely on
the safe harbor provision of the federal
The Supreme Court issued its opinions
on Dec. 12. The controversial decision
left Gore little time for further action and
he soon conceded the election.
Legal scholar Cass Sunstein later
wrote, "For those who believe in the rule
of law, it is more than disturbing to find
that by far the best predictor of one's at-
titude toward Bush v. Gore is whether
one voted for Bush or for Gore. ... it is
extremely disturbing to find that on the
highly technical, even esoteric issues
involved in the case, the attitudes of so
many specialists including journalists
who follow the court, political scientists,
historians, law professors and even judg-
es seem determined, almost all of the
time, by their political preferences."
Nonetheless, Americans, despite
their political preferences, accepted the


high court's decision as final and got on
with business as usual.
"Everyone believed this would
resolve itself and a lot of people believed,
at the end of the day, the Electoral College
would step in as it is designed to do if
necessary," said Zack. "I've recently
spoken at law schools in China, Russia
and Poland, and this was a common
question. My unequivocal answer was
that we as a people are fully committed
to the constitutional electoral process
and, at all times, were going to turn to
our lawyers and not to our generals."
That reliance on the law hasn't
squelched cynical speculation by some
that partisan fervor motivated decisions
made by both the Florida Supreme Court
and the U.S. Supreme Court. Yet the truth
of the matter may have been in plain sight
all along.
"The [Florida] election laws really
were not designed in such a way that
fit a presidential election where the
margin of victory was within the margin
of error. The courts were trying to
deal in a very short time span with the
proverbial square peg in a round hole.
It just was not something that could be
dealt with in a very satisfactory way,"
said Wells. "What I have said, and what
I truly believe, is this was the election
of the president of the United States,
and no matter what the legal avenues or
approaches were for the United States
Supreme Court to get to it, it still was
necessary for the United States Supreme
Court to have the final say."

Florida is no stranger to presidential
election problems. Few are aware that
the congressional Electoral Count Act
of 1877 which, ironically, established
the Dec. 12 safe haven deadline driving
litigation in Florida's 2000 presidential
election was enacted in part as a result
of Florida's disputed 1876 presidential
election between Rutherford B. Hayes
and Samuel J. Tilden. The scandal of
that election involved alleged ballot box
stuffing and suppression of Republican
voters, mostly freed slaves.
With Florida's 27 electoral votes up
for grabs and tight margins reported in
advance of the 2008 election between

"Since 2000, there have been a

series of statutory responses that

would make [a recount] much

more streamlined, standardized

and easier to conduct."

John McCain and Barack Obama, many
worried the state could again experience
chaos. This election went smoothly,
for the most part, despite heavy voter
turnout 73 percent of the state's
registered voters, nearly 8.2 million
Floridians, voted (4.3 million of those
during early voting).

"The 2000 situation was unique in
history," said Jon Mills, a UF professor
of law, dean emeritus, and director of
the Levin College of Law Center for
Governmental Responsibility (which
sponsored a post-election conference at
the Levin College of Law featuring the
principals of the court cases, including

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David Boies, Douglass, Zack and
counsels for Harris). "Since 2000,
there have been a series of statutory
responses that, if there was a recount,
would make it much more streamlined,
standardized and easier to conduct."
After the embarrassment of its
2000 presidential election experience,
the state passed the Florida Election
ReformActof 2001, directly addressing
inadequacies in state law regarding
voting and tabulation problems.
The act outlawed the venerable
computer punch card machines as
well as lever and manual paper voting
systems effectively banishing the
hanging chad to history. Instead, the

act recommended electronic voting
systems, and mandated all voting
systems must be certified by the
secretary of state before the canvassing
boards can use them.
Initially, both optical-scan and
ATM-style touchscreen systems
replaced the old voting machines.
Concerns that the touchscreen system
was vulnerable to software glitches or
hacking, combined with the lack of a
paper trail for ballot recounts, led Gov.
Charlie Crist to ban its use in 2007
after the machine recorded 18,000
undervotes in a hotly contested 2006
Sarasota County congressional race.
Optical-scan machines, which tabulate

the vote electronically but provide a
paper record of each vote, are now the
standard in use statewide. The optical-
scan machines also alert voters if they
have recorded over- or undervotes as
the ballot is scanned, giving the voter
opportunity to correct his or her ballot
before leaving the polling place.
The Florida Election Reform Act
also implemented more uniform ballot
design, and instructed the secretary of
state's office to standardize interpreta-
tion of ballot marks and mismarks to
determine "clear indication that the
voter has made a definite choice" in
the event manual recounts are neces-
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written using ballots cast in the 2000
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In 1992, Andrew C. Hall (JD 68)
heard a horrific story about a
stranger, also named Hall, who
endured the unthinkable.
Chad Hall, an American
working as a contractor, was
beaten and tortured after being kidnapped
from Kuwaiti territory at gunpoint by Iraqi
guards. One of the Iraqis, as Hall told the
New York Times, "put the clip in the pistol
and chambered in a round and said, 'Well,
I have the authority to shoot you if I have
to, to take you with me.'"
A retired Army major, Hall was an ex-
pert in munitions, and the Iraqis wanted
his valuable knowledge.
They did almost anything to get it.
The Iraqis confined Hall to a small
prison cell with no lights, window, water
or toilet. He was frequently denied food
and water and had only limited access to

toilet facilities. He was interrogated, ac-
cused of espionage, and physically and
psychologically tortured. At one point, the
Iraqis blindfolded him and told him they
would shoot him if he didn't reveal in-
formation. When he refused, they cocked
their weapons, gave the "Fire!" command,
and dry-fired their weapons at him.
Hall was sure he would die in his
cramped, filthy jail cell somewhere in the
Iraqi desert.

After five days of torture, Chad Hall was
released. He returned to his hometown of
Houston and saw his family lawyer, who
called Andrew Hall and told him Chad Hall's
story. Andrew Hall was asked what could be
done about this, but he had no quick answer.
"[My first reaction was] probably a
stupid one, which was like, 'They can't do

that!'" Hall said. "I was so offended by the
idea that an American could be kidnapped
on Kuwaiti soil by Iraqis. I said, 'That's
got to be a violation of international law;
it just has to be, and there has to be some-
thing we can do about it.' "
As a Holocaust survivor, Andrew Hall
has seen first hand what can happen when
a government takes advantage of its pow-
er. And that is why he began his fight for
victims of state-sponsored terrorism.
"I have always been a victim-oriented
lawyer in that I have a sense of internal
outrage whenever I see an abuse of pow-
er," Hall said. "All of that, every bit of it,
comes from the circumstances of my birth
and my early childhood."

Chad Hall grew up in Texas and dropped
out of high school to join the Army at the


tender age of 18, where he became an
expert in disarming explosives. He was a
Mustang an enlisted soldier who enters
the Army as a private but works his way
up to the rank of an officer retiring
as a major. After leaving the army, Hall
went to work as a civilian contractor in
Kuwait disarming unexploded munitions
that were left from the First Gulf War.
Because of their close proxim-
ity to Iraq, Chad Hall's crew used GPS
to identify the Kuwait/Iraq border and
clearly marked it with red stakes. Hall
was working close to the border but was
clearly in Kuwait's territory when he was
He was first taken to a remote jail
before being transferred to the now in-
famous Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad
where the torture and interrogations

By the third day, American authori-
ties had learned of Chad Hall's abduction,
but with no diplomatic relationship with
Iraq, turned to Poland for assistance. On
the fourth day of Chad Hall's imprison-
ment, the Polish government located him
and brought him food and other necessi-
ties. Two days later, Poland negotiated his
release, and he flew to freedom.

In pursuit of justice for Chad Hall, An-
drew Hall researched whether sovereign
states that sponsor terrorism could be
sued by their victims. He found one case:
Prince v. Germany. Prince was a Jewish-
American who was captured by Nazis in
Poland at the start of World War II. De-
cades later in 1991, he sued Germany,
and a federal judge ruled that a U.S. court
could decide the case.
Relying on the Prince ruling, Hall
filed suit in the District Court for the Dis-
trict of Columbia but the judge dismissed
the suit on the grounds of sovereign im-
munity. On appeal, the Circuit Court
for the District of Columbia ruled that
citizens have no right to sue a foreign state
in American court without its consent.
Facing a temporary dead-end, Hall
sought other avenues toward justice. He
went to Congress and began lobbying.
In 1996, Congress responded and passed
the Antiterrorism and Effective Death
Penalty Act of 1996, which amended the
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to
allow victims of state-sponsored terror-

"I have a sense of

internal outrage

whenever I see

an abuse of

power. All of
that...comes from

the circumstances

of my birth and my

early childhood."

ism to sue foreign states for damages in
American courts.
In 2000, Hall won the lawsuit for Chad
Hall in the District Court for the District
of Columbia, but the State Department
convinced President Bill Clinton to sus-
pend judicial process, essentially holding
that the law and judgment did not count,
Hall said.
Hall went back to Congress and lob-
bied further. Finally, in 2002, Congress
passed the Terrorism Risk Insurance
Act of 2002 that the judgments had to
be paid. Two American banks, Chase JP
Morgan and The Bank of New York, held
Iraq's money, which was frozen when
Iraq was declared a sponsor of terror-
ism. The banks were making money on
Iraq's frozen assets and fought in court to
keep it, but Chad Hall was eventually
paid in 2003.
Chad Hall was awarded nearly $1.8
million for the torture and loss of past and
future wages. Because his marriage failed
due to Hall's post-traumatic stress disor-
der caused by his kidnapping and torture,
his ex-wife, Elizabeth Hall, was awarded
$1.5 million for loss of consortium.
For Andrew Hall, the experiences of
his early childhood made the court victo-
ry against terrorism feel especially good.

Andrew Hall was born in a coal cellar in
Warsaw, Poland, in September of 1944
to parents who were Polish Jews hiding
from the Nazis.

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Hall's family had hidden from the Na-
zis for years before he was born. Desperate
to protect his family from the death camps,
Hall's father, Edmund Horskey, posed as a
German Aryan and rented an office on the
13th floor of the Hotel Warsaw in Febru-
ary of 1942. Hall's mother, Maria Horskey,
and then 6-year-old brother, Adam Janush
Horowitz (now Allan Hall), did not leave
that office for more than two years. When
Edmund left for work, Maria and Adam hid
in a dark closet during the day, only a whis-
per away from disaster.
"Literally across the partition, there
was an office full of people working, and
if they would've heard us, that would've
been instant death," said Allan Hall,
Andrew's older brother who also gradu-
ated from UF Law in 1968. "Directly two
floors above us was the Polish headquar-
ters of the German Luftwaffe, which was
the air force in Poland. My father's theory
was that the closer we got to their head-
quarters, the less likely they were to look
for us."
In August of 1944, the Poles rose
against their Nazi occupiers in the heroic
but doomed Warsaw Uprising. Hall's
family moved from the office to anoth-
er building's coal cellar where he was
eventually born. Allan Hall remembers
running through sniper fire to get there.
Although the coal cellar was thought to
be safer than the rented room, it was a
miracle that the family lived through it.

"In the shelter, at that point my mother
was already pregnant, a V-2 rocket land-
ed, and the only reason we're here to tell
you about it is because it didn't explode,"
Allan Hall said. "I clearly remember
walking over to where it had penetrated
the street and the ground and came all the
way down to the sub-basement where we
were. I remember seeing four or six feet
of it exposed, and we could clearly see the
German marking on it."


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The Polish rebellion surrendered in
October. Warsaw's German conquer-
ors ordered everyone to leave and then
burned the city to the ground. Still work-
ing to avoid capture, Hall's family es-
caped through the sewer system. The ex-
hausted family made its way to Krakow,
Poland, arriving in November of 1944
and remaining until the war's end.
Although Hall was too young to re-
member his life in Warsaw, it still impacts
him today.

"One of the things that happens to the
families of Holocaust survivors is those
experiences don't leave your house," Hall
said. "They're there every day. It is the
primary subject of conversation between
your parents and friends. So you grow up
in an environment steeped in a sense of
injustice at the highest level and what it is
you can do to make sure it never happens
again. It's very much a profound part of
my personality."

A few years after the war ended, Hall's
father was arrested by Poland's new com-
munist regime. Hall's mother did not
want to take any risks with the safety of
her sons, and she sent them out of Poland
with other Jewish war orphans making
their way to Palestine, now Israel.
For nine months, Hall and his brother
wandered through Europe without their
parents and without identification papers.
"We would walk 15, 20, 30 miles
a day with Andy mostly riding on my
shoulders," Allan Hall said.
During the trip, Andrew contracted
measles and Allan stayed with him in a
German hospital while the group of or-
phans continued their journey. Mean-
while, the boys' parents, after Edmund
Horskey escaped from incarceration,
searched for their children, hitting a cold
trail in Munich. In a weird twist of fate,
they recognized a cousin on a Munich


street. That cousin had come to Munich
to take the brothers back to Palestine after
receiving a letter from Andrew asking for
help. The family was reunited at last.

On Feb. 6, 1947, the reunited family flew
to New York and to freedom. They first
lived in Newburgh, N.Y before moving
to Miami.
Both brothers earned their undergradu-
ate degrees from the University of Florida.
Allan worked as a builder after gradua-
tion, and Andrew was pre-med, but both
eventually entered UF Law.
"I took the LSAT on a lark and basi-
cally backed in," Andrew Hall said. "I don't
know if this is true anymore, but if you got a
high enough score, you were automatically
admitted, so all of a sudden taking the LSAT
as a lark it was on a dare I got auto-
matically admitted into law school. I figured
that must mean something."

Hall graduated from UF Law in
1968; if he had passed a Spanish class in
undergrad, he and Allan would've been
a part of the same class. Instead, Allan
finished a semester before Andrew.
Andrew Hall clerked for Judge Joe
Eaton before going to work for a firm in
Miami. In 1975, he opened his own firm,
now known as Hall, Lamb & Hall.

Although Andrew Hall once wanted to
be a doctor, he has become an excep-
tional lawyer, Allan Hall said.
"In my opinion, he has one of the
best legal minds," Allan Hall said. "I
consider myself a good lawyer, but he
leaves me in the dust."
Since winning the Chad Hall case,
Andrew Hall has represented numerous
other victims of state-sponsored terror-
ism including the families of the victims
of the USS Cole bombing.

"I had no idea that it would start me
on a 16-year journey that would be as
difficult and complex as it has been,"
Hall said. "But the fact of the matter is
it's one of those things that once I start-
ed it, I've never looked back; I've never
regretted it."
And although state-sponsored ter-
rorism cases are just a small part of
Hall's practice, he takes a lot of pride in
helping the victims.
"They're more visible, so the
stakes are higher. It's the one case
where if I walk into a cocktail party
and there's a guy in the military that's
there, he will routinely walk over, shake
my hand, and thank me for the case
because he knows that there are civil-
ians out there fighting," he said. "That's
the whole point. Notwithstanding
the fact that I'm a civilian, it allows
me to basically fight, in my way,
against terrorism." m

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n the old Alligator Alley, Andy
Owens (JD 72) could feel his way
around the basketball court. With
his teammates at the Univer-
sity of Florida in the late 1960s,
Owens sweated through count-
less practices, scrimmages and
games at Florida Gym, devoting endless
hours to dribbling around the well-worn
hardwood and finding those places where
he could launch shots with a feeling so true
he thought he couldn't miss.
"Every day I'd go up early and stay late
and pick different spots on the floor and
shoot 30 or 40 jump shots," recalls Owens,
who set school records his senior year for
points in a season in 1969-70, when he av-
eraged 27 points per game, a UF mark that
still stands. "When the game comes and
you can get the ball in that spot, you know
you're going to make it. To me that's the
way I could develop confidence."
Today, after 25 years as a circuit judge
in Sarasota, Owens tries to instill that same
persistence in young people whose lives
couldn't be more different than the one he
has known, men and women living precari-
ously on society's edge.
"I've always had a desire to try make
a difference and help people," Owens said
as he sat in his office in the courthouse in
downtown Sarasota. 'I just felt that as a
judge you would be able to make a differ-
ence in your community, and I certainly
think that you can."
A decade ago, Owens helped create a
Mental Health Court in Sarasota, as well as
a Court Intervention Program. Also known
as Drug Court, the year-long outpatient pro-
gram for felony drug offenders has given
Owens a chance to reach out a hand and lift
up those who have fallen down into inde-
scribable depths.
"Kids today all feel bulletproof,"
he said.
Young people have a very difficult time
reasoning abstractly, he explains, thinking
bad things, like getting arrested for drugs,
only happens to other people, it won't hap-
pen to them. It's okay if I experiment, they
think, I'll never get in trouble.
"But regrettably, that's not the case,"
Owens said. "And so a lot of good kids
end up making a stupid decision. And now
they're caught, arrested for a felony and

having a felony on your record carries
through for the rest of your life."
The goal of the Court Intervention Pro-
gram is to help these young people make
changes in their lives that will lead them to
make better decisions. First-time offenders
who complete the program can have their
charges dismissed. For others who have
multiple offenses on their record, the hope
is the program will help them turn their
lives around.
Emotion wells up in Owens' eyes and
in his voice when he talks about the people
whose lives literally have been saved by the
drug court. One woman walked into Ow-
ens' courtroom in 1997 with a long list of
10 felony convictions on her record, includ-
ing drugs and prostitution.
Brenda Owens-Philhower grew up in
Sarasota. She began using drugs at age 13.
By the time she went before Owens at the
age of 33, she was estranged from her fam-
ily and friends, addicted to crack cocaine
and living behind a dumpster. She weighed
87 pounds.
"I was looking at a 10-year sentence,"
recalls Owens-Philhower, who is no rela-
tion to the judge, though she now affection-
ately refers to him as her long-lost uncle. "I
had already been in prison once, and basi-
cally Drug Court was not supposed to take
me because I was already a convicted felon
and had been to prison. But Judge Owens,
he knew I was going to die."
Given one more chance to turn her life
around, Owens-Philhower grabbed the
opportunity with everything she had, be-
coming the program's first graduate. She
returns to Owens' court every year so the
judge can present her with a medallion to
signify her accomplishment. She eventual-

"I think the lessons

that you learn in

athletics apply well

to life; primarily


ly received a pardon from Gov. Jeb Bush,
who posed for a photo with her that sits in
Owens' office.
Owens-Philhower has gone on to
work as counselor to help others get off
drugs, and this fall opened her own out-
patient drug and alcohol recovery pro-
gram in Ocala called Recovery Road.
She has been a featured speaker for The
Florida Bar, the Guardian Ad Litem Pro-
gram and Florida's drug courts. She's
been recognized with Florida's Points of
Light Award by both Gov. Bush and cur-
rent Gov. Charlie Crist.
She and Judge Owens share a special
relationship. The judge presided over
Owens-Philhower's wedding vows. Her
youngest daughter, Elnora, 14, inspired by
the man who literally saved her mother's life,
wants to go on to law school, and her old-
est daughter, Dominique, 17, takes criminal
justice classes at night while in high school.
He's the first person she calls when her girls
bring home their report cards.
"He cares about each individual," Ow-
ens-Philhower said of the judge. "He be-
lieves that addicts and alcoholics deserve a
second chance. Not a lot ofjudges care about
us. Everything that I do in my life is because
of Judge Owens. Me getting my own busi-
ness, me buying my own home, me getting

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my new car...when I got my first new car he
was the first person I called...I'm crying. I
cry when I talk about Andy."
Sitting in his chambers, Owens proudly
points to the photos on the shelves of Ow-
ens-Philhower and the other men and wom-
en who have successfully turned their lives
around in the Drug Court program.
"That's the driving force," Owens said.
"You see by saving a mother, you save a
family. I can't tell you the number of suc-
cesses that we've had like that."
His own life would appear to any ob-
server to be one long winning season.
When his playing career at UF ended
and Owens graduated with a bachelor's
degree in finance, he wasn't exactly
sure what he wanted to do. He'd been
selected in the National Basketball As-
sociation draft, but as a seventh round
choice, there was no guarantee he
would make the team and the money
wasn't exactly great. *
Eschewing an uncertain future
in basketball, Owens decided to take
advantage of a scholarship he'd been
offered by the NCAA and immediately en-
tered law school at UF But Owens, who
had always done well in school, wasn't pre-
pared for the academic rigors of law school,
and his grades in his first year suffered.
"I think the lessons that you learn in ath-
letics apply well to life, and primarily persis-
tence," said Owens, who quickly got himself
back on track academically. "And I think if
you're willing to do the work and are per-
sistent, you can achieve desired goals. And
that's just what I had to do was buckle down
and start working. I was not gifted intellectu-
ally, so I had to spend some time and read and
study and re-read and study some more."
Owens counts himself as fortunate
that both his parents were college gradu-
ates. His father, Doug Owens, graduated
from Georgia Tech and was an engineer.
His mother, Dottie, graduated from Ag-
nes Scott. They instilled the importance
of education in their children, says Ow-
ens, whose sister, Elizabeth Kaplon, has
a doctorate in speech pathology, while his
brother, Parker, is a certified public ac-
countant in Tampa.
"Education was pushed in our home
from the time we were born," Owens re-
members. "You were always pushed that
you were going to go to college, and even
beyond the four-year degree."

Born in Atlanta, Owens' moved as a
child with his family to Tampa, where his
father opened an auto parts business, Ow-
ens Tire Company.
That's where Owens sports career
began, initially on the North Seminole
Little League baseball fields, where
his teammates on Lou Boyles' Phil-
lips 66ers included two future judges,
Stan Morris (JD 71), a longtime circuit
judge in Gainesville, and Bobby Simms,
a circuit judge in Tampa who died
in 2004.

"He believes that
addicts and alcoholics
deserve a second
chance. Not a lot of
judges care about us.
Everything that I do
n my life is because ol
Judge Owens."

Owens turned his attention to basketball
in the 7th grade, when he led his team to the
city championship. After winning the title
game, Owens invited his teammates to his
house for a barbecue. It was there that his
mom, much to her son's initial embarrass-
ment, challenged the boys to a pick-up bas-
ketball game in the backyard.
"Well, as it turned out, my mother beat
all of us," Owens recalls with a laugh. "And
she had actually played college basketball
for Agnes Scott. She could really shoot, and
she had a two-handed shot, and none of us
could do that. That was kind of fun."
Owens distinguished himself as a prized
basketball recruit at Hillsborough High as
he led his team to the state finals his last
two years. College programs from around
the country offered him a scholarship, and
Owens narrowed his list to the traditional
powerhouses North Carolina and Kentucky,
along with the University of Florida, which
had yet to really distinguish itself as a bas-
ketball program.
Staying close to home, so his parents
could continue to watch him play, was a ma-
jor factor in his choice to come to Gaines-
ville. He looks back on it now as a great deci-
sion that would impact the rest of his life.
Owens' playing career at UF coincided
with what was a golden era for college bas-

ketball in the state of Florida. While Ow-
ens and Neal Walk lit up the scoreboards
in Gainesville, Artis Gilmore was helping
turn Jacksonville University into a nation-
al title contender and Dave Cowens was
dominating the backboards at Florida State
After graduating from UF Law, Ow-
ens began practicing law with a firm
in Punta Gorda. The experience was a
real eye opener for Owens, who recalls
he had no clue what he was doing. Ow-
ens quickly learned the ropes under the
mentorship of former Judge Archie
Odom, mainly handling small crimi-
nal cases, and in 1977 moved with
his wife to Sarasota, where he began
a civil trial practice representing
insurance companies with the law
firm of Dickinson & Gibbons.
Although he was often so nervous
with energy and anticipation before
Basketball games that he was sick
to his stomach and could hardly eat,
Owens enjoyed the competition in-
volved in playing sports, and battling
another attorney in the courtroom brought
many of those same feelings back.
"I just switched courts," he says.
Along with that sense of competition
came long hours of preparation, however,
and something eventually had to give. In
this case, it was Owens' marriage. Fol-
lowing the split, he continued working all
the time. Luckily, it was then that Owens
caught a big break, a new circuit court
judgeship had opened up in Sarasota, and
friends encouraged him to apply.
Owens credits "some really outstand-
ing people" who helped him and pushed
his application in front of Florida Gov.
Bob Graham, and says it probably didn't
hurt that both he and Graham went to UF.
In fact, Owens feels his connections to
UF have been the key to his success and
the reason he's a circuit judge today.
Although he'd made his living in the
courtroom for more than a decade, his ap-
pointment to the circuit bench in 1983 al-
lowed Owens to see things from a differ-
ent perspective. Those nervous feelings
he had known before basketball games
and prior to big cases as an attorney re-
tuned once again as Owens prepared to
take his seat behind the bench.
"My stomach was just as upset, I was
just as nervous that first day in court," said


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Owens, who initially split his time between
Sarasota and Bradenton doing civil and di-
vorce cases. "It's still nerve-wracking. I still
get nervous when I go into court. And this is
true about every judge -you always want to
make the right decision. And I'm not going to
tell you that the right decision always makes
you feel good, because the law is not always
fair for every person in every instance. But
you want to make the right decision. And if
you can help someone you like it."
In a quarter century as a judge, Ow-
ens has presided over some high profile
cases, including death penalty cases,
which he calls "such a horrible tragedy
for everyone involved that you will never
forget them."
Today, Owens feels the greatest satis-
faction in helping others achieve victories
in their lives. Though he has no children
of his own, Owens recounts their stories
like a proud father.
Owens beams when he talks of the more
than "20 clean babies that have been born in"

the Court Intervention Program. He tells of
the young man dressed in a suit and tie who
recently visited his office and was such a far
cry from the "horrible heroin addict" he'd
seen years earlier that Owens didn't even
recognize him. The man had since gradu-
ated from college and now had a successful
career with a wife and children. At the pro-
gram's recent graduation, Owens marveled
at the progress made by another man who
had been estranged from his family.
"He struggled, and we had a hard time.
It took him close to two years to get out of
this year-long program, but he never quit,"
Owens said. "And there he is with his kids
and his wife. So it's very, very rewarding.
I basically live for that."
Owens tells participants in the program
that everybody's life is a series of prob-
lems, and encourages them to work with
counselors to find the self-discipline they
need to make good decisions. The problem
many have is replicating the structure they
have in the program once they leave it.

Remarried several years ago, Owens
credits the support of his wife, Melissa,
a third-grade teacher at Bay Haven Ele-
mentary School, along with a very strong
faith with helping him get through the
emotional ups and downs that can come
with his job.
"I'm not going to tell you that every
night I can close the door and go home
and shut it out because a lot of times
there are a lot of cases that you're sitting
up late at night not only doing legal re-
search but just wondering 'did you make
the right decision, what is the right deci-
sion,' Owens said. "But in general by
applying those principles you're able to
close the door and realize that if you're
going to be successful in the courtroom
you have to also be successful outside
the courtroom. And you can only be
successful outside the courtroom if you
can leave the courtroom in the court-
room. So as best you can you have to be
able to do that." m

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Weathering the&


Perhaps no city stands out more vividly
as an example of this than New Orleans. For
centuries considered the South's most elegant
and prosperous city, New Orleans had fallen
on hard times by the time Hurricane Katrina
plowed through in 2005. Already adrift in
urban blight before the storm, New Orleans
found herself choking on it afterwards.
"Before joining NORA, 'blight' was
merely a legal concept to me something
that I recalled talking about in Professor
Hunt's preservation law seminar, Professor
Perea's constitutional law class or professors
Nicholas or Juergensmeyer's land use class
while studying eminent domain cases," said
John T. Marshall (JD 97), a project manager
for the New Orleans Redevelopment Au-
thority (NORA). "That perception changed
when I joined NORA. New Orleans is a city
of almost incomparable historic beauty and
charm, but it has suffered from nearly a half-
century of population loss and, as fami-
lies have moved away or people have passed
away, increasing numbers of homes have be-
come forgotten."
NORA, formerly called the Community
Improvement Agency, was created by state
law in 1968 to "eliminate and prevent the
spread of slums and blight." Its principal
legal tool to accomplish this is acquisition
of abandoned and blighted properties using
eminent domain a process called expro-
Historically under-funded and politically
troubled, NORA played only a minor role in
New Orleans' early redevelopment plans, but
in response to the vast devastation wrought
by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the
city government breathed new life into the
tiny agency in early 2007. Money was in-
fused into the organization, its governing
board was expanded and the state legislature
was pressed by the city to pass laws increas-
ing the agency's ability to assemble land.
For Marshall, NORA's expansion would
create an opportunity to use his education
and legal skills to help the city in its redevel-
opment efforts, but his career path to NORA
isn't one he anticipated. After graduating
from the Levin College of Law with hon-
ors in 1997, he clerked with U.S. Magistrate
Judge Elizabeth A. Jenkins (JD 76) of the
U.S. District Court for the Middle District
of Florida in Tampa, Fla. In 1999, Marshall
joined the Holland & Knight firm as an as-
sociate in its Tampa office, where he gained
experience working with local governments
and businesses on zoning and growth man-

agement issues. He was promoted to part-
ner in 2006.
In September of 2007, Marshall was one
of 25 mid-career professionals awarded a
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in con-
junction with the University of Pennsylva-
nia's Center for Urban Redevelopment Ex-
cellence (CUREx). As part of his fellowship,
Marshall, along with two other fellows, was
selected to work for NORA, an agency the
foundation had identified as a Gulf Coast en-
tity whose work it wished to support. Mar-
shall's fellowship is funded through March
of 2010.
"Urban redevelopment work is fascinat-
ing because it draws on so many different
disciplines, like tax law, property law, consti-
tutional law, land use and zoning law," Mar-
shall said. "There's no question in my mind
that I would not have received the Rockefell-
er Foundation fellowship and this opportu-
nity to serve in New Orleans were it not for
my professors at UF Law and my mentors at
Holland & Knight, because they taught me
that revitalizing cities presents many hidden
challenges and obstacles beyond designing a
more attractive streetscape."

In 2000, the U.S. Census reported 27,000
abandoned properties in New Orleans. In the
aftermath of Katrina that number ballooned
to nearly 72,000 according to Greater New
Orleans Community Data Center estimates.
Reasons vary for why properties in the
city were abandoned. For many, back taxes
owed on the property amounted to more than
its market value. Others were abandoned af-
ter hurricane storm damage. Still other prop-
erties, passed down through the generations
without the benefit of formal deed transfers,

are mired in convoluted questions of inheri-
tance where many heirs often the grand-
children or great-grandchildren of a deceased
owner of record may have a claimbut none
have maintained the property taxes. These
abandoned properties pose serious health and
safety threats to New Orleans' residents and
cause property values to sink.
Desperate to save itself from drowning
in debt and squalor, the City of New Orleans
expanded use of eminent domain to seize and
rehabilitate abandoned and blighted proper-
ties. The city's goal was to wield its eminent
domain powers through NORA to clean up
the city, build new homes for its returning
Diaspora and jump-start the city's economic
redevelopment by returning real estate to
commerce. Marshall joined NORAjust as the
agency ramped up its expropriation efforts.
"The city saw that NORA would have
to play an important role in addressing the
city's blight problem," said Marshall. "The
consensus among policymakers and local
elected officials was that NORA's expropria-
tion powers could serve as a critical tool to
combat urban blight and could dramatically
increase the number of public health and
safety expropriations."
Marshall added that before NORA ex-
propriates a property, the agency first offers
to purchase the property from the owner of
record for its appraised value. This involves
providing the last known owner, or the own-
er's heirs, with notice of NORA's intent to
take the property.
"The process also includes filing a civil
action in the state's trial courts and, ultimate-
ly, trying the case before the court," Marshall
said. "The interests of the owners and poten-
tial heirs are represented at trial by a court-
appointed attorney or 'curator.'"

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If an agreement with the owner or heirs
is not reached, expropriated properties navi-
gate the legal channels and enter NORA's
property pipeline for redevelopment or reha-
bilitation. Once title is obtained, the property
is then offered for sale to adjacent property
owners in accordance to the Lot Next Door
Ordinance. Passed in 2007, this ordinance
aims to stabilize and improve neighborhoods
comprised of blighted lots and structures. If
a neighbor does not purchase the property,
NORA works with the community to craft
redevelopment proposals.
"Based on ongoing meetings with neigh-
borhood leadership, NORA works with the
community to craft a request for proposals
(RFPs) for rehabilitation and redevelopment
for neighborhood properties," Marshall said.
"This RFP is published in the Times-Pica-
yune and transmitted to a database of neigh-
borhood leaders, interested individuals, and
non-profit and for-profit developers."
InFebruary 2008, Marshall helped recruit
a team of 12 outside lawyers he now manag-
es. These attorneys are pursuing expropria-
tion of more than 850 blighted or abandoned
properties in the city, and each case will take
roughly six to eight months to proceed to
trial from the time of filing. Using eminent
domain, NORA has or will soon obtain titles
to more than 250 blighted properties. These
properties have recently been packaged into
seven different neighborhood RFPs and put
out for bid by small entrepreneurs, for-profit
developers, and non-profit developers. Once
the new owners take title, they have nine
months to eliminate health and safety code
violations and begin redevelopment or reha-
As part of the overall recovery scheme,
NORA and the city developed recovery tar-
get zones areas where the city would focus
use of federal disaster funds. With one of the
highest percentages of abandoned properties
in New Orleans, Pontchartrain Park, featur-
ing one of the city's most distinctive parks
and a loyal group of longtime residents, be-
came a strategic area of focus for NORA's
redevelopment efforts.
Developed in 1954, Pontchartrain Park
was one of the first areas in New Orleans de-
signed to provide homeownership to middle-
and upper-income African-Americans. This
model community near the shores of Lake
Pontchartrain was built around a city-owned
park and golf-course designed by Joseph
M. Bartholomew Sr., a nationally-known
African-American golf course designer. As
families began to move into the community,
churches, businesses and schools thrived,

including Mary Dora Coghill Elementary
School, Southern University and Dillard Uni-
versity. In the 1970s, like many U.S. neigh-
borhoods, the community saw significant
residential turnover. Now, after catastrophic
damage caused by Katrina and its flood wa-
ters, the community is largely abandoned.
"Before Hurricane Katrina, Pontchar-
train Park was a very nice neighborhood
where kids could safely play in its huge
park," said Laurie Watt, president of Gentilly
Civic Improvement Association, a coalition
of 19 neighborhood groups that advocates
for rehabilitation and redevelopment of their
storm-ravaged neighborhoods. "There was a
golf course and a recently opened senior cen-
ter. It was family-oriented with a lot of older
folks who were the original homeowners.
But today, the community suffers from the
'jack-o-lantem effect.'"

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"This is where a nice rebuilt home is next
door to a lot with 8-foot weeds growing next
to a dilapidated house, next to another lot of
weeds. It's just like teeth carved in a jack-o-
lantern, except this goes on for blocks," Watt
According to the U.S. Census Bureau,
the population of Orleans Parrish in 2005
was 453,726. In 2007, the population had
plummeted to 239,124. Using postal records
to measure recovery, the Greater New Or-
leans Community Data Center determined
the number of households in Pontchartrain
Park dropped from 1,025 in 2005 to 389 in
As NORA's community liaison, Marshall
consults regularly with community leaders
like Watt to learn the community's wishes in
regard to redevelopment.
"John Marshall has been the voice of
NORA," Watt said. "He has fielded thousands
of questions during community meetings and
provided information resources for countless
action committees. He and his organization
have done a great job in our community."
Watt added that while there are other
agencies and ongoing efforts addressing aban-
doned property, NORA has consistently been
there to provide information to action groups
about current programs and how they work.

Despite NORA's success rehabilitating aban-
doned properties in New Orleans using the
strategy of expropriation, eminent domain in
the State of Louisiana has caused a political
At the center of this legal storm was the
2005 U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v.
City oJ ... London, in which the court de-
cided local government could use eminent
domain to take private property for the sole
purpose of economic development.
"The decision created a sort of 'storm
surge' of public backlash," said Marshall.
"Immediately, people became frightened that
the court's decision would mean that their
local government could take their well-kept
home if the government articulated an eco-
nomic development purpose for the expro-
priation or taking of property."
In the wake of nationwide outrage fol-
lowing the Kelo decision, lawmakers rushed
to draft amendments restricting the use of
eminent domain. According to the National
Conference of State Legislatures, 39 states
successfully passed measures restricting
government's ability to seize private land
following the Kelo decision.
Swept up inthis tide of public disapproval
of the Kelo court's holding, Louisiana voters
enacted two constitutional amendments that
eliminated the possibility that a local govern-
ment could use eminent domain to achieve
economic development. The amendments
also had the potential to be interpreted as
circumscribing government's use of eminent
domain to eliminate threats to public health
and safety a basic governmental power
long accepted.
"Louisiana voters jumped on the anti-
Kelo bandwagon by passing two ballot ini-
tiatives that provided a detailed definition
of 'public purpose' and placed restrictions
on the resale of property that the state had
previously expropriated," said Michael Al-
lan Wolf, a UF professor of law and chapter
author of "Hysteria versus History: Public
Use in the Public Eye," in a book entitled,
Private Property, Community Development,
and Eminent Domain.
"It seemed as if politicians and activ-
ists throughout the nation felt the need to
respond to the anti-Kelo sentiment, to take
advantage of that sentiment to achieve
their preexisting goal of placing restraints
on government acquisition and regulation
for real property, or both," said Wolf who
holds the UF Levin College of Law Rich-
ard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government.
The first measure passed by Louisiana voters


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was Amendment 5. It provided that an ac-
ceptable "public purpose" for expropriation
is the "removal of a threat to public health or
safety caused by the existing use or disuse of
the property." However, the amendment also
states "property shall not be taken or dam-
aged by the state or its political subdivisions
for the predominate use by any private per-
son or entity or for the transfer of ownership
to any private person or entity."
This provision seemed to challenge
NORA's strategy of taking blighted private
property and transferring it to another private
entity, such as Habitat for Humanity, and
was in stark contrast to the verdict handed
down in Kelo v. City of .-.. London. In the
Kelo decision, Associate Justice John Paul
Stevens, writing for the majority, said New
London could pursue private development
under the Fifth Amendment, which allows
governments to take private property if the
land is for public use.
i ,'i ,r,, economic development is a
traditional and long accepted governmental
function, and there is no principled way of
(ii ,,,'~1, inJ,, it from the other public pur-
poses the Court has recognized," Stevens
wrote, adding that local officials are better po-
sitioned than federal judges to decide what's
best for the community. Moreover, both the
majority opinion and the dissent inKelo fully
embraced the use of eminent domain and
the transfer of expropriated property to third
parties when the taking eliminates some
"harmful property use."
Amendment 6 arguably undermines the
ability of governments to transfer expropri-
ated property to a third party. The combined
force of the two amendments seems to be a
mandate that seized property must be held
for 30 years by the seizing authority before

it can be transferred to a third party, and that
seized property must be first offered for sale
at fair market value to the owner, or the own-
er's heirs, from which it was seized. These
could negate the city's incentive to expropri-
ate blighted properties and seem to gut its
strategy of using expropriation to eliminate
threats to public health and safety.
However, Marshall said NORA doesn't
believe the 2006 constitutional amendments
prevent it from using its statutory power to
expropriate properties as a means to elimi-
nate threats to "public health and safety."
"The primary purpose of NORAs expro-
priation of blighted property is not to transfer
the property to a third-party," said Marshal.
"It is to accomplish removal of a proven
threat to public health or safety."
To force examination of the constitu-
tionality of the amendments, NORA quietly
sought an appropriate suit to make its case.
The suit found the agency first.

In 1997, the City of New Orleans demolished
an abandoned building on two lots owned by
Joseph Burgess. At the time of demolition,
Burgess owed years of back taxes and fines
for health and code violations. Burgess -
believed to be deceased is survived by
heirs who could inherit any profits from the
sale of the lots.
In 2007, Burgess, represented by a court-
appointed curator, suedNORAonthe grounds
that Amendment 6 prevents the agency from
transferring the property to Habitat for Hu-
manity and makes it mandatory for NORA to
offer to sell the property back to Burgess.
"Since 1994, NORA has expropriated
thousands of blighted properties and has
never been accused of abusing its statu-

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tory expropriation authority," Marshall said.
"This lawsuit represented a direct challenge
to NORA's critical power to return thousands
of dilapidated and blighted properties to
commerce by taking property and conveying
the land to private persons and entities who
agree to remediate the properties' blighted
In May 2008, the case went before Judge
Madeline Landrieu in civil district court. In
her decision she wrote it would be "nonsen-
sical" to offer expropriated property back to
the person responsible for the blight.
"The court finds that the amendments
passed in 2006 do not preclude the cityfrom
,. \p ''- 'i ,i, properties that are blighted in
the context in which the city has historically
acted, so the exception to the constitutional-
ity is overruled, concluded Judge Landrieu.
Marshall joined a team of legal experts rep-
resenting NORA in this landmark case that
included Chris Gobert, one of Louisiana's
top expropriation attorneys, Frank Alexan-
der, former dean and professor at Emory
University School of Law and John Costo-
nis, professor and former chancellor of Lou-
isiana State University. The Burgess case is
now on appeal to Louisiana's intermediate
appellate court. A brief on behalf of Burgess
was filed in October, and NORA filed a re-
sponse soon after.

Today, NORA's quest to turn the tide on
urban decay continues despite voter rejec-
tion of an amendment on the Nov. 4 ballot
that would have clarified the meaning of the
troublesome Amendment 6. The law remains
that expropriated properties must be held for
30 years before being sold to a third party.
Now, all eyes are fixed on the appellate
court. If the Burgess family prevails in the
appellate and Louisiana Supreme courts,
the result will be a significant setback for
New Orleans' efforts to use eminent do-
main to resuscitate dozens of neighborhoods
crippled by neglected and abandoned prop-
erties. But, the determination of the people
of New Orleans to rebuild despite these po-
litical woes is a testament to their resolve.
"Spending evenings and weekend days with
the residents in their homes, church halls,
schools and community centers has been
transformative for me," Marshall said. "The
people who have returned to New Orleans
following the storm are the most informed
and resilient citizens I've ever encoun-
Marshall is certain they will find a way
to weather the storm. m

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Making the case for

electronic practice



or those attorneys who
have trouble program-
ming their VCRs and
you know who you are
mastering technology
to install case and practice
management systems in
their law practices might seem like the im-
possible dream. The good news is that case
and practice management systems result in
more efficient use of attorney and staff time
and a boost in productivity, resulting in sig-
nificant savings to the firm that is a dream
come true.
The right case and practice manage-
ment systems can help a firm's attorneys
and staff streamline both administrative, or
"back office," and professional, or "front
office" operations, such as case manage-
ment, software for substantive areas of law,
docketing and calendaring, document as-
sembly, litigation support and research.
"With a case management system, this
is really putting technology in the hands of
the lawyers," said Andrew Z. Adkins III,
director of the Legal Technology Institute.
Adkins has been working with case and
practice management systems for more
than 20 years.
Practice management combines case
management and other front office tasks,
and back office tasks into one system.
Firms conduct back office and front of-
fice tasks every day, but there is usually an
overlap in record keeping which results in
duplication of effort. Practice management
systems allow for all those individual tasks
to be stored in a central database, resulting
in one-time data entry.
Once data is entered, the central data-
base allows for increased efficiency, pro-
ductivity and effectiveness within a firm's
staff and attorneys, in part because mul-
tiple users can access the data simultane-
ously to quickly find information through
search functions.

One of the challenges for firms estab-
lishing case and practice management sys-
tems is in identifying which of the multiple
practice management systems will work for
the entire firm and its individual attorneys.
"The ways in which lawyers practice
law are different. Even lawyers who prac-
tice the same type of law, or lawyers in the
same firm, don't do it the same way," Ad-
kins said. "Technology tends to standardize
the way we do things; for instance time and
billing is cut and dry, but you can't really
standardize the way that you practice law
and I think that's one of the things holding
people back."
Throughthe Legal Technology Institute,
Adkins travels to firms around the country
as a consultant. To date, the institute has
worked with more than 300 law firms, law
departments, courts and law schools.
As a consultant, Adkins recommends
firms implement case and practice man-
agement systems in three phases. First, the
interview phase where the firm's needs are
identified and compiled into a report. This
is followed by the implementation phase
where the software and hardware necessary
to establish the systems are put in place.
Finally, the follow-up phase consisting of
training and testing is completed.
"Part of my job as a consultant is to
educate them as to what's available," Ad-
kins said. "[The practice management sys-
tems] all basically do the same thing... .

It's the really nitpicky stuff that has to be
While the set-up and implementation
might be time consuming, the benefits of
installing a system that addresses the spe-
cific needs of the firm, its attorneys and
support staff pays off in the form of "oper-
ating efficiency," increased efficiency and
In a presentation, "Turning CHAOS
into Cases," Adkins estimated that imple-
menting practice management systems
could save each attorney in a firm 15 min-
utes per day. At $300 per hour, an addition-
al 15 minutes per day could translate into
$375 per week, or $1,500 per month for a
total of $18,000 per year in increased bill-
able time.
While case and practice management
systems have come a long way, they still
have a ways to go, according to Adkins.
He estimates between 35 to 40 percent
of law firms around the country use a case
or practice management system. He expects
adoption of case and practice management
systems to peak at about 60 percent within
the next five to seven years.
Adkins has dubbed the latest in case and
practice management systems as the "fourth
generation." This newest technology has the
added capability of managing workflow by
creating a sort of checklist that automati-
cally routes items, tasks, documents, events
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case or matter. This is especially helpful
in streamlining operations such as opening
new matters and conflict checking.
"If you think of this process as a lot of
paper, that's a lot of time in trying to track
that information," Adkins said. "If you can
do everything on a computer, then you get

rid of the paper, and the
workflow system cre-
ates a checklist for the
software to automati-
cally route necessary in-
formation to the appro-
priate departments."
Anotherchallenge in
the adoption of case and

practice management technology is lack of
experience with the software. The key, Ad-
kins said, is to reach law students early.
To this end, the University of Florida
is one of fewer than a dozen law schools
around the country that teaches a class
on law practice management, which in-
cludes lessons on case and practice man-
agement systems.
The class focuses on teaching students
both the technological and logistical as-
pects of practice management. It has been
co-taught by Adkins and Gainesville-area
attorney Lawrence J. Marrffino (JD 84)
since the early 2000s.
"It gets the students ready for the real
practice of law coming out of school," said
Marraffino, who volunteers his time to teach
the class. "I do it because I think it's impor-
tant for the students."
The class doesn't teach students how
to litigate, but rather prepares them for the
transition from the academic to the profes-
sional world. It blends practice manage-
ment, the daily ins and outs of billing and
case management, as well as record keep-
ing, time management and marketing.
Adkins teaches the technological side of
practice and case management while Mar-
raffino instructs students on handling dif-
ferent types of clients and litigation, as well
as accessing resources, joining professional
organizations and getting a practice started.
By the end, students develop a prac-
tice management business plan as well as
the first part of filings in a practical prob-
lem in areas anywhere from estates and
trust to bankruptcy.
"This is one of the joys of teaching this
class," Adkins said. "It's just so cool."
Most importantly, the students present
Adkins and Marraffino with an invoice

at the end of the semester. The invoice
must be formatted to include date, client
matter, description, and bills the profes-
sors for the amount of time spent in class,
sending e-mails, attending meetings,
working on the project and studying.
While the students set their own rates,

the mock bills remain
"It's really an eye
opener for them,"
said Adkins of the
students who have
never billed attorney
fees before. "Most
of these kids have

worked for $10 an hour and here they are
charging $200, $300, $400 an hour."
Marraffino is no stranger to technol-
ogy. The solo practitioner has built his
Gainesville personal injury and civil liti-
gation practice around technology.
"The whole reason I started my own
practice was an excuse to buy a com-
puter," said Marraffino jokingly remem-
bering the monochromatic monitor and
daisywheel printer he purchased when
opening his first practice over 22 years
ago. "I love technology."
The computer and printer was his
largest start-up investment, he said.
In his practice, Marraffino uses Aba-
cusLaw for practice management and
Best Case bankruptcy software. Among
the advantages of the software, Mar-
raffino cites its ability to automate his
research and filings.
In addition, Marraffino has installed
remote log-on technology so he can ac-
cess his office computer and network
from anywhere. Such technology even
allowed him to complete an emergency
filing for a bankruptcy case from an Ital-
ian Internet caf6 while on vacation.
He has also automated his messag-
ing service and Dictaphone and is also
looking into adding Voice Over Internet
Marraffino's goal is to have a near-pa-
perless office within the next year. Among
the advantages of a paperless office, he
cites ease of document management and
access. Marraffino's personal injury prac-
tice produces volumes of paper records,
such as medical records, which he cur-
rently has to haul to the court for trial.
"If I were paperless all I'd have to do
is bring my PC to court," he said.

"A small firm has
got to find a way
to do more with
less and be more
productive and


Florida-based company InTouch
Legal specializes in legal office tech-
nology. When identifying the needs of
her clients, InTouch Legal President
Debbie Foster said she often encounters
lawyers with the misconception that the
management system is only for the use
of their assistants.
She makes it clear that for manage-
ment software to be effective, all mem-
bers of a firm must be committed to ded-
icating the time and resources to mak-
ing it work for their firm, Foster said. In
addition, because of the time investment
required up front to learn the new sys-
tem, many don't take full advantage of
systems they have implemented.
"We are just all busy and the thought
of putting the brakes on to think about
change and implementing new soft-
ware is just not an easy place to get to,"
Foster said.
Foster has seen an increase in small
and mid-sized firms implementing case
and practice management systems and
thinks it will continue. She estimated
the cost for a firm of implementing man-
agement software ranges between $800
and $1,500 per person.
For small and mid-sized firms, Fos-
ter said the leading practice manage-
ment software her company installed
was Amicus Attorney and Time Matters
by LexisNexis.
"A small firm has got to find a way
to do more with less and be more pro-
ductive and efficient and there is no
other single investment that they can
make that will help them achieve that,"
Foster said. "It's the most bang for your
buck when you're looking for a way
to streamline."
Both Foster and Adkins agree it's the
new generation of lawyers just coming
out of school, those who have lived life
in Outlook, that will make the biggest
push towards adopting practice manage-
ment systems.
"Technology is always changing and
the new generations of lawyers that are
coming who grew up with technology
are starting to demand the use of tech-
nology," Adkins said. "They are the ones
that are pushing buttons in law firms
today. The newer crop coming in who
grew up with multitasking, cell phone
and laptops. They are not the traditional
lawyers." m



f Abraham Lincoln were to step
into the offices of a modem law
firm, chances are good he'd en-
counter a familiar sight young
associates poring over reams of
legal papers.
"We've been graduating peo-
ple out of law school who are prepared to
practice law in the 19th century," said noted
e-discovery writer Ralph Losey, a share-
holder at Akerman Senterfitt. "They're pre-
pared to work with Abe Lincoln, who had a
partner and an associate. They went through
papers, and they went to a trial courtroom."
Losey said technology is driving elec-
tronic discovery into the most rapidly-
evolving field in the legal profession, but
law schools and lawyers are behind the
curve in adapting. In general, law students
are still trained to review a limited number
of documents and build a case around what
is given to them. That doesn't bode well
for efficient management of today's cases,
which can have millions of electronic docu-
ments in a variety of formats that must be
reviewed, Losey said.
"You're not trained to deal with 5 mil-
lion documents. Cases now with just 10
witnesses in a corporation they're going
to have millions of documents," Losey said.
"You cannot look at each document. That's
the real world; it's not the Abe Lincolnworld
of just having a few paper documents."
Losey was one of a distinguished panel
of experts who addressed the emerging im-
portance of electronic discovery during an
"E-Discovery Evening" held Oct. 28 at UF
which was co-sponsored by The Sedona
Conference and the Levin College of Law.
"The Levin College of Law is one of
the first law schools in the nation to offer a
course inwhat is being called 'e-discovery,'"
said Robert Jerry, dean and Levin Mabie and
Levin professor of law. "We're very pleased
that, thanks to Adjunct Professor Bill Ham-
ilton, we are also now the first to co-sponsor
a conference on the topic with the very well-
respected Sedona Conference."
Hamilton, a Holland & Knight e-discov-
ery expert who organized the event, teaches
an e-discovery class one of the first in the
country at the Levin College of Law.

"The University of Florida should be
very excited about its leadership in this
area," said Hamilton, who serves as co-
chair of Holland & Knight's e-discovery
team. "Other law schools have got to step
up to the plate and teach electronic discov-
ery because it's a critical skill out there that
judges are looking for. It's almost a survival
skill at this point. That's why The Sedona
Conference has come here in recognition
of Florida's leadership in the e-discovery
education world for students."
E-Discovery Evening panelist Patrick
Oot, Verizon's director of electronic dis-

cover and senior coun-
sel, gave the example of
Verizon buying out MCI
to illustrate how compli-
cated and expensive e-dis-
covery issues can be. Dur-
ing the legal preparation
for the buy-out, more than
2.4 million documents -

1.3 terabytes

of data were reviewed. This required
115 attorneys at one firm doing privilege
review and 110 attorneys at another firm
doing timeline review. It took four months
with attorneys working every day for 16
hours a day to finish the review, Oot said,
resulting in legal billings of $13.5 million
for outside counsel alone.
Oot recently read an article indicating
only about 200 lawyers nationwide han-
dle e-discovery issues well. Oot said that
number needs to grow quickly and that
advances in technology will streamline
electronic discovery in the future.
"As our general counsel put it when
we first started this [e-discovery] group,
he said, 'This is the only practice within
the company that I actually see growing,'
" Oot said. "Federal regulatory, litigation,
antitrust, intellectual property he sees
those groups shrinking where we're hir-
ing people all the time."
With the e-discovery field growing so
rapidly, The Sedona Conference has been
at the forefront of establishing best prac-

tices in the field. One aspect of e-discov-
ery The Sedona Conference emphasizes
is cooperation with opposing counsel on
discovery issues.
"You want to be adversarial, obvi-
ously, but at the same time, I don't think
you want to be adversarial on the issues
pertaining to what information is avail-
able," said Joseph P. Guglielmo, a plain-
tiff e-discovery expert for Whaley, Drake
& Kallas.
Ken Withers, a distinguished e-discov-
ery writer with The Sedona Conference,

moderated the

event. Withers said two
events have heightened
the importance of e-dis-
covery. The first of these
were the amendments
in 1983 and 1993 to the
Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure to facilitate
greater discovery. The

other driving factor in growing influence
of e-discovery is the desktop PC and the
exponential increase and ease in access-
ing information the PC makes possible.
"Discovery went from being a means
to an end getting to trial to being the
end in and of itself," he said. "The number
of cases that actually go to trial decreased,
and it's now less than 3 percent of all cas-
es filed... The stakes of discovery were
thereby raised."
All E-Discovery Evening speakers
agreed that this is the future of discovery
and students should try to learn about it.
"Be smart, look at where the future
is, look at the trend," Losey said. "This
is where the opportunity lies. Take these
courses on e-discovery; learn about it. No-
body else in the firms you go to is going to
know anything about it, trust me... There
are a few firms, but there are very few, so
this is a time of opportunity. You've got to
study this stuff."
For more information about e-discov-
ery and The Sedona Conference, visit www.
law.ufl.edu/news/events/ediscovery/. m

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$13.5 million
in billings for
outside counsel
in one case alone.


virtually overnight,
John "Jay" G. White
III's (JD 83) client
base swelled into
the thousands. When
White took office as
the 60th president of The Florida Bar, he
took on representation for the estimated
85,000 members of The Florida Bar.
And, as White points out, that number
grows with every bar examination

"Jay is truly a lawyer's lawyer, having
represented many lawyers and firms
in his outstanding career," said Gerald
F. Richman, president of the Richman
Greer, P.A., firm. "It is very fitting that
his 'clients' will now include the 85,000
members of The Florida Bar."
White, a shareholder, director and
partner at Richman Greer, is the fifth at-
torney from the firm to serve as presi-
dent of The Florida Bar in nearly half a
century. He has been with the firm for

seven years practicing commercial and
complex business litigation, personal in-
jury, wrongful death, professional mal-
practice litigation, class actions and of-
ficer and director representation.
"As a double Gator (BS 62, JD 64), I
am very proud of Jay White," Richman
White takes office as statewide budget
cuts put a crunch on the judiciary. He
is especially concerned about the more
than 10 percent budget cuts to the courts,

which could force delays throughout the
judicial system.
As president, White has begun
looking into alternative solutions. He
hopes to resolve the problem before
leaving office.
"We need to find an adequate,
permanent funding source for the
judiciary," he said.
In addition to addressing the budget
cuts, during his tenure, White will also
focus on improving diversity in the legal

profession and increasing mentorship
opportunities for young attorneys.
He stressed the importance of The
Florida Bar and all of its committees, as
well as all those committees not under
The Florida Bar, reflecting the makeup of
the bar's population and providing broad
representation for all its members.
Among the first steps towards the
diversity goal is ensuring all members of
the bar are aware when openings occur in
the judicial system and apply for them.
This includes alerting members of the
more than 150 voluntary specialty bars
and local bars across the state, such as
bar associations for women and minority
attorneys, by e-mail when positions
become available.
Another important step is having
senior members of the bar call and
encourage younger members and
minority members of the bar to get
involved and to apply for openings.
Improving diversity requires young
attorneys get involved with The Florida
Bar and voluntary specialty bars early
on in their careers.
"The earlier you get involved the
earlier you can build your reputation,"
White said.
One way White has identified to help
get young lawyers involved in the bar
from the beginning of their careers is
through mentorship programs.
A committee is in the process of
looking into structuring a mentorship
program for students and first- and
second-year attorneys, White said.
Some law schools are also participat-
ing in the process of developing mentor-
ship programs. For White, the earlier
students and young attorneys become
involved in mentorship and attorney
groups the better.
"It is important we teach young
attorneys that if you are professional,
civil, honest and have a good moral
compass, those things are far more
important that winning cases," White
said. "Don't get me wrong, winning
cases is important, but not at the extent
of being unprofessional."
White's commitment to mentorship
stems from dedicated mentors he had

"It is important

we teach young
attorneys that if you

are professional, civil,
honest and have a

good moral compass,
those things are far
more important than
winning cases.

as a young professional. Among them,
he mentioned UF graduate Robert V.
Romani (JD 73) and retired attorney Ed
"I had wonderful mentors as a young
lawyer, not only did they teach me the
substance of law, but how we should be
professional and civil in our practice,"
White said.
White began learning those lessons
during his time as a student at the
University of Florida. He graduated in
1980 with an undergraduate degree in
political science.
"I feel like I got a wonderful education
and had a lot of fun doing it," he said of
his time at UF.
As a law student, White received
the American Jurisprudence Award in
Administrative Law. During his time at
UF, White was a member of Phi Beta
Kappa Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi
Honor Society, Phi Delta Phi Legal
Society and Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Almost 25 years after finishing
his studies at UF, White takes on the
challenge of leading The Florida Bar.
One of his many priorities during his
tenure, mentorship of young attorneys,
stems from his experiences as a student
and young attorney.
"It is really important that we teach
young lawyers and law students what is
appropriate and what is not appropriate,"
White said. "The most important message
is that you can be professional and
civil and still be a great lawyer and a
great advocate." m

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Move over Judge Judy

Judge Karen

is in The House!

Karen Mills-Francis is the star of a new daytime
courtroom reality show, "Judge Karen."


After a chance encounter
in a parking garage in
Miami, Judge Karen
Mills-Francis (JD
87) had an idea for
her next career step.
Mills-Francis was a county judge
for Miami-Dade County when she ran
into her colleague, Circuit Judge David
Young, in the spring of 2007. Young had
just been hired for his own TV show,
which is now in its second season.
"I saw him in the garage parking lot
and I congratulated him, and I said, 'I
wonder why nobody has ever contacted
me about a court show,'" Mills-Francis
said. "About two weeks later, I got a
call from someone from Sony Pictures
Television asking if I would be willing
to come to New York to audition for a
show. I did, and here I am today."
After a recommendation to Sony
from Young, Mills-Francis is now TV's
"Judge Karen," which began airing on
Sept. 8 in syndication. To differentiate
her program from others in the saturated
court-TV show market, Mill-Francis
made a few innovative additions. For
example, she is the only TV judge who
allows the litigants in her courtroom to
direct and cross examine their witnesses,
which often turns contentious.

Further, her courtroom has a witness
stand and the witnesses are sequestered
during other testimony. This is more
representative of a real courtroom, while
the other court TV shows often have the
witnesses standing with the litigants
through the whole trial.
"When I agreed to do this show, it
was important to me that it be court and
then entertaining," Mills-Francis said.
The show also includes an "Ask
Judge Karen" segment at the end of each
episode. Viewers send in videotaped
legal questions, and Mills-Francis
researches their questions and answers
them on-air.
Mills-Francis is satisfied with how the
show has developed, and it is doing well in
the ratings, she said.
"It's kind of hard to be objective, be-
cause it is me on TV," she said. "Of course
I'm going to say 'Oh it's a wonderful show,
because I did a great job.' But then, others
have to say that, and I guess they have spo-
ken because we have very good ratings."
According to Sony, the show is one of
the highest rated shows in Miami.
Mills-Francis was born and raised in
Miami, which some might call the TV
judge capitol of the world. Five of the
judges on TV came from Miami, Mills-
Francis said.

Before stepping down from the
bench in April to begin working on her
program, Mills-Francis was a county
judge in Miami. She won an election in
2000 against a 24-year incumbent judge.
Campaigning gave her a new sense of
her community, she said.
Mills-Francis handled domestic vio-
lence, criminal traffic and general mis-
demeanor cases as a judge.
Prior to becoming a judge, Mills-
Francis served as a traffic magistrate for
two years in Miami. She also worked as
a public defender and as a private de-
fense attorney after law school. While
working as a public defender in the
juvenile division, she began to notice


some big problems with the juvenile
justice system.
"I was shocked when I went to juve-
nile court at the number of children who
were sleeping on floors at the juvenile
detention center because they had no
parent that would come and get them,"
Mills-Francis said. "People talk about
the problems and the conditions in adult
prisons, but nobody talks about what
goes on with these juveniles. It's worse
than adult prisons."
At one point, Mills-Francis became a
foster parent just so she could take a trou-
bled child home with her. She continues to
be very active in children's issues, but Mills-
Francis knew she wanted to do criminal

"People talk about
the problems and
the conditions in adult
prisons, but nobody
talks about what
goes on with
these juveniles."
work after taking a trial advocacy class at
the UF College of Law.
"I took trial advocacy, and in trial advo-
cacy, you have to argue both sides in front
of ajury," she said. "They give you a mock
case, you try the case as a prosecutor, and
then you turn around and try the case as a

defense attorney. I won on both sides, and
I got such a thrill out of being in trial that I
knew that it was what I needed to do."
Although TV judges didn't exist when
Mills-Francis was in law school, she draws
on her real-life courtroom experience to de-
cide cases on her show.
"A friend of mine said to me yester-
day that I'm real," Mills-Francis said.
"R-E-A-L. The person you see on TV
is the same person you'd see when you
walked into a courtroom in Miami. I am
no different from that person. I haven't
changed anything. My clothes, I wore the
same robe as judge, the jewelry, the hair,
things I say, my personality it's who I
am; I'm not putting on a show." .

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examining modem tax
policy and how its im-
plementation affects the
economy and people's lives is
the purpose of the newly en-
dowed Ellen Bellet Gelberg
Tax Policy Lecture Series es-
tablished at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law.
Gelberg, a 1977 graduate of

the college's Graduate Tax Pro-
gram, has pledged $500,000
from the Stein Gelberg Founda-
tion to the college's LL.M Tax
Programs Endowment Fund.
"Practicing tax attorneys
spend little to no time think-
ing about the policy behind the
tax code. In fact, most of the
time the tax code dictates how

you structure a transaction,
that is, the tax tail wags the
dog," said Gelberg, a practic-
ing tax attorney and partner in
the Miami law firm Lamont
Neiman Interian Bellet P.A. "It
is hoped this lecture series will
motivate tax students to consid-
er tax policy as a career option
working to influence and change
tax policy in the public sector
- because the government's
tax policy affects us all."
Her desire to give back
to the college led Gelberg
to establish the Ellen Bellet
Gelberg Tax Policy Lec-
ture Series, which will
bring a prestigious lecturer to
the college every year to
speak on tax policy topics
to students and faculty.
Her pledge of $500,000
will become eligible for
50 percent state matching
dollars through the state's
Major Gifts Trust Fund Pro-
gram, which would increase the
endowment to $750,000.
"Ellen's exemplary gift will
benefit our graduate tax students
in perpetuity," said Dennis A.
Calfee, UF professor of law and
alumni research scholar.

Dean Patrick honored by scholarship

Assistant Dean Michael Patrick, left, thanks alumnus Frank Goldstein
during the Mike Patrick Scholarship presentation, which took place Oct. 24
following UF's Homecoming Parade.

Assistant Dean of Admissions
Michael Patrick was honored
Oct. 24 with a scholarship
endowed in his name. Frank
Goldstein (JD 93) of The Goldstein
Law Group donated $40,000
towards scholarships for UF Levin
College of Law students in Patrick's
name. The fund will be known as The
Goldstein Law Group Endowment in
Honor of University of Florida College
of Law Dean Michael Patrick.
Goldstein, a double Gator,
practices in South Florida where

he established The Goldstein Law
Group. He focuses on the civil
prosecution of insurance fraud
claims and the defense of insurance
and corporate related matters.
The scholarship recipients will
be chosen by the dean and/or law
school financial aid/scholarship
committee. Third-year law students
in financial need with an LSAT
score of 159 or higher are eligible
to receive the scholarship, and
must submit a 100-word essay.
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Maximum professional impact

W. Reece Smith Jr. (JD 49)

W ith a legal career span-
ning more than 50 years,
William Reece Smith Jr.
(JD 49) shows few signs of slowing
His impact on the legal profes-
sion and society as a whole has
been a lasting one achieved through
serving as president of The Florida
Bar, the American Bar Association
(ABA) and the International Bar
Association (IBA). Smith has also
Smith served as attorney for the City of
Tampa and president of the Greater
ing Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
"I am very devoted to the law and
to the contributions that it can make
te to a civilized society," Smith said.
n Smith, who grew up in Plant
City, Fla., gained an understanding
of the importance of helping others
'he from a grandmother who was fully
he engaged in community affairs.
ged "She was a very active woman,
interested in literature and higher
e learning," he said. "She was a leader
and I observed her."
Upon graduating from the Uni-
versity of South Carolina, Smith was
commissioned by the Navy in 1946.
While aboard ship, he read a book by
Howard Fast about the pioneers' re-
lationship with the American Indian.
"Reading Fast's book about how
we mistreated the Indians raised my
social consciousness," he said.
Smith came out of the service
in 1946 still unsure about what to
do with his life. Although he was
trained as an engineer, he decided
against a career in math and sci-
"My gifts, if any, were in the
humanities, coming from the train-
ing that my grandmother had given
me years before," he said. "I decided
to go to law school and went to the
University of Florida."
Entering law school in 1946
under the G.I. Bill, Smith didn't im-
mediately catch on to the lingo of
the legal field.

"When they talked to me about
a legal instrument, I was a bit befud-
dled," he said. "An instrument to me,
from my engineering training, was a
screwdriver or something like that."
At UF Law, Smith served as
president of the Student Bar Associa-
tion and was selected as a member of
Florida Blue Key.
During his senior year, a profes-
sor urged him to apply for a Rhodes
"I thought it would be wise to
do what my professor suggested,"
he said. "To my surprise, I was se-
Before heading to Oxford, Smith
started a law office as a sole practi-
tioner in Plant City with only his law
books and a vacant office. He had
only one client who paid him a fee.
"There was no public defender
in those days and no organized legal
aid, so I defended indigents accused
of crime."
After studying private intera-
tional law at Oxford, he was invited
by Dean Henry A. Fenn to teach at
UF Law.
"I taught for over a year and then
I was recruited by the firm that I'm
still with, Carlton Fields," Smith said.
Smith became curious about the
ABA at the beginning of his career.
"Nobody at Carlton Fields at that
time was a member of the ABA," he
said. "A lot of lawyers weren't."
The ABA has continued to grow
in importance and now plays a pow-
erful role in improving the legal field
as the national voice of the profes-
sion, Smith said.
"It certainly has an influence on
lawyer conduct and lawyer training,"
he said.
When he first became involved
with the ABA, Smith joined what
was then known as the Junior Bar
Conference. As a member of the con-
ference, Smith networked with and
befriended other young lawyers from
different parts of the country.

"I sort of worked my way to
the top and became chairman of the
Junior Bar Conference two years
down the road."
One might say he did the same
in 1980, when Smith served as presi-
dent of the ABA. As ABA president,
Smith was instrumental in establish-
ing legal aid entities in private bar
settings across the country.
"I was seeking to enhance access
to the legal system for societal purpos-
es," he said. "The poor and the disad-
vantaged did not have that access."
During his term as ABA president,
Smith led a march of bar associations
on Washington, D.C. The bar asso-
ciation members lobbied Congress
to maintain funding of the Legal
Services Corporation (LSC), a con-
gressionally-sponsored, non-profit
corporation that provides legal ser-
vices to the poor across the country.
"President Reagan didn't like
the LSC and his attorney general
announced that they were going to
defund the program," Smith said.
"We called upon our representatives,
senators and congressmen and made
our pitch on behalf of the Legal
Services Corporation."
Reagan's measure was ultimately
defeated. To this day, the LSC contin-
ues to assist the poor.
By virtue of becoming involved
with the organized bar, Smith has
been able to make contributions to
the legal profession and to the com-
munity that he could not have other-
wise made, he said.
"I became interested very early
in legal aid and ultimately that be-
came sort of an avocation for me."
Smith believes that a lawyer
should possess a strong character, a
commitment to society and profes-
sional improvement, and a high level
of professional competency.
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William T. Harrison Jr., shareholder
with Williams Parkers Harrison Dietz &
Getzen, received the Sarasota County
Bar Association's Distinguished Com-
munity Service Award during the
association's annual installation and
awards dinner Sept. 19. Harrison
was recognized for his dedication to
community service and his life-long
commitment to the legal profession.

The St. Johns County Commission
renamed and dedicated the St. Johns
County Court house the "Richard 0.
Watson Judicial Center" in honor
of Senior Circuit Judge Richard 0.

Florida State University President
Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte
has been honored by the International
Academy of Mediators with its Lifetime
Achievement Award for his work in
developing the alternative dispute
resolution movement. D'Alemberte
received the award during a ceremony
in Coral Gables on May 16. In addition,
D'Alemberte delivered the commence-

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ment address to Florida International
University's College of Law on May 18.

Gerald F. Richman has been appointed
by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve as a
member of the Fourth District Court
of Appeals Nominating Commission.
The commission is comprised of nine
members with the role of identifying
and nominating individuals to fill open
judiciary positions in the Fourth Dis-
trict. Richman is president of the law
firm of Richman Greer, PA.

Benjamin F. Overton received the
Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.


Litigation attorney Alan G. Greer, a
partner with the law firm of Richman
Greer, P.A. has been named The
Florida Bar Certified Lawyer of the
Year for 2008. Greer was selected for
his exemplary professionalism, excel-
lence, character and commitment to
The Florida Bar's certification pro-
gram and to the practice of law. Greer
has also been named president of

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Society, an organization dedicated to
the preservation of the history of the
Florida Supreme Court and educating
the public on its role in the state's
government and law enforcement.

A. McArthur Irvin of Atlanta, Ga.
has been elected as a fellow into the
College of Labor and Employment
Lawyers. Being elected as a fellow
is the highest recognition by one's
colleagues of sustained, outstand-
ing performance in the profession,
exemplifying integrity, dedication and

Jacksonville attorney Joseph P Milton
became the first recipient of the Fran
Peacock Coker Florida Chapter of
American Board of Trial Advocates
Community Service Award for his
outstanding leadership as the ABOTA
Foundation president in 2006 and
2007. Milton also was recently
appointed by Chief Justice Fred Lewis
of the Florida Supreme Court to the
Florida Board of Bar Examiners Testing
Commission, and has been elected as
the second vice president of the Florida
Supreme Court Historical Society.

Ira H. Leesfield has been named the
next president of The Melvin M. Belli
Society, a charitable organization
comprised of attorneys from around
the world. Leesfield is the founder and
managing partner of the Miami law
firm Leesfield Leighton & Partners.

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Cesar L. Alvarez was named one of the
top most powerful Hispanics by Poder
Power Issue, and "The 25 Best Latinos
in Business," Hispanic Magazine's
Power Issue, both in 2008. Alvarez is
the chief executive officer of the firm
Greenberg Traurig.

Hal Kantor will be featured in a new
edition of the book The Rainmaking
Machine, published by Thomson
Reuters. Kantor will be included in the
chapter "Building a Practice Around a
Passion," written by nationally known
author Phyllis Weiss Haserot. Kantor
recently presented the first annual
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor &
Reed Law Review Book Award at The
Florida Law Reviews senior banquet.

Jeffery W. Warren was presented
with the Douglas P McClurg Profes-
sionalism Award by The Tampa Bay
Bankruptcy Bar Association for his
outstanding ethical conduct and
professionalism over the course of
his career. Warren was also listed in
the 2008 edition of Super Lawyers
Magazine as being among the top
10 attorneys in Florida. Warren is
president and founding shareholder of
Bush Ross, PA.

Gerald A. Rosenthal has been named
to Best Lawyers in America for the
15th consecutive year.

Leslie J. Lott has been appointed to
the Board of Trustees of the Histori-
cal Museum of Southern Florida. Lott
also was named as one of Florida's
Top 50 Female Super Lawyers and
as a top attorney in the intellectual
property category. In addition, Lott
and David K. Friedland (JD 83)
celebrated the 25th anniversary in
September of Lott & Friedland, the
Coral Gables firm Lott founded in

Susan S. Demers was honored with
the Ralph Richards Award by the
Clearwater Bar Association.

Debra E. Pole, a litigation partner
in Sidley Austin's Los Angeles office,
was named to the Daily Journal's
2008 "Top Women Litigators in
California." Only 75 women were
selected for the honor. Pole is a
seasoned trial attorney with experi-
ence in multi-district litigation, class

actions, and products liability litiga-
tion. She was also named to the list
in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Dallas attorney Frances Johnson
Wright recently visited Beverly Hills,
Calif., where she was working on a
movie deal for a Dallas client about
the life of Sammy Davis Jr., based
on the book Yes I Can. During this
visit, she and her daughter, Leila,
dined with Hugh Hefner at his man-
sion in Los Angeles, Calif.

Terry C. Young was named as a
top attorney in Florida for 2008 by
Florida Super Lawyers magazine,
and as a highly ranked individual
firm lawyer by Chambers, USA, a
London-based worldwide guide to
the legal profession.

Nicholas A. Pope was named by
Florida Super Lawyers magazine as
a top attorney in Florida for 2008,
and as a highly ranked individual
firm lawyer by Chambers, USA, a
London-based worldwide guide to
the legal profession.

Richard J. Fildes was named by
Florida Super Lawyers magazine as
a top attorney in Florida for 2008,
and as a highly ranked individual
firm lawyer by Chambers, USA, a
London-based worldwide guide to
the legal profession.

Nicole L. Goetz, formerly known as
Nicole L. Smith, managing share-
holder of the law firm of Asbell,
Ho, Klaus, Goetz & Doupe, has been
named co-chair of the Equitable
Distribution Committee of
the Family Law Section of The
Florida Bar for 2008-2009.

Dennis J. Wall is the author of
Litigation and Prevention Insurer
Bad Faith, Second Edition, and a
supplement, printed by West Pub-
lishing Company. In addition, the
Excess and Surplus Lines Claims
Association has just published "Big
Claim, Low Limits," an article that
Wall co-authored with ESLCA Past
President Ed McKinnon of California.
Wall is also the co-author of CAT
Claims, Insurance Coverage
for Disasters, to be published by
Thomson West in Summer 2008.
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The magic touch

Derek Bruce (JD/MBA 98)

en someone asks Triple
Gator Derek Bruce (JD/
MBA 98) to describe him-
self in one word, they hear one answer
- blessed. Thankful for the opportu-
nities he's been afforded, he now de-
votes his career to a place that makes
dreams come true for others.
As director of government rela-
tions for Walt Disney World, he
describes the position as a role that
works with both internal and external
stakeholders to protect and promote
Walt Disney World through the devel-
opment of legislation and government
policies and procedures.
Bruce said his current career is
highly rewarding with a great deal of
intangible benefits.
"Sometimes when you work at a
certain place, you can forget about just
how much of an impact the work you
do has on people," he said. "But here
at Walt Disney World, I'm reminded
on almost a daily basis by interacting
with people that we provide memories
- magical memories that last for a
lifetime for people and their families.
Just coming to work is remarkable."
One of his greatest accomplish-
ments as the director of government
relations was a recent project an
initiative to bring the United States
Bowling Congress' Open Champion-
ship and Women's Championship
tournaments to Central Florida be-
tween 2011 and 2029. On behalf of
Walt Disney World, Bruce worked
with Osceola County government and
the Central Florida Sports Commis-
sion to help garer the community
support and financing necessary to
secure these tournaments.
This is expected to bring tens of
thousands of bowlers and spectators
to Orlando, Fla., for 13 tournaments,
each lasting approximately 20 weeks.
A powerful economic impact for Cen-
tral Florida and the entire state is an-
ticipated a predicted three-quarters
of a billion dollars.
"My favorite component of the
job is that I get to work on projects

that will shape policy and have a sig-
nificant impact on shaping both the
economic and recreational climate for
not just Walt Disney World but for
our Central Florida community and
the state of Florida in a lot of cases,"
Bruce said.
Another large aspect of his work
is collaborating with elected officials
on community-based and charitable
initiatives. For example, in 2007,
Bruce worked tirelessly with commu-
nity and business leaders who helped
win support from city and county
officials for three Orlando-area proj-
ects a new performing arts center,
a renovated Florida Citrus Bowl and
a new events center that will be home
to the Orlando Magic. These projects
will enhance recreational and enter-
tainment offerings for Central Florida
residents and visitors.
But he hasn't always worked at
"the happiest place on earth." In fact,
while at law school, he never imagined
using his law degree for lobbying and
shaping public policy from a business
perspective. An avid Trial Team com-
petitor, one of his most memorable
experiences at UF Law was participat-
ing in the Trial Team Final Four com-
petition. It's no surprise that he spent
his first two years out of law school
focusing on litigation.
He quickly determined that his
skill set was better suited to a different
type of practice that of government
law. Before finding his niche with
Walt Disney World in 2006, he spent
eight years at GrayHarris in Orlando
(changed to GrayRobinson in 2005)
and was elected shareholder in 2005.
"It was just a slight career path
shift because so much of what I did
was representing private clients in
their dealings with government enti-
ties and agencies," he said, explaining
his move to Walt Disney World. "But
now I do a similar kind of work for
one of the world's most recognizable
Bruce described his UF Law de-
gree as invaluable, highlighting the

"A UF Law degree can open doors
in ...areas that a person may not be
thinking of when they're just making
the decision to go to law school."

success of fellow UF Law graduates.
In the business world, he has interact-
ed with UF Law alumni in high profile
and important positions, such as chair-
persons, CEOs and general counsels
of companies.
"AUF Law degree can open doors
in so many areas that a person may not
be thinking of when they're just mak-
ing the decision to go to law school,"
he said. "I'm a good case in point."
Bruce was also a winner of the
Orlando Business Journals 2002 Up &
Comers, which originally published his
self-description as a blessed individual.
He said his good fortune relied in part
on his parents, teachers and profes-
sional mentors, emphasizing the strong
support he's had throughout his life.
"While I like to think I'm a tal-
ented professional who works hard
and has a lot of capabilities, when
you step back and reflect on it, you
know that everything you do and
accomplish you're standing on the
shoulders of people who've helped
to make that accomplishment pos-
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chair of the International Association
of Defense Counsel Property Law
Committee and to the I.A.D.C.
Reinsurance, Excess and Surplus
Lines Committee. Wall has been
named by Florida Super Lawyers
magazine as a top attorney in Florida
for 2008. In addition, he is the only
Orlando attorney named among the
20 top Florida attorneys listed in
Insurance Coverage Florida Super
Lawyers 2008.

Ellen S. Morris, Esq. has been
named The Florida Bar Elder Law
Section's "Member of the Year."
She shared this honorable distinc-
tion with Representative Elaine
Schwartz. This award was presented
at the 2008 Annual Elder Law Sec-
tion Retreat in Clearwater Beach
in July. Morris is a partner of Elder
Law Associates PA. She was named
to Florida Trend magazine's Florida
Legal Elite in 2007 and has an AV
Peer Review Rating, the highest
rating afforded an attorney from

David M. Layman was the recipient
of Palm Beach County Legal Aid
Society's 2008 Pro Bono Award for
Nonprofit Law.

Kimberly Leach Johnson, a co-
managing partner for Quarles and
Brady's Naples office and Naples
office chair for trusts and estates,
was named a 2008 Florida
Super Lawyer by Law & Politics
Media, Inc.

James L. Leet, a McDonough Hol-
land & Allen PC shareholder, was
elected to the Sacramento Area
Commerce and Trade Organization
(SACTO) Board of Directors. SACTO
is the Sacramento region's leading
facilitator of economic development,
bringing together the organizations,
information and resources in pursuit
of the jobs, talent and investment
needed to ensure regional prosperity
and global competitiveness.

Nelly N. Khouzam was appointed
by Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the
Second District Court of Appeal in

Julia Frey has been appointed to the
Florida Probate Rules Committee for
The Florida Bar with service continu-
ing through 2010. She will attend
the major bar meetings around the
state to serve in this capacity critical
to the administration of justice.

The Hon. Patti A. Christensen
was elected to her second full
term as the countyjudge for
St. Johns County, Fla.

Michael J. Gelfand was appointed
by Gov. Charlie Crist to Florida's
Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating
Commission. Gelfand's article "The
Plaza East Trilogy: Not a Nursery
Rhyme, But Scary Warfare" was
recently published in 82 Fla. Bar
Journal 4 (April 2008).

Gary M. Kaleita was named by
Florida Super Lawyers magazine as
a top attorney in Florida for 2008.

Paul Mandelkern commented on
a case argued before the Florida
Supreme Court regarding the consti-
tutionality of a special legislative act
in a recent issue of Florida Medical
Business newspaper. The multi-page
article quoted Mandelkern on the act
that gives a for-profit hospital in St.
Lucie County, rather than the medi-
cal staff, control over the medical
staff's bylaws.

Marie Osborne was honored May 30
with the John Balikes Professional-
ism Award at the Miami Juvenile
Justice Center.

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West Palm Beach civil trial attorney
John "Jay" G. White III became The
Florida Bar's 60th president when
he took the oath of office during the
Bar's 2008 annual convention in

John Neukamm of the Mechanik
Nuccio law firm in Tampa was
recently elected to serve as chair-
elect of The Florida Bar Real
Property, Probate & Trust Law
Section. As chair-elect, Neukamm
will oversee the section's 19 general
standing committees and 17 liaisons
with other organizations and will
become chair of the section in July
of 2009.

Brian D. Stokes was elected
managing partner of Unger, Stokes,
Acree, Gilbert, Tressler and Tacktill,
PL., formerly the Unger Law Group,
of Orlando.

Mitchell E. Widom, a partner
with the Miami firm of Bilzin
Sumberg Baena Price and
Axelrod was recently recognized
by Florida Super Lawyers as one
of the top 100 lawyers in South
Florida. Additionally, he was a
finalist for the Dorothy Shula
Award for Outstanding Volunteerism
for his work on the board of the
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. His
event, The Keymorada Invitational
Fishing Tournament, raised
$492,000 for the Crohn's
Foundation this year.

Carol Browner (JD 79) has been
appointed to the Advisory Board
of the Obama-Biden Transition.
Browner is a principal of The
Albright Group in Washington, D.C.,
and former administrator of the
Environmental Protection Agency
during the administration of President
Bill Clinton. Browner is a board
member for the UF Levin College
of Law Center for Governmental
Responsibility, serves as a member
of the Environmental and Land
Use Law Program Advisory Board
and periodically returns to teach
environmental law classes at UF
and the UF Summer Study Abroad
Program in Costa Rica.

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Before the bench scott Makar (JD 87)

Scott Makar received a bar-
rage of tough questions while
arguing his first case before
the U.S. Supreme Court in March,
but the toughest one came from his
7-year-old son Aaron, who watched
in the courtroom with his mom,
Nancy Hogshead-Makar.
"Did you answer them right?"
was the first thing Aaron wanted to
know as he greeted Makar (JD 87)
on the steps of the U.S. Supreme
Court after oral arguments.
While Makar wasn't able to
answer Aaron's question at that mo-
ment, he can now.
In June, the court ruled 7-2 in
favor of Makar, who represented the
Florida Department of Revenue in
Fla. Dep 't ofRevenue v. Piccadilly
Cafeterias, Inc.
"It really is awe inspiring," said
Makar of the historic courtroom and
its architecture. "It's very intimate,
but also has this grandeur about it.
It's a very comfortable environment
in which to argue a case."
Makar argued the case as Florida's
solicitor general, a post he was ap-
pointed to by Attorney General Bill

McCollum (JD 68) in February 2007.
Makar is the third to hold the position,
which was established in 1999 and
whose term coincides with the attorney
general's four-year term.

a multidisciplinary journal that al-
lows students both in the Levin
College of Law and other colleges
around campus to tackle current
law and policy issues. The journal,
which celebrated its 20th anniver-
sary in the spring, gives students
another opportunity to participate
in a law journal at UF.

"The Supreme Court chamber is very intimate,
but also has this grandeur about it. It's a very
comfortable environment in which to argue a case.

As solicitor general, Makar over-
sees civil appeals in all state and federal
courts involving Florida interests, serves
as legal policy adviser to the attorney
general, and teaches at Florida State
University College of Law as the Rich-
ard W. Ervin (JD 28) Eminent Scholar.
The eminent scholar chair was named
after a former Florida attorney general.
Makar's interest in teaching
began during his time at the Uni-
versity of Florida, when he taught
the undergraduate business law
course at the College of Business
while juggling earning two master's
degrees in business, a law degree,
and a Ph.D. in economics.
As a law student he founded the
Journal of Law and Public Policy,

"Law review had just cut their
invited membership in half, from
top 10 percent to top 5 percent,
leaving many law students without
a similar educational opportunity. I
wanted them, as well as other moti-
vated students, to have an option,"
said Makar, who served on the law
review and was the Journal of Law
and Public Policy 's first editor-in-
Makar views the solicitor gen-
eral position as combining the best
aspects of academic teaching and
practicing appellate law.
"I consider this a capstone job,"
Makar said. "This job is one of the
best I could imagine ever having as
a lawyer or legal educator." m

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the Florida Justice Association for his
contributions on behalf of the FJA's
legislative efforts. Benrubi has been
named as one of the 2008 Florida
Legal Elite and has also been included
in Florida Super Lawyers for the third
consecutive year.

Scott E. Ray was recently appointed
as a deputy chief in the Major Crimes
Section for the United States Attorney's
Office in the Southern District of Florida.

r "

Amy U. Hickman of Delray
Beach was awarded the Florida
Adoption Council's highest honor,
the Adoption Star Award, for her
work in the area of adoption.

David P Milian was selected
as one of the Best Lawyers in
America in the specialty of
Commercial Litigation.

Frank M. Bedell of Orlando has
become chair of the Trial Lawyers
Section of The Florida Bar. Bedell has
previously served the bar as president
of the Young Lawyers Division and
as chair of the 2003 Annual Meeting

Lynne Borsuk of Atlanta, Ga. has
been elected president of the Georgia
Association of Criminal Defense Law-

Elizabeth Green, of the Orlando firm
Latham, Shuker, Eden, and Beaudine
was named to Florida Trend maga-
zine's Florida Legal Elite.

William E. Ruffier, a partner with the
law firm Dellecker, Wilson, King, McK-
enna & Ruffier, has been appointed
general counsel for the Boy Scouts
of America, Central Florida Council.
He also serves on the organization's
executive board and holds the rank of
Eagle Scout.

Madonna M. Finney of Tallahassee
was awarded the Florida Adoption
Council's highest honor, the Adoption
Star Award, for her work in the area of

Tuwana J. McMillan was named by
Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a
top attorney in Florida for 2008. She
also began a one-year term as chair of
the Workers' Compensation section of
The Florida Bar on July 1.

Louis Nostro was named to the Best
Lawyers in America Guide 2009 in
the areas of Tax Law and Trusts &

Jaqueline Bozzuto was named by
Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a
top attorney in Florida for 2008.

Cathryn A. Mitchell has become part-
ner with Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman.
in New York, and will be spearhead-
ing the firm's new office in Princeton.

Richard M. Benrubi, a partner at
Liggio, Benrubi & Williams in West
Palm Beach, received the Legislative
Leadership "Shoe Leather" Award by


ackenson 'Mack' Bernard
stepped into political office
this August fulfilling a call to
serve he's felt since high school and
setting a first, not just for himself, but
for many in Palm Beach County, Fla.
When Bernard (JD 02 / LLMT 03)
accepted appointment to the Delray
Beach City Commission this summer,
he became the first person of Haitian
descent to hold political office in the
county. Although about 10 percent of
Delray Beach's population is of Hai-
tian descent, he is among fewer than
a dozen persons of Haitian descent to
hold political office anywhere in the
state of Florida.
"I love Delray Beach and I wanted
a chance to make it a little bit better, to
give something back," Bernard said. "I
was raised in Delray Beach and I spent
most of my life in Delray Beach."
Bernard emigrated to Delray Beach
from Haiti in 1986 at the age of 10.
After earning his undergraduate
degree in political science and crimi-
nology from Florida State University
in 1997, Bernard came to the Univer-
sity of Florida to earn his JD and LLM
in taxation.
At UF, Bemard also met his wife
Shawntoyia N. Bernard (JD 03) and
partner at Bernard & Auguste, Parel
D. Auguste (JD 05).
"My professors really pushed me
to consider tax law and they nurtured
me to follow my goal," he said. "The
skills that they taught me are the skills

that I'm using at the city commission."
As the only attorney on the com-
mission, Bernard's education at UF and
work through his firm, which primarily
focuses on tax, real estate and family
law, have prepared him to deal with the
city's home foreclosure woes.
Bemard has several goals during
his time on the commission. He plans
to help bring more affordable housing
to the city. He will work to help the city
deal with the budget crunch and work
to make several streets in the city safer.
Bernard took the place of a com-
missioner who stepped down mid-
term. In his first political office, he said
he still has a lot to learn but is happy to
be a public servant. His political ambi-
tions remain focused on being a com-
missioner for now as he plans to run
for the commission seat in March.
"I'm a public servant, the people
will decide," Bernard said. m

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Delray Beach City Commissioner

Mackenson 'Mack' Bernard (JD 02 / LLMT 03)

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M making the cut scott Sheftall (JD 76)

Scott D. Sheftall (JD 76) hadn't
seriously golfed for 35 years
before he decided to pick up his
clubs and play in a few tournament
Sheftall entered a 2008 Senior
U.S. Open sectional qualifier in
Boynton Beach, Fla., on June 27. To
say he didn't expect to qualify would
be an understatement.
Sheftall birdied the 18th hole to
force a sudden-death playoff to qualify
for the Senior U.S. Open, which
was held at Broadmoor in Colorado
Springs, Colo. On the third hole of the
playoff, he and his wife Regina, who
was caddying, walked up to the green
and couldn't believe what they saw.
"It was a pretty special moment,"
Sheftall said. "I turned to my wife as
we walked up to the green and saw
that I only had a one-and-a-half-foot
putt, and I told her, 'It looks like
we're going to Colorado, baby.' "
Sheftall sank the short putt, and
he and his wife were off to Colo-
rado for practice rounds on July 28.
Sheftall practiced with former Gator
golfer Andy Bean, whom he had
coincidentally played against as an
undergraduate at Davidson College.
And although Sheftall didn't make
the cut or even play his best, he will
never forget the trip.
"It was an amazing, once-in-a-
lifetime experience, one that I truly
never expected to happen to me given
the fact that I hadn't really played
serious golf for about 35 years since
college, until about two summers ago,
when I decided I would play in a few
tournament qualifiers," Sheftall said.
"Once I qualified and went to Colo-
rado Springs with my wife for the
U.S. Open, I was awestruck by how
wonderful it was to play in a national
championship to be inside the
ropes, to be in the locker room with
the great players, and to just enjoy the
entire spectacle, which I did."
Sheftall's extra confidence during
the qualifying tournament came both
from watching his alma mater David-
son in an unlikely NCAA Basketball
Tournament run and from having his

wife at his side the whole tournament.
"I got to see what Coach Bob
McKillop of Davidson was getting
at when he was telling his players
about the importance of translating a
dream into a belief, a genuine belief,
and not just a wish," Sheftall said.
"To see the players buy into his phi-
losophy of competition and actually
make it happen with limited talent
was very inspiring and it really sort of
galvanized in me a new sense of con-
fidence. ... That coupled with the fact
that my wife Regina caddied for me
in the qualifier. She had never seen
me play competitive golf before; she
had never caddied for anyone. But
having someone believe in me and be
there to keep me calm and focused
and to persevere through leg cramps
and everything I think that was the
final secret ingredient that made the
recipe for success work."
Back in his day job, Sheftall is
a trial lawyer for Sheftall & Torres,
PA, which he founded in 1996, and
his practice is mostly complex civil
litigation. The firm has developed
an affinity for issues involving chil-
dren after Sheftall hooked up with
Dr. R. Rodney Howell, the chairman
emeritus of pediatrics at the Uni-
versity of Miami. Howell is also a
Davidson graduate.
Sheftall is very involved with
children-related community service,
and his wife teaches elementary
school in inner-city Miami.
"Not too many people could un-
derstand and still can't understand
why an ardent Gator like myself
- I've been a Gator since I was 5
years old could be contributing
so much to the University of Miami,"
Sheftall said. "But I've lived down
here for 30 years. As I said, the in-
vitation I received from Dr. Howell,
who was a Davidson graduate, got
me involved. I do have a passion for
children's health care and believe that
lawyers should be involved in their
communities in a positive and visible
way. For all those reasons, it just
solidified a connection with the Uni-
versity of Miami down here, which

Scott Sheftall claps on his way to the
fourth hole of the U.S. Senior Open,
held at the legendary Broadmoor golf
course in Colorado Springs, Colo.

"I was awestruck by how wonderful
it was to play in a national champion
ship to be inside the ropes... and
to just enjoy the entire spectacle."

was about as unlikely as me qualify-
ing for the U.S. Open."
But Sheftall is still a Gator at
heart. His father went to UF in the
1930s, when it was an all men's
school with about 2,300 students,
he said.
Sheftall grew up in Jacksonville
and came to many historic Gator
games over the years. He attended
the game against Auburn in which
Steve Spurrier kicked a game-win-
ning field goal to clinch the 1966
Heisman Trophy.
Sheftall even named his two
boykin spaniel retrievers Tebow
and Saurian, which fans used to call
Gator football players. A saurian
is an ancient ancestor to modern
"If there were any doubt in your
mind about my allegiance to the
University of Florida in spite of my
comments about Davidson and the
University of Miami, that should
put it to rest," Sheftall said. "You'll
note that I did not name my dogs
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Fisher & Phillips LLP is pleased to
announce that Steven Bernstein has
been appointed regional managing part-
ner of the firm's Tampa office.

The law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson
announced that Burke G. Lopez has
joined the firm's Tampa office as a
partner. Lopez handles cases involving
coverage issues, commercial disputes,
personal injury, products liability,
premises liability and wrongful death

Florida Trend magazine recognized
board certified criminal trial lawyer,
Stephen M. Walker, as one of the 2008
Florida Legal Elite. Walker is a sole
practitioner in Sarasota specializing in
criminal defense.

Adorno & Yoss announced that litiga-
tion and bankruptcy attorney Steven L.
Beiley hasjoined the firm's Miami office
as a partner. Beiley also have been
included by Florida Trend magazine
in its Florida Legal Elite list for 2008,
which recognizes the top 1.8 percent of
Florida's 56,000 lawyers.

Joseph Camerlengo was sworn in as
the president of the Jacksonville Bar
Association on June 12. Camerlengo
also was honored as a 2008 Florida
Super Lawyer and named to the
Jacksonville Business Journal's
2008 top 40 under 40 list.

The Florida Bar has reappointed Miami
attorney Julio C. Jaramillo to a three-
year term on the board of directors of
The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide
charitable organization that fosters
law-related public service programs on
behalf of Florida's legal profession.

Beth S. Schick has joined the Orlando
law firm of ShuffieldLowman. Her
primary areas of practice are corporate,
estate planning and administration, as
well as employment law.

Steven J. Solomon, a member of the
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Depart-
ment of Adorno & Yoss, LLR has been
included by Florida Trend magazine
in its annual Florida Legal Elite list for

John V. Tucker of Tucker & Ludin, PA.
in Clearwater recently spoke at the 11th

National Advanced Forum on Litigating
Disability Insurance Claims on the topic
of "Techniques for Using Medical and
Vocational Experts to Prove or Refute a
Claimant's Disability" held in Boston,
Mass. in June.

In May Tad A. Yates took the office of
president of the Orange County Bar
Association. Yates practices criminal
defense law with Kirkconnell, Lindsey,
Snure & Yates, in Winter Park.

Scott Shuker, of Orlando-based law
firm Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine,
has been named by Florida Trend mag-
azine as one of Florida's Legal Elite.

Florida Trend magazine recognized
Jack R. Rieter as one of the 2008
Florida Legal Elite. Reiter is a partner of
Adorno & Yoss, LLP and concentrates
his practice the areas of state, federal
and administrative appeals, as well as
general commercial litigation.

Jeffrey M. Taylor was recently elected
to the board of directors of the Central
Atlantic Region of the America-Israel
Chamber of Commerce. Taylor also
has been elected to the advisory com-
mittee of the Middle Atlantic Chapter
of the Society of Corporate Secretaries
& Governance Professionals. Taylor
is a partner at Blank Rome, LLR in
Philadelphia, Penn. Taylor focuses his
practice on representing public and
private companies in securities law,
mergers and acquisitions, and corpo-
rate law matters.

Richard J. Brooderson has joined the
Altamonte Springs law firm of Chaires,
Brooderson & Guerrero, PL. as a
named partner. The firm represents
health care practitioners and entities
and focuses in the areas of health law,
business law and administrative law.

Joanne Prescott, a shareholder in
the Orlando firm Zimmerman Kiser
Sutcliffe, has become board certified
in workers' compensation through The
Florida Bar, effective Aug. 1. As a board
certified attorney, Prescott is identified
as a lawyer with special knowledge,
skills, and proficiency distinguishing her
as a specialist in workers' compensa-
tion law.

Daniel Uhlfelder was chosen as one
of Florida's future leaders by Florida
Trend magazine. Uhlfelder is the first
non-minority member of the NAACP's
Okaloosa County branch, where he
chairs the legal redress committee.

Sherri L. Johnson, of Dent & Johnson,
Chartered in Sarasota, received the
2008 Lynn Futch Most Productive
Young Lawyer Award from the Young
Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar.
The award is given to the young law-
yer in Florida who has worked most
diligently in bar activities and/or law
related public activities and who has an
excellent reputation for legal abilities and
integrity. Johnson also was recognized
as the 2008 Woman Lawyer of the Year
by the Manatee County Chapter of the
Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Donald B. Stuart (LLM), a partner
in the tax practice at Waller Lansden
Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville, Tenn.,
has been appointed to serve a one-year
term as vice chairman of the Tax and
Finance Practice Group of the American
Health Lawyers Association

Jason D. Lazarus, an attorney in Hol-
land & Knight's West Palm Beach office,
received the "And Justice for All" award
from the Legal Aid Society of Palm
Beach County. The award was in recog-
nition of one of Lazarus' recent pro bono
cases, as well as his continued pro bono
service to Legal Aid over the years. The
award was presented at the Legal Aid
Society's 20th Annual Pro Bono Recog-
nition Evening, on May 10 at the Palm
Beach County Convention Center.

The law firm Broad and Cassel
announced that Orlando associate Peter
Schoemann (LLMT) has been recog-
nized as being among the brightest and
most promising young business people
in Orlando in the Orlando Business
Journals "40 Under 40" listings.

Shutts & Bowen partner, Harvey E.
Oyer III, was selected to join the United
States Committee of the Blue Shield,
which is the cultural equivalent of the
Red Cross. The Blue Shield provides
emergency response to cultural property
at risk during periods of armed conflict.

Lori V. Vaughan has been elected share-
holder of Trenam Kemker of Tampa and
St. Petersburg.


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A man of firsts

Alfredo Garcia (JD 81)

s the first Cuban-born dean
of a U.S. law school at the St.
Thomas University School of
Law in Miami, Fla., Alfredo Garcia
(JD 81) takes great pride in being
the first in his family to graduate
from college and law school.
Garcia, who was president of the
Hispanic and Latino Law Student
Association at UF Law, remembers
the school giving him an opportuni-
ty to be successful by working hard.
"It was a distinct honor for me
because I was a first-generation col-
lege and graduate school student,"
he said. "UF Law gave me an op-
portunity to further my education
and represent my heritage and roots,
which is a privilege."
After graduating UF Law,
Garcia became an assistant state
attorney under Janet Reno during
Miami's infamous high-crime "Co-
caine Cowboys" era. During that
time he handled felony and narcot-
ics-related cases, gaining experience
working against the best criminal
attorneys, he said.
"Being an assistant state attor-
ney was an incredible experience
because I got great on-the-job train-
ing against the best criminal defense
lawyers like Roy Black," he said.
"It really sharpened my criminal
litigation skills, which prepared me
go into private practice in criminal
defense law."

Gregory S. Weiss hasjoined the law
firm of Leopold-Kuvin in Palm Beach

John Badalamenti, an appellate
attorney with the federal defender's
office in Tampa, was quoted in the
recent ABA Journal article "Crime
Registries Under Fire" concerning
the constitutionality of the Adam
Walsh Act.

There was never a dull moment
in Miami during the 1980s as a
criminal attorney, Garcia said.
"I always tell my students that
five years of the Miami Vice days
gave me all the excitement I needed
for a lifetime of practicing criminal
law," Garcia said. "I had scary cli-
ents who even smashed in my car
windows, but I have no regrets."
Garcia's first love was always
academics, and there's nothing else
he'd rather do than teach his students
and learn from them as well, he said.
"Your work should be your hob-
by and your hobby should be your
work," Garcia said. "I always wanted
to be a teacher since I was a kid, and
it's great to see your students develop
and then teach you things."
When Garcia arrived at the St.
Thomas University School of Law
20 years ago, it had only 14 faculty
members and was newly approved by
the American Bar Association. Now,
under Garcia's leadership, the school
boasts 40 faculty members and more
than 600 students. As an attorney and
leading legal scholar, Garcia says stu-
dents need to know the key to success
is hard work and preparation.
"My favorite quote from Chuck
Close is 'Inspiration is for ama-
teurs, the rest of us just show up
for work,' Garcia said. "The best
attorneys I see in action are the ones
who prepare better than anyone, and

Bryan S. Gowdy became a board-
certified appellate attorney and an
equal shareholder in his firm, formerly
Mills & Creed, which is changing its
name to Mills, Creed & Gowdy

Orlando attorney A. Brian Phillips
(LLMT) has been appointed adjunct
professor of law at the University of
Florida Levin College of Law.

Vee Leonard, general counsel for
Florida Gulf Coast University, has

"A lawyer who works harder than
his opponent is the most successful."

a lawyer who works harder than his
opponent is the most successful."
Garcia, who has Gator football
season tickets, said the most reward-
ing aspect of being the dean of St.
Thomas University School of Law
is what he gets back from students.
"You learn a lot from your
students; it's a two-way street," he
said. "I'm very proud and excited
because my background mirrors the
mission and the values of the law
school." m

been reappointed to a three-year term
as an at-large director of The Florida
Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable
organization that fosters law-related
public service programs on behalf of
Florida's legal profession.

Richard P Rollo was elected direc-
tor of Richards, Layton & Finger
in Wilmington, Del. in July. Rollo
practices in the firm's Corporate
Litigation Department, representing
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directors in shareholder class actions,
contested mergers and acquisitions,
and similar litigation.

Renee E. Thompson of Ocala firm
Mateer Harbert won The Florida Bar
Young Lawyers Division 2008 Out-
standing Board Member Award.

The Sarasota law firm of Williams
Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
announced that Michael J. Wilson, a
shareholder with the firm, has been
granted board certification in taxation
by The Florida Bar Board of Legal
Specialization and Education.

Nikole D. Garcia has been elected
shareholder of Trenam Kemker of
Tampa and St. Petersburg.

Jill Harmon will serve on the 2009
Lake Nona Relay for Life Committee,
chaired by Orange County School
Board member Daryl Flynn.

Richard Hornsby has become board
certified in criminal trial law by The
Florida Bar. Board certification is
the highest level of evaluation by
The Florida Bar of competency and
experience within an area of law,
and professionalism and ethics in the
practice of law. Less than 1 percent of
all lawyers in Florida are board certi-
fied in criminal trial law.

Michael Best & Friedrich announced
that John N. Giftos has been elected
to partnership in the firm. Giftos is
member of the firm's litigation prac-
tice group.

Penelope B. Perez-Kelly has been
named a partner with the Orlando
firm McClane Tessitore. Perez-Kelly's
practice centers on commercial liti-
gation, trademarks, copyrights and
international business law.

Lauren E. Piatt has joined the law
firm of Parker, Hudson, Rainer &
Dobbs in the Atlanta, Ga. office as
an associate on the tax & employee
benefits team. Piatt's practice areas
include corporate law and federal tax
law with a focus on entity formation,
corporate governance, and the taxa-
tion of corporations and pass-through

Terri N. Thomas has joined Shutts &
Bowen's Tampa office. Thomas will
join the firm's litigation department.

John A. Williams has been elected
shareholder of Trenam Kemker of
Tampa and St. Petersburg.

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod,
Pope & Weaver, PA. announced the
addition of a new partner, Brian P.
Carter of Pensacola. Carter joined
the firm in July 2001 and began
practicing in the Pensacola area in
October 2002. He concentrates his
practice in workers' compensation

The litigation practice at Greenberg
Traurig's Tampa office announced
the addition of associate Richard
J. Mockler, who will focus on
working with clients in Florida on
commercial, real estate, land use,
environmental and other complex

The law firm of Weiss Serota Helf-
man Pastoriza Cole & Boniske
announced that Blanca Maria Valle
has joined its Miami office, where
she will focus her practice on com-
mercial litigation.

Lonn Weissblum recently started his
own firm, the Law Offices of Lonn
Weissblum in Boca Raton. The firm
handles appeals in the Florida state
courts and in the Eleventh Circuit
Court of Appeals, and provides legal
research and writing services for
other attorneys nationwide. lonn@


T. Robert Bulloch, an attorney in Quar-
les & Brady's Trusts & Estates practice
in the Naples office, has been named
to Florida Trend magazine's "Up &
Comers" list in the magazine's fifth
annual edition of the "Florida Legal

Leonard Keen has joined Myers &
Kaplan, Intellectual Property Law,
L.L.C. as a partner in the firm's
Orlando office. A registered U.S. patent
attorney, Keen focuses on intellectual
property law, encompassing patents,
trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets,
licensing and related matters, and
including IP prosecution, enforcement,
litigation and business transactions.

The litigation practice at Greenberg
Traurig's Tampa office announced the
addition of associate Don Crawford,
who will focus on working with clients
in Florida on commercial, real estate,
land use, environmental, and other
complex litigation.

Ben Diamond has been named one
of Florida's future leaders by Florida
Trend magazine. Diamond serves as
special counsel to state Chief Financial
Officer Alex Sink and is her senior legal
and policy adviser.

JoAnn M. Guerrero has been
promoted to named partner in
the Altamonte Springs law firm of

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Pro bono pays off

Jason Lazarus (JD 81)

or one UF Law graduate, the
phrase "And Justice for All,"
rings especially true in the
courtroom. Throughout his legal
career, Jason D. Lazarus (JD 97), a
double Gator from Miami, Fla. and
an attorney for Holland & Knight
LLP, has racked up more than 200
hours of pro bono service.
"I knew that I would want to use
my law degree to the extent I could
to help people," he said. "Including
those who were less fortunate."
Lazarus was recently honored
for his service to those in need at
the Legal Aid Society's 20th Annual
Pro Bono Recognition Evening. For
Lazarus, an interest in serving the
public runs in the family. His father,
grandfather, stepmother and sister
are all attorneys.
"My grandfather meant a lot to
me," Lazarus said. "He always took
pride in being a lawyer."
Although Lazarus graduated
from UF with a finance degree, he
quickly decided that he was destined
for the legal profession, he said.
At UF Law, Lazarus was in the
top 10 percent of his class and served
as a senior editor of the Florida Law
Review. Before working at Holland &
Knight, Lazarus served as an assistant
state attorney for the Fourth Judicial
Circuit in Jacksonville.

Chaires, Brooderson & Guerrero. The
firm represents health care practitio-
ners and entities and focuses in the
areas of health law, business law and
administrative law.

Lauren Heatwole was sworn in as
the Young Lawyers Section secretary
of the board of directors for 2008-
2009 for the Orange County Bar

John and Ashleigh (Bartkus) Mer-
chant welcomed their daughter, Elle
Elizabeth, into the world on Aug.
23, 2007. John is an attorney with

"To me it was much more
appealing to help victims than to
represent criminal defendants."
In the State Attorney's Office
felony unit, Lazarus was exposed
to serious crimes, including grand
theft, burglary, armed robbery and
attempted murder. Lazarus then
moved on to the Special Assault
Division at the State Attorney's
Office, where he prosecuted many
of the most serious crimes in the
office, including child abuse, felony
domestic violence and sex crimes.
"The most horrific crimes in
that unit were the sex crimes against
children," he said.
In his current position in the
litigation department at Holland &
Knight LLP, Lazarus has continued
to serve those in need by providing
representation to those who cannot
afford it. While many attorneys
simply write a check to the Legal
Aid Society, Holland & Knight LLP
actively encourages its attorneys to
do pro bono work, Lazarus said.
Lazarus typically takes on
between two and three cases a year
from the Legal Aid Society. He is
always handling at least one case for
the society, he said.
"There have even been times
that I have called Legal Aid myself
asking for cases."

the Atlanta, Ga., office of Greenberg
Traurig, LLP in the litigation/prod-
ucts liability group and Ashleigh
is an attorney with the Fulton
County Office of the Public Defender
in the complex felony trial division.
The Merchant family resides in Mari-
etta, Ga.

Arnstein & Lehr LLP has announced
that Gilda G. Romano hasjoined the
firm's Fort Lauderdale office as an
associate. She is a member of the
firm's litigation group and will focus
her practice in the area of complex
commercial litigation.

In one of his most recent pro
bono cases, Lazarus represented
an elderly couple in a construction
dispute. The pro bono clients hired
a roofing company to replace their
roof. The roofer failed to complete
the job as contracted but continued
to demand full payment, Lazarus
"After several months of pre-
suit negotiations with the roofer's
attorney, the roofer filed a lawsuit
against the pro bono clients," he
said. "I represented the clients
during the months of litigation that
The roofing company ultimately
dropped the lawsuit.
Lazarus developed a good
relationship with the clients, who
were extremely thankful, he said.
"They praised me in letters to
Legal Aid and to my superiors here
at the firm."
Throughout his legal career,
the pro bono clients Lazarus has
represented have been genuinely
deserving of quality legal help, he
"These are people that without
good legal representation would
have nowhere to turn," he said. "On
many occasions, they have been
on the right side and have had very
legitimate complaints." .

The law firm Broad and Cassel
announced the addition of Angela
Lipscomb, who joins the firm's Ft.
Lauderdale office as an associate in
the commercial litigation practice

Dustin N. Dailey, of Freeport, Fla.,
has joined Burke Blue Hutchison
Walters and Smith. He is maintain-
ing office hours in both the Burke
Blue Downtown Panama City office

I knew that
I would want
to use my
law degree
to the extent
I could to
help people."

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and the Sandestin office. Dailey has
based his preferred areas of prac-
tice on his interests in real estate
transactions and disputes, contract
law, government law, land use and
business law.

Sasha A. Klein (LLMT), attorney for
Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun,
has been recognized by Cambridge
Who's Who for showing dedication,
leadership and excellence in all
aspects of the law.

Brikena Tomasic was recently
admitted to practice before the
United States District Court of the
Northern District of Florida as well
as to the Middle and Southern
Districts of Florida. Tomasic is an
associate in the Orlando firm of
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor
& Reed, PA.

Diane J. Zelmer recently qualified
to be appointed as a Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation Dispute

Resolution Board practitioner for
construction matters. Zelmer is
an associate in the Miami firm of
Shutts & Bowen's construction
litigation group.

Hillary A. Hussin has joined the
Baltimore, Md. firm of Gallagher
Evelius & Jones LLP as an associ-
ate. Hussin will practice in the
firm's litigation group principally
on matters involving business
disputes, employment, property
disputes and the defense of medical
malpractice claims. She will also
work with the firm's religious
clients on matters involving
employment and tort defense.

Farooq Mitha has been awarded a
Fulbright Grant for the 2008-2009
academic year.
The law firm of Richman Greer
announced that attorney Joshua L.

Spoont has joined the firm as an
associate in the West Palm Beach
office. Spoont received the highest
score on the February 2008 Florida
Bar Examination for the Fourth Dis-
trict and as a result, he was invited
to speak at the induction ceremony
for new attorneys at the Florida
Supreme Court in Tallahassee

Veniese A. Wilkinson was recently
elected treasurer of the Caribbean
Bar Association. Founded in 1994
and based in Miami, the association
is a volunteer bar organization made
up of attorneys in South Florida
working in both the public and
private sectors from an array of law


Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe in
Orlando announced that Carnesha J.
Craft has joined the corporate prac-
tice group as an associate attorney.

Robert M. Montgomery Jr. (JD 57) passed away Aug.
4, he was 78. Montgomery known for his success
in arguing multi-million dollar cases and representing
high-profile clients was a longtime advocate and
supporter of the UF Levin College of Law.
During his 40-year career, Montgomery, who
lived and practiced in West Palm Beach, Fla., won an
estimated 65 settlements of $1 million or more. He
represented many high-profile clients, including Burt
Reynolds during his divorce from Lonnie Anderson, and Theresa LePore,
the Palm Beach County supervisor of elections during the "butterfly" ballot
controversy of the 2000 presidential election.
But it was his case against the tobacco companies that drew the most
notice. Montgomery served as Florida's lead attorney, forcing an $11.3
billion settlement from tobacco companies to compensate the state for its
Medicaid expenses related to Floridians' smoking-related diseases.
Montgomery's most lasting legacy may be his generous philanthropy.
He donated an estimated $100 million to charity during his lifetime and
was a devoted supporter of the arts, serving as chairman of the Palm
Beach Opera for 25 years. Montgomery has been an influential and sup-
portive alumnus of the UF College of Law, and he served on the college's
Law Advisory Council for many years. Montgomery's most recent gift to the
law school supported the building fund for the Martin H. Levin Legal Advo-
cacy Center, which broke ground this summer.
Montgomery is survived by his wife Mary and daughter Courtney.

Paul G. Rogers (JD 48), who earned the nickname
"Mr. Health" during his time in Congress, passed away
Oct. 13 of lung cancer. He was 87.
Rogers earned the title during his 24 years as a
Democratic representative from West Palm Beach, Fla.,
for his work on environmental and health care legislation.
His accomplishments during his time in Congress
include serving as the main sponsor of the Clean Air I

Act of 1970, leading legislation to establish the National Institute of Aging,
and working on legislation that assured used cars adhere to federal safety
He was reportedly an advocate of healthy habits and did not smoke.
Rogers, a WW II veteran who received a Bronze Star for his action
in the European theater, was reelected 11 times to his seat representing
Florida's Ninth Congressional District.
After leaving Congress in 1979, Rogersjoined the Washington law firm
Hogan & Harston where he began the firm's health law practice.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Rebecca, his daughter, Rebecca
Laing Sisto, a brother and four grandchildren.

T. Paine Kelly Jr. (JD 36) passed away Aug. 5 from
complications of a stroke. He was 95.
Kelly practiced law until he was 92 and built his
nearly 70-year career in his hometown of Tampa, Fla.
Most of his 56-year career in trial law was with
Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen.
Well known and liked in Tampa courtrooms,
Kelly's personality was larger than life, as the story
of his WWII service demonstrates. He was captured
by Germans as a young colonel in command of the 589th Field Artillery
Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. Following his capture,
he orchestrated a successful escape with two others from a German POW
camp, reportedly using a compass hidden in hisjacket to make it back to
Allied lines.
His involvement in the Tampa community earned him an Outstanding
Citizen award. He also served on the State Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission, local Red Cross committees, the Committee of 100, the Tampa Boys'
Club and as president of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to his community involvement, Kelly was a devoted supporter
of the UF College of Law, serving as an active trustee for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Jean, and two daughters, Josie
and Carla.


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Golden opportunity

Evelyn Davis Golden (JD 76)

From where Evelyn Davis
Golden (JD 76) has been,
her career path comes as no
Golden is now an attorney with
the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development in Atlanta and
has worked as a public servant for
almost all of her career since law
Golden's office is responsible for
enforcing regulation of multifamily
housing developments insured by
the Federal Housing Administration
(FHA) and making sure owners keep
their property in decent, safe and
sanitary condition for the tenants.
"Before going to New York I had
somewhat of a background and life
experiences that indicated that civil
rights would be something I'd be
interested in," Golden said. Golden
watched her parents and neighbors
carpool to go to the polling place to
vote for John F. Kennedy. "There
was security in going to the poll
Golden was born in 1951 in
segregated Moultrie, Ga., and lived
there until moving to New York in
1963. Since graduating from the UF
College of Law in 1976, she has
held numerous government jobs,
including assistant attorney general
for Florida, assistant public defender
for Orange County and Orange
County judge.
Although Golden had done
well in the segregated schools in
Moultrie, many in her new home
of New York did not expect her
education to be up to par.
"When I first came, they said,
'Oh these A's can't be representative
of what her educational level is,'"
Golden said. "They tested me and
found out, in fact, that they were.
They placed me in gifted classes,
called special progress classes up
there... Things changed for me after
Golden attributed her success
throughout school to both her

parents and her teachers back in
Moultrie. She was taught by an
all-black faculty in Moultrie that
pushed her to work her hardest.
"They didn't accept that
because you were black and poor
that you couldn't learn that
you came from poverty, so you
weren't worth the effort," Golden
said. "Everybody was challenged;
everybody was expected to succeed,
and the majority did."
When Golden transferred to UF
Law after her first year at Brooklyn
Law School, she had a new obstacle
to face gender discrimination.
Although she was raised in
the South during segregation, the
gender discrimination was bad to
her because she was older and more
conscious of it.
"When you're young, you kind
of know that you're being slighted,
but you're not sure," Golden said.
"Of course, some things were very
obvious. Every summer we went
to the vacation reading club at the
public library. There was a Negro
section and there was a white section
when I was in elementary [school].
Every year, I got my little certificate
for completing all of the vacation
reading for the summer, and I was
always very proud of that."
At UF, a couple of professors
were openly sexist to her, but that
was relatively common in the early
1970s, she said.
"When I went to the University
of Florida, it was kind of scary
because I had never had some of
the challenges that I faced there,"
Golden said. "I went to school at a
time when we'd (women) walk into
the library, people would shuffle
their feet because I was a woman."
Golden, who was married,
got pregnant in law school and
continued through law school
pregnant. An employment law
professor constantly questioned
her in class about pregnancy
discrimination laws, and an evidence

"I went to school at a time when
we'd [women] walk into the
library, people would shuffle their
feet because I was a woman."

professor did not give her a research
position because she was pregnant.
"He said that I should be home
knitting blue booties, not knitting
booties, but blue booties for the
baby," Golden said (Golden has two
grown daughters). "So I had some
interesting experiences there, but
overall, the faculty was very fair
and I enjoyed property classes, so
I ended up doing property. Even
though the professor was horrible to
me, I enjoyed employment law."
Although Golden did not notice
any obvious racial discrimination
toward her at UF, it has come up in
her career.
"When I was a judge, it was
weird, there were people that didn't
like me because I was black and I
was a judge, and they didn't mind
showing me," Golden said. "Here
I have the power to put you in
jail, and you're disrespecting me.
It was a total disconnect. I found
that interesting. But in most of my
career, I can't say that, even though
I felt there were some judges that I
felt were discriminatory, I can't say I
suffered tremendously from that."
Golden began working for
HUD in 2000 as attorney advisor
in the Departmental Enforcement
Center (DEC) before a stint in the
Fair Housing Division, where she
assisted in clearing up a backlog of
pending fair housing complaints. In
July, she moved back to the DEC. m

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As chair of the Law Center
Association, I want to
express my appreciation to W e We need your financial support and
our donors for their generous your involvement. 9
support of the Levin College
of Law. These contributions
are vital to UF Law's drive to

Tuition at UF Law currently funds a small percentage of the cost of educating our students.
In comparison with the tuition charged by the 195 law schools reporting information to the
ABA, our tuition is the 174th lowest. As a result, we must look to external funding sources
to achieve our goals of maintaining and increasing quality.

That's why your support is so important. Alumni and friends are the foundation of UF
Law. Not only do you provide mentoring to our students, placement opportunities for our
graduates and training in UF Law classrooms, you are dedicated to the financial support of
our college. UF Law donors have contributed $747,715 to the college's Annual Fund and
more than $26 million dollars to the college's Capital Campaign nearly 56 percent of
our goal! Increased funding for UF Law is the key to our shared aspiration of elevating the
University of Florida Levin College of Law into one of the nation's great law schools.

It has been support from alumni like you that has enhanced the outstanding educational
experience of students at UF Law. They are instructed by nationally-acclaimed faculty
members teaching in the state-of-the-art facilities, and they have free access to
unsurpassed information technology. Construction on the Martin H. Levin Legal Advocacy
Center began this summer, the completion of which will provide an enormous complement
to facilities that are the finest offered by any law school in the country.

You have an opportunity to see these new facilities for yourself during the UF Law
Centennial Reunion April 24-26, 2009. I urge you to make plans to attend this memorable
occasion to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, visit with students and faculty
members, and to rekindle your pride of place in UF Law.

I hope you will return to UF Law for its Centennial Celebration this spring. You will be
impressed. In addition, please get involved with your Law School we need your financial
support and your involvement.


Bruce H. Bokor (JD 72)
Chair, University of Florida Law Center Association


I would like to thank each of you who supported our law school
during the '07-'08 fiscal year. Your private contributions are directly
responsible for our law school's success.

I am pleased to report that during this past year, our Annual Fund
had a record performance, raising $747,715. The average
contribution from those who gave was a record high $569. This is
important because the Annual Fund is the source of money the dean
allocates to many academic and co-curricular student programs
which bring national recognition to our law school.

That was the good news. The even better news is there is room for
improvement. As we have noted in prior letters, our Annual Fund
participation rate is lower than both our peer institutions, as well as
many law schools that are perennially ranked lower than UF.

The current state budget crisis is putting severe pressure on the
funding that the law school receives from the state. As a result, there
is an increasing need for our alumni to do their part in helping our
law school. In short, we must change the culture of our alumni giving
by increasing the percentage
of alumni that give back to the
Annual Fund to a level that is at
least on par with, if not higher, 1 In order for the dean
than those schools with which to do their jobs, we r
we compete. In order for the
dean and his staff to do their
jobs, we must do ours.

Your Alumni Council is working to broaden our base of alumni support
through appeals to classmates, and by encouraging firms with two
or more Gators to achieve 100 percent participation through the
Law Firm Giving Program. We also need more individuals and firms
to sponsor Book Awards. If you contributed to the Annual Fund last
year, we look forward to your continued participation. If you did not
contribute to the Annual Fund last year, please consider making a
contribution this year.

We have a great law school, and your support and participation are
needed more now than ever before. Thank you for your involvement.

and his staff
nust do ours. 9

Rahul Patel (JD 97)
President, University of Florida Law Alumni Council

Financial Summary
OF GIVING JULY 1, 2007 JUNE 30, 2008

Donor Types:
Donor Pie Chart
* Law Alumni
* Alumnus
* Friend
* Parent
* Student
* UF Faculty
Community/Charitable Fund
* Corporation
* Family Foundation
* Foundation
Other Organization
Religious Org.

Donors Gift Count
1,487 1,771
22 28
104 111
16 38
1 1
8 35
10 19
89 107
10 12
8 8
16 35
1 1
1.772 2.166

Total Cash Received
2005-2006: Represents all gifts
to the Levin College of Law. State
match money has been excluded.

Fiscal Year Amount
2004 $1,929,432
2005 $3,791,324
2006 $5,741,724
2007 $4,224,013
2008 $2,838,067

Donors & Gifts


2,500 2,503





Total Participation:
Total Giving Participation
(all donor types)


Total Alumni Giving Participation 8.3%
Annual Fund Participation 7.5%

Endowment Income
Gifts to the law school's endowment are not
spent, but instead are carefully invested to
yield a dependable, stable source of income
in perpetuity. Approximately 4 percent of
earned interest from the market value of the
endowment fund balance was transferred
and spent for specific uses designated by
donors and by college administrators for
annual operating and administrative costs.
(The additional earned interest above the
4 percent is returned to the fund balance.)
The fund is managed by the University of
Florida Foundation Investment Company
(UFICO), which oversees investments and law
school endowment income.


Fund Balance Interest
$43,410,446 $1,197,483
$57,931,929 $2,129,167
$58,442,477 $2,907,585
$59,837,880 $2,971,718
$46,903,630 $2,287,087
$52,975,580 $1,582,204
$59,588,895 $1,634,109
$67,250,539 $2,004,200
$81,594,986 $2,512,741
$83,571,816 $2,929,866


Gift Total

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* Donors
* Gifts

Fiscal Year

Annual Fund Participation:

Fiscal Year Donors Participation
2004 1571 9.20%
2005 1595 9.34%
2006 1623 9.51%
2007 1,439 8.21%
2008 1,315 7.5%

2008 Average Gift: $569.03










Fiscal Year

Gator Law Alumni Receptions

"Beat the Bulldogs" UF Law
Alumni Reception
October 30, 2008
Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes,
Rogerson & Wachs
Jim Theriac
Charlie Commander III
Even Yegelwel
Chris Hand
L.E. Hutton
Corinne Hodak
W.C. Gentry

Florida Bar Mid-Year Meeting
January 17, 2008
Akerman Senterfitt
Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg,
Paul, LLP
White & Case
Lott & Friedland
Bruce Harris
Stumpy Harris
Malcolm B. Wiseheart Jr.
M. Therese Vento and Peter M.
Marc Wites
Ronald J. Antonin
Stephen N. Zack

F. Wallace Pope Jr.
Scott G. Hawkins
Ellen C. Ham

Florida Bar Annual Meeting
June 19, 2008
Boies, Schiller, and Flexner LLP
Greenberg Traurig
Jones Foster Stubbs
Akerman Senterfitt
Ruden McClosky
Avera and Smith
Scott Atwood
Barry Rigby
F. Wallace Pope

W.C. Gentry
Dubose Ausley
Bruce H. Bokor
Oscar A. Sanchez
Grier Pressly
Scott G. Hawkins
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher
Ginny R. Neal
Lawrence E. and
Cathy M. Sellers Jr.
Crit Smith
Malcolm B. Wiseheart Jr.
J. Dudley Goodlette
Rahul Patel
Peter M. MacNamara &
M. Therese Vento

other events around the nation are made possible by annual fund
contributions from firms and individuals who understand the long-term
value of close ties to the law school, alumni and legal profession.

FALL 2008

Annual Fund Contributions
Contributions received to non-endowed, non-building funds

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Fiscal Year

I loved my time at UF as an undergrad, and staying in

Gainesville for my law degree was one of the best de-

cision's I've ever made. I recently joined a firm where

all the lawyers are Gator alumni. To me, supporting

the la\\ school helps ensure that generations of Gator

laI N ers to come will continue to have the wonderful

opportunities I have been privileged to have. J

Chairs & Professorships
Dennis A. Calfee Eminent Scholar
Chair in Federal Taxation
Abel Band
Terrance B. Adamson & Edith E. Holiday
Matthew J. Ahearn
David J. & Jerrie Akins
David S.& Myrna L. Band
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride
Philip B. & Barbara Barr Jr.
S. C. Battaglia Family Foundation, Inc.
W. Michael Black
R. Mason & Amelia Blake
Darryl M. & Mary Bloodworth
Bovay Cook & Ossl, PA.
Boyer Dolasinski, Miller & Martin PC.
William A. & Laura Boyles
Stephen J. & Sharon Bozarth
Paul D. Fitzpatrick & Mary Jo Buckingham
Jane D. Callahan
Marc D. & Tracy D. Chapman
Gary J. Cohen
Alan B. & Lauren K. Cohn
Richard B. Comiter & Associates PA.
Christopher R. D'Amico
Alan H. Daniels
Terrence T & Jeanne Darlotis
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Chad T & Pamela 0. Price
J. Stephen Pullum
Purcell, Flanagan & Hay, PA.
Richard M. & Gall M. Robinson
Sarah E. Rumpf
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush
Schwab Charitable Fund
John J. & Lynn G. Scroggin
Hans G. & Deborah M. Tanzler III
Tescher & Spallina, PA.
David P & Debble M. Webb
Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar Chair
in Federal Taxation
Harry S. Colburn Jr

Richard B. Stephens Eminent Scholar
Chair in Federal Taxation
Harry S. Colburn Jr
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Jane B. Nelson
Marion J. & Ellyn A. Radson


Coker, Myers, Schickel, Cooper and
Sorensen, RA. Trial Team Scholarship
Raymond M. Dominick
J. Phillip Warren
Kurt M. Zaner

Edwin Presser Scholarship in Law
Stephen Presser & Diane Archer
Daniel J. Collin
Justin Hillenbrand
Phillip E. & Valerle B. Von Burg

Evan J. Yegelwel Fellowship
Yegelwel Family Foundation
Evan J. & Arlene S. Yegelwel

Goldstein and Ray Scholarship in Honor of
Assistant Dean of Admissions Michael
Goldstein & Ray, PA.
Frank S. Goldstein

GrayRobinson, RA. Endowed Scholarship
The Freedom Forum
Malcom Kirschenbaum

Law School Faculty Scholarship
Aaron R. & Lisa C. Cohen
Michael D. Eriksen
Brian J. & Cherle M. Gavsle
Kevin Gunning & Sharon T Sperling
John H. & Linda K. King
James R. & Erin G. Lavigne
Thomas M. Parker
Blan L. Teagle & Liluean Quintillani
Gerald B. & Betty L. Stewart
John A. & Lana N. Sunner

Lewis "Lukie" Ansbacher Memorial
Barry B. & Elaine K. Ansbacher
Sybil B. Ansbacher

McLin & Burnsed Scholarship Fund in
Honor of Walter S. McLin & R. Dewey
McLin & Burnsed, PA.

Ronnie H. Walker Scholarship Fund
Anna C. Shea

Terrye Coggin Proctor Merit Memorial
Kim O'Connor

Theriac-Moore Families' Scholarship Fund
Yolanda C. Jackson
James S. & Sharon Therlac III

Other Endowed Gifts

Allen L. Poucher Legal Education
Series Fund
Betty K. Poucher

Allen Norton & Blue Endowed Book
Award in Employment Discrimination
Allen, Norton & Blue
Brian M. O'Connell Estates and Trusts
Book Award Endowment
Brian M. &Joan B. O'Connell

Center for Race and Race Relations
Lecture Series Fund
W. George & Enid Allen

Edward Downey Academic Endowment
for Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary
Edward & Julia D. Downey

Florida Constitutional Law Book
Award Endowment in
Honor of Bill McBride
Robert S. Bolt
Adelaide A. Sink

Gene K. Glasser and Elaine Glasser Fund
Robert G. & Francyn T Berrin
Bruce H. & Joanne K. Bokor
Ross N. & Candy Clark
Maureen B. Clemente
Alan B. & Lauren K. Cohn
James F & Gayle T Comander
Gail Cornblatt
Itzhak & Anna Ezratti
Seymour J. & Barbara Frankfurt
Maurice M. & Judith L. Garcia
Herschel & Susan G. Gavsle
Gene K. & Elaine Glasser
Michael B. & Susan Goldberg
William C. & Ronni Gompers
Sandra & Leon G.
Gulden Private Fdtn.
Barbara C. Hartley
Robert H. & Lisa Jerry II*
David L. & Malda S. Kahn
Russell H. & Karen H. Kasper
Mitchell A. & Amy L. Kaye
Susan L. Lopatin
Samuel & Rose Rlemer
Private Foundation
William E. Rosenberg Foundation
Jeffrey M. & Barbara C. Rosenberg
Ronald J. & Cherl M. Rothschild
Stuart A. & Evelyn Schechter
Joyce Silverman
Martin J. & Faith Sperry
J. Harold & Patty Stanley
Jonathon F & Lesly Wise

Gerald T Bennett Prosecutor/Public
Defender Training Program
Berry Day & McFee, PA.
Brown, Suarez, Rios & Ruhl, PA.
Denis M. De Vlaming
Matt Destry
Douglas N. & Cathy J. Duncan
FL Public Defender Association, Inc.
The Florida Bar
Florida Bar Foundation
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
GrayRobinson, PA.
Robert S. & Nannette M. Grlscti
Rudy R. Gurrola Jr
Jeffrey M. Harris
Leslie & Margaret Hess
Holland & Knight LLP
M. James Jenkins
Benedict P Kuehne
Abraham Lynn Laeser
Law Offices Lyons & Sanders
Frederick P Mercurno
C. Richard & Kathryn A. Parker
Lisa M. Porter
Candace Sylvia Preston
Rothman & Associates, PA.
Kevin M. Schmitt
Stidham & Stidham, PA.
Adam & Regina Tebrugge
Turner & Hodge LLP
David G. Vinlkoor
William R. Wade
Don & Pauline Waggoner

Law Review Endowment
Jolyon D. & Christine M. Acosta
Drew M. & Mirlam R. Altman
J. Carter & Dana Andersen
Cory L. Andrews
Robert R. Pedlow & Mary Jane Angelo
Robert W. Anthony Jr.
Kendall Coffey & Joni Armstrong Coffey
Krlstina L. Arnsdorff
Frank A. & Sharon Ashton
Reubin O. & Donna-Lou Askew
F Eugene Atwood & Dabney D. Ware
Mark 0. Bagnall & Maria I. Urblna-Bagnall
Baker & Hostetler LLP
G. Thomas & Sharon Y Ball
Dane A. & Jennifer Baltich
Martha W. & Richard R. Barnett
Scott R. & Dana Baurles
Joshua L. & Sara S. Becker
David L. & Angela F Benjamin
Cecilia M. Bidwell
David L. Bilsker
R. Mason & Amelia S. Blake
Bruce H. & Joanne K. Bokor
Richard K. Bowers Jr & Janice K. Bowers
David S. & Christine Boyce
Matthew C. & Catherine D. Brewer
Theotis & Jeanelle G. Bronson
Gain Brown & Megan A. Kelly
Joshua R. & Monica R. Brown
David D. & Jamey B. Burns
Rocky M. Cabagnot

James D. & Suzanne Camp Jr
L. Kinder & Barbara S. Cannon III
Robert A. Caplen
Christopher & Lauren Carmody Jr
Robert J. & Kathryn A. Carr
Mr Justin M. Casp &
Courtney Bradley Casp
Jon C. Chassen
Andrew R. Cheslock
Ryan S. Cobbs
R. John & Mary M. Cole II
Community Foundation for
Palm Beach & Martin County
Sarah Cortvrlend
Adam E. & Krlstin M. Crall
Evans & Sara T Crary
Jerry B. & Anne O. Crockett
Marion M. Cromwell
Raul A. & Mary L. Cuervo
Deborah E. Cupples
Joshua D. Curry
Stephen E. & Barbara E. Dalton
William B. & Sara C. Dana
Paul W. & Georgia R. Danahy Jr
Aaron M. & Kelly L. Davis
Kelly F & Cary B. Davis
C. LeAnn Davis
Kimberly A. Davis
Lauren Y Detzel
John A. & Sue S. DeVault III
Juan M. Diaz
Derek J. Dllberlan
Russell W. & Janice M. Divine
Andrew T & Anne Dixon
Lawrence J. Dougherty
Charles T Douglas Jr.
Mayanne Downs
Kenneth J. & Michelle T Drab Jr
Dunwody White & Landon, PA.
Donald A. & Gene S. Dvornlk
John H. Dyer Jr & Karen Caudill Dyer
James E. & Megan J. Ellis II
Kenneth C. & Mary B. Ellis
Theodore A. Erck III
Patricia Combs Fawsett & Nell Oehlstrom
Peter T & Pat Fay
Fee Foundation, Inc.
Frank H. & Levan N. Fee III
Joel R. Feldman & Allison D.
Waldman Feluren
Brian J. & Stacy B. Fender
Leslie E. Stlers & Melissa Fernandez
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Meredith C. Fields
Daniel R. & Micah G. Fogarty
M. Lanning & Jane R Fox
S. Katherine Frazier
Michael K. Freedman
James E. & Allison A. Frye Jr
Andrew M. Fussner
Betsy E. Gallagher
W. C. & Susan Gentry
Patrick E. & Barbara H. Geraghty Sr*
Alan M. Gerlach Jr.

THE ENDOWED FUND provides a permanent foundation for the college
and is indispensable in supporting important programs and activities.
Donors give to this fund for many reasons: to provide scholarships,
honor distinguished careers, memorialize loved ones, serve as an
estate-planning tool, or to simply thank and support the college. The
benefits from those gifts are immeasurable and allow the college to
weather state cuts and plan for the future. The donors recognized on
these and the following pages gave in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

FALL 2008

John M. Gillies
Daniel J. Glassman
Mandell & Joyce Glicksberg
Allison M. Gluvna
Jonathan C. & Mary S. Gordon
Meaghan C. Gragg
Richard C. & Marjory E. Grant
Alexander Grass
Richard D. & Beverly W. Green
E. John & Yali C. Gregory
Robert D. Keliher, Sr & Linda Suzzanne
John F & Nancy P Halula
Nicolas Hamann
Gregory C. & Whitney C. Harper
Tim D. & Dyanne F Henkel
Richard H. & Jane G. Hlers
William T & Peggy T Hodges
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation,
Mark L. & Susan J. Horwitz
Charles A. & Joy M. Intriago
Daniel C. & Sheena T Irick
Edward M. & Mary Jackson
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Michael L. & Elizabeth P Jamleson
Elizabeth A. Jenkins & Charles E. Hudson
Robert H. & Lisa Jerry II*
Timothy W. & Jennifer M. Jones
John A. & Margarette L. Jones
Hal H. & Vicki Kantor
Stephen E. Kelly
Kimberly R. Keravour
Michael G. & Lucy W. Kerman
Jesse B. & Carolyn M. Kershner
Robert D. & Elenore C. Klingler
David T & Carla C. Knight
James N. Knight
Brian H. Koch
Russell Koonin
Kubicki Draper
Steve & Penny Langston
The Law Firm of Robert S. Grlscti, PA.
Alexandra N. Lehson
Robert E. & Kathryn E. Lewis
Rutledge R. & Noel D. Liles
Don R. Livingstone
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed
M T R, Inc.
Philip E. & Caroline Marshall
Lone A. Mason
Matheson Appellate Law, PA.
Gerald G. Matheson & Maureen Monaghan
Thomas M. & Shannon C. McAleavey
Michael J. & Marisa L. McDonald
Brian M. & Britton E. McPherson
Ryan G. & Tiffani F Miller
Lew I. & Jennifer I. Minsky
Daniel F Molony
John H. &Joan K. Moore II
Andrew A. & Jessica A. Morey
M. Scotland & Margaret K. Morris
Julie A. Moxley
Greg T Mullane & Joy Sabino Mullane
Edward M. Rima Y Mullins Jr
Kelth E. Myers
Noel H. & Marianne H. Nation
Shelly E. Nixon

Norris & Foreman, PA.
Orlando P & Jennifer L. Ojeda Jr
John C. & Elizabeth L. Oliver
Toby V & Berkley A. Olvera
Taylor C. & Misty R. Pancake
Lindsay M. Patrick
Matthew D. & Amber N. Patterson
Carl R. & Madge S. Pennington III
Charles P & Judith H. Pillans III
Michael A. Piscitelli & June Turner Piscitelli
Scott D. & Ingrld H. Ponce
F Wallace & Christine R. Pope Jr.
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly Jr
Gary R. & Sharon H. Proctor
Paige E. Provenzano
Albert D. Quentel
John H. Rains IV
Patrick C. Rastatter & Mary A. Towne
William P & Laura M. Reich
Richard M. & Garland L. Reid
Resource Consulting Group, Inc.
Harley E. & Posey C. Riedel II
Joshua H. & Con W. Roberts
James N. & LaTeshla R. Robinson II
Robin L. Rosenberg
Louis K. & Denise D. Rosenbloum
Matthew L. & Nancy K. Rosin
Thomas K. Ruppert
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush
Lanny & Denise M. Russell
Christopher J. Ryan
Albert A. & Carolyn E. Sanchez Jr
Steven E. & Rosalie M. Sanderson
Michael A. Sayre
Daniel L. & Diane L. Schaps
Michael J. & Praewnapa Schefer
Tura L. Schnebly
David C. & Caryn Watsky Scileppi
John H. &Julie H. Selbert
Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers Jr
Stephen W. & Diana J. Sessums
Abraham M. &Joy M. Shashy Jr
Lewis E. Shelley & Linda Loomls Shelley
John W. & Eleanor W. Sheppard
Kevin M. Shuler
Rebecca Shwayn
Kenneth M. Sigelman
Bert C. & Joyce M. Simon
Corinne R. Simon
Michael D. & Diane Simon
David T & Sandra G. Smith
L. Ralph Smith Jr
Rod & Deldra C. Smith
Rodney W. Smith
W. Kelly & Ruth S. Smith
W. Russell & Iralyn C. Snyder
William R. Snyder Jr
Joel S. & Stacy F Spelller
Brian J. & Elizabeth T Stack
H. Bradley & Audrey L. Staggs
James P & Colleen C. Stevens
Dustin P Stevens
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox & Bianchi, PA.
Kimarle R. Stratos
Robert L. & Tern Tankel
Jeffrey M. & Lisa S. Taylor
Lynsey A. Templeton
Donald R. Tescher
Gregg D. Thomas
Don & Sara Tolliver

Diane A. Tomlinson
Seth P & Shawna N. Traub
Tara V Trevorrow
Richard G. Laurie B. Wack
Bill & Ruth W. Wagner
Rachel B. Wagner
Glenn J. & Sheryl Waldman
Zachary D. Warren
Janelle A. Weber
Winifred L. Wentworth
Steven J. Wernick
Scott L. & Lynda J. Whitaker
White & Case LLP
Jake R. Williams
Winton E. Williams
Allen C. & Alicia Winsor
Wlseheart Foundation, Inc.
Malcolm B. Wlseheart Jr.
Marc A. & Jennifer Wites
Dale S. & Krlsteen R. Witt
Richard M. & Elizabeth B. Zabak
Kurt M. Zaner
Andrew D. & Erica S. Schultz Zaron
Robert R. & Diane J. Zelmer

LLM Tax Law Programs Endowment Fund
The Deaver Phoenix Foundation, Inc.

Marshall M. Criser Distinguished Lecture
The Lewis Schott Foundation
Lewis M. Schott

Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program
R. Lanier & Nancy B. Anderson III
Reubin O. & Donna-Lou Askew
David A. & Melissa S. Baker
Rosemary Barkett
Susan H. & Louis E. Black III
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
E. G. & Alfreda S. Boone
Ed & Becky Carnes
James I. Cohn
Dean C. & Melinda B. Colson
Anne C. Conway*
Marcia G. Cooke
Jose A. Gonzalez Jr & Mary S. Copeland
Virginia M. Covington
Marion M. Cromwell
William P & Natalie B. Dimitrouleas
Michael T & Paula S. Fay
Peter T & Pat Fay
W. Ray & Jacquelyn Fortner
William S. & Lyn C. Frates II
Barry L. Garber
Alan S. & Susan F. Gold
Donald L. Graham
Alan G. Greer & Patricia Seitz
Shelby & Mary J. Highsmith
Robert L. Hinkle
William M. Hoeveler
James M. Hopkins
Paul C. & Donna H. Huck
Frank M. Hull
Daniel T Hurley
Karen S. Jennemann
Adalberto J. & Lazara E. Jordan
Gregory J. Kelly
James L. King
Russell Koonin

Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton
Phyllis Kravitch
Richard A. & Celeste L. Lazzara
Joan A. Lenard
Leslie J. Lott & Michael T Moore
R. Layton Mank & Mary Stuart Mank
Louise Marra
Jose E. Martinez
Chris M. McAllley
Catherine R McEwen
Howell Melton, Sr & Catherine W. Melton
George Menco Jr.
Steven D. Merryday
Stephan R & Evelyn M. Mickle
Donald M. & Victoria J. Middlebrooks
Leroy H. Moe
James S. & Kelli O. Moody Jr
Kevin M. & Eva C. Moore
John H. &Joan K. Moore II
Federico A. & Crlstina M. Moreno
John & Cathy O'Sullivan
Peter R. Palermo
Robert L. & Lyn S. Parks
Alexander L. Paskay
S. Daniel & Nancy Ponce
Philip E. Rothschild & Robin S.
Kenneth L. Ryskamp
Harvey E. & Lois B. Schlesinger
Buddy & Mary Lou Schulz
Barry S. Seltzer
Howard & Nancy Snyder
John E. & Lynda Steele
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox & Bianchi, PA.
Sidney A. & Annette Stubbs Jr
Tigert Fund
Ursula M. Ungaro-Benages
Ann E. Vitunac
A. Ward & Ruth Wagner Jr*
Vic & Vicki J. Weinstein
Michael G. Williamson
Thomas G. Nancy M. Wilson
William J. Zloch

Rebecca Jakubcin Labor & Employment
Law Book Award Fund
Janne C. Foster
Fisher & Phillips LLP
Joseph W. & Darcy Gagnon

Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
Faculty Professional Development Fund
Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust c/o
Robert & Judith Kramer

W. Kelly and Ruth Smith Law Endowment
W. Kelly & Ruth Smith

White Collar Crime Endowed Book Award
in Honor of Charles R Pillans
Cynthia G. Edelman Family Foundation
Daniel M. Edelman & Cindy Stein

Wolf Family American Property Law
Lecture Endowment
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf

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cocolin@law.ufl.edu or call 352-273-0640.


Administrative Law
Timothy M. & Lorena J. Cerio
Advanced Bankruptcy
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA
Advanced Litigation
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster,
Kantor & Reed, PA
Advanced Problems in Bankruptcy
& Debtor Creditor Law
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
In Memory of The Honorable
George L. Proctor
Agricultural Law & Policy
Ernest A. Sellers
Appellate Advocacy
Hicks & Kneale, PA
Gary Lee Printy Esq.
Bruce Rogow/Rogow Greenberg Foundation
George A. Vaka
Business Organizations
William A. Weber
Child, Parent & State
The Hon. Barbara Pariente &
The Hon. Fred Hazourl
Civil Procedure
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Sweet, Beard, Sobel
& McCluskey, LLP
Gwynne A. Young
W.C. Gentry, Esq.
Civil Tax Procedure
R. Lawrence Heinkel, Esq.
Conservation Clinic
Alton & Kathleen Lightsey
Constitutional Law
Patrick E. Geraghty PA
Kenneth R. Johnson &
Kimberly Leach Johnson
Bruce Rogow, Esq./
Rogow Greenburg Foundation
Oscar A. Sanchez, Esq.
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP
Foley & Lardner
Richard C. Grant (JD 72)
In Honor of Professor Ernest Jones
Marshall M. Cruiser, Esq. & Glenn L. Cruiser, Esq.
Rahul Patel, Esq.
Mayanne Downs, Esq.
W. Crit Smith
Corporate Taxation LLM
Jerald D. & Susan August
Robert Glennon

Creditors' Remedies & Bankruptcy
Jeffrey W. Warren, Esq.
lan Leavengood
In Memory of Richard T Leavengood,
Criminal Clinic Public Defender Clinic
The Hon. W. Fred Turner Memorial
Criminal Law
Anthony S. Battaglia, Esq.
Thomas Edwards
R. Timothy Jansen, Esq.
Harris, Guldl, Rosner, Dunlap & Rudolph, PA
Criminal Procedure Odversary System
Phillip J. Mays, Esq., In Honor of
Professor Kenneth B. Nunn
Criminal Procedure Police & Police
Linnes Finney Jr Esq.
Deferred Compensation
Andrew J. Fawbush, Esq.
Eminent Domain & Takings
Bruce M. Harris, Esq. & Stumpy Harris, Esq.
Employment Discrimination
Allen, Norton & Blue, PA (Endowed)
Environmental Law
Professor Mandell Glicksberg Award
Established by Robert A. Mandell
Estate Planning
C. Randolph & Cheryl R. Coleman
Edward F Koren, Esq. (Endowed)
Estates & Trusts
Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, PA
Brian M. O'Connell (Endowed)
Clarke, Silverglate, Campbell, Williams
& Montgomery, PA
Class of 1955 (Reunion Class Gift)
GrayRobinson, PA (Endowed)
Wm.Terrell Hodges
Family Law
Roberta F Fox
In Memory of Irmgard Charlotte Fox
Federal Courts
F Wallace Pope Jr Esq.
First Amendment Law
Becky Powhatan Kelley
Florida Administrative Law
Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers
Florida Constitutional Law
Alex Sink & Bob Bolt (JD 71) In Honor of
Bill McBrde (JD 75) (Endowed)

Immigration Law
Mark Citrin, Esq.
Income Taxation Of Estates & Trusts
Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon, PA
Merlin Law Group, PA
Intellectual Property
Lott & Friedland, PA
Intellectual Property Litigation
Feldman Gale, PA
International Business Transactions
John C. & Tifi Bierley (Endowed)
International Law
Marjorie & Bryan Thomas
International Litigation & Arbitration
Michael J. McNerney, Esq.
Bill Hoppe, Esq.
Labor & Employment Law
Fisher & Phillips, LLP (Endowed)
In Memory of Rebecca Jakubci
Land Finance
Rick and Aase Thompson
Land Use Planning & Control
Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster Kantor &
Reed, Pa
Law & Psychiatry
Lawrence Keefe
Law Review
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed,
PA (Endowed)
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP (Endowed)
Legal Accounting
Brett Hendee, PA
Legal History
Bruce and Brad Culpepper
Legal Research & Writing
Constance K. & Grover C. Freeman
Robert H. & Lisa Jerry II & Tracy Rambo
Catherine Barclift Memorial
James F. Page Jr, PA/Page Mediation
Media Law
Thomas & Locicero, PI
Medical Technology And The Law
James E. Thomison
Negotiation, Mediation & Other Dispute
Resolution Processes
Johnson, Auvil, Brock, & Wilson, PA
Partnership Taxation
Peter J. Genz, Esq. (J.D.)

Partnership Taxation
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor
& Reed, Pa (LL.M.)
Procedures in Tax Fraud Cases
A. Brian Phillips
Professional Responsibility
& The Legal Profession
Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth,
Capouano & Bozarth, PA
In Memory of Andy Fredrcks (Endowed)
Doug & Jack Milne
Hill, Ward & Henderson, PA
K. Judith Lane
Professor Emeritus Mandell Glicksberg,
Established by Andrew C. Hall, Esq.
& Lames A. Hauser Esq. (Endowed)
David C. Sasser
Jeffrey Brock
Fassett, Anthony & Taylor, PA
Securities Regulation
Daniel Aronson
Sports Law
Frances Greer Israel,
Established by William C. Israel
State and Local Taxation
Ausley & McMullen, PA
Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers
Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
Tax Policy
Tax Analysts, Inc.
R. Vinson Barrett, Esq.
Paul Linder, Esq.
Charles M. Rand, Esq.
Gerald Schackow
Trial Practice
Barry L. Davis/Thornton, Davis & Fein, PA
Bill Bone, Esq.
Bush Ross, PA
Milton, Leach, Whitman, D'Andrea,
Charek & Milton, PA
Monte J. Tillis Jr Memorial (Endowed)
Scott D. Sheftall
Vaka, Larson & Johnson, PI
Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs
U.S. International Tax I
Richard A. Jacobson, PA
White Collar Crime
In Honor Of Charles P Pillans, III (Endowed)
Workers' Compensation
& Other Employment Rights
Rosenthal & Weissman, PA

BOOK AWARDS honor academic achievement by recognizing the top
student in each course, while providing essential unrestricted Annual Fund
support for UF Law students, student organizations, faculty and programs.
Awards are sponsored for five years with $2,500 annually, or endowed
in perpetuity with $50,000. For more information, please contact:
Development & Alumni Affairs, Levin College of Law, 352-273-0640.

FALL 2008



6 \\b11le on our life, i |ouiirne). we must never forget those

people and Institution' that contributed to our personal
successes I am al,\a\ s proud to be a member of the
le,_,al profession I am aill a s grateful that I received

m\ le,,al education at the University of Florida.

Founders Society gold

Charles W. & Betty Jo E. Abbott
Terrance B. Adamson & Edith E. Holiday
Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund
Bank of America v. Fellsa Lallana
John Bargas
The Robert S. & Mildred M. Baynard Trust
John C. & Tifi Blerley
E. G. & Alfreda S. Boone
Mary B. Bryant
Lynn E. Burnsed
James D. & Suzanne W. Camp Jr
Walter G. Campbell Jr
Carlton Fields
Warren M. & Dorothy C. Cason
Luther W. Coggin Jr
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Daniel
Howard C. Coker
Marshall M. Crlser
Irving Cypen
John H. & Mary Lou D. Dasburg
Dean Mead
Jack C. Demetree
Edward & Julla D. Downey
The Dunspaugh Dalton Foundation
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Ray F Ferrero Jr
The Florida Bar
Florida Bar Foundation
W. C. Gentry Family Foundation
W. C. & Susan Gentry
William & Eva Gruman
Andrew C. Hall & Gall S. Meyers*
Wayne Hogan
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation
Holland & Knight
Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Glnsburg
Justice Story Book Exchange
Nick Kaploltas
Robert G. Kerrigan
Kerrigan, Estess, Rankin & McLeod
Gerald J. Kleln
The Kresge Foundation
Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland
Allen L. Poucher Jr & Diane Larson
Levin & Papantonlo Family Foundation
Fredric G. & Marilyn K. Levin
The Lewis Schott Foundation
Stephen A. Lind
Lake H. Lytal Jr
John D. & Catherine T MacArthur Foundation
Macfarlane, Ferguson & McMullen
Margaret MacLennan

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cocolin@law.ufl.edu or call 352 273 0640.

Michael C. Maher
Martin Z. Margulies
McLin & Burnsed
John M. McNatt Jr
Robert G. & Joelen K. Merkel
Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston,
Dunwody & Cole
Montgomery Family Charitable Trust
Morgan & Morgan
John B. & Ultima D. Morgan
Motley Rice
James H. Nance
National Center for Automated Info
Jane B. Nelson
Brian M. &Joan B. O'Connell
Benjamin F Overton
Whit Palmer Jr
Kitty Phillips
Betty K. Poucher
Justus W. Reid, Sr
Stephen H. & Elizabeth P Reynolds
Mikel M. Rollyson
William E. Rosenberg Foundation
Gerald A. & Ingrld M. Rosenthal*
J. Quinton Rumph
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik
John J. Schickel, Sr
Lewis M. & Marcia Whitney(d) Schott
Security Sales
T Terrell Sessums, Sr
Benedict A. Silverman
Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
W. Kelly & Ruth S. Smith
Gerald Sohn
Lynn D. Solomon
Steel, Hector & Davis
Sidney A. & Annette Stubbs Jr

Glenn W. Sturm
The Carl S. Swisher Foundation
James S. & Sharon L. Theriac III
Robert L. & Doris M. Trohn*
United Way of Miami-Dade
Upchurch Watson White &
Max Mediation Group
Jeffrey W. & Susan R Warren*
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf
Samuel J. & Evelyn Wood Foundation
Frank Wotitzky
Yent Bayou Properties Partnership
C. Steven Yerrnd
Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe

Founders Society silver

C. Wayne & Kethryn Alford
Allen, Norton & Blue
C. DuBose & Sallie M. Ausley
David S. & Myrna L. Band
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe
Joseph Benzinger
Bruce H. & Joanne K. Bokor
Carol M. Brewer
Broad & Cassel
Bush Ross
Daniel J. Collin
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Hugh F Culverhouse Jr
Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation
George H. DeCarlon
Kenneth C. Johnson & M. Debra L. Donner
Dunwody, White & Landon
Philip I. & Barbara L. Emmer
Robert M. Ervin

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Ipiledgesll of ll $5 ,0 -$ 99 9 gifts1 (contributions I d"oeslqigntd t
i' .' i I non-endowe1 d ,l no-bilin funds)
r; .-I.,[oio~r~ll~of $2,00$4,99 Alldli z currenlIt)i" i

Ladd H. & Renee M. Fassett
Henry A. Finkelstein Memorial
Fisher & Phillips
The Florida Bar Tax Section
Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer
Michael K. & Jacqueline Frlel
Ellen B. Gelberg
Gene K. & Elaine R. Glasser
Ruth Goodmark
Stumpy & Dorothy L. Harris*
James A. Hauser
Justin Hillenbrand
Corinne C. Hodak
Wayne & Patricia Hogan Family Foundation
David & Marie Hyman
E. C. Deeno Kitchen
Edward F Koren
Krome Realty
Lawrence A. Lokken
Kevin A. & Jeanette Malone
Francis T McCoy
Gene Moore III
Jon C. Moyle
National Conference of Bar Examiners
Mark A. Nouss
F Wallace & Christine R. Pope Jr
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly Jr
Mark J. Proctor
Reid, Ricca & Rigell
David M. Richardson
Richman Greer
Richard M. & Gall M. Robinson
Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell
Buddy & Mary Lou Schulz
Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Shutts & Bowen
Richard B. Stephens Jr.
Hans G. & Deborah M. Tanzler III
Terrell, Hogan, Ellis & Yegelwel
John Thatcher
U.S. Sugar Corporation
Philip E. & Valerle B. Von Burg
A. Ward & Ruth S. Wagner Jr*
Charles T & Linda F Wells
Scott L. & Lynda J. Whitaker
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and
Susan Winn
Yegelwel Family Foundation
Evan J. & Arlene S. Yegelwel
Yernid Foundation


Mark 0. & Maria I. Urbina-Bagnall
S. C. Battaglia Family Foundation
Robert S. Bolt
Lauren K. & Alan B. Cohn
Cynthia G. Edelman Family Foundation
The Deaver Phoenix Foundation
Daniel M. Edelman & Cindy Stein
John N. & Ruth T Giordano
Goldstein & Ray
Frank S. Goldstein
K. Lawrence Maureen G. Gragg
William V & Eva Gruman

John H. Haswell
Hal H. & Vicki Kantor
Chris M. & Kathleen D. Limberopoulos
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster Kantor & Reed

DISTINGUISHED DONORS are individuals, businesses and
organizations contributing at the following levels: Founders Society,
Dean's Council, 1909 Society, Trusler Society and Enrichment Society.

FALL 2008

Peter M. MacNamara & M. Therese Vento
Erick S. & Nancy B. Magno
William H. McBride Jr & Adelaide A. Sink
Michael J. McNerney
Cynthia F O'Connell
A. Brian Phillips*
White & Case
Stephen N. Zack


Thomas C. & Elisa V Allison
Dan Aronson*
Jerald D. & Susan R. August*
Ausley & McMullen
Philip B. & Barbara L. Barr Jr
Bilzin Sumberg
Bill Bone*
Bovay, Cook & Ossi
Jeffrey P &Jan M. Brock*
Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell
Timothy M. & Jayne Cero*
Mark & Andrea H. Citrin
C. Randolph & Cheryl Coleman
Richard B. Comiter & Associates
Anne C. Conway*
Bruce & Virginia M. Culpepper
Brad Culpepper II
Brian T Degnan*
Lauren Y Detzel
Mark P Dikeman
Mayanne Downs
Thomas L. & Christine F Edwards*
Peter T & Pat Fay
FL Public Defender Association
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association
Foley & Lardner
Peter J. Genz*
Patrick E. & Barbara H. Geraghty Sr*
Robert E. Glennon Jr*
Richard C. & Marjory E. Grant*
Sandra & Leon G. Gulden Private
Harris, Guidl, Rosner, Dunlap, Rudolph &
Brett T & Rhonda K. Hendee
Hicks & Kneale
Mark Hicks
Hill, Ward & Henderson
Bill & Angela A. Hoppe
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
Richard A. & Lisa G. Jacobson*
R. Timothy Jansen
Kenneth R. & Kimberly L. Johnson*
Leonard H. Johnson
Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs
Becky Powhatan Kelley*
Peter T & Karla Dann Kirkwood
K. Judith Lane*
Lewis, Longman & Walker
Paul R. Linder
Brian J. McDonough
Milton, Leach, Whitman, D'Andrea &
Michael D. & Mary P Minton
Louis & Janet M. Nostro Jr.
James F & Dianne S. Page Jr
Rahul & Swati R. Patel*
Lindy L. Paull
David H. & Cheryl R. Peek
Stephen Presser & Diane Archer

Gary L. & Suzanne Printy*
J. Stephen Pullum
Jorge F Ramirez Tubilla
John M. Rawicz
Oscar A. Sanchez & Lida R.
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush
David C. & Ronna G. Sasser*
Gerald D. & Joanne W. Schackow*
John J. & Lynn G. Scroggin
David M. Seifer
Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers Jr.*
Ernest A. & Norma M. Sellers
Scott D. Sheftall
W. Crit & Dee Ann Smith*
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser
Thomas & LoCicero
Bryan M. & Marjorle B. Thomas*
James E. Thomison
Rick & Aase B. Thompson
George A. Vaka
William A. Weber
White & Case
K. Taylor White
Gwynne A. Young*


Akerman Senterfitt
W. George & Enid Allen
Cory L. Andrews
Barry B. & Elaine K. Ansbacher
Sybil B. Ansbacher
Elinore Aronovitz
Baker & Hostetler
Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Boyer, Dolasinski, Miller & Martin
William A. & Laura M. Boyles
Paul D. Fitzpatrick & Mary Jo Buckingham
Richard B. Bush
Maria C. Carantzas
Mercer K. Clarke
Cobb Family Foundation
Gary J. Cohen
Dean C. & Melinda B. Colson
Raul A. Mary L. Cuervo
Nathanlel L. & Debra L. Doliner
Jeffrey R. Dollinger
Thomas M. Ervin Jr
Michael T & Paula S. Fay
Frank H. Levan N. Fee III
Donald J. Forman
William S. & Lyn C. Frates II
Richard T Garfield
Michael B. & Susan Goldberg
Scott E. & Cheryl Gordon
Stephen H. & Fay F Grimes
Eric Stanley Gruman
Perry G. Gruman
Paul C. & Donna H. Huck
Yolanda C. Jackson
Richard C. Jans
Russell H. & Karen H. Kasper
Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin
Christine N. Markussen & James P Walsh
George I. Milev

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Daniel F Molony
James B. Murphy Jr
Darrell W. Deborah J. Payne
Mark S. Peters
Matthew N. & Kathleen B. Posgay
Chad T & Pamela 0. Price
Purcell, Flanagan & Hay
Albert D. Quentel
John T & Leah A. Rogerson III
Dale M. Swope & Diane Ross
Stephen F Rossman
Juliet M. & Derick J. Roulhac
Albert A. & Carolyn E. Sanchez Jr
Sarah Helene Sharp
Jacqueline Allee Smith
Mark & Sharl L. Somerstein
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox & Blanchi
Andrew K. & Marle S. Strimaitis
Tescher & Spallina
Donald R. Tescher
Timothy W. & Roslyn B. Volpe
John K. & Marie L. Vreeland
Jack A. & Jordana S. Weiss
Samuel G. Wells
J. J. & Susan L. Wicker II
Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen
Michael K. Wilson
Leighton D. & Phyllis H. Yates Jr*

Trusler Society

Abel Band, Chartered
SW. & Margrette P Ackert*
Akerman Senterfitt
David J. Akins
Herbert L. Allen
Robert & Rebecca Altman
J. Carter & Dana Andersen
Timothy G. & Carole W. Anderson*
Reubin O. & Donna-Lou Askew
Richard C. Ausness
Avera & Smith
Fletcher N. & Nancy T Baldwin Jr *
G. Thomas & Sharon Y Ball
Earl M. Barker Jr. &Ann I. Wingate
Martha & Richard R. W. Barnett, Sr
R. Vlnson & Carlene A. Barrett*
Suzanne C. Bass Trust
Jean A. Bice
David L. Bilsker
W. O. Birchfield & Dana L. Ferrell*
R. Mason & Amelia S. Blake
Darryl M. & Mary Bloodworth
Jeffery A. & Shirley L. Boone*
Danaya C. Wright & Kendal L. Broad*
Richard D. Fultz & Patricia L.
J. Thomas & Kathy A. Cardwell
Robert J. & Kathryn A. Carr
Sylvia F Carra-Hahn & William E. Hahn
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law
Allan R & Betsy F Clark*
Richard P Cole*
Charles E. Commander
Community Foundation for Palm Beach &
Martin County
Gary D. & Nancy K. Condron*
Drew S. Fine & Susan E. Cook*
Sarah Cortvrlend
Cousins Law Firm

Glenn L. & Michele Crlser
Barry R. & Paula Davidson
George L. & Sally K. Dawson*
John A. & Sue S. DeVault III
Rosanne M. Duane
James E. Eaton Jr
Charles H. & Karen A. Egerton
Dennis J. & Debra W. Eisinger*
Kenneth C. & Mary B. Ellis
Patrick G. & Olivia B. Emmanuel*
Peter C. K. & Janet W. Enwall*
ESR Foundation
Fassett, Anthony & Taylor
Andrew J. & Melinda W. Fawbush
Fee Foundation
Feldman Gale*
William Goza
Jeffrey D. Feldman*
Michael L. & Jane M. Ferguson*
William H. Ferguson*
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Tony M. Fineman
James C. & Mary K. Fleming*
Florida Lawyers Legal Insurance
W. Ray & Jacquelyn Fortner
The Freedom Forum
Andrew M. Fussner
James A. Gale*
Betsy E. Gallagher
Juan J. Rodriguez & Marvie Ann Garcla
Gassman, Bates & Associates
James L. & Emily P George
Ellen R. & James A. Gershow
Linda R. Getzen
Meaghan C. Gragg
Alexander Grass
Peter J. & Amy S. Gravina
Greenberg Traurng
Marle C. Hansen Trust
Daniel B. & Kathy E. Harrell
Christy F & Martha C. Harris
Alan T Hawkins
Scott G. & Lisa Hawkins*
Barbara J. Parente &
Frederick A. Hazour*
R. Lawrence & Elizabeth E. Heinkel*
Dennis W. & Kathleen M. Hillier*
B. Douglas Hind-Marsh
John L. Holcomb
Steve C. & Maxine S. Horowitz
Mark L. & Susan J. Horwitz
E. L. Roy Hunt
Thomas R. & Elizabeth M. Hurst*
Scott C. Ilgenfritz &
Margaret D. Mathews*
Elizabeth A. Jenkins
Alan C. & Ellen Jensen
Robert H. & Lisa Jerry II*
TLC Stanley Kaplan Test Prep
David B. Mishael & Barbara Kaszovitz*
Lawrence & Lynn M. Keefe*
Kimberly R. Keravour
James N. Knight
Donald S. & Marlynn Kohla*
Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton
Kubicki Draper
James R. Lavigne
Frederick W. & Victoria C. Leonhardt*
Virginia A. Lipton*

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Don R. Livingstone
Scott Lodin
Donna L. Longhouse
Lott & Friedland
Michael T Moore & Leslie J. Lott
R. Layton & Mary Stuart Mank
Margaret D. Mathews & Scott C. Ilgenfritz
Phillip J. & Stacey L. Mays*
William J. & Helen W. McAfee
Thomas M. & Shannon C. McAleavey
Clifton A. & Kathleen H. McClelland Jr*
Dorothy S. McCurry Trust
Robert W. & Barbara J. Mead Jr
Joseph C. Mellichamp III &
Barbara J. Staros*
Donald M. & Victoria J. Middlebrooks
Wilton R. Susanne Miller
Jon L. & Beth B. Mills*
Douglas J. & Nora P Milne*
Leroy H. Moe
James S. & Kelll Moody Jr
John H. &Joan K. Moore II
Julie A. Moxley
Peter P & Christina S. Murnaghan*
Nat'l Assn. of Environ. Law Societies
Guy & Dawn Neff Jr
Gregory A. Nelson
Joseph M. & Mindy C. Nowakowski
James B. &Jingli C. O'Neal
Eduardo Palmer
Julius F Parker Jr
Robert L. & Lyn S. Parks
Darwin R. & Kathleen Paustian
S. Austin & Fredda T Peele
J. Carter & Barbara Perkins, Sr
David L. Roth & Paula Peterson-Roth*
S. Daniel & Nancy Ponce
Daniel A. & Carla Powers*
Gary R. & Sharon H. Proctor
Eric C. & Barbara Puestow
Mrs. Glenn S. Rankin
Joseph E. Rhile
Gerald F & Gwen Richman*
Harley E. & Posey Riedel II
Samuel & Rose Riemer Private Foundation
Jesse W. & Margo S. Rigby
Richard M. & Gall M. Robinson
Doyle & Barbara Rogers
Paul G. & Rebecca Rogers*
Rogow Greenberg Foundation
Bruce S. Rogow
Rosenthal & Levy
Matthew L. & Nancy Rosin
William F Sheffield
Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell
Johnson S. & Mary Savary
David A. Schmudde
Clifford A. & Michele Schulman
Schwab Charitable Fund
John W. & Eleanor Sheppard
Ned F Sinder
Barry S. & Carole Sinoff*
Smith, Hulsey & Busey
Sarah J. Spear
Tax Analysts
Grace "Betty" W. Taylor*
Clarence L. & Jo O. Thacker
Uhlfelder & Associates
Daniel W. Uhlfelder
Frank D. & Katherine Upchurch III*
John J. & Karen Upchurch IV

David H. Vickrey*
Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes & Rogerson
Bill & Ruth Wagner
Richard S. Weinstein
Gregory F Susan K. Wilder*
Wiseheart Foundation
Malcolm B. Wlseheart Jr
Marc A. & Jennifer Wites
Dale S. & Krlsteen Witt
Douglas A. & Patricia Wright
James E. & Vanda Yonge
William K. Zewadski
Peter W. & Joan W. Zinober*

Enrichment Society

1000 Friends of Florida
Barry A. Abbott
Robert G. & Catherine Abood
Luls A. & Sallie B. Abreu
Jolyon D. & Christine M. Acosta
Nathan R. & MaryBeth Adams
Mark A. & Mary Addington
Matthew J. Ahearn
David M. Hudson &J. Parker Ailstock
Ben & Katie Alexander
Larry B. & Susan M. Alexander
Steffan K. Alexander
Linda A. Alley
James W. & Anne W. Almand
Adam L. Alpert
Drew M. & Miriam R. Altman
Joseph L. & Kimberlee Amos Jr
K. Dino Anastaslades &
Nancy H. Jackson
C. LeDon Anchors Jr
Stephen A. Medina & Michelle
Bruce R. & Donna K. Anderson Jr
Everett P & Martha P Anderson
R. Lanier & Nancy Anderson III
Wallace B. Anderson Jr.
Mary Jane Angelo & Robert R. Pedlow
Ronald P & Kay W. Anselmo
Robert W. Anthony Jr
Ronald J. Antonin
Kendall Coffey & Jonl Armstrong Coffey
Thomas R. & Dayna Arnold
Krlstina L. Arnsdorff
Beth L. Green Aronson &
Michael R. Aronson
Frank A. & Sharon Ashton
Robert S. & Jena R. Atlass
F Eugene Atwood & Dabney D. Ware
Scott E. & Janet D. Atwood
Thomas F Slater & Amy L. Austin Slater
Alton D. & Kelly S. Bain
Fred R. Balsden Jr
Peter & Elizabeth Baker
Janice M. Baker
Haywood M. &Anne Ball
Dane & Jennifer Baltich
Michael R. & Marce Band
Oliver D. & Patricia Barksdale
Brad F Barrios
Douglas D. & Julia Batchelor Jr
Bruce McGrew & Joni Batie-McGrew
Evan R. Batoff & Dana A. Friedlander
Charles H. & Molly Baumberger
Scott R. & Dana Baurles
Ryan E. Baya
James P Beadle

Law Firm Giving

Attorneys in firms across Florida, Georgia and other key areas worked hard
to achieve 100 percent participation of UF Law grads in the Law Firm Giving
Program. This program encourages Gators to make a gift to the Levin College
of Law and support a variety of worthwhile programs. Listed below are the
firm names, office locations and volunteer champions of the participating
firms in three categories: 100 percent, 90-99 percent, and 75-89 percent.

100% Participation Firms
Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens &
O'Connell, West Palm Beach
Champion: Jessica Callow
Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth,
Capouano & Bozarth, PA., Orlando/
Champions: A. Felipe Guerrero
& Laura Young
Harris Harris Bauerle & Sharma, PA.,
Champion: Bruce Harris
Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel Burns,
PA., Clearwater/Tampa
Champion: F Wallace Pope Jr.
J. Parker Ailstock, PA., Gainesville
Champion: J. Parker Ailstock
Kubiki Draper, Jacksonville/Miami/
Tallahassee/Tampa/West Palm Bch
Champion: Matthew Posgay
Pressly & Pressly, PA.,
West Palm Beach
Champion: Grier Pressly

Joseph W. & Geremy G. Beasley
Dan Hamm & Judith E. Beasley
Edward R. & Jill F Bechtold
Joshua L. & Sara Becker
Thomas J. Becker
Robert J. & Emily Beckham
Frank M. & Ashley Bedell
Dennis J. & Joan F Beer
John M. & Brannon B. Belcastro
Nancy H. Belli
John E. Leighton & Caryn L. Bellus
David L. & Angela Benjamin
Bernardo Lopez & Janice L. Bergmann
Michael J. & Nancy Bergold
Bill Berke
Berman PLC
Christopher D. & Patricia Bernard
E. Sue Bernie
Yahn W. Bernler
Paul B. Bernstein
Robert G. & Francyn Berrin
Berry, Day & McFee
Cecilia M. Bidwell
Brandon C. & Rachel Blederman
Jay P Cohen & Christine K. Bilodeau
Christine N. Bird
James O. & Ann L. Birr Jr
Thomas E. & Elizabeth E. Bishop
Susan H. & Louis E. Black III
W. Michael Black

Vose Law Firm, Orlando
Champion: Wade Vose

75-99% Participation
Bush Ross, PA., Tampa
Champion: J. Carter Andersen
Dell Graham, Gainesville
Champion: Liz McKillop
Fowler, White, Boggs & Banker, PA.,
Ft. Myers & Tampa
Champions: Heather Brock,
Richard Jacobson & Jack Weiss
King, Blackwell & Downs,
Champion: Mayanne Downs
Mateer & Harbert, Ocala
Champion: Gregory Harrell
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, PA., Tampa
Champion: Darrell Payne
White & Case LLP Miami
Champion: James Robinson

Gary & Kimberly Blanchard
M. Robert & Julia Blanchard
Block Land & Finance Co.
Byron B. Block
Seymour S. & Gertrude Block
Bart L. Cohen & Hazel Blockman-Cohen
John A. & Lisa Bobango
Andrew J. & Carol Bohlmann
Brian K. & Amy Bokor
Richard A. Bolton
Eve A. Bouchard
David E. & Mollie Bowers
Richard K. & Janice Bowers Jr
Charles W. & Tern M. Bowles
David S. & Christine Boyce
Christopher W. & Krlstine Boyett
Robert J. & Alice Boylston
Stephen J. & Sharon Bozarth
Stacl N. Braswell
David A. & Kimberly T Brennen
Matthew C. & Catherine Brewer
K. Clayton & Sarah M. Bricklemyer
Penny H. Brill
Todd C. Brster
Rebecca L. Brock
W. Bard & Kathryn Brockman
Theotis & Jeanelle Bronson
Terry A. & Christina Brooks
Brown, Suarez, Rios & Ruhl
Gain Brown & Megan A. Kelly

FALL 2008

Greg & Sonya Brown
Joshua R. & Monica Brown
Thomas R. & Margaret Brown
Steven R. & Karen Browning
Hunter J. Brownlee
Michael J. & Rochelle Brudny
Wayne R &Jennie Bryan
Ernest T & Susan Buchanan III
Allen & Elmira Buckley
AnneMarle H. Bui
Brian D. Burgoon
Roy D. & Julianna Burke
Jason B. Burnett
David D. & Jamey B. Burns
Tobi B. Butensky
James F & Patricia Butler III
Rocky M. Cabagnot
Michael C. Caborn
Emily R. Cacioppo
David K. & Donna Cahoone
Jane D. Callahan
Jessica M. Callow
Joseph V & Karen Camerlengo
John D. & Elizabeth Campo
L. Kinder & Barbara Cannon III
Robert A. Caplen
Christopher & Lauren Carmody Jr.
Joseph P & Lynn Carolan, III
Elizabeth A. Carrie
Terra N. Carroll
Steven W. Carta
Allan L. Casey
Douglas W. & Nancy Cason
Courtney Bradley Casp & Justin M. Casp
Casey M. & Kelli Cavanaugh
David M. & Sandra Cayce
Marc D. & Tracy Chapman
Jon C. Chassen
Richard R. Chaves &
Misty M. Chaves-Taylor
Andrew R. Cheslock
Christopher M. Chestnut
Ellas N. & Carla Chotas
Thomas B. Christenson II
Russell P Chubb
Ross N. & Candy Clark
George W. Selby Jr & Maryann Clifford
Ryan S. Cobbs
Martha L. Cochran
Kaitlin Coffinbarger
James I. Cohn
Harry S. Colburn Jr.
R. John & Mary Cole II
Steven R. & Rebecca Cole
Jonathan S. Coleman
Paul S. Rothstein & Suzy Colvin
James F & Gayle T Comander
Christopher G. & Barbara Commander
Community Foundation of Greater Lakeland
Congregation B'Nal Israel
Kraig A. & Heather Conn
Dabney L. & Beverly Conner
Valerle A. Conzo
Cooper, Ridge & Lantinberg
Derek S. Cooper
Jose A. Gonzalez Jr & Mary S. Copeland
Robert J. Corcoran Jr
Stephen L. & Debra Cordell
Gall Cornblatt

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cocolin@law.ufl.edu or call 352-273-0640.

Dennis G. & Pamela Corrick
Frederick C. Craig Jr
Evans & Sara Crary
Bryan W. & Jodie Crews
Jerry B. & Anne Crockett
Marion M. Cromwell
Duane H. & Pamela Crone
Robert Scott & Ellen G. Cross
Mary C. Crotty & Daniel S. Livingstone
Samuel L. & Lola Crouch, Sr
Elizabeth M. Crowder
T Spencer Crowley III
Paul M. & Jolie M. Cummings
Martin F Cunniff
Deborah E. Cupples
J. Edward & Janice Curren
Barry A. & Marilyn Currier
Joshua D. Curry
Lauren E. Cury
Enio M. & Andrea P da Silva
Mark H. & Kimberly C. Dahlmeler
Duane A. & Teresa K. Daiker
Howard A. Swett & Amira Dajani-Swett
Stephen E. & Barbara C. Dalton
Willem A. Daman
Christopher R. D'Amico
William B. & Sara C. Dana
Paul W. & Georgia R. Danahy Jr
James N. & Linnea J. Daniel III
Alan H. Daniels
Steven L. & Alys N. Daniels
Srnivas R. Dantulur
Darby Peele, Bowdoin & Payne
Terrence T & Jeanne E. Darlotis
Aaron M. & Kelly L. Davis
Hayward H. & Carol Davis
Kelly F & Cary B. Davis
C. LeAnn Davis
Jeff & Robin Davis
Joseph H. & Lorenia O. Davis III
Kimberly A. Davis
Timothy M. Davlantes &
Teresa Heekin-Davlantes
Denis M. De Vlaming
The Decker Law Firm
Theodore A. Deckert
David M. & Taml C. Delaney
Stephen J. Delaney
V Robert Denham Jr
Matt Destry
Christopher A. Detzel
Alexander D. DeVltis
Edward Diaz
Juan M. Diaz
Nelson D. Diaz
John R. & Lavinia D. Dierking
Derek J. Dilberlan
Miriam C. Dillard
William P & Natalie B. Dimitrouleas
Russell W. & Janice M. Divine
Andrew T & Anne Dixon
David L. & Caroline H. Dixon
Jerome F & Linda C. Dolan
Andrew J. & Maureen N. Donelson
Carrie R. McDonald & Michael S. Dorris
Lawrence J. Dougherty
Charles T Douglas Jr
W. Dexter & Terese Douglass
Donald C. & Nancy E. Dowling Jr
Kenneth J. & Michelle T Drab Jr
Randal H. & Julie J. Drew, Sr
James O. Lila S. Drlscoll
Tamml J. Driver
W. Ford & Freda Duane

* We make a living by what we get, but

we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill

Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr &
Laurie K. Weatherford
Douglas N. & Cathy J. Duncan
David D. & Dayna G. Duncan
Victoria K. & Thomas C. Dunn
William E. & Virginia H. Dunwody III
Stephen M. & Brenna M. Durden
Ronald G. & Mary A. Duryea
Robert V & Winfield R. Duss
Amitava K. & Harolyn Dutt
Donald A. & Gene S. Dvornik
John H. Dyer, Jr &. Karen Caudill Dyer
Robert A. Dykan
Steven E. & Can R. Earle
Lisa Easier
Daniel D. & Virginia A. Eckert
Douglas C. Edenfield
Charles F & Allison C. Edwards
Gregory L. & Donna H. Edwards
Harry P Edwards
M. Chris & Lisa K. Edwards
Steven S. Eichenblatt
Jeffrey R. & Linda R. Elkin
Thomas A. & Carolyn A. Elliot
James E. & Megan J. Ellis II
Steven & Stacey Ellison
Curtis H. & Belinda W. Engelmann
Theodore A. Erck Ill
Michael D. Eriksen
Scott B. Strange & Lisa A. Esposito
William A. & Carol D. Evans
David H. & Kathryn E. Evaul
Itzhak & Anna Ezratti
Jennifer M. Fagglon
Alfred M. & Eleanor Falk
John M. Farrell
Patricia Combs Fawsett & Nell Oehlstrom
Christopher M. & Carol Fear
Joel R. Feldman &Allison D.
Jonathan A. Feldman
Anthony P Felice
Waldman Feluren
Brian J. & Stacy B. Fender
Kenneth G. & Robyn Ferguson III
Eduardo J. Fernandez
John D. & Linda D. Fernandez
Leslie E. Stlers & Melissa Fernandez
Franklin D. & Teresa G. Fields Jr
Meredith C. Fields
Gregg H. & Jessica Flerman
Richard J. & Deborah Fildes
Jack J. & Cherle H. Fine
Shawn M. & Kathryn D. Flanagan
Florida Blue Key
Michael T & Rosanna M. Flury
James L. & Nancy H. Fly
Daniel R. & Micah Fogarty
Stephen E. Fogel
Janne C. Foster
Christopher & Jacquellne Fountas
Michael D. Fowler
Gregory A. & Barbara E. Fox
M. Planning & Jane R Fox
Ronald S. Frankel &
Sharon Perlman Frankel

Seymour J. & Barbara Frankfurt
Michael K. Freedman
Wilson & Erna Freeman
W. John McHale III & Nancy S. Freeman
R. Wilson & Sharyn K. Freyermuth
Elizabeth B. Frock
James E. & Allison A. Frye Jr
Peter J. & Diane M. Fryefield
Jerry A. Funk
George D. & Judith Gabel Jr
Charles M. & Jean B. Gadd Jr
Joseph W. & Darcy M. Gagnon
Oshla S. Gainer
Robert P & Doris B. Gaines
Sherrie B. Galambos
Paul R. & Ann Z. Game
Maurice M. & Judith L. Garcia
Stephen D. Gardner
John A. & Sarah M. Garner
Christopher M. Garrett
Alan S. & Marcia Gassman
Beth Ann Gause
Brian J. & Cherle M. Gavsle
Herschel & Susan Gavsle
Alan M. Gerlach Jr.
Bradford C. & Nancy J. Gibbs
Francis B. Gibbs
Robin &Jean H. Gibson
Joel B. & Anne D. Giles
John M. Gillies
Jill Haberman Giordano
Ashley N. Girolamo
Evan S. Glasser
Daniel J. Glassman
Mandell & Joyce Glicksberg
Allison M. Gluvna
Don E. & Kimberly Goebel
Alan S. & Susan Gold
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
Paul M. & Mollene Goldman
Mark E. & Stacey Goldstein
Marcelo R. Gomez
William C. & Ronni Gompers
Don H. Goode & Patrice D.
Pendino Goode
Freddie L. Goode
John Dudley & Barbara Goodlette
Robert F & Karen Goodrich
Matthew S. & Shaw Q. Goodrich
James W. & Natalie Goodwin II
Jason Gordon
Jonathan C. & Mary Gordon
Michael A. Levey & Linda Gorens Levey
Bradley R. & Vanessa Gould
Stanley A. & Mary S. Gravenmler
J. Charles & Saundra H. Gray
Richard D. & Beverly W. Green
Paul A. Greenspan
Alan G. Greer & Patricia Seitz
N. West Gregory
Robert D. Keliher, Sr &
Linda Suzzanne Griffin
Laurence S. & Courtney Grimm
Robert S. & Nannette Grlscti
Bradley C. & Candace Grossenburg
A. Felipe Guerrero


Vltauts M. Gulbis & Lynn S. Klehne
William J. Gundlach
Keving Gunning & Sharon T Sperling
Jack 0. & Mary 0. Hackett II
Melody A. Hadley
Timothy D. & Patricia G. Haines
John E. & Shirley W. Hale
Eric J. & Kathryn L. Hall
Wallace H. & Tracy L. Hall
Patti W. Halloran
John F & Nancy P Halula
Ellen C. Ham
Nicolas Hamann
Laurence C. & Jane Hames
James L. & Lenore Hanapel
Linda C. Hankins
David F & Elizabeth C. Hannan
Karl B. & Myrna A. Hanson Jr.
Larry D. Hardaway
Gregory C. & Whitney Harper
Gregory C. & Stephanle Harrell
Bruce M. & Medea D. Harris*
John F & Jane Harris
Jeffrey M. Harris
William T Harrison Jr.
J. Larry & Sherry Hart
Cecile B. Hartigan
Stephen B. & Rebecca Hatcher
Cynthia A. Hawkins
Scott G. & Lisa Hawkins*
J. Michael &Jackle R Haygood
Michael P Haymans
Christopher C. & Sally Hazelip
James & Maureen Hazen
Jeffrey M. & Joan Hazen
Kenneth P Hazoun
Robert J. & Elizabeth M. Head Jr.
Lauren C. Heatwole
Robert A. & Elizabeth J. Heekin
William J. & Nina Heffernan Jr.
Jeanette K. Helfrich
William L. & Etta M. Hendry
Tim D. & Dyanne Henkel
Robert D. & Maria Henry
Russell D. & Jennifer C. Hepler
Todd E. Herberghs
Eugenlo & Elizabeth Hernandez
Charles B. & D. Kathleen Hernicz
Craig R. & Patti M. Hersch
Leslie & Margaret Hess
Robert S. & Florence Hewitt
Richard H. & Jane Hlers
Shelby & Mary Highsmith
Robert L. Hinkle
Lynn J. & Evelyn R. Hinson
David L. Hirschberg
William T & Peggy J. Hodges
William M. Hoeveler
Allan L. Hoffman
Craig P Hoffman
Lacey D. Hofmeyer
Holden Law
Martin Lance Holden
Maurice D. & Odetta M. Holloway
James C. & Suzanne Hoover
Stuart N. Hopen
James M. Hopkins
Hopping, Green & Sams
Edwin F & Janice G. Hornbrook
Glenn R. Hosken
Jane A. Houk
Lynn Huang
Louis F Hubener III
Frank M. Hull

Miriam B. & Norman L. Hull
Nancy B. Hunt
Scott E. & Susan J. Hunt
Daniel T Hurley
Gary W. & Mary E. Huston
Gregg E. Hutt
Steven D. & Bonnie B. Hutton
Thomas P & M. Rebecca Hutton
International Carbon Bank Exchange
Charles A. & Joy M. Intriago
Daniel C. & Sheena Irck
A. McArthur &Jan T Irvin
Jerold H. & Tanya Israel
Ivan D. Ivanov
Edward M. & Mary Jackson
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
James R. Lussler & Nancy C. Jacobson
Kevin E. & Martha Jakab
Michael L. & Elizabeth P Jamleson
Philippe C. & Susan 0. Jeck
M. James Jenkins
Karen S. Jennemann
Matthew S. & Adria M. Jensen
John F. Jewell & Debra L. Roman
Kevin M. Jinks
C. Gray & Elizabeth Z. Johnsey
Edmond D. & Ann S. Johnson
James F. & Mary Beth Johnston
Richard A. Johnston Jr.
Jones & McCorkle
John A. & Margarette Jones
Peter C. Jones
Jeffry R. & Sharyn Jontz
Brian B. & Lisa M. Joslyn
Robert A. & Suzanne Judas
Charles J. & Janet S. Kahn Jr.
David L. & Malda S. Kahn
Randy M. Kammer
Murray & Fredda Kanetsky
Lewis M. & Marcia J. Kanner
Kimon R Karas
Mitchell A. & Amy L. Kaye
Donald E. Kelly
Stephen E. Kelly
Michael G. & Lucy W. Kerman
Jesse B. & Carolyn Kershner
Mark S. & Laurette S. Kessler
Janls B. & Gregory M. Keyser
Nicole C. Kibert
Robert A. & Emilie Kimbrough
William A. & Frances Spinale King
James L. King
Marvin A. & Rhona L. Kirsner
Adam C. & Marie E. Kjeer
Gerald R. & Sarah S. Kleedehn
Stanley D. Klett Jr.
Robert D. & Elenore C. Klingler
David T & Carla C. Knight
Carla V Knight
Sarah J & Kenneth W. Knight
Brian H. Koch
Eric S. Kolar
Russell Koonin
Donald L. & Patricia Korb
Michael J. & Pamela V Korn
Kosto & Rotella
Jeffrey D. & Cyndle I. Kottkamp
Phyllis Kravitch
Elizabeth R. Krentzman
Benedict P Kuehne
Kwall, Showers & Barack
Louis Kwall
Theodore S. & Jennifer L. Kypreos
Lafleur & Associates

Marcos Laguna & Lynette Silon-Laguna
Roger C. & Ellen J. Lambert
William R. & Sylvia H. Lane Jr.
Steve & Penny Langston
Roger A. & Melinda K. Larson
Roy H. & Elizabeth Lasrns
Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine
The Law Firm of Robert S. Grlscti
Law Offices Lyons & Sanders
John E. &Joan C. Lawlor III
Law Office of W. C. Gentry
Richard A. & Celeste Lazzara

Martin E. Leach
lan R. Leavengood
Cynthia J. Lee
Serena B. Lee
Steven C. Lee
Krlstyn B. Leedekerken
Gregory M. Lefkowitz & Elizabeth M.
Alexandra N. Lehson
Leonidas & Robin C. Lemonidis
Lawrence Y & Rosemary G. Leonard
Joshua & Susan S. Lerner

FALL 2008

r- 1909 Society

The 1909 Society commemorates the founding year and approaching
centennial of the University of Florida law school, while recognizing
alumni and friends who sustain and advance the college with gifts to the
annual fund in the amount of $2,000 $4,999 during a single fiscal
year. Support at this level improves the quality and innovation of programs
for students, student organizations, teaching and research, academic
programs and services, and outreach efforts. Gifts to the annual fund
include those designated to nonendowed, non-building funds.

T W. & Margrette P Ackert Kenneth R. & Kimberly F. Johnson
Timothy G. & Carole W. Anderson Lawrence & Lynn Keefe
Dan Aronson Becky Powhatan Kelley
Jerald D. & Susan R. August Donald S. & Marilynn Kohla
Fletcher N. & Nancy T Baldwin Jr K. Judith Lane
R. Vinson & Carlene A. Barrett Frederick W. & Victoria C. Leonhardt
W. 0. Birchfield & Dana F. Ferrell Virginia A. Lipton
Bill Bone Phillip J. &Stacey F. Mays
Jeffery A. & Shirley F. Boone Clifton A. & Kathleen H. McClelland Jr
Jeffrey P & Jan M. Brock Joseph C. Mellichamp III &
Patricia F. Burquest-Fultz Barbara J. Stares
Timothy M. Cerio & Jayne Cerio Jon F. & Beth B. Mills
Allan P & Betsy F Clark Douglas J. & Nora P Milne
Richard P Cole David B. Mishael & Barbara Kaszovitz
Gary D. & Nancy K. Condron Peter P & Christina S. Murnaghan
Anne C. Conway Rahul & Swan R. Patel
Drew S. Fine & Susan F. Cook A. Brian Phillips
George F. & Sally K. Dawson Daniel A. & Carla Powers
Brian T Degnan Gary F. & Suzanne Printy
Thomas F. & Christine F. Fdwards Gerald F. & Gwen Richman
Dennis J. & Debra W. Fisinger Paul G. & Rebecca Rogers
Patrick G. & Olivia B. Frumanuel Bruce Rogow
Peter C. K. & Janet W. Fnwal I Gerald A. & Ingrid M. Rosenthal
Jeffrey D. & Susan Feldman David F. Roth & Paula Peterson-Roth
Michael F. & Jane M. Ferguson Oscar A. Sanchez &
William H. Ferguson Lida R. Rodriguez-1aseff
James C. & Mary K. Fleming David C. & Ronna G. Sasser
James A. Gale Gerald D. & Joanne W. Schackow
Peter J. Genz Lawrence F. & Cathy M. Sellers Tr
Patrick F. & Barbara H. Geraghty, Sr Barry S. & Carole N. Sinoff
Robert F. Glennon Tr W. Crit & Dee Ann Smith
Richard C. & Marjory F. Grant Grace "Betty" W. Taylor
Andrew C. Hall & Gail S. Meyers Bryan M. & Marjorie B. Thomas
Bruce & Medea Harris Robert F. & Doris M. Trohn
Stumpy & Dorothy F. Harris Frank D. & Katherine G. Upchurch III
Scott G. & Lisa Hawkins David H. Vickrey
Frederick A. Hazouri & Barbara J. Pariente A. Ward & Ruth S. Wagner J r
R. Lawrence & Flizabeth F. Heinkel Jeffrey W. & Susan P Warren
Dennis W. & Kathleen M. Hillier Gregory F. & Susan K. Wilder
Thomas R. & Flizabeth M. Hurst Danaya C. Wright & Kendal F. Broad
Scott Igenfritz & Margaret Mathews Leighton D. & Phyllis H. Yates Tr
Richard A. & Lisa G. Jacobson Gwynne A. Young
Robert H. & Lisa N. Jerry 11 Peter W. & Joan W. Zinober


Ross T & Silvana Lessack
Chauncey W. & Martha Z.Lever Jr
Jack A. & Eileen G. Levine
Robert E. & Kathryn Lewis
Mark F & Rochelle N. Lewis
Rutledge R. & Noel Liles
Mark K. & Sherrl Lindenberg
Robert R. & Cheryl K. Lindgren
William J. Lindsay Jr
Michael J. Linn
William V & Shirley Linne
William J. Liss
Michael G. & Analisa Little
Joseph W. & Lucille Little
Christina V Lockwood
James J. Long
Stephen R. & Paige Looney
Susan L. Lopatin
Ryan A. Lopez
Elliott H. & Leanore Lucas
Alissa K. Lugo
Meredith D. Lukoff
Jacquelyn R Lumpkin Wooden
Donald J. & Helen Lunny Sr
Donald A. & Linda S. Lykkebak
Teresa J. Lynch
Cynthia Z. & Mr Alexander C. MacKinnon
Hugh MacMillan Jr & Carol Goddard
Lester & Anita Makofka
Robert C. & Jill R. Maland
John D. & Lynette Malkowski
Robin Paul & Margaret A. Malloy
Marilyn M. Mallue & Henry E. Mallue Jr
Robyn L. Mandel
I. Paul & Holly Mandelkern
Robert Jay Manne & Grace Nixon Manne
Rodney S. & Elizabeth Margol
Anthony P Marlo Jr
Marks Gray
Patrick F & Sheryl R. Maroney
Samuel A. & Sarah G. Maroon
Philip E. & Caroline E. Marshall
Thomas & Elizabeth Marshall
W. Wesley Marston
Richard L. Martens
William E. & Katherine Martin Jr
Antonio & Brenda Martinez Jr
Jose E. Martinez
Lone A. Mason
Morris C. Massey
Matheson Appellate Law
Gerald G. Matheson & Maureen Monaghan
James M. & Joan T Matthews
C. Parkhill & Mason Mays Jr
Alan K. & Karen K. McCall
William R. & Laura A. McCall Jr
Patrick M. & Donna McCann
Kevin M. McCarty
Daniel D. & Sigrld S. McCawley
Paul B. & Suzanne McCawley
Chad M. & Vicki L. McClenathen
Rick H. & Nancy McClure
Marybeth McDonald & Eric W. Jarvis
Michael J. McDonald & Heather L. Gatley
G. Carson & Laurinda F McEachern III
Barbara B. McGriff
Scott R. McHenry

Please report corrections to Sara Cocolin at
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Daniel F & Elizabeth Mclntosh
Frank M. & Nancy McMillan
Kathleen M. McRoberts
Jameil C. & Arleathia McWhorter
Natalia Medina
Howell & Catherine Melton, Sr
Howell W. Melton III
Drew T Melville
George Menco Jr.
Clancy V Mendoza
Anthony & Kathryn Mennella
Frederick P Mercurno
Steven D. Merryday
Meredith M. Metzler
Andrew J. & Dawn M. Meyers
Irvin A. & JoAnn Meyers
Stephan P & Evelyn M. Mickle
David W. & Susan L. Mikolaitis
Frank E. & Michelle M. Miller
Steven E. & Kimberly F Miller
Robert L. & Penne Miller
Tiffani F & Ryan G. Miller
Pamela J. Mills
Michael J. Minerva
Lew I. &Jennifer I. Minsky
James R. & Nanette Mitchell
Mark S. Mitchell
Charles S. & Carol Modell
Robert C. L. Moffat
Mark R. & Marlisa Mohler
Ashley D. Money
Jason D. Montes
John W. & Emily Mooers
Kevin M. & Eva Moore
Robyn E. Moore
Ivan A. Morales
Federico A. & Crlstina M. Moreno
Andrew A. & Jessica A. Morey
Charles R. & Laurle P Morgan
Jon A. & Betsy Morris
Thomas E. Morris
James E. & Man Moye
Greg T Mullane & Joy Sabino Mullane
Edward M. & Rima Y Mullins Jr
John B. T & Heather Murray Jr
Douglass E. & Janet Myers Jr
Kelth E. Myers
NAPABA Law Foundation
Judith W. & Charles I. Nash
Noel H. & Marianne Nation
Ginny R. Neal
Shalonda T Neal
Michael R. & Laura L. Nelson
James C. & Diane Nicholas
Shelly E. Nixon
Hubert C. & Lynn K. Normile Jr
Norris & Foreman
David B. & Wendy Norris
R. B. & Sylvia Norris
Thomas G. & Elizabeth Norsworthy
Kathleen M. O'Connor
Terrence R & Susan J. O'Connor
Kenneth A. Tomchin & Lisa S. Odom
Orlando P & Jennifer Ojeda Jr
Matthew R. & Julie H. O'Kane
John C. & Elizabeth Oliver
Kelth M. Olivia
Erc T & Julie Olsen
Kent L. & L. Delane Olson
Toby V & Berkely Olvera
Michael L. & Barbara O'Neill
Jennifer A. Orlando
John & Cathy O'Sullivan
David E. & Gail Otero

Nell M. O'Toole
Richard E. & Eileen Ouellette
Wm. A. & Leila Oughterson
Murray W. Overstreet Jr
Dennis E. Owen & Anne E. Raduns-Owen
Frederick D. & Lisa Page
Peter R. Palermo
Taylor C. & Misty Pancake
Robert E. & Jeanne Panoff
C. Richard & Kathryn Parker
Dale L. & Erin F Parker
Thomas M. Parker
Edwin W. & Heather Parkinson III
Elaine I. Parris
Alexander L. Paskay
Marshall R. Pasternack
Lindsay M. Patrick
Matthew D. & Amber Patterson
B. Darin Patton
Elizabeth S. Paulk
Frank A. & Joanne C. Pavese Jr
Kevin L. & Sherry B. Pearson
Carl R. & Madge S. Pennington III
Marilyn Wolf Peterson
T C. Phillips & Andrea E. Zelman
Robert A. & Caryl G. Pierce
Francis E. & Rebecca Pierce III
Charles P & Judith Pillans Ill
Charles Pillitter
Michael A. & Piscitelli & June Turner
Dean R. & Lisa C. Plattner
Adina L. Pollan
Scott D. & Ingrld H. Ponce
David F & Katie Pope
Kenneth C. Pope
Nicholas A. & Patricia Pope
John M. Porter
Lisa M. Porter
Robert V & Beth Z. Potter Jr.
Stephen J. & Barbara Powell
Mark A. Prater
J. Grler & P Krsten Pressly Ill
Raymond C. & Colleen Preston Jr
Robert H. & Kelly B. Prltchard
Paige E. Provenzano
Marion J. & Ellyn A. Radson
John H. Rains IV
Jodl H. Ramanelli
Dennis F & Donna Ramsey Jr
Rahul P Ranadive
Charles M. Rand
John W. & Katherine Randolph Jr.
Patrick C. Rastatter & Mary A. Towne
Kurt A. Raulin
Daniel C. Re & Terry Monson Re
Austin F & Mary L. Reed
Glenna Joyce Reeves
Kevin E. Regan
William P & Laura Reich
Richard M. & Garland Reid
Robert G. & Rhonda Reid
Charles A. & Catherine Reinhardt Jr
Julius B. & Jan O. C. Remmen
William C. Rencher
Paul & Kimberly Rezanka
Douglas A. & Barbara L. Richard
Darryl R. & Krlsten Richards
Edward J. & Theresa Richardson
Hugh A. & Melissa Richeson Jr
Barry W. Rigby
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William H. Robbinson Jr
Charles E. & Kathleen Roberts
Joshua H. & Con W. Roberts
James N. & LaTeshla Robinson II
Robert C. Rogers Jr
William H. & Carmen Rogner
David S. Romanik
Taylor K. & Manjir Rose
Walter T Rose Jr
Marshall E. Rosenbach
Jeffrey M. & Barbara C. Rosenberg
Robin L. Rosenberg
Howard M. Rosenblatt &
Eve D. Ackerman
Louis K. & Denise Rosenbloum
Rosenthal & Welssman
Caran L. Rothchild
Rothman & Associates
Ronald L. & Barbara Rowland
Lansing J. & Joanne Roy
Raymond W. & Catherine Royce
John D. Ruffier
Sarah E. Rumpf
Lanny & Denise Russell
Christopher J. Ryan
Kerry A. Ryan
Kenneth L. Ryskamp
Christopher M. & Sharon Sacco
Eliot J. & Barbara Safer
Richard G. & Elizabeth Salazar
Jennifer B. Salpeter & J. H. Williams
Douglas L. & Lisa Salzer
Steven E. & Rosalie Sanderson
Charles T & Linda Sands
John A. & Cheryl L. Sapora
Michael K. Saunders
Edward O. & Rebecca Savitz Jr
Michael A. Sayre
Edwin A. Scales III
Alan F & Kelly S. Scharf
Stuart A. & Evelyn Schechter
Michael J. & Praewnapa Schefer
Harvey E. & Lois B. Schlesinger
Kevin M. Schmitt
Tura L. Schnebly
Al L. & Camilla Schneider
Brian A. Schneider
Michael N. Schneider
Jonathan F Wershow & Pamela A.
Carl C. & Wendy Schreck
Wayne A. & Lorinda Schreier
Derek A. & Anna Schroth
David C. & Caryn Watsky Scileppi
Paul V Scott
Pierre J. & Joanmarle Seacord
Stephen W. Seemer
John H. &Julie Selbert
Shella L. Selg
Susan M. Selgle
Barry S. Seltzer
Jeremy M. & Christine Sensenig
Barbara L. Serokee
Stephen W. & Diana Sessums
Bruce G. & Pamela Shaffner
Dorothy A. B. & Thomas R. Shahady
Nicholas A. & Carol Shannin
Abraham M. & Joy Shashy Jr
Anna C. Shea
L. David & Casey Shear
Lewis E. & Linda Loomis Shelley
Adam M. & Elizabeth Shonson
Kevin M. Shuler

Andrew D. Zaron & Erica S. Shultz Zaron
Rebecca Shwayrl
Edward & Helen Siegel
Ronald L. Siegel
Kenneth M. Sigelman
Harold & Beatrice Silver
Fredrick W. & Barbara S. Silverman
Joyce Silverman
Sidney S. & Ruthie Simmons II
Bert C. & Joyce Simon
Corinne R. Simon
Michael D. & Diane Simon
Cynthia L. Singerman
Manisha Singh
Nathan A. Skop
James P & Sarah Slaughter
Robert T Brittany Smith
Schuyler S. & Carrie Smith
Daniel E. Smith II
David T & Sandra Smith
Rod & Deidra Smith
Dexter A. Smith & Bonita J. Young
Douglas A. Smith
Frederick D. Smith
James W. & Phyllis Smith III
Phillip S. & Lorl Smith
L. Ralph Smith Jr
M. Stephen & Maureen T Smith III
Michael W. Smith
Rupert J. Smith
Timothy L. Smith
Julian M. Smothers
Howard & Nancy Snyder
W. Russell & Iralyn Snyder
William R. Snyder Jr
Lorl A. Sochin
Henry T & Sheila Sorensen II
Joel S. & Stacy Speiller
Jodie L. Spencer
Martin J. & Faith Sperry
Mitchell H. & Jacqueline Spingarn
Peter M. & Maura O. Spingola
Brian J. & Elizabeth Stack
Richard E. & Dale Stadler
H. Bradley & Audrey Staggs
James F & Shelley Stanfield
J. Harold & Patty Stanley
Stephen G. & Kim Stanton
Hugh E. & Judy Starnes
John E. & Lynda Steele
Gina D. Stein
All & Rosemary Steinbach
Laurle E. Stern
James P & Colleen Stevens
Dustin R Stevens
Larry M. & Lisa L. Stewart
Larry S. & Pat K. Stewart
William H. & Colleen Stolberg
Judith W. Stone
Mr & Mrs. Roger W. Stotzer
Kimarle R. Stratos
Charles S. & Susan Stratton
Michael H. Streater
Stutsman Thames & Markey
Fradyn Suarez
Victor M. & Millie Suarez
Gary L. & Gretchen Summers
John H. & Mardelle Sutherland
J. Michael & Mary Swaine
Brian K. Szilvasy
Frank M. & Cathleen Talbot II
Robert L. & Tern Tankel
Robert L. & Elizabeth Taylor
James A. & Lisa Taylor III

Jeffrey M. & Lisa Taylor
John C. Taylor Jr
L. Haldane Taylor
Robert J. Telfer Jr
Harry & Vivian Tempkins
Lynsey A. Templeton
David Tetrick Jr
Gregg D. Thomas
Loretta J. Thompson
Thomas P & Renee Thompson III
Robert G. &Amy J.P Thornhill III
Thomas H. & Sandra Thurlow Jr
James B. & Elizabeth Tilghman
Mark N. Tipton
Byron A. &Julie S. Todman
Don & Sara Tolliver
Diane A. Tomlinson
Schnelle K. Tonge
Seth P & Shawna N. Traub

Christine L. Welngart
Vic & Vicki Weinstein
Greg S. & Bettina Weiss
John M. & Lane Welch Jr
M. Bernadette Welch
Winifred L. Wentworth
Steven J. Wernick
Thomas P & Teresa Wert
Gall L. & Jennifer A. West
William P & Judith White III
B. Thomas & Carol H. Whitefield III
Wilcox Firm
James B. & Sharon Wiley
Thomas J. & Jean Wilkes Jr
Robert F & Alaine Williams
Joseph H. & Carole Williams
Dirk A. & Krlstine Williams
Gerald A. Williams

SL No person was ever honored for

what he received. Honor has been

the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge

Brian R & Jennifer Trauman
Kenneth A. & Cynthia Treadwell
Tara V Trevorrow
Tritt & Franson
Jeffrey T Trolano
William A. & Lisa Troner
John K. & Deborah Tucker
Turner & Hodge
Douglas W. & Deborah Tuttle
S. Thomas & Ann J. Ullman
Scott A. & Erica Underwood
Ursula M. Ungaro-Benages
Jose F & Teresa Valdivia Jr
Lauren L. Valiente
Laura J. Varela
Dale W. & Frances Vash
W. Eric & Glenda Venable
Alfred J. Ventura
David R. & Deborah Vetter
David G. Vinikoor
Ann E. Vitunac
Wallace C. & Joan von Arx III
Barry A. & Gretchen Rebecca Vose
Wade C. & Jennifer Vose
Richard G. & Laurie Wack
William R. Wade
Don & Pauline Waggoner
Rachel B. Wagner
Glenn J. & Sheryl Waldman
Clinton G. Wallace
John R. & Erin Wallace
J. Phillip Warren
Zachary D. Warren
Water & Air Research
Daniel H. &Julie Waters Jr
James A. & Kay S. Watson
H. Adams & Bonnie Weaver
David P & Debble Webb
Janelle A. Weber
Gerard F & Joann Wehle Jr.

Jake R. Williams
Lorna Sohn Williams & Rhys L. Williams
Winton E. Williams
Michael G. Williamson
Samuel A. & Tracy Williamson
Dale S. & Pamela J. Wilson
Richard H. & Shirley Wilson
Thomas G. Wilson III
Melinda F Wimbish
C. Douglas Wingate
George & Gall Winson
Allen C. &Alicia Winsor
William A. Winter
Jonathon F & Lesly Wise
Richard I. Withers
Matthew L. Wolfe
Craig G. Wolfson
Brian R. & Josephine A. Wright
Art & Mary E. Wroble
Elizabeth A. Wulff
Wyatt & Blake
J. Frank & Rosemary Wyatt
Bruce I. & Betsy Yegelwel
Ormend G. & Mary Yellding
Robert E. & Laura M. Young
Robert L. & Mary Young
Richard M. & Elizabeth Zabak
Carl J. & Sharon A.V Zahner
Joseph & Susan Zahniser
Kurt M. Zaner
Thomas A. & Leigh A. Zehnder
Robert R. & Diane Zelmer
Anton H. & Janet Zidansek
Steven J. Zimath
Matthew Z. & Wendy Zimmerman
Barry L. & Eunice Zisser
Joseph W. & Kylene Zitzka Jr
Howard L. & Beth Zoller
William P & Jeannie Zox
Sarah E. Zuckerman

FALL 2008

SAs a N a\ 2'11 i 1nadiuati. I Sl,.t I1all' mny law school experience in the
'Alpii.i Roomi'l and liall i' 11 ll collk.e's new, state-of-the-art class-
ioomlls 0and llibrari (Coiins,.cqulill. I am1 keenly aware of how alumni
call s iapc thc smidnit cL \pc IincI:lc Regardless of facilities, one thing
\\ ~ a l\\ a\ s coniani at IF qualhll education and professors. I serve
on hllc La\\ Al.umni1 ( oinlcil and donaie to the law school because I
\\.ain to cnii i111a lti IF La\\ continuiie to rise to new heights! I

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J.D. Alumni
Class of 1940
Class Total: $100.00
No. In Class: 22
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Wilson Freeman
Class of 1945
Class Total: $150.00
No. In Class: 6
Participation: 17%
Enrichment Society
Harry P Edwards
Class of 1946
Class Total: $462,100.00
No. In Class: 12
Participation: 33%
Founders Society gold
Lewis M. & Marcia Whitney(d Schott
Trusler Society
Patrick G. Emmanuel*
Enrichment Society
Robert S. Hewitt
Class of 1948
Class Total: $2,200.00
No. In Class: 73
Participation: 4%
Trusler Society
Paul G. Rogers*
Enrichment Society
Howell W. Melton, Sr.
Class of 1949
Class Total: $2,800.00
No. In Class: 88
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
Alexander Grass
Richard S. Weinstein
Enrichment Society
Bart L. Cohen
Samuel L. Crouch, Sr
John A. Jones
Al L. Schneider
Class of 1950
Class Total: $475.00
No. In Class: 76
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
John M. Farrell
Wm. A. Oughterson
Rupert J. Smith
John H. Sutherland

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cocolin@law.ufl.edu or call 352-273-0640.


Class of 1951
Class Total: $11,602.46
No. in Class: 89
Participation: 6%
Founders Society gold
James D. Camp Jr.
Enrichment Society
Mandell Glicksberg
William T Harrison Jr
Winifred L. Wentworth
Class of 1952
Class Total: $1,800.00
No. in Class: 39
Participation: 10%
Trusler Society
Doyle Rogers
Enrichment Society
Evans Crary
Hayward H. Davis
Class of 1953
Class Total: $10,200.00
No. in Class: 45
Participation: 7%
Founders Society gold
Charles W. Abbott
Enrichment Society
James L. King
Murray W. Overstreet Jr
Class of 1954
Class Total: $5,600.00
No. in Class: 42
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
E. G. Boone
Robert L. Trohn*
Stephen H. Grimes
Trusler Society
Ned F Sinder
Class of 1955
Class Total: $2,805.78
No. in Class: 31
Participation: 16%
Founders Society silver
Francis T McCoy
Trusler Society
W. Ray Fortner
Enrichment Society
Robert J. Beckham
W. Dexter Douglass
Edward Siegel
Class of 1956
Class Total: $128,200.00
No. in Class: 37
Participation: 22%
William V Gruman
Peter T Fay
Trusler Society
Reubin O. Askew
Johnson S. Savary
John W. Sheppard
Enrichment Society
Jerry B. Crockett
Marion M. Cromwell
Robert P Gaines

Class of 1957
Class Total: $205,500.00
No. in Class: 44
Participation: 16%
Founders Society silver
A. Ward Wagner Jr*
Trusler Society
James E. Yonge
Enrichment Society
Paul W. Danahy Jr
James O. Drlscoll
Jose A. Gonzalez Jr
William L. Hendry
Class of 1958
Class Total: $5,700.00
No. in Class: 60
Participation: 10%
Founders Society silver
David Hyman
Enrichment Society
William T Hodges
Edward M. Jackson
Lewis M. Kanner
Donald J. Lunny, Sr.
John W. Mooers
Class of 1959
Class Total: $65,225.00
No. in Class: 62
Participation: 6%
Albert D. Quentel
Enrichment Society
Robert J. Boylston
Stephen W. Sessums
Class of 1960
Class Total: $1,700.00
No. in Class: 70
Participation: 6%
Trusler Society
Bill Wagner
Enrichment Society
Thomas R. Brown
Robert A. Kimbrough
L. David Shear
Class of 1961
Class Total: $5,750.00
No. in Class: 73
Participation: 10%
Trusler Society
Robert J. Carr
John H. Moore II
Enrichment Society
Paul M. Goldman
C. Parkhill Mays Jr.
Irvin A. Meyers
Raymond W. Royce
Thomas H. Thurlow Jr
Class of 1962
Class Total: $20,660.00
No. in Class: 104
Participation: 16%
Founders Society silver
C. DuBose Ausley
Ernest A. Sellers
W. George Allen

Trusler Society
Don R. Livingstone
R. Layton Mank
Wilton R. Miller
Grace "Betty" W. Taylor*
Enrichment Society
Byron B. Block
J. Edward Curren
Robin Gibson
J. Charles Gray
Jane R. Harris
James C. Hoover
Peter C. Jones
Antonio Martinez Jr.
Barry L. Zisser
Class of 1963
Class Total: $7,850.00
No. in Class: 94
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
W. 0. Birchfield*
S. Austin Peele
Bruce S. Rogow*
Enrichment Society
Ronald P Anselmo
John F Harris
Murray Kanetsky
Larry S. Stewart
Class of 1964
Class Total: $4,300.00
No. in Class: 132
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
Gerald F Richman*
Enrichment Society
Haywood M. Ball
Thomas J. Becker
George D. Gabel Jr
Stephen D. Gardner
Michael L. Jamleson
Walter T Rose Jr.
L. Ralph Smith Jr
Hugh E. Starnes
Class of 1965
Class Total: $50,821.56
No. in Class: 135
Participation: 11%
Founders Society gold
Sidney A. Stubbs Jr.
Founders Society silver
Stumpy Harris*
Gerald D. Schackow*
Paul C. Huck
Trusler Society
Charles E. Commander
Steve C. Horowitz
Leroy H. Moe
Enrichment Society
C. LeDon Anchors Jr.
Russell P Chubb
Wallace H. Hall
Michael J. Minerva
Thomas R. Shahady
J. Michael Swaine
Richard H. Wilson

Class of 1966
Class Total: $
No. in Class:
Founders Society gold
W. Kelly Smith
Founders Society silver
Richard M. Robinson
Trusler Society
J. Thomas Cardwell
Allan P Clark*
Enrichment Society
Charles H. Baumberger
Ernest T Buchanan III
L. Kinder Cannon III
Thomas C. Dunn
Charles A. Intnago
Rutledge R. Liles
Frank M. McMillan
Charles P Pillans III
Stephen J. Powell
Class of 1967
Class Total: $
No. in Class:

Founders Society silver
C. Wayne Alford
Bill Hoppe
William S. Frates II
Trusler Society
Barry R. Davidson
John A. DeVault III
Frederick A. Hazour*
Barry S. Sinoff*
Enrichment Society
Susan H. Black
Stephen E. Dalton
W. Ford Duane
Robert J. Head Jr
Louis Kwall
Roger A. Larson
Alexander C. MacKinnon
Hubert C. Normile Jr.
David L. Robbins
Class of 1968
Class Total: $
No. in Class:
Founders Society gold
Andrew C. Hall*
Patrick E. Geraghty Sr.*
Trusler Society
Richard C. Ausness
Earl M. Barker Jr
Dennis W. Hillier*
Douglas J. Milne*
David L. Roth*
John J. Upchurch IV
Enrichment Society
Fred R. Balsden Jr.
Douglas D. Batchelor Jr.
Stephen J. Bozarth
Ronald S. Frankel
Jonathan C. Gordon

commitments to help the college grow stronger and expand programs and
services, thereby permitting the college to reach toward its full potential.

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Edwin F Hornbrook
Charles T Sands
Mitchell H. Spingarn
Class of 1969
Class Total: G& $33,855.00
No. In Class: 182
Participation: 12%
Founders Society silver
James A. Hauser
F Wallace Pope Jr.
Frank H. Fee Il
Donald R. Tescher
Trusler Society
Charles H. Egerton
James C. Fleming*
Clifton A. McClelland Jr
Robert W. Mead Jr.
Peter W. Zinober*
Enrichment Society
James 0. Birr Jr.
William A. Evans
Alan G. Greer
A. McArthur Irvin
Hugh MacMillan Jr.
Henry E. Mallue Jr

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Noel H. Nation
Richard E. Ouellette
Lansing J. Roy
Robert F Williams
Brian R. Wright
Class of 1970
Class Total: $7,970.00
No. in Class: 203
Participation: 9%
Trusler Society
Christy F Harris
Joseph C. Mellichamp III*
Malcolm B. Wlseheart Jr.
Enrichment Society
Steven W. Carta
Dabney L. Conner
William E. Dunwody III
Charles M. Gadd Jr
David F Hannan
Allan L. Hoffman
Richard A. Lazzara
Donald A. Lykkebak
Stephan P Mickle
John C. Taylor Jr.
Harry Tempkins
John K. Tucker
H. Adams Weaver
Class of 1971
Class Total: $58,940.00
No. in Class: 219
Participation: 7%
Founders Society gold
Howard C. Coker
W. C. Gentry
Robert S. Bolt
Stephen N. Zack
John K. Vreeland
Trusler Society
Darryl M. Bloodworth
Enrichment Society
Larry B. Alexander
Robert V Duss
William J. Gundlach
Karl B. Hanson Jr.
Louis F Hubener III
Thomas E. Morris
Bruce G. Shaffner
Martin J. Sperry
Robert J. Telfer Jr.
Class of 1972
Class Total: $64,589.31
No. in Class: 350
Participation: 12%
Founders Society gold
Jeffrey W. Warren*
Founders Society silver
Bruce H. Bokor
Gene K. Glasser
James G. Pressly Jr
Hal H. Kantor
Richard C. Grant*
Russell H. Kasper
Christine N. Markussen
Trusler Society
T W. Ackert*

G. Thomas Ball
William E. Hahn
Mark L. Horwitz
Donald S. Kohla*
Donald M. Middlebrooks
Jon L. Mills*
James S. Moody Jr
David A. Schmudde
Clifford A. Schulman
Enrichment Society
James W. Almand
Allan L. Casey
Christopher M. Fear
John D. Fernandez
John Dudley Goodlette
William J. Heffernan Jr.
David L. Kahn
Elliott H. Lucas
Lester Makofka
James M. Matthews
G. Carson McEachern III
C. Richard Parker
Michael N. Schneider
Harold Silver
Theodore R. Stotzer
L. Haldane Taylor
Robert L. Taylor
Dale W. Vash
W. Eric Venable
Jonathan F Wershow
Class of 1973
Class Total: $24,887.00
No. in Class: 389
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Gerald A. Rosenthal*
Founders Society silver
Buddy Schulz
Pamela 0. Price
Leighton D. Yates Jr.*
Trusler Society
Martha W. Barnett
Kenneth C. Ellis
Mary B. Ellis
Peter C. K. Enwall*
Alan C. Jensen
S. Daniel Ponce
Enrichment Society
Joseph W. Beasley
Martha L. Cochran
James F Comander
Paul M. Cummings
Patricia Combs Fawsett
Lynn J. Hinson
Douglass E. Myers Jr.
David F Pope
Marion J. Radson
Patrick C. Rastatter
Hugh A. Richeson Jr.
George W. Selby Jr
Abraham M. Shashy Jr
Frederick D. Smith
W. Russell Snyder
William H. Stolberg
Kenneth A. Treadwell
S. Thomas Ullman
Ann E. Vitunac
Gretchen Rebecca H. Vose
Joseph H. Williams
Dale S. Wilson
Art Wroble
Robert L. Young

Class of 1974
Class Total: $74,710.50
No. in Class: 285
Participation: 13%
Founders Society gold
Robert G. Merkel
James S. Therlac III
K. Lawrence Gragg
Robert E. Glennon Jr.*
Gwynne A. Young*
Trusler Society
Timothy G. Anderson*
Richard P Cole*
Andrew J. Fawbush
Frederick W. Leonhardt*
Leslie J. Lott
Michael T Moore
Harley E. Riedel II
Frank D. Upchurch III*
Enrichment Society
Everett P Anderson
Joseph P Carolan III
R. John Cole II
Robert Scott Cross
Daniel D. Eckert
Theodore A. Erck III
James L. Fly
M. Planning Fox
Peter J. Fryefield
Norman L. Hull
David T Knight
Louis K. Rosenbloum
Eliot J. Safer
Edward O. Savitz Jr
Larry M. Stewart, PA.
William P White III
Bruce I. Yegelwel
Class of 1975
Class Total: $26,187.50
No. in Class: 363
Participation: 12%
Maureen G. Gragg
William H. McBride Jr
Anne C. Conway*
Trusler Society
Jean A. Bice
James R. Lavigne
A. Guy Neff Jr
Enrichment Society
Barry A. Abbott
Theodore A. Deckert
Christopher A. Detzel
William P Dimitrouleas
Alan M. Gerlach Jr
Richard D. Green
James M. Haygood
Robert A. Heekin
Roger C. Lambert
John E. Lawlor Ill
Jack A. Levine
Robert C. Maland
Rodney S. Margol
Anthony P Marlo Jr
Patrick F Maroney
Steven D. Merryday
Austin F Reed
Ryland T Rigsby
David S. Romanik


M. Stephen Smith III
Rodney W. Smith
James F Stanfield
James B. Tilghman
Ursula M. Ungaro-Benages
Jose F Valdivia Jr
Richard G. Wack
Vicki J. Weinstein
John M. Welch Jr.
Gerald A. Williams
Craig G. Wolfson
Class of 1976
Class Total: $44,920.50
No. in Class: 382
Participation: 12%
Founders Society silver
Kevin A. Malone
Hans G. Tanzler III
Scott L. Whitaker
Peter M. MacNamara
M. Therese Vento
Becky Powhatan Kelley*
Marjorle B. Thomas*
William A. Boyles
Trusler Society
R. Vlnson Barrett*
William H. Ferguson*
Betsy E. Gallagher
James L. George
Daniel B. Harrell
Elizabeth A. Jenkins
Enrichment Society
Michael R. Band
Richard A. Bolton
Ellas N. Chotas
James N. Daniel III
Carolyn A. Elliot
Jack J. Fine
Michael D. Fowler
Jill Haberman Giordano
Laurence C. Hames
J. Larry Hart
Mark F Lewis
James J. Long
Richard L. Martens
Alan K. McCall
Marilyn Wolf Peterson
Nicholas A. Pope
Glenna Joyce Reeves
Charles A. Reinhardt Jr
Tura L. Schnebly
Stephen W. Seemer
Kenneth M. Sigelman
Charles S. Stratton
Class of 1976
Class Total: $44,920.50
No. in Class: 382
Participation: 12%
Enrichment Society
Gregg D. Thomas
John R. Wallace
B. Thomas Whitefield III
Class of 1977
Class Total: $15,280.00
No. in Class: 326
Participation: 10%

LEVIN ADVOCACY CENTER Thanks to support from Levin College of Law alumni and friends, UF Law faculty, staff
and students will soon enjoy a legal advocacy center second to none. The Martin H. Levin Legal Advocacy Center, a
$6 million construction project, will expand legal advocacy education and provide state-of-the-art trial facilities for the
college. Fred Levin, a 1961 alumnus of the UF law school, contributed $2 million for the center as the lead gift to
the University of Florida Levin College of Law. In addition to significant gifts from others, Levin's gift was matched by
the State of Florida Alec P Courtelis Facilities Enhancement Challenge Grant Program to bring the total contribution to
$5.2 million. Other donors included the Baynard Trust, the late Robert Montgomery of Robert M. Montgomery Jr. &
Associates in West Palm Beach, and Robert Kerrigan of Kerrigan, Estess, McLeod & Thompson in Pensacola.

Founders Society gold
Edith E. Holiday
Lauren Y Detzel
John J. Scroggin
Trusler Society
Virginia A. Lipton*
Jesse W. Rigby
Barbara J. Staros*
Enrichment Society
Michael R. Aronson
Joan F Beer
David S. Boyce
David H. Evaul
Richard J. Fildes
Don H. Goode
Freddie L. Goode
Patti W. Halloran
Leslie Hess
Charles J. Kahn Jr.
Roy H. Lasrls
Charles S. Modell
Michael K. Saunders
Lewis E. Shelley
Linda Loomls Shelley
Bert C. Simon
Victor M. Suarez
Alfred J. Ventura
Howard L. Zoller
Class of 1978
Class Total: $51,800.00
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 10%
Cheryl R. Peek
David H. Peek
W. Crit Smith*
Cheryl L. Gordon
Daniel F Molony
Albert A. Sanchez Jr.
Jacqueline Allee Smith
Dale M. Swope

Trusler Society
James E. Eaton Jr
Richard D. Fultz*
Peter J. Gravina
Peter P Murnaghan*
Enrichment Society
Wallace B. Anderson Jr
Peter Baker
E. Sue Bernie
Jeanelle G. Bronson
Theotis Bronson
Kendall Coffey
Jay P Cohen
A. J. Donelson
Charles F Edwards
Myrna A. Hanson
Randy M. Kammer
Mark S. Kessler
Steven C. Lee
Chauncey W. Lever Jr.
Grace Nixon Manne
Frank E. Miller
Francis E. Pierce III
Colleen A. Preston
Sandra G. Smith
Michael H. Streater
Thomas J. Wilkes Jr.
Richard M. Zabak
Class of 1979
Class Total: $54,709.13
No. in Class: 326
Participation: 12%
Founders Society gold
Brian M. O'Connell
Founders Society silver
Ladd H. Fassett
Peter T Kirkwood
Lindy L. Paull
David C. Sasser*
Lawrence E. Sellers Jr*

Trusler Society
John L. Holcomb
Scott Lodin
Enrichment Society
Joni Armstrong Coffey
James P Beadle
Nancy H. Belli
Christopher D. Bernard
Christine K. Bilodeau
Terry A. Brooks
V Robert Denham Jr
Ronald G. Duryea
Robert S. Grlscti
Jack 0. Hackett II
Larry D. Hardaway
Jeanette K. Helfrich
Craig P Hoffman
Stuart N. Hopen
Glenn R. Hosken
Nancy B. Hunt
Donald E. Kelly
Michael J. Korn
Pamela A. Schneider
Richard E. Stadler
Jennifer A. West
Gall I. Winson
Class of 1980
Class Total: $57,091.00
No. in Class: 357
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
Ultima D. Morgan
Founders Society silver
Evan J. Yegelwel
Peter J. Genz*
Leonard H. Johnson
Randolph J. Rush
Mark S. Peters
Trusler Society
Dennis J. Eisinger*

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Enrichment Society
Richard K. Bowers Jr
Penny H. Brill
Jon C. Chassen
Russell W. Divine
Michael D. Eriksen
Mark E. Goldstein
Cynthia A. Hawkins
Jennifer C. Hepler
Philippe C. Jeck
Gregory M. Keyser
Ross T Lessack
Robin Paul Malloy
Chad M. McClenathen
Kathryn L. Mennella
James R. Mitchell
Nell M. O'Toole
Marshall R. Pasternack
Dean R. Plattner
Charles M. Rand
Paul S. Rothstein
Lanny Russell
C. Douglas Wingate
Class of 1981
Class Total: $33,193.50
No. In Class: 380
Participation: 11%
Founders Society silver
Kenneth C. Johnson
Kenneth R. Johnson*
Kimberly L. Johnson*
Michael D. Minton
Gary J. Cohen
Trusler Society
R. Mason Blake
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz*
Susan E. Cook*
Jeffrey D. Feldman*
David H. Vickrey*
Enrichment Society
Luls A. Abreu
Frederick C. Craig Jr
Alan H. Daniels
Joseph H. Davis III
Cherle H. Fine
Stephen E. Fogel
Robert D. Henry
Steven D. Hutton
Nancy H. Jackson
Richard A. Johnston Jr.
Brian B. Joslyn
Marvin A. Kirsner
Cheryl K. Lindgren
Robert R. Lindgren
Barbara B. McGriff
James E. Moye
Kathleen M. O'Connor
C. Rufus Pennington, Ill
Howard M. Rosenblatt
Gary L. Summers
Robert L. Tankel
Wallace C. von Arx III
Carl J. Zahner
Sharon A. V Zahner
Class of 1982
Class Total: $54,375.00
No. in Class: 399
Participation: 11%

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Founders Society gold
John B. Morgan
John N. Giordano
Richard A. Jacobson*
Paul R. Linder
Louis Nostro Jr.
Gary L. Printy*
Oscar A. Sanchez*
Mark Somerstein
Timothy W. Volpe
1909 Society
Margaret Mathews*
Trusler Society
Robert Altman
Jeffery A. Boone*
Kathryn A. Carr
Linda R. Getzen
R. Lawrence Heinkel*
Margaret D. Mathews
Gregory A. Nelson
Enrichment Society
Robert W. Anthony Jr.
Bryan W. Crews
Alys N. Daniels
Alan S. Gassman
Joel B. Giles
Robert F Goodrich
Michael P Haymans
Janis B. Keyser
Frances Spinale King
Susan S. Lerner
James R. Lussler
Marybeth McDonald
David B. Norris
Kevin L. Pearson
Michael A. Piscitelll
Robert V Potter Jr.
Darryl R. Richards
Edward J. Richardson
Shella L. Selg
Schuyler S. Smith
Class of 1983
Class Total: $14,115.00
No. In Class: 338
Participation: 10%
1909 Society
Scott C. Ilgenfritz*
Trusler Society
James A. Gale*
David B. Mishael*
Enrichment Society
Thomas R. Arnold
M. Robert Blanchard
Lavinla D. Dierking
Gregory A. Fox
Linda Suzzanne Griffin
John E. Hale
Cecile B. Hartigan
Scott G. Hawkins*
Dyanne F Henkel
Elizabeth M. Hernandez
Eugenlo Hernandez
Richard H. Hlers
Martin Lance Holden
Edmond D. Johnson
William A. King
Caroline B. Marshall
Laura A. McCall
Terrence P O'Connor
T Clay Phillips

Lorinda S. Schreler
Sidney S. Simmons II
Glenn J. Waldman
William A. Winter
Class of 1984
Class Total: $63,986.00
No. in Class: 324
Participation: 8%
Founders Society gold
Edward Downey
Alan B. Cohn
Bill Bone*
Trusler Society
David J. Akins
Enrichment Society
Nancy E. Bergold
Randal H. Drew, Sr
Stephen M. Durden
Kenneth G. Ferguson III
Christopher C. Hazelip
M. Teresa Heekin-Davlantes
Charles B. Hernicz
Nancy C. Jacobson
Stanley D. Klett Jr.
Cynthia Z. MacKinnon
Elizabeth C. Marshall
Michael L. O'Neill
Brian J. Stack
Kimarle R. Stratos
William A. Troner
David R. Vetter
Andrea E. Zelman
Class of 1985
Class Total: $5,080.00
No. In Class: 364
Participation: 10%
Raul A. Cuervo
Enrichment Society
Bill Berke
Patricia G. Butler
Donald C. iin.I I'
Brenna M. Durden
Steven Ellison
Gregg H. Flerman
Stanley A. Gravenmler
Timothy D. Haines
Linda C. Hankins
Michael G. Kerman
Elizabeth R. Krentzman
John E. Leighton
Robert E. Lewis
Mark K. Lindenberg
Lila I. McHenry
Daniel F Mclntosh
Dennis F Ramsey Jr.
Michael W. Smith
All Steinbach
Class of 1986
Class Total: $25,587.67
No. In Class: 391
Participation: 7%
Mark Citrin
Thomas L. Edwards*
Jeffrey R. Dollinger
Trusler Society
Nancy K. Condron*
Lawrence Keefe*

Juan J. Rodnguez
Douglas A. Wright
Enrichment Society
Robert G. Abood
J. Parker Ailstock
Frank A. Ashton
Frank M. Bedell
Steven R. Browning
Mary C. Crotty
Jeffrey R. Elkin
Belinda W. Engelmann
Paul R. Game
Scott E. Hunt
Lucy W. Kerman
Morris C. Massey
Kevin M. McCarty
Frank A. Pavese Jr.
Barry W. Rigby
Rosalie M. Sanderson
Susan M. Selgle
Thomas F Slater
James A. Taylor III
Class of 1987
Class Total: $9,605.00
No. In Class: 376
Participation: 8%
Mayanne Downs
Juliet M. Roulhac
Trusler Society
Helen W. McAfee
Kathleen M. Paustian
Jo 0. Thacker
Enrichment Society
Mary Jane Angelo
Jane D. Callahan
Nancy E. Dowlng
Harolyn H. Dutt
John H. Dyer Jr.
Karen Caudlll Dyer
Steven S. Eichenblatt
John F Halula
Jeffrey D. Kottkamp
Robin C. Lemonidis
Maureen Monaghan Matheson
Andrew J. Meyers
Dawn M. Meyers
Pamela J. Mills
L. Delane Olson
Lisa M. Porter
William H. Robbinson Jr
Christopher J. Ryan
Alan F Scharf
Sharon T Sperling
Class of 1988
Class Total: $8,712.81
No. In Class: 365
Participation: 5%
Barry B. Ansbacher
Trusler Society
Beth B. Mills*
Katherine G. Upchurch
Enrichment Society
Bruce R. Anderson Jr
Jonathan S. Coleman
Kraig A. Conn
Robin K. Davis
Jacqueline Fountas
Nancy Pond Halula
Pierre J. Seacord
Michael D. Simon


Douglas A. Smith
H. Bradley Staggs
Gerard F. Wehle Jr.
Class of 1989
Class Total: $5,646.00
No. in Class: 355
Participation: 7%
John T Rogerson III
Trusler Society
Michael Ferguson*
Enrichment Society
Judith E. Beasley
William B. Brockman
Julianna K. Burke
Marc D. Chapman
Martin F. Cunniff
Donald A. Dvornik
Craig Robert Hersch
Steven E. Miller
Eric T Olsen Jr.
Gail M. Otero
Stephen G. Stanton
Howard A. Swett

I ( As a member of the UF Law Alumni Council, I have the
privilege of speaking to students and alumni about the
importance of giving back to the law school. I recognize
that because of the support of many Gators who came
before me, I received a first-rate legal education. It is the
responsibility of each student and alumnus to give back
to the school ensuring that future students continue to
build on its distinguished tradition. 9

Class of 1990
Class Total: $7990.00
No. in Class: 378
Participation: 5%
Yolanda C. Jackson
Jack A. Weiss

Trusler Society
David L. Bilsker
Glenn L. Cnser
Julie A. Moxley
Enrichment Society
Joseph L. Amos Jr.
Casey M. Cavanaugh
Tracy D. Chapman
M. Chris Edwards
Suzanne M. Judas
Bernardo Lopez
John D. Malkowski
W. Wesley Marston
Edward M. Mullins Jr
Kenneth C. Pope
William H. Rogner

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Class of 1991
Class Total: $7,955.00
No. in Class: 379
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
Phillip J. Mays*
Enrichment Society
Michelle Anchors
Christopher W. Boyett
David A. Brennen
Valerle A. Conzo
Pamela J. Crone
John R. Dierking
John M. Gillies
Jon A. Morris
Rima Y Mullins
Sylvia A. Norris
Dale L. Parker
Kelly B. Prltchard
Robert H. Prltchard
Kimberly B. Rezanka
Robin L. Rosenberg
Richard G. Salazar
Edwin A. Scales III
Mark N. Tipton
Tracy P Williamson
Class of 1992
Class Total: $6,288.00
No. in Class: 365
Participation: 8%
Trusler Society
Barbara A. Puestow
Enrichment Society
Jena R. Atlass
Oliver D. Barksdale
Christine N. Bird
Thomas E. Bishop
Elizabeth A. Carrie
Lisa A. Esposito
Nancy S. Freeman
Marcelo R. Gomez
Courtney K. Grimm
Jane A. Houk
Eric S. Kolar
John B. T Murray Jr
Frederick D. Page
John M. Porter
John W. Randolph Jr
John A. Sapora
Diane A. Tomlinson
Douglas W. Tuttle
Susan M. Zahniser
Andrew D. Zaron
Class of 1993
Class Total: $21,598.50
No. in Class: 405
Participation: 6%
Mark 0. Bagnall
Frank S. Goldstein
K. Judith Lane*
Trusler Society
Nancy T Baldwin*
Donna L. Longhouse
Enrichment Society
Yahn W. Bernier

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Robert J. Corcoran Jr.
Edward Diaz
Sherrie B. Galambos
Bruce M. Harris*
Heather Parkinson
Caran L. Rothchild
Phillip S. Smith
Robert G. Thornhill III
Julie S. Todman
Thomas P Wert
Rhys L. Williams
Steven J. Zimath
Class of 1994
Class Total: $10,067.00
No. in Class: 381
Participation: 8%
Matthew N. Posgay
Trusler Society
Tony M. Fineman
Thomas M. McAleavey
Sharon H. Proctor
Marc A. Wites
Enrichment Society
Evan R. Batoff
Kimberly B. Blanchard
Joseph V Camerlengo
Duane A. Daiker
Dana A. Friedlander
Kenneth P Hazourl
Megan A. Kelly
Martin E. Leach
Jacquelyn R Lumpkin Wooden
Paul B. McCawley
Mark R. Mohler
Thomas M. Parker
P Krlsten Pressly
Barbara L. Richard
Carol B. Shannin
Nicholas A. Shannin
Manisha Singh
Lorl A. Sochin
Cathleen A. Talbot
Laura J. Varela
Class of 1995
Class Total: $6,440.75
No. in Class: 380
Participation: 6%
Timothy M. Cerlo*
Trusler Society
Kimberly R. Keravourl
Matthew L. Rosin
Enrichment Society
Scott E. Atwood
Caryn L. Bellus
Misty M. Chaves-Taylor
Christopher G. Commander
Willem A. Daman
Stephen J. Delaney
Jennifer I. Minsky
Lew I. Minsky
Thomas G. Norsworthy
William C. Rencher
Christine R. Sensenig
Lynette Silon-Laguna
Lori W. Smith
Jeffrey M. Taylor
Lisa S. Taylor
Thomas A. Zehnder

Class of 1996
Class Total: $4,790.00
No. in Class: 373
Participation: 5%
Trusler Society
Daniel W. Uhlfelder
Enrichment Society
Patricia D. Barksdale
Andrew J. Bohlmann
Greg Brown
Brian J. Gavsle
Shaw Q. Goodrich
James F Johnston
Jennifer A. Orlando
John D. Ruffier
Carl C. Schreck
Wendy V Schreck
Jeremy M. Sensenig
Henry T Sorensen II
David Tetrick Jr
Dabney D. Ware
Class of 1997
Class Total: $7,360.00
No. in Class: 374
Participation: 5%
Rahul Patel*
Maria C. Carantzas
Enrichment Society
F. Eugene Atwood
John M. Belcastro
Brian D. Burgoon
Richard R. Chaves
David M. Delaney
Rosanna M. Flury
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Sigrld S. McCawley
Kurt A. Raulin
Bonita J. Young
Class of 1998
Class Total: $6,040.00
No. in Class: 388
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
Jeffrey C. Andersen
Enrichment Society
Linda A. Alley
Mrs. Brannon B. Belcastro
Rebecca L. Brock
Michael C. Caborn

Dennis G. Corrlck
Michael S. Dorris
Francis B. Gibbs
Natalie A. Goodwin
Ellen C. Ham
Jeffrey M. Hazen
Ivan A. Morales
Ingrld H. Ponce
Scott D. Ponce
Taylor K. Rose
Jodle L. Spencer
Brian K. Szilvasy
Gregory S. Weiss
Class of 1999
Class Total: $7,540.00
No. in Class: 388
Participation: 7%

Jeffrey P Brock*
Trusler Society
Andrew M. Fussner
Enrichment Society
David L. Dixon
Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.
Jonathan A. Feldman
Brian J. Fender
Gregory C. Harrell
Maureen M. Hazen
Cynthia J. Lee
Christina V. Lockwood
Samuel A. Maroon
Sarah G. Maroon
Katherine Martin
Joy Sabino Mullane
Ginny R. Neal
J. Grier Pressly III
Jodl H. Ramanelli
Renee E. Thompson
Thomas P Thompson III
Brian P Trauman
Ormend G. Yellding
Class of 2000
Class Total: $4,362.50
No. in Class: 393
Participation: 7%
Trusler Society
Mindy C. Nowakowski
Enrichment Society
Adam L. Alpert
Paul B. Bernstein
Brandon C. Blederman
David M. Cayce
Sandra G. Cayce
Mark H. Dahlmeler
Steven E. Earle
Franklin D. Fields Jr.
Beth Ann Gause
Paul A. Greenspan
Eric J. Hall
Russell Koonin
lan R. Leavengood
Marshall E. Rosenbach
Derek A. Schroth
Paul V. Scott
Laurle E. Stern
Sara A. Tolliver
Class of 2001
Class Total: $2,920.00
No. in Class: 384
Participation: 4%
Trusler Society
James N. Knight
Enrichment Society
Ben Alexander
Rocky M. Cabagnot
T Spencer Crowley III
Bradley R. Gould
Kelth E. Myers
Christopher M. Sacco
Erica S. Shultz Zaron
Frederick W. Silverman
Class of 2002
Class Total: $9,597.00
No. in Class: 402
Participation: 7%
Erick S. Magno


Enrichment Society
Sara S. Becker
John D. Campo
Nancy E. Cason
Srnivas R. Dantulur
C. LeAnn Davis
James E. Frye Jr.
Evan S. Glasser
Melody A. Hadley
Brian H. Koch
Jennifer L. Kypreos
Theodore S. Kypreos
Jamell C. McWhorter
Elaine I. Parris
Matthew D. Patterson
James N. Robinson II
David C. Scileppi
Julian M. Smothers
Maura Q. Spingola
Fradyn Suarez
Allen C. Winsor

* It is the duty of each generation to provide for the educa-

tion of future generations. In my student days at UF, I was

fortunate to have been the beneficiary of this philosophy,

and now I am honored to be the benefactor. It is exciting to

think that some bright, ambitious students will have assis-

tance in their quest for a legal education at the University

of Florida. It is a privilege and a joy to help these students.

Class of 2003
Class Total: $7,980.00
No. in Class: 431
Participation: 12%
Trusler Society
Sarah Cortvrlend
Enrichment Society
Mark A. Addington
Joshua L. Becker
Jessica M. Callow
Ryan S. Cobbs
Juan M. Diaz
Miriam C. Dillard
Linda C. Dolan
Megan J. Ellis
Melissa Fernandez
Lauren C. Heatwole
Todd E. Herberghs
David L. Hirschberg
Kevin E. Jakab
Nicole C. Kibert
Elenore C. Klingler
Robert D. Klingler
Robyn L. Mandel
Susan L. Mikolaltis
Shelly E. Nixon
B. Dann Patton
Anne E. Raduns-Owen
Kevin E. Regan
Sarah E. Rumpf
Dexter A. Smith
Leslie E. Stiers
Scott A. Underwood
Wade C. Vose
J. Phillip Warren

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Class of 2004
Class Total: $9,660.50
No. in Class: 399
Participation: 15%
Enrichment Society
Joni L. Batle-McGrew
Matthew C. Brewer
K. Clayton Bricklemyer
Joshua R. Brown
David D. Burns
Derek S. Cooper
Elizabeth M. Crowder
Lauren E. Cury
Nelson D. Diaz 1
Joel R. Feldman
Micah G. Fogarty
Christopher M. Garrett
Allison M. Gluvna
Jason Gordon
Whitney C. Harper
Gregg E. Hutt
Daniel C. Irck
Sheena T Irick
Adria M. Jensen
Marie E. Kjeer
Michael J. Linn
Lone A. Mason
Tiffani F Miller
Amber N. Patterson
Palge E. Provenzano
Allison L. Ringler
Michael J. Schefer
Anna C. Shea
Rebecca Shwayn
Stacy F Spelller
Loretta J. Thompson
Clinton G. Wallace
Jake R. Williams
Elizabeth A. Wulff
Laura M. Young
Matthew Z. Zimmerman
Class of 2005
Class Total: $19,495.00
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 18%
Brian T Degnan*
Cory L. Andrews
Trusler Society
Alan T Hawkins
Enrichment Society
Ronald J. Antonin
Scott R. Bauries
Jill F. Bechtold
Angela F Benjamin
David L. Benjamin
Todd C. Brster
Tobi B. Butensky
Robert A. Caplen
Christopher L. Carmody Jr
Christopher M. Chestnut
Deborah E. Cupples
Kimberly A. Davis
Andrew T Dixon
Tamml J. Driver
Robert A. Dykan
Douglas C. Edenfield
Gregory L. Edwards
Meredith C. Fields
Daniel R. Fogarty
Michael K. Freedman

N. West Gregory
A. Felipe Guerrero
Carolyn M. Kershner
Ryan A. Lopez
Meredith D. Lukoff
Marisa L. McDonald
Michael J. McDonald
Meredith M. Metzler
Robyn E. Moore
Charles R. Morgan
Jennifer L. Ojeda

Lisa Easier
Anthony P Felice
Eduardo J. Fernandez
Oshla S. Gainer
Ashley N. Girolamo
Daniel J. Glassman
Lacey D. Hofmeyer
Ivan D. Ivanov
Kevin M. Jinks
Stephen E. Kelly
Carla V. Knight

S( All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle

and plant a flower wherever the flower

would grow in thought and mind.

Abraham Lincoln

Orlando P Ojeda Jr
Toby V Olvera
Taylor C. Pancake
Lindsay M. Patrick
Enrichment Society
Adina L. Pollan
Laura M. Reich
William P Reich
Robert G. Reid
Michael A. Sayre
Adam M. Shonson
Elizabeth A. Shonson
Daniel E. Smith II
Seth P Traub
Janelle A. Weber
Thomas G. Wilson III
Melinda F Wimblsh
Matthew L. Wolfe
Sarah E. Zuckerman
Class of 2006
Class Total: $15,341.83
No. in Class: 408
Participation: 20%
Thomas C. Allison Trusler Society
Meaghan C. Gragg Enrichment Society
Jolyon D. Acosta
Steffan K. Alexander
Drew M. Altman
Dane A. Baltich
Brad F Barrios
Amy N. Bokor
Brian K. Bokor
Eve A. Bouchard
Tern M. Bowles
Stacl N. Braswell
AnneMarle H. Bui
Emily R. Cacioppo
Lauren F Carmody
Courtney Bradley Casp
Kaltlin Coffinbarger
Joshua D. Curry
Sara C. Dana
Mrs. Cary B. Davis
Kelly L. Davis
Derek J. Dillberan
Charles T Douglas Jr.
Michelle T Drab
David D. Duncan
Dayna G. Duncan

Sarah J. Knight
Serena B. Lee
Gregory M. Lefkowitz
Alissa K. Lugo
Natalia Medina
Howell W. Melton III
Drew T Melville
Andrew A. Morey
Shalonda T Neal
Elizabeth S. Paulk
Brian A. Schneider
John H. Selbert
Barbara L. Serokee
Kevin M. Shuler
Cynthia L. Singerman
Nathan A. Skop
Sarah A. Slaughter
William R. Snyder Jr.
Gina D. Stein
Lynsey A. Templeton
Schnelle K. Tonge
Tara V Trevorrow
Jeffrey T Trolano
Lauren L. Valiente
Christine L. Welngart
Kurt M. Zaner
Diane J. Zelmer
Class of 2007
Class Total: $4,980.00
No. in Class: 445
Participation: 4%
Trusler Society
Krlsteen R. Witt
Enrichment Society
Krlstina L. Arnsdorff
Ryan E. Baya
Cecilia M. Bidwell
Andrew R. Cheslock
Jennifer M. Faggion
Elizabeth B. Frock
Nicolas Hamann
Alexandra N. Lehson
John C. Oliver
John H. Rains IV
Garland L. Reid
Joshua H. Roberts
Corinne R. Simon
Dustin P Stevens
Rachel B. Wagner
Steven J. Wernick

Class of 1975
Class Total: $5,025.00
No. in Class: 39
Participation: 15%
K. Lawrence Gragg
Robert E. Glennon Jr*
Enrichment Society
Harry S. Colburn Jr
David M. Hudson
William V. Linne
Charles E. Roberts
Class of 1976
Class Total: $2,205.00
No. in Class: 42
Participation: 14%
Trusler Society
James B. O'Neal
Enrichment Society
Jack A. Levine
Robert A. Pierce
Ronald L. Rowland
Class of 1977
Class Total: $20,057.24
No. in Class: 39
Participation: 18%
Founders Society silver
Hans G. Tanzler Ill
Peter M. MacNamara
Philip B. Barr Jr
Nathanlel L. Doliner
Enrichment Society
Michael D. Fowler
James A. Watson
Class of 1978
Class Total: $4,100.00
No. in Class: 68
Participation: 12%
William A. Boyles
Paul D. Fitzpatrick
Enrichment Society
David H. Evaul
Don H. Goode
Richard D. Green
Bradley C. Grossenburg
Ronald L. Siegel
Howard L. Zoller
Class of 1979
Class Total: $17,350.00
No. in Class: 47
Participation: 19%

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David H. Peek
John J. Scroggin
Cheryl L. Gordon
Enrichment Society
Laurence C. Hames
C. GrayJohnsey
Kimon R Karas
Steven C. Lee
William J. Lindsay Jr
Class of 1980
Class Total: $33,756.25
No. in Class: 47
Participation: 21%
Founders Society -gold
Brian M. O'Connell
Peter T Kirkwood
Lindy L. Paull
Enrichment Society
Alfred M. Falk
Gerald R. Kleedehn
Patrick M. McCann
Charles I. Nash
Robert C. Rogers Jr
Class of 1981
Class Total: $7,459.00
No. in Class: 67
Participation: 15%
Randolph J. Rush
Enrichment Society
David E. Bowers
Jennifer C. Hepler
Craig P Hoffman
William R. Lane Jr
Daniel C. Re
Anton H. Zidansek
Class of 1982
Class Total: $5,315.00
No. in Class: 61
Participation: 11%
Michael D. Minton
Gary J. Cohen
Trusler Society
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz*
Enrichment Society
Steven R. Cole
Stephen B. Hatcher
Marvin A. Kirsner
I. Paul Mandelkern
Class of 1983
Class Total: $14,970.00
No. in Class: 60
Participation: 25%
John N. Giordano
Trusler Society
Ellen R. Gershow
R. Lawrence Heinkel*
Gregory F Wilder*
Enrichment Society
Wayne R Bryan

Stephen L. Cordell
Alan H. Daniels
Alan S. Gassman
Michael A. Levey
Robert L. Miller
James P Stevens
James B. Wiley
Class of 1984
Class Total: $1,185.00
No. In Class: 73
Participation: 7%
Enrichment Society
John A. Bobango
Linda Suzzanne Griffin
Rick H. McClure
Sharon A. V Zahner
Class of 1985
Class Total: $6,325.00
No. In Class: 74
Participation: 9%
Alan B. Cohn
Enrichment Society
Christopher A. Detzel
John A. Garner
Stephen R. Looney
Class of 1986
Class Total: $1,515.00
No. In Class: 49
Participation: 8%
Trusler Society
J. Carter Perkins, Sr.
Enrichment Society
David K. Cahoone
David P Webb
Class of 1987
Class Total: $7,005.00
No. In Class: 62
Participation: 16%
Louis Nostro Jr
Trusler Society
Douglas A. Wright
Enrichment Society
Shawn M. Flanagan
James W. Goodwin II
Scott E. Hunt
Lisa S. Odom
Mark A. Prater
Class of 1988
Class Total: $750.00
No. In Class: 43
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Jane D. Callahan
Dirk A. Williams
Class of 1989
Class Total: $1,350.00
No. In Class: 63
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
Allen Buckley
Vitauts M. Gulbis
Thomas P Hutton
John E. Lawlor Ill
Michael R. Nelson

Class of 1990
Class Total: $4,150.00
No. in Class: 53
Participation: 6%
A. Brian Phillips*
Enrichment Society
Don E. Goebel
Class of 1991
Class Total: $850.00
No. In Class: 63
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
Michael G. Little
Charles Pillitter
Douglas L. Salzer
Daniel H. Waters Jr.
Class of 1992
Class Total: $1,450.00
No. In Class: 60
Participation: 5%
Jack A. Weiss
Enrichment Society
W. Wesley Marston
Class of 1993
Class Total: $2,190.00
No. In Class: 57
Participation: 11%
Trusler Society
Rosanne M. Duane,
Enrichment Society
Elizabeth A. Carrie
Jane A. Houk
John F Jewell
Douglas A. Smith
William P Zox
Class of 1994
Class Total: $1,550.00
No. In Class: 63
Participation: 8%
Trusler Society
Donna L. Longhouse
Enrichment Society
David A. Brennen
Gary W. Huston
Class of 1995
Class Total: $550.00
No. In Class: 74
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
Evan R. Batoff
Nancy J. Gibbs
Maurice D. Holloway
Lawrence Y Leonard
Frank M. Talbot II
Class of 1996
Class Total: $700.00
No. In Class: 74
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Hunter J. Brownlee
Jennifer I. Minsky
Matthew R. O'Kane
Peter A. Rivellini

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In Memory of Catherine Barclift
Debra Barclift

In Memory of IDL Joseph R. Julin
Prof. & Mrs. Jerold H. Israel

In Memory of Lewis Ansbacher
Mr & Mrs. Barry B. Ansbacher

In Memory of Walter S. McLin I I I
Block Land & Finance Company
Darby, Peele, Bowdoin & Payne

In Memory of Robert G. Summer
Mandell & Joyce Glicksberg

In Memory of Sidney Aronovitz
Flinore Aronovitz

In Memory of the
Honorable George L. Proctor
Akerman Senterfitt
Robert & Rebecca Altman
Gail S. Baker
Janice M. Baker
Janet F. Barber
Berman PLC
Fdrie T Brown
Jason B. Burnett
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law
Cooper, Ridge & Lantinberg
Robert J. Corcoran Tr
The Decker Law Firm
Dennis Levine & Associates
Jerry A. Funk
Leonard H. &Jean B. Gilbert
Keving Gunning & Sharon T Sperling
Karen S. Jennemann
Jones & McCorkle
Jeffry R. & Sharyn Jontz
Kosto & Rotella, PA.
Lafleur & Associates IFILC
Latham, Shuker Fden & Beaudine
Kristyn B. Feedekerken
Carrie B. Lesser
Thomas & Mary Lobel lo I I I
Marks Gray
Douglas N. Menchise
Mark S. Mitchell
Adina F. Pollan
Alan F. & Susan F. Proctor
Daniel P Rock
John T & Leah A. Rogerson I I I
Lansing J. & Joanne Roy
Jennifer B. Salpeter & J. H. Williams
Michael T & Remedios Shadburn
Susan H. Sharp
Smith, Hulsey & Busey
Schuyler S. & Carrie Smith
Jodie F. Spencer
Judith W. Stone
Stutsman Thames & Markey
Wilcox Firm
J. Herbert Williams
Michael G. Williamson

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Class Total:
No. in Class:
Enrichment Society
Teresa J. Lynch
Kelth M. Olivia
Class of 1998
Class Total:
No. in Class:

Andrew K. Strimaitis
Enrichment Society
Matthew J. Ahearn
Mark R. Mohler
Class of 1999
Class Total:
No. in Class:
Enrichment Society
William J. Liss
Rahul P Ranadive
Class of 2000
Class Total:
No. in Class:
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Enrichment Society
Christopher R. D'Amico
Christina V Lockwood
Clancy V Mendoza
Class of 2001
Class Total:
No. in Class:
Enrichment Society
Alton D. Bain

Kathleen M. McRoberts
$255.00 Robert H. Prltchard
53 Robert T Smith
8% Sara A. Tolliver
M. Bernadette Welch
Class of 2002
Class Total: $625.00
No. in Class: 63
$1,610.00 Participation: 6%
69 Enrichment Society
4% Jullus B. Remmen
Kerry A. Ryan
Joseph W. Zitzka Jr
Class of 2003
Class Total: $6,175.00
No. in Class: 80
Participation: 8%
$300.00 Barristers
45 Erick S. Magno
4% Enrichment Society
Srinivas R. Dantulur
Terrence T Darotis
Joy Sabino Mullane
Class of 2004
Class Total: $10,900.00
No. in Class: 79
64 Participation: 6%
J. Stephen Pullum
Enrichment Society
Nathan R. Adams
Alexander D. DeVitis
Ashley D. Money
Matthew R. Ringler
$1,085.00 Class of 2005
64 Class Total: $785.00
13% No. in Class: 77
Participation: 6%

Enrichment Society
W. Michael Black
Thomas B. Christenson II
Allison L. Ringler
Class of 2006
Class Total: $1,155.00
No. in Class: 64
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
Mrs. Micah G. Fogarty
Phyllis C. Smith
Timothy L. Smith
Class of 2007
Class Total: $3,125.00
No. in Class: 78
Participation: 8%
Trusler Society
Sarah J. Spear
Enrichment Society
Jolyon D. Acosta
Jeffrey T Troiano
Christine L. Welngart
Richard I. Withers

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Faculty Scholarship & Activities

Mary Adkins
Legal Skills Professor
m Published "Seven Qualities for
Beginning Appellate Attorneys," 16
The Record (2008) (thejournal of the
Appellate Practice Section, Florida
m Received scholarship grant from
the Association of Legal Writing
Directors to support development of an
article on the effect of trial courtroom
technology on appellate practice and
standard of review (2008)

Mary Jane Angelo
Associate Professor
* Published "Harnessing the Power of
Science in Environmental Law: Why
We Should, Why We Don't, and How
We Can," 86 Texas Law Review 1527
* Published "Where Did Our Water
Go? Give the Law a Chance" (op-ed,
with Richard Hamann and Christine
Klein), Orlando Sentinel (Sept. 23,
2008) and Ocala Star-Banner (Sept.
28, 2008)
m Published "Reforming the Florida
Water Resources Act of 1972: Beyond
the First 35 Years" (monograph,
with Richard Hamann and Christine
Klein), in connection with the Century
Commission for a Sustainable Florida,
2008 Water Congress, Orlando (2008)
* Presented "When the Rivers Run
Dry: Water Challenges in Florida" (with
Richard Hamann and Christine Klein),
Common Reading Program, University
of Florida (October 2008)
* Presented "Stumbling Toward
Success: A Story of Adaptive Law and
Ecological Resilience," Symposium on
Environmental Resilience and the Law,
University of Nebraska College of Law
(September 2008)
* Presented "The Killing Fields:
Reducing the Casualties in the Battle
Between U.S. Endangered Species and
Pesticide Law," Vermont Law School
(July 2008)
m Presented "Agricultural Impacts and
the Management of Water Resources:
A Case Study of Lake Apopka,
Florida," Annual Conference on Legal
and Policy Issues in the Americas, Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil (May 2008)

Miami Herald, June 3, 2008

Quoted in an article discussing The Miami-Dade Public
Defender's Office plans to begin turning away thousands of cases
in the coming weeks, arguing it is so short-staffed and under
funded that attorneys can't effectively cover their assigned cases.
Legal experts disagreed on whether public defenders can refuse
cases simply because they are overworked. Dekle said, "The first
showdown you're looking at is between the public defenders and
thejudge and how quick they can get out ofjail after thejudge
puts them injail for not accepting cases. Refusing to accept
appointments in that situation is basically refusing to perform his
constitutional duty."
-George R. "Bob" Dekle, Legal Skills Professor

Fletcher N. Baldwin
Chesterfield Smith Professor Emeritus
* Received an Emerald Literati
Network 2008 Award for Excellence
for publishing the "Outstanding
Paper" of 2007, "The Rule of Law:
An Essential Component of the
Financial War Against Organized
Crime and Terrorism in the Americas"
(with Theresa A. DiPerna), 14 J. of
Financial Crime 405 (2007)

Jonathan R. Cohen
Professor; Associate Director Institute
for Dispute Resolution
* Presented "Coping with Lasting
Social Injustice," Justice and Policing
in Diverse Societies, sponsored by the
John Jay College of Criminal Studies
and several other universities, Puerto
Rico (2008)
* Presented "The Benefits and
Limitations of Apology" to a state-
wide web seminar for Floridajudges
and mediators addressing workers'
compensation claims within the Office of
Judges of Compensation Claims (2008)

Stuart R. Cohn
John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg
Professor; Associate Dean for
International Studies
m Published "Freeze-Outs and
Squeeze-Outs in American and Polish
Law: Comparison, Contrasts and
Reform Recommendation," 8 Warsaw
University Law Review 38 (2008)

Elizabeth Dale
Affiliate Professor of Law; Associate
Professor of Constitutional and Legal
History, Dept. of History
* Published "People v. Coughlin and
Criticism of the Criminal Jury in Late
Nineteenth-Century Chicago," 28
N. Illinois U. L. Rev 503 (2008)
* Published "Death or Transformation?
Educational Autonomy in the Roberts
Court," 43 Tulsa L. Rev. 725 (2008)
* Published "People v. Coughlin and
the Criminal Jury in Late Nineteenth-
Century Chicago," 28 Northern Illinois
Univ L. Rev. 503 (2008)
* Participated in panel discussion,
"Religion Clauses of the First
Amendment and Mark deWolfe Howe's
The Garden and the Wilderness,
American Academy of Religion
National Conference (November 2008)

Jeff Davis
Gerald A. Sohn Term Professor
* Presented "Ethical Challenges in the
Practice of Bankruptcy Law," Annual
Seminar, Central Florida Bankruptcy
Law Association (September 2008)

Patricia E. Dilley
* Won one of 12 Rockefeller
Foundation Innovation Awards
($30,000) to Strengthen Social
Security for Vulnerable Groups for her
proposal, "Restoring Old Age Income

FALL 2008

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Security for Low Wage Workers." She
accepted the award at a luncheon in
New York, and a synthesis of the final
papers will be made available to policy
makers, congressional staff, executive
branch transition teams, and other
stakeholder communities (2008)

Nancy E. Dowd
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law;
Co-director, Center on Children
and Families
m Participated in panel discussion,
"Masculinities Theory and Legal
Interpretation," Southeastern Association
of Law Schools Meeting (July 2008)
* Moderated two panel sessions,
International Society of Family Law,
13th World Conference, Vienna,
Austria (September 2008)

Mark Fenster
UF Research Foundation Professor
* Published Conspiracy Theories:
Secrecy and Power in American
Culture (rev. 2nd ed., University of
Minnesota 2008)
m Presented "After Lingle," 7 7h Annual
Georgetown Environmental Law &
Policy Institute Litigating Takings
Conference, Stanford Law School
(November 2008)
* Presented "Democratic Property
Ownership and the Commodification
of Community," Property Works in
Progress Conference, University of
Colorado Law School (June 2008)
* Presented "The Dilemmas of Local
Transparency," Annual Meeting, Law
& Society Association, Montreal (May

Joan D. Flocks
Director, Social Policy Division, Center
for Governmental Responsibility
* Testified on "Agricultural Exposures:
Pesticide Policy and Farmworkers"
before the President's Cancer Panel
(created in 1971 to annually advise
the president on cancer policy),
Indianapolis, Ind. (October 2008)
m Presented "From the Public's
Perspective: Land Use and Socio-
Environmental Justice in Florida,"
University of Florida / University of
Costa Rica Conference, San Jose,
Costa Rica (June 2008)
m Presented "The Political Economy
of Pesticides," Annual Conference
on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May

Book round-up: Jon Mills
Privacy: The Lost Right

Technology has intruded into every aspect of modern life,
from how people die to how they conduct their public and
private business. Although the benefits of technology are
obvious, the risks can be huge.
That's because every cell phone call, credit card transaction,
discount card purchase, Internet site visited, or e-mail sent
or received is fair game for information poachers to
filch at will and without your knowledge. So states
a new book released this month, Privacy. The
Lost Right (Oxford University Press), authored by
Jon Mills, a University of Florida Levin College
of Law professor, dean emeritus, and founder
of the university's Center for Governmental
"Technology has moved too fast for the
law, which is not totally surprising," said
Mills. "The combination of the Internet and
Sa broad range of scientific advances, like
genetic testing, has created information
and societal changes with which the law
l Ir as not been able to keep pace."
Privacy. The Lost Right draws on Mills'
: :lemic, courtroom and legislative experiences
,in:l -plores examples of privacy intrusions enabled
1 :,. re:1 i ,ology ranging from disclosure of private
V : 'ii- idleo rentals, Internet purchasing habits,
I:.p :i'. that tracks personal online viewing habits,
.:I.:. e-rimental and corporate intrusions, and
: :: l::ious or defamatory Web postings made by

anonymous bloggers. He outlines the legal protections people
have or don't have to prevent these intrusions, and offers
options to bolster legal protections of privacy.
Mills also relates his personal experiences as an attorney
who has made successful arguments in several, high-profile
court cases that have defined the First Amendment boundaries
of the press' right to know and an individual's right to privacy.
These included blocking the release of grisly autopsy photos
of six young people murdered by serial killer Danny Rolling,
preventing the posting of Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s autopsy photos
to the Internet, and closing the homicide investigation file
containing detailed personal information on murdered fashion
mogul Gianni Versace.
These cases were sensationalized in the media and riveted
public attention, but the privacy invasions of the information age
that don't garner any attention can do equal harm, said Mills.
"People are unaware of how many intrusions they face
during everyday life because it is not in any intruders' interest to
put the public on notice, and when they do it's usually only in
the fine print," said Mills. "We don't know when somebody has
gathered and sold our private information, we don't know that
somebody looked at our medical records and that it affected the
way we were treated in ajob search."
Mills said it is not just government or the press or the
anonymous bloggers or the data brokers that have the ability
to violate our privacy rights, it's all of the above together.
Although Americans enjoy the conveniences of the Internet,
camera phones and online commerce, Mills contends few of us
surrendered all privacy for convenience at least not knowingly.
"Americans cherish their privacy and the legal tools that
protect it. At no time in our history have the challenges to
personal privacy been so great," said Janet Reno, former U.S.
attorney general. "Jon Mills is uniquely qualified through legal,
political and academic experience to address these challenges."



Alyson Flournoy
UF Research Foundation Professor;
Alumni Research Scholar; Director,
Environmental and Land Use Law
* Published "Harnessing the Power
of Information to Protect Our Public
Natural Resource Legacy" (with Heather
Halter and Christina Storz), 86 Tex L.
Rev1575 (2008)
* Published "Supply, Demand,
and Consequences: The Impact
of Information Flow on Individual
Permitting Decisions under Section 404
of the Clean Water Act," 83 Indiana L.
J. 537 (2008)
m Presented "Protecting a Natural
Resource Legacy While Promoting
Resilience: Can It Be Done?" University
of Nebraska School of Law (September

Michael K. Friel
Professor Associate Dean and Director,
Graduate Tax Program
* Published Taxation of Individual
Income (with Martin Burke) (LexisNexis,
8th ed., 2007 & 2008 Supp.)
m Published Understanding Federal
Income Taxation (with Martin Burke)
(3rd ed., 2008)
m Published Treatise, Modern Estate
Planning (with Martin Burke and Elaine
Gagliardi) (2nd ed., 2004-2008)

Michael W. Gordon
John H and Mary Lou Dasburg
* Published International Civil Dispute
Resolution (with Baldwin, Brand and
Epstein) (West. 2nd ed. 2008)
* Elected as a Fellow in the American
Bar Foundation
* Provided expert testimony on foreign
law in a trial in the Supreme Court of
Bermuda (July 2008)

Richard Hamann
Associate In Law
m Published "Where Did Our Water Go?
Give the Law a Chance" (op-ed, with
Mary Jane Angelo and Christine Klein),
Orlando Sentinel (Sept. 23, 2008)
and Ocala Star-Banner (Sept. 28,
* Published "Reforming the Florida
Water Resources Act of 1972: Beyond
the First 35 Years" (monograph,
with Mary Jane Angelo and Christine
Klein), in connection with the Century
Commission for a Sustainable Florida,

USA Today, July 3, 2008

Quoted in a front-page story in the USA Today. "In This War,
Troops Get a Rousing Welcome Home," Mazur commented on the
relationship between increasingly elaborate celebrations for returning
troops and the absence of a military draft: "What motivates these
ostentatious displays is the unspoken, almost unconscious guilt over
the way military service works now. A narrow slice of Americans
serve again and again. It's as if we're saying, 'We will engage in
these very public displays of worship, provided you don't ask us to
serve. "

-Diane Mazur, Professor of Law

2008 Water Congress, Orlando, Fla.
(September 2008)
* Served as an invited delegate at the
Century Commission for a Sustainable
Florida, 2008 Water Congress, Orlando,
Fla. (Sept. 25-26)
* Presented "When the Rivers Run Dry:
Water Challenges in Florida" (Mary Jane
Angelo and Christine Klein), Common
Reading Program, University of Florida
(October 2008)

Jeffrey L. Harrison
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Published "Wojciech J. Kocot,
Comparing Promises: A US and Polish
Perspective," 8 Warsaw University Law
Review 72 (2008)

Edward Hart
Head of Technical Services, Legal
Information Center
* Published "Hutchinson v. Valdosta:
A Supreme Court Battle Over Water
Closets," 16 Southern J. of Legal
History (2008)
* Presented "Technical Services and the
Three R's: Reinventing, Restructuring,
and Renewing" (panelist), Technical
Services Special Interest Section,
American Association of Law Libraries,
Portland, Ore. (July 2008)
m Presented "Law Librarianship,"
Valdosta State University Masters
in Library and Information Science
Program (September 2008)

Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol
Levin Mabie and Levin Professor;
Associate Director, Center on Children
and Families
* Published "Sex and Globalization,"
11 Harv Latino L. R. 173 (2008)

m Presented "Sanctions and Human
Rights," Conference on the Cuban
Embargo and Human Rights, St.
Thomas University School of Law,
Miami, Fla. (October 2008)
m Participated in the roundtable,
"Gender, Cultural Identity, and
International Law," 13th Annual LatCrit
Conference: Critical Interrogation of
Electoral Systems and the Exercise of
the Franchise, Seattle University School
of Law (October 2008)
* Invited to serve as an advisory
committee member for the SSRN
journal Discrimination, Law& Justice

Thomas R. Hurst
Sam T Dell Research Scholar and
Professor of Law
* Presented "The Role of Credit Rating
Agencies in the Current Financial
Crisis," Cambridge Symposium on
Economic Crime (September 2008)

Jerold H. Israel
Professor Emeritus
* Published Modern Criminal
Procedure (with Kamisar et al.)
(Thomson/West,12th ed. 2008)
* Published Advanced Criminal
Procedure (with Kamisar et al.)
(Thomson/West, 12th ed. 2008)
* Published Criminal Procedure and
the Constitution (with Kamisar et al.)
(Thomson/West 2008 ed.)

Joseph Jackson
Legal Skills Professor
* Published "Approaches to
Compromise: A Comparative Analysis
of the Constitutions of the United
States and the Republic of Poland," 8
Warsaw University L. Rev 83 (2008)

FALL 2008


Florida Bar News, Sept. 10, 2008

Quoted in an article on how the Department of Justice revises how it
deals with corporate probes. Seigel, a member of the Attorney-Client
Privilege Task Force who dissented from its recommendations on the
DOJ guidelines, praised the new policies and said they would avoid
problems that could arise from legislation on the matter.
"I think the new guidelines are actually quite good. I think that the
department has listened to its critics ," he said. "It's irrelevant
whether a company waives its attorney-client privilege, that's not the
issue. The important thing is a corporation wants to claim cooperation,
the key is telling the prosecutor everything you know. Whether it's
privileged or not is essentially irrelevant."

-Michael Seigel, Professor of Law

Michelle S. Jacobs
* Published UN Shadow Report (U.S.
Human Rights Network Committee
for the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination, 2008) (contributing

Robert H. Jerry III
Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin
* Participated on panel "'Say
Something New': New Insights Into
and Scholarship About the Goals and
Responsibilities of Legal Education,"
Annual Meeting, Southeastern
Association of Law Schools (July
* Appointed to a term on the
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
Testing Commission, which makes
recommendations to the Florida
Board of Bar Examiners about what
should be tested on The Florida Bar
m Appointed to the "Responsibility
Centered Management Committee," a
UF committee charged with exploring
the feasibility of introducing an RCM
budget model to UF (2008)
* Reappointed to the Bar Admissions
Committee of the ABA Section of
Legal Education and Admissions to
the Bar (2008)
* Reappointed to the Finance
Committee of the University of Florida
Foundation (2008)

Clifford Jones
Associate in Law Research/
Lecturer, Center for Governmental

* Published "Choices and Voices in
the 2008 Election: History is Upon
Us," 19 Univ. Fla. J. Law and Pub.
Policy ix (2008)
m Published "The Stephen Colbert
Problem: The Media Exemption for
Corporate Political Advocacy and
the 'Hail to the Cheese' Stephen
Colbert Nacho Cheese Doritos 2008
Presidential Campaign Coverage," 19
Univ Fla. J. L, & Pub. Policy 295

Dawn Jourdan
Affiliate Professor of Law; Associate
Director, Center on Children and
Families; Assistant Professor of
Urban and Regional Planning
* Published "Through the Looking
Glass: Analyzing the Potential Legal
Challenges to Form-Based Codes"
(with Elizabeth Garvin), J. Land Use
& Environmental L. (2008)
* Published "Interdisciplinary
Tourism Education in Interdisciplinary
Teaching and Learning in Higher
Education: Theory and Practice" (with
Tazim Jamal), in Interdisciplinary
Learning and Teaching in Higher
Education: Theory and Practice (B.
Chandramohan & S. Fallows, eds.,
London: Routledge Falmer 2008)
* Published "Grounding Theory:
Developing New Theory on
Intergenerational Participation in
Qualitative Methods for Housing
Research" in Qualitative Housing
Research Methods (P Maquin, ed.,
London: Elsevier 2008)
m Presented "The Legal Challenges
of Employing a Land Bank to
Support Rural Affordable Housing

Development" 2008 Joint Conference
of the Association of Collegiate
Schools of Planning (ACSP) and the
Association of European Schools of
Planning, Chicago, III. (July 2008)

Shani M. King
Assistant Professor; Associate
Director, Center on Children and
* Presented "Challenging
MonoHumanism: An Argument
for Changing the Way We Think
About Intercountry Adoption" at the
following conferences: New Scholars
Workshop, Southeastern Association
of American Law Schools, Palm
Beach, Florida (August 2008);
Association for Cultural Studies
Crossroads Conference, University of
the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
(2008); Gender, Family Responsibility
and Legal Change Conference, Sussex
Law School, Brighton, UK (2008);
and Law and Society Annual Meeting,
Quebec, Canada (2008)
* Moderated panel on "Shifting
Family Responsibilities and
Legal Change,"Gender, Family
Responsibility and Legal Change
Conference, Sussex Law School,
Brighton, UK (July 2008)

Christine A. Klein
Chesterfield Smith Professor of
Law; Associate Dean for Faculty
* Published "Water Transfers: The
Case Against Transbasin Diversions
in the Eastern States," 25 UCLA J.
Envtl. Law & Policy 101 (2008)
* Published "Where Did Our Water
Go? Give the Law a Chance" (op-ed,
with Mary Jane Angelo and Richard
Hamann), Orlando Sentinel (Sept.
23, 2008) and Ocala Star-Banner
(Sept. 28, 2008)
* Published "Reforming the Florida
Water Resources Act of 1972: Beyond
the First 35 Years" (monograph,
with Mary Jane Angelo and Richard
Hamann), in connection with the
Century Commission for a Sustainable
Florida, 2008 Water Congress,
Orlando, (September 2008)
* Presented "Water Wars or
Water Waste?" (plenary closing
session), Water Wars: Use, Conflict
and the Future, Jacksonville
University and Florida Coastal School
of Law, Jacksonville, FL (November




m Presented "When the Rivers Run
Dry: Water Challenges in Florida"
(with Mary Jane Angelo and Richard
Hamann), Common Reading
Program, University of Florida
(October 2008)

Lyrissa Lidsky
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
* Published "Where's the Harm?: Free
Speech and the Regulation of Lies,"
65 Wash. & Lee L. Rev (2008)
* Published "U.S. Media Law Update,"
13 Media & Arts. L. Rev (Andrew
Kenyon, ed. 2008)
* Participated on a panel, "The Phases
and Faces of the Duke LaCrosse
Controversy," Annual Meeting,
Southeastern Association of Law
Schools, Palm Beach, Fla. (July 2008)
m Quoted in the Aug. 6 edition
of Time Magazine regarding the
First Amendment implications of a
new attorney referral website

Lawrence Lokken
Hugh F Culverhouse Eminent Scholar
in Taxation; Professor
* Published "Income Effectively
Connected with U.S. Trade or
Business: A Survey and Appraisal," 86
Taxes 65 (March 2008)

Charlene Luke
Assistant Professor
* Published "Risk, Return, and
Objective Economic Substance," 27
Va. Tax Rev 783 (2008)

Pedro A. Malavet
* Published "The Story of Downes v.
Bidwell: 'The Constitution Follows the
Flag ... But Doesn't Quite Catch Up
With It,' in Race and the Law Stories
(Rachel Moran and Devon Carbado,
eds., Foundation Press 2008)
m Published "Breaking UF Barriers: 50
Years of Desegregation at UF" (op-ed),
Gainesville Sun (Sept. 13, 2008)

Amy R. Mashburn
* Published "Can Xenophon Save
the Socratic Method?" 30 Thomas
Jefferson L. Rev 597 (2008)

Paul R. McDaniel
James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in
Taxation; Professor
* Published Federal Income Taxation,
Cases and Materials (with McMahon,

Simmons & Polsky) (6th ed.,
Foundation Press 2008)
* Published Federal Income Taxation
of Business Organizations (with
McMahon & Simmons) (Foundation
Press, 4th ed. 2006 & 2008 Supp.)
m Published Federal Income Taxation
of Corporations (with McMahon &
Simmons) (Foundation Press, 3d ed.
2006 & 2008 Supp.)
m Published Federal Income Taxation
of Partnerships and S Corporations
(with McMahon & Simmons)
(Foundation Press, 4th ed. & 2008

Martin McMahon Jr.
Stephen C. O'Connell Chair
m Published "Comparing the
Application of Judicial Interpretative
Doctrines to Revenue Statutes
on Opposite Sides of the Pond,"

L. Simmons), 8 Florida Tax Rev 715
* Published Federal Income Taxation
of Individuals (with Bittker &
Zelenak) (Thomson, 3rd edition,
2008 Cumulative Supplement No. 2)

Robert C.L. Moffat
Professor; Affiliate Professor of
* Published "Fairness and Self
Interest: Re Forming Immigration
Reform," 13 Nexus 103 (2008)

Jon L. Mills
Professor; Director, Center for
Governmental Responsibility; Dean
* Published Privacy: The Lost Right
(Oxford University Press, 2008)
* Published "Two Contemporary
Privacy Issues in Poland: Liability

New York Times, July 30, 2008

Interviewed for a front-page New York Times article which
explored Barack Obama as a law professor at the University
of Chicago Law School, where Sokol was one of his students.
Sokol said in describing Obama's class, "For people who
thought they were getting a doctrinal, rah-rah experience, it
wasn't that kind of class."

-D. Daniel Sokol, Assistant Professor of Law

in Comparative Perspectives on
Revenue Law (J.A. Jones, Harris &
Oliver, eds., Cambridge University
Press 2008)
* Published Federal Income Taxation,
Cases and Materials (with McDaniel,
Simmons & Polsky) (6th ed.,
Foundation Press 2008)
m Published Federal Income Taxation of
Business Organizations (with McDaniel
& Simmons) (Foundation Press, 4th ed.
2006 & 2008 Supp.)
* Published Federal Income Taxation
of Corporations (with McDaniel &
Simmons) (Foundation Press, 3d ed.
2006 & 2008 Supp.)
m Published Federal Income Taxation of
Partnerships and S Corporations (with
McDaniel & Simmons) (Foundation
Press, 4th ed. & 2008 Supp.)
* Published "Recent Developments
in Federal Income Taxation: The Year
2007" (with Ira B. Shepard & Daniel

for Internet Publication and the
Registration of Communist Party
Affiliation," 8 Warsaw University Law
Review 110 (2008)
* Published "Law Schools as Agents
of Change and Justice Reform in the
Americas," 20 Fla. J. of Int'l L. 5
* Presented "Current Legal Issues and
Legal Education in a Global Society"
(panelist), Center for American Law
Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
(June 2008)
* Presented "Legal Education,
Professional Responsibility and Ethics"
(panelist and moderator), Ninth
Annual Conference on Legal and Policy
Issues in the Americas, PUC-Rio,
Brazil (May 2008)
m Served as Rapporteur, American
Bar Association, World Justice Project
Outreach Meeting, Miami, Fla. (May

FALL 2008


Time Magazine, Aug. 6, 2008

A new Internet site, WhoCanlSue.com, plans to help consumers
determine whether they actually have a case and help them find an
attorney from a list of lawyers who advertise their expertise on the
Web site. The attorneys will pay an annual fee of $1,000 to appear
on the site. University of Florida Professor of Law Lyrissa Lidsky
believes the service "is likely to increase the number of lawsuits."
But, adds Lidsky, who specializes in Internet law and the First
Amendment, "It's a good thing to the extent people are vindicating
their legal rights to the extent they didn't years ago."
-Lyrissa Lidsky, Professor of Law; UF Research Foundation Professor

Winston P Nagan
Professor; Samuel T Dell Research
Scholar; Director, Institute of Human
Rights and Peace Development;
Affiliate Professor of Anthropology
* Published "Globalism from an
African Perspective: The Training of
Lawyers for a New and Challenging
Reality" (with Marcio Santos), 17
Transnational Law& Contemporary
Problems 414 (2008)
* Published "The Rise of Outsourcing
in Modern Warfare: Sovereign
Power, Private Military Actors, and
the Constitutive Process" (with Craig
Hammer), 60 Maine L. Rev 430

* Presented "Love, Hate and the
Human Rights Boundaries of the Law,"
The Anthropocene Crisis: Perils and
Possibilities of the 21s Century, World
Academy of Art and Science Assembly,
Hyderabad, India (October 2008)
* Presented "Legal Culture Confronts
Science in Search of a New
Paradigm of Humane Governance,"
The Expanding and Constraining
Boundaries of Legal Space, Curvature
of Time, and the Challenge of
Globalization World Academy of
Art and Science, Hyderabad, India
(October 2008)
m Presented "The Problems of
Biodiversity and Biopiracy and the

Protection of Indigenous Knowledge,"
Vivekananda School of Professional
Studies (Law School) and Delhi Law
School, Delhi, India (October 2008)
* Discussed developments under
the UN Convention on Biodiversity,
Conference of the States Parties, Bonn,
Germany (2008)
* Presented a paper dealing with the
human rights of indigenous people in
the Amazon (the case of the Shuar),
Conference on the Inclusive Museum

Lars Noah
Alumni Research Scholar; Professor
* Published "The Little Agency
That Could (Act with Indifference
to Constitutional and Statutory
Strictures)," 93 Cornell L. Rev. 901

William H. Page
Senior Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs; Marshall M. Criser
Eminent Scholar in Electronic
Communications and Administrative
Law; Professor
* Published "Bargaining in the
Shadow of the European Microsoft
Decision: The Microsoft-Samba
Protocol License" (with Seldon J.
Childers), 102 Northwestern U. L.
Rev. Colloquy 332 (2008)

IN MEMORIAL Dexter Delony
Professor Emeritus Dexter Delony, passed away Oct. 16 following long illness. He was 91.
Delony taught at UF Law for more than 30 years, educating thousands of Florida's lawyers and leaders,
including former governors Lawton Chiles and Rueben Askew. As a professor, Delony was revered by his students
for teaching classes that successfully combined a generous helping of both theoretical law and its application. He
retired from UF Law in 1983 and stated he was very proud to have seen the dramatic increase in women law students
during his tenure at UF.
Delony specialized in labor law, commercial law and arbitration, and was a nationally recognized and published
authority in all three. Delony wrote Florida's Uniform Commercial Code, and served for several years as chairman of
the Labor Law Council of the Association of American Law Schools.
Delony was recruited to the University of Florida in 1948 by then-President J. Hillis Miller from the University of
Denver law school, where he served as an assistant professor. Before entering legal academia, Delony worked with
Judge Beale at Beale & Delony in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He also worked as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Interior
and the National Labor Relations Board.
Delony earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and his Juris Doctor from Harvard
University. He was involved in numerous legal organizations and was a member of both the American Bar Association
and The Florida Bar.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean Campbell Delony, daughter, Christine Vigue, two sons, Charles and
John, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.




m Participated in "Networks in
Communications" (an academic
roundtable), Northwestern Law
School, Searle Center for Regulation
m Presented "Measuring Compliance
with Compulsory Licensing Remedies
in the American Microsoft Case,"
Conference on Remedies for Dominant
Firm Misconduct, ABA Antitrust
Section (June 2008)
m Presented a paper (co-authored with
Jeff Childers) about the enforcement
of the American Microsoftjudgments
at the Remedies for Dominant Firm
Misconduct Symposium at the
University of Virginia (June 2008)

Juan F. Perea
Cone Wagner Nugent Johnson,
Hazouri and Roth Professor
m Published Latinos and the Law
(with Richard Delgado and Jean
Stefancic) (Thomson/West 2008)
* Presented keynote address at
Commemoration of Hispanic Heritage
Month, Environmental Protection
Agency, Research Triangle, North
Carolina (September 2008)
m Presented a faculty colloquium at
the University of Georgia Law School
(September 2008)

Don C. Peters
Director of Institute for Dispute
Resolution; Trustee Research Fellow;
Professor; Associate Director, Center
on Children and Families
m Published "Yes We Can: Overcoming
Barriers to Mediating Private
Commercial Disputes" (with Eva
Gmurzynska), 8 Warsaw Univ. L. Rev
122 (2008)
* Published "Just Say No: Minimizing
Limited Authority Negotiating in
Court-Mandated Mediation," 8
Pepperdine Dispute Resolution L.J.
273 (2008)
m Presented "Overcoming Barriers to
Transborder Commercial Mediation,"
Rio de Janerio (May 2008) and
Warsaw, Poland (June 2008)

John Plummer
Assistant Dean, Administrative
* Participated on panel, "Dealing with
Difficult Economic Times," Annual
Meeting, Southeastern Association
of Law Schools (July 2008) (also
supported SEALS executive director
and president in organizing and
running the conference)

Stephen J. Powell
Lecturer in Law; Director, International
Trade Law Program; Affiliate Lecturer,
Department of Food and Resource
Economics; Affiliate Faculty, Center
for Latin American Studies; Faculty,
International Agricultural Trade &
Public Policy Center
* Presented "Land Use Regulation,
Foreign Real Estate Investment, and
Trade Agreements," University of
Florida / University of Costa Rica
Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica
(June 2008)
* Presented "Andean Community,
New Opportunity for Linkage of
Trade with Labor and Other Human
Rights," MERCOSUL and Civil Society
Law Faculty Workshop, Federal
University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
(May 2008)
m Presented "Humanizing Trade's
Economic Benefits: An Analysis
of MERCOSUL's Effects on the
Environment, Labor Standards,
Indigenous Populations, and
Health," Ninth Annual University of
Florida Law/ PUC-Rio Conference
on Legal & Policy Issues in the
Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May

Leonard L. Riskin
Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law
* Published "Is that All There Is?: 'The
Problem' in Court-Oriented Mediation"
(with Nancy A. Welsh), 15 George
Mason L. Rev 863-932 (2008)
m Prepared "Mindfulness and Law
Practice" (videotaped interview) for
video series of cutting edge law (2008)
* Presented "Mediation and
Mindfulness," University of Gothenberg
and the Lulea Technological University,
Sweden (2008)

m Presented the keynote address and
workshop on mindfulness, New Jersey
ADR Day, New Jersey Institute for
Continuing Legal Education (2008)
* Presented a workshop on
mindfulness for conflict resolvers (co-
led with Rachel Wohl), Pepperdine
University Institute for Dispute
Resolution (2008)
* Presented (with Daniel Shapiro)
at the Negotiation Institute at
Northwestern University School of
Continuing Studies (2008)

Elizabeth A. Rowe
Associate Professor
* Published "Proposing a Mechanism
for Removing Trade Secrets from the
Internet," 12 J. of Internet Law 3
m Quoted in Andrew Abramson, "NCAA
Trying to Block Fantasy Leagues' Move
Into College Football," Palm Beach
Post (Aug. 27, 2008)
* Presented "Who Are These People?
New Generation Employees and Trade
Secrets," 2008 Intellectual Property
Scholars Conference, Stanford Law
School (August 2008)

Thomas Ruppert
Assistant In Environmental Law
* Published "Eroding Long-Term
Prospects for Florida's Beaches:
Florida's Coastal Construction Control
Line," 1 Sea Grant L. & PolyJ. 65

Sharon E. Rush
Irving Cypen Professor of Law
* Volunteered at request of Lamba
Legal Defense to review and to
be named plaintiff, with Erwin
Chemerinky and Robert Schapiro,
on amicus brief in Embry v Ryan,
an appeal seeking to overturn a

The National Law Journal, Aug. 28, 2008

Quoted in an article on Chief Justice of the United States
John Roberts visit to UF Law. "To have the chief justice of our
nation judge our Final Four Moot Court Competition is a great
privilege for our students and the University of Florida. It is a
tremendous understatement to say that it has elevated both the
significance of this annual event and the anxiety levels of our
student competitors."

- Robert Jerry, Dean; Levin Mabie and Levin Professor of Law


FALL 2008

Florida trial court's invalidation of a
Washington second-parent adoption
m Provided background information on
constitutional issues for Miami Herald
story discussing a Key West case in
whichjudge ruled that Florida's ban
on gay adoptions is unconstitutional

Michael Seigel
Alumni Research Scholar; Professor
* Quoted in Gary Blankenship, "DOJ
Revises How It Deals With Corporate
Probes," The Florida Bar News (Sept.
15, 2008)
m Received "2008 Faculty
Professionalism Award," awarded
by the Florida Supreme Court's
Commission on Professionalism and
the Florida Bar's Standing Committee
on Professionalism (2008)
m Presented "U.S. Law and
Procedure for White Collar Criminal
Cases," Summer Program in
American Law for Brazilian Judges,
Prosecutors and Attorneys, UF

Law, Center for Governmental
Responsibility, Tampa (2008)

Michael Siebecker
Associate Professor
* Published "The Duty of Care and
Data Control Systems in the Wake of
Sarbanes-Oxley," 83 Chicago-Kent L.
Rev (2008)
m Presented "Encapsulated Trust and
the Tragedy of Corporate Transparency,"
Washington University School of Law
* Participated on panel titled,
"Global Banks as Global Regulators:
The Equator Principles," Corporate
Social Responsibility: Perspectives
from Law and Business Conference,
Georgetown University Law Center and
the McDonough School Of Business,
Georgetown University (2008)
m Invited tojoin the Network for
Sustainable Financial Markets (an
international think tank addressing
regulation of capital markets) (2008)
* Presented "Legal Ethics and
International Corporate Social

Responsibility," University of Costa Rica
School of Law, San Jose, Costa Rica
* Presented "Trust and Disclosure,"
Monash University Centre, Italy (2008)
* Presented "Trust, Efficiency, and
Corporate Transparency," Cambridge
University, United Kingdom (2008)

D. Daniel Sokol
Assistant Professor
m Published "Order Without
(Enforceable) Law: Why Countries
Enter into Non-Enforceable Competition
Policy Chapters in Free Trade
Agreements," 83 Chicago Kent L. Rev
231 (2008)
* Presented "The Past and Future of
Law & Entrepreneurship Scholarship
- A Multidisciplinary Perspective"
(written with Mark Suchman and
Gordon Smith), Third Annual Law
& Entrepreneurship Retreat, Drexel
School of Law, Philadelphia (October
* Participated in "Networks in
Communications," an academic

Book round-up: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate

H idden in Plain Sight reveals why
fundamental human rights and principles
o:f dignity, equality, privacy, protection,
iii:l .:..:e are essential to a child'sjourney
iir,:. :,:lulthood. In her book, Barbara Bennett
',..:I::louse explores how understanding
r1,:llr 3 for children leads to a better
uni:lerstanding of human rights for all. In
I moving account of children's rights
throughout American history from
Benjamin Franklin to Lionel Tate,
Woodhouse asks why the United
States alone rejects the most
universally embraced human-rights
document in history, the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of
the Child. She calls on the United
States to again become a leader in
human rights and children's rights.
Hidden in Plain Sight tells the
tragic untold story of children's
rights in America. It asks why
the United States today, alone
among nations, rejects the most
universally embraced human-rights
document in history, the United

Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This
book is a call to arms for America to again be a leader in
human rights, and to join the rest of the civilized world
in recognizing that the thirst forjustice is not for adults
Barbara Bennett Woodhouse explores the meaning of
children's rights throughout American history, interweaving
the childhood stories of iconic figures such as Benjamin
Franklin with those of children less known but no less
courageous, like the heroic youngsters who marched for
civil rights. How did America become a place where twelve-
year-old Lionel Tate could be sentenced to life in prison
without parole for the 1999 death of a young playmate? In
answering questions like this, Woodhouse challenges those
who misguidedly believe that America's children already
have more rights than they need, or that children's rights
pose a threat to parental autonomy or family values. She
reveals why fundamental human rights and principles of
dignity, equality, privacy, protection, and voice are essential
to a child'sjourney into adulthood, and why understanding
rights for children leads to a better understanding of human
rights for all.
Compassionate, wise, and deeply moving, Hidden
in Plain Sight will force an examination of our national
resistance and moral responsibility to recognize
children's rights. http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8613.html



roundtable, Northwestern Law
School, Searle Center for Regulation
m Quoted in Competition Law 360
on the competitive effects of the US
government bailout of AIG (2008)
* Quoted in the Antitrust Source
on "Required Reading for the New
Antitrust Administration" (2008)
* Presented "Managing the Regulatory
Process: Regulating under Civil
vs. Common Law and Cooperating
Among Agencies,"24th PURC/World
Bank International Training Program
on Utility Regulation and Strategy,
University of Florida (2008)

Jeffry S. Wade
Associate in Law; Director of
Environmental Division, Center for
Governmental Responsibility; Affiliate
Faculty, Center for Latin American
m Published "Privatization and the
Future of Water Services," 20 Florida
J. of International L. 179 (2008)
* Presented "Forest Management in
Brazil and the U.S: Comparison of
Issues," Ninth Annual Conference
on Legal and Policy Issues in the
Americas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (May
26-28, 2008)
* Presented "Green Building as Private
Environmental Lawmaking" (response),
Seventh Annual Richard E. Nelson
Symposium, Green Building: Prospects
and Pitfalls for Local Governments,
Gainesville, Florida (February 2008)

Henry T. Wihnyk
Legal Skills Professor; Director, Legal
Research & Writing and Appellate
* Published "Legal Writing: A Skill
Polish Law Students Should Master in
Law School," 8 Warsaw University L.
Rev 148 (2008)
m Served on the panel "Enhancing
the Pedagogy of Oral Argument and
First-Year Moot Court," 13th Biennial
Conference of the Legal Writing
Institute, Indianapolis (July 14 -17,

Steven J. Willis
Professor; Associate Director, Center
on Children and Families
* Published The Tax Law of Charities
and Other Exempt Organizations:
Statutory Supplement (with Brennen
& Moran) (Thomson West, 2nd ed.,

Associated Press, Aug. 13, 2008

AP reported on conspiracy theories regarding government-involvement
in the 2001 anthrax attacks and the apparent suicide of Army
research scientist Bruce Ivins, whom the FBI was prepared to
prosecute for perpetrating the attacks. Mark Fenster, author of a book
on conspiracy theories, said the anthrax case is perfect for conspiracy
theorists because it is "as dangerous as it could possibly be, and also
deeply mysterious." The Bush administration's penchant for secrecy
doesn't help, nor does its intelligence failures on Iraq, he said.

- Mark Fenster, Professor of Law, UF Research Foundation Professor

Jessica de Perio Wittman
Instructional Services Reference
Librarian, Lawton Chiles Legal
Information Center
* Published "Beyond Print: A Second
Life for Continuing Education," 27(3)
Legal Information Alert 1 (2008)
* Presented "Legal Research Podcasts"
for Exploring Online Instructional
Tools: A Showcase at the American
Association of Law Libraries Annual
Conference, Portland, Ore. (July 2008)

Michael Allan Wolf
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local
Government Law; Professor
m Published The Zoning of America:
Euclid v Ambler (University Press of
Kansas, 2008)

Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
David H. Levin Chair in Family
Law; Professor; Director, Center on
Children and Families and Family Law
Certificate Program
* Published Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Tragedy of Children's Rights from
Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (Princeton
University Press, 2008)
* Discussed Hidden in Plain Sight
at the NACC 31 s National Juvenile
and Family Law Conference, National
Association of Counsel for Children,
Savannah, Ga. (August 2008) (plenary
session devoted to her book); on
The Afternoon Magazine, National
Public Radio (Aug. 26, 2008); and
on Connor Calling, WUFT 89.9 (Sept.
26, 2008)

* Published "Children and the
Constitution" (dictionary entry),
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court
(Gale 2008)
* Presented "Children's Civil and
Political Rights," The David. C. Baum
Lecture on Civil Rights and Civil
Liberties, University of Illinois Law
School, (October 2008)
* Presented "Financing the
Future: Early Childhood Policies in
Comparative Perspective," 13th World
Conference, International Society
of Family Law, Vienna, Austria
(September 2008) (also served as
panel session moderator)
m Elected to serve another three-year
term on the International Society of
Family Law, Executive Council

Monique Haughton Worrell
Legal Skills Professor
* Presented "The Child Support
System: The Competing Interests
of the Custodial and Noncustodial
Parent-Is it Really in the Best Interest
of the Child?" 13th World Conference,
International Society of Family Law,
Vienna, Austria (September 2008)

Danaya C. Wright
Clarence TeSelle Endowed Professor;
UF Research Foundation Professor
* Published "The Shifting Sands of
Property Rights, Federal Railroad
Grants, and Economic History: Hash v
United States and the Threat to Rail-
Trail Conversions," 38 Environmental
L. 711 (2008)


FALL 2008



SWalter Weyrauch

Five decades of scholarship
W alter O. Weyrauch, distinguished professor
and Steven C. O'Connell Chair, died Oct. 17
at the age of 89.
"UF Law lost one of its intellectual giants with the
passing of Distinguished Professor Walter Weyrauch,"
said Robert Jerry, dean and Levin Mabie and Levin
professor of law. "Walter has been an active presence
at the law school. Many of our students and faculty
knew him and will mourn his passing."
UF Law Professor Emeritus Walter Weyrauch
reached a remarkable, record-setting milestone this
year 51 years of continuous teaching at a single
school. Despite being ill with cancer, Professor
Weyrauch took obvious pleasure on Sept. 29 in
the company of the nearly 150 people, including
current and former colleagues and students, who
gathered in his honor to attend the "Walter Weyrauch
Symposium: Reflecting on the Contributions to Legal
Thought of Walter Weyrauch."
Weyrauch's teaching and scholarship focused on
family law, business organizations, comparative law,
law and society, legal philosophy, and autonomous
informal lawmaking, and he has been widely
published in these areas.
His publications since 1999 include Gypsy Law:
Romani Legal Traditions and Culture, University of
California Press, Berkeley, (Los Angeles and London,
2001); Das Recht Der Roma Und Sinti: Ein Beispiel
Autonomer Rechtsschopfung, Vittorio Klostermann
Publisher, (Frankfurt Main, Germany, 2002);
"Nonrational Sources of Scholarship: Remembering
David Daube (1909-1999)," 19 Rechtshistorisches
Journal 677 (2000); "A Theory of Legal Strategy,"
49 Duke Law Journal 1405 (with Lynn LoPucki,
2000); "Unwritten Constitutions, Unwritten Law,"
56 Washington and Lee Law Review 1211 (1999)
(also republished in Charles W. Collier, Basic Themes
in Law and Jurisprudence, Anderson Publishers,
2000); and "Unconscious Meanings of Crime and
Punishment," 2 Buffalo Criminal Law Review 945
Symposium speakers included Professors
Inga Markovits, Friends of Joe Jamail Regents
Chair, University of Texas School of Law; Lynn M.
LoPucki, Security Pacific Bank Professor, University
of California-Los Angeles School of Law; Alison
Barnes, Marquette University Law School; and W.
Michael Reisman, Myres S. McDougal Professor of

International Law, Yale Law School. The four spoke
eloquently on the far-ranging influence of Weyrauch's
scholarship and how it has swayed their own views
and studies.
"I don't think I know anyone as curious as Walter
Weyrauch," began Professor Markovits. "He has
the investigative curiosity of a three-year-old. He is
interested in not only what happened, but how and
why it happened. That is what law is all about."
An internationally known expert in comparative
law, Markovits' research has concentrated on
socialist legal regimes, and more recently, on law
reform in Eastern Europe. She commented that she,
like Walter, is an immigrant to America, and spoke
on the value of examining a culture through the lens
of another.
"Walter is fascinated by the law outside the
realm of the mighty and the decision-makers,
she said, and praised his use of qualitative versus
quantitative research and analysis.
Walter Weyrauchjoined the UF Law faculty in
1957 as associate professor. He became professor in
1960, was Clarence J. TeSelle Professor 1989-94,
and became Stephen C. O'Connell Chair in 1994
and Distinguished Professor in 1998. He was named
an Honorary Professor of Law at Johann Wolfgang
Goethe University, Germany, and has been visiting
faculty at the University of California, Berkeley,
Rutgers University School of Law and University of
"The law school has been a wonderful
environment, and was a fascinating environment for
empirical study," said Weyrauch in his remarks at the
symposium. "There have been tremendous changes
in the 51 years I have been here, including dramatic
shifts in the diversity of the faculty and student body."
To honor Professor Weyrauch, Frank G.
Finkbeiner (JD 72) and TW. Ackert (JD 72) have
teamed with UF Law to create an endowment to fund
the Walter Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture Series
in Family Law. The UF Weyrauch Lecture will affirm
UF's reputation as a leader in the area of family law
scholarship, and the endowed lecture will attract
speakers of the highest quality, creating a lasting
legacy for UF and for Professor Weyrauch.
For more information about the Walter
Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture Series in Family
Law, please contact Vince PremDas in the Office of
Alumni Affairs at (352) 273-0640 or via e-mail at



UF Law Student Wins Diversity Scholarship


With a move from bustling Chicago to a sparse-
ly populated Tennessee town in his early
teenage years, a stint as a 13-year-old college
student, and a Jewish Puerto Rican background, Jesse
Butler's (2L) life has been anything but usual.
These experiences contributed to his selection as a
2008 Diversity Scholarship recipient by the Sarasota
County Bar Association, a scholarship awarded to mi-
nority students at Florida law schools with an interest in
practicing law in Sarasota County upon graduation. The
two recipients are given a $5,000 scholarship at the end
of a 10-week employment period in Sarasota County.
After writing an essay and undergoing an interview
process with both the Sarasota County Bar Associa-
tion and his future summer employer, Syprett, Meshad,
Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheim-
er, PA., Butler was offered the scholarship and an in-
ternship with the firm.
The Chicago native moved at age 13 to a small Ten-
nessee town with a population of about 400 people, a
stark contrast to his old home. Before he and his mother
arrived, Butler said he didn't believe many of his new
neighbors had ever even seen new residents, let alone
Puerto Ricans or Jewish people.
In addition to this culture shock, Butler also took the
SAT when he was 13 and was accepted to University of
Tennessee at Martin as a part-time student, where he
enrolled during the eighth grade for computer science
and chemistry courses. He was the youngest person
ever accepted to the school.
"It's almost surreal looking back and thinking about
how I was sitting there and everyone around me was
twice my size," Butler said. "They actually had to put
phonebooks under me for my picture because I was a
foot shorter than everyone else."
A year later he moved to Ft. Myers, Fla,. for high
school and went on to attend the University of Central
Florida for his undergraduate degree in legal studies.
He was honored to receive the scholarship and in-
ternship offer, especially as a first-year law student, and
credited his selection to luck and his UF Law educa-
T\\ o out of the three interviewers I had were UF
graduates,' Butler said. "It was a common ground we
Butler describes his time at Syprett, Meshad,
Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer,
PA. as an incredible experience that exceeded any ex-
pectations he held. He worked primarily for all the firm's
partners and described the atmosphere as familial.

"They didn't treat me as a clerk," he said. "They
treated me like an associate."
The firm's specialty areas spanned the gamut, but
his employers were perceptive to what Butler enjoyed
working on and accommodated his strengths. He quick-
ly learned what he did and didn't like to do and ended
up focusing primarily on civil and commercial litiga-
tion and insurance defense areas he sees himself fo-
cusing on in the future.
In addition to the direction the internship gave him,
he also says he has a completely different understand-
ing going into his second year of law school with more
practical knowledge. He's realized how much of what
he studied was needed while working this summer.

"They didn't treat me as a clerk," he said.
"They treated me like an associate."

"I never expected to have to think about adverse
possession after taking Property Law, but it came in
right away," Butler said. "Everything I've studied came
into play somehow."
Because of his impressive performance, the firm has JESSE BUTLER
decided to keep Butler as a part-time employee during (2 L)
the school year and asked him to return next summer. If
everything goes well, he's been told a position will be
waiting for him upon graduation.
"They were very successful in luring me. Now I
have to say that the highest probability is that I will
be there, especially since they want me to come back
and everything went so well," Butler said. "I don't
think I'll have another firm where I'll enjoy what I do
as much as I did there."
He encourages anyone with an interest in working
in Sarasota County to apply for the scholarship, as
he said this summer was an incredible oppor-
tunity. Everyone in the Sarasota County Bar
Association was professional, and he was af-
forded opportunities to attend events and
meet prominent judges and attorneys in
the area as a Diversity Scholarship
Butler's decision to apply for
the scholarship has been one of the
decisions he's made that will have
the biggest impact on his life.
"I went in to the summer having no
idea what I wanted to do, not expecting the
internship to really change that," he said.
"That was a life-changing experience."

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