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    Dean's message
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    News briefs
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CONTENTS


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8 Access to justice
Florida judicial funding dries up and
caseloads explode while the legal
community struggles to maintain access
to the courts for those who need it.


Gators at the high court
Alumni became regulars at the Supreme
Court during the 2009-2010 term as
Gators delivered seven arguments in six
cases before the justices.


Big Problems
Experts and Florida local govern-
ments grapple with policy and law in
the wake of the Gulf oil spill.


NEWS


4 DEAN'S MESSAGE


6 NEWS BRIEFS

24 PARTNERS
Florida Tomorrow Campaign
New gifts
Judge George L. Proctor
Book Award
Scholarships help first-generation,
low-income students


ALUMNI PROFILES
26 Veronica Roof (JD 06)
28 Peter Sleasman (JD 83)
30 Renee Thompson (JD 99)

CLASS NOTES
33 Marjorie Thomas (JD 76)

47 ANNUAL REPORT


74 FACULTY
Spotlight
Media hits
Welcome
Paul McDaniel remembered

83 UPANDCOMING
Dwayne Robinson (3L)
COVER PHOTO BY JOEY SPRINGER


WEB-XTRAS
Visit UF LAW online at www.law.ufl.edu/uflaw to view:
* Professor Michael Seigel's expert witness testimony before the U.S. Senate
* Professor Mark Fenster discussing conspiracy theories on CBC News' Connect with Mark Kelley
* Teresa Drake, director of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, discussing UF Law's newest clinic
* UF Law's Oil Spill Working Group's symposium on the Gulf oil spill
* Professor Stuart Cohn's review, "Securities Law: Principal Developments 2009-2010"
* Donors who gave up to $100


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DEAN
ROBERT
JERRY


Q IF Law has yet another graduate
Stephen N. Zack serving as
president of the American Bar
Association. How does that impact the
school and its reputation'?


sectors for more than 100 years. We are very proud
of Steve, and we're also proud that more Gator grads have
served as ABA presidents than any other law school in
the nation during the past four decades. I wonder whether
any law school has ever had its alumni serve as its state
bar's current president, Mayanne Downs; immediate past
president, Jay White; president-elect, Scott Hawkins; and
Young Lawyer Division president, Renee Thompson;
and the ABA president all in the same year. That's the
story of our Gator alumni in 2010-11. We are not the only
law school to claim leadership development as a point of
pride, but graduates like these exceptional people give us
a greater claim than most. I could write a book about the
leadership roles and actions of the UF Law Gator Nation,
and I have referred to other examples in this space
before. But for now let it suffice to say that we have a
strong legacy of leadership, and our alumni live up to it
every day.

Q There's a lot of talk
these days about
branding. What is
the law school's brand?
A I'm told a brand is usually
defined as reality, which is
based on statistical data and
history, intersecting with what
is important to others, or
the essence of the college
as reflected in the minds
and hearts of others. Based
on that, I know we hear
over and over from our
many constituencies about
the strength, power and
connections of the Gator
Nation: that we are the
state's premier law school;
that our students are leaders


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here and as alumni; and that our graduates are highly valued
by employers. They also mention our outstanding programs
in tax, environmental and land use law, and family law.
Q That is how others see UF Law.
Is this accurate, and how you
want it to be known?
AI believe it is accurate. Like so many others, we
want to be known for excellence, of course, and
we strive to attain that in all we do. I do think we
get better all the time. Each of our recent classes,
for example, has ever more impressive credentials. For
example, the LSAT at the 25th percentile in our last
entering class is higher than the median was for our
entering class just four years ago, and the GPA measured
at the 25th, median, and 75th percentile should be among
the top 25 or 30 law schools in the country this year. Our
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past decade, and we are very proud of our faculty. If you
examine our statistics, we have improved by nearly every
measure in recent years, and that was despite state budget
cuts. We owe the loyalty and support of our alumni for
much of our success.
QThe law school is engaged in
a strategic planning process that
also seeks to redefine its vision
and mission. How will this impact
its brand?
A The strategic planning process is aimed at making
us better and more effective in preparing students
for success in a rapidly changing professional
environment. So I believe our strongest brand components
- leadership and the UF Law Gator Network, for example
- will only improve. If you drill down to the program level,


you will see an ongoing process to develop a collective
vision for our future direction, which, of course, is
occurring against the background of a rapidly changing
external environment. So there are challenges, especially
since strategically planning a future overlaps with the need
to articulate budget priorities when funds are tight and
there are many competing ideas for how resources should
be allocated. The faculty, the administrative team and I are
working on this, and I will keep our alumni updated on our
progress in this regard. I invite your input and insights as
we continue this process. You can e-mail me at jerry@
law.ufl.edu.
I would like to end by pointing out that we try to
recognize as many of our UF Law alumni leaders in this
publication as we can, and we greatly appreciate it when
you send us tips on those we may have missed. Our contact
information is at the front of the magazine.
Thank you for your continuing interest in and support
of your law school. And, of course, Go Gators! m


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UF LAW HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ACHIEVEMENTS


NEWS BRIEFS


UF Law students
travel country, world
for externships
D during the summer of 2010, Fredric
G. Levin College of Law students
worked in more externships than
ever. At least 203 rising 2L and 3L students
worked in exterships, where they earned
course credit in lieu of pay.
Externships, regulated by American
Bar Association Standard 305, provide
the opportunity for students to assist at-
torneys and judges with real legal
issues and cases. Externs perform legal
research, draft memoranda, motions and
contracts, and attend client meetings,
hearings and trials. Each student is men-
tored by a field supervisor (an attorney
or judge at the externship site) and a UF
Law faculty member.
The externship experience enables
the student to apply first-hand principles
learned in law school, and enhances the
learning experience upon return to the
classroom. Students meet new attorneys


and work side-by-side with experienced
attorneys and judges. In some cases, ex-
temships may lead to employment offers
after graduation.
Of the more than 200 extemship
placements this past summer, 75 students
worked for judges including 35 in federal
courts, nine in state district courts of appeal
and two at the Florida Supreme Court. In
addition, one student is working this fall as
an extern for Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat at the
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th
Circuit.
Some of the externship sites included
the EEOC, FCC, NOAA, World Intellec-
tual Property Organization, Department of
Homeland Security, ACLU and the Florida
Solicitor General. Seventeen students
worked as exters for private corporations,
including entities such as the Discovery
Network, Elizabeth Arden, Office Depot
and Sony Corporation.
This summer, students worked on is-
sues such as the Gulf oil spill and drywall
litigation, and one student attended a meet-
ing at which the Queen Elizabeth II was
present.


Students celebrated
for pro bono work
and community service
his year's graduating 3L students had
a total of 2,763 hours of community
service, compared with 1,038 from
last year. They also accrued 9,204 hours of
pro bono work, compared with 8,096 from
last year. The combined volunteer hours for
the class totaled 11,967.
"To dedicate volunteer time beyond
your legal curriculum is incredible," said
Kristen Bryant, coordinator of the projects
and assistant director for the Center for
Career Development.
Christopher First led the class with the
most pro bono hours by working with the
12th Circuit Public Defender's Office. And
Penny Taylor-Miller had the most commu-
nity service hours through her work with
Fort White Elementary School and the Girl
Scouts.
Dean Robert Jerry commended the
students for their accomplishments and for
demonstrating leadership qualities.


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"One of the traditions at this law
school is the preparation of our graduates
for leadership positions," Jerry said. "And
by leadership we mean broadly giving
back to the community, giving back to the
state, the region and serving other people.
And what these students have done is
demonstrate that, in their lives right now,
they are already projecting the profes-
sional values that the Gator Nation has
celebrated for quite a long time."

Fellows make a difference
with public service
ix UF Law students took part in
The Center for Governmental Re-
sponsibility Public Interest Law Fel-
lowship program, where they gained hands-
on experience helping low-income people
and providing legal expertise to nonprofit
groups and government agencies.
The program is a cooperative effort
between The Florida Bar Foundation and
CGR that began in the mid-1980s. It pro-
vides low-income and indigent citizens
with valuable legal assistance.
The fellowships are financed by the
foundation from Interest on Trust Accounts
(IOTA) and more than $700,000 has been
provided to help pay for the practical legal
education of selected third-year law stu-
dents.
These students, supervised by licensed
attorneys, serve as advocates for the poor
and for nonprofit and government agen-
cies such as Florida Institutional Legal
Services, Southern Legal Counsel, Three
Rivers Legal Services, the state's Guardian
ad Litem program and the 8th Circuit Public
Defender's Office.
Included as part of the students'
nine-month commitment are a required
poverty-law course and projects to promote
awareness within the law school and greater
community about poverty issues and the
public interest.
The fellows were: George Eppsteiner
(JD 10), Camila Pachon (JD 10), Amber
Seay (JD 10), Olga Shraybman (JD 10),
Kimberly Thomas (JD 10) and Melissa
Welsh (JD 10). m


Sculpture by renowned artist installed at UF Law

sculpture by internationally renowned American artist John Van Alstine was
installed in the summer on the UF Law campus. Marty Margulies, whose gift
to the 2005 law school renovation project was the largest single contribution
for that project, chose and donated the sculpture to the law school from his extensive
private art collection.
"Marty is a prominent real-estate developer, major national and international art
collector and supporter of the arts, and a philanthropist of extraordinary generosity,"
UF Law Dean Robert Jerry said. "This sculpture is a famous work of art, and a wel-
come addition to the landscape of our campus."
The piece entitled "Broad Reach" is located on the northwest portion of
campus in Margulies Park, which was named for Margulies in recognition of his
earlier contribution.
"It was fun siting the sculpture, and I know John Van Alstine would be thrilled
with its application," said Margulies, who traveled to Gainesville to help situate the
massive object.
The sculpture is a large abstract metal and stone structure that twists and turns
toward the sky, striking a distinct pose at the college.
"Broad Reach" brings together old and modem materials for a unique and brand-
new creation; a good fit for the study of law, where older ideas must often be built
upon with newer and more modern ideas as society continues to evolve. m


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"I watched the rule of law destroyed
as a young teenager in Cuba, and the first
knowledge that we were going to have,
potentially, the loss of our liberty was the
attack on the judiciary," Zack said. "And
the failure to adequately fund the judicia-
ry becomes a direct attack on the judicia-
ry. That's why we have been focusing on
the preservation of the judicial system."
Many courts around the country have
been closing due to inadequate funding,
Zack said. Though Florida has not been
forced to close any of its courthouse
doors, its court system is funded at a per-
centage considerably below the national
average 0.7 percent of the state budget,
compared to 1.81 percent in other states,
as indicated in the report on Florida's
Budget Fiscal Year 2010-2011. The result
is a judiciary that operates below maxi-
mum cost-efficiency one that prevents
judges from focusing on expeditiously re-
solving the cases before them.
"We just can't operate like that," Zack
said. "The judiciary is a co-equal branch


of government, and our democracy is
founded on co-equal branches of govern-
ment. Co-equal means co-equal, and that
begins with funding. You can't starve the
justice system out of existence and expect
justice."
As the gap in judicial funding widens,
the state's most vulnerable citizens the
poor and indigent will potentially be
budgeted right out of their fundamental
right for legal redress.
"We're talking about a justice system
that serves all Americans the rich, the
middle class and the poor," Zack said.
"Particularly when we're talking about
the poor, we have a justice gap in this
country. Eighty percent of poor people
cannot afford a lawyer and therefore have
no access. They have no ability to redress
their grievances, which is guaranteed by
our Constitution."
One way Florida's lawyers can help
is by volunteering with a local legal aid
organization or pro bono program, said
Sheila Seig (JD 82), former pro bono


coordinator of Bay Area Legal Services'
Volunteer Lawyers Program in Tampa.
Seig now serves as an independent con-
tractor for Bay Area, but worked with the
organization for 15 years in its pro bono
program. During her stint as pro bono co-
ordinator, the program collaborated with
local attorneys, judges, professional as-
sociations and local bar sections to create
a variety of pro bono projects to provide
free legal assistance to indigent clients in
the community.
Under Seig's watch, the program
relocated its office to the courthouse in
downtown Tampa to encourage a closer
working relationship between program
staff, judges and court officials and to
make the program more accessible to at-
torneys working downtown who wanted
to volunteer.
"The purpose of the pro bono pro-
gram is to match indigent clients with pri-
vate attorneys who are willing to donate
their time and expertise. With the sup-
port from volunteers, we supplement and


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One such program, staffed and oper-
ated by Bay Area, is the Legal Information
Center (LIC), a self-help center located at
the courthouse that assists individuals who
are representing themselves in family, land-
lord/tenant, and small claims matters, Seig
said.
"Pro se litigants can come in to the LIC
and talk to our attorney about their civil
legal issues," Seig said. "The attorney can
guide them and give them legal information
- what forms they need, what type of ac-
tion they could take, or how to file a peti-
tion or make a motion," Seig said.
In recent years, Bay Area has expanded
its services to pro se litigants by providing
forms clinics. At the clinics, volunteer at-
torneys provide assistance in completing
court-approved family law forms, Seig
said.
"The LIC and the forms clinics have
been an effective way for Bay Area to re-
spond to the need for legal assistance for a
large group of people who don't qualify for
legal aid," she said.
Sylvia Walbolt (JD 63), shareholder
in Carlton Fields in Tampa, has made pro
bono service an integral part of her profes-
sional legal career by addressing unequal


when it involves life or liberty, as with the
death penalty cases, or with child custody
cases," Walbolt said.
One of Walbolt's pro bono clients was
a widow of a migrant worker who died in a
flash fire because the temporary trailer his
employer provided as housing didn't have a
smoke detector. A wrongful-death law suit
was brought on the widow's behalf, but it
was summarily denied. Walbolt was called
to assist on the appeal, and she and her co-
counsel successfully overturned the sum-
mary judgment.
"I think that was one of the most sat-
isfying appellate wins of my career. It's
very satisfying to use your legal skills to
help someone who otherwise would not
have a lawyer, to be the voice of that per-
son in court and to know you've made a
real difference in their lives," Walbolt said.
"We live in a society in which the judicial
system plays an increasing role, and if you
don't have access to the judicial system
with the help of a lawyer, you're just at an
incredible disadvantage."
But while the number of licensed at-
torneys in the state grows by about 2,500
attorneys annually, the number of pro
bono hours has stagnated. Members of The


"PART OF THE EXCHANGE FOR THE LICENSE TO PRACTICE LAW IS THAT

WE USE OUR EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE TO HELP THOSE WHO WOULD


NOT OTHERWISE HAVE ACCESS TO THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM."


expand the legal services that Bay Area can
provide." Seig said.
As with most legal aid programs, in-
dividuals seeking legal assistance on civil
matters can apply to Bay Area for help,
Seig said, and if they meet certain eligibil-
ity requirements, they may be represented
by a staff attorney or a volunteer attorney.
But most legal aid organizations operate
on limited resources and usually only very
low-income families and individuals quali-
fy to receive assistance.
"There is a significant number of peo-
ple a 'gap group' who don't qualify for
legal aid, but also can't afford to hire an
attorney," Seig said. "Legal aid programs
have acknowledged this issue and are de-
veloping ways to provide more legal assis-
tance to that gap group."


SYLVIA WALBOLT (JD 63)


access to the law for vulnerable members
of their communities.
"It is part of what we agree to do when
we take our oath of admission," Walbolt
said. "Part of the exchange for the license
to practice law is that we use our experi-
ence and expertise to help those who would
not otherwise have access to the judicial
system."
Walbolt, recipient of the 2010 Pro Bono
Public Award of the American Bar Associ-
ation Standing Committee on Pro Bono and
Public Service, has established and served
as the first chair of her firm's pro bono com-
mittee and has represented a diverse group
of pro bono clients, ranging from Holo-
caust survivors to prisoners on death row.
"There can be cases that, in very vital
ways, affect the individual's rights, such as


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Florida Bar are not required to perform
pro bono service, but they are required to
report their pro bono efforts. Only about
half reported that they had volunteered any
of their time to assist pro bono clients, ac-
cording to a 2008 study by Kelly Carmody
& Associates.
To increase pro bono services provided
by its membership, The Florida Bar initi-
ated the program One Promise Florida.
The simple message of the program is
"One Client. One Attorney." Its goal is to
encourage every attorney in Florida to take
just one pro bono client. This could sig-
nificantly "reduce the enormous backlog
of cases and improve access to the legal
system for all Florida residents," accord-
ing to the program's website. It's a mission
Walbolt supports.


Inevitably, the tremendous demand for
legal aid opens the door to the unauthor-
ized practice of law (UPL), whether the
unlicensed individual is attempting to help
a friend or take advantage of the unsuspect-
ing. When this happens, the nonlawyers
may actually create more legal problems
for their clients than they are helping them
resolve, said William Schifino Jr. (JD 85),
board liaison for the Standing Committee
on Unauthorized Practice of Law for The
Florida Bar, and shareholder of Williams
Schifino Mangione & Steady PA. in Tam-
pa.
"These individuals may believe they
are helping others pursue their legal
rights," Schifino said. "Other times, these
motivations may not be so pure. It is often
difficult to know where the line is drawn."


"THERE ARE COMMITTEES SET UP THROUGHOUT THE STATE, COMPRISED OF

LAWYERS AND NONLAWYERS, WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VETTING COMPLAINTS

THAT ARE FILED ALLEGING THE UNLICENSED PRACTICE OF LAW. -WILLIAM SCHIFINO JR(JD85)


"I'm just besieged with requests from
people to help them on a pro bono basis,"
Walbolt said. "There is more need than can
possibly be supplied. But, there is not one
lawyer in the state of Florida who can't af-
ford to take one pro bono case a year. If
we all did that, we still couldn't quench the
need, but we'd go a long way toward sat-
isfying it."


One possible reason for this difficult
distinction is that courts have historically
been hesitant to define the boundaries of
the practice of law, and the case law usu-
ally provides only general guidelines.
"So we have to analyze it on a case-by-
case basis," Schifino said. "There are com-
mittees set up throughout the state, com-
prised of lawyers and nonlawyers, which
are responsible for vetting complaints that
are filed alleging the unlicensed practice
of law. And to the extent that they believe
UPL has taken place, then those matters
can be and are prosecuted."
In 2009, The Florida Bar saw 658 com-
plaints filed alleging the unlicensed practice
of law, 39 of which resulted in litigation.
Once filed, these complaints are in-
vestigated by The Florida Bar Unlicensed
Practice of Law. The unlicensed practice of
law was prohibited in 1949.
"The Bar has a duty to protect the
public from incompetent or unethical rep-
resentation," said Lori Holcomb, UPL
counsel for The Florida Bar. "There is
a body of case law that governs what we
do. It's very factually specific. Does it in-
volve the person's important legal rights?


Does it require knowledge and skill of the law
greater than that possessed of the average le-
gal citizen? If so, The Bar would likely have a
case against the individual for the unlicensed
practice of law."
But Holcomb said there are also areas,
within specific guidelines, where the Florida
Supreme Court has approved legal assistance.
These include a nonlawyer assisting someone
in the completion of legal forms approved by
the Supreme Court of Florida or representing
someone in Florida administrative proceed-
ings, provided the individual stays within the
bounds of Florida administrative proceedings
rules.
"Oftentimes, what we see is that individu-
als are paying nonlawyers for assistance that
would otherwise be free," Holcomb said.
In fact, when you go to a nonlawyer, they
are most likely using a Florida Supreme Court
approved form, Holcomb said.
"Legal aid organizations and pro se assis-
tance centers, for instance, go a long way to-
ward providing that access and assistance. And
one of the things The Florida Bar is doing is
looking for ways to improve that access," Hol-
comb said. "Assistance is out there. The issue,
sometimes, is getting the word out." m


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It can be said of no other law school in the country. In the last 50 years, the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin
College of Law boasts more graduates who have ascended to leadership of the American Bar Association than any
other institution. It began with Chesterfield Smith. Now, with Stephen N. Zack (JD 71) assuming the presidency
of the vaunted professional organization in August, UF Law counts five ABA presidents among its alumni.


* Stephen N. Zack (JD
71), president 2010-11
Zack, an administrative
partner at Boies, Schiller
& Flexner LLP in Miami, is
the first Hispanic-American
president of the ABA in the
organization's 130-year
history. As president of the
410,000 member group,
his priorities are to help
gain equal access to justice
for all segments of society,
adequately fund the
judiciary, further integrate
technology into the legal
profession and ensure a
proper civic education for
young students.

* Martha W. Barnett (JD
73), president 2000-01
She has been honored
for her contributions to


society and the legal
profession by an award
from Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, the
National Association
of Women Lawyers,
the National Legal Aid
Defender Association and
the National Association
for Public Interest Law.
She participated in the
United Nations Fourth
World Conference on
Women in Beijing in
1995.

* Talbot "Sandy"
D'Alemberte (JD 62),
president 1991-92
In 1989, D'Alemberte,
then serving as president-
elect of the American Bar
Association, convinced
the organization to


establish the Central
and East European
Law Initiative (CEELI),
a volunteer program
charged with assisting
emerging democracies
across the region as they
worked to create legal
frameworks that would
guarantee the rights of
individuals. D'Alemberte
said that, with the end
of the Cold War, he
felt it was time to stop
talking about spreading
freedom and to actually
do something to make it
happen.

* W. Reece Smith Jr. (JD
49), president 1980-81
While ABA president, Smith
established the ABA Pro Bono
Center, which helped increase


voluntary projects from 50 to
1,000 over a 10-year period.
He also played a key role in
establishing Florida Legal
Services, Inc.- a nonprofit
group that provides civil legal
assistance to those who would
not otherwise be able to afford
legal representation.

* Chesterfield Smith (JD 48),
president 1973-74
He was among the first
public figures to call for
President Richard Nixon's
impeachment and resignation
and for the disbarment or
other disciplinary actions
against lawyers who violated
legal codes of ethics in the
Watergate scandal. Smith's
statement that "No man is
above the law" drew national
headlines.


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hen the Supreme Court of the United States convened
for the 2009-10 term last fall, seven Florida cases were
on its docket, representing nearly one-tenth of the cases
scheduled to be heard.
"The review of the Supreme Court of the United States
is largely discretionary, so though they're asked to review
maybe 9,000 cases each year, they hear and write opinions on only 75 to 80," said
Sharon Rush, a professor of constitutional law at the Fredric G. Levin College of
Law. "We assume that these cases that are granted certiorari are really important,
that there's some reason the court wants to hear them."


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U.S. SUPREME COURT CASES
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Joseph Jacquot (JD 99)
Florida v. Powell

Bryan Gowdy (JD 99)
Graham v. Florida

Lisa Call (JD 91)
Johnson v. United States


Indeed, the court's rulings on the bumper
crop of Florida cases that came before it last
term laid to rest some of the country's most


tor general to have argued the most cases ever
before the Supreme Court in a single term.

THE SOLICITOR GENERALS OFFICE
As exciting as appearing before the Su-
preme Court may be, for Makar, it's all in a
day's work. As Florida's solicitor general,
whose office falls under that of the attorney
general, Makar is charged with overseeing
civil appeals involving the state's interests in
all state and federal appellate courts as well as
any cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Solicitor general is an office that handles
appeals, particularly arguments before the
Florida Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme
Court," said Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum (JD 68). "It's a specialty office, with tal-
ent for making constitutional arguments at the
Supreme Court level, both state and federal. I
think those are the kinds of things you always
want to see in your office, talented people with
good ideas and insights who are able to apply
them at the very highest levels."
A year after being appointed Florida's so-
licitor general in 2007, Makar argued his first
case before the Supreme Court; a bankruptcy


IT TAKES A VILLAGE
In the Graham case alone, more than 15
amicus briefs were filed on behalf of Ter-
rance Graham, a 23-year-old Florida inmate
sentenced to life without parole for a series of
nonhomicidal burglaries he committed when
he was 16 and 17 years old. Graham's attorney,
Brian Gowdy (JD 99), a partner in the Jackson-
ville firm Creed & Gowdy, PA., embraced the
briefs and their authors as helpmates.
"Once the U.S. Supreme Court granted
cert, there were many, many people who
stepped forward to offer help," Gowdy said.
"There is a whole network of people out there
involved in the issue of sentencing youths to
very harsh punishments and they had already
been in the planning stages in the anticipation
that the court might grant certiorari in a case
like this, not this particular case, but a case like
this. It was an amazing process."
Gowdy, who had been Graham's appellate
attorney from the start, found little in Graham's
original sentencing order to challenge on ap-
peal. Because there were no viable procedural
challenges to be made, Gowdy turned to the
Eighth Amendment for a change in tactics.


"YOU MIGHT HAVE ONE OR TWO AMICUS BRIEFS IN A BIG CASE AT THE FLORIDA

SUPREME COURT, BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT,


IN SOME OF THESE CASES WE HAD DOZENS OF AMICUS BRIEFS.


SCOTT MAKAR (JD 87)


contentious constitutional questions. The ex-
traordinary task of preparing briefs and argu-
ing six of the cases before the high court fell to
four UF lawyers passionate advocates who
may never have expected to find themselves
being peppered, rapid-fire, with complex con-
stitutional questions in the marble temple of
the oldest, most enduring high court in the
world.
"I don't see how anyone could walk in
there and not feel the grandeur of the architec-
ture and the historical ambiance of the room,
to be awed and think, 'This is the United
States Supreme Court,'" said Florida Solicitor
General Scott Makar (JD 87), who argued four
of the state's five cases before the court last
year. "It's a stage of much greater magnitude."
So great, in fact, that the four UF Law
alumni who posed seven arguments in six
cases before the U.S. Supreme Court during
the 2009-10 term catapulted the University of
Florida Levin College of Law into the nation's
top three law schools exceeded only by Har-
vard and Yale based on figures compiled by
the NLJ Supreme Court Insider.
In addition, Makar was reported by The
National Law Journal as being the state solici-


taxation case, Florida Dept. of Revenue v.
Picadilly Cafeterias. The state's argument pre-
vailed. Makar was proud to have argued and
won a reversal, but felt it might be his only
case at the high court. Makar, who teaches a
course and is preparing a book on famous con-
stitutional cases from Florida, had no cases in
the 2008 term. But the court granted review
in an unprecedented five cases in 2009-10,
resulting in a grueling, but no less thrilling,
experience for his office. Makar worked with
his staff to prepare briefs and oral arguments
for four of the cases and assisted with the fifth,
argued by Deputy Attorney General and Chief
of Staff Joseph Jacquot (JD 99).
"It was very intense for the better part of
a year. We had to do a tremendous amount of
researching and writing the briefs, and prepar-
ing for oral argument," Makar said. "The other
aspect of these cases is the number of amicus
briefs. ... You might have one or two amicus
briefs in a big case at the Florida Supreme
Court, but when you're talking about the U.S.
Supreme Court, in some of these cases we had
dozens of amicus briefs. So they multiply by a
significant factor the amount of work you have
to invest in the case "


"We are an appellate firm and we're al-
ways looking for mistakes by the judge, and the
sentencing judge in this case had done a really
good job. He hadn't made many mistakes, argu-
able mistakes, that we could find," Gowdy said.
"So we decided we should try this cruel and
unusual punishment argument, which really
sprang off the U.S. Supreme Court's Roper de-
cision in 2005, where they said it was cruel and
unusual punishment to execute any juvenile. To
use a football analogy, it was a Hail Mary pass."
Though desperate, it was a pass that
scored landing on the Supreme Court
docket and making a big splash in the media.
Gowdy soon found himself arguing a high
profile Supreme Court case against fellow UF
lawyer and his Jacksonville neighbor, Solici-
tor General Makar.
"I actually felt very good and calm, and
fairly relaxed that day," Gowdy said. "It
wasn't because I didn't understand the im-
portance of the moment or the honor of being
able to argue in such a place, it was because I
was more prepared for that argument than any
other argument I've done in my life or will do
again. I'd spent so much time preparing, and I
was ready."


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Though Gowdy's argument that life
imprisonment for nonhomicide juvenile of-
fenders is unconstitutional would be the one
to prevail, he and Makar enjoyed a collegial
and supportive relationship based on their
shared experience before the high court.
"It's comforting when you're in the
courtroom and look to the right and left
and you see familiar, Florida faces, includ-
ing Bryan's and some of the judges from
the First District Court of Appeal," Ma-
kar said. "I think we both took comfort in
the knowledge, that, 'Hey, these two guys
from Jacksonville made it here, and we're
going to do just fine.' "

LEGISLATIVE INTENT
During his argument before the court
in Florida v. Powell, Jacquot drew confi-
dence from his conviction that the Miranda


warning is as much a tool for law enforce-
ment as it is protection for suspects.
"I worked for seven years in the U.S.
Senate, primarily at the Senate Judiciary
Committee, and so textual interpretation
is something that I'm very familiar with,
mostly in regard to statutes," Jacquot said.
"But, in this case, there was a lot of tex-
tual interpretation at issue in terms of the
Miranda warning itself. How does it read?
Is it misleading? Is it reasonable? ... The
theme I adopted was that the purpose of
the Miranda warning is really to get at the
truth, it's not just about protecting a sus-
pect's rights."
As with all the UF lawyers who ar-
gued before the Supreme Court, Jacquot's
preparation before his appearance at the
high court was intensive. He collaborated
with attorneys at the Department of Justice,


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who had joined in the case, to augment the
original brief with additional points crucial
to their arguments. He honed his advocacy
skills in four moot court exercises to build
confidence in the content and style of his
delivery, and he studied the justice's opin-
ions on related cases to understand who
among them could be advocates for his ar-
guments and who could not.
"I knew going into it that I'd get some
rough questioning from Justice Breyer, and
indeed I did," Jacquot said. "In the middle
of an exchange with him, I heard a voice to
my left say, 'Counsel, I do believe you are
correct.' It was Justice Ginsburg, and so I
quickly directed my argument to her and
I saw Justice Breyer go from being on his
elbows to leaning back in his chair, and I
realized, 'Now, the case is all about Justice
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Jacquot won Florida v. Powell by a com-
fortable 7-2 margin, with Justice Ruth Bader
Ginsburg writing the majority opinion, and
Justice Stephen Breyer joining Justice John
Paul Stevens in dissent.
"I think lawyers, particularly here in the
attorney general's office, do good every day,"
Jacquot said. "But when you take a case to the
U.S. Supreme Court, you know it's going to set
the law of the land. You really feel like your ar-
guments are bettering society and, in this case,
making good law, protecting law enforcement,
and ultimately protecting citizens. It was a
great experience."
For Lisa Call (JD 91), an assistant fed-


you would expect to be introduced to one
person, but he's really very different than his
record indicates. So I wanted a good result
for him," Call said. "It just happened that the
Supreme Court has looked at this same sen-
tencing statute several times over the last few
years, so I felt like there was a good chance that
once we were granted certiorari that he was go-
ing to get the good result we were seeking."
In preparation, Call's colleague, Rosemary
Cakmis, researched and wrote an "extraordi-
nary" brief, while Call examined past cases
and attempted to anticipate policy arguments to
which the members of the court would be re-
ceptive or lines of questioning they may pursue.


"I was so extremely relieved to see it in
black and white that we were going to be
able to come back for resentencing and that
my client wasn't going to face this extraor-
dinary punishment," Call said. "Mr. Johnson
has recently been resentenced and received a
sentence of time served. He essentially went
from 15 years to four years. It was really
great."

WHY SO MANY FLORIDA CASES?
Florida is a large and diverse state of near-
ly 19 million people from all over the world
and all walks of life, but that is most certainly
not the only explanation behind the high num-


"THE ADVOCATES AND THE COURT ARE PUTTING OUT NEW ARGUMENTS,


SHOWING US NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THINGS.


SHARON RUSH, UF LAW PROFESSOR


eral public defender for the Middle District of
Florida, getting a fair sentence for her client,
Damell Johnson, was her motivation to pursue
certiorari for Johnson v. United States. John-
son had been sentenced to a mandatory mini-
mum sentence of 15 years in prison under the
Armed Career Criminal Act based on the act's
enhanced sentencing guidelines for violent fel-
ons, though his prior state conviction was for
"unwanted touching" and not physical force.
Call's petition for certiorari pointed out circuit
differences in interpretation of "physical force"
under the Armed Career Criminal Act and ar-
gued that Florida's definition of simple battery
does not contain the element of physical force.
"When you look at Mr. Johnson's record,


"I had a chart of each case that led up to our
line of cases, outlining whichjustices hadjoined
the opinions, when they had written separately,
and what their justifications or concerns had
been," Call said. "Definitely, the level of prepa-
ration was entirely different than usual. From
February until the argument in October, this was
the only case I worked on. Normally, we don't
have that opportunity to just focus on one case,
but because the Supreme Court hears so few
cases, it's worth the effort and dedication."
The five-month wait until the court's rul-
ing was released was excruciating for Call
and her colleagues, but when it was finally
announced in March it was the news they'd
been hoping to hear.


ber of Florida cases before the U.S. Supreme
Court last term.
"Since the Rehnquist court came into ex-
istence, and we now also see it in the Rob-
erts court, the court has been very interested
in federalism issues, state's rights issues,"
Rush said. "Florida tends to be a leader on
those types of issues, and is very progressive,
I think, in putting out ideas about what state's
rights mean in the constitutional rhetoric or
dialogue."
"The advocates and the court are putting
out new arguments, showing us new ways
of thinking about things," she said. "It's an
amazing system, when you think about it. It's
not perfect, but it has endured." 0


CONSTITUTIONALLY SIGNIFICANT U.S. SUPREME COURT CASES ARISING IN FLORIDA (courtesy of Scott Makar)


* The Original Florida-Georgia
Dispute: Florida v. Georgia, 58
U.S. 478 (1854).
* Right to Counsel: Gideon v.
Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963);
Strickland v. Washington, 466
U.S. 668 (1984)
* Election 2000: Bush v. Gore, 121
S. Ct. 525 (2000) (and stay order,
121 S. Ct. 512); Bush v. Palm
Beach County Canvassing Bd., 121
S. Ct. 471 (2000)
* Free Expression: Erznoznik v. City
of Jacksonville, 422 U.S. 205
(1975); Papachristou v. City of
Jacksonville, 405 U.S. 156 (1972)
* Involuntary Servitude/Lawlessness:
Butler v. Perry, 240 U.S. 328
(1916); Chambers v. Florida, 309
U.S. 227 (1940)


Race Relations: Ingraham v.
Wright, 430 U.S. 651 (1977);
Adderly v. Florida, 385 U.S. 39
(1966); Robinson v. Florida, 378
U.S. 153 (1964); State ex rel.
Virgil Hawkins v. Bd. of Control,
350 U.S. 415 (1956)
Professional Regulation &
Commercial Speech: Edenfield
v. Fane, 507 U.S. 761 (1993);
Ibanez v. Fla. Dept. of Bus. & Prof.
Reg., Bd. Of Accountancy, 512
U.S. 136 (1994); Florida Barv.
Went for It, Inc., 515 U.S. 618
(1995)
Search and Seizure: U.S. v.
Drayton, 122 S. Ct. 2105 (2002);
Florida v. J.L., 529 U.S. 266
(2000); Florida v. Bostick, 501
U.S. 429 (1991); Florida v. Riley,
488 U.S. 445 (1989).


* First Amendment and the Media:
Miami Herald Publishing Co. v.
Tornillo, 418 U.S. 241 (1974);
Time, Inc. v. Firestone, 424 U.S.
448 (1976); Florida Starv. B.J.F,
491 U.S. 524 (1989); Chandlery.
Florida, 449 U.S. 560 (1981)
* Religious Liberty: Church of
Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of
Hialeah, 508 U.S. 520 (Fla. 1993)
* Communism and Free Speech:
Gibson v. Florida Legislative
Investigation Comm., 372 U.S.
539(1965)
* Gender Discrimination: Kahn v.
Shevin, 416 U.S. 384 (1974);
Hoyt v. Florida, 368 U.S. 57
(1961)
* Due Process: Fuentes v. Shevin,
407 U.S. 67 (1972); Zinermon v.
Burch, 494 U.S. 113 (1990)


* Jury Size: Williams v. Florida,
399 U.S. 78 (1970)
* Speedy Trial: Doggett v. U.S.,
505 U.S. 647 (1992)
* Habeas Corpus: Lawrence v.
Florida, 127 S. Ct. 1079 (2007);
Day v. McDonough, 547 U.S. 198
(2006); Gonzalez v. Crosby,
545 U.S. 524 (2005)
* Death Penalty: Parker v. Dugger,
498 U.S. 308 (1991); Dobbert
v. Florida, 432 U.S. 282 (1977);
Proffit v. Florida, 428 U.S.
242 (1976).
* Federalism: Seminole Tribe of
Florida v. Florida, 517 U.S. 44
(1996); American Ins. Co. v. 356
Bales of Cotton (Canter),
26 U.S. (1 Pet.) 511, 7 L. Ed.
242 (1828).


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damages are larger, considerably different

and involve much more tourism. JONMILLS (JD 72)


The questions it has raised in the legal
world are still flowing freely almost two
months after the well was declared dead Sept.
19. The media has largely moved on to other
issues, but there is a long road ahead as legal
experts assess local, state and federal laws,
review previous disasters, evaluate the claims
process, and mitigate the effects of and
hopefully prevent future catastrophes.
At the University of Florida Fredric G.
Levin College of Law, experts have formed the
UF Law Oil Spill Working Group to assist in
working through the numerous legal issues that
have arisen since the spill.
"The mission of the law working group
is to intensively evaluate and scrutinize the
existing law that relates to oil spills," said Jon
Mills (JD 72), UF Law dean emeritus and head
of the Oil Spill Working Group. "That would
be evaluation of existing admiralty, federal,
state laws and cases."
"The laws are complex and overlapping.
It's not going to be easy to sort out," said Mills,
who also is director of UF Law's Center for
Governmental Responsibility.
The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska,
the resulting federal Oil Spill Pollution Act of
1990 (OPA) and Florida statute 376 -Pollutant
Discharge Prevention and Removal are a few
of the areas the group is focusing on to better
grasp the current situation in Florida. But
history and law offer limited guidance because


of the unique circumstances of the Gulf spill.
"In Alaska there is one state involved and
here there are four states. Here the damages
are larger, considerably different and involve
much more tourism," Mills said.
And while many federal statutes focus
on resource damage to wildlife and marine
life, a big question that remains unanswered
by previous legislation is remuneration for
economic loss in a place like Florida. Some
places in the Florida Panhandle had oil on the
beaches, but Mills said many communities that
did not see oil on their shores still suffered an
economic loss due to the outside perception of
the impact the oil spill had on the Gulf.
Mills offers this hypothetical scenario
to illustrate the situation: If a hotel owner in
Panama City Beach, which never had oil on
the beach, still loses business over a period
of years because of the perception of the Gulf
Coast beaches, are those losses recoverable?
It's still too early to know, Mills said. There
are a lot of questions remaining about how the
claims process will play out.
Kenneth Feinberg, the U.S. government
administrator of BP's $20 billion compensation
fund, has yet to offer concrete guidelines for
eligibility, but has expressed the possibility of
giving more consideration to those who were
not directly impacted by the spill.
For the residents of Bay County where
Panama City Beach is located that could be


good news. Although areas further west saw
oiled shores, the amount of oil on Bay County
beaches was negligible.
But Bay County's tourism industry has
taken a hit. County Attorney Terrell Arline (JD
80) said there was about a 15 percent downturn
in Bay County tourism revenue between April,
when the oil began flowing, and Labor Day
weekend. The county recently filed a claim
with BP for lost tourist tax revenues. And like
Mills, he is also concerned with the effect of
perception.
"Every time you see a BP ad on television
they talk about the spill in the Gulf, three
or four nights a week on every one of the
channels," Arline said. "That's not helping the
economy. We met with a BP representative a
couple of days ago and said 'Can't you have an
ad for Washington, D.C., or Connecticut or the
Northeast that talks about damage in Louisiana
or the Mississippi coast instead of the Florida
coast?"'
But Arline said he remains optimistic and
believes the perception issue will eventually
fade as people's thoughts and attention shift to
other issues.
"It's not going to wipe out the tourism
industry in Florida," he said.

ON THE GROUND
While the UF Law group was coming
together to assess previous and current laws to
assist with the spill, Florida's Panhandle was
preparing for the worst, trying to make existing
laws work in its favor and ultimately just trying
to get through the day.
"It was unprecedented. There wasn't a
playbook for this," Arline said.
But because of Florida's long history of
dealing with the impacts of hurricanes, the
state has become really good at responding
to emergencies, he said. And because of
their familiarity with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency's (FEMA) process, it
was equipped to handle the potential disaster
in a more efficient manner than some other
places.
"We reused the FEMA process to submit
our claims. We didn't send them to FEMA, but
used the FEMA protocols, the FEMA forms,
the FEMA system," Arline said.
Unlike the claims process for individuals,
which are subject to Feinberg's scrutiny,
government claims are submitted directly to
BP
Arline said Bay County was limited to
following the guidelines established under the
Oil Pollution Act in certain situations, and that
law operates on a top-down approach. He said
the law's procedures didn't work as well for
the Gulf spill, which required more immediate


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action. But when the county was able to employ
the FEMA approach, things progressed much
more efficiently.
"The Emergency Management process is
designed to be bottom-up, so the first responders
are the people on the ground in the communities.
They're getting stuff done, and then they submit
the bills," he said. "We spent a tremendous amount
of time trying to get approvals to do things that
we felt were essential for our community because
that's the way the federal process was set up, and
that just took too damn long."
A little further west in Escambia County one
of the Florida counties that saw the most oil -
County Attorney Alison Rogers (JD 94) was also
working out the best way to handle the rapidly
changing situation, providing legal advice to the
County Commission and its staff.
"When the oil spill first appeared to be
posing a threat to our coastline we instituted
a state of local emergency. We activated our
emergency operations center to provide for a
unified communications center so that everyone
involved in the response would be under one
roof to exchange thoughts and ideas," Rogers
said.
She helped dole out legal advice on a
wide range of issues including environmental
considerations, procuring supplies, filing claims
and looking carefully at state and federal laws.
"The Oil Pollution Act and the state version
of that (Florida statute 376) absolutely have been
the guideposts of what we have been relying on,"
she said.
Like so many communities along the Gulf
Coast, Escambia County is still working through
the effects of the spill and still waiting to see how
things will play out.
"A lot of these issues are still unfolding,"
Rogers said.
Many of the legal issues are going to be linked
to the kind of damages the county suffers, and a lot
of those damages have yet to be seen.
The county has claims pending with BP, and it
is continuing to submit claims on a monthly basis,
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Joan Flocks (JD 91) said large disasters

like the Gulf spill can also contribute to

what some social scientists have called

"corrosive communities."


"The biggest remaining legal issue is
going to have to do with property valuations,"
Rogers said. Properties in Escambia County
cannot be appraised until Jan. 1, "so we do
not know at this point how much or whether
property values are going to be affected by
this, and if so, how much is attributable to the
oil spill," she said.
While the economic forecast is still
uncertain, Rogers said she is optimistic that
next year's tourist season will be something
to look forward to. And adding to that sense
of optimism is the fact that the environmental
outlook appears to be hopeful. But she said the
county continues to find buried oil on beaches,
and the waterways are being monitored for
leftover oil as well.
Large disasters like the Gulf spill can also
contribute to what some social scientists have
called "corrosive communities," said Joan
Flocks (JD 91), director of the Social Policy
Division of the Center for Governmental
Responsibility and a member of the UF Law
Oil Spill Working Group.
Flocks describes a corrosive community
as one in which individuals are "very affected
by the loss of their livelihoods and all the
things that are related to that: mental illnesses,
depression, family breakups, financial issues
and all sorts of anxiety." These stressors
can eventually lead to the breakdown of
individuals and communities.


"There are some ethnic communities
that have been greatly impacted by the Gulf
spill because of their reliance on fishing,"
Flocks said. "We know there are populations
there that are probably experiencing a lot of
disproportional stress related to the decline of
the fishing and related industries."
Flocks said her research is still in the
preliminary stages, but there have already been
reports of higher depression rates in affected
Gulf Coast communities and at least one suicide
reported as a casualty from the spill.
Scholars have researched the long-
term effects the Alaskan oil spill had on
communities and lessons learned from these
studies may be used to minimize detrimental
effects on communities in the Gulf, she said.
One of her team's main goals is to find
ways the legal process can work better to make
communities whole again by thinking outside
the box and avoiding missteps that occurred in
previous disaster situations.

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD,
LOOKING UP
While it has been established that
much of the blame for the oil spill lies with
BP, a confluence of laws, industries and
organizations all had some role in allowing the
oil spill to occur, said Alyson Flournoy, a UF
Law professor and member of the UF Law Oil
Spill Working Group.


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"Overall, when you step back from the
disaster, what emerges is a series of decisions:
policy decisions, decisions by industry,
decisions by agencies implementing policy -
all of which balanced away the protection of
health, human life and the environment against
costs measured very narrowly," said Floumoy,
who is director of UF Law's Environmental
and Land Use Law Program.
Floumoy coordinated, edited and
contributed to a study released by the
Center for Progressive Reform, "Regulatory
Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the
BP Disaster Possible, and How the System
Can Be Fixed to Prevent a Recurrence."
Along with 12 other scholars, Floumoy was
able to examine the disaster on a federal level,
looking at the combination of legislation and
regulations or lack thereof- that contributed
to the spill. The report gave special attention
to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the
former Minerals Management Service (MMS)
and the newly named Bureau of Ocean Energy
Management, Regulation and Enforcement
(BOEMRE), which took the place of MMS.
Many of the needed government reforms
have to do with prioritizing safety, health and
environmental protection, which Flournoy
said have previously garnered too little
attention from the oil and gas drilling industry.
Floumoy said a recent report issued
by the Outer Continental Shelf Safety
Oversight Board, based in part on a survey of
BOEMRE employees, shows movement in
the right direction and provides a "finer grain
resolution on some of the problems, as well as
a better understanding of some of the cultural
problems within the agency."
Like many who are studying the problem,
Floumoy professes cautious optimism about
the legal community's ability to solve the
problems laid bare by the Gulf catastrophe.
"There are positive signs, but the real
question is what kind of follow-through there
will be now that the well has been sealed," she
said. "And given the fact that much of the oil
is settled on the bottom of the ocean, literally
out of sight and out of mind, the pressure to
move resources and attention elsewhere is
inevitable." m

Editor's note: As this issue ofUF LAW was going to
press, the Obama administration announced the appoint-
ment ofJohn H. Hankinson Jr (JD 79) to coordinate res-
toration programs and projects in the Gulf Coast region as
executive director of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration
Taskforce. Hanknson will coordinate interagency efforts,
oversee staffand outreach efforts, develop a regional
ecosystem restoration strategy and ensure that science
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BY MATT WALKER


If you turned on the TV at all this
summer, there's a good chance
you saw images of oil-covered
birds or oil-sodden wetlands flash-
ing across the screen. It's hard to
ignore the fact that the Gulf oil
spill had a significant impact on
wildlife and ecosystems in the Gulf.
While some legal experts were sorting
out the claims process or evaluating legal
precedents in previous disasters, Heather
Halter's (JD 07) focus turned toward Gulf
wildlife. Halter is a marine biologist in the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisher-
ies Service, Office of Protected Resources.
She works to protect marine mammals,
sea turtles and species listed under the
Endangered Species Act using her unique
background, which combines biology,
policy and law.
"To me personally this is just devastat-
ing," Halter said. "I grew up on the Gulf
Coast of Texas and I grew up swimming in
the Gulf."
During the spill Halter worked in
NOAA's incident command center in Sil-
ver Spring, Md., where she served as a
"watch stander" for the National Marine
Fisheries Service. Halter said she served
as a conduit for questions and information
flowing in and out of the center. She di-


rected questions to the appropriate offices
and relayed information to NOAA's other
incident command centers on issues like
fishery closures, which were changing on a
daily basis.
Halter said NOAA employees provided
valuable expertise in handling the cleanup
in the Gulf. Besides helping clean and re-
lease oiled turtles that were nesting on oily
shores, they discovered that early cleanup
strategies of burning oil off the water's
surface was actually burning juvenile sea
turtles alive, she said. Oil would collect
in big bunches of sargassum a type of
seaweed on the surface, which made for
ideal places for controlled burns.
"Juvenile sea turtles like to hang out
under the protection of that sargassum,"
Halter said.
One of the sea turtle species most af-
fected by the spill is the Kemp's Ridley,
which was nesting on the Louisiana shores
at the time of the spill, she said. As of mid-
October, NOAA reported 465 documented
dead Kemp's Ridley turtles, compared to
64 dead loggerheads, 27 dead green tur-
tles and 40 dead unknown turtle species.
The resulting casualties will no doubt result
in fewer nests next year.
In addition to hosting nesting turtles,
the wetlands act as nurseries for juvenile
fish and sharks, and serve as nutrient sinks


that boost the water quality in coastal ar-
eas. All will be affected by the spill.
"The environmental baselines of the
Gulf ecosystems as we knew them have
definitely changed as a result of this oil
spill," Halter said. "This raises many ques-
tions for the future, such as 'What was
lost that we cannot see at this time? What
long-term effects might oil in these ecosys-
tems have?' These and other questions are
part of the natural resource damage as-
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New Gifts
* An anonymous donor has committed a
bequest of $4.5 million to fund scholar-
ships. This gift will count in the Florida
Tomorrow Campaign.
* Betsy Gallagher (JD 76) has documented
the College of Law as beneficiary of a
$75,000 life insurance policy. Gallagher is
a member of the Law Center Association
Board and partner in the Tampa law firm
Kubicki Draper.
* Gene (JD 72) and Elaine Glasser have
committed an additional $50,000 cash and
$35,000 bequest to the Gene K. and Elaine
Glasser Endowment Fund, which supports
activities such as the Glasser Barbecue for
students, faculty and staff at the college.


Glasser is a member of the Law Center
Association Board and partner in the Ft.
Lauderdale firm Greenspoon Marder
John (JD 71) and "Weezie" Vreeland have
committed $200,000 of a life insurance pol-
icy to the college. The gift will be divided
so that $75,000 will benefit the Dennis Cal-
fee Eminent Scholar Chair, $75,000 goes to
the Graduate Tax Program Endowment and
$50,000 goes to establish an endowment in
their name to fund law student scholarships.
The family and friends of Gerald A. Wil-
liams (JD 75), who passed away in May,
have established the Gerald A. Williams
Endowed Memorial Scholarship to be
awarded to a deserving member of the
Black Law Student Association (BLSA)
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active alumnus. Carolyn L. Williams, his surviv-
ing spouse, is the primary donor to the fund.
Thank you to Carol Brewer (JD 79) for her role
in directing a $100,000 cy pres award to benefit
the law school. Brewer is a member of the Law
Center Association Board and partner in the San
Francisco firm Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLP



Book Award established

in memory of Judge

George L. Proctor
he Jackson-
ville Bank-
ruptcy Bar
Association has
established a book
award in Advanced
Problems in Bank-
ruptcy and Debtor
Creditor Law to
honor the career and
legacy of former
United States Bank-
ruptcy Judge George L. Proctor (LLB 49). In
1975, Judge Proctor was appointed as the first
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge to serve in Jacksonville, a
position he held until his passing at the age of 81
in 2007. From taking his own case files between
Jacksonville and Orlando for almost 15 years, to
holding hearings on Saturday and Sunday morn-
ings, he was dedicated to the work of the court.
As dedicated as he was to his work, he cherished
his family above all, including his wife of over
57 years, Gloria, three children and five grand-
children. As a testament to this, his college-age
grandsons referred to him as their "best friend" at
his funeral.
The book award was funded by members
of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Associa-
tion who made direct contributions to the law
school. The outpouring of support was so great
that the five-year pledge was fulfilled in less
than two years. The group is considering spon-
sorship of an additional award. If any alumnus
is interested in contributing to an additional
gift in honor of Judge Proctor, please contact
Kristyn Barber Leedekerken at Kristyn Leede-
kerken @flmb.uscourts.gov. u


Scholarships help first-generation,

low-income students attend UF Law


wo new scholarships inspired by
the Florida Opportunity Scholars
Program for University of Florida
undergraduates which provide full
scholarship and grant packages to first-
generation college students from families
earning less than $40,000 per year are
making Fredric G. Levin College of Law
degrees attainable for deserving students.
And alumni thinking of creating a named
endowment of their own should take note
of this innovative approach.
The Jim and Sharon Theriac Florida
Opportunity Scholarship in Law Fund
and the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Founda-
tion Florida Opportunity Scholarship
in Law both provide support for former
Florida Opportunity Scholars who have
been accepted at the Levin College of
Law. The Theriac scholarships will also
be available to first-generation, low-
income college graduates from other
schools.
"It's for students like me," said The-
riac (JD 74), a first-generation college
student himself.
Theriac said that sometimes the only
thing standing between these students
and their goals is their financial situation.
"I hope that it eases their financial
worries to the point that they can focus
on their studies," Theriac said. "I hope
that they become lawyers, lobbyists,
business people, teachers ... just that
they maximize the education opportunity
available to them in whatever field they
feel they can do the most good."
Theriac said he would love to have
some of the alumni donate to the fund
so it can become big enough so that any
student who works hard enough to get in,
is able to.
"Most if not all of my peers were
first-generation college students and we
were able to do that because there were
jobs available and scholarships avail-


able," he said. "I think it is our duty to
provide the same opportunity for follow-
ing generations."
Theriac believes that "all Americans
have to have access to the judicial pro-
cess. Everyone has to believe, rightfully
so, that they have a part in the American
dream. And law is so dominant in our so-
ciety that all people should have access,
and hopefully this scholarship will help
achieve that goal in some small fashion."
"The cost of tuition can take law
school out of reach for some potential
star students, which is why need-based
financial aid is so important," said UF
Law Dean Robert Jerry. "These students
will be future leaders in our communities,
our workplaces, and our state and nation,
so it is important they have access to a
legal education today. In addition, these
resources are vital to developing a vibrant
student body consisting of a variety of
socioeconomic backgrounds and experi-
ences. We are grateful to the Theriacs and
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation for
recognizing and moving to assist with
this."
The foundation established the
Shook, Hardy & Bacon Foundation
Florida Opportunity Scholarship in Law
last July. The grant will work toward the
foundation's overall mission of increas-
ing diversity in the legal workplace.
"We noticed that the objectives of the
Florida Opportunity Scholars Program
seemed to line up perfectly with the
mission of our foundation," said SHB
Foundation President Jay Simpson. "We
are honored and proud to provide this
assistance."
For more information on creating
or enhancing scholarship funds at the
Levin College of Law, contact Kelley
Frohlich, Senior Director of Develop-
ment & Alumni Affairs, at 352-273-0640
or frohlich(~ilaw.ufl.edu. u


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BY MATT WALKER
Veronica Roof (JD 06) creates a sustainable career
in law by developing local and state plans and
policies to reduce, reuse and recycle.


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local governments with recycling and solid
waste management issues, helping them
establish more sustainable approaches for
dealing with the ever-increasing amounts
of refuse that are the byproducts of modem
life. And her decision to return to school to
earn a law degree
after establishing a "I actually se
career as a consultant being put i
provided her with the
knowledge and skills communi
to ultimately be more that's re
effective and sus-
tainable in her field.
"A large percent-
age of my time is
spent utilizing the skills I obtained in law
school," Roof said. In her current position
at consulting firmR.W. Beck, a SAIC com-
pany, she is often required to draft or review
contracts, ordinances and negotiations. Her
background in law contributes to her effec-
tiveness in that role.
When she began working for R.W. Beck
in 2001, Roof said she was exposed to sus-
tainability issues early on. And as she found
herself working on an increasing number of
law-related projects with state and local gov-
ernments, the need for a law degree became
clear.
"I just knew this is the area I wanted to
continue in as a career," she said. "Consult-
ing just offers the opportunity to have a dif-
ferent project every day, and with the type of
work I do, I actually see my projects being
put into place in communities. To me, that's
rewarding."
One of her recent rewarding projects
came when she served as the project manager
of a statewide construction- and demolition-
debris characterization study in Georgia.
The study a follow-up to a 2005 municipal
solid-waste characterization study was the
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or 10 years down the road."
Roof enjoys the direct connection she
has to governments in helping them become
more sustainable."
The most fulfillingaspect is the pro-
curement work," Roof said, "assisting local
governments that are
my projects faced with procuring
ito place in solid waste and recy-
cling services once
ies. To me, every 10 or 20 years,
arding. and they are across
the table from the
ERONICA RooF (JD 06) private sector that
handles these issues
every day. I'm able
to bring them to an equal playing fieldand it
ultimately benefits the community at lage."
And there doesn't seem to be a shortage
of projects out there that require Roof's ex-
pertise. In the past year alone, she has assist-
ed local governments in Oklahoma, Arizona,
Texas, Minnesota, South Carolina, Georgia
and Florida.
But that doesn't stop her from getting
back to Gainesville once in a while.
"You always have to squeeze in a Gator
football game at least once a year," she said.
Roof's husband, Brian Roof (JD 06), is
on the UF Law Alumni Council and was a
two-term president of Florida Blue Key, so
they both remain very active with the law
school, she said.
With an undergraduate degree in busi-
ness and a career in the consulting fiel work-
ing on sustainability issues, Roof has been
able to use her law degree in a less tra-di-
tional way, and she encourages current law
students to do the same.
"Simply think outside the box," Roof
said. "A law degree opens a lot of opportu-
nities for professions that law students may
not have considered initially but can be ex-
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Protect tion

BY ROBERTA 0. ROBERTS

Alumnus Peter Sleasman (JD 83) fights on behalf of Guatemalan
immigrants targeted by local government


In a March 2006 nighttime raid, armed men burst into the
homes of several frightened families. With little time to
gather belongings and under threat of arrest if they tried
to return, more than 100 men, women and children of
Guatemalan-Mayan descent were herded into the streets
evicted from their homes with no place to go.
Though reminiscent of terrifying police and army actions
during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, this raid was perpetrated by
officers of the law and code enforcement officials employed by the
city of Lake Worth, Fla. The victims were residents of an apartment
complex targeted by the city for its large immigrant population.
"One of the most egregious aspects of this case is the night
police raid in the apartment complex," said Peter P. Sleasman
(JD 83), a senior staff attorney with Florida Institutional Legal
Services in Gainesville. "A lot of the residents lived in Guatemala
during the civil war and (faced) issues with police and army raids
at night, so this raid had a lot of overtones to this group of clients
and they were greatly affected by it."
Sleasman was a member of a team of four also including
lead attorney Lisa Carmona of the Florida Equal Justice Center
and attorneys Tequisha Myles of the Legal Aid Society of Palm
Beach County and Charles Elsesser of Florida Legal Services -
who brought a civil suit against the city of Lake Worth on behalf
of three women who were members of the evicted Guatemalan
families.
As research for their litigation, the team hired an expert to
create a statistical study that, according to Sleasman, "showed
in fairly stark terms that the city's code enforcement efforts
specifically targeted areas of high immigrant population."


Sleasman also said city
police officers looked for code
violations in a crime victim's house
when responding to a call in the
neighborhood. The police officers
would submit their findings to
code enforcement, a practice they
admitted they did not follow when
responding to calls in the homes of
white residents.
Sleasman said the raids were
the city's calculated strategy to
force immigrants out of Lake Worth
and discourage landlords from providing housing to them.
"Some of the city officials made clear comments that they were
concerned about what they referred to as the 'changing nature' of
their community. We felt there was a direct connection between
those comments and the selective code enforcement that was going
on in this case," Sleasman said. "They were looking, I think, to
send a message to landlords who were renting to immigrants that
there was going to be increased code enforcement and increased
scrutiny of their properties."
He said the two main claims the team brought in their suit
were due process violations regarding code enforcement and fair
housing discrimination based on national origin. The heart of the
due process violation was that the city didn't allow the tenants
opportunity to challenge the evictions.
According to The Florida Bar Foundation, the case resulted
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ample evidence one is necessary and appropriate. The settlement
also provides that evacuated residents be given a written notice
of their right to challenge the evacuation order and that they be
given an opportunity for a hearing. In the event of an emergency
evacuation, the settlement requires that displaced residents be
provided information about social services agencies that might be
able to assist them.
For their efforts on this case, the litigation team was awarded
in June the 2010 Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence. The
award is given by The Florida Bar Foundation to program grantees
of the Foundation Legal Assistance for the Poor in recognition of
projects with significant impact. All the attorneys on the case are
members of the LAP program and work for legal services firms
supported by the foundation.
"It took some creative thinking and outstanding advocacy in
both litigation and negotiation to get this result," said the Hon.


William Van Nortwick (JD 70), a judge in Florida's First District
Court of Appeals and chair of the Goldstein award selection
committee. "I don't know what was on the mind of the city, but the
result of this project is that these folks are no longer going to be
selectively removed. There won't be people knocking on their door
in the middle of the night and moving them out of their home," he
said.
Sleasman is especially proud of the outcome of the case, which
is just one of many he's tackled during his 26-year career in public
interest law.
"To the extent that the government can run roughshod over the
rights of the poor, it typically sets the stage for government running
roughshod over the rights of everyone," Sleasman said. "And so
everyone's rights have to be protected, regardless of their position
in society or their economic status, in order to protect the rights of
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As new alumni from the University
of Florida Fredric G. Levin College
of Law take their first steps into
the legal profession, they can take
comfort in knowing that a fel-
low Gator is there to offer insight
and assistance. Renee Thompson (JD 99) is presi-
dent of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of The
Florida Bar, which, among other things, gives her the
responsibility of introducing young lawyers to the
many benefits available through local and state bar
organizations.
Thompson recalls that as a student she held a com-
mon misconception of The Bar,
which is that it is serves mainly c
as a regulatory or disciplinary or- If you a
ganization. lawyer ...
"I never understood it, at that need oth
time, to be a leadership organiza-
tion or an organization that can me find
provide education and support to belonginK
an attorney," she said. One of the la er
YLD's recent developments may l y
well change that common mis- great wa:
conception. The YLD has created EN
and fostered the Law Student
Division, now active at each of
Florida's law schools.
"The Florida Bar has so much to offer young law-
yers," Thompson said, "and I think the Law Student Di-
vision is helping students see that earlier in their careers."
One of Thompson's main goals during her term
is to oversee and coordinate circuit representatives to
the YLD throughout the state. Each circuit has elected
representatives who serve on the YLD Board of Gov-
ernors, and meetings are held six times a year to plan
and discuss the large number of activities and programs
the YLD organizes and those planned by its local affili-
ates statewide. Among these programs are continuing
legal education, professionalism education, pro bono
and outreach activities, administration of scholarships
and dozens of others. With an estimated 21,000 young
lawyers in Florida, it's no easy task.
The first several years of a lawyer's career can be
especially busy, so being active in the state YLD or a
local young lawyer affiliate may seem like a struggle.
However, Thompson pointed out that lawyers who are
able to make time for it will improve their personal and
professional lives.
"If you are a young lawyer looking around your of-
fice and thinking 'I need others to help me find a sense
of belonging,' a young-lawyer affiliate is a great way to


start," she said. "Your local affiliate can be not only a
networking opportunity and help you grow as a profes-
sional, but it can really become a source of some of your
life-long friends in your practice of law."
Thompson understands that time-crunch better than
most since she has significant statewide responsibilities
as well as the demands of her own career. Luckily, she
says she has found a nurturing environment at Mateer
Harbert, P.A., where she works as a senior associate in
the firm's Ocala office.
"They have been the most supportive group of people
you can imagine," Thompson said. "I'm tasked with the
responsibility of being in a lot of places at once, in ad-


re a young
thinking 'I
ers to help
a sense of
, a young-
ffiliate is a
y to start."
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edition to handling my case load.
Even still, they've been not only
supportive of this endeavor but
encouraging as well. They know
that my involvement with The Bar
helps me become a better practi-
tioner."
While Thompson's responsi-
bilities with the YLD can be time-
intensive, they also allow her to
grow as a lawyer, which benefits
her firm and her clients.
"It allows me to work with
amazing attorneys all over the
state," she said, "and gives me a


built-in network. As a young lawyer, you really need to
be able to reach out to your peers, and, in that regard, I
think I bring a strong sense of community."
Thompson is following something of a Gator tradi-
tion in taking on this responsibility, as over half of the
past YLD presidents have been UF Law alumni. Thomp-
son, for one, is not surprised by this statistic.
"The University of Florida is an amazing institution,"
she said, "and they've always put out some of the best
graduates and the best leaders in the state and in the na-
tion."
One of the perks of the job is that Thompson returns
to Gainesville to speak with students and help them as
they embark on their careers.
"I couldn't be happier to be involved with what's
happening here at the law school," she said. "In every
opportunity I get to serve to help our students and gradu-
ates, I try to be as involved as possible."
Thompson described part of her motivation to do so
as a way of giving back. "It meant so much to me, as a
student, to see the active alumni that we had and to be a
part of the Gator Nation, so it's really important to me to
foster that and be a part of it now that I am a practicing
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Friend oft F:oiciin Sci\cIc N ledI om TamiiancSc icpicscntativcs I' n Iecoinl It 1i0n
of his rcilLikab Il cont I ilit i:n toi thce i iciendship bet% een tlhe RcputI I: Of C 1hi1In
(Taiwan) and the United States of America." This diplomatic tribute makes Mayor
Slesnick the first Florida leader to receive a medal for his contributions to the
promotion of international relations with Taiwan.
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1960
James C. Rinaman, of Marks Gray PA. in
Jacksonville, is celebrating his 50th year
of service to the legal profession. He has
been at Marks Gray since June 1960.

1962
J. Charles Gray, of the GrayRobinson,
RA. Orlando office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for his
work in environmental law.

C. Michael Shalloway, of Shalloway &
Shalloway, PA. specializing in elder law
and special needs trust in West Palm
Beach, has been honored every year
since 1967 in Florida Super Lawyers'
magazine.

1964
Gerald F. Richman, president of Rich-
man Greer, PA. in the West Palm Beach
office, was named to Florida Trend Legal


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Elite Hall of Fame for the second year in
a row. He was named a Band 2 lawyer
for the general commercial litigation prac-
tice area by Chambers USA: America's
Leading Lawyers for Business. There are
six bands in the ranking system, Band 1
being the highest. He was also named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list.

1966
Jon Agee, of Fort Lauderdale, has pub-
lished his third novel under the pseud-
onym Noah Bond. The Lost Testimony of
Bones LeBeau is an accurate account of
the Kennedy assassination from inception
through implementation as told by a ficti-
tious person who worked for the New Or-
leans mob. See noahbond.com for more
information about his novels.

Richard M. Robinson, of the Orlando of-
fice of GrayRobinson, PA. was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for
his work in tax law.


1968
Kirk N. Kirkconnell, of Kirkconnell, Lind-
sey, Snure, Yates & Ponall, PA. in Winter
Park, has been inducted as a fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers.

1969
Charles H. Egerton, of Dean Mead,
Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bo-
zarth, PA.'s Orlando's office, was selected
to chair the American Bar Association's
Section of Taxation, the nation's largest
organization of tax lawyers.

Alan G. Greer, a shareholder with Rich-
man Greer, PA. in Miami, was selected for
the 2010 Lawdragon 500 Leading Law-
yers in the U.S. list. Greer has also been
named to the Florida Trend Legal Elite's
Hall of Fame for the second year in a row.
He was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers' list and he was also named a
Band 1 lawyer for the general commercial


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A foundation for success

Marjorie Thomas (JD 76) traded her legal career for the medical news business

BY ROBERTA 0. ROBERTS


jorie Thomas (JD 76) discovered a
nose for news.
Following her investment in
a client's startup medical news company,
Thomas and client Bette BonFleur decided
Thomas should take a professional leap from
the law to become a 50/50 partner in Ivanhoe
Broadcast News now the largest medical
news-gathering organization in the country,
delivering breakthrough medical news to mil-
lions of Americans nationwide via television
and its website: wwwivanhoe.com.
"I just planned to help her buy a camera
for her TV news business and, lo and behold,
I started doing all the things she didn't like to
do," Thomas said.
Thomas said she loved calling station cli-
ents, negotiating contracts, conducting finan-
cial analysis and managing staff When founder
BonFleur decided to leave the Orlando-based
business to move to Virginia in 1995, Thom-
as happily stepped up to the plate as Ivanhoe
Broadcast News' CEO and publisher.
BonFleur felt she left her business in good
hands.
"It never occurred to me that she would
not do the right thing," BonFleur said. "She's
also my best friend and I trust her implicitly."
As the company's CEO, Thomas created
an innovative corporate environment based
on a philosophy she and BonFleur shared of
building a business that employees would
never want to leave. These innovations in-
clude a company concierge to run errands for
employees, a massage therapist who makes
monthly office visits, work-from-home Fri-
days, a dog-friendly office and a trip every
other year for employees to work in a foreign
country for a week.
In addition to making herself and her em-
ployees happy, Thomas said she feels rewarded
when people receive the medical help they
need as a result of Ivanhoe's news distribution.
Thomas shared a story of a diabetic
woman in Denver, who, after seeing a story
on Ivanhoe about a new medical procedure


developed by a California doctor, canceled
her surgery for the next day to amputate one
of her legs. Instead, she flew to California to
consult the doctor featured in the Ivanhoe pro-
gram, who saved her leg from amputation.
"I want each day to be better than the past
day for as many people as possible, and cer-
tainly medical and technological advances are
the fastest ways to do that," Thomas said.
Before getting into the news-gathering
business, Thomas was an attorney, and has
worked as a banker and a computer program-
mer. She said she went into law because it was
her best chance for success at the time.
"It was 1973 and I didn't think the future
for a woman in business was open," she said.
"I wasn't looking to establish my own busi-
ness, I was looking for jobs with other com-
panies and I had a very difficult time getting
businesses to offer me a job in a management
training position. And so I said, 'I've got to go
back to school and get a job that has an unlim-
ited future,' and that is definitely what law has
if people take advantage of it."
Thomas said she became the first woman
to work as an attorney at Vandenberg, Gay &
Burke, now Foley Lardner, LLP, in Orlando
in 1976. Although she is no longer practicing
law, she believes that law gave her the founda-
tion she needed to be successful at starting and
growing Ivanhoe Broadcast News.
"If you are looking to work less hours
or have less pressure than law, don't go into
the business world because it has the same
or more than the legal world," Thomas said.
"But if you are looking to do something that
is dynamic and exciting that you love, then if
it isn't law, move on into the business world
because law is a great training ground for run-
ning a business."
Her advice for legal professionals looking
to take the leap to start their own businesses?
"Be ready to cut your income by 75
percent and work harder than you've ever
worked in your life. And good luck," she said,
"because if you succeed, it is the most excit-
ing thing you could do." u


"'I've got to go back to
school and get a job that
has an unlimited future,
and that is definitely
what law has if people
take advantage of it."


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LESLIE LOTT i ID L) -, Ifounder of Lott &
Fried land, PA., an intellectual piropt rit\ la1\
hi illn Corial Gables, ds elected t,: The
Flhorida LBI L'>:oid o:,f GO\v rcinIs 0n Al.pirl 2 .
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litigation practice area by Chambers USA:
America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
Band 1 is the highest of six bands in the
ranking system.

Joseph P. Milton, a senior partner with
Milton, Leach, Whitman, D'Andrea & Mil-
ton in Jacksonville, received in June The
Florida Bar Foundation's Medal of Honor,
the foundation's highest honor bestowed
upon a lawyer.

John C. Patterson, of Sarasota, took of-
fice July 1 as second vice president of
The Florida Bar Foundation. Patterson is a
partner with Livingston, Patterson, Strick-
land & Siegel, PA. and specializes in real
property, business and banking law.

1970
The Hon. Rosemary Barkett, of the 11th
Circuit Court of Appeals, received the
Arab American Institute and Foundation's
Najeeb Halaby Award for Public Service.
She was also a main speaker at this year's
American Society of Comparative Law's
18th International Congress of Compara-
tive Law in Washington, D.C.

John M. Brumbaugh, of Richman Greer,
RA. in Miami, was named a Band 3 law-
yer for the general commercial litigation
practice area by Chambers USA: Ameri-
ca's Leading Lawyers for Business. There
are six bands in the ranking system, Band
1 being the highest. He was also named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list.

Robert J. Dickman, of Dickman, Epel-
baum & Dickman in Miami, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list.


1971
John K. Vreeland, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Lakeland office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for his
work in estate planning and probate law.

1972
William H. Andrews, of the GrayRobin-
son, P.A. Jacksonville office, was named
to the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list
for his work in employment and labor.
He was also named to the 2010 Florida
Trend's Legal Elite.

Christopher M. Fear, of the GrayRobin-
son, P.A. Lakeland office, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for
his work in business/corporate law.

Gene K. Glasser, a managing shareholder
of Greenspoon Marder, PA. in Fort Lau-
derdale, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers' list. He practices tax,
trust and estate law.

Manuel Menendez Jr., chief judge of
the 13th judicial circuit (Hillsborough
County), was honored July 24 as Jurist
of the Year by the Florida chapters of the
American Board of Trial Advocates at its
annual convention in Naples.


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Brumbaugh 70
Brumbaugh 70


1973
Jeff Garvin was added to the 2011 Best
Lawyers in America list in the specialties
of personal-injury litigation and medical
malpractice law. He was also listed in the
2010 edition of Florida Trend's Legal Elite
and has been continually on the Florida
Super Lawyers' list since 2004.

Raleigh "Lee" Greene, of R.W. Greene,
RA. in St. Petersburg, was named to the
Best Lawyers in America 2010 list.

Mike Palahach, of Michael Palahach III,
RA. in Coral Gables, was named again to
the Florida Super Lawyers' list. He has
been a member since 2006.

Pamela 0. Price, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Orlando office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for her
work in estate planning and probate law.

Ronald S. Reed, of the GrayRobinson, RA.
Tampa office, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers' list for his work in
family law.

Gerald A. Rosenthal, a senior partner in
Rosenthal, Levy & Simon, RA. in West
Palm Beach, was named to Best Lawyers
in America for the 17th consecutive year.
Rosenthal has dedicated his professional
life to aggressively representing cata-
strophically injured victims of workplace
accidents and toxic exposures.

1974
Frederick W. Leonhardt, of the GrayRob-
inson, PA. Orlando office, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for
his work in government relations.

Richard Malchon, partner with Adams
and Reese's Tampa and St. Petersburg


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offices, was listed in Tampa Bay Maga-
zine's 2010 list of Tampa Bay's Top Law-
yers for his work in banking law.

Stephen A. Walker, of Lewis, Longman
& Walker, P.A.'s Jacksonville office, was
named to the 2010 Florida Super Law-
yers' list. He was also named to the 2011
Best Lawyers in America list in environ-
mental law.

L. Geoffrey Young, partner with Adams
and Reese's St. Petersburg office, was list-
ed in Tampa Bay Magazine's 2010 list of
Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers for his work in
banking law.

1975
Carlton F. Bennett, of Bennett and Zydron,
P.C. in Virginia Beach, Va., has been listed
in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. He
has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers
since 2007. Bennett is recognized as an
expert in traumatic brain damage litigation,
nursing home malpractice and wrongful
death cases.

Robert T. Cunningham Jr., of Cunningham
Bounds, LLC in Mobile, Ala., was named
one of the top 10 attorneys in the state
of Alabama for the second year in a row
by Super Lawyers magazine. He has been
listed in Best Lawyers in America since
1987. Cunningham was also recently
named to Lawdragon's 500 Leading
Lawyers in America 2010.

Wayne E. Flowers, shareholder of Lewis,
Longman & Walker, PA. in Jacksonville,
was selected to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers' list in the area of environmental
litigation. He was also named to the 2011
Best Lawyers in America list in environ-
mental law and water law.


1976
Mark P. Buell, of Buell & Elligett, PA. in
Tampa, has again been recognized as a
leading trial lawyer on the Florida Super
Lawyers' list, Best Lawyers in America
and The Legal Elite for 2010. Buell is
Board Certified as a civil trial and busi-
ness litigation lawyer by The Florida Bar.
A former president of the Hillsborough
County Bar Association, he practices pri-
marily in the areas of eminent domain/
property rights and plaintiff's personal
injury.

1977
Chuck Modell, of Larkin Hoffman Daly &
Lindgren Ltd., was named by Chambers
USA as one of the top 20 franchise law-
yers in the nation. Modell practices law
in the firm's franchise group, which was
named one of the top 10 franchise prac-
tices in the nation.

Dennis J. Wall, principal with Dennis J.
Wall, attorney at law, a professional as-
sociation in Winter Springs and Orlando,
was named to the 2010 Florida Legal
Elite for his work in insurance by Florida
Trend magazine. He was also named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list. Wall
is the author of Litigation and Prevention
of Insurer Bad Faith, Second Edition pub-
lished by Shepard's/McGraw-Hill. Wall's
2010 supplement has just been published
in 685 pages, cover to cover, in its printed
edition by West Publishing Company, and
online. As of the 2010 supplement, Wall
evaluates more than 3,800 cases, stat-
utes and other authorities. Wall is also
the co-author of CAT Claims, Insurance
Coverage for Disasters (West Publishing
Company 2008, 2010 supplement in
progress).


1978
William A. Boyles, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Orlando office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for his
work in tax law.

Robert E. Gordon, of Gordon & Doner,
PA. in Palm Beach Gardens, was named
to the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list.

Robert J. Merlin, of Robert J. Merlin,
PA. in Coral Gables, lectured on col-
laborative family law to the Collaborative
Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay in June.
The purpose of the meeting was to help
the Collaborative Divorce Institute of
Tampa Bay become established as a new
organization that promotes the practice
of collaborative family law in the Tampa
Bay area.

Scott N. Richardson, of West Palm
Beach, has become a Fellow of the
American College of Trial Lawyers. Rich-
ardson is chief counsel to State Attorney
Michael A. McAuliffe of the 15th Judicial
Circuit, Palm Beach County. He is board
certified by The Florida Bar in criminal
law and has been included in the Bar
Register of Preeminent Lawyers since
2008.

Thomas J. Wilkes Jr., of the GrayRobin-
son, PA. Orlando office, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for
his work involving government, cities and
municipalities.

Richard M. Zabak, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Tampa office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for his
work in business litigation. He was also
named to the 2010 Florida Trend's Legal
Elite.


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CLASS NOTES


HON. IOHN E. IOR)AN i ID) 13 1, an Oange (CountV iLIdc, was selected as
the ieciplent ot the 26(0-2010 Hi-spnic BaL AssO:ciaton O4 ential
Floi Ida ii r st Ot the C.ir A\,iaid. hidc loid-an is ieco: nized in application
ti_- his kh ng-time sei\ ice to the H;L'> AF and its; aoal of sei\ in Hispanlc
lawyers, law students and the entire Hispanic community.


1979
Terri Salt Costa, a shareholder with Wil-
liams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in
Sarasota, was selected to Florida Trend's
2010 Legal Elite.

Hon. Bruce E. Kasold, of Washington,
D.C., became chief judge of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for Veteran's Affairs.
Kasold previously served in the Judge
Advocate General's Corps before retiring
from the military in 1994.

1980
Tom Dannheisser, Santa Rosa County
attorney, was appointed by Gov. Charlie
Crist on Aug. 9 to take over a position
being created by the retirement of Judge
David Ackerman in Pensacola.

Manuel Epelbaum, of Dickman, Epel-
baum & Dickman in Miami, was named
to the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list.

Peter T. Kirkwood, a shareholder in the
Tampa firm of Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood,
Long & McBride, was named Tampa's
Tax Lawyer of the Year for 2010 by Best
Lawyers.

Denis H. Noah, of Henderson, Franklin,
Starnes & Holt, PA. in Fort Meyers, was
named to the 2010 Florida Super Law-


years' list. He focuses his practice in the
areas of commercial real estate transac-
tions, commercial and residential real
estate development, real estate finance
and the resolution of title problems and
title insurance claims.

Charles M. Rand, of Charles M. Rand,
PA., became district governor of Rotary
District 6980 on July 1.

David L. Smith, of the GrayRobinson, RA.
Tampa office, was named to the 2010 Flor-
ida Super Lawyers' list for his work involving
government, cities and municipalities.

1981
Kimberly L. Johnson, managing partner
of both the Tampa and Naples offices of
Quarles & Bradley LLP was named to Flor-
ida Trend magazine's 2010 Florida Legal
Elite and 2011 Best Lawyers in America
lists.

1982
Terry Delahunty, a shareholder in GrayRob-
inson, RA.'s Orlando office, has become a
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court
Mediator.

Jean H. McCreary, of Nixon Peabody LLP
in New York, N.Y, has been recognized by
Chambers and Partners Chambers USA:


America's Leading Lawyers for Business as
a leader in the field of environmental law.

Anita Ponder, of Chicago, has joined Sey-
farth Shaw, LLP in New York, as a partner in
the government contracts and construction
practice groups. Ponder concentrates her
practice in government contracts, govern-
ment procurement and government relations.

1983
Robert Dellecker, a partner in Dellecker,
Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier, LLP in
Orlando, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers' list.

Ira R. Gershon, founding dean of the
Charleston (S.C.) School of Law, was named
the new dean of the University of Mississippi
School of Law.

William F. Hamilton, of the Quarles &
Brady, LLP Tampa office, was named to the
2010 Chambers USA directory and 2011
Best Lawyers in America list for his work in
litigation.

Scott G. Hawkins, shareholder and vice
chair of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs,
PA. in West Palm Beach and The Florida Bar
president-elect became a designated direc-
tor of The Florida Bar Foundation on July 1.
Hawkins practices business litigation law.


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Stephen L. Kussner, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Tampa office, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers' list for his work in real
estate law.

Peter Sleasman, of Florida Institutional Legal
Services in Gainesville, as part of a four-mem-
ber litigation team was awarded the 2010
Steven M. Goldstein Award for Excellence in
June for a code discrimination case against
Guatemalans in Lake Worth. The award is
given by The Florida Bar Foundation to pro-
gram grantees of the Foundation Legal As-
sistance for the Poor in recognition of projects
with significant impact.

Paul Steven Singerman, Co-CEO of Berger
Singerman, a Florida business law firm, was
named one of the Top 10 Florida in Super
Lawyers. Singerman is active throughout the
United States in large and complex restructur-
ing, insolvency and bankruptcy cases.

George Vaka's law firm, Vaka Law Group PL
in Tampa, was named one of the "Coolest
Office Spaces" in the May 14 Tampa Bay
Business Journal. Vaka was also added to the
2010 Best Lawyers in America and Florida
Super Lawyers' list.

Glenn J. Waldman, of Waldman Trigoboff Hil-
debrandt Marx & Calnan, PA. in Weston, has
been on the Florida Super Lawyers' list every
year since 2007. He has also been elected to
the Florida Trend Legal Elite each year since
2005.


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John "Jay" White III, of Richman Greer,
PA. in West Palm Beach, was named to
the 2010 Florida Trend Legal Elite.

Glenn J. Waldman was appointed
by Gov. Charlie Crist to the 4th District
Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating
Commission for a four-year term beginning
Sept. 8. Waldman is a former prosecutor
for the Judicial Qualifications Commission
and is the founder of Waldman Trigoboff
Hildebrandt Marx & Calnan, PA., a
South Florida-based complex commercial-
litigation firm. He is also a certified ar-
bitrator, and a circuit- and federal-court
mediator.

1984
Cheryl J. Lister has recently joined Bavol
Judge, PA. in Tampa as counsel. She was
also named to Tampa Bay's Top Lawyers list
by Tampa Bay Magazine. Lister concentrates
her practice in the areas of complex state and
federal litigation at both the trial and appel-
late court levels.

1985
Robert W. Bivins, of Bivins & Hemenway,
PA. in Valrico has been elected to serve
on the board of directors of the Greater
Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce. He
was also named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers' list for his work in real estate,
business law and commercial law.


Alan B. Cohn, partner of Greenspoon
Marder, RA. in Fort Lauderdale, was named
to the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list. He
practices tax, trust and estate law.

Brenda Malouf Durden, of Lewis, Long-
man & Walker, RA.'s Jacksonville office,
was named to the 2011 Best Lawyers in
America list in real estate law.

Mark W. Klingensmith, of Sonneborn
Rutter Cooney & Klingensmith, PA. in
West Palm Beach, was elected mayor of
Sewall's Point at the Sewall's Point Town
Commission's organizational meeting. He
is also a member of UF Law's Law Alumni
Council.

John Elliott Leighton, founding partner
of Leighton Law, PA. personal injury law
firm, presented a "Resort Torts: Vaca-
tion, Resort, and Recreational Liability"
seminar to central and south Florida
lawyers in Orlando and Miami. He was
recently elected to the Miami chapter of
The American Board of Trial Advocates.
Leighton was re-elected for a fourth term
as chairman of The Academy of Trial
Advocacy. He is also co-chairman of the
Inadequate Security Litigation Group of
the American Association for Justice.
Leighton presented "Terrorism as an Inad-
equate Security Case" at the AAJ Annual
Convention in Vancouver, British Colum-
bia, on July 13. Leighton was recently
selected by his peers for inclusion in Best
Lawyers in America 2011 in the field of
personal injury litigation for the fourth
consecutive year. Leighton was also se-
lected to the Florida Super Lawyers' list
for the fifth year in a row.

Daniel F Mclntosh, attorney and partner
with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor
& Reed, P.A. in Orlando, was recently ap-


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MITCHELL E. WIDOM (JD 84), pictured left, co-chaired the 2010 Sabadell Mellon
United Keymorada Invitational Fishing Tournament in May, which raised more
than $428,000 for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and saw
more than 360 law firms throughout Florida and the U.S. participating. The annual
tournament has raised more than $2.1 million for the CCFA since 2005. Widom is a
civil trial attorney and partner in Bilzin Sumberg's litigation group in Miami.












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PAUL QUINN (JD 87), a shareholder in GrayRobin-
son's Orlando office, has been elected to the board of
directors for United Arts of Central Florida and has
been re-elected vice president of the Orlando Ballet.


pointed to serve as chairman of the Central
Florida Chapter of the Duke University
Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
(Duke AAAC).

Clifford B. Shepard, a shareholder with
Shepard, Smith & Cassady, PA. in Mait-
land, Fla., was named general counsel to
the Florida Redevelopment Association. He
is board certified by The Florida Bar in city,
county and local government law and was
named to the Florida Super Lawyers' list
and Florida Trend Legal Elite since 2005.

Guy Whitesman, partner and chair in Hen-
derson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, RA.'s busi-
ness and tax division in Fort Meyers, is now
the chair of The Florida Bar tax section. He
was also named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers' list.

1986
John A. Kirst Jr., of the GrayRobinson, PA.
Orlando office, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers' list for his work in
civil litigation defense.

William Ruffier, a partner in Dellecker,
Wilson, King, McKenna & Ruffier, LLP in
Orlando, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers' list.


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Frederick S. Schrils, of the GrayRobin-
son, PA. Tampa office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for his
work in business litigation.

David A. Wallace, a shareholder with
Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
in Sarasota, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers' list.

1987
William S. Callahan, former managing
partner at Ruden McClosky, has joined
Roetzel & Andress LPA's Orlando office
as a partner in the real estate practice
group.

Hon. John "Buddy" Dyer, mayor of Or-
lando, has been appointed by President
Obama to be a member of the advisory
committee for trade policy and negotia-
tions.

Thomas H. Gunderson, of Henderson,
Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA. in Fort
Meyers, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers' list. His primary practice
areas include commercial real estate
transactions, commercial and residential
real estate development, banking law and
property owners' association law.


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1988
Richard M. Benrubi, partner at Liggio,
Benrubi, P.A. in West Palm Beach, was
named to the Florida Super Lawyers'
list for the fourth consecutive year. He
has also been named in the 2009 and
2010 South Florida Legal Guide to Top
Lawyers. Benrubi is a Board Certified
Civil Trial Lawyer who specializes in
handling insurance disputes, bad faith
and personal injury cases.

Mark S. Meland, co-founder and partner
in the law firm of Meland, Russin and
Budwick, PA. in Miami, has been listed
in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers
in America in the practice area of real
estate law.

John F. Potanovic, of Henderson,
Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA. in Fort
Meyers, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers' list. He defends
employers in discrimination and
harassment lawsuits, including cases
brought under Title VII, the ADA, the
FLSA, as well as matters under the Fair
Labor Standards Act, EEOC investigations
and all aspects of employment law
counseling.

1989
Stuart R. Morris, founding partner of the
Morris Law Group with offices in Boca
Raton, Aventura, West Palm Beach and
Weston, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers list. Morris focuses his
practice on estate planning. He is also a
certified public accountant.


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UF Law alumni lead The Florida Bar


F Law alumni took the helm of The Florida Bar during the summer as Mayanne Downs (JD 87) was sworn in
June 25 as the 62nd president of The Florida Bar and Scott Hawkins (JD 83) was sworn in as president-elect
during a ceremony at the General Assembly in Tallahassee.
Downs, of King, Blackwell, Downs & Zehnder, RA. in Orlando, is Orlando city attorney and in her acceptance
speech at the induction ceremony Downs credited her UF Law education with her success.
"I shall not underestimate the role you and the University of Florida law school played in shaping me and my
success," Downs said. "And it's at the University of Florida where I became marked, forever more, by the bright
orange and blue of the Gator Nation, to which I shall always be true and proud in spirit."
Both Downs and Hawkins are double Gators. They earned their undergraduate and law degrees from the
University of Florida. m
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(JD 99), board member Gwynne Young (JD 74), and board member Daniel DeCubell, .I: r I, ..1111, CI.:.... : I-r rii .. ,,.i l l
Assembly in Tallahassee takes the oath of office to become president of The Florida I .:1.o1,-; j .:.i ,I:, ....... : r,: iiiiii
by then-Chief Justice Peggy A. Quince of the Florida Supreme Court; Scott Hawkins .:, : : :...:.i
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CLASS NOTES


Ellen S. Morris, a partner of Elder Law As-
sociates, RA., with offices in Boca Raton,
Aventura, West Palm Beach, and Weston,
has been included in the Super Lawyers
South Florida 2010 edition and Florida
Trend magazine's 2010 Legal Elite.

Vincent L. Valenza, of McNamee, Lochner,
Titus & Williams, RC. in New York, head
of the firm's corporate and tax law depart-
ment, has been elected the firm's managing
principal effective July 1.

1990
Andrea Hartley, of Akerman Senterfitt, was
named National Chair of the American Bar
Association's Law Practice Management
Section, effective Sept. 1. This section of
the ABA is comprised of about 17,000
members.

Edward M. Mullins, a founding shareholder
in Miami-based Astigarraga Davis, was
newly elected as the chair of The Florida
Bar International Law section.

1991
Steven L. Beiley, a partner with Adorno &
Yoss, LLP, in Coral Gables, was named a
top practitioner in Florida Trend magazine's
Legal Elite list for 2010. Adorno & Yoss
LLP is the nation's largest certified minority-
owned law firm.

Todd L. Bradley was named to the 2010
Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super
Lawyers' lists.

Mercedes Gonzalez Hale has joined the
Tampa office of Broad and Cassel's com-
mercial litigation practice group. A licensed
Realtor, Hale has also represented clients
in cases involving real estate disputes. Hale
is fluent in Spanish, and she regularly rep-
resents Spanish speaking clients by assist-


KENNETH B. JACOBS (JD 92), managing
shareholder of the GrayRobinson, P.A. Jacksonville
office, has been elected to the board of the Jewish
Community Center Association, the continental
umbrella organization for the Jewish
Community Center Movement.


ing them with various business endeavors
throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Alan M. Pickert, of Terrell Hogan PA. in
Jacksonville, was named to the Florida Su-
per Lawyers' list and Florida Trend's Legal
Elite every year since 2006.

Steven J. Solomon, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Melbourne office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for his work
in bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights.

John V. Tucker, founding shareholder with
Tucker & Ludin, PA. in Clearwater and
Tampa, was a featured lecturer in April at
the Annual Disability Law Conference spon-
sored by the National Association of Dis-
ability Representatives in Chicago. Tucker is
AV-rated and his practice includes litigation
and appeals of disability insurance, social
security disability and veterans disability
benefit claims.

1992
Morgan R. Bentley, a shareholder with
Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen
in Sarasota, was selected to Florida
Trend's 2010 Legal Elite.

Heather A. Owen, partner in the
Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
Jacksonville office, was named to the


2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list for her
work in employment and labor law.

1993

M. Scott Thomas joined Rogers
Towers, P.A.'s St. Augustine office as a
shareholder in the commercial litigation
department. Thomas' practice includes
complex commercial matters, contract
disputes, business torts and real estate
litigation.

1994
Clay C. Brooker, a partner with the law
firm of Cheffy Passidomo in Naples,
joined the Friends of Rookery Bay board
of directors earlier this year. Brooker is
serving on the Reserve's Master Plan
Committee. Brooker is certified by The
Florida Bar as a specialist in city, county
and local government law.

Christopher B. Lunny, of Radey Thomas
Yon & Clark in Tallahassee, has been
listed on the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers' list in the area of employment
and labor law.

Kenneth McKenna, a partner in
Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna &
Ruffier, LLP, in Orlando, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' list.


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Jack R. Reiter, a partner in Adorno & Yoss
LLP's Miami office, was named to the 2010
Best Lawyers in America list. He heads the
firm's appellate department.

Kimberly Page Walker, a shareholder with
Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in
Sarasota, was selected to Florida Trend's
2010 Legal Elite.

1995
Jim Matulis, a partner at the Tampa law
firm of Conwell Kirkpatrick, RA., has been
named to the Florida Super Lawyers' list
for 2010 in intellectual property law. He
was also selected for The Best Lawyers in
America 2011 edition.

Christine Roberts Sensenig, of Sensenig
Law Firm, RA. in Sarasota, was named to
Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2010 for her
work in employment and labor law.

Jeffrey M. Taylor, partner at Blank Rome
LLP in Philadelphia, has been elected
president and a member of the advisory
committee of the Middle Atlantic Chapter of
the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Gov-
ernance Professionals.

1996
Jim Barnett has recently become chair of
the Fort Lauderdale GrayRobinson, RA. real
estate practice group.

Steven A. Lessne, of the GrayRobinson, PA.
Fort Lauderdale office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars
list for his work in business litigation.

1997
Marve Ann Alaimo was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.


J. Matthew Belcastro, of Henderson,
Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA. in Fort
Meyers, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers' list. He was also included
in the 2010 Legal Elite list by Florida
Trend. Belcastro concentrates his practice
in business and construction litigation,
construction contract disputes, real
estate and estate litigation, as well as
appellate law.

Brian D. Burgoon has been elected to the
board of directors of the University of Florida
Alumni Association. Burgoon has also
been re-elected to The Florida Bar Board
of Governors. Burgoon has represented
the out-of-state attorneys on the Board of
Governors since 2000. He is also the sole
practitioner with The Burgoon Law Firm,
LLC in Atlanta and was named to the 2010
Georgia Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list.

Karen Clark has opened the women-owned
Schaffer & Clark Law PLLC, a boutique
commercial real estate firm in Charlotte,
N.C. Clark was one of the first attorneys
in the region to receive certification as a
Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP)
by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sherri L. Johnson, of Dent & Johnson,
chartered in Sarasota, was listed in Florida
Trend magazine's 2010 Legal Elite. Johnson
focuses her practice on property tax and
exemption disputes throughout the state.

1998
J. Carter Andersen, attorney and share-
holder with Bush Ross RA. in Tampa, was
appointed by Gov. Charlie Christ for a term
on the 6th Circuit Judicial Nominating Com-
mission beginning Aug. 20 and ending July
1,2014.


Michael Cavendish, a shareholder in
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, PA. in Jack-
sonville, has been awarded the Walter S.
Crumbley Practice Management and De-
velopment award given by The Florida Bar.
This award recognizes a member of The
Florida Bar who has distinguished himself
professionally and who has rendered out-
standing service to the profession of the
practice and management of law.

Lark T. Mallory, of Chester Willcox & Saxbe
LLP in Colombus, Ohio, has been re-
appointed to the Columbus/Franklin County
Affordable Housing Trust Corporation board
of trustees by the Franklin County Board of
Commissioners and the mayor of the City
of Columbus.

Richard E. Mitchell, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Orlando office, was named to the
2010 Florida Trend's Legal Elite for his
work in business law.

Marilyn G. Moran, of Baker Hostetler in Or-
lando, has been appointed by the president
of The Florida Bar to The Florida Bar's Fed-
eral Court Practice Committee. Moran is the
current president of the Orlando chapter of
the Federal Bar Association.

Ingrid H. Ponce, a shareholder in the labor
and employment department of Stearns
Weaver Miller in Miami, delivered a speech
on the use of social networking sites in
human resources screening in June at the
Association of Legal Administrators Confer-
ence in Boston.

Gregory S. Weiss, a partner of the con-
sumer justice law firm of Leopold-Kuvin,
PA. in Palm Beach Gardens, has been
elected as treasurer of the Martin County
Bar Association.


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ADI RAPPOPORT (LLMT 98), a Gunster shareholder practicing in West Palm Beach,
was named to The South Florida Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list for 2010. He and
his wife Shaina founded The Jacob Isaac Rappoport Foundation, which funds research
and programs for families affected by spinal muscular atrophy, in honor of their late
son, Jacob Isaac Rappoport. Each year since 2003, the Rappoports have organized
"Jacob's Run, Walk and Roll to Cure Spinal Muscular Atrophy," a community event
which raised over $91,000 this year for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Inc.


1999
Kenneth H. Haney, of Quarles & Brady
LLP was named to the 2010 Florida Su-
per Lawyers' Rising Stars list for his work
in personal injury defense: products.

Christopher T. Morrison, of the GrayRob-
inson, PA. Orlando office, recently became
board certified in health law by The Florida
Bar.

Joel E. Roberts, shareholder in the Gray-
Robinson, PA. Orlando office, has been
appointed to the Parks & Recreation
Commission of Winter Park. He was also
named to the 2010 Florida Trend's Legal
Elite for his work in commercial litigation.

Shelly J. Stirrat, of Fox, Wackeen, Dungey,
et. al. law firm in Stuart, has become cer-
tified by The Florida Bar as a legal special-
ist in business litigation.

2000
Catherine Cameron, of Stetson University
College of Law in Gulfport, Fla., received
tenure when she was promoted to profes-
sor of legal skills this year.


Mark H. Dahlmeier, a shareholder in
Jones, Foster, Johnson & Stubbs, RA.'s
West Palm Beach office, has recently be-
come board certified in real estate by The
Florida Bar.

Scott M. Fischer, of Gordon & Doner, RA.
in Palm Beach Gardens, was named to the
Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Osvaldo Luis Gratac6s has been confirmed
as inspector general for the Export-Import
Bank of the United States. Most recently,
he served as the Deputy Inspector General
and Legal Counsel for the Ex-lm Bank OIG.
Prior to that, Gratac6s was a commercial
counsel at Motorola, Inc. providing legal
support to the U.S. Federal Government
Markets Division and the Government and
Public Sector in the Latin America and Ca-
ribbean region. He also served as attorney
adviser and then the Legal Counsel (Act-
ing) to the Inspector General for the U.S.
Agency for International Development, Of-
fice of Inspector General.

Adam C. Schucher is a new associate with
Greenspoon Marder's tax, trusts, estates
and guardianship practice group in Fort


Lauderdale. Schucher is an active member
of the Real Property, Probate and Trust
Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Michael J. Wilson, a shareholder with Wil-
liams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in
Sarasota, was selected to Florida Trend's
Up and Coming Legal Elite.

Dean Xenick, of Burman, Critton, Luttier
& Coleman in West Palm Beach, has been
appointed as a member of the Palm Beach
County Bar Association's Professional-
ism Committee and the Judicial Relations
Committee.

2001
Trevor B. Arnold, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Orlando office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars
list for his work in construction litigation.

Robert L. Lancaster was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers' Rising Stars list.

Christine A. Marlewski, a shareholder in
GrayRobinson, RA.'s Tampa office, has
recently been board certified as a civil trial
lawyer by The Florida Bar.


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Maggie Mooney-Portale, shareholder at
Lewis, Longman & Walker, RA. located in
Bradenton, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and
West Palm Beach, was recently elected to
serve on the Board of Governors for The
Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Division in the
12th Circuit.

Sarah P.L. Reiner, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Orlando office, was named to the
2010 Florida Trend's Legal Elite for her
work in employment and labor law.

C. Read Sawczyn, of the GrayRobinson,
PA. Tampa office, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for
banking law.

Lisa Schiavinato, co-director of the North
Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning
and Policy Center, recently received a Gov-
ernor's Conservation Achievement Award.
Schiavinato is also the law, policy and
community development specialist for the
North Carolina Sea Grant.

Monica J. Williams, of Ogletree, Deakins,
Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC. in Tampa,
was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list.

2002
T. Robert Bulloch, of Quarles & Brady LLP,
was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list for his work in
estate planning and probate.

Debra Deardourff Faulk, of the GrayRobin-
son, PA. Tampa office, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars
list for her work in intellectual property.


Samantha Schosberg Feuer, was installed
as president of the Florida Association
for Women Lawyers, Palm Beach County
Chapter for the 2010-2011 year. She is
also assistant attorney general at the
Florida Attorney General's Office in the
Economic Crime Division.

Daniel N. Gonzalez, of Meland Russin &
Budwick, PA. in Miami, has been elected
second vice president of the Bankruptcy
Bar Association for the Southern District of
Florida.

Jennifer L. Grosso, an associate with Wil-
liams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in
Sarasota, was named to the Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Alexa Sherr Hartley, formerly of Greenberg
Traurig's Manhattan and West Palm Beach
offices, is president of Premier Leadership
Coaching, LLC, an organizational and execu-
tive coaching firm with a focus on leadership
development. Hartley recently presented
"Using the Coaching Process to Advance your
Career" for the Florida Association for Wom-
en Lawyers. She discussed how coaching
could help advance professional goals and
led several exercises showing how to apply
coaching techniques.

LaShawnda Jackson, of Rumberger, Kirk &
Caldwell in Orlando, has been designated
president-elect of the Young Lawyers Sec-
tion of the Orange County Bar Association.

Jesse Little, an attorney with the Morris
Law Group with offices in Boca Raton,
Aventura, West Palm Beach and Weston,
was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list and Florida Trend


magazine's Legal Elite 2010. Little focuses
his practice on estate planning for high net
worth individuals and families.

Britton G. Swank, elder law attorney with
Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, PA. in Fort
Meyers, has been elected president of the
Board of Trustees of The Alvin A. Dubin
Alzheimer's Resource Center.

Allen C. Winsor, of the GrayRobinson, PA.
Orlando office, was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for
his work in appellate law.

2003
Heidi N. Boyles, of Greenspoon Marder,
PA. in Fort Lauderdale, was named to the
2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star
list. She practices business, commercial
and real estate law.

Sarah Cortvriend, of West Palm Beach,
has been inducted as president-elect of the
Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida
Association for Women Lawyers.

Stephen M. Fernandez, of Shapiro, Gold-
man, Babboni & Walsh, PA. in Sarasota,
was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Rose-Anne B. Frano, a shareholder with Wil-
liams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in Sara-
sota, was named to the Florida Super Law-
yers Rising Stars list. She was also selected
to Florida Trend's Up and Coming Legal Elite.

Pamela Jo Hatley, of Tampa, presented
her paper "Citizen Participation and Com-
munity Planning: Will a Community's Vi-
sion Become Reality?" in February at the


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JILL DAVIS (JD 07), an attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor &
Reed, P.A. in Orlando, was recently appointed to serve on the Mustard Seed
of Central Florida board of directors for a three year term. The nonprofit
organization helps to rebuild the lives of families and individuals who have
suffered loss due to personal tragedy or disaster by providing furniture,
household goods and clothing.


fourth International Academic Conference
on Planning, Law, and Property Rights at
the Technische Universitit Dortmund, in
Dortmund, Germany.

Lauren C. Heatwole has joined Morgan
& Morgan, P.A.'s new business litiga-
tion trial group in Orlando. She has also
been appointed to the Orange County Bar
Association Legal Aid Society Board of
Trustees.

Anthony Sos, of Dellecker, Wilson, King,
McKenna & Ruffier, LLP in Orlando, was
named to the 2010 Florida Super Law-
yers Rising Stars list.

Michael G. St. Jacques II, of Bruce E.
Loren & Associates in West Palm Beach,
was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list.

Darlene Corey Zakharia, of the 11th Ju-
dicial Circuit Court office of the General
Counsel, was elected to a second term as
a director of the Dade County Bar Asso-
ciation Young Lawyers Section.

2004
M. Travis Hayes, an associate at Cum-
mings & Lockwood LLC in Naples, has


been appointed chair of the trusts and
estates section and to the board of direc-
tors for the Young Lawyers Section of the
Collier County Bar Association for 2010-
2011.

S. Douglas Knox was named to the 2010
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.
He has also joined Quarles & Brady LLP's
new Tampa office as an associate in
the commercial litigation practice. The
Tampa office opened in April.

2005
Cara F. Barrick, of Bruce Loren & Associ-
ates in West Palm Beach, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers' Rising
Stars list.

Benjamin B. Brown, of Quarles & Brady
LLP, was named to the 2010 Florida Su-
per Lawyers Rising Stars list for his work
in business litigation.

Christopher L. Carmody, of the GrayRob-
inson, PA. Orlando office, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising
Stars list for his work in government rela-
tions. He has also been selected to the
2010 class of Orlando Business Jour-
nal's 40 Under 40.


Erin E. Houck-Toll, of Henderson, Frank-
lin, Starnes & Holt, PA. in Fort Meyers,
was named a 2010 Florida Super Law-
yers Rising Star. She concentrates her
practice in the areas of federal and state
taxation, as well as many aspects of
business planning including health care
law and mergers and acquisitions.

Kimberly E. Lorenz, an associate in Fish-
er, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley
& Dunlap, PA. in Orlando, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising
Stars list for her work in personal injury
defense.
Thomas J. McLaughlin, an associate
with Williams Parker Harrison Dietz &
Getzen in Sarasota, was named to the
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

2006
Brian S. Coursey, of Atlanta, has joined
Hull Barrett, PC in Atlanta as an as-
sociate. He will practice in the areas of
taxation, estate planning, probate as well
as business and corporate law, including
employee benefits.

Jason A. Davis, of Shuffield Lowman
- Attorneys and Advisors in Orlando,


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was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list. Davis concen-
trates his legal practice in corporate law,
mergers and acquisitions, securities and
tax law.

Kelly Lyon Davis, of Quarles & Brady LLP,
was named to the 2010 Florida Super
Lawyers Rising Stars list for work in busi-
ness litigation.

Justin B. Mazzara, of Hahn Loeser &
Parks, LLP in Fort Meyers, was named to
the 2010 Florida Super Lawyers Rising
Stars list.

Christopher D. Russo, of Moody Law
PA., took a personal injury case to a jury
trial as lead counsel this year. His cli-
ent received a verdict of approximately
$194,000 as a result of the civil trial in
the 10th Judicial Circuit for Polk County.

Brikena Isai Tomasic, who concentrates
much of her legal practice on construc-
tion law at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster,
Kantor & Reed, PA., has recently been
appointed to the board of directors for the
National Association of Women in Con-
struction (NAWIC) in Orlando.

2007
Ronald D. Edwards Jr., an associate with
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor &
Reed, PA. in Orlando, was recently ap-
pointed to serve on the Family Services
of Metro Orlando board of directors for a
three-year term.

Christian George, of Liles, Gavin, Costan-
tino, George, & Dearing, PA. in Jackson-
ville, was named to the 2010 Florida
Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. He


practices commercial litigation and is an
active Member of the Board of Governors
of the Jacksonville Bar's Young Lawyers
Section.

2008
Adam Bird, of the GrayRobinson, PA.
Melbourne office, was named an elected
board member to the Brevard County
Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division
board. Bird is a member of the litigation
department and focuses on insurance,
maritime and employment law.

Katherine DeBriere, of Florida Institu-
tional Legal Services in Newberry,
wrote an amicus brief that resulted in a
policy change for the developmentally
disabled. The court decided that the de-
cision of whether or not a person in jail
should receive competency training for
mental retardation should lie in the hands
of the court and not the Agency for Per-
sons with Disabilities. The court decided
it was the agency's job to provide the
services but not necessarily to determine
who is eligible for them. The agency had
much stricter standards than the state
statute.

2009
David Karp recently completed a term as
a law clerk to Senior U.S. District Judge
Susan C. Bucklew of the Middle District
of Florida. He will begin as an associate
at White & Case, LLP in Miami in the fall.


2010
Maria Bohlander joined Trenam Kemker's
Tampa office as an associate.
She will practice in the area of wealth


planning and preservation with an
emphasis on estate planning, wills
and trusts, tax planning and business
transactions.

Martina L. Nethery recently became an
associate in The Martin Firm, PL in Cape
Coral. Her practice focuses on estate plan
ning, probate, estate and gift taxation, as-
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0 IN MEMORIAL


Judge Debra Bernes (JD 78) passed away
July 20, 2010, at the age of 54 after suffering
from cancer.
Bernes, of Marietta, Ga., was an appel-
late court judge in the Georgia Court of Ap-
Speals. She was first elected to the appellate
court in 2004 and was a former Cobb County
prosecutor.
Bernes had suffered from renal cancer for
two years before her death.
Throughout her career, Bernes dedicated
herself to serving a wide array of professional organizations. She served
as president of the Cobb County Bar Association and as secretary of
the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Georgia. She was a fellow of
the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, and was a member of the Georgia
Association of Women Lawyers, the Cobb Justice Foundation, and the
Lawyers Club of Atlanta.
Bernes played an active role in teaching and lecturing on a host of
legal topics, including criminal law and appellate practice. She served
as an instructor for the North Georgia Police Academy, the Prosecut-
ing Attorney's Council of Georgia, and the National District Attorney's
Association. She also was active in continuing legal education, having
served as co-chair of several appellate advocacy seminars and chair of
the Continuing Legal Education Committee for the Cobb County Bar As-
sociation.
In addition to her professional service, Bernes volunteered her time
and energy to a broad spectrum of civic and charitable organizations. In
2004, the YW.C.A. of Northwest Georgia recognized her as a Woman
of Achievement. She served as chair of the Cobb Chamber of Com-
merce Public Safety Committee and on the boards of the Jewish Educa-
tional Loan Fund and the William Bremen Jewish Home.
In addition to her law degree, Bernes earned her undergraduate de-
gree in education from the University of Florida. She was originally from
Atlanta.
Bernes is survived by her husband Gary; daughter Lane, 26, of
Manhattan, N.Y; son Matthew, 23, of Cobb County; her parents Al-
vin and Sherry Halpern; her sister Gail Holzer; and her brothers Marty
Halpern and Jay Halpern.

Warren M. Cason (JD 50) passed away July
15, 2010, at home in Tampa at the age of 85.
Cason's support of education and his
alma mater spanned many years and in-
1; cluded his service as president of the UF
Foundation, UF Alumni Association and Ga-
S tor Boosters, chairman of the UF Law Center
Association, special counsel to the UF presi-
dent, a former director of the UF Athletic
Association and a member of Florida Blue
Key and the President' s Council. In 1977 he
was named a UF Distinguished Alumnus.
Cason served with a U.S. Navy underwater demolition team during
World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He began his legal career with the Orlando firm of Pleus, Edwards &
Rush. From 1952 to 1960, he was a partner in the Tampa firm of McE-
wen & Cason and then opened the law office of Cason & Henderson in
1961. In 1960, he was appointed by Gov. Farris Bryant to represent
the West Coast of Florida as a member of the State Road Board (now


the Florida Department of Transportation). Cason served as Hillsborough
County Attorney from 1964 to 1973, and as Tampa City Attorney in
1978 and 1979.
In 1989, his firm Cason, Henderson & Baker merged with Holland &
Knight where he became a senior partner and maintained an office there
until his death.
Cason was extensively involved in the business community. He was
a former chairman of Brandon State Bank, the Bank of Riverview, Sun
Bank of Tampa Bay, and Liberty Federal Savings and Loan Association;
and a former member of the boards of directors of SunBanks, Inc., Sun-
Trust Banks, Inc., CUC International, Inc., Major Realty Company and
Founders Life Assurance Company.
Cason is survived by his wife Dot; children Mary Lib Howell, Warren
Cason Jr., Carey Gibson, and Melissa Cason-Kinney; sisters Betty Jo Rydell
and June Bass; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his brother Tom, and his sister Winifred "Sis" Cason.

Gerald A. Williams (JD 75) passed away May
25, 2010, at the age of 59. Williams was chief
counsel to the School Board of Palm Beach
County. Williams was born Oct. 9, 1950, in Pen-
sacola.
While at the University of Florida, he served
Sas president of the Black Law Student Associa-
tion. He was a first-generation law student who
made history as one of the pioneering African
S American graduates of UF Law.
In 1978, he joined Dade County Public
Schools as assistant special counsel. In 1981, Williams and his law
school classmate, J. Michael Haygood (JD 75), established Haygood &
Williams, PA. in West Palm Beach. In 1992, the firm merged with the
Atlanta-based labor law firm of Mack & Bernstein to create Mack, Wil-
liams, Haygood & McLean, PA., a national firm. Williams served as man-
aging partner of Florida operations.
In 1997, Williams left private practice and returned to Dade County
Public Schools where he served as chief labor counsel and chief officer
of labor and legislative relations. Later, the School Board of Palm Beach
County appointed him chief counsel, a position he held until May 2010.
Williams served in leadership positions on numerous professional
and community boards, including the Executive Board of The Florida Bar
Labor & Employment Section; The Florida Bar Committee on Judicial
Independence; the Board of the Florida Lawyers' Legal Insurance Corpo-
ration; and general counsel for the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the
National Bar Association.
To honor of his legacy, the Williams family and friends have estab-
lished The Gerald A. Williams Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund for
students at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and pledged
annual awards to the Virgil Hawkins Justice Foundation/Florida's First
Scholarship. To recognize his service to the School District of Palm
Beach County, the School Board renamed the District legal department
in his honor, the Gerald A. Williams, Esq. Office of Chief Counsel, and
dedicated the Gerald A. Williams Esq. Law Academy at Palm Beach
Lakes Community High School in West Palm Beach.
Williams is survived by his wife Carolyn Leggins Williams; children
Monica Jerelle Williams (JD 01), Erica Karol Williams (JD 05), both of
Tampa, and Gerald Alan Williams of Orlando; two brothers, Erven Wil-
liams of Powell, Tenn., and Levoyd Williams of Lauderdale Lakes; sister
Deborah Mobley of Miami; and a granddaughter. m


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general malaise during the 2009-2010 fiscal year, and while the
areas of development and career placement were impacted nega-
tively, the effect on the Fredric G. Levin College of Law and Law
Center Association activities was less than anticipated, and far
less than experienced by other colleges of law around the country with which
we compete. Moreover, in the midst of the economic doldrums, UF Law expe-
rienced significant successes during the past academic year:
* UF Law was ranked fourth among public law schools in 2009, and eighth
among all law schools, in number of graduates serving as federal district
court and circuit court of appeals judges;
* UF Law was the only Florida law school ranked by U.S. News & World
Report in 2010 within the top 50 law schools in the United States, both public and private;
* In its first-ever ranking of the nation's law schools, Super Lawyers ranked the University of Florida Levin
College of Law eighth in the country among all law schools, public and private, and fourth among pub-
lic law schools. This ranking was based largely on the graduates of law schools around the country and
how well respected they are based upon their selection to appear in the publication Super Lawyers;
* The Graduate Tax Program at UF Law ranked third in the country, continuing its tradition of leadership
as one of the pre-eminent graduate tax programs in the United States;
* Despite a legal environment that has resulted in severe reductions, and in many cases elimination, of
the hiring of associates in private law firms around the country resulting in significant unemployment or
under employment of recent law school graduates, our 2009 graduates had a 0.5 percent unemployment
rate, compared to 3.3 percent in 2008 and 3.9 percent in 2007. Viewed another way, oursuccess rate for
the graduating class of 2009 was 99.5 percent, an extraordinarily high percentage, regardless of the law
school or the geographic area with which it is compared.
I feel compelled to give due credit for this success to the incredible efforts made by the members of
our Board of Trustees and its Career Development Committee in seeking placement opportunities for 2009
graduates; to Dean Robert Jerry for the creative ways he has found funding for programs, such as fellowships,
which provide employment opportunities for deserving 2009 graduates; to the extraordinary legal education
provided by our outstanding faculty; and, of course, to the increasingly talented and hard-working students
who have prepared themselves so well to enter the legal marketplace.
A chairman's message would be incomplete without reference to the Annual Fund. Our UF Law alumni
have, once again, responded positively in the face of our difficult economy. Although the average gift declined
slightly, we had impressive increases in total dollars raised and participation percentage. Finally, sincere grati-
tude and appreciation is extended to the 2010 graduating class, whose class gift was $79,197. You have set
a shining example, not only to those who follow you, but also to those who preceded you.
President Bernie Machen and Dean Jerry continue to be resourceful and creative in allocating limited
resources to maintain the quality of UF Law's faculty, curriculum and facilities in the face of reduced state
funding. These challenges underscore the importance of private giving, not only with current resources, but
also through bequests and other estate planning devices. We have created a Planned Giving Task Force of
the Board of Trustees to focus exclusively on outreach to alumni in order to provide education and encour-
agement in the area of planned giving. Please build UF Law into your estate plans, because only through
such gifts can we hope to achieve our goal to be one of the top five public law schools in the United States.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the law school and on campus in the near future.
Go Gators!







Peter W. Zinober (JD 69), Chair, UF Law Center Association, Inc.


UF LAW CENTER ASSOCIATION,
INC. 2009-2010

Peter W. Zinober, Chair (JD 69)
Ladd H. Fassett, Vice-Chair (JD 79)
Michael D. Minton, Secretary
(JD 81, LLMT 82)
Scott G. Hawkins, Assistant Secretary
(JD 83)
Dennis A. Calfee, Treasurer (LLMT 75)
Bruce H. Bokor, Immediate Past Chair
(JD 72)
ACTIVE MEMBERS
Jacqueline Allee Smith (JD 78)
Cesar Alvarez (JD 72)
Mark A. Avera (JD 89)
Leslie J. Barnett (JD 71)
Jean A. Bice (JD 75)
Bruce H. Bokor (JD 72)
John C. Bovay (JD 82, LLMT 88)
Richard B. Comiter (JD 80, LLMT 81)
Anne C. Conway (JD 75)
Barry R. Davidson (JD 67)
John A. DeVault, III (JD 67)
Ladd H. Fassett (JD 79)
Andrew Fawbush (JD 74)
Betsy E. Gallagher (JD 76)
Ellen Bellet Gelberg (JD 76, LLMT 77)
W. C. Gentry (JD 71)
Ellen R. Gershow LLMT 83)
Gene K. Glasser (JD 72)
Robert Glennon (JD 74, LLMT 75)
K. Lawrence Gragg (JD 74, LLMT 75)
Jacqueline R. Griffin (JD 75)
Bruce M. Harris (JD 93)
Scott G. Hawkins (JD 83)
Paul C. Huck (JD 65)
Yolanda Cash Jackson (JD 90)
Elizabeth A. Jenkins (JD 76)
Kimberly L. Johnson (JD 81)
Roger C. Lambert (JD 75)
Joseph C. Mellichamp III (JD 70)
Donald Middlebrooks (JD 72)
Joseph R Milton (JD 69)
Michael D. Minton (JD 81, LLMT 82)
James Moody Jr. (JD 72)
Brian M. O'Connell (JD 79, LLMT 80)
Lindy Paull (JD 79, LLMT 80)
S. Austin Peele (JD 63)
Eugene K. Pettis (JD 85)
Mark Proctor (JD 75)
Gerald F. Richman (JD 64)
Jesse W. Rigby (JD 77)
Oscar A. Sanchez (JD 82)
Ernest A. Sellers (JD 62)
Abraham M. Shashy Jr. (JD 73)
Linda L. Shelley (JD 77)
W. Crit Smith (JD 78)
Mark A. Somerstein (JD 82)
Robert G. Stern (JD 90)
Jeanne T Tate (JD 81)
Laura J. Thacker (JD 87)
James S. Theriac Ill (JD 74)
Marjorie Bekaert Thomas (JD 76)
George A. Vaka (JD 83)
Peter W. Zinober (JD 69)
EX-OFFICIO
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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2009-2010

Carter Andersen, President
Greg Weiss, President-Elect
Matthew Posgay, Secretary
Gary Printy, Immediate Past President


pride and appreciation for our law school. Membership
in the Gator Nation and the Gator Lawyer Network are
badges of honor throughout the United States and in our
great state of Florida.
We show our pride and appreciation in many ways we return
to Gainesville for Gator games, law school events and national
conferences. We keep in touch with our classmates and refer business
to Gator lawyers throughout the state. Perhaps most important of all, a
we give back to our College of Law!
Please accept my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to each of you
who made a contribution to the Levin College of Law Annual Fund!
This year, you generously gave a total of more than $729,000 to our Annual Fund,
which represents the second highest total for gifts to the Annual Fund in our college's history.
Your generosity has had tremendous positive effects! Current students enjoy the greatest
facilities, the best faculty and the strongest learning environment UF Law has ever seen. We now
attract the best and brightest students from every state in the country and keep home the best
and brightest Florida residents.
UF Law's reputation continues to grow. We are being recognized nationally for the high quality
attorneys practicing throughout the U.S. In the first national ranking of law schools to consider
"output," i.e., the caliber of a school's graduates, Super Lawyers magazine ranked UF Law first in
Florida, eighth overall nationally and fourth among public schools nationally. The Super Lawyers
ranking was based on the number of each school's graduates in the magazine's annual state and
regional listing of exceptional lawyers. Bill White, publisher of Super Lawyers magazine, stated:
"In the real world the world of clients and juries and judges no one cares about your GPA or
LSAT score. All that matters is how good and ethical a lawyer you are. That's the focus of Super
Lawyers."
Your generosity also has created a culture of giving that is being matched by our recent
graduating classes. Over the past five years, the graduating class gift has steadily increased to
a remarkable level the Spring 2009 graduating class, despite graduating in the wake of the
most difficult legal job market in recent memory, came together to pledge over $113,000 as the
class gift. This is by far the largest class gift in the history of UF Law! A typical pledge from these
recent graduates was $200 per year for five years.
Your continued participation and support for the Annual Fund of the law school has helped
assure the continued success of UF Law. Along with most publicly funded law schools in the
country, UF Law relies heavily on donations from alumni to the Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is
a general fund directed by the dean of the law school used to help students, professors, programs
and the law school as a whole. Gifts to the Annual Fund influence national rankings, recruitment
of students and faculty, support co-curricular student organizations and services and programs for
students and alumni.
I also would like to say a special thank you to Dean Robert Jerry and his wonderful wife Lisa,
and to the great people at the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at UF Law for their
commitment to making the University of Florida Levin College of Law the best it can be.
Thank you again for your support, and Go Gators!






Carter Andersen (JD 98), President, University of Florida Law Alumni Council


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FINANCIAL SUMMARY


Total Cash Received
2006-2010: Represents all gifts from all sources (including bequests)
to the Levin College of Law. State matching money has been excluded




$6,000,000 $5,741,724


$5,000,000
$4,224,013
$4,000,00C


$3,000,00o C 2.838.067
i2.589.-157
i2.24-1.845
$2,000,o00C


$1,000,00C



2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

FISCAL YEAR


New Pledges
Includes new documented expectancies and new gifts for each fiscal year


6,000,000


4,000,000


2,000,000





0


2,597,895

1.929.604
1,589,846
1,257,450




2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

FISCAL YEAR


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



$800,000o


$700,000

$600,000


$500,000 -

$400,000

$300,000

$200,000

$100,000 -


$704,45C

$628,594


$737,018


2006 2007 2008 2009
FISCAL YEAR


1 $729,295


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.


Year

2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2009-2010


2010
2010


Fund Balance

$58,442,477
$59,837,880
$46,903,630
$52,975,580
$59,588,895
$67,250,539
$81,594,986
$83,571,816
$66,753,395
$72,624,762


Interest
Transferred

$2,907,585
$2,971,718
$2,287,087
$1,582,204
$1,634,109
$2,004,200
$2,512,741
$2,929,866
$2,746,444
$2,319,036


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THE ENDOWED FUND

(Lists cash donors to these particluar funds during fiscal year)


CHAIRS & PROFESSORSHIPS
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Lisa Levin Davidson Charitable Trust

Dennis A. Calfee Eminent Scholar Chair
in Federal Taxation
Matthew J. & Rebecca M. Ahearn
David S. & Myrna L. Band
Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long
& McBride
Bernie A. Barton Jr.
S. C. Battaglia Family Foundation
W. Michael & Emily S. Black
R. Mason & Amelia S. Blake
Darryl M. & Mary Bloodworth
Bovay & Cook
Boyer, Dolasinski, Miller & Martin
William A. & Laura M. Boyles
Stephen J. & Sharon J. Bozarth
Paul D. Fitzpatrick &
Mary J. Buckingham
Jane D. Callahan
Marc D. & Tracy D. Chapman
Gary J. Cohen
Alan B. & Lauren K. Cohn
R. Scott & Kelly J. Collins
Christopher R. D'Amico
Alan H. & Leslie E. Daniels
Terrence T. & Jeanne E. Dariotis
Dean Mead
Lauren Y. Detzel
Nathaniel L. & Debra L. Doliner
Charles H. & Karen C. Egerton
David H. & Kathryn E. Evaul
James L. & Emily R George
Ellen R. & Jim Gershow
John N. & Ruth T. Giordano
Robert E. Glennon Jr.
Cheryl L. & Scott E. Gordon
Bradley R. & Vanessa R. Gould
K. Lawrence & Maureen G. Gragg


James A. Hauser
Lynn J. & Evelyn R. Hinson
Peter T. & Karla D. Kirkwood
William R. & Sylvia H. Lane
Steven C. & Ann Lee
William V. & Shirley F. Linne
Stephen R. & Paige B. Looney
Robert W. & Barbara J. Mead
Michael D. & Mary R Minton
Louis & Janet M. Nostro
Brian M. & Joan B. O'Connell
Pressly & Pressly
David S. & Mary Pressly
J. Grier & R Kristen Pressly
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly
Pamela 0. & Chad T. Price
Purcell, Flanagan & Hay
Alan K. Ragan
John W. & Katherine A. Randolph
Sarah E. Rumpf
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush
John J. & Lynn G. Scroggin
Carrie C. & John W. Simchuk
Tescher & Spallina
Donald R. & Suann L. Tescher
John K. & Marie L. Vreeland
David R & Debbie M. Webb
Patricia A. & Charles H. Willing Jr.

James J. Freeland Eminent
Scholar Chair in Federal Taxation
Harry S. Colburn Jr.

Levin, Mabie and Levin
Professorships in Law
Lisa Levin Davidson Charitable Trust

Richard B. Stephens Eminent
Scholar Chair in Federal Taxation
Harry S. Colburn Jr.

Richard E. Nelson Chair


in Local Government
Jose Quintero & Cristina E. Bello-Quintero
Jane B. Nelson
Marion J. & Ellyn A. Radson

SCHOLARSHIPS
Edwin Presser Scholarship in Law
Bernard S. & Marilyn D. Datz

Evan J. Yegelwel Fellowship
Robert H. & Lisa Nowak Jerry
Evan J. & Arlene S. Yegelwel
Yegelwel Family Foundation

Goldstein Law Group Scholarship in
Honor of Assistant Dean of Admissions
Michael Patrick
Goldstein Law Group
Frank S. Goldstein

Joseph R. Julin Scholarship Fund
Fletcher N. & Nancy T. Baldwin

Judge John M. McNatt
Memorial Scholarship
John M. McNatt Jr.

Law School Faculty Scholarship
Leanne J. & Thomas M. Pflaum
Edward N. Rauschkolb

Lewis "Lukie" Ansbacher
Memorial Scholarship
William H. & Susan M. Andrews
Sybil B. Ansbacher

McLin & Burnsed Scholarship Fund in
Honor of Walter S. McLin
McLin & Burnsed

Scott G. and Lisa V. Hawkins


Character and Leadership
Scholarship Endowment
Scott G. & Lisa V. Hawkins

Theriac-Moore Families'
Scholarship Fund
Winifred L. Acosta-Nesmith
Jonathan M. Blocker
William D. Ward III &
Sarah E. Mcllrath
Richard I. & Zulma I. Stern
James S. & Sharon L. Theriac

W. D. Macdonald Prize
Katherine E. Macdonald

OTHER ENDOWED GIFTS
Allen Norton & Blue Endowed
Book Award in Employment
Discrimination
Allen, Norton & Blue

Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund
Instructional Endowment
Attorneys' Title Insurance
Fund Services

Brian M. O'Connell Estates and Trusts
Book Award Endowment
Brian M. &Joan B. O'Connell

Campbell Thornal Moot Court
Meredith L. Barrios
Elizabeth A. Faist
Kathy-Ann W. & Chris Marlin

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

Florida Constitutional Law Book Award


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Endowment by Alex Sink and Bob Bolt
(JD 71) in honor of Bill McBride (JD 75)
Robert S. Bolt
Adelaide A. Sink

Gene K. Glasser and
Elaine Glasser Fund
Gene K. & Elaine R. Glasser
Sandra & Leon G. Gulden Private
Foundation
Russell H. & Karen H. Kasper
William E. Rosenberg Foundation

Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public
Defender Training Program
The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar Foundation

Law Review Endowment
Jeffrey W. & Amanda M. Abraham
William R. Abrams & Susan G. Goffman
Jolyon D. & Christine M. Acosta
R. Mitchell Prugh & Mary E. Adkins
Justin S. Alex
Jeffrey L. & Jamie L. Allen
Drew M. & Miriam R. Altman
J. Carter & Dana D. Andersen
Thomas T. Ankersen &
Maria C. Gurucharri
Robert W. & Donna S. Anthony
Kristina L. Arnsdorff
F. Eugene Atwood &
Dabney D. Ware
Mark 0. Bagnall &
Maria I. Urbina-Bagnall
Dane A. & Jennifer Baltich
E. John Wagner II &
Rosetta F. Barrett-Wagner
Yahn W. Bernier
Cecilia M. Bidwell
David L. Bilsker


Richard K. & Janice K. Bowers
Nicholas D. & Natalia M. Burnett
David D. & Jamey B. Burns
Robert A. Caplen
Clay M. Carlton
Courtney B. &Justin M. Casp
Amanda M. Christie
Matthew R. &Anna K. Clark
Ryan S. Cobbs
Carly L. Cohen
Richard J. Cole III
Norman A. & Mona F. Coll
Kevin D. & Amy Z. Cooper
Sarah Cortvriend
Evans & Sara T. Crary
Sally H. Foote & Forrest S. Crawford
Jerry B. & Anne 0. Crockett
Frank & Melissa I. Cruz-Alvarez
Raul A. & Mary L. Cuervo
Deborah E. Cupples
Joshua D. Curry
Bonnie C. Daboll
Sara C. & William B. Dana
Kelly L. & Aaron M. Davis
Cary B. & Kelly F. Davis
Kimberly A. Davis
Blake J. & Jennifer M. Delaney
Lauren Y. Detzel
Benjamin F. Diamond
Derek J. Dilberian
Lawrence J. Dougherty
Charles T. Douglas Jr.
Mayanne A. Downs
Michelle R. & Kenneth J. Drab Jr.
Dunwody, White & Landon
Donald A. & Gene S. Dvornik
Megan J. & James E. Ellis II
William A. & Carol D. Evans
Jeffrey B. & Kate S. Fabian
Brandon P. & Melissa R. Faulkner
Peter T. & Pat Fay
Frank H. & Levan N. Fee


Dyanne Feinberg & Tim D. Henkel
Joel R. &Allison D. Feldman
Brian J. & Stacy B. Fender
Leslie E. Stiers & Melissa Fernandez
Ronald L. & Marcia C. Fick
Meredith C. Fields
Stacy J. & Graham R. Ford
M. Lanning & Jane P Fox
Larry C. & Clara M. Frarey
Michael K. Freedman
James E. & Allison A. Frye
Jessica C. Furst
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher
Joseph & Cornelia A. Garcia
Stephen D. Gardner & Mary F. Voce
W. C. & Susan Gentry
Alan M. Gerlach Jr.
Stephen F. & Alice D. Gertzman
Robert C. Gibbons
Daniel J. Glassman
Mandell & Joyce K. Glicksberg
Allison M. Gluvna
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
Mildred Gomez
Jonathan C. & Mary S. Gordon
K. Lawrence & Maureen G. Gragg
Meaghan C. Gragg
E. John & Yali C. Gregory
Linda S. Griffin & Robert D. Keliher, Sr.
Dustin G. Hall
Whitney C. & Gregory C. Harper
Diana L. & Clinton M. Hayes
Michael A. Hersh
William T. & Peggy J. Hodges
Michael J. Hooi
Samuel J. Horovitz
Steve C. & Maxine S. Horowitz
Mark L. & Susan J. Horwitz
Daniel C. & Sheena T. Irick
Edward M. & Mary Jackson
Patrick 0. & Jessica S. Jackson
Jeffrey A. Jacobs


Michael L. & Elizabeth P. Jamieson
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns
John A. & Margarette L. Jones
JustGive
Cathy A. & Grayson C. Kamm
Hal H. & Victoria B. Kantor
Megan A. Kelly
Steve E. Kelly
Scott J. & Leah B. Kennelly
Kimberly R. Keravouri
Carolyn M. & Jesse B. Kershner
Robert M. & Olga E. Kline
David T. & Carla C. Knight
Russell & Shannon Koonin
Daniel R. & Kimberly E. Koslosky
Gretchen M. Lehman
Chauncey W. & Martha Z. Lever
Rutledge R. & Noel D. Liles
Donna C. Litman
Christina M. Locke
Ryan A. & Lindsay M. Lopez
Laura G. Lothman
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster,
Kantor & Reed
Alison L. Maddux
Maple Tree Company
Giannina Marin & Lawrence E. Pecan
Kari D. & John J. Marsland-Pettit
Lorie A. Mason
Maureen M. & Gerald G. Matheson
Thomas M. & Shannon C. McAleavey

William H. McBride Jr. & AdelaideA. Sink
Michael J. & Marisa L. McDonald


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Scott & Mindy S. Michelman
Lew I. & Jennifer I. Minsky
Daniel F. Molony
Kelly M. & Colin E. Moore
John H. & Joan K. Moore
Andrew A. & Jessica A. Morey
Michael T. Morlock
M. Scotland & Margaret K. Morris
W. Edwards Muniz
Thomas A. & Kate B. Munkittrick
Kenneth D. Murena
James B. Murphy Jr.
Philip Nodhturft III
John C. & Elizabeth L. Oliver
John M. & Robyn L. Paglio
F. Wallace & Christine R. Pope
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly
Albert D. Quentel
John H. Rains IV
William R & Laura M. Reich
Joshua H. & Cori W. Roberts
Simon A. & Jessica M. Rodell
Richard R Rollo
Marisa Rosen
Michael L. & Mary Anne Rosen
Lindsay A. Roshkind
E. Lanny & Denise M. Russell
Christopher J. Ryan
Angelica Saavedra
Jeremy C. Sahn
Rosalie M. & Steven E. Sanderson
Lindsay M. Saxe
Michael J. & Praewnapa R Schefer
John H. & Julie H. Seibert
Seiden, Alder Matthewman & Bloch
Lawrence E. & Cathy M. Sellers
Stephen W. & Diana J. Sessums
Richard D. & Robin Shane
Emily S. & Matthew C. Sherlock
Kevin M. Shuler


Allison D. Sirica
Darryl F. Smith
Rodney W. & DeeDee C. Smith
L. Ralph Smith Jr.
W. Kelly & Ruth S. Smith
Clifford L. & Barbara Somers
Stacy F. & Joel S. Speiller
Brian J. & Elizabeth T. Stack
H. Bradley & Audrey L. Staggs
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox & Bianchi
Kimarie R. Stratos
Timon V. Sullivan
Tanner & Bishop
Jeffrey M. & Lisa S. Taylor
Lynsey A. Templeton
Donald R. & Suann L. Tescher
Diane A. Tomlinson
Seth P. & Shawna N. Traub
Joseph S. Troendle
Timothy W. & Roslyn B. Volpe
Natasha L. Waglow
Rachel B. Wagner
Zachary D. Warren
Jamie L. Weatherholt
Janelle A. Weber
Daniel A. & Olivia Z. Weisman
Steven J. Wernick
Winton E. Williams Jr.
Allen C. &Alicia Winsor
George M. Wright
Leighton D. & Phyllis H. Yates
Diane J. & Robert R. Zelmer

LLM Tax Law Programs
Endowment Fund
Bernie A. Barton Jr.
Scott A. Bowman &
Meghann Hoskinson Bowman
Dennis A. & Peggy M. Calfee
Darin S. & Elizabeth M. Christensen


Lawrence A. Lokken & Mae M. Clark
Harvey R Dale & Debra LaMorte
Leonard L. Riskin & Catherine J. Damme
The Deaver Phoenix Foundation
Patricia E. Dilley
Burns A. Dobbins IV
David D. & Dayna G. Duncan
Garrett A. & Jessica A. Fenton
Michael K. &Jacqueline Friel
Daniel J. Glassman
Jonathan C. Gordon
Grant Thornton Foundation
Robert H. & Lisa Nowak Jerry
Katherine B. & Ward E. Lambert
Jessica C. & James R. Lescallett
Charlene D. & Trevor S. Luke
Martin J. & Pamela S. McMahon
David M. & Regina A. Richardson
Diane M. Ring
Anne K. Russell
Stein-Gelberg Foundation
Gregory F. & Susan K. Wilder
Steven J. & Vickey B. Willis
Joseph R. Worst
Anton H. & Janet Zidansek

Peter T. Fay Jurist-In-Residence Program
Reubin 0. & Donna-Lou Askew
Susan H. & Louis E. Black III
E. G. (Dan) & Alfreda S. Boone
John R &Ann S. Brumbaugh
Kendall Coffey & Joni Armstrong Coffey
C. & Melinda B. Colson
Michael L. Seigel & Sharon M. Dabrow
Michael T. & Paula S. Fay
Peter T. & Pat Fay
Donald J. & Paula M. Forman
Jonathan D. & Tracy L. Gerber
Daryl L. Jones
Robert A. & Gwen W. Lazenby


R. Layton & Mary-Stuart Mank
Richman Greer
Doyle & Barbara E. Rogers
Johnson S. & Mary Savary
Mark Schifrin
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf

Rebecca Jakubcin Labor &
Employment Law Book
Award Fund
Fisher & Phillips

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler
Alhadeff & Sitterson, PA.
Student Professional Development
Endowment
Brian J. & Georgia McDonough

Walter Weyrauch Distinguished
Lecture Series in Family Law
T. W. & Margrette P. Ackert
Stuart N. Hopen
Barry S. & Carole N. Sinoff

White Collar Crime Endowed
Book Award in Honor of
Charles P Pillans, III
Cynthia G. Edelman Family Foundation

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




Please report any corrections
to Kathy Hendrixson at
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GATOR LAW ALUMNI RECEPTIONS


We are so thankful for our event sponsors. These events are

wonderful opportunities for alumni to connect with each other

and with the college. Over 700 alumni attended these receptions.

We could not have done it without you. Thank you!


"Beat the Bulldogs" UF Law
Alumni Reception
Oct. 29, 2009

FIRM SPONSORS
Harris, Guidi, Rosner, Dunlap & Rudolph
Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
W.C. Gentry
Joseph Milton
Matthew N. Posgay
Evan J. Yegelwel

Florida Bar Midyear
Meeting
Jan. 21, 2010

FIRM SPONSORS
Feldman Gale
GrayRobinson
Proskauer Rose

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
Mayanne Downs
Donna L. Draves
Betsy E. Gallagher
Robert Harris
Scott Hawkins
David T. Knight
Leslie J. Lott
Gerald A. Rosenthal


Oscar A. Sanchez
John J. Schickel
W. Kelly Smith
Stephen N. Zack

Law Alumni Council
Atlanta Region UF Law
Alumni Reception
April 14, 2010

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
Matt Ames
Enrique "Quito" Anderson
Scott Atwood
Jeff Bekiares
Scott Blews
Bard Brockman
Brian Burgoon
David Cayce
Lance Chernow
Jeff Cohen
Bill Cook
Josh Curry
Jonathan Feldman
Michael Freedman
Michael Haun
Heather Howdeshell
Tom Hyman
Mac Irvin
Alex Johnston
Michael Kerman
Larry Kunin


Steven LaSota
Kimberly Martin
Rahul Patel
Bob Pile
Garland Reid
Brian Roof
Richard Rosenblatt
Brian Sasadu
Julie Sellers
Darryl Smith
David Tetrick Jr.
Amanda Salter Thompson
Richard "Chip" Thompson
Harris Winsberg
Rachael Zichella

Law Alumni Council Tampa
Region UF Law Alumni
Reception
May 19, 2010

FIRM SPONSORS
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein
Bush Ross
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig
Hill Ward Henderson
Leavengood, Nash, Dauval & Boyle
Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel


INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
Carter Andersen
Peter Baker


Richard Jacobson
Nicole Kibert
Terry Nealy
Wesley & Lara Tibbals
Jack Weiss
Erica Williams
Monica Williams
Gwynne A. Young
Peter Zinober

Florida Bar Annual
Meeting
June 24, 2010

PRESENTING SPONSOR
Boies, Schiller & Flexner

FIRM SPONSORS
Avera & Smith
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault,
Pillans & Coxe
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay
Dean Mead
Greenberg Traurig
Lott & Friedland
Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
DuBose Ausley
Bruce Bokor
Rick Chaves & Misty Taylor Chaves
W. Dexter Douglass
Mayanne Downs
Betsy E. Gallagher
W.C. Gentry
Robert W. Murphy
Grier & Kristy Pressly
Oscar A. Sanchez
Larry & Cathy Sellers


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BOOK AWARDS


Administrative Law
* Timothy M. & Lorena J. Cerio

Advanced Bankruptcy
* Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser,
RA.

Advanced Constitutional Law
* Carter Andersen, Bush Ross
In Honor of Professor Sharon Rush

Advanced Litigation
* Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor &
Reed, RA.

Advanced Problems in Bankruptcy
* Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar
Association
In Memory of the Honorable
George L. Proctor

Agricultural Law & Policy
* Ernest A. Sellers

Appellate Advocacy
* Hicks & Kneale, RA.
* Gary Lee Printy, Esq.
* Bruce Rogow/Rogow Greenberg
Foundation
* George A. Vaka

Business Organizations
* William A. Weber

Civil Procedure
* 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. & Kimberly Leach John-
son
* Bruce Rogow/Rogow Greenburg
Foundation

Contracts
* Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price &
Axelrod LLP
* Foley & Lardner
* Richard C. Grant
In Honor of Professor Ernest Jones

Corporations
* Marshall Criser & Glenn Criser
* Rahul Patel, Esq.
* Mayanne Downs, Esq.
* W. Crit Smith

Corporate Taxation LLM
* Jerald & Susan August
* Robert Glennon

Creditors' Remedies & Bankruptcy
* Jeffrey W. Warren, Esq.
* Ian Leavengood
In memory of Richard T Leavengood

Criminal Clinic -
Public Defender Clinic
* The Hon. W. Fred Turner Memorial
(endowed)

Criminal Law
* Thomas Edwards
* R. Timothy Jansen, Esq.
* Harris Guidi Rosner Dunlap &
Rudolph, RA.


Deferred Compensation
* Andy & Lin Fawbush

Eminent Domain & Takings
* Bruce M. Harris, Esq. & Stumpy
Harris, Esq.

Employment Discrimination
* Allen, Norton & Blue PA. (en-
dowed)

Employment Law
* Scott G. Blews, Taylor English
Duma, LLP

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)

Evidence
* Clarke Silverglate & Campbell, RA.
* GrayRobinson, RA. (endowed)

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
In Honor of Bill McBride
(endowed)

Immigration Law
* Mark Citrin, Esq.

Income Taxation
* Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz,
PA.
* Brett T. Hendee

Income Taxation of
Estates & Trusts
* Emmanuel, Sheppard &
Condon, PA.

Intellectual Property Litigation
* Feldman Gale, PA.

International Business Transactions
* John C. Bierley (endowed)

International Law
* Marjorie & Bryan Thomas

International Litigation & Arbitration
* Michael J. McNerney, Esq.

Jurisprudence
* Bill Hoppe, Esq.

Labor Law
* Fisher & Phillips, LLP
In Memory of Rebecca Jakubcin
(endowed)

Land Finance
* Rick and Aase Thompson


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Land Use Planning & Control
* Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens &
O'Connell
* Lowndes Drosdick Doster
Kantor & Reed, RA.

Law & Psychiatry
* Keefe, Anchors, Gordon & Moyle,
RA.

Law Review
* Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor &
Reed RA. (endowed)
* Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP
(endowed)

Legal Drafting
* Betsy Gallagher

Legal History
* Bruce and Brad Culpepper

Legal Research & Writing
* Robert H. & Lisa Jerry II &
Tracy Rambo
Catherine Barclift Memorial

Media Law
* Thomas & LoCicero PL

Medical Technology and the Law
* James E. Thomison

Negotiation, Mediation &
Other Dispute Resolution
* Johnson, Auvil, Brock, & Wilson,
RA.

Partnership Taxation
* Peter J. Genz, Esq.
* Lowndes Drosdick Doster
Kantor & Reed, RA.


Perspectives on Family Law Lab
* Raleigh "Lee" Greene

Procedures in Tax Fraud Cases
* A. Brian Phillips

Professional Responsibility &
The Legal Profession
* Dean Mead
In Memory of Andy Fredricks
(endowed)
* Doug & Jack Milne
* Hill, Ward & Henderson, RA.
* K. Judith Lane

Property
* Professor Emeritus Mandell
Glicksberg
Established by Andrew C. Hall,
Esq. & James A.Hauser, Esq.
(endowed)
* David C. Sasser
* Jeffrey Brock

Remedies
* Fassett, Anthony & Taylor, RA.

Secured Transactions
* Avila Rodriguez Hernandez
Mena & Ferri LLP

Securities Regulation
* Daniel Aronson

State and Local Taxation
* Ausley & McMullen, RA.

Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers
* Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust

Tax Policy
* Tax Analysts, Inc.


Torts
* R. Vinson Barrett, Esq.
* Paul Linder, Esq.
* Gerald Schackow

Trademark Law
* Lott & Friedland, RA.


BOOK AWARDS
For more information, please
contact: Development & Alumni
Affairs, Levin College of Law,
352-273-0640.


Trade Secrets
* Oscar A. Sanchez, Esq.

Trial Practice
* Barry L. Davis/Thornton,
Davis & Fein, RA.
* Bill Bone, Esq.
* Bush Ross, RA.
* Constangy, Brooks & Smith
* Greg and Bettina Weiss
* Milton, Leach, Whitman,
D'Andrea, Charek & Milton
* Monte J. Tillis Jr. Memorial
(endowed)
* Scott D. Sheftall
* Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson
& Wachs

U.S. International Tax I
* Richard A. Jacobson, RA.

Water Law
* de la Parte & Gilbert, RA.
In Memory of Louis de la Parte

White Collar Crime
* In Honor of Charles R Pillans, III
(endowed)

Workers' Compensation & Other
Employment Rights
* Rosenthal & Weissman, RA.


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DISTINGUISHED DONORS


Note: The names in the Honor Roll listing
followed by an asterisk (*) are members
of the 1909 Society.
FOUNDERS SOCIETY PLATINUM
Annual gifts and five-year pledges of
$500,000 and up
Anonymous
AT&T
James D. & Suzanne W. Camp
Marshall M. & Paula R Criser*
John H. & Mary Lou D. Dasburg
Lisa Levin Davidson Charitable Trust
Jack C. Demetree
The Florida Bar
The Florida Bar Foundation
Fredric G. & Marilyn K. Levin
Teri Levin
The Lewis Schott Foundation
Martin Z. Margulies
National Center for Automated
Information Research
Jane B. Nelson
J. Quinton Rumph
Lewis M. Schott
W. Kelly & Ruth S. Smith
Stein-Gelberg Foundation

FOUNDERS SOCIETY GOLD
Annual gifts and five-year pledges of
$100,000-$499,999
Charles W. & Betty Jo E. Abbott*
Edith E. Holiday & Terrance B. Adamson
Stephen Presser & Diane Archer
Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Services
John & Nina Bargas
The Robert S. & Mildred M. Baynard Trust
Ellen Bellet Gelberg
John C. & Tifi Bierley
E. G. (Dan) & Alfreda S. Boone
Lynn E. Burnsed
Walter G. Campbell Jr.
Carlton Fields
Luther W. & Blanche Coggin
Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay
Howard C. Coker


Daniel J. Collin
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Dean Mead
Casey Johnson & Debra L. Donner
Edward & Julia B. Downey
The Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation
Jessie Ball duPont Fund
Ray Ferrero Jr.
Fonvielle, Lewis, Foote & Messer
W. C. Gentry Family Foundation
W. C. & Susan Gentry
Peter J. Genz
Gene K. & Elaine R. Glasser
GrayRobinson
William V. & Eva Gruman
Andrew C. Hall & Gail S. Meyers
Scott G. & Lisa V. Hawkins
Inez A. Heath
Justin Hillenbrand
Wayne & Patricia R. Hogan
Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation
Holland & Knight
Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm,
Furen & Ginsburg
Justice Story Book Exchange
Robert G. Kerrigan
Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod
& Thompson
Gerald J. Klein
The Kresge Foundation
Lane, Trohn, Bertrand & Vreeland
Allen L. Poucher Jr. & Diane Larson
Levin & Papantonio Family Foundation
Stephen A. Lind
Lake H. Lytal Jr.
John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation
MacFarlane, Ferguson & McMullen
Margaret MacLennan
Michael C. & Diane Maher
McLin & Burnsed
John M. McNatt Jr.
Robert G. & Joelen K. Merkel
Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston,
Dunwoody & Cole
Montgomery Family Charitable Trust
Morgan & Morgan


John B. & Ultima D. Morgan
Motley Rice
James H. Nance
Brian M. &Joan B. O'Connell
Benjamin F. Overton
Whit & Diane F. Palmer
Kitty & Philip B. Phillips
F. Wallace & Christine R. Pope*
Betty K. Poucher
Justus W. & Phyllis C. Reid
Stephen H. & Elizabeth P Reynolds
Mikel M. & Linda L. Rollyson
William E. Rosenberg Foundation
Gerald A. & Ingrid M. Rosenthal
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell
Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik
John J. & Carol B. Schickel
Scruggs Law Firm
T. Terrell & Neva S. Sessums
Richard H. Simons Charitable Trust
Gerald & Phyllis C. Sohn
Steel, Hector & Davis
Sidney A. & Annette Stubbs
Glenn W. Sturm
Carl S. Swisher Foundation
James S. & Sharon L. Theriac
Robert L. & Doris M. Trohn*
United Way of Miami-Dade
Upchurch Watson White & Max
Mediation Group
Philip E. & Valerie B. Von Burg
Jeffrey W. & Susan R Warren
Michael A. & Betty M. Wolf
Samuel J. & Evelyn Wood Foundation
Frank Wotitzky
Evan J. & Arlene S. Yegelwel
Yegelwel Family Foundation
C. Steven Yerrid
Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe

FOUNDERS SOCIETY SILVER
Annual gifts and five-year pledges of
$50,000-$99,999
C. Wayne & Kethryn Alford
Allen, Norton & Blue
C. DuBose & Sallie M. Ausley
David S. & Myrna L. Band


Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride
Suzanne C. Bass Trust
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe
Bruce H. &Joanne K. Bokor
Carol M. Brewer
Broad & Cassel
Bush Ross
James D. Camp III Trust
William M. Camp Trust
Lawrence A. Lokken & Mae M. Clark
Hugh F. & Eliza Culverhouse
Cynthia G. Edelman Family Foundation
Meredyth Anne Dasburg Foundation
George H. DeCarion
Dunwody, White & Landon
Philip I. & Barbara L. Emmer
Robert M. Ervin*
Ladd H. & Renee M. Fassett
Henry A. Finkelstein Memorial
Fisher & Phillips
The Florida Bar Tax Section
Michael K. &Jacqueline Friel
Ruth Goodmark
K. Lawrence & Maureen G. Gragg
Sandra & Leon G. Gulden
Private Foundation
Marie C. Hansen Trust
Stumpy & Dorothy L. Harris
James A. Hauser
Frederick A. Hazouri & Barbara J. Pariente
Corinne C. Hodak
Wayne & Patricia Hogan
Family Foundation
E. C. Deeno & Patricia G. Kitchen
Edward F. & Louise P Koren
Krome Realty
Kevin A. &Jeannette Malone
Dorothy S. McCurry Trust
Gene Moore III
Jon C. &Jean M. Moyle
Mark A. & Debra G. Nouss
Lindy L. Paull
James G. & Kathryn S. Pressly
MarkJ. Proctor
Reid, Ricca & Rigell
David M. & Regina A. Richardson
Richman Greer


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Richard M. & Gail M. Robinson
Buddy & Mary Lou Schulz
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart &
Shipley
Ernest A. & Norma M. Sellers
Shutts & Bowen
Benedict A. Silverman & Jayne E.
Bentzen
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler,
Alhadeff & Sitterson
Richard B. Stephens Jr.
Hans G. & Deborah M. Tanzler
Terrell Hogan
John Thatcher
U.S. Sugar Corporation
A. Ward & Ruth S. Wagner
Charles T. & Linda F. Wells*
Scott L. & Lynda J. Whitaker
White & Case
J. J. & Susan L. Wicker
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward &
Woodman
Susan Winn
Yerrid Foundation

DEAN'S COUNCIL BARRISTERS
Gifts and five-year pledges of
$25,000-$49,999
Mark 0. Bagnall &
Maria I. Urbina-Bagnall
S. C. Battaglia Family Foundation
Robert S. Bolt
Alan B. & Lauren K. Cohn
John N. & Ruth T. Giordano
Goldstein Law Group
Frank S. Goldstein
John H. Haswell
Hal H. Kantor
Chris M. Limberopoulos
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor
& Reed
Erick S. & Nancy B. Magno
William H. McBride Jr. &
Adelaide A. Sink
Brian J. & Georgia McDonough
Joseph R & Cela C. Milton


Cynthia F. O'Connell
A. Brian Phillips
Stephen N. Zack & Marguerite Atkins

DEAN'S COUNCIL PARTNERS
Gifts and five-year pledges of
$10,000-$24,999
Thomas C. & Elisa V. Allison
J. Carter & Dana D. Andersen*
Daniel H. & Joanne F. Aronson*
Jerald D. & Susan R. August*
Mark A. & Lee V. Avera*
Philip B. & Barbara L. Barr
R. Vinson & Carlene A. Barrett
Bilzin Sumberg
Scott G. & Shelly S. Blews*
Bill Bone*
Bovay & Cook
Timothy M. & Lorena J. Cerio
Mark& Andrea H. Citrin
Clarke, Silverglate & Campbell
Jack G. Clarke & Debra G. Fontana
C. Randolph & Cheryl Coleman
R. Scott & Kelly J. Collins
Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun
Community Foundation of Central Florida
Brad & Monica B. Culpepper
Bruce & Virginia M. Culpepper
The Deaver Phoenix Foundation
Brian T. Degnan
de la Parte & Gilbert
Lauren Y. Detzel
Mark R & Beverly J. Dikeman
Thomas L. & Christine F. Edwards
Peter T. & Pat Fay
Marco Ferri
Ronald L. & Marcia C. Fick
Foley & Lardner
W. Ray & Jacquelyn Fortner*
James A. & Stacy S. Gale
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher*
Asnardo & Mindi K. Garro
Patrick E. & Barbara H. Geraghty
Margaret R. & Thomas E. Gibbs
Robert E. Glennon Jr.*
Raleigh W. & Beverly J. Greene*


Giving Levels

FOUNDERS SOCIETY
PLATINUM: Annual gifts and five-year pledges of $500,000 and up
GOLD: Annual gifts and five-year pledges of $100,000-$499,999
SILVER: Annual gifts and five-year pledges of $50,000-$99,999
Members receive permanent recognition in the Annual Report.

DEAN'S COUNCIL
BARRISTER: Gifts and five-year pledges of $25,000-$49,999
PARTNER: Gifts and five-year pledges of $10,000-$24,999
ASSOCIATE: Gifts and five-year pledges of $5,000-$9,999
Dean's Council members receive full President's Council benefits and
recognition, invitations to special events and distinguished recognition in
the Annual Report.

1909 SOCIETY
Annual gifts of $2,000 and up
The 1909 Society commemorates the founding year of the University of
Florida Levin College of Law, while recognizing alumni and friends
who sustain and advance the college with gifts to the Annual Fund in the
amount of $2,000 and up during a single fiscal year. Support at this level im-
proves the quality and innovation of programs for students, student organiza-
tions, teaching and research, academic programs and services and outreach
efforts. Gifts to the Annual Fund include those designated to nonendowed,
nonbuilding funds. All current members of the 1909 Society are designated in
this report by an asterisk (*).

TRUSLER SOCIETY
Annual gifts of $1,000-$1,999
Trusler Society members receive special recognition beginning on page
60 in the class section of the Annual Report. Life members of the Trusler
Society are designated with a diamond (*).

ENRICHMENT SOCIETY
Annual gifts of $100-$999
Enrichment Society donors are recognized in the Annual Report.

M LOYALTY SOCIETY
Annual gifts of less than $100
Loyalty Society members are recognized in the online version of the
Annual Report at www.law.ufl.edu/alumni/giving/annual reports.shtml.


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DISTINGUISHED DONORS


Harris, Guidi, Rosner, Dunlap & Rudolph
Bruce M. & Medea D. Harris*
R. Lawrence & Elizabeth E. Heinkel
Brett T. & Rhonda K. Hendee*
Eugenio Hernandez
Hicks, Porter, Ebenfeld & Stein
Mark & Ann Hicks
Hill, Ward & Henderson
Bill & Angela A. Hoppe
Hopping, Green & Sams
Mark L. & Susan J. Horwitz*
Richard A. & Lisa G. Jacobson*
R. Timothy & Stephanie A. Jansen
Kenneth R. & Kimberly L. Johnson*
Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs
Lawrence & Lynn M. Keefe*
Becky Powhatan Kelley*
Peter T. & Karla D. Kirkwood
David M. Layman
Paul R. Linder
Louis & Bessie Stein Foundation
R. Neal Manners
Michael J. McNerney
Milton, Leach, Whitman, D'Andrea &
Milton
Louis & Janet M. Nostro
David H. & Cheryl R. Peek
Pressly & Pressly
David S. & Mary Pressly
J. Grier & P Kristen Pressly
Gary L. & Suzanne G. Printy*
John W. & Katherine A. Randolph
John M. & Jennifer G. Rawicz
Oscar A. Sanchez &
Lida R. Rodriguez-Taseff*
Rogow Greenberg Foundation
Bruce S. Rogow
Randolph J. & Sue N. Rush
Gerald D. & Joanne W. Schackow*
John J. & Lynn G. Scroggin
David M. & Rachel K. Seifer
Lawrence E & Cathy M. Sellers*
Scott D. & Regina P. Sheftall
W. Crit & Dee Ann Smith*
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser
Thomas & LoCicero
Marjorie B. & Bryan M. Thomas*


Rick & Aase B. Thompson*
Samuel C. & Barbara Ullman
George A. & Shaun Vaka*
William A. & Kathleen M. Weber*
Gregory S. & Bettina W. Weiss
K. Taylor White
Gwynne A. Young*

DEAN'S COUNCIL ASSOCIATES
Gifts and five-year pledges of
$5,000-$9,999
T. W. & Margrette P. Ackert
Cory L. Andrews
Bernie A. Barton Jr.
Blackwater River Foundation
Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Boyer, Dolasinski, Miller & Martin
Paul D. Fitzpatrick & Mary J. Buckingham
Maria C. Carantzas
Cobb Family Foundation
Richard R Cole
R. Scott & Monica 0. Costantino
Sally H. Foote & Forrest S. Crawford
Raul A. & Mary L. Cuervo
Philip A. & Phyllis S. DeLaney
Nathaniel L. & Debra L. Doliner
Mayanne A. Downs*
Michael T. & Paula S. Fay
Frank H. & Levan N. Fee
Frank G. Finkbeiner
Florida Chapter of American
Board of Trial Advocates
Donald J. & Paula M. Forman
Cheryl L. & Scott E. Gordon
Gruman Lawyers of Tampa
Eric Stanley Gruman
Perry G. Gruman
William E. & Sylvia C. Hahn
Phyllis P Harris*
Yolanda C. Jackson
Randy Meg Kammer
Katherine B. & Ward E. Lambert
Peter M. MacNamara & M. Therese Vento
Martin J. & Pamela S. McMahon
George I. Milev
Daniel F. Molony


James B. Murphy Jr.
Darrell W. & Deborah J. Payne
Mark S. & Kathleen B. Peters*
Matthew N. & Suzanne S. Posgay
Pamela 0. & Chad T. Price
Albert D. Quentel
Benjamine Reid
Juliet M. & Derick J. Roulhac
Albert A. & Carolyn E. Sanchez
Abraham M. & Joy M. Shashy
Tescher & Spallina
Donald R. & Suann L. Tescher
John K. & Marie L. Vreeland
Jack A. & Jordana S. Weiss
Leighton D. & Phyllis H. Yates

TRUSLER SOCIETY
Annual gifts of $1,000-$1,999
Names followed by a diamond (*) are life
members of the Trusler Society. Names
followed by an asterisk (*) are members
of the 1909 Society.
Larry B. & Susan M. Alexander
W. George & Enid Allen
Herbert L. Allen *
Ausley & McMullen
Richard C. & Robin G. Ausness
Avera & Smith
James B. & Caroline V. Barnes
Leslie J. & Hope C. Barnett
David R & Dana A. Berg*
Yahn W. Bernier
Jeffery A. & Shirley L. Boone
William A. & Laura M. Boyles
Norman Broad
Jeffrey R &Jan M. Brock*
Dennis A. & Peggy M. Calfee
Ernest L. Cantelmo
J. Thomas & Kathy A. Cardwell
Robert J. & Kathryn Angell Carr
Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens & O'Connell
Allan P. & Betsy F. Clark
Martha L. Cochran
Kendall Coffey & Joni Armstrong Coffey
GaryJ. Cohen
Dean C. & Melinda B. Colson


Nancy K. & Gary D. Condron*
Anne C. Conway*
Susan E. Cook & Drew S. Fine*
Harvey R Dale & Debra LaMorte
Barry R. & Paula M. Davidson
Tad & Jeri Davis
George L. & Sally K. Dawson*
Patricia E. Dilley
Rosanne M. Duane
Charles H. & Karen C. Egerton
Feldman Gale
Jeffrey D. & Susan Feldman
William H. Ferguson
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Jack J. & Cherie H. Fine*
James C. & Mary K. Fleming*
Gary D. Fox*
Stephen D. Gardner & Mary F. Voce
Ellen R. & Jim Gershow
Michael B. & Susan Goldberg
Meaghan C. Gragg
Richard C. & Marjory E. Grant*
Greenberg Traurig
Stephen H. & Fay F. Grimes*
Gregory S. & Gina M. Hagopian
Daniel B. & Kathy E. Harrell
K. Patrick & Jody Hart
Benjamin H. & Marte A. Hill*
B. Douglas Hind-Marsh *
Lynn J. & Evelyn R. Hinson
Steve C. & Maxine S. Horowitz
E. L. Roy Hunt*
Gary W. & Mary E. Huston
The Jelks Family Foundation
Allen N. Jelks Jr.
Elizabeth A. Jenkins & Charles E. Hudson
Robert H. & Lisa Nowak Jerry*
JustGive
Russell H. & Karen H. Kasper
Kimberly R. Keravouri
Donald S. & Marilynn Kohla*
Charles W. Lammers*
K. Judith Lane*
lan R. & Robin L. Leavengood*
Frederick W. & Victoria C. Leonhardt
Donna L. Longhouse
Lott & Friedland


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Maple Tree Company
Martin Law Firm
Robert W. & Barbara J. Mead
Joseph C. Mellichamp Ill &
Barbara J. Staros*
Jon L. & Beth B. Mills*
Michael D. & Mary R Minton
David B. Mishael & Barbara Kaszovitz*
James S. & Kelli 0. Moody
John H. & Joan K. Moore
Peter P. & Christina S. Murnaghan*
Nicholas D. & Kristina L. Nanton
National Financial Services
James B. & Jingli C. O'Neal
Eduardo Palmer*
S. Austin & Fredda T. Peele
J. Carter & Barbara K. Perkins*
Kathleen Price*
Proskauer Rose
Purcell, Flanagan & Hay
Mrs. Glenn S. Rankin
Gerald F. & Gwen Richman*
Jesse W. & Margo S. Rigby
James C. & Gloria K. Rinaman
John T. & Leah A. Rogerson
George W. & Brenda H. Rohe
David Smolker & Pamela W. Ross
Johnson S. & Mary Savary
Clifford A. Schulman
Schwab Charitable Fund
Lewis E. & Linda L. Shelley
Johnathan H. & Lillian M. Short
Barry S. & Carole N. Sinoff
Nathan A. Skop
Rodney W. & DeeDee C. Smith
Frederick D. Smith
Mark & Shari L. Somerstein*
Deborah B. & J. Cameron Story Ill*
Andrew K. & Marie S. Strimaitis
Tanner & Bishop
James E. & Lori G. Thomison*
David H. Vickrey*
Volpe, Bajalia, Wickes, Rogerson & Wachs
Timothy W. & Roslyn B. Volpe
Gregory F. & Susan K. Wilder
Patricia A. & Charles H. Willing Jr.


Marc A. & Jennifer S. Wites
Mark J. & Myra S. Wolfson*
James E. & Vanda L. Yonge
William K. Zewadski *
Peter W. & Joan W. Zinober*

ENRICHMENT SOCIETY
Annual gifts of $100-$999
Barry A. Abbott
Jeffrey W. & Amanda M. Abraham
William R. Abrams & Susan G. Goffman
Luis A. & Sallie B. Abreu
Howard M. Rosenblatt, &
Eve D. Ackerman
Jolyon D. & Christine M. Acosta
Winifred L. Acosta-Nesmith
Nathan R. & Mary Beth L. Adams
Matthew J. & Rebecca M. Ahearn
David M. Hudson & J. Parker Ailstock
AJM Painting
Steffan K. Alexander
Jeffrey L. & Jamie L. Allen
Ranaldo S. Allen
Linda A. Alley
James W. & Anne W. Almand
lan M. Alperstein & Lauren M. Marks
Catherine A. & Allen H. Altman
Drew M. & Miriam R. Altman
Ricardo Alvarez
Matthew B. Ames
Bruce R. & Donna K. Anderson
Enrique R. Anderson
William H. & Susan M. Andrews
Mary Jane Angelo & Robert R. Pedlow III
Thomas T. Ankersen &
Maria C. Gurucharri
Sybil B. Ansbacher
Robert W. & Donna S. Anthony
Kristina L. Arnsdorff
Michael R. & Beth G. Aronson
Michael J. Gelfand & Mary C. Arpe
Claire A. Ashington-Pickett
Reubin 0. & Donna-Lou Askew
F. Eugene Atwood & Dabney D. Ware
Scott E. & Janet D. Atwood
Alton D. & Kelly S. Bain


Fred R. Baisden Jr.
Peter & Elizabeth A. Baker
Fletcher N. & Nancy T. Baldwin
Haywood M. & Anne T Ball
Dane A. & Jennifer Baltich
Danelle D. & Joseph B. Barksdale
Harris H. & Sandra S. Barnes
E. John Wagner II &
Rosetta F. Barrett-Wagner
Meredith L. Barrios
Douglas D. & Julia B. Batchelor
George Z. & Janan G. Bateh
Robyn L. M. Batelman
Ryan E. Baya
Joseph W. & Geremy G. Beasley
Frank M. & Ashley Bedell
Joan F. & DennisJ. Beer
Jeffrey A. Bekiares
Jose Quintero & Cristina E. Bello-Quintero
John E. Leighton & Caryn L. Bellus
Shari D. & Anis Ben-Moussa
W. Lee & Amanda R Bennett
Bernardo Lopez & Janice L. Bergmann
Christopher D. & Patricia Bernard
Nathan C. Bess
Margaret A. Bettenhausen
Cecilia M. Bidwell
Jay R Cohen & Christine K. Bilodeau
David L. Bilsker
Jarrett D. & Lisa M. Bingemann
Kaitlin C. Bingham
James 0. &Ann L. Birr
Thomas E. & Elizabeth E. Bishop
W. Michael & Emily S. Black
Susan H. & Louis E. Black III
Phillip D. & Vilma R Blackmon
R. Mason & Amelia S. Blake
Byron B. & Pamela Block
Gertrude H. & Seymour S. Block
Jonathan M. Blocker
Darryl M. & Mary Bloodworth
Raymond 0. & Heather Bodiford
Brian K. & Amy N. Bokor
John R. & Nancy W. Bonner
Bradley T & Samantha L. Borden
Richard K. & Janice K. Bowers
Scott A. & Meghann Hoskinson Bowman


Christopher W. & Kristine M. Boyett
Robert J. & Alice H. Boylston
Stephen J. & Sharon J. Bozarth
Brent F. Bradley
Ivan A. Morales &Andrea Brant
David A. & Kimberly T. Brennen
Randy R. & Diana A. Briggs
Penny H. Brill
Todd C. Brister
Heather B. Brock &
Edwin W. Parkinson III
W. Bard & Kathryn W. Brockman
Theotis & Jeanelle G. Bronson
Richard J. &JoAnn M. Brooderson
Benjamin P & Jonna S. Brown
Thomas R. & Margaret W. Brown
John R &Ann S. Brumbaugh
John M. & Caroline R Brumbaugh
Patrick M. Bryan
Mark R & Courtney R. Buell
George E. Bunnell
Geoffrey C. Burdick
Brian D. Burgoon
Faye A. Burner
Nicholas D. & Natalia M. Burnett
David D. & Jamey B. Burns
Richard D. Fultz &
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz
Heather J. Howdeshell & David T. Burr
Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig
Patricia G. & James F. Butler III
Emily R. Cacioppo
David A. & Evelyn M. Cairns
Jane D. Callahan
Jessica M. Callow
Concetta & Fabian A. Camacho
John R. & Eunice J. Campbell
Robert A. Caplen
Clay M. Carlton
Christopher L. & Lauren F. Carmody


Please report any corrections
to Kathy Hendrixson at
khendrixson@law.ufl.edu or
call 352-273-0640.
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DISTINGUISHED DONORS


Elizabeth A. Carrie
Julia L. Frey & David J. Carter
Courtney B. &Justin M. Casp
David M. & Sandra G. Cayce
CH2M HILL
Marc D. & Tracy D. Chapman
Rick R. Chaves & Misty M. Taylor Chaves
Lance A. & Erin K. Chernow
Michael Y. Chin
Thomas B. Christenson II
Amanda M. Christie
Russell R Chubb
Matthew R. &Anna K. Clark
Lisa Boyd Clark
Ryan S. Cobbs
Carly L. Cohen
Jeffrey J. & Cheryl R. Cohen
Stuart R. & Charna R. Cohn
Harry S. Colburn Jr.
Steven R. & Rebecca F. Cole
Richard J. Cole III
Patrick P. & Melissa B. Coll
Norman A. & Mona F. Coll
Kaye Collie
Paul S. Rothstein & Suzy Colvin
Andrew R. Comiter
Community Foundation of
Greater Lakeland
Carlos F. Concepcion
Kraig A. & Heather L. Conn
William T. & Meegan L. Cook
Kevin D. & Amy Z. Cooper
Jose A. Gonzalez Jr. & Mary S. Copeland
Ryan M. &Arianne M. Corbett
Stephen L. & Debra M. Cordell
Christopher B. Cortez
Sarah Cortvriend
Joshua A. Cossey
Derrick E. & Stacey D. Cox
Frederick C. Craig Jr.
Evans & Sara T. Crary
Robert D. & Amy K. Critton
Jerry B. & Anne 0. Crockett
Mary C. Crotty & Daniel S. Livingstone
Elizabeth M. Crowder
Frank & Melissa I. Cruz-Alvarez
Paul M. & Jolie M. Cummings
Deborah E. Cupples


Gerald B. & Lane F. Curington
Barry A. & Marilyn Currier
Joshua D. Curry
Lauren E. Cury
Thomas F. Villanti & Ashlee E. Cuza
Gary L. Printy Jr. & Caroline Cynn
Bonnie C. Daboll
Michael L. Seigel & Sharon M. Dabrow
Mark H. & Kimberly C. Dahlmeier
Willem A. Daman
Christopher R. D'Amico
Leonard L. Riskin & Catherine J. Damme
Sara C. & William B. Dana
Paul W. & Georgia R. Danahy
Alan H. & Leslie E. Daniels
Terrence T. & Jeanne E. Dariotis
Bernard S. & Marilyn D. Datz
Ronald A. & Dana C. David
Kelly L. & Aaron M. Davis
Clay S. & Anita G. Davis
Lynne M. & C. Vanleer Davis III
Cary B. & Kelly F. Davis
Robin K. & Jeffrey D. Davis
Kimberly A. Davis
Katie L. & Daniel C. Dearing
Theodore A. Deckert
Regina L. Deiulio
Blake J. & Jennifer M. Delaney
Luis J. Delgado Jr.
V. Robert Denham Jr.
Christopher A. Detzel
Christopher M. Detzel
John A. & Sue S. DeVault
Alexander D. DeVitis
Benjamin F. Diamond
Nelson D. Diaz
Derek J. Dilberian
Burns A. Dobbins IV
Linda C. & Jerome F. Dolan
A. J. Donelson
Michael S. Dorris & Carrie R. McDonald
Lawrence J. Dougherty
Charles T. Douglas Jr.
W. Dexter & Terese V. Douglass
Michelle R. & Kenneth J. Drab Jr.
Donna L. & Mickael D. Draves
James 0. & Lila S. Driscoll
Tammi J. Driver


Elizabeth J. du Fresne
W. Ford & Freda Duane
F. Joseph & Sally A. DuBray
Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr. &
Laurie K. Weatherford
David D. & Dayna G. Duncan
Thomas C. & Victoria K. Dunn
Stephen M. & Brenna M. Durden
Ronald G. & Mary A. Duryea
Robert V. & Winfield R. Duss
Donald A. & Gene S. Dvornik
Alan R & Rebecca C. Dye
James E. Eaton Jr.
Daniel D. & Virginia A. Eckert
Douglas C. Edenfield
Charles F & Allison C. Edwards
Gregory L. & Donna H. Edwards
Harry R Edwards
Robert S. & Patricia R. Edwards
Jeffrey R. & Linda R. Elkin
Megan J. & James E. Ellis II
Steven & Stacey P Ellison
Theodore A. Erck III
Donald C. & Barbara L. Evans
William A. & Carol D. Evans
David H. & Kathryn E. Evaul
Jeffrey B. & Kate S. Fabian
Jennifer M. Faggion
Ronald D. & Patrice E. Fairchild
Elizabeth A. Faist
Alfred M. & Eleanor A. Falk
Thomas J. Farkash
John M. Farrell
Brandon P. & Melissa R. Faulkner
Andrew J. & Melinda W. Fawbush
Dyanne Feinberg & Tim D. Henkel
Joel R. &Allison D. Feldman
Jonathan A. Feldman
Brian J. & Stacy B. Fender
Meredith T. Fensom
Eduardo J. Fernandez
Leslie E. Stiers & Melissa Fernandez
Franklin D. & Teresa G. Fields
Meredith C. Fields
Gregg H. & Jessica Fierman
Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano
Andrew D. Fisher
Byron D. Flagg & Whitney M. Untiedt


Shawn M. & Kathryn D. Flanagan
James L. & Nancy H. Fly
Stephen E. Fogel
Stacy J. & Graham R. Ford
Joseph E. & Sherry E. Foster
Jacqueline B. & Christopher Fountas
M. Lanning & Jane P Fox
Brian A. Frankel
Jed L. & Hilary M. Frankel
Larry C. & Clara M. Frarey
Michael K. Freedman
Nancy S. Freeman &
W. John McHale III
Irene B. & Robert S. Frick, III
Elizabeth B. Frock
J. Michael Frump
James E. & Allison A. Frye
Jessica C. Furst
Robert R Gaines
Melinda R Gamot
Joseph & Cornelia A. Garcia
Reginald R. & Lisa M. Garcia
Leslie Y. Garfield
Richard R. & Irene M. Garland
Christopher M. Garrett
Jeffrey R. & Susan E. Garvin
Christian P. George
James L. & Emily R George
Jonathan D. & Tracy L. Gerber
Alan M. Gerlach Jr.
Pamela E. Somers & Stuart M. Gerson
Stephen F & Alice D. Gertzman
Karen G. & Mark H. Getelman
Linda R. Getzen
Robert C. Gibbons
Francis B. Gibbs
Robin &Jean H. Gibson
James H. & Virginia Gilbert
Ashley N. Girolamo
Evan S. & Hilary Glasser
Daniel J. Glassman
Garry M. Glickman
Mandell & Joyce K. Glicksberg
Allison M. Gluvna
Steven T. & Katherine G. Gold
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
W. Gregory & Wanda H. Golson
Mildred Gomez


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Patrice D. Pendino-Goode
Freddie L. Goode
Robert F. & Karen Goodrich
Jonathan C. Gordon
Jonathan C. & Mary S. Gordon
Robert E. Gordon
Michael A. Levey & Linda Gorens-Levey
Robert B. & Clara B. Gough
Bradley R. & Vanessa R. Gould
Matthew L. & Laura F. Grabinski
Martin F. & Kelly A. Grace
Grant Thornton Foundation
Peter J. & Amy S. Gravina
GreenTechnologies
Holly J. & D. Scott Greer
E. John & Yali C. Gregory
N. West Gregory
Linda S. Griffin & Robert D. Keliher, Sr.
Courtney K. & L. Scott Grimm
Bradley C. & Candace Grossenburg
Natalie F Guerra
A. Felipe Guerrero
Frank B. & Susan G. Gummey
William J. Gundlach
Sharon T. Sperling & Kevin Gunning
Jimmy R. Gustner
Jack 0. & Mary 0. Hackett
Timothy D. & Patricia G. Haines
John E. & Shirley W. Hale
Adam S. Hall
Donald J. & Nancy Y. Hall
Dustin G. Hall
Wallace H. & Tracy L. Hall
Heather A. Halter
John F. & Nancy R Halula
Clark & Carol Hamilton
Leon H. & Mary V. Handley
Michael V. & Holly L. Hargett
Whitney C. & Gregory C. Harper
Gregory C. & Stephanie S. Harrell
William H. & Renee Daigle Harrell
Christy F. & Martha C. Harris
Robert M. Harris & Paola Parra-Harris
William T. Harrison Jr.
Pamela J. Hatley & John S. Olmstead
Michael D. & Karen A. Haun
Bridget N. Mirande & Ryan Hawk


Cynthia A. Hawkins
Diana L. & Clinton M. Hayes
Christopher C. & Sally H. Hazelip
Maureen M. & James Hazen
Jeffrey M. &Joan M. Hazen
Kenneth R Hazouri
William J. & Sara E. Hazzard
Robert J. & Elizabeth M. Head
Robert A. & Mary L. Heekin
Jeanette K. Helfrich
William A. Van Nortwick Jr. &
Maria E. Henderson
William L. & Etta M. Hendry
Jennifer C. Hepler
Todd E. Herberghs
Charles B. & D. Kathleen Hernicz
Michael A. Hersh
Lee R. & Peggy A. Hester
Katherine M. & James 0. Hetherington
Richard H. &Jane G. Hiers
Clifford C. Higby
David E. Hill & Martha Marks-Hill
Lewis H. Hill III
Robert A. Hingston
Susan L. & Allen Hodges
William T. & Peggy J. Hodges
Jarrett R. & Jessica G. Hoffman
Maurice D. & Odetta M. Holloway
Michael J. Hooi
Brian K. Szilvasy & Emily Hooks
Stuart N. Hopen
Edwin F. Hornbrook
Samuel J. Horovitz
Laura M. & Mallory N. Horton
Glenn R. Hosken
Helen H. Howard
Louis F. Hubener III
Jonathan R & Kayla A. Huels
Scott E. & Susan J. Hunt
L. E. & Kathleen Hutton
Robert H. Thornburg & Ashley Hux
Thomas B. & Jenina E. Hyman
Daniel C. & Sheena T. Irick
A. McArthur &Jan T. Irvin
Adriane M. Isenberg
Jerold H. & Tanya Israel
Ivan D. Ivanov
Patrick 0. & Jessica S. Jackson


Raymond A. Jackson
Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
Bruce R. & Ann W. Jacob
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Michael L. & Elizabeth P. Jamieson
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns
Edmond D. &Ann S. Johnson
Bradley R. & Gail H. Johnson
Timothy A. & Clair S. Johnson
Alexander T. & Shannon Johnston
Richard A. & Irene Johnston
Daryl L. Jones
John A. & Margarette L. Jones
Peter C. Jones
William S. & Mary Lee Josey
Brian B. & Lisa M. Joslyn
David L. & Maida S. Kahn
Michael D. Kaminer
Cathy A. & Grayson C. Kamm
Michael T. Kamprath
Murray & Fredda Kanetsky
Brian T. & Kimberly C. Kelly
Megan A. Kelly
Steve E. Kelly
Scott J. & Leah B. Kennelly
Michael G. & Lucy W. Kerman
David M. Kerner
Carolyn M. & Jesse B. Kershner
Nicole C. Kibert
Tarek K. & Karolyn M. Kiem
Allan & Frances Spinale King
Marvin A. & Rhona L. Kirsner
Gerald R. & Sarah S. Kleedehn
Robert M. & Olga E. Kline
David T. & Carla C. Knight
Sarah J. & Kenneth W. Knight
Angelique D. Knox
Judd R Koenig
Eric S. Kolar
Russell & Shannon Koonin
Michael J. & Pamela V. Korn
Daniel R. & Kimberly E. Koslosky
Traci A. Kratish
Larry H. & Linda M. Kunin
Daniel R. Kurland
Louis& Jean H. Kwall
Theodore S. & Jennifer L. Kypreos
Gary E. Lakritz


Roger C. & Ellen J. Lambert
Lawrence B. &Julie Lambert
William R. & Sylvia H. Lane
Joseph H. & Annette M. Lang
Steve & Penny Langston
Roger A. & Melinda K. Larson
Steven M. & Jennifer P. LaSota
Roy H. & Elizabeth M. Lasris
John E. & Joan C. Lawlor
Law Office of W. C. Gentry
Robert A. & Gwen W. Lazenby
John J. Lazzara
Martin E. Leach
Sean M. & Tobi B. Lebowitz
Steven C. & Ann Lee
Serena B. Lee
Gregory M. Lefkowitz &
Elizabeth M. Perez-Lefkowitz
Gretchen M. Lehman
Stephen M. & Lauren M. Lehr
Ross T. & Silvana Lessack
Shepard R & Lissie C. Lesser
Chauncey W. & Martha Z. Lever
Linda Ebin & Joel S. Levine
Russell D. Levitt
Mark F. & Rochelle N. Lewis
Samuel A. Lewis
William B. Lewis
LexisNexis
Lyrissa B. & Howard Lidsky
Rutledge R. & Noel D. Liles
Robert R. & Cheryl K. Lindgren
William V. & Shirley F. Linne
William J. Liss
Lamont C. & Leslie E. Loo
Stephen R. & Paige B. Looney
Ryan A. & Lindsay M. Lopez
Leslie J. Lott & Michael T. Moore
James A. & Carol S. Lowe
David H. & Debbie S. Lowe
Elliott H. & Leanore Lucas


Please report any corrections
to Kathy Hendrixson at
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DISTINGUISHED DONORS


Charlene D. & Trevor S. Luke
Meredith D. Lukoff
Donald J. & Helen M. Lunny
Donald A. & Linda S. Lykkebak
Alexander C. & Cynthia Z. MacKinnon
Kathryn D. MacKinnon
Alison L. Maddux
Altom M. & Jennifer G. Maglio
Lester & Anita Makofka
Robert C. &Jill R. Maland
Alfred J. Malefatto & Moria Rozenson
Robin Paul & Margaret A. Malloy
Henry E. & Marilyn M. Mallue
Ralph P. & Bonnie J. Mangione
Grace N. & Robert J. Manne
Mark E. & Karin A. Manovich
Lori K. & Jeffrey J. Mans
Giannina Marin & Lawrence E. Pecan
Anthony R Mario Jr.
Barry S. & Deborah Marks
Kathy-Ann W. & Chris Marlin
Patrick F. & Sheryl R. Maroney
Richard L. Martens
Stephen J. &Anne Martin
Katherine & William E. Martin Jr.
Lorie A. Mason
Morris C. Massey
Maureen M. & Gerald G. Matheson
Margaret D. Mathews & Scott C. Ilgenfritz
Brian K. Mathis
Mark Maurer
Ryan D. Maxey & Leslie A. Utiger
Matthew S. Mazzarella
Thomas M. & Shannon C. McAleavey
Laura A. & William R. McCall Jr.
J. Michael & Karen M. McCarthy
Sigrid S. & Daniel D. McCawley
Paul B. & Suzanne H. McCawley
Chad M. & Vicki L. McClenathen
Patrick F. McCormack
Veronica S. & Robert E. McCrackin
James F. McDonald
Marybeth McDonald & Eric W. Jarvis
Michael J. & Marisa L. McDonald
G. Carson & Laurinda F. McEachern
Erin A. McFann
William D. McFarlane Jr.


Carl S. McGinnes
Dennis J. McGlothin
Patrick J. McGowan
Robert D. & Elizabeth A. Mclntosh
John D. & Candace McKey
Frederick M. & Selinda B. McNab
Raymond T. & Marilyn D. McNeal
Kathleen M. McRoberts
Queen E. Meheux
Telly J. Meier & Liisa K. Vehik
Howell W. Melton III
Kathryn L. & Anthony K. Mennella
Mercer Thompson
Robert J. & Michelle D. Merlin
Irvin A. &JoAnn M. Meyers
Scott & Mindy S. Michelman
Holly R. Miller
Julie C. Miller
Robert L. & Penne W. Miller
Lew I. & Jennifer I. Minsky
Laura Minton & Robert E. Young
Charles R & Deborah A. Mitchell
James R. & Nanette L. Mitchell
Charles S. & Carol J. Modell
Leroy H. Moe
Michael J. Monchick
Ashley D. Money
Kelly M. & Colin E. Moore
Robyn E. Moore
George R. & Karen K. Moraitis
Andrew A. & Jessica A. Morey
Charles R. & Laurie R Morgan
Michael T. Morlock
Matthew E. & Julie H. Morrall
James E. & Mari Moye
Edward M. & Rima Y. Mullins
W. Edwards Muniz
Thomas A. & Kate B. Munkittrick
Kenneth D. Murena
Robert W. & Karin C. Murphy
Niels R & Lynne 0. Murphy
Douglass E. & Janet M. Myers
Charles I. Nash
Jonathan H. & Leigh M. Nason
Michael R. & Laura L. Nelson
James C. & Diane Nicholas
Philip Nodhturft III


Kenneth J. & Christina A. Nolan
Daniel E. & Rachel B. Nordby
Sylvia G. & R. B. Norris
Robert J. Wells & Kimberly A. Novak
Brittany E. Nugent
Melody A. Nundy
Lisa S. Odom & Kenneth A. Tomchin
Matthew R. &Julie H. O'Kane
John C. & Elizabeth L. Oliver
Keith M. Olivia
Tanja Ostapoff & Kenneth J. Selvig
Richard E. & Eileen E. Ouellette
William H. & Judith W. Page
John M. & Robyn L. Paglio
James R. & Carie M. Paine
Bill A. Parady & Salome J. Zikakis
Derin A. & Pooja K. Parks
Alan R. & Catherine Parlapiano
Marshall R. Pasternack
Ami R. Patel & Nagendra Setty
Neil Patel
Rahul & Swati R. Patel
Ben Patterson
John C. & Nora Patterson
B. Darin Patton
Kathleen M. & Darwin R. Paustian
Frank A. & Joanne C. Pavese
Leonard Pepper
Marilyn Wolf Peterson
Richard C. & Erin Pfenniger
Edward P. & Carole E. Phillips
T. C. Phillips &Andrea E. Zelman
Adam R Philpott
Robert A. & Caryl G. Pierce
Francis E. & Rebecca A. Pierce
Robert J. & Julie W. Pile
Charles Pillitteri
Stephen J. & Barbara G. Powell
Mark A. Prater
Joanne Toner & Russell D. Prescott
Colleen A. & Raymond C. Preston Jr.
William C. & Lauren E. Price
Donald D. Pritchett Jr.
Nicholas J. Purvis
Laura C. Pyne
Eduardo J. Quinones
Nathaniel T. & Holly Quirk


Marion J. & Ellyn A. Radson
Alan K. Ragan
John H. Rains IV
Charles M. Rand
Michele L. & Stuart Ratzan
Edward N. Rauschkolb
Austin F. & Mary L. Reed
Glenna J. Reeves
Kevin E. Regan
William R & Laura M. Reich
Garland L. & Richard M. Reid
Robert G. & Rhonda S. Reid
Charles A. & Catherine L. Reinhardt
Kimberly Bonder & Paul W. Rezanka
Matthew R. & Allison L. Ringler
Keith W. & Suzanne I. Rizzardi
Joshua H. & Cori W. Roberts
Tance E. & Michael Z. Roberts
Tashiba L. Robinson
Simon A. & Jessica M. Rodell
Doyle & Barbara E. Rogers
Cecil D. & Jacquatte L. Rolle
Richard R Rollo
Brian A. & Veronica T. Roof
Taylor K. & Manjiri S. Rose
Marisa Rosen
Mark L. Rosen
Michael L. & Mary Anne Rosen
Richard M. & Allison S. Rosenblatt
Lindsay A. Roshkind
Caran L. Rothchild
R. Lee & Vicki Y. Rowe
Paul A. & Nancy A. Rowell
Ronald L. & Barbara B. Rowland
Raymond W. & Catherine S. Royce
Alan L. & Suzanne D. Rubens
Neil lan Rumbak
Sarah E. Rumpf
Anne K. Russell
E. Lanny & Denise M. Russell
Christopher J. Ryan
Kerry A. Ryan & Noaman W. Siddiqi
Angelica Saavedra
Ronnie A. Sabb
Jeremy C. Sahn
Richard G. & Elizabeth A. Salazar
David M. Sams


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Charles T. & Linda Sands
Brian J. &Alison B. Sasadu
Jacquelyn B. Sasser
Jan A. Yelen & R. Harvey Sasso
Ellen N. & Scott B. Saul
Lindsay M. Saxe
Rafael Sayagues
Paul D. & Nancy P Scala
Alan F. & Kelly S. Scharf
Mark J. & Sheryl L. Scheer
Michael J. & Praewnapa R Schefer
Lawrence M. Scheinert
William J. Schifino Jr.
Mark Schifrin
Christopher Schmidt
David A. Schmudde
Tura L. Schnebly
Al L. & Camilla F. Schneider
Brian A. Schneider
Frederick S. & Debra A. Schrils
Paul V. Scott
Pierre J. & Joanmarie K. Seacord
Stephen W. Seemer
Seiden, Alder, Matthewman & Bloch
Jan K. & Susan C. Seiden
Julie L. Sellers
Jeremy M. & Christine R. Sensenig
Stephen W. & Diana J. Sessums
Bruce G. & Pamela K. Shaffner
Richard D. & Robin Shane
Nicholas A. & Carol B. Shannin
L. David & Casey Shear
Emily S. & Matthew C. Sherlock
Suhag A. & Aseem R. Shukla
Kevin M. Shuler
Edward & Helen D. Siegel
Ronald L. Siegel
Scott A. & Susan S. Silver
Carrie C. & John W. Simchuk
Sidney S. & Ruthie Simmons
Michael D. & Jennifer L. Simons
Allison D. Sirica
Bruce A. & Susan E. G. Smathers
G. A. & Alpha S. Smith
Robert T. & Brittany D. Smith
Daniel E. Smith II


Darryl F. Smith
Dexter A. Smith & Bonita J. Young
Phyllis C. & James W. Smith III
L. Ralph Smith Jr.
M. Stephen & Maureen T. Smith
Terri L. E. Stecher & Matthew B. Smith
Timothy L. Smith
D. Daniel & Hannah W. Sokol
Clifford L. & Barbara Somers
Robert C. & Lyda K. Sorgini
Mary M. Spagnola-Hills
Scott A. & Pamela R. Specht
Stacy F. & Joel S. Speiller
Martin J. & Faith Sperry
Mitchell H. & Jacqueline Spingarn
Michael G. St. Jacques II
Brian J. & Elizabeth T. Stack
Damon S. & Karen R Starrett
Gina D. & Daniel K. Stein
Ali & Rosemary Steinbach
Mal & Andrea Steinberg
James A. Stepan
Michael R. & Emily K. Stephenson
Stewart, Tilghman, Fox & Bianchi
Larry S. & Pat K. Stewart
William H. & Colleen Stolberg
Keith H. & Laura S. Stolzenberg
Kimarie R. Stratos
Charles S. & Susan A. Stratton
Michael H. Streater
Victor M. & Millie Suarez
Timon V. Sullivan
Joseph Q. & Carolyn N. Tarbuck
Robert L. & Elizabeth A. Taylor
James A. & Lisa B. Taylor
Jeffrey M. & Lisa S. Taylor
John C. Taylor Jr.
L. Haldane Taylor
Lee P. & Ena H. Teichner
Robert J. Telfer Jr.
Harry & Vivian W. Tempkins
Lynsey A. Templeton
David Tetrick Jr.
The Community Foundation
Robert W. & Jennifer S. Thielhelm
Wayne L. & Patricia H. Thomas
Amanda S. Thompson


Thomas P. & Renee E. Thompson
Robert G. & Amy J.P Thornhill
Thomas H. & Sandra H. Thurlow
Wesley D. & Lara J. Tibbals
Mark N. Tipton
Julie S. & Byron A. Todman
Diane A. Tomlinson
Seth P. & Shawna N. Traub
Brian R & Jennifer S. Trauman
Joseph S. Troendle
William A. & Lisa Troner
Richard B. & Lisa L. Troutman
Scott A. & Erica A. Underwood
Ketan S. & Shula Vakil
Jose F. & Teresa H. Valdivia
Lauren L. Valiente
Laura J. Varela
April M. Veilleux
Alfred J. Ventura
S. Carey Villenueve
Natasha L. Waglow
Paige A. & John S. Wagner Jr.
Rachel B. Wagner
Waldman Trigoboff Hildebrandt
Marx & Calnan
Glenn J. & Sheryl Waldman
Greg A. & Susan H. Walker
John R. & Erin B. Wallace
Courtney E. & Mary M. Walsh
James E. & Kristen M. Walson
Zachary D. Warren
Jamie L. Weatherholt
David R & Debbie M. Webb
Joshua C. Webb
Janelle A. Weber
Gerard F. &Joann T. Wehle
Joshua B. & Lizette K. Weingard
Daniel A. & Olivia Z. Weisman
Jeffrey S. & Bethanne L. Weiss
Steven J. Wernick
Jennifer A. & Gail L. West
Terry A. & Barbara V. Wex
William C. White
Guy E. & Ilene M. Whitesman
Lynn R Whitlock
Wilbert's
James B. & Sharon K. Wiley


Thomas J. & Jean A. Wilkes
Joseph H. & Carole W. Williams
Sarah Ritterhoff & Daniel C. Williams
Dirk A. & Kristine Williams
Erica K. Williams
Rhys L. & Lorna Sohn Williams
Monica J. Williams
Winton E. Williams Jr.
Steven J. & Vickey B. Willis
Harry M. & Mary J. Wilson
Jennifer J. Wilson
John D. Wilson
Richard H. & Shirley G. Wilson
Thomas G. Wilson III
Melinda F. Wimbish
C. Douglas Wingate
Harris B. & Jennifer D. Winsberg
Gail I. & George Winson
Allen C. &Alicia Winsor
Richard I. Withers
Susan J. & Stephen M. Wolchok
Richard C. & Katherine H. Woltmann
Clarence M. Wood
Edward B. & Linda P. Woodbery
Jim H. & Pat W. Woodroffe
Council & Patricia M. Wooten
Ronald A. & Kathleen A. Worley
Joseph R. Worst
Brian R. & Josephine A. Wright
George M. Wright
Art & Mary E. Wroble
Kathleen L. & Brian Wubker
Bruce I. & Betsy F. Yegelwel
Carl J. & Sharon A. Zahner
Susan M. & Joseph Zahniser
Thomas A. & Leigh A. Zehnder
Diane J. & Robert R. Zelmer
Rachael L. Zichella
Anton H. & Janet Zidansek
Wilma L. Zippel
William R &Jeannie C. Zox


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CLASS OF 1939
No. in Class: 12
Participation: 8%
Enrichment Society
Leonard Pepper
CLASS OF 1945
No. in Class: 6
Participation: 17%
Enrichment Society
Harry R Edwards
CLASS OF 1947
No. in Class: 23
Participation: 4%
Founders Society silver
Robert M. Ervin
CLASS OF 1948
No. in Class: 66
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
Mark Maurer
CLASS OF 1949
Class Total: $350.00
No. in Class: 80
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
John A. Jones
Al L. Schneider
CLASS OF 1950
Class Total: $280.00
No. in Class: 69
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
John R. Bonner, Sr.
John M. Farrell
CLASS OF 1951
Class Total: $9,588.40
No. in Class: 80
Participation: 9%
Founders Society platinum
James D. Camp Jr.
Marshall M. Criser
Enrichment Society
Mandell Glicksberg
Leon H. Handley
William T. Harrison Jr.
G. A. Smith
Clarence M. Wood


CLASS OF 1952
Class Total: $70,476.24
No. in Class: 35
Participation: 11%
Enrichment Society
Evans Crary Jr.
Doyle Rogers
CLASS OF 1953
Class Total: $2,100.00
No. in Class: 42
Participation: 5%
Founders Society gold
Charles W. Abbott
Enrichment Society
Robert S. Edwards
CLASS OF 1954
Class Total: $7,000.00
No. in Class: 37
Participation: 11%
Founders Society gold
E. G. (Dan) Boone
Robert L. Trohn
Associates
Donald J. Forman
Trusler Society
Stephen H. Grimes
CLASS OF 1955
Class Total: $4,800.00
No. in Class: 30
Participation: 23%
Founders Society gold
John Bargas
Gerald Sohn
Partners
W. Ray Fortner
Enrichment Society
W. Dexter Douglass
Lewis H. Hill III
Edward Siegel
CLASS OF 1956
Class Total: $4,900.00
No. in Class: 36
Participation: 14%
Partners
Peter T. Fay
Trusler Society
Johnson S. Savary
Enrichment Society
Reubin 0. Askew
Jerry B. Crockett
Robert R Gaines


CLASS OF 1957
Class Total: $102,650.00
No. in Class: 43
Participation: 19%
Founders Society gold
John M. McNatt Jr.
Founders Society silver
A. Ward Wagner Jr.
Trusler Society
James E. Yonge
Enrichment Society
Paul W. Danahy Jr.
James 0. Driscoll
Joseph Garcia
Jose A. Gonzalez Jr.
William L. Hendry
CLASS OF 1958
Class Total: $440.00
No. in Class: 58
Participation: 7%
Founders Society gold
T. Terrell Sessums, Sr.
Enrichment Society
William T. Hodges
Donald J. Lunny, Sr.
CLASS OF 1959
Class Total: $1,800.00
No. in Class: 58
Participation: 7%
Associates
Albert D. Quentel
Enrichment Society
Robert J. Boylston
Stephen W. Sessums
Joseph Q. Tarbuck
CLASS OF 1960
Class Total: $1,750.00
No. in Class: 63
Participation: 8%
Trusler Society
James C. Rinaman Jr.
Enrichment Society
Thomas R. Brown
Shepard R Lesser
L. David Shear
CLASS OF 1961
Class Total: $4,450.00
No. in Class: 71
Participation: 8%
Founders Society silver
Jon C. Moyle


Trusler Society
Robert J. Carr
John H. Moore II
Enrichment Society
Irvin A. Meyers
Raymond W. Royce
Thomas H. Thurlow Jr.
CLASS OF 1962
Class Total: $11,850.00
No. in Class: 98
Participation: 12%
Founders Society silver
C. DuBose Ausley
Ernest A. Sellers
Trusler Society
W. George Allen
Norman Broad
R. Layton Mank
Enrichment Society
Byron B. Block
George E. Bunnell
Robin Gibson
James H. Gilbert Jr.
Peter C. Jones
William C. White
CLASS OF 1963
Class Total: $2,730.00
No. in Class: 92
Participation: 4%
Trusler Society
Tad Davis
S. Austin Peele
Enrichment Society
Murray Kanetsky
Larry S. Stewart
CLASS OF 1964
Class Total: $6,100.00
No. in Class: 131
Participation: 5%
Founders Society silver
Charles T. Wells
Trusler Society
Stephen D. Gardner
Gerald F. Richman
Enrichment Society
Haywood M. Ball
Michael L. Jamieson
L. Ralph Smith Jr.
CLASS OF 1965
Class Total: $34,761.48
No. in Class: 132
Participation: 9%


Founders Society gold
Sidney A. Stubbs Jr.
Founders Society silver
Stumpy Harris
Partners
Gerald D. Schackow
Trusler Society
Benjamin H. Hill III
Steve C. Horowitz
Enrichment Society
Russell R Chubb
Norman A. Coll
Wallace H. Hall
Robert A. Lazenby
Leroy H. Moe
Richard H. Wilson
CLASS OF 1966
Class Total: $6,415.00
No. in Class: 169
Participation: 7%
Founders Society platinum
W. Kelly Smith
Founders Society silver
Richard M. Robinson
Trusler Society
J. Thomas Cardwell
Allan P. Clark
Enrichment Society
Elizabeth J. du Fresne
Thomas C. Dunn
Donald C. Evans
Rutledge R. Liles
George R. Moraitis
Stephen J. Powell
CLASS OF 1967
Class Total: $18,049.60
No. in Class: 215
Participation: 9%
Founders Society silver
Frederick A. Hazouri
Partners
Samuel C. Ullman
Trusler Society
Barry R. Davidson
Barry S. Sinoff
Enrichment Society
Susan H. Black
John A. DeVault III
W. Ford Duane
Robert J. Head Jr.
Louis Kwall
Roger A. Larson
John J. Lazzara


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Alexander C. MacKinnon
J. Michael McCarthy
Clifford L. Somers
Edward B. Woodbery
Jim H. Woodroffe III
Council Wooten Jr.
CLASS OF 1968
Class Total: $11,025.00
No. in Class: 183
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
Andrew C. Hall
Justus W. Reid, Sr.
Partners
Rick Thompson
Trusler Society
Richard C. Ausness
Enrichment Society
Fred R. Baisden Jr.
Douglas D. Batchelor Jr.
Stephen J. Bozarth
Jonathan C. Gordon
Donald J. Hall
Edwin F. Hornbrook
Robert D. Mclntosh
John D. McKey Jr.
Charles T. Sands
Mitchell H. Spingarn
CLASS OF 1969
Class Total: $50,828.72
No. in Class: 180
Participation: 12%
Founders Society gold
F. Wallace Pope Jr.
Founders Society silver
James A. Hauser
Partners
Joseph R Milton
Associates
Frank H. Fee III
Donald R. Tescher
Trusler Society
Charles H. Egerton
James C. Fleming
Robert W. Mead Jr.
George W. Rohe
Peter W. Zinober
Enrichment Society
James 0. Birr Jr.
William A. Evans
Thomas B. Hyman Jr.
A. McArthur Irvin


Timothy A. Johnson Jr.
Henry E. Mallue Jr.
Richard E. Ouellette
Ben Patterson
John C. Patterson Jr.
Richard C. Woltmann
Brian R. Wright
CLASS OF 1970
Class Total: $10,775.00
No. in Class: 201
Participation: 7%
Partners
Ronald L. Fick
Trusler Society
Joseph C. Mellichamp Ill
Enrichment Society
John M. Brumbaugh
Christy F. Harris
Donald A. Lykkebak
Alan R. Parlapiano
Edward P Phillips
Bruce A. Smathers
John C. Taylor Jr.
Harry Tempkins
William A. Van Nortwick Jr.
CLASS OF 1971
Class Total: $11,560.00
No. in Class: 219
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
Howard C. Coker
W. C. Gentry
Partners
Robert S. Bolt
Stephen N. Zack
Associates
John K. Vreeland
Trusler Society
Larry B. Alexander
Leslie J. Barnett
Enrichment Society
Darryl M. Bloodworth
Robert V. Duss
Alan R Dye
Ronald D. Fairchild
William J. Gundlach
Louis F. Hubener III
Bruce G. Shaffner
Martin J. Sperry
Robert J. Telfer Jr.
Wayne L. Thomas


CLASS OF 1972
Class Total: $45.331.92
No. in Class: 346
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Gene K. Glasser
John J. Schickel
Jeffrey W. Warren
Founders Society silver
Bruce H. Bokor
James G. Pressly Jr.
Partners
Hal H. Kantor
Partners
Mark Hicks
Mark L. Horwitz
Associates
T. W. Ackert
William E. Hahn
Trusler Society
Richard C. Grant
Russell H. Kasper
Donald S. Kohla
Jon L. Mills
James S. Moody Jr.
Clifford A. Schulman
Enrichment Society
James W. Almand
William H. Andrews
Stephen F. Gertzman
Frank B. Gummey III
David L. Kahn
Elliott H. Lucas
Lester Makofka
G. Carson McEachern III
William D. McFarlane Jr.
David A. Schmudde
L. Haldane Taylor
Robert L. Taylor
Harry M. Wilson III
CLASS OF 1973
Class Total: $38,088.11
No. in Class: 384
Participation: 7%
Founders Society gold
Gerald A. Rosenthal
Partners
Margaret R. Gibbs
Raleigh W. Greene III
Associates
Philip A. DeLaney
Pamela 0. Price


Abraham M. Shashy Jr.
Leighton D. Yates Jr.
Trusler Society
Martha L. Cochran
Lynn J. Hinson
Frederick D. Smith
Enrichment Society
George Z. Bateh
Joseph W. Beasley
Paul M. Cummings
F. Joseph DuBray
Jeffrey R. Garvin
Raymond T. McNeal
Michael J. Monchick
Douglass E. Myers Jr.
Marion J. Radson
Jan K. Seiden
Mal Steinberg
William H. Stolberg
Joseph H. Williams
Art Wroble
CLASS OF 1974
Class Total: $48,260.00
No. in Class: 282
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
James S. Theriac III
Founders Society silver
K. Lawrence Gragg
Partners
Robert E. Glennon Jr.
Gwynne A. Young
Associates
Richard P Cole
Trusler Society
Frederick W. Leonhardt
Enrichment Society
Clay S. Davis Jr.
Daniel D. Eckert
Theodore A. Erck III
Andrew J. Fawbush
James L. Fly
M. Lanning Fox
Robert C. Gibbons
Garry M. Glickman
William H. Harrell Jr.
Robert A. Hingston
David T. Knight
Leslie J. Lott
Michael T. Moore
Bruce I. Yegelwel


CLASS OF 1975
Class Total: $17,489.89
No. in Class: 360
Participation: 8%
Founders Society silver
Maureen G. Gragg
Partners
William H. McBride Jr.
Associates
Bernie A. Barton Jr.
Trusler Society
James B. Barnes
Anne C. Conway
K. Patrick Hart
Rodney W. Smith
Enrichment Society
Barry A. Abbott
Randy R. Briggs
Jeffrey J. Cohen
Ronald A. David
Theodore A. Deckert
Christopher A. Detzel
Alan M. Gerlach Jr.
Robert M. Harris
Robert A. Heekin
Roger C. Lambert
John E. Lawlor III
Robert C. Maland
Anthony R Mario Jr.
Patrick F. Maroney
Austin F. Reed
M. Stephen Smith III
Jose F. Valdivia Jr.
Terry A. Wex
CLASS OF 1976
Class Total: $53,945.90
No. in Class: 379
Participation: 9%
Founders Society silver
Hans G. Tanzler III
Partners
R. Vinson Barrett
Betsy Ellwanger Gallagher
Becky Powhatan Kelley
Marjorie B. Thomas

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William A. Weber
Trusler Society
William A. Boyles
William H. Ferguson
Jack J. Fine
Gary D. Fox
Daniel B. Harrell
Elizabeth A. Jenkins
Enrichment Society
Mark R Buell
Robert D. Critton Jr.
Gerald B. Curington
Donna L. Draves
Thomas J. Farkash
James L. George
Mark F. Lewis
Barry S. Marks
Richard L. Martens
Stephen J. Martin
Carl S. McGinnes
Tanja Ostapoff
Marilyn Wolf Peterson
Glenna J. Reeves
Charles A. Reinhardt Jr.
Paul A. Rowell
Tura L. Schnebly
Stephen W. Seemer
Charles S. Stratton
John R. Wallace
CLASS OF 1977
Class Total: $17,999.54
No. in Class: 322
Participation: 8%
Partners
Lauren Y. Detzel
John J. Scroggin
Associates
Sally H. Foote
Trusler Society
Jesse W. Rigby
Lewis E. Shelley
Linda L. Shelley
Barbara J. Staros
Enrichment Society
Michael R. Aronson
Joan F. Beer
David H. Evaul
Don H. Goode
Freddie L. Goode
Lee R. Hester Jr.


Roy H. Lasris
Charles S. Modell
Michael L. Rosen
Pamela E. Somers
Victor M. Suarez
Alfred J. Ventura
CLASS OF 1978
Class Total: $14,879.78
No. in Class: 372
Participation: 9%
Partners
W. Crit Smith
Associates
Cheryl L. Gordon
Randy Meg Kammer
Daniel F. Molony
Trusler Society
Kendall Coffey
Peter P Murnaghan
Enrichment Society
Peter Baker
Phillip D. Blackmon Jr.
Jeanelle G. Bronson
Theotis Bronson
Jay R Cohen
Kaye Collie
A. J. Donelson
James E. Eaton Jr.
Charles F. Edwards
Richard D. Fultz
Melinda R Gamot
Robert E. Gordon
Peter J. Gravina
Steven C. Lee
Chauncey W. Lever Jr.
Grace N. Manne
Robert J. Merlin
Francis E. Pierce III
Colleen A. Preston
Jacquelyn B. Sasser
Susan E. G. Smathers
Michael H. Streater
Thomas J. Wilkes Jr.
CLASS OF 1979
Class Total: $50,834.59
No. in Class: 325
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Brian M. O'Connell


Founders Society silver
Ladd H. Fassett
Lindy L. Paull
Partners
Peter T. Kirkwood
David S. Pressly
Lawrence E. Sellers Jr.
Associates
James B. Murphy Jr.
Trusler Society
Joni Armstrong Coffey
Enrichment Society
Christopher D. Bernard
Christine K. Bilodeau
Faye A. Burner
David A. Cairns
V. Robert Denham Jr.
Ronald G. Duryea
Joseph E. Foster
Jack 0. Hackett II
Jeanette K. Helfrich
Stuart N. Hopen
Glenn R. Hosken
Michael J. Korn
Alfred J. Malefatto
Moria Rozenson
Scott A. Specht
Timon V. Sullivan
Jennifer A. West
Gail I. Winson
CLASS OF 1980
Class Total: $60,037.50
No. in Class: 354
Participation: 8%
Founders Society gold
Peter J. Genz
Ultima D. Morgan
Evan J. Yegelwel
Partners
Randolph J. Rush
Associates
Mark S. Peters
Enrichment Society
Richard K. Bowers Jr.
Penny H. Brill
Clark Hamilton Jr.
Cynthia A. Hawkins
Jennifer C. Hepler
Ross T. Lessack
Linda Ebin Levine


Robin Paul Malloy
Chad M. McClenathen
Kathryn L. Mennella
James R. Mitchell
Marshall R. Pasternack
Charles M. Rand
Paul S. Rothstein
E. Lanny Russell
Robert C. Sorgini
Richard B. Troutman
C. Douglas Wingate
Jan A. Yelen
CLASS OF 1981
Class Total: $28,700.00
No. in Class: 379
Participation: 10%
Founders Society gold
Casey Johnson
Partners
Kenneth R. Johnson
Kimberly L. Johnson
Trusler Society
GaryJ. Cohen
Susan E. Cook
Jeffrey D. Feldman
Cherie H. Fine
Michael D. Minton
David H. Vickrey
Patricia A. Willing
Enrichment Society
Luis A. Abreu
Mary C. Arpe
R. Mason Blake
Raymond 0. Bodiford
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz
Frederick C. Craig Jr.
Alan H. Daniels
Stephen E. Fogel
Richard A. Johnston Jr.
William S. Josey
Brian B. Joslyn
Marvin A. Kirsner
Cheryl K. Lindgren
Robert R. Lindgren
David H. Lowe IV
Matthew E. Morrall
James E. Moye
William C. Price III
Howard M. Rosenblatt
Scott A. Silver


Greg A. Walker
Susan H. Walker
Carl J. Zahner
Sharon A. Zahner
CLASS OF 1982
Class Total: $49,174.82
No. in Class: 397
Participation: 9%
Founders Society gold
John B. Morgan
Partners
John N. Giordano
Partners
Richard A. Jacobson
Louis Nostro Jr.
Gary L. Printy
Oscar A. Sanchez
Trusler Society
Jeffery A. Boone
Kathryn Angell Carr
David Smolker
Mark Somerstein
Timothy W. Volpe
Mark J. Wolfson
Enrichment Society
Robert W. Anthony Jr.
Geoffrey C. Burdick
Carlos F. Concepcion
Julia L. Frey
Richard R. Garland
Michael J. Gelfand
Linda R. Getzen
Robert F. Goodrich
Brian T. Kelly
Frances Spinale King
Ralph P Mangione Jr.
Margaret D. Mathews
Marybeth McDonald
Richard C. PfennigerJr.
Paul D. Scala
CLASS OF 1983
Class Total: $19,157.25
No. in Class: 337
Participation: 8%
Founders Society gold
Scott G. Hawkins
Partners
James A. Gale
Eugenio Hernandez


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George A. Vaka
Trusler Society
David B. Mishael
Barbara P. Vaka
Enrichment Society
Catherine A. Altman
Dyanne Feinberg
Susan G. Goffman
Linda S. Griffin
John E. Hale
Richard H. Hiers
Scott C. Ilgenfritz
Edmond D. Johnson
Allan King
Russell D. Levitt
Laura A. McCall
T. C. Phillips
Sidney S. Simmons II
Glenn J. Waldman
CLASS OF 1984
Class Total: $10,375.00
No. in Class: 322
Participation: 6%
Partners
Alan B. Cohn
Partners
Bill Bone
Trusler Society
Allen N. Jelks Jr.
Enrichment Society
Patrick M. Bryan
Stephen M. Durden
Christopher C. Hazelip
Charles B. Hernicz
Cynthia Z. MacKinnon
Kathryn D. MacKinnon
Brian J. Stack
Kimarie R. Stratos
William A. Troner
Sarah Ritterhoff Williams
Andrea E. Zelman
CLASS OF 1985
Class Total: $11,725.00
No. in Class: 364
Participation: 8%
Associates
Raul A. Cuervo
Phyllis P Harris


Trusler Society
Eduardo Palmer
Deborah B. Story
Enrichment Society
Patricia G. Butler
Lynne M. Davis
Brenna M. Durden
Steven Ellison
Gregg H. Fierman
Reginald R. Garcia
Leslie Y. Garfield
Timothy D. Haines
Michael G. Kerman
John E. Leighton
William J. Schifino Jr.
Ali Steinbach
Lisa L. Troutman
Salome J. Zikakis
CLASS OF 1986
Class Total: $14,749.58
No. in Class: 390
Participation: 6%
Partners
Mark Citrin
Lawrence Keefe
Trusler Society
David R Berg
Nancy K. Condron
James E. Thomison
Enrichment Society
J. Parker Ailstock
Thomas T. Ankersen
Frank M. Bedell
Mary C. Crotty
Jeffrey R. Elkin
Martin F. Grace
Scott E. Hunt
Lucy W. Kerman
Morris C. Massey
Kenneth J. Nolan
Bill A. Parady
Frank A. Pavese Jr.
Rosalie M. Sanderson
Debra A. Schrils
Frederick S. Schrils
James A. Taylor III


CLASS OF 1987
Class Total: $9,629.87
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 6%
Associates
Mayanne A. Downs
Enrichment Society
Mary Jane Angelo
Jane D. Callahan
Kelly A. Grace
John F. Halula
Bradley R. Johnson
Maureen M. Matheson
Dennis J. McGlothin
Robert W. Murphy
Kathleen M. Paustian
Christopher J. Ryan
Ronnie A. Sabb
Alan F. Scharf
MarkJ. Scheer
Sharon T. Sperling
Jeffrey S. Weiss
CLASS OF 1988
Class Total: $6,304.10
No. in Class: 364
Participation: 5%
Associates
R. Scott Costantino
Trusler Society
Beth B. Mills
Enrichment Society
Bruce R. Anderson Jr.
Kraig A. Conn
Kevin D. Cooper
Robin K. Davis
Jacqueline B. Fountas
Nancy P Halula
Clifford C. Higby
Karin C. Murphy
Ellen N. Saul
Pierre J. Seacord
Gerard F. Wehle Jr.
CLASS OF 1989
Class Total: $5,010.00
No. in Class: 355
Participation: 3%
Partners
Mark A. Avera


Trusler Society
John T Rogerson III
Enrichment Society
W. Bard Brockman
Benjamin P Brown
Jonna S. Brown
Marc D. Chapman
Donald A. Dvornik
Andrew D. Fisher
Charles R Mitchell
Lee P. Teichner
CLASS OF 1990
Class Total: $4,389.90
No. in Class: 377
Participation: 4%
Associates
Jack A. Weiss
Trusler Society
Johnathan H. Short
Enrichment Society
David L. Bilsker
Tracy D. Chapman
Derrick E. Cox
Karen G. Getelman
Robert B. Gough III
Laura M. Horton
Bernardo Lopez
Edward M. Mullins
Robert W. Thielhelm Jr.
CLASS OF 1991
Class Total: $4,280.00
No. in Class: 378
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
Christopher W. Boyett
David A. Brennen
Larry C. Frarey
W. Gregory Golson
Raymond A. Jackson
Michael D. Kaminer
Rima Y. Mullins
Sylvia G. Norris
Robert J. Pile
Michele L. Ratzan
Kimberly Bonder Rezanka
Richard G. Salazar
Mary M. Spagnola-Hills
Keith H. Stolzenberg
Mark N. Tipton


CLASS OF 1992
Class Total: $6,514.89
No. in Class: 365
Participation: 5%
Partners
John W. Randolph Jr.
Trusler Society
DeeDee C. Smith
Enrichment Society
Danelle D. Barksdale
Thomas E. Bishop
Elizabeth A. Carrie
Regina L. Deiulio
Nancy S. Freeman
Courtney K. Grimm
David E. Hill
Eric S. Kolar
Diane A. Tomlinson
Susan M. Zahniser
CLASS OF 1993
Class Total: $33,785.00
No. in Class: 405
Participation: 7%
Partners
Mark 0. Bagnall
Frank S. Goldstein
Partners
Scott G. Blews
Bruce M. Harris
Trusler Society
Yahn W. Bernier
Gregory S. Hagopian
K. Judith Lane
Donna L. Longhouse
Enrichment Society
Nancy T Baldwin
Heather B. Brock
Jed L. Frankel
Jonathan D. Gerber
William J. Hazzard
Veronica S. McCrackin
Ami R. Patel
Caran L. Rothchild
Michael D. Simons

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Robert G. Thornhill III
Julie S. Todman
Rhys L. Williams
CLASS OF 1994
Class Total: $7,660.00
No. in Class: 380
Participation: 5%
Partners
P. Kristen Pressly
Associates
Matthew N. Posgay
Trusler Society
Marc A. Wites
Enrichment Society
Tracy L. Gerber
Renee Daigle Harrell
Michael D. Haun
Kenneth R Hazouri
Megan A. Kelly
Larry H. Kunin
Lawrence B. Lambert
Martin E. Leach
Thomas M. McAleavey
Paul B. McCawley
Keith W. Rizzardi
Mark L. Rosen
Carol B. Shannin
Nicholas A. Shannin
Laura J. Varela
CLASS OF 1995
Class Total: $6,330.00
No. in Class: 380
Participation: 6%
Trusler Society
Kimberly R. Keravouri
Enrichment Society
Winifred L. Acosta-Nesmith
Scott E. Atwood
Caryn L. Bellus
Misty M. Taylor Chaves
Willem A. Daman
Joseph H. Lang Jr.
Samuel A. Lewis
Patrick F. McCormack
Jennifer I. Minsky
Lew I. Minsky
Niels R Murphy
Christine R. Sensenig
Jeffrey M. Taylor
Lisa S. Taylor
April M. Veilleux


Thomas A. Zehnder
CLASS OF 1996
Class Total: $7,532.61
No. in Class: 373
Participation: 5%
Partners
R. Scott Collins
Trusler Society
Charles W. Lammers
Enrichment Society
Richard J. Brooderson
Patrick P Coll
Adam S. Hall
Adriane M. Isenberg
Altom M. Maglio
Jennifer G. Maglio
Scott Michelman
Joanne Toner Prescott
Jeremy M. Sensenig
David Tetrick Jr.
Ketan S. Vakil
Dabney D. Ware
CLASS OF 1997
Class Total: $4,240.00
No. in Class: 373
Participation: 5%
Associates
Maria C. Carantzas
Enrichment Society
F. Eugene Atwood
Brian D. Burgoon
Rick R. Chaves
Lance A. Chernow
L. E. Hutton Jr.
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Alexander T. Johnston
Sigrid S. McCawley
Rahul Patel
Suhag A. Shukla
Amanda S. Thompson
Lara J. Tibbals
John D. Wilson
Harris B. Winsberg
Jennifer D. Winsberg
Bonita J. Young
CLASS OF 1998
Class Total: $10,299.08
No. in Class: 387
Participation: 7%
Partners
J. Carter Andersen


Marco Ferri
Gregory S. Weiss
Enrichment Society
William R. Abrams
Linda A. Alley
Matthew B. Ames
Brent F Bradley
Michael S. Dorris
Irene B. Frick
Francis B. Gibbs
Jeffrey M. Hazen
Stephen M. Lehr
Ivan A. Morales
Kenneth D. Murena
Taylor K. Rose
Brian J. Sasadu
Brian K. Szilvasy
Wesley D. Tibbals
E. John Wagner II
Joshua B. Weingard
CLASS OF 1999
Class Total: $8,900.00
No. in Class: 388
Participation: 6%
Partners
J. Grier Pressly III
Trusler Society
Jeffrey R Brock
Enrichment Society
Bradley T Borden
Katie L. Dearing
Aubrey Harry Ducker Jr.
Jonathan A. Feldman
Brian J. Fender
Matthew L. Grabinski
Holly J. Greer
Gregory C. Harrell
Maureen M. Hazen
Kathy-Ann W. Marlin
Katherine Martin
Richard R Rollo
James A. Stepan
Renee E. Thompson
Thomas P Thompson III
Brian R Trauman
CLASS OF 2000
Class Total: $5,750.00
No. in Class: 393
Participation: 4%
Partners
Asnardo Garro Jr.


Trusler Society
lan R. Leavengood
Enrichment Society
David M. Cayce
Sandra G. Cayce
Mark H. Dahlmeier
Franklin D. Fields Jr.
Judd R Koenig
Russell Koonin
Paul V. Scott, PL.
Julie L. Sellers
CLASS OF 2001
Class Total: $3,755.00
No. in Class: 384
Participation: 5%
Trusler Society
Robin L. Leavengood
Enrichment Society
Enrique R. Anderson
Frank Cruz-Alvarez
Bradley R. Gould
E. John Gregory III
James F. McDonald
Melody A. Nundy
James R. Paine Jr.
Monica J. Williams
Susan J. Wolchok
Kathleen L. Wubker
CLASS OF 2002
Class Total: $3,865.00
No. in Class: 402
Participation: 4%
Enrichment Society
Amanda M. Abraham
Jeffrey W. Abraham
Byron D. Flagg
Stacy J. Ford
James E. Frye Jr.
Evan S. Glasser
Steven T. Gold
Tarek K. Kiem
Jennifer L. Kypreos
Theodore S. Kypreos
Derin A. Parks
Robert H. Thornburg
Allen C. Winsor
CLASS OF 2003
Class Total: $6.215.00
No. in Class: 430
Participation: 8%


Enrichment Society
Robyn L. M. Batelman
JoAnn M. Brooderson
Jessica M. Callow
Ryan S. Cobbs
Sarah Cortvriend
Bonnie C. Daboll
Benjamin F. Diamond
Linda C. Dolan
Megan J. Ellis
Meredith T. Fensom
Melissa Fernandez
Pamela J. Hatley
Todd E. Herberghs
Nicole C. Kibert
Traci A. Kratish
B. Darin Patton
Adam R Philpott
Donald D. Pritchett Jr.
Kevin E. Regan
Cecil D. Rolle
Sarah E. Rumpf
Dexter A. Smith
Michael G. St. Jacques II
Leslie E. Stiers
Scott A. Underwood
CLASS OF 2004
Class Total: $6,540.04
No. in Class: 399
Participation: 10%
Trusler Society
Nicholas D. Nanton
Enrichment Society
David D. Burns
Matthew R. Clark
William T. Cook
Elizabeth M. Crowder
Lauren E. Cury
Nelson D. Diaz
Joel R. Feldman
Christopher M. Garrett
Allison M. Gluvna
Whitney C. Harper
Daniel C. Irick
Sheena T. Irick
Steven M. LaSota
Lori K. Mans
Lorie A. Mason
Allison L. Ringler
Richard M. Rosenblatt
Michael J. Schefer
Stacy F. Speiller


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Courtney E. Walsh
James E. Walson
Laura Minton Young
Rachael L. Zichella
CLASS OF 2005
Class Total: $14,405.05
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 16%
Partners
Brian T. Degnan
Enrichment Society
Ricardo Alvarez
W. Lee Bennett III
Margaret A. Bettenhausen
Todd C. Brister
Robert A. Caplen
Christopher L. Carmody Jr.
Deborah E. Cupples
Kimberly A. Davis
Blake J. Delaney
Jennifer M. Delaney
Tammi J. Driver
Douglas C. Edenfield
Gregory L. Edwards
Meredith C. Fields
Michael K. Freedman
N. West Gregory
A. Felipe Guerrero
Jarrett R. Hoffman
Cathy A. Kamm
Michael T. Kamprath
Carolyn M. Kershner
Angelique D. Knox
Daniel R. Kurland
Tobi B. Lebowitz
Lindsay M. Lopez
Ryan A. Lopez
Meredith D. Lukoff
Marisa L. McDonald
Michael J. McDonald
Julie C. Miller
Robyn E. Moore
Charles R. Morgan
Daniel E. Nordby
Laura M. Reich
William R Reich
CLASS OF 2005
Class Total: $14,405.05
No. in Class: 375
Participation: 16%


Enrichment Society
Robert G. Reid
Daniel E. Smith II
Seth P. Traub
Whitney M. Untiedt
Leslie A. Utiger
Janelle A. Weber
Erica K. Williams
Thomas G. Wilson III
Melinda F. Wimbish
CLASS OF 2006
Class Total: $15,808.34
No. in Class: 407
Participation: 15%
Trusler Society
Meaghan C. Gragg
Nathan A. Skop
Enrichment Society
Jolyon D. Acosta
Steffan K. Alexander
Drew M. Altman
Dane A. Baltich
Jeffrey A. Bekiares
Nathan C. Bess
Jarrett D. Bingemann
Kaitlin C. Bingham
Amy N. Bokor
Brian K. Bokor
Natalia M. Burnett
Emily R. Cacioppo
Lauren F. Carmody
Courtney B. Casp
Ryan M. Corbett
Joshua D. Curry
Sara C. Dana
Cary B. Davis
Kelly L. Davis
Derek J. Dilberian
Charles T. Douglas Jr.
Michelle R. Drab
David D. Duncan
Dayna G. Duncan
Eduardo J. Fernandez
Ashley N. Girolamo
Daniel J. Glassman
Ivan D. Ivanov
Steve E. Kelly
Sarah J. Knight
Serena B. Lee
Gregory M. Lefkowitz
Howell W. Melton III
Kelly M. Moore


CLASS OF 2006
Class Total: $15,808.34
No. in Class: 407
Participation: 15%
Enrichment Society
Andrew A. Morey
W. Edwards Muniz
Eduardo J. Quinones
Jose Quintero
Brian A. Roof
Veronica T. Roof
Neil lan Rumbak
Jeremy C. Sahn
Brian A. Schneider
Kevin M. Shuler
Damon S. Starrett
Gina D. Stein
Lynsey A. Templeton
Lauren L. Valiente
Joseph R. Worst
George M. Wright
Diane J. Zelmer
CLASS OF 2007
Class Total: $13,673.05
No. in Class: 445
Participation: 14%
Enrichment Society
Jeffrey L. Allen
lan M. Alperstein
Kristina L. Arnsdorff
Claire A. Ashington-Pickett
Ryan E. Baya
Shari D. Ben-Moussa
Cecilia M. Bidwell
Scott A. Bowman
Nicholas D. Burnett
Concetta Camacho
Joshua A. Cossey
Caroline Cynn
Christopher M. Detzel
Burns A. Dobbins IV
Jennifer M. Faggion
Brian A. Frankel
Elizabeth B. Frock
Jessica C. Furst
Christian P. George
Mildred Gomez
Jimmy R. Gustner
Heather A. Halter
Michael V. Hargett
Meghann Hoskinson Bowman
Jonathan R Huels


Robert M. Kline
Daniel R. Koslosky
Sean M. Lebowitz
Gretchen M. Lehman
Brian K. Mathis
Matthew S. Mazzarella
Erin A. McFann
Holly R. Miller
Bridget N. Mirande
Kate B. Munkittrick
Thomas A. Munkittrick
John C. Oliver
CLASS OF 2007
Class Total: $13,673.05
No. in Class: 445
Participation: 14%
Enrichment Society
John M. Paglio
Neil Patel
Gary L. Printy Jr.
Nicholas J. Purvis
Nathaniel T. Quirk
John H. Rains IV
Garland L. Reid
Joshua H. Roberts
Angelica Saavedra
David M. Sams
Darryl F. Smith
Rachel B. Wagner
Joshua C. Webb
Daniel A. Weisman
Olivia Z. Weisman
Steven J. Wernick
Jennifer J. Wilson
CLASS OF 2008
Class Total: $8,410.08
No. in Class: 304
Participation: 15%
Enrichment Society
Meredith L. Barrios
John R. Campbell
Michael Y. Chin
Amanda M. Christie
Richard J. Cole III
Andrew R. Comiter
Christopher B. Cortez
Luis J. Delgado Jr.
Elizabeth A. Faist
Brandon P Faulkner
Natalie F Guerra
Dustin G. Hall
Diana L. Hayes


Michael A. Hersh
Michael J. Hooi
Samuel J. Horovitz
Jessica S. Jackson
Patrick 0. Jackson
Scott J. Kennelly
William B. Lewis
Giannina Marin
Lauren M. Marks
Ryan D. Maxey
Michael T. Morlock
Philip Nodhturft III
Laura C. Pyne
Edward N. Rauschkolb
Tashiba L. Robinson
Simon A. Rodell
Lindsay A. Roshkind
Lawrence M. Scheinert
Emily S. Sherlock
Joseph S. Troendle
Thomas F. Villanti
S. Carey Villenueve
Paige A. Wagner
Jamie L. Weatherholt
CLASS OF 2009
Class Total: $2,381.09
No. in Class: 418
Participation: 4%
Enrichment Society
Ranaldo S. Allen
Jonathan M. Blocker
Lisa Boyd Clark
Carly L. Cohen
Lawrence J. Dougherty
Heather J. Howdeshell
Alison L. Maddux
Marisa Rosen
Lindsay M. Saxe
Richard D. Shane
Natasha L. Waglow
Zachary D. Warren
CLASS OF 2010
Class Total: $850.00
No. in Class: 337
Participation: 2%
Enrichment Society
Clay M. Carlton
Jeffrey B. Fabian
David M. Kerner
Brittany E. Nugent
Allison D. Sirica


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CLASS OF 1961
No. in Class: 3
Participation: 33%
Enrichment Society
Edward B. Woodbery
CLASS OF 1975
Class Total: $10,445.75
No. in Class: 38
Participation: 16%
Founders Society silver
K. Lawrence Gragg
Partners
Robert E. Glennon Jr.
Trusler Society
Dennis A. Calfee
Enrichment Society
Harry S. Colburn Jr.
David M. Hudson
William V. Linne
CLASS OF 1976
Class Total: $4,035.00
No. in Class: 43
Participation: 12%
Associates
Bernie A. Barton Jr.
Trusler Society
James B. O'Neal
Enrichment Society
Robert A. Pierce
Ronald L. Rowland
CLASS OF 1977
Class Total: $26.271.50
No. in Class: 39
Participation: 8%
Founders Society silver
Hans G. Tanzler III
Associates
Nathaniel L. Doliner
CLASS OF 1978
Class Total: $3,820.00
No. in Class: 67
Participation: 9%
Associates
Paul D. Fitzpatrick


Trusler Society
William A. Boyles
Enrichment Society
David H. Evaul
Don H. Goode
Bradley C. Grossenburg
Ronald L. Siegel
CLASS OF 1979
Class Total:
$3,800.00
No. in Class: 44
Participation: 11%
Partners
John J. Scroggin
Associates
Cheryl L. Gordon
Enrichment Society
Jonathan C. Gordon
Steven C. Lee
CLASS OF 1980
Class Total: $27,956.25
No. in Class: 47
Participation: 26%
Founders Society gold
Brian M. O'Connell
Founders Society silver
Lindy L. Paull
Partners
Peter T. Kirkwood
Enrichment Society
Harris H. Barnes III
Alfred M. Falk
Gerald R. Kleedehn
Gary E. Lakritz
Charles I. Nash
R. Lee Rowe III
Ronald A. Worley
CLASS OF 1981
Class Total: $3,960.00
No. in Class: 66
Participation: 12%
Partners
Randolph J. Rush
Enrichment Society
Jennifer C. Hepler


William R. Lane Jr.
Patrick J. McGowan
Anton H. Zidansek
CLASS OF 1982
Class Total: $4,725.00
No. in Class: 62
Participation: 11%
Trusler Society
GaryJ. Cohen
Michael D. Minton
Patricia A. Willing
Enrichment Society
Patricia L. Burquest-Fultz
Steven R. Cole
Marvin A. Kirsner
Alan L. Rubens
CLASS OF 1983
Class Total: $9,560.00
No. in Class: 60
Participation: 18%
Barristers
John N. Giordano
Trusler Society
Ellen R. Gershow
Gregory F. Wilder
Enrichment Society
Stephen L. Cordell
Alan H. Daniels
Michael A. Levey
Mark E. Manovich
Robert L. Miller
James B. Wiley
CLASS OF 1984
Class Total: $725.00
No. in Class: 73
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Linda S. Griffin
James A. Lowe III
Sharon A. Zahner
CLASS OF 1985
Class Total: $5,794.25
No. in Class: 75
Participation: 9%


Barristers
Alan B. Cohn
Enrichment Society
Christopher A. Detzel
Stephen R. Looney
Guy E. Whitesman
CLASS OF 1986
Class Total: $1,450.00
No. in Class: 48
Participation: 6%
Trusler Society
J. Carter Perkins, Sr.
Enrichment Society
David R Webb
CLASS OF 1987
Class Total: $2.910.00
No. in Class: 62
Participation: 13%
Partners
Louis Nostro Jr.
Enrichment Society
Shawn M. Flanagan
Scott E. Hunt
Lisa S. Odom
Mark A. Prater
Wilma L. Zippel
CLASS OF 1988
Class Total: $775.00
No. in Class: 44
Participation: 7%
Enrichment Society
Jane D. Callahan
Dirk A. Williams
CLASS OF 1989
Class Total: $700.00
No. in Class: 63
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
John E. Lawlor III
Michael R. Nelson
CLASS OF 1990
Class Total: $6,825.00
No. in Class: 53
Participation: 13%


Barristers
A. Brian Phillips
Enrichment Society
Jonathan H. Nason
CLASS OF 1991
Class Total: $460.00
No. in Class: 63
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
Frederick M. McNab
Charles Pillitteri
CLASS OF 1992
Class Total: $1,200.00
No. in Class: 60
Participation: 3%
Associates
Jack A. Weiss
Enrichment Society
Robert J. Wells
CLASS OF 1993
Class Total: $2,079.00
No. in Class: 57
Participation: 9%
Trusler Society
Rosanne M. Duane
Enrichment Society
Elizabeth A. Carrie
Tance E. Roberts
William R Zox
CLASS OF 1994
Class Total: $2.750.00
No. in Class: 63
Participation: 6%
Trusler Society
Gary W. Huston
Donna L. Longhouse
Enrichment Society
David A. Brennen
CLASS OF 1995
Class Total: $660.00
No. in Class: 74
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Maurice D. Holloway


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Bruce R. Jacob
Carrie C. Simchuk
CLASS OF 1996
Class Total: $600.00
No. in Class: 77
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
Lamont C. Loo
Jennifer I. Minsky
Matthew R. O'Kane
Rafael Sayagues
CLASS OF 1997
No. in Class: 64
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
Keith M. Olivia
CLASS OF 1998
Class Total: $4,225.00
No. in Class: 79
Participation: 8%
Partners
R. Scott Collins
Trusler Society
Andrew K. Strimaitis
Enrichment Society
Matthew J. Ahearn
Susan L. Hodges
Terri L. E. Stecher
CLASS OF 1999
Class Total: $450.00
No. in Class: 58
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
William J. Liss
E. John Wagner II
CLASS OF 2000
Class Total: $300.00
No. in Class: 80
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
Bradley T Borden
Christopher R. D'Amico


CLASS OF 2001
Class Total: $560.00
No. in Class: 77
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Alton D. Bain
Kathleen M. McRoberts
Robert T. Smith
CLASS OF 2002
No. in Class: 71
Participation: 1%
Enrichment Society
Kerry A. Ryan
CLASS OF 2003
Class Total: $1,020.00
No. in Class: 92
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
Terrence T. Dariotis
Telly J. Meier
CLASS OF 2004
Class Total: $1,175.00
No. in Class: 91
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Nathan R. Adams
Alexander D. DeVitis
Traci A. Kratish
Ashley D. Money
Matthew R. Ringler
CLASS OF 2005
Class Total: $425.00
No. in Class: 88
Participation: 3%
Enrichment Society
W. Michael Black
Thomas B. Christenson II
Allison L. Ringler
CLASS OF 2006
Class Total: $330.00
No. in Class: 83
Participation: 6%


Enrichment Society
Queen E. Meheux
Phyllis C. Smith
Timothy L. Smith
CLASS OF 2007
Class Total: $840.00
No. in Class: 99
Participation: 5%
Enrichment Society
Jolyon D. Acosta
Alan K. Ragan
Richard I. Withers
CLASS OF 2008
Class Total: $2,350.00
No. in Class: 97
Participation: 10%
Enrichment Society
Scott A. Bowman
Burns A. Dobbins IV
David D. Duncan
Daniel J. Glassman
Katherine M. Hetherington
Anne K. Russell
Joseph R. Worst
CLASS OF 2009
Class Total: $975.00
No. in Class: 105
Participation: 6%
Enrichment Society
Andrew R. Comiter
Elizabeth A. Faist
Laura C. Pyne
Lindsay A. Roshkind
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Regulating a revolution

Professor advocates new statutory framework for GMOs


or reasons ranging from reduced
pesticide requirements to increased
profit margins, genetically modified
organisms (GMOs) dominate today's U.S.
food market. Nearly 100 percent of U.S. sugar
beet and soy bean crops are GMOs, as is 85
percent of corn and canola crops, according to
the International Service for the Acquisition
of Agri-Biotech Application and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Many people are unaware of the true extent
of transgenic tinkering with food crops and ani-
mals inserting genes from animals and bac-
teria into the DNA of plants, and vice versa -
because the government doesn't require food
labels to identify GMO ingredients. As with
many new technologies, the legal and regula-
tory framework has been slow to catch up.
"It's a relatively new technology where
we're actually creating new living organisms
that spread and reproduce in the environment,"
explains Mary Jane Angelo, professor of en-
vironmental law in the University of Florida
Fredric G. Levin College of Law. "It's still sort
of a big experiment to see what's going to hap-
pen with it."
The FDA is now considering approval of
the first GMO animal for human consumption, a
salmon that grows twice as fast as its wild coun-
terparts, and a GMO pig is waiting in the wings.
With this experiment on Mother Nature as
a backdrop, Angelo will explore shaping laws


and regulation to harness the benefits while
protecting the public from the potential harm
of GMOs in a forthcoming book, Poison, Pests
& Policy: The Coevolution of the Law and Sci-
ence ofPesticides.
Angelo initially grappled with these ques-
tions as an Environmental Protection Agency
staff attorney during the 1990s as one of the
primary drafters of the comprehensive regula-
tions and policy documents on genetically engi-
neered plant pesticides.
"When these genetically modified organ-
isms first started being approved in the United
States back in the mid-1990s, it totally slipped
under the radar," Angelo says. "We ended up
with millions and millions of acres of these
genetically modified crops before most people
even knew about it."
Under the framework, EPA regulates
GMOs primarily under the legal authority of the
Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide
Act, or FIFRA, which includes regulatory con-
cepts first established by the Federal Insecticide
Act of 1910.
Another of the framework's policy posi-
tions was that the "products" of biotechnology,
rather than the "process," would be regulated.
"Using these old authorities to regulate this
completely new technology that no one could
have even dreamed of a few decades ago just
isn't a good fit," Angelo said. "Because of the
policy decision early onto look at just the prod-


uct and not the process, we've ignored the sci-
ence of the process in our regulatory decision-
making and haven't adequately examined the
risks that exist because the process is doing
something that would never have happened in
nature."
Angelo says that although GMOs pose
unique risks, which should be fully evaluated
before GMO products are allowed on the mar-
ket, many GMOs can have significant societal
benefits. For example, the now widely used
GMO crops that produce BT, a pesticide con-
sidered to be safe enough in conventional ap-
plication that it is a mainstay of organic farm-
ing, have the advantage of reducing the need
for more hazardous chemical pesticides that
can spread into the soil and water. Angelo adds
that certain GMOs also have the potential for
improving the health of people in the develop-
ing world by providing important nutrients such
as vitamin A and folic acid that are otherwise
lacking in their diets.
While the benefits are real, Angelo says
the government currently treats GMOs as if
they are merely chemicals added to crops or
supplements added to the diet. However, she
notes that GMOs pose different types of risks
than do chemicals because GMOs are living
organisms that can reproduce and spread in the
environment.
Angelo said that because the risks and ben-
efits of GMO food crops were not adequately
addressed before they became widely used, the
courts and regulatory agencies have been forced
to address emerging issues on an ad hoc basis.
Our understanding of the unintended con-
sequences of widespread use of GMOs on the
environment, public health and on the economy
are only beginning to evolve, and Angelo be-
lieves the law must evolve with them.
"I think the biggest issue is that back in the
late '80s, when these genetically modified prod-
ucts were first being contemplated, the United
States decided not to treat them any differently
than any other product," Angelo said. "That's
an overly simplistic way of viewing it because
the process by which we're developing these
GMOs is so new and different. I think it's worth
contemplating a new statute that abandons the
idea that we will rely on existing authorities to
regulate GMOs the same as any other product
and that instead specifically addresses the de-
velopment and use of genetically modified or-
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ning advo-
cates would
love to have
the structure
we have in
Florida, but
most Floridi-
ans know that
the structure
doesn't work.
Amendment
4 suggests
that, on the
ground, this
system is re-
ally broken."

- MICHAEL ALLAN WOLF,
Richard E. Nelson Chair in
Local Government Law
Sept. 27, The New York
Times, "Florida voters enter
battle on growth"


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mit had nothing to do
with the content of his
speech, and enforce-
ment of the law pre-
sumably has nothing
to do with the content
of his speech. If I set a
bonfire in my front yard
here in Gainesville, presumably they
would do the same thing."


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"Obama is correct
in the most general
terms. Federal law
can go away in one
of two ways: Con-
gress can repeal it
or a court can find
it unconstitutional.
... He's finding it
easier said than
done for a president
to say, 'Even though
I'm commander in
chief, I'm going to
stay out of it.' The
pressure is becom-
ing greater for him
to justify how he
can stay out of it."
- DIANE MAZUR
Professor of Law
Oct. 19, Newsweek, "Is Obama's
excuse for not repealing 'don't
ask, don't tell' legitimate?"
Mazur was also quoted by The
Washington Post and Associated
Press on the topic of "don't ask,
don't tell" and recently published
the book A More Perfect Military:
How the Constitution Can Make
Our Military Stronger.


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Health care law has implications for the tax code


BY MATT WALKER
When President Obama signed the
Health Care and Education Afford-
ability Reconciliation Act of 2010
back in March, most of the attention was fo-
cused on the country's new health care laws.
But tax professionals and scholars were also
tuned into a lesser-known portion of the act: a
provision that codified in the Internal Revenue
Code the judicially developed economic sub-
stance doctrine.
University of Florida Levin College of
Law Stephen C. O'Connell Professor Martin
J. McMahon Jr. was one of those scholars who
took note of the newly codified doctrine and
he published an article in the Aug. 16 edition
of Tax Notes "Living with the Codified Eco-
nomic Substance Doctrine" which examines
the new legislation and its significance.
Before exploring McMahon's analysis, a
quick history lesson is in order.
Over the years, taxpayers and tax lawyers
have found ways of gaining tax benefits by en-
gaging in transactions that were very different
than the types of business-motivated transac-
tions the authors of the Internal Revenue Code
intended them to be applied, McMahon said.
"What the economic substance doctrine
has come to mean is that a tax benefit, such
as a claimed loss, will be denied if there is


no business purpose for the transaction and
the transaction does not have economic sub-
stance," McMahon said.
"Very smart tax lawyers read the Internal
Revenue Code and regulations and figured out
how to invent transactions that produce a fic-
tional loss on the tax return that's not matched
by any true economic loss to try to shelter in-
come," McMahon said.
The courts have concluded that these
types of transactions while not necessarily
fraudulent are abusive, and the new legis-
lation is basically saying to taxpayers, "You
should know better."
The new legislation McMahon examines
in his article is intended to clarify the econom-
ic substance doctrine, with the intent of dis-
allowing tax benefits from the types of ques-
tionable tax shelter transactions that became
increasingly common throughout the '80s and
'90s.
The new legislation also seeks to create
more concrete guidelines within the economic
substance doctrine. Now, transactions that are
subject to the economic substance doctrine
must pass a two-prong test: one objective test
and one subjective test, McMahon said.
The objective test requires that a transac-
tion change the taxpayer's economic position
in a meaningful way outside of tax purposes.
The subjective test requires that the taxpayer


have a "substantial nontax purpose for enter-
ing into the transaction," McMahon said.
Has the tax world been turned upside
down by the new provisions? Are lives ruined
and fortunes destroyed by this?
Not exactly, McMahon said.
"It's just old wine in a new bottle," he said.
"The sky is not falling; the substantive law
hasn't changed but marginally."
Congress has been moving toward the
clarification of the doctrine for about a decade,
McMahon said, so it wasn't a big surprise to
anyone. And lawmakers have been applying
various interpretive doctrines to these types of
situations for about 60 years.
"But what Congress did add that was very
significant is a strict-liability penalty if a trans-
action is held by the courts to not have eco-
nomic substance," he said.
Even if the taxpayer has an opinion from
a tax lawyer that the expected tax benefits will
be allowed, if the tax benefits are disallowed,
it will now result in a strict-liability penalty
of 20 percent of the tax deficiency resulting
from the transaction for those who still try to
slide by with transactions. And the penalty is
increased to a hefty 40 percent if the transac-
tion was not fully disclosed on the tax return.
Even if the clarifications weren't earth-
shattering, the changes caused a number of
tax practitioners to look to the IRS and the
Treasury Department to publish an "angel
list," which would be a list of transactions
that would be immunized in advance from the
rules of the economic substance doctrine, Mc-
Mahon said.
McMahon argued in his article that such a
list should not be published because the Trea-
sury and the IRS simply cannot anticipate the
new transactions that would be devised by the
army of hardworking tax mavens who will
plumb the depths of the angel list searching
for anomalies around which new tax shelters
can be designed. In September, the IRS and
the Treasury agreed, announcing they would
not be publishing an angel list, he said.
Although the newly codified economic
substance doctrine is far from radical, McMa-
hon said it will raise the bar for tax compliance.
"What this statute will do is bring the men-
tality of tax advisers back to what it was 40
years ago, when the standards were higher,"
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"We're trying
to anticipate the
questions that
will arise. We'll
gather and ana-
lyze the existing
laws. We have
the advantage of
having scientists
telling us, 'Well,
in actuality, the
environmental
impact in this
area won't be
seen for years.'
We can think
about how the
law will apply in
those cases. A lot
of this is going
to be developing
over time."

-JON MILLS,
Director of Center for
Governmental Responsibility;
Dean Emeritus; Professor of
Law; Chair, UF Law Oil Spill
Working Group; Member,
UF Oil Spill Task Force
AUG. 12, The National Law
Journal, "University of Florida
forms oil spill task force"


"The court of public opinion may
already have convicted them, and
politicians don't want to be called
soft on the Holocaust or anything."

WINSTON R NAGAN,
Samuel T Dell Research Scholar Professor
of Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology;
Founding Director, Institute for Human
Rights and Peace Development

SEPT. 1, Associated Press, Fox News.com,
ABC News, "Holocaust survivors want French
rail's bid for Fla. high-speed project derailed
for WWII role"


"If she really does
have this problem,
then prison is a very
good place to get that
kind of attention,
to be detoxed and
rehabilitated because
you don't really have
control over your
own life."
- MICHAEL SEIGEL,
Professor of Law
MAY 28, The Miami Herald, "Guilty
official blames alcohol, pill use"


"Under trademark law,
universities essentially
have a legal obligation
to police the use of their
marks. Failing to do so
could mean giving up
the right to stop unau-
thorized uses."
- ELIZABETH ROWE,
Associate Professor; Director,
Program in Intellectual
Property Law
SEPT. 21, The Gainesville
Sun, "UF takes on high
schools to protect logos"


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Representational competence

Professor argues courts should give criminal defendants

greater opportunity to represent themselves


BY KARA CARNLEY-MURRHEE (1L)

While attempting to steal shoes from a
downtown Indianapolis department
store in July 1999, Ahmad Edwards
fired three gunshots at a security officer, graz-
ing him and striking a bystander. Edwards, who
suffered from schizophrenia, was charged with
multiple offenses, including attempted murder.
Based on lengthy psychiatric reports, a
state trial judge ordered Edwards to proceed
to trial with the help of an attorney, despite
Edwards' request to represent himself. The
judge determined Edwards was "competent
to stand trial ... (but) not competent to defend
himself."
How can a defendant be competent for
one matter but not for the other? Courts have
long struggled with determining what cogni-
tive abilities should be required of mentally ill
defendants who wish to represent themselves
at criminal trial.
E. Lea Johnston, assistant professor in the
University of Florida Fredric G. Levin Col-
lege of Law, takes a fresh look at the issue of
proceeding pro se in her article, "Representa-
tional Competence: Defining the Limits of the
Right to Self-Representation at Trial." Sched-
uled to be published in the December 2010


issue of the Notre Dame Law Review, the ar-
ticle elaborates on Johnston's contention that
lower courts should look to psychology for a
solution. Drawing on social problem-solving
theory, Johnston proposes a "representational
competence" standard that outlines the abili-
ties a defendant should possess in order to rep-
resent himself at trial.
"If you conceptualize self-representation
as problem solving, where the prosecution
generally is the 'problem' against which the
defendant must defend, then it's clear that psy-
chology has a lot to offer," Johnston said. "I
draw upon social problem-solving theory to
identify capacities that are necessary for ra-
tional decision making and argue that a court
should allow a defendant capable of autono-
mous decision making to control his defense
unless the self-representation poses a grave
threat to the reliability, fairness or integrity of
the adjudication."
Although the Sixth Amendment guaran-
tees a defendant's right to self-representation,
the U.S. Supreme Court in Edwards v. Indi-
ana recognized that the Constitution may per-
mit trial courts to find defendants competent
to stand trial but incompetent to represent
themselves. In essence, the court permitted a
more rigorous competency standard for self-


representation than to stand trial. The decision
meant that trial courts could force attorneys
upon unwilling defendants. This was a dra-
matic new interpretation of the Sixth Amend-
ment, Johnston said.
"Most scholars and courts assumed that a
higher standard for self-representation would
be unconstitutional," she said. "But the Su-
preme Court rejected that view in Edwards."
Yet the Supreme Court in Edwards de-
clined to delineate what components of a rep-
resentational competence standard would be
constitutional, only suggesting that findings
of incompetence based on a lack of decision-
making ability would withstand constitutional
scrutiny.
Without a clear description of the compo-
nents of a representational competence stan-
dard, Johnston said it has been up to lower
courts to determine what that standard should
look like, sometimes to the detriment of men-
tally ill or disabled defendants.
"Courts routinely treat mentally ill indi-
viduals differently, limiting some constitu-
tional rights such as self-representation and
even subjecting them to wholly new struc-
tures of supervision and punishment," John-
ston said. "Research reveals that persons with
mental illness or disability are largely capable
of rational thought and action, and I believe
the legal system should recognize and pro-
mote their autonomy."
By applying normative theories of self-
representation and decision-making, John-
ston's article proposes a representational
competence standard that attempts to reform
the legal system to be more respectful of men-
tally ill defendants' autonomy.
"Certainly fairness and the reliability, ac-
curacy and integrity of the criminal justice
system are very important values, but they
cannot override the exercising of a constitu-
tional right by a criminal defendant, unless
those values are in too great of danger," John-
ston said.
"So long as a pro se defendant possesses
certain capacities such as the abilities to
perceive problematic situations, generate al-
ternative courses of action, maintain mental
organization, and communicate decisions to a
functionary of the court his self-represen-
tation should satisfy minimal requirements of
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"We are not
saying these
are individu-
als who are
angels of the
Lord, shall we
say. But we are
saying they
are entitled
to rely on the
presumption
of innocence
that all Ameri-
can citizens
are entitled to.
Exoneration
is the correct
legal term for
the status of
affairs we are
talking about."
- KENNETH NUNN,
Professor of Law
OCT. 1, The Florida Bar
News, "Panel hears from
the wrongly convicted"


"The problem you
get into with quotas,
every stop is open
to public criticism.
The accusation is,
'You did it because
you had a quota to
make, not because
the person was do-
ing something wrong.'
quotas are a bad idea."


That's why

-GEORGE "BOB" DEKLE,
Legal Skills Professor


Aug. 20, South Florida Sun-Sentinel,
"Sunrise police officers required to make
three traffic stops a day"


"There's little
case law to
address the
question,
so it's likely
the Supreme
Court will
take it up. This
is a very im-
portant piece
of legislation
to a whole lot
of people. I
think it's the
kind of issue
that is very
likely to get to
the Supreme
Court."

-JOSEPH LITTLE,
Emeritus Professor, speaking
on potential challenges to the
Affordable Care Act
Aug. 28, The Palm Beach
Post, "Florida's challenge
could topple insurance
mandate"


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Lin Megerman


FACULTY


* Tom C.W. Lin has joined the faculty
as an assistant professor of law. His
current scholarship and teaching inter-
ests are in the areas of business law,
securities regulation and behavioral law
and economics. He was previously an
instructor of law at Brooklyn Law School
in New York. Prior to entering academia,
Lin practiced law at the New York State
Attorney General's Office, Davis Polk &
Wardwell and Dewey Ballantine. He is a
graduate of New York University and the
University of Pennsylvania Law School,
where he served as an advanced legal
writing instructor and senior editor of
the Journal of Constitutional Law and
the Journal of Law and Social Change.

* Shira Megerman joins the faculty as
student services reference librarian. She
attended law school at Washburn Uni-
versity School of Law in Topeka, Kan.
She graduated with her JD in 2007 and
is licensed to practice in Kansas. Before
joining UF, Megerman spent the past
two years as a research specialist at
the University of Missouri-Kansas City
while pursuing her master's of library
science. Other than her reference duties,
Megerman is working on programming
events for the library and on outreach to
students.

* Rachel Rebouch6 has joined the UF
Law faculty as an assistant professor
teaching family law and comparative
family law. For the 2010-11 academic


Rebouche


Wondracek


year, she will be an affiliated faculty
member with the Johns Hopkins Ber-
man Institute of Bioethics. Prior to join-
ing UF, she was the associate director of
adolescent health programs at the Na-
tional Partnership for Women & Families
and an adjunct professor at American
University Washington College of Law.
Rebouch6 received her JD from Har-
vard Law School, LLM in international
law from Queen's University, Belfast,
Northern Ireland, and BA in politics and
sociology from Trinity University. Fol-
lowing graduation from law school, she
clerked for Justice Kate O'Regan on the
Constitutional Court of South Africa and
completed a fellowship at the National
Women's Law Center. Before law school,
she was a researcher for the Northern
Ireland Human Rights Commission
and a research associate at the Human
Rights Centre of Queen's University, Bel-
fast, Northern Ireland.

* Jennifer Wondracek has joined the
Legal Information Center as the new
instructional services reference librar-
ian. She will be working with faculty on
distance-learning course creation and
other instructional issues. Also, Wondra-
cek will be teaching legal research, both
online and in the classroom, and join-
ing the reference staff to help meet the
needs of the center's patrons. Wondra-
cek came from Elon University School
of Law in Greensboro, N.C., where she
held the position of reference and gov-
ernment documents librarian. She ob-
tained her MLIS from the University of


Wisconsin-Milwaukee's online program
in 2006 and has been a law librarian
ever since. Prior to becoming a librar-
ian, Wondracek obtained her law degree
from the University of North Carolina
School of Law and practiced law in
North Carolina.

VISITING FACULTY

* Paul Gugliuzza has joined the fac-
ulty as a visiting legal skills professor,
teaching appellate advocacy and legal
research and writing. Gugliuzza com-
pleted his undergraduate studies at the
University of Oklahoma and graduated
summa cum laude from Tulane Uni-
versity School of Law where he served
as managing editor of the Tulane Law
Review. After law school, he clerked for
the Honorable Ronald M. Gould on the
United States Court of Appeals for the
9th Circuit. Gugliuzza joins the faculty
directly from the Washington, D.C.,
office of Jones Day, where he was a
member of the firm's Issues and Appeals
practice group.


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* Mark D. Snider (2009 LLMT) has
joined the faculty as the interim visiting
assistant professor in tax. Snider received
his JD, summa cum laude, from the Uni-
versity of Illinois in 1986 and obtained
his LLM in taxation degree from UF Law
in 2009. He was a partner at two leading
Chicago-based law firms, where he prac-
ticed for more than 12 years working on
complex business and financing transac-
tions. He also worked for several years as
the general counsel of a national service
company headquartered in Florida with
business locations throughout the United
States, and as a partner in a law firm
based in south Florida. He is admitted to
practice in Illinois and Florida.

STAFF

* Rick Goldstein joins the staff as associ-
ate director of communications and the
editor of UF LAW magazine. He joins the
university after 20 years as a reporter and
editor at newspapers and wire services in
Florida and Illinois. Goldstein earned his
bachelor of arts degree from Southern
Illinois University at Carbondale.

* Debra Hyatt has joined the staff as the
new registrar. She joins UF Law from Flor-
ida Atlantic University where she worked
in student affairs for more than five years.
A native of Tampa, Hyatt has a bachelor's
degree from the University of Florida and
a master's degree from Nova Southeastern
University.

* Grace Northern joins the staff as the
associate director of development and


Northern


alumni affairs. Northern comes to Gaines-
ville from Washington, D.C., where she
worked at the White House as assistant
to the director of presidential personnel.
In this capacity, Northern worked with
senior members of the White House staff
to identify and fill presidential appoint-
ments across the administration. Prior to
her time at the White House, Northern
worked on the Presidential Transition
Team. As one of the first employees of the
Obama for America campaign, she worked
in a variety of capacities in six states dur-
ing the primary and through the general
election, including Florida. Before entering
politics, Northern worked in the Washing-
ton, D.C., office of the Glover Park Group,
a large public affairs firm. A native of Lou-
isville, Ky., Northern received her Bachelor
of Arts in English from Xavier University in
Cincinnati.

* Whitney Smith joins the staff as the
new Communications Coordinator and
editor of FlaLaw Online and UF Law
eNews. Smith previously worked at The
Gainesville Sun. She has experience in
graphic and page design, online content
management, editing and news and fea-
ture writing.

* Matt Walker has joined the staff as
media relations manager and assistant
editor of UF LAW magazine in the Office
of Communications to the law school.
Walker brings years of journalism experi-
ence to the position, and has worked
as a writer, reporter, columnist and
magazine editor in Florida, Georgia and
California. He is responsible for running
a vigorous reactive
and proactive media
relations program, in-
cluding planning and
implementing public-
ity programs, writing
and disseminating
press releases, and
writing for UF LAW
magazine and other
publications. m


UF Law bids farewell to

Kathleen Price

Associate Dean for Library
and Technology Kathie Price
retired in June after more
than four decades of outstanding
service to legal education and law
librarianship.
Price came to the University of
Florida Fredric G. Levin College of
Law as a visiting faculty member
from New York University, where
she was a law professor and director
of the law library from 1994 through
2003.
She is also the former Law
Librarian of Congress and director
of law libraries at Duke and
University of Minnesota, and
was instrumental in founding the
International Legal Information
Network.
UF Law Dean Robert Jerry said
that during her time at UF Law, she
was a valuable and dedicated asset
to the college and her contributions
to the field of academic law
librarianship will be missed. m


Walker


FALL 2010











IN MEMORIAL


Prominent tax scholar


Paul McDaniel remembered

A tribute from colleagues, friends and family


aul R. McDaniel, Emeritus James
J. Freeland Eminent Scholar in
Taxation and Professor of Law at
the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin
College of Law, passed away at his home in
Gainesville on July 16 after a long illness.
"Professor Paul McDaniel, our colleague
and dear friend, was a great scholar, but
his professional career was devoted to our
students," said UF Law Dean Robert Jerry.
"His affection for and commitment to them,
both inside and outside the classroom, were
extraordinary."
McDaniel joined the faculty at UF Law
in 2004. He had a long and distinguished
career as a tax lawyer and professor, and was
active as a full-time faculty member, teaching
international tax classes and producing tax
scholarship through the fall term of 2009
before being diagnosed with his final illness
around the New Year.
He was an exceptional teacher and
scholar, and he will be sorely missed by all
who have known him as a colleague, teacher
and friend.
"We were all very fortunate that Paul
chose to spend the last six years with us,"
said Graduate Tax Program Director Mike
Friel. "He was a distinguished teacher and
scholar of enormous international renown
who always had time for his students and
his colleagues time to listen, to care and
to inspire. He leaves behind a graduate tax
program and law school community that are
much the better for his having been among
us, and he will be remembered with great
gratitude and affection."
McDaniel graduated from Harvard Law
School in 1961 and his impressive academic
career includes teaching at Boston College
Law School and NYU School of Law, where
he helped develop the LLM in International
Taxation program and served as the director
of the Graduate Tax Program. In 2004 he was


named the James J. Freeland Eminent Scholar
in Taxation and Professor of Law at UF
Law. He published over 60 articles on U.S.
and international taxation and co-authored
10 books on U.S. taxation, six of which are
actively in use in law schools in the U.S. and
abroad.
He was instrumental in developing the
LLM in International Taxation program at
UF Law, which has proved highly successful
in attracting students from Latin America,
Europe and Asia. A key element of the
program is the close interaction between
international students and U.S. students and
faculty.
McDaniel is recognized as one of the
most influential tax scholars of the past 50
years. The groundbreaking work he did with
Stanley Surrey in developing the concept
of tax expenditures in their important 1985
book, Tax Expenditures, remains one of the
most significant developments in tax theory
and continues to play a significant role in the
evolution of tax law.
During his career, McDaniel also
served as attorney adviser in the Office of
Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury
Department; acting associate tax legislative
counsel for the Treasury Department; and
was a partner at the Boston law firm Hill &
Barlow. McDaniel remained active in the
tax legislative process, both at the state and
federal level, including as adviser to then-
governor of Massachusetts Michael Dukakis
and to Sen. Edward Kennedy. He proudly
displayed on his office wall a photograph of
himself working with Kennedy.
Throughout his life, McDaniel was also
actively involved as a lay leader in the church.
He served as Moderator of the Metropolitan
Boston Association of the United Church
of Christ in the early 1990s and was highly
regarded for his preaching on social issues.
His leadership was instrumental within the


denomination to welcome gays and lesbians
to full participation in the life of the church.
McDaniel's greatest gift as a teacher and
human being was nurturing relationships,
and he is remembered fondly and with great
respect by all his students and colleagues.
McDaniel always went out of his way to
welcome international students enrolled
in the International Tax Program, hosting
a welcoming reception for them and their
families at his home each year and, when
feasible, before the program grew to its now
large size, hosting a Thanksgiving Day dinner
at his home for the international students and
their families.
Over the many years of his teaching
career, McDaniel's character and intellect
inspired countless students to pursue careers
in tax law, a number of whom he also inspired
to follow in his footsteps as law school tax
professors.
McDaniel is survived by his wife, the
Rev. Virginia Ann McDaniel, pastor of First
Presbyterian Church ofAlachua; a daughter,
Alysa, and her husband, Craig Emden,
and granddaughters Alix and Maia; a son,
Kyle, and his wife, Barbara, and grandsons
Aubyn and Rowan; a brother, Ron (Buzz),
and his wife, Betty; stepchildren Kate and
Andrew Mason; and his former wife, Joyce
(Kirchner) McDaniel. 0
-Specialthanks toMartin J. McMahon
Jr for his contributions and assistance
with this tribute


UF LAW











UP & COMING





Florida Law Review's changing leadership
BY ROBERTA 0. ROBERTS


D wayne Antonio Robinson (3L) doesn't think of his position
as leaving behind a legacy.
"Don't live your life to create a legacy," he said. "Live
life to do well for yourself, your friends, your family and
your community, and that should be enough."
As the current editor-in-chief of the Fredric G. Levin College of
Law's Florida Law Review, Robinson plans to take the review, his
staff and himself to new heights.
"Whatever you do in life, do it to the best of your abilities," he
said.
Robinson's achievements show these words in action.
Robinson graduated cum laude with bachelor's degrees in jour-
nalism and political science, along with a minor in business adminis-
tration from the University of Florida in 2005.
As an undergraduate, he was editor-in-chief of "The an
The Independent Fl. -..i. 1,& ,a. -r, and is now support I g
a member of its board of directors. After grad-
uation he worked as a reporter for The Palm everything
Beach Post for three years. that we wer
At UF Law he has been a speaker for the forth and ch
Ninth Annual Nelson Symposium, a teaching
assistant for Legal Research and Writing and peOple tho
Appellate Advocacy, academic chair for the Florida Lc
Black Law Student Association, a member of
the review bylaw committee and was review
research editor.
Robinson also worked during his second year and summer for
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, PA. in West Palm Beach to help pay for
law school. He ultimately plans to work for Gunster in business litiga-
tion, but said he also has an interest in land use law.
After graduation, he will clerk for Judge Ed Cames, U.S. Circuit
Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit in Montgomery, Ala.
A natural writer, Robinson loves the idea of clerking for a judge
whose written opinions often detail the very compelling accounts and
lives of the people before the court. However, Robinson wasn't al-
ways interested in clerking.
The opportunity Robinson had to meet U.S. Supreme Court Jus-
tice Clarence Thomas when he visited the law school in February
revved Robinson up for a clerkship.
"It's because of Judge Thomas," Robinson said. "If I hadn't done
that, I don't think I'd be going to Montgomery."
Robinson was one of four students selected from a pool of ap-
plicants to ask questions of Justice Thomas and participate in a small
group discussion with him.
"He's literally the most impressive person I've ever met," Rob-
inson said.


Robinson covered the 2008 Florida legislative session as a re-
porter, and his work in the media has made him somewhat jaded to
people in the public eye.
He isn't easily impressed.
"I've met or covered events featuring Obama, Crist, Kerry,
Bush and Giuliani and none compare to him. He (Thomas) is the
one I want to sit down and have dinner with."
Surpassed only by meeting Thomas, the night Robinson was
elected to editor-in-chief of the Law Review is a close second
when it comes to his most memorable and rewarding experiences
at UF Law.
"The amount of support I got solidified everything in my mind
that we were going to go forth and change the way people thought


nount of
ot solidified
in my mind
e going to go
ange the way
ught of the
w Review."
DWAYNE ROBINSON (3L)


of the Florida Law Review," he said of the
election night.
The face of the review has been changing
over the years. This year, the vast majority of
new members are women, and last year, three
out of the four candidates for editor-in-chief
were minorities. All of them are now in ex-
ecutive positions on the review.
"The interesting thing is, I don't think
anyone even real-
ized it," Robinson
said of the diver-
sity in candi-


dates for editor-in-chief. "And that's
a good thing."
Robinson said the increased diver-
sity is "an indicator of where our coun-
try is going" and he appreciates the hard
work of his staff, which ultimately en-
couraged him to run for editor-in-chief
"I believe in whE I .
doing at the law review
he said. "I saw so muck
potential. (Review staff)
just needed a little inspi-
ration, someone with
a vision and drive
to get them there.
The staff members
put their faith in
me. I am not go-
ing to disappoint
them." m


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