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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 1977

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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The Honorable Jose R. Rodriguez, circuit judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, will retire from the judiciary effective January 7, 2019 after more than 30 years of service. Posted 5.14.18

Nancy A. Daniels received the 2017 Tallahassee Bar Association Lifetime Professionalism Award. She served as public defender for the Second Judicial Curcuit for 26 years before retiring in 2016. Posted 1.31.18

Guy E. Burnette, Jr. passed away on November 8, 2017 after a five-year battle with Corticobasil Degeneration. He worked as an attorney for more than 38 years, with a practice primarily dedicated to civil litigation, forensic fire consulting, and fire service/law enforcement training. Posted 11.21.17

The Honorable Debra A. Heise was recognized as a retiring judge by the Idaho State Bar at the First District Bar Association Resolution Meeting on November 2. She served Bonner County and the First Judicial District as a magistrate judge. Posted 11.6.17

Robert S. GoldmanRobert S. Goldman, of counsel at Dean Mead in Tallahassee, has been elected president of The Institute for Professionals in Taxation. He also was recognized in Florida Trend's 2017 Legal Elite. He has over 30 years of experience practicing in state and local taxation. Posted 9.18.17

Robert J. Tirelli passed away on March 5, 2017. He taught at Taylor County High School in Perry, where he had been named Teacher of the Year. Posted 6.12.17

The Honorable Linda A. Wells will retire from the Third District Court of Appeal in March. Posted 2.15.17