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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 1985

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Kevin W. Wood, vice president and counsel for First American in Atlanta, provided escrow, title and closing services for both buyer and seller in a $1.39BB timber transaction involving 1.1MM acres of timberlands in twenty east Texas counties. The transaction closed on July 6, 2018. Posted 7.26.18

Wayne M. PathmanWayne M. Pathman, managing partner of Pathman Lewis, LLP in Miami, is serving as chair of the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee and is serving as chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. He focuses on land use, zoning, environmental law, water law and commercial litigation. Pathman has been practicing law for more than 30 years. Posted 3.13.18

James M. O'BrienJames M. O'Brien was promoted to shareholder at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. in the firm's Melbourne office. His practice focuses on business and contract issues, negotiation, transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Posted 2.21.18

James W. MiddletonJames W. Middleton opened James W. Middleton, PLLC in Jacksonville Beach in August 2016 after 31 years of practicing with major law firms. He serves clients throughout Florida in civil trials, appeals, arbitration, mediation and pre-suit negotiations. Middleton is a senior fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America and has been AV rated for more than 15 years. Posted 12.7.17

 Leonard K. SamuelsLeonard K. Samuels, a partner at Berger Singerman LLP in Fort Lauderdale, was named to the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for commercial and employment litigation. He practices employment related litigation and complex litigation. Posted 8.18.17

Mark E. HolcombMark E. Holcomb, of counsel at Dean Mead in Tallahassee, was recognized among Florida Trend's 2017 Legal Elite. He also was inducted into The Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Additionally, Holcomb was featured in the June 2017 edition of Florida Super Lawyers magazine. He has over 32 years of experience practicing in state and local taxation. Posted 8.16.17

David S. Oliver

David S. Oliver is now a shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A. in Orlando. He will oversee the launch of a new business contingency litigation practice. Posted 2.21.17