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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 1986

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Jane B. Ohlin co-authored the textbook, Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Law: A Preventive Approach (Eighth Edition), in July 2017 with Sten T. Sliger ('94). They received the 2018 Textbook Excellence Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association. Ohlin is the director of strategic development at the FSU Dedman School of Hospitality. Posted 4.12.18

Gary D. Beatty received the Norm Wolfinger Award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the improvement of justice and civil rights. Beatty retired last summer after an accomplished 30-year career in the Brevard County State Attorney Office. He was the prosecutor in more than 150 jury trials and is widely recognized to be an expert in search and seizure law. Posted 2.5.18

The Honorable Cynthia L. CoxThe Honorable Cynthia L. Cox, of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit in Vero Beach, was selected to attend the prestigious National Computer Forensic Institute in Hoover, AL in November 2016. At the Institute, the Secret Service shares its forensic knowledge to help judges and law enforcement understand, collect and use digital evidence. Posted 12.7.17

The Honorable Jeffrey P. BassettThe Honorable Jeffrey P. Bassett won a race to keep his seat on the Kitsap County Superior Court in Port Orchard, WA on November 8, 2016. He is the Department Five judge for a four-year term until the next election cycle. Bassett acts and directs in community theatre, and is an active foster parent. Posted 12.7.17

Gary D. Beatty was elected president of the Thailand-Laos-Cambodia Brotherhood (TLCB), a 501(c)(3) international charity founded by veterans of the Vietnam War. The TLCB raises private donations which are used to build schools, water purification systems, and develop self-sustaining agri-business, in impoverished rural regions where members served during the war. Beatty served as a medic with USAF special operations at a classified base in northeast Thailand. He will retire from the Brevard County State Attorney Office this year. Posted 12.6.17

Manuel Farach

Manuel Farach, a member of McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, has been named chair of the American Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section's Real Property Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. He was recognized on the Florida Super Lawyers' Top 100 Lawyers lists for Florida and Miami. He also was elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. His admission to the organization reflects his extensive experience and distinguished practice focused on both transactional and litigation real estate matters. Posted 9.5.17

The Honorable Jeffrey P. BassettThe Honorable Jeffrey P. Bassett has been appointed to the Kitsap County Superior Court. He has a solo practice in Bremerton, WA, where he focuses on child dependency law. Posted 6.2.17 (Correction from spring 2016 magazine, incorrectly listed as Jeffrey C. Bassett, Class of 1976)