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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 1992

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Donna E. BlantonDonna E. Blanton, a shareholder at Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee, has been named a 2018 Florida Super Lawyer in the area of administrative law. Posted 6.26.18

Salesia V. Smith-Gordon, R.Ph. was recognized by the International Career and Business Services Alliance for her 25 years in legal practice and community service. Smith-Gordon is the founder of the Law Offices of Salesia Smith-Gordon in West Palm Beach. Posted 6.11.18

Mark E. Kaplan was named vice president of Government and Community Relations at the University of Florida. He started his new role on June 7, 2018. Kaplan also was appointed to the Port Tampa Bay's Board of Commissioners by Governor Rick Scott. Posted 6.11.18

Mark D. HobsonMark D. Hobson, of the Hobson Firm in Coral Gables, published the Business Law Today article, “How Small-Fund Advisors Can Mitigate Money-Laundering Risks,” on March 13, 2018. Hobson is an experienced securities, transactional and corporate attorney licensed in Colorado and Florida. Posted 5.7.18

Salesia V. Smith-Gordon, R.Ph. was honored at the Illumination Awards Luncheon hosted by Northwest Community Consortium, Inc. on April 5, 2018 in West Palm Beach. She was recognized for her contributions to the Northwest community of West Palm Beach and the community at large. Smith-Gordon is the founder of the Law Offices of Salesia Smith-Gordon in West Palm Beach. Posted 4.10.18

Barbara D. Ray, managing director and global public sector lead at North Highland, was named one of the 2016 Top 25 Consultants by Consulting Magazine. Ray has more than 20 years of experience in and around state government. Her specific areas of expertise include consulting to state government executives and Fortune 500 business executives on the business of good, cost-effective, delivery-effective government. In addition, Ray was appointed by the State of Florida Senate president as a member of the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force in March 2015. Posted 12.14.17

Salesia V. Smith-Gordon, R.Ph. had a successful verdict in Earletta Blackwood vs. Palms West Hospital Limited Partnership vs. Charles Perry Partners, Inc.; Charles Perry Partners, Inc. vs. Salvador Construction, Inc. and Certified Roofing Specialists, Inc. She is the founder of the Law Offices of Salesia Smith-Gordon in West Palm Beach. The firm concentrates in the area of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Posted 12.4.17

Marianne Howanitz had a successful verdict in Eliezer Soto Maldonado, Sr., et al., vs. Theorphilus Clark, Peoplease Corporation, Wayne T. Fellows, Inc., and Lanessa Riobe. She practices personal injury and wrongful death cases at Marianne Howanitz, PA in Ocala. Posted 11.21.17

Avery D. McKnight is a partner at Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. in Tallahassee. His practice area is labor and employment. Posted 2.27.17