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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 1995

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Marlon A. Hill was appointed to the board of directors of BMe Community, which "helps build caring and prosperous communities inspired by black men." Hill is a partner at Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP in their Miami office, where he practices in the areas of corporate law, intellectual property and government transactions. Posted 5.18.18

Brian A. Higgins passed away on December 6, 2017. He was a trailblazer as a criminal defense attorney at the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. Posted 12.13.17

Francisco J. Viñas had a successful verdict in Adela M Samayoa and Maynor R. Ramirez vs. Waste Pro of Florida, Inc., and LUC M Senatus. He practices civil litigation at Viñas & DeLuca, PLLC in Miami. Posted 12.4.17

Edward L. BirkEdward L. Birk, a shareholder at Marks Gray, P.A. in Jacksonville, was recognized as one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in America. He also was selected as a 2017 Florida Super Lawyer. He practices in the areas of media law, municipal liability, E.R.I.S.A. benefits, employment, Fair Labor Standards Act and products liability. Posted 8.21.17

Benjamin L. CrumpBenjamin L. Crump was inducted into the FSU Circle of Gold. He is launching Ben Crump Law, where he will focus on fighting social injustice. Offices will be located in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Tallahassee. He was previously a partner at Parks and Crump, LLC in Tallahassee. Crump also appeared in an episode of the Fox live unscripted series, You The Jury in April. Posted 8.16.17

Daryl D. ParksDaryl D. Parks will open a new independent law firm, Parks Law, in Tallahassee. The firm will focus on serious injury and death cases, medical malpractice and tobacco litigation. Parks was previously a partner at Parks and Crump, LLC in Tallahassee. Posted 7.27.17

Lisa D. Bernau is now the assistant to the vice president of finance and administration at the University of West Florida. Posted 7.5.17

James S. Myers is now a partner at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP in their Tampa office. His practice areas are bankruptcy, restructuring, creditors' rights; construction, fidelity and surety; and litigation. Posted 6.12.17

Cynthia L. Hain passed away on April 28, 2017, after a year-long battle against pancreatic cancer. She served as assistant general counsel at the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. Posted 5.1.17