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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 2002

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Vinette D. Godelia, of Hopping Green & Sams in Tallahassee, has been recognized in Florida Trend's 2018 Legal Elite. Her practice focuses on the negotiation of approvals under the state’s growth management laws and local government land development regulations. Posted 7.5.18

Adam C. Sabocik was promoted to partner at Boyes, Farina & Matwiczyk, P.A. in Palm Beach Gardens. He focuses his practice in the areas of probate and trust litigation, guardianship litigation and administration, and estate planning and administration. Posted 6.11.18

Vivian C. HodzVivian C. Hodz received the 2016-2017 Diversity Leadership Grant Outstanding Program Award from The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion at the 2017 Tampa Bay Area Voluntary Bar Leaders’ Summit. She was also recognized by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers as a 2017 Leader in the Law. Additionally, Cortes Hodz was appointed as a liaison to The Florida Bar Board of Governors on behalf of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association for 2016-2017. She practices family law at Cortes Hodz Family Law and Mediation, P.A. in Tampa along with her husband, Lawrence J. Hodz ('01)Posted 12.11.17

Irene E. Vander ElsIrene E. Vander Els has been recognized as a 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star. She is senior counsel at Hartman Simons & Wood LLP in Atlanta, GA, where she practices in state and federal courts. Posted 10.13.17

Marc A. HulingMarc A. Huling was recognized as one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigationHe is partner-in-charge at Roetzel & Andress in their Naples office. He practices business litigation, representing clients in a variety of matters involving business tort and contract litigation. Posted 8.18.17

Sean M. EllisSean M. Ellis has been named president-elect of the Southwest Florida Attorney Real Estate Council. He is a partner at Roetzel & Andress in their Fort Myers and Naples offices. Ellis focuses his practice on condominium and community association law, and real estate law. Posted 8.10.17 

Mary L. Pankowski, adjunct professor at FSU Law, was honored by FSU with a dedicated entrance at the Augustus B. Turnbull Conference Center. Posted 2.14.17