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College of Law

Florida State University

 

Class of 2004

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Janeia R. Ingram will be the featured speaker at the Women's Power Luncheon on October 8, 2018, hosted by the University Center Club at FSU. Ingram is a hearing officer at the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. Prior to her current role, she served as assistant dean for Students Affairs at FSU Law. Posted 9.28.18

Benjamin A. Odom was promoted to vice president, ISC Legal and deputy general counsel at International Speedway Corporation. As vice president, he will lead the company’s legal department on all legal matters including contract drafting and review, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Odom previously served as managing director, associate counsel for ISC Legal. Posted 2.15.18

Kelly M. Klein passed away on December 21, 2017 after a brave battle against cancer. She practiced at Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones in Tampa. Posted 1.11.18


Matthew Z. LeopoldMatthew Z. Leopold was confirmed as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) general counsel by the U.S. Senate on December 14, 2017. He will serve as the highest ranking lawyer and chief legal advisor to the EPA, the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws. Leopold has practiced in Carlton Fields' Tallahassee office since 2015, focusing on environmental, energy and water law. Posted 12.21.17



Justin K. Holcombe filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, challenging the U.S. Virgin Islands system of involuntarily appointing private counsel to represent indigent criminal defendants. On November 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands issued an opinion, striking down the Virgin Islands' system of involuntary appointments. This decision was very significant for the territory because it changed a long-standing system that failed to adequately serve the needs of indigent defendants and unfairly "conscripted" attorneys who lack experience in criminal law. Moreover, this is the first time that the VI Supreme Court issued a supervisory writ of mandamus. The decision was featured in the Virgin Islands Bar Association news and the ABA Journal. Holcombe practices civil litigation at Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig LLP in Knoxville, TN. Posted 12.15.17

Kara D. RogersKara D. Rogers transitioned to a new role within The Walt Disney Company. She now leads the leave strategy and compliance team within Disney's Global Human Resources Operation in Celebration, which provides innovative HR solutions for Disney employees globally. Posted 12.6.17





Seth A. Pajcic had a successful verdict in Fleurimond Barthelemy vs. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois. He is a trial attorney at Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville. Posted 12.4.17

Daniel T. Pascale had a successful verdict in Samulska vs. Machicote, et al. He practices commercial litigation and real estate at Jordan + Pascale, P.L. in Boca Raton and Coral Gables. Posted 12.4.17

Janeia R. Ingram received the 2017 Peggy A. Quince Award from the Tallahassee Barristers Association. The award was named for Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince and is awarded to an attorney who best exemplifies the characteristics of leadership, professionalism and service. Ingram is a hearing officer at the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. Prior to her current role, she served as assistant dean for Students Affairs at FSU Law. Posted 10.4.17


Min K. ChoMin K. Cho is now vice president and general counsel at uBreakiFix in Orlando. He previously was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in Orlando. Posted 9.27.17






Seth E. Miller appeared on the CBS News program 48 Hours. He is the executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida.
Posted 8.21.17

Mark L. Bonfanti is a partner at Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. in Tallahassee. His practice area is labor and employment. Posted 2.27.17