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College of Law

Florida State University


Class of 2013

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Douglas H. DeanDouglas H. Dean has been named partner at Lawson & Reid, LLC in Cordele, GA. He has recovered more than $3 million for clients while concentrating his practice on auto collisions, slips-and-falls, workers’ compensation, collections and business litigation in state and federal courts throughout Georgia. Posted 7.20.18


Erika J. BargerErika J. Barger was promoted to chief compliance officer at Holland Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services firm, in Ormond Beach. She previously served as compliance director. In May 2018, she was commissioned as a Kentucky colonel by Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin. Also in May, Barger received an appointment as the Florida State chairman of the Elks National Foundation Certificates Committee for the Florida State Elks Association. Additionally, Barger has joined the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a voluntary philanthropic organization. She also met her goal of visiting all 50 U.S. states. Posted 7.16.18

Kimberley F. Wells (maiden name Kimberley F. Wallace) is now an associate at Carter Conboy in Albany, NY. She represents individuals and businesses in white collar and corporate governance matters and investigations, as well as members of law enforcement in matters involving discipline, critical incidents, criminal defense, and civil litigation defense of constitutional and civil rights issues. Posted 5.23.18

Nelson A. Faerber, III is running for secretary of state in South Carolina. He previously served as area defense counsel for the United States Air Force. Posted 2.16.18

Gregory A. GidusGregory A. Gidus has joined Carlton Fields as an associate in the firm's Tampa office. He will practice in the Property and Casualty Insurance practice group. Posted 2.8.18

Matthew J. Kelly is now vice president and counsel of Global Markets at BNY Mellon in New York, NY. Posted 1.11.18

Brandon A. Steele was a guest speaker at the 2016 National Government Ethics Summit in Washington D.C., where he presented on data science. He also was elected to the board of the Federal Bar Association's Veterans and Military Law Section, and was admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is the founder and chief veterans advocate at National Veterans Benefits Attorneys in Daytona Beach. Posted 12.14.17

Lauren M. Pizzo is now corporate counsel at FIS in Saint Petersburg. Posted 12.11.17

Kevin R. Schneider appeared on Fox Business to discuss animal rights and the lifting of the trophy ban. He is the executive director of the Nonhuman Rights Project in New York, NY. Posted 12.4.17

Kendra McCan has joined Hill Ward Henderson in Tampa as an associate in the firm's Construction & Design and Commercial Litigation Groups. Her practice includes construction claims, design claims, contract documents, insurance and sureties, and project management. Posted 10.27.17

Erika J. BargerErika J. Barger was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is the compliance director at Holland Financial Inc. in Ormond Beach. Posted 8.10.17

Joey M. ChindamoJoey M. Chindamo has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Gogginin as an associate in the Casualty Department in the firm's Orlando office. He represents clients in matters involving automobile liability and general liability throughout Central Florida.
Posted 8.1.17

Adrian T. Mood, Jr.Adrian T. Mood, Jr. is now an associate at Carr Allison in their Tallahassee office. His practice focuses in the areas of premises liability, personal injury and construction. Posted 7.19.17

Laurel C. Niles argued Presley v. State in front of the Florida Supreme Court. She is an assistant public defender for Florida's Second Judicial Circuit. Posted 6.28.17

David W. Cannady was selected for active duty service as an Air Force Judge Advocate during the December 2016 Direct Appointment Board. Posted 2.20.17

Ian E. Puczkowski is now an assistant public defender at the Georgia Public Defender Council, Eastern Judicial Circuit, in Savannah, GA. Posted 2.15.17

Alexander P. Pendolino is now a senior data analyst at Lumesis, Inc. in Stamford, CT. Posted 2.15.17

Christopher Hudtwalcker is now chief of staff to Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez in Miami. Posted 2.15.17

Olivia T. Kronenberg is now a trial attorney at Paul & Perkins PA in Orlando. Posted 2.14.17

Janelle E. Zabresky has accepted a position at Swift Currie in Atlanta, GA. Posted 2.14.17