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College of Law

Florida State University

 

Class of 2015

Congratulations to the following alumni on their accomplishments! You can submit a class note online.
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Austin S. Turner Austin S. Turner was appointed to The Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section Committee. He is an associate at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. in Fort Myers, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of land use and environmental law. Posted 10.4.18





Grant R. Dostie, an associate at Cotney Construction Law in Tampa, was named a 2018 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in construction litigation, as well as a Florida Trend Legal Elite Up & Comer in construction law. Posted 8.24.18

Benjamin W. Buck Jr. is now an associate at Carr Allison in their Tallahassee office. His practice areas include workers’ compensation, insurance defense, premises liability, and labor and employment. Posted 5.7.18

Sarah R. Niewold is an associate at Thurman Law Firm in Tallahassee. She focuses her practice on family law, adoption, estate planning and civil litigation. Posted 1.19.18


David W. WardDavid W. Ward will be honored at the 2018 Seminole 100, a celebration of the fastest-growing businesses owned by FSU alumni. He operates corporate consulting firm Vires Strategy and is chief legal officer at iMobile3 in Jacksonville. Posted 1.19.18





Celeste N. Gaines joined Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout in Atlanta, GA. She practices in the areas of insurance defense, trucking litigation and construction litigation. Posted 12.11.17


Samantha R. KellySamantha R. Kelly received an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami in 2016. She is an associate attorney at Simses & Associates, PA in Palm Beach. Kelly practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, estate taxation and real estate. Posted 12.11.17





Jordane E. Learn is an assistant United States attorney in the Northern District of Florida. She works in the Appellate Division, handling criminal appeals before the Eleventh Circuit. Posted 12.11.17

Kali Lauren M. Sinclair is now the attorney search director at Parker + Lynch in Fort Lauderdale. Posted 10.16.17


David W. WardDavid W. Ward received the Reubin Askew Young Alumni Award and was named a 2017 Notable Nole by the FSU Alumni Association. He helped resettle Syrian and Iraqi refugees to Australia during a seven month humanitarian project in the Mideast last year. Ward's story was featured in the Spring/Summer issue of the FSU Alumni Association’s VIRES magazine. He operates corporate consulting firm Vires Strategy and is chief legal officer at iMobile3 in Jacksonville. Posted 10.16.17



Chad I. Rubin has joined Dean Mead in their Orlando office as an associate in the Immigration Law department. He focuses his practice on helping foreign nationals and multinational corporations with their immigration needs.  Posted 10.10.17


Thomas C. TreeceThomas C. Treece has joined Laird A. Lile, PLLC in Naples as the firm's Resident at Law. The 18-month program provides in-depth training in a trusts and estates law practice environment. Posted 9.28.17






Corey J. PortnoyCorey J. Portnoy is now an associate at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. in the firm's Jacksonville office. He focuses his practice on maritime law, shipping litigation, cargo subrogation, premises liability and transportation law. Posted 7.19.17





Jaycee Peralta is now in-house counsel at Franchise Creator in Doral. Posted 6.19.17

Brooke A. Bach is now a consultant at Ringler Associates in Fort Lauderdale. Posted 5.3.17

Sarah E. Haston is now a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C. Posted 2.17.17