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College of Law

Florida State University


In Memoriam

Albert C. Penson ('81) passed away on March 21, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was an attorney in Tallahassee for more than 30 years. Posted 4.5.18

Thomas A. Beenck ('74) passed away on March 24, 2018. He worked as an attorney in various departments for the state of Florida. Posted 4.3.18

Kelly M. Klein ('04) 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

Brian A. Higgins ('95) 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

Guy E. Burnette, Jr. ('77) passed away on November 8, 2017, after a five-year battle with Corticobasil Degeneration. He worked as an attorney for more than 38 years, with a practice primarily dedicated to civil litigation, forensic fire consulting, and fire service/law enforcement training. Posted 11.21.17

Judith S. Kahn ('90) passed away on August 4, 2017. She had her own practice, the Law Office of Judith S. Kahn in Saint Petersburg. Kahn worked closely with Professor Chuck Ehrhardt. Posted 8.14.17

The Honorable Kim C. Hammond ('72) passed away on July 16, 2017, after battling illness for many years. He served more than 30 years as circuit judge in Flagler County. Posted 7.20.17

Robert J. Tirelli ('77) passed away on March 5, 2017. He taught at Taylor County High School in Perry, where he had been named Teacher of the Year. Posted 6.12.17

The Honorable John D. Southwood ('69) passed away on May 12, 2017. He served on the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court for 12 years, from 1984-1996, until his retirement. Posted 6.8.17

Shaun P. Carres ('12) passed away on April 25, 2017. He was a beloved member of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, where he worked with students in middle school social science classes and the chess club. Posted 5.1.17

Cynthia L. Hain ('95) 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

Joseph C. D'Annunzio ('99) passed away on March 21, 2017. He favored employment law, and worked both in companies and as a sole practitioner before retiring at 87. Posted 4.7.17