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Adjunct professors, though not on the regular faculty of the law school, bring a diversity of experiences and talents to the school and a very high degree of professional accomplishment and expertise. Below is a list of previous adjunct professors.

 

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2013

Eric Abrahamsen: Florida Criminal Practice
Phoebe Ball: Disability Law
Richard Benham: Contract Drafting
Steve Brown: Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Sarah S. Butters: Gratuitous Transfers
Robert N. Clarke, Jr.: Florida Civil Practice
Nancy A. Daniels: Trial Practice
Marc Dunbar: Gambling & Pari-Mutuel Law
Mark Ellis: International Human Rights Law
Judith Equels: Law Practice Management
Matthew Foster: Trial Practice
Jonathan A. Glogau: Growth Management
Todd Kocourek: Introduction to American Law
David A. Konuch: Communications Law
The Honorable Terry P. Lewis: Evidence
Teresa Milla: Judicial Externship Perspectives
Seth Miller: Postconviction Remedies
R. Scott Palmer: White Collar Crime
Margaret O'Sullivan Parker: Education Law
Thomas G. Pelham: Land Use Planning and Regulation
The Honorable Ricky Polston: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Colin Mark Roopnarine: Florida Administrative Litigation
J. Layne Smith: Florida Administrative Litigation
Richard Tanner: Trial Practice

Fall 2013 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Eric Abrahamsen will teach Florida Criminal Practice this semester. A former prosecutor and county court division chief, Mr. Abrahamsen is a partner at the Law Offices of Friedman & Abrahamsen, where he practices criminal defense. He also coaches the College of Law Mock Trial Team and is an adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. Mr. Abrahamsen received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.

Phoebe Ball will teach Disability Law this fall. She is a person with a disability, disability rights advocate, and attorney with Disability Rights Florida. In this position, Ms. Ball works to expand opportunities for person-centered planning, economic self-empowerment, access to alternatives to guardianship, access to voting rights, and reduce occurrences of abuse, neglect and exploitation in the community. Ms. Ball has been with Disability Rights Florida since spring of 2007. Before joining Disability Rights Florida, she worked for the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center (LHPDC) at University of Iowa on a number of grant-funded projects that were geared towards advancing the economic, social and civic empowerment of people with disabilities. While at the LHPDC, Ms. Ball co-authored several articles on disability issues related to asset development and employment. Prior to working with LHPDC, she was active in the Independent Living Movement as a CIL employee and, later, as board chair. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003 and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Iowa and Florida. Ms. Ball is a frequent lecturer on various topics involving guardianship and disability law issues. Ms. Ball is married to Deputy Justin Woodall of the Leon County Sheriff’s office, they have two daughters.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting this fall. Mr. Benham’s practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with Honors) from Florida State. For more information, please e-mail rbenham@benhamlawfirm.com.

Steve Brown will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice this fall. He recently retired after serving for 21 years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida, the last three as the Chief United States Magistrate Judge. Prior to that he was a partner in a Miami law firm, where he practiced civil trial law for 19 years. He has taught CLE courses and a Trial Advocacy Program at the UM Law School, and has spoken before bar associations throughout the United States and overseas.

Sarah S. Butters, a summa cum laude graduate of Florida State Law, will teach Gratuitous Transfers this semester. Ms. Butters is currently senior counsel at Holland & Knight LLP, and she has extensive experience in wills, trusts and probate law. She serves on the executive council for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. For more information, e-mail sarah.butters@hklaw.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will teach Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and practices complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative fora. For more information, e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as public defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the Florida State University Law Review. Prior to joining the Office of Public Defender, she was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at Florida State Law. For more information, e-mail nancy.daniels@flpd2.com.

Marc Dunbar, a partner at Jones Walker, will teach Gambling & Pari-Mutuel Law this fall. He is a graduate of Florida State Law. Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws. He is currently counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate. He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on proposed changes to Florida’s gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes. For more information, call 850-933-8500 or e-mail mdunbar@joneswalker.com.

Mark Ellis will co-teach International Human Rights Law with Professor D’Alemberte this fall. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, he served as executive director of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) before becoming executive director of the International Bar Association in 2000.

Judith Equels is the director of The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) and will teach Law Practice Management this fall. Ms. Equels also serves as one of the LOMAS Practice Management Advisors (PMA). She assists law firms, solo practitioners, corporate legal departments, and government law offices in all aspects of law office management. She is a member of the ABA Law Practice Management Section’s PMA Task Force and the Association of Legal Administrators. Ms. Equels is a regular presenter at CLE seminars on behalf of The Florida Bar, and has lectured nationwide on law office management and law practice management related topics for the ABA, state bars, inns of court, specialty bars, and the Association of Legal Administrators.

Matthew Foster, who will teach Trial Practice for the Mock Trial Team, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. A 1994 graduate of Florida State Law, he has practiced civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. For more information, email matt@tallahasseeatorneys.com.

Jonathan A. Glogau, who has served since 2003 as chief of complex litigation for the Office of the Solicitor General, will teach Growth Management this fall. He has worked at the Florida Attorney General’s Office since 1987 and before that worked on land use issues in private practice and in government. Mr. Glogau received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983 and served as a Law Review editor. For more information, e-mail jon.glogau@myfloridalegal.com.

Todd Kocourek, President and CEO of Florida First Capital Corp. will be co-teaching Introduction to American Law this fall. He received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Florida State University where he was both a United State Presidential and National Merit Scholar. Mr. Kocourek served as Committee Counsel to the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Commerce before being named General Counsel and Deputy Director of the Florida’s International Affairs Commission. He brings extensive experience in international and domestic commercial transactions, international trade, and immigration issues and is a Florida Civil-law Notary. For more information, contact Mr. Kocourek at todd@attglobal.net.

David A. Konuch will teach Communications Law this fall. He serves as senior counsel, regulatory law and technology, for the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association (FCTA), the trade association representing Florida’s cable companies, including Comcast, Bright House Networks and Cox. Prior to joining FCTA, Mr. Konuch practiced communications and Internet law in Washington, D.C. and Miami, representing clients before the FCC, state and federal courts, and administrative bodies around the country. Mr. Konuch held senior and staff attorney positions at the Federal Communications Commission from 1996-2000, where he drafted key portions of FCC rules and orders appealed to and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Stanford University (1986) and Tulane Law School (cum laude 1993), and served as law clerk to the Hon. Charles Schwarz, Jr., United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (1993-94). Mr. Konuch is co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Florida Chapter, and is admitted to practice in Florida, California, and the District of Columbia.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Evidence this fall. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been honored with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association, and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call 850.577.4400 or e-mail Judge Lewis, terryle@leoncountyfl.gov.

Teresa Milla will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. Ms. Milla earned her law degree from Florida State Law and serves as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., at the First District Court of Appeal. For more information, please email millat@1dca.org.

Seth Miller is executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and will teach Postconviction Remedies this fall. He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University in 2004 and was the executive editor for the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.561.6767 or e-mail smiller@floridainnocence.org.

R. Scott Palmer will teach White Collar Crime. He is special counsel for antitrust enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor for the Statewide Grand Jury, where he was responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will again teach Education Law this fall. Ms. Parker is the deputy general counsel at the Florida Department of Education, and has worked there for more than 10 years. Her areas of practice include special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Maggi.parker@oel.myflorida.com.

Thomas G. Pelham will again teach Land Use Planning and Regulation. He has practiced in the area of land use planning and regulation for thirty years. He served as Secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the state land planning agency, from 1987-1991 and 2007-2011, and is a former faculty member of the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Mr. Pelham received his J.D. degree with high honors from Florida State University and his LL.M. degree from Harvard University.

The Honorable Ricky Polston, who is chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court, will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. He previously practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Colin Mark Roopnarine will be teaching Florida Administrative Litigation this fall. Mr. Roopnarine is a 1995 graduate of Florida State University College of Law, and currently serves as general counsel of the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. Prior to his current position, Mr. Roopnarine was the deputy general counsel of professions at the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He is an experienced litigator who has been involved in administrative litigation and several appeals throughout his career. He also served as a hearing officer with the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, where he presided over numerous formal administrative hearings in labor and employment law. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been Florida Bar Board Certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice since 2007. In 2012, he was appointed to serve on the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, and currently serves on The Florida Bar Administrative Law Section’s CLE and Board Certification committees. For more information, call 850.410.9588 or e-mail colin.roopnarine@flofr.com.

J. Layne Smith is general counsel at the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation and will teach Florida Administrative Litigation this semester. He is a long time AV rated civil, criminal defense, and administrative trial lawyer. He was in private practice for 24 years and he successfully ran his own law firm from 1995-2011. He is a special designated assistant statewide prosecutor and a former special designated assistant public defender. Mr. Smith is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and a moot court alumnus.

Richard Tanner will teach Trial Practice this fall. Mr. Tanner is the managing partner of the Tallahassee branch of deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. He has successfully litigated numerous criminal and civil cases and has served as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Tanner also has served as the moderator of CLE programs run by The Florida Bar and has given several CLE lectures on trial practice topics. Mr. Tanner earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1969. For more information, please email rt7@dbksmn.com.

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2013

Albert J. Bowden, III: Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Meredith Charbula: Florida Criminal Practice
Laurie D. Jones: Sales & Leases and Professional Responsibility
Thomas Kirwin: Trial Practice
Seth Miller: Wrongful Convictions
The Honorable Ricky Polston: Florida Constitutional Law

Summer 2013 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He is also a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, call 850.414.3300 or e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. For more information, contact call 850.414.3583 or e-mail meredith.charbula@myfloridalegal.com.

Laurie D. Jones will be teaching Sales & Leases and Professional Responsibility this summer. She is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Florida State University Law Review. Since her graduation, she clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. For more information, call 850.656.0360 or e-mail ldjonesjd@aol.com.

Thomas Kirwin teaches Trial Practice at the Florida State College of Law. Kirwin has litigated cases for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida since 1992, and currently holds the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Prior to his work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Kirwin was an attorney in the Florida State Attorney’s Office and Army JAG Corps. He has taught various courses overseas, training prosecutors in Indonesia, the Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Austria and Hong Kong. He earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1979. For more information, call 850.942.8448 or e-mail Professor Kirwin.

Seth Miller is executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and will teach Wrongful Convictions this summer. He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University in 2004 and was the executive editor for the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.561.6767 or e-mail smiller@floridainnocence.org.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Florida Constitutional Law. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, e-mail PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2013

Eric Abrahamsen: Florida Criminal Practice
Dorene Barker: Poverty Law
Edwin A Bayó: Spanish for Lawyers
Richard Benham: Contract Drafting and Trademarks & Unfair Competition
Suzanne Brownless: Florida Dissolution of Marriage
Steve Brown: Advanced Trial Practice
Meredith Charbula: Florida Criminal Practice II
Robert N. Clarke, Jr.: Trial Practice
Laurie D. Jones: Sales & Leases and Professional Responsibility
Mark Ellis: International Human Rights Law
Dino Falaschetti: Insurance Law & Economics: Theory & Applications
Tor Jensen-Friedman: Trial Practice
Robert Hightower: Gratuitous Transfers
Fred Karlinsky
: Insurance Law & Economics: Theory & Applications
Patrick T. Kinni: Civil Pre-Trial Practice
The Honorable John J. Lazzara: Workers' Compensation
The Honorable Terry P. Lewis: Florida Civil Practice
Robert A. McNeely: Entertainment Law
Teresa Milla: Judicial Externship Perspectives
Lisa Nieuwveld: International Arbitration
R. Scott Palmer: Anatomy of a Crisis: The Real Estate Meltdown
The Honorable Ricky Polston: Insurance Law
David F. Powell: Gratuitous Transfers
David L. Powell: Planned Communities
Capt. Alan S. Richard: Admiralty Law
The Honorable Clay Roberts: Florida Constitutional Law
Philip Sandon: Remedies and Topics in Florida Practice
Amy W. Schrader: Florida Administrative Practice
Martin B. Sipple: Trial Practice
Herbert W.A. Thiele: Local Government Law
Stephen Turner: Legal Negotiations

Spring 2013 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Eric Abrahamsen will teach Florida Criminal Practice this spring. A former prosecutor and county court division chief, Mr. Abrahamsen is a partner at the Law Offices of Friedman & Abrahamsen, where he practices criminal defense. He also coaches the College of Law Mock Trial Team and is an adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. Mr. Abrahamsen received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law.

Dorene Barker has been the legislative director for Florida Legal Services since 1996. Prior to joining Florida Legal Services, Ms. Barker served as a senior attorney for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Enforcement Program and pro bono services attorney for Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. She received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. This spring, Ms. Barker will teach Poverty Law.

Edwin A. Bayó will be teaching Spanish for Lawyers. He has served as the assistant attorney general, Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Tax Section as well as an attorney for the Florida House of Representatives, Committee on Corrections and the Florida Department of Legal Affairs. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Puerto Rico and a J.D. from Stetson University Law School.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting and Trademarks & Unfair Competition. Mr. Benham’s practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with Honors) from Florida State Law.

Suzanne Brownless will teach Florida Dissolution of Marriage at the College of Law this summer. She earned her B.S. degree from Stetson University and graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1980. As a child support attorney in Tallahassee, she focuses on a variety of family law issues both in the Circuit Court and before the Division of Administrative Hearings.

Steve Brown will teach Advanced Trial Practice this spring. He recently retired after serving for twenty one years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida, the last three as the Chief United States Magistrate Judge. Prior to that he was a partner in a Miami law firm where he was a civil trial lawyer for nineteen years. He has taught a Trial Advocacy Program at the UM law school, CLE courses, and has spoken before bar associations throughout the United States and overseas.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice II. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, when he was a judge for the First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Florida State Law Review.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Trial Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative fora. For more information, e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Laurie D. Jones will be teaching Sales & Leases and Professional Responsibility this summer. She is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Florida State University Law Review. Since her graduation, she clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school.

Mark Ellis will co-teach International Human Rights Law with Professor D’Alemberte this spring. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, he served as executive director of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) before becoming executive director of the International Bar Association in 2000.

Dino Falaschetti (PhD, MBA, CPA) will co-teach Insurance Law & Economics: Theory & Applications with Fred Karlinsky this spring. Through 20 years of experience in business, policy, and inter-disciplinary research and teaching, he managed Fortune 100 audit-engagements and corporate finance operations. He also created insightful business analytics, litigation support strategies, and helped develop productive policies for the White House and state legislatures. Dr. Falaschetti now serves as Executive Director of the Property & Environment Research Center (PERC), a think tank that applies economic principles to solve environmental problems. He also serves as Special Consultant to Economists Incorporated, a premier economic consulting firm for law and economics, public policy, and business strategy.

Tor Jensen-Friedman will teach Trial Practice this spring. He has extensive experience with a broad range of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. Since 2007, he has served as a coach of the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. He earned his J.D. from Florida State.

Robert Hightower will teach Gratuitous Transfers this spring. He is owner and attorney with the law firm Rober S. Hightower, Attorney at Law. His practice consists principally of matters relating to estate planning, income tax planning, corporate legal matters, pension and profit sharing planning matters, litigation and dispute resolution involving state tax matters. He also advises professional service corporations on shareholder, pension, tax and transaction matters.

Fred Karlinsky will co-teach Insurance Law & Economics: Theory & Applications with Professor Falaschetti. Mr. Karlinsky is a shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, PA. His practice focuses on the areas of insurance law and administrative law. Mr. Karlinsky has been involved in revisions to the Florida automobile insurance law, worker’s compensation laws and medical malpractice laws. Mr. Karlinsky earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1992.

Patrick T. Kinni will again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. He is a senior assistant attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s Office, where he has litigated at the trial and appellate levels various issues of interest to local governments. Mr. Kinni received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1989.

The Honorable John J. Lazzara will teach Workers’ Compensation this spring. He is Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) for the Tallahassee District and was first appointed in 1990. Prior to his appointment, he was engaged in the private practice of law in Tampa and also acted as a circuit civil mediator and federal court arbitrator. He also worked under contract as a Hearing Officer for the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission; the Property Appraisal Adjustment Board; and was a Panel Arbitrator on the first New Motor Vehicle Arbitration (Lemon Law) Board. Judge Lazzara has served as President, Conference of JCCs (1997-99); Chair, Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee (1994-95); Member, Appellate Court Rules Committee (2001-07) and twice chaired its Workers’ Compensation Law Subcommittee; Chair, DOAH/OJCC Workers’ Compensation Rules Revision Committee (2005-06); and is currently a member of the Florida Bar's the Standing Committee on Professionalism. He is a member of the Florida Bar’s Workers' Compensation Section and its Professional Conduct Guidelines Committee, as well as the Florida Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. In 1998 and 2002 Judge Lazzara was nominated for appointment to the First District Court of Appeal. In November, 2005, Governor Jeb Bush appointed him Interim Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims, a position he held until May, 2006. In 2008, the judge was elected Inaugural President of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. In 2009, Judge Lazzara was inducted as a Fellow of the ABA-affiliated College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers and was elected to its Board of Governors (2011-13). In 2012 he was inducted a Charter Member of the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute's, Workers' Compensation Hall of Fame. His community service consists of serving on the Boards of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Leon County and the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend. Judge Lazzara received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Florida Civil Practice this spring. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Robert A. McNeely, the managing shareholder in The McNeely Law Firm, will reprise his popular Entertainment Law course this spring. Mr. McNeely is an alumnus who has worked and published on topics in the areas of entertainment law, family law, legislative practice, intellectual property and appellate practice.

Teresa Milla will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. Ms. Milla earned her law degree from Florida State Law and serves as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., at the First District Court of Appeal.

Lisa Nieuwveld, a partner at Bench, Cooper, Singh, LLP in New York will teach International Arbitration this spring. Prior to joining Bench, Cooper, Singh, LLP, Ms. Nieuwveld worked in The Netherlands with international arbitration and litigation group NautaDutilh and as an adjunct professor at Webster University.

R. Scott Palmer will teach Anatomy of a Crisis: The Real Estate Meltdown. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Insurance Law. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida).

David F. Powell is co-author of Bridging the Gap: Drafting for Tax and Administration Issues, (ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, 2000) and is much sought-after by bar and other professional groups as a lecturer on estate planning. He teaches Gratuitous Transfers. Professor Powell is an Academic Fellow on the American College on Trust and Estate Counsel. He graduated with honors from University of Texas Law School in 1972, and he received an LL.M. in taxation a year later from New York University School of Law.

David L. Powell, a shareholder at the Tallahassee law firm of Hopping Green & Sams, will again teach his Planned Communities course, using a professionally prepared master plan for a hypothetical new community as a teaching tool to examine various land use regulatory programs. He has prepared the regulatory strategy and advised clients on master-planned communities, coastal resorts, and major utility and industrial projects throughout the state.  David received his law degree from Florida State University, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was Editor-in-Chief of the Florida State University Law Review. He has earned the highest rating from several listing services.

Capt. Alan S. Richard is a captain with the Division of Law Enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is a 1994 graduate with highest honors from Florida State Law. He is teaching Admiralty Law, a topic on which he has published extensively and taught previously at the law school. As a student, he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.

The Honorable Clay Roberts will team co-teach Florida Constitutional Law with Professor D’Alemberte this spring. In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Philip Sandon will teach Remedies and co-teach Topics in Florida Practice with Professor Daniels Ingram this spring. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his B.A. from Harvard College. In addition to practicing law with Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., he has taught at Stetson University College of Law and been actively involved in various legal academic support capacities throughout the state.

Amy W. Schrader, a shareholder with Gray Robinson, P.A., will teach Florida Administrative Practice. She is board certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice and currently serves as chair-elect of the Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar. Ms. Schrader focuses her practice on assisting companies and individuals in their dealings with Florida agencies, including representation at formal administrative hearings and appeal of final agency actions. Many of her cases involve challenges to the validity of agency rules or proposed rules and review or defense of agency procurement decisions.

Martin B. Sipple, a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen law firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Trial Practice. He is a 1991 graduate of the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and served clerkships with the Nebraska Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois before entering private practice. He now practices commercial litigation and intellectual property law.  

Herbert W.A. Thiele
will teach Local Government Law. Mr. Thiele has served as Leon County attorney since 1990 and was city attorney of Delray Beach from 1981-1990. He earned his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1975 and J.D. from University of Florida in 1978.

Stephen Turner, managing partner in the Tallahassee and Destin offices of Broad and Cassel, will teach Legal Negotiations this spring. He is the former chairman of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and senior member of the Constitutional Law and Government Litigation team. Mr. Turner earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1965.

Fall 2012 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Phoebe Ball, Esq., is a person with a disability, disability rights advocate, and attorney with Disability Rights Florida. Ms. Ball works to expand opportunities for person-centered planning, economic self-empowerment, access to alternatives to guardianship, access to voting rights, and reduce occurrences of abuse, neglect and exploitation in the community. Ms. Ball has been with Disability Rights Florida since 2007. Before joining Disability Rights Florida, she worked for the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center (LHPDC) at University of Iowa on a number of grant-funded projects that were geared towards advancing the economic, social and civic empowerment of people with disabilities. While at the LHPDC, Ms. Ball co-authored several articles on disability issues related to asset development and employment. Prior to working with LHPDC, she was active in the Independent Living Movement as a CIL employee and, later, as board chair. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2003 and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Iowa and Florida. Ms. Ball is a frequent lecturer on various topics involving guardianship and disability law issues.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting this fall. Mr. Benham’s practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. He has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with honors) from Florida State Law. For more information, please e-mail rbenham@benhamlawfirm.com.

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He also is a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Steve Brown will teach Trial Practice in the fall of 2012. He recently retired after serving for twenty one years as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida, the last three as the Chief United States Magistrate Judge. Prior to that he was a partner in a Miami law firm where he was a civil trial lawyer for nineteen years. He has taught a Trial Advocacy Program at the UM law school, CLE courses, and has spoken before bar associations throughout the United States and overseas.

Sarah S. Butters, a summa cum laude graduate of Florida State Law, will teach Gratuitous Transfers this semester. Ms. Butters is currently senior counsel at Holland & Knight LLP, and she has extensive experience in wills, trusts and probate law. She serves on the executive council for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. For more information, e-mail sarah.butters@hklaw.com.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, when he was a judge for the First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Florida State Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at meredith.charbula@myfloridalegal.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative fora. For more information, e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as public defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the Florida State Law Review. Prior to joining the Office of Public Defender, she was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at Florida State Law. For more information, e-mail nancyd@leoncountyfl.gov.

Marc Dunbar will teach Gambling & Pari-Mutuel Law this fall. He is a graduate of Florida State Law. Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws. He is currently counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate. He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on proposed changes to Florida’s gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes. For more information, call 850.222.3533 or e-mail marc@penningtonlaw.com.

Peter M. Dunbar, a shareholder at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, will teach Condominium and Community Housing Law. Mr. Dunbar has published five books in this field and has practiced administrative and land use law for many years. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is currently serving his second term on the Florida Condominium Advisory Council. He also has served as a member of the Florida House representing Pinellas and Pasco counties, as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and as general counsel and director of legislative affairs under Governor Bob Martinez. For more information, call 850.222.3533 or e-mail pete@penningtonlaw.com.

Janice Fleischer, director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center at the Florida Supreme Court, will teach Mediation this fall. A certified Florida Supreme Court mediator, she is chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She also is an honorary fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. She earned her J.D. form Miami Law, cum laude. For more information, e-mail fleischerj@flcourts.org.

Matthew Foster, who will be teaching Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. A 1994 graduate of Florida State Law, he has practiced civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. For more information, email matt@tallahasseeatorneys.com.

Jonathan A. Glogau, who has served since 2003 as chief of complex litigation for the Office of the Solicitor General, will teach Growth Management this fall. He has worked with the attorney general’s office since 1987 and before that worked on land use issues in private practice and in government. Mr. Glogau received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983 and served as a Law Review editor. For more information, e-mail jon.glogau@myfloridalegal.com.

Todd Kocourek, president and CEO of Florida First Capital Corp., will be co-teaching Introduction to American Law for Foreign Lawyers with Mark Kruse this fall. He received both his B.A. and J.D. degrees from Florida State University where he was a United States Presidential and National Merit Scholar. Mr. Kocourek served as committee counsel to the Florida House of Representatives Committee on Commerce before being named general counsel and deputy director of the Florida’s International Affairs Commission. He brings extensive experience in international and domestic commercial transactions, international trade, and immigration issues and is a Florida Civil-law notary. For more information, contact Mr. Kocourek at todd@attglobal.net.

Mark Kruse will co-teach Intro to American Law to foreign students as part of the international LLM program this fall. He earned his B.A. in international affairs from American University and graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1999. As a policy chief in the Florida House of Representatives, he has worked on issues and legislation regarding domestic commerce, international business, civil law, local government, and transportation. He is also a Florida Civil-law Notary, appointed by the Florida Secretary of State. For more information, call 850-519-2169, or email markekruse@yahoo.com.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Evidence this fall. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association, and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call 850.577.4400 or e-mail Judge Lewis, terryle@leoncountyfl.gov.

Teresa Milla will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. Ms. Milla earned her law degree from Florida State Law and serves as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., at the First District Court of Appeal. For more information, please email millat@1dca.org.

Seth Miller is executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and will teach Post Conviction Remedies this fall. He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University in 2004 and was the executive editor for the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.561.6767 or e-mail smiller@floridainnocence.org.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will again teach Education Law this fall. Ms. Parker is the deputy general counsel at the Florida Department of Education, and has worked there for more than 10 years. Her areas of practice include special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Margaret.Parker@fldoe.org.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Philip Sandon will teach Topics in Florida Practice this fall. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his B.A. from Harvard College. In addition to practicing law with Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., he has taught at Stetson University College of Law and been actively involved in various legal academic support capacities throughout the state. He can be reached at philsandon@aol.com.

Maria A. Santoro will teach Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. Ms. Santoro is managing partner of the Tallahassee office of George Hartz, where she specializes in health care and commercial litigation matters. An active participant in numerous law reform efforts, including the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Complex Litigation, Ms. Santoro earned her J.D. from Thomas Cooley in 1986 and her B.A. from Florida State in 1982. For more information, call 850.224.5252 or email mariasantoro@georgehartz.com.

The Honorable James O. Shelfer, judge on the County Court for Leon County, will teach Land Transfer this fall. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a partner in the firm of Gardner, Shelfer, Duggar, Bist & Weiner, which he helped found. While in private practice Judge Shelfer was certified by The Florida Bar in the area of real property law. He earned his J.D. from Stetson Law School in 1974. For more information, e-mail Judge Shelfer at shelferj@leoncountyfl.gov.

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2012

Suzanne Brownless Florida Dissolution of Marriage
Laurie D. Jones Sales & Leases and Professional Responsibility

Thomas Kirwin Trial Practice
Seth Miller Wrongful Convictions
Philip Sandon Topics in Remedies
The Honorable Ricky Polston Appellate Practice

Summer 2012 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Suzanne Brownless will teach Florida Dissolution of Marriage at the College of Law this summer. She earned her B.S. degree from Stetson University and graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors in 1980. As a child support attorney in Tallahassee, she focuses on a variety of family law issues both in the Circuit Court and before the Division of Administrative Hearings. For more information please contact Professor Brownless at 850.878.0900 or suzannebrownless@comcast.net

Laurie D. Jones will be teaching Sales & Leases and Professional Responsibility this summer. She is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Florida State University Law Review. Since her graduation, she clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. For more information, call 850.656.0360 or e-mail ldjonesjd@aol.com.

Thomas Kirwin teaches Trial Practice at the Florida State Law. Mr. Kirwin has litigated cases for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida since 1992, and currently holds the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Prior to his work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Kirwin was an attorney in the Florida State Attorney’s Office and Army JAG Corps. He has taught various courses overseas, training prosecutors in Indonesia, the Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Austria and Hong Kong. Mr. Kirwin earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1979. For more information, call 850.942.8448 or e-mail Professor Kirwin.

Seth Miller is executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and will teach Wrongful Convictions this summer. He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University in 2004 and was the executive editor for the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.561.6767 or e-mail smiller@floridainnocence.org.

Philip Sandon will teach Topics in Remedies this summer. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his B.A. from Harvard College. In addition to practicing law with Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., he has taught at Stetson University College of Law and been actively involved in various legal academic support capacities throughout the state. He can be reached at psandon@admin.fsu.edu.

Justice Ricky L. Polston will teach Appellate Practice this summer. He was appointed to the Florida Supreme Court in October 2008 following a 14-year career in commercial litigation and eight years as a First District Court of Appeal judge. Justice Polston recently was elected unanimously by his peers to become the state’s 55th Chief Justice, starting July 1, 2012. He received his law degree with high honors from Florida State University in 1986 and also attended FSU as an undergraduate.

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2012

Eric AbrahamsenCriminal Practice
Dorene Barker — Poverty Law
Edwin A. Bayó —
Spanish for Lawyers
Richard Benham —
Contract Drafting, Secured Transactions
Albert J. Bowden, III —
Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Meredith Charbula —
Florida Criminal Practice II
Mark Ellis —
International Human Rights Law

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes — Workers’ Compensation
Joseph Jacquot Federal Legislative Practice
Tor Jensen-Friedman Trial Practice
Fred Karlinsky Insurance Law: A Law & Economic Perspective
Patrick T. Kinni Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Christine E. Lamia Construction Law
The Honorable Terry P. Lewis — Florida Civil Practice
Robert A. McNeely Entertainment Law
Teresa Milla — Judicial Externship Perspectives
Lisa Nieuwveld International Arbitration
R. Scott Palmer Anatomy of a Crisis: The Real Estate Meltdown
The Honorable Ricky Polston Insurance Law
Capt. Alan S. Richard Admiralty Law
The Honorable Clay Roberts State Constitutional Law
Philip Sandon Topics in Florida Practice
Cathy Sellers Florida Administrative Practice
Frederick J. Springer Construction Law
Gene Stearns Advanced Trial Practice
Richard A. Tanner Trial Practice
Herbert W.A. Thiele Local Government Law
Stephen Turner Legal Negotiations
Katie Webb Insurance Law

Spring 2012 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Eric Abrahamsen will teach Florida Criminal Practice this spring. A former prosecutor and county court division chief, Mr. Abrahamsen is a partner at the Law Offices of Friedman & Abrahamsen, where he practices criminal defense. He also coaches the College of Law Mock Trial Team and is an adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. Mr. Abrahamsen received his J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. For more information, please email Abraham.et@gmail.com.

Dorene Barker has been the legislative director for Florida Legal Services since 1996. Prior to joining Florida Legal Services, Ms. Barker served as a senior attorney for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Child Support Enforcement Program and pro bono services attorney for Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. She received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. This spring, Ms. Barker will teach Poverty Law. For more information, please email doreneathome@aol.com.

Edwin A. Bayó will be teaching Spanish for Lawyers. He has served as the assistant attorney general, Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Tax Section as well as an attorney for the Florida House of Representatives, Committee on Corrections and the Florida Department of Legal Affairs. He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Puerto Rico and a J.D. from Stetson University Law School. For more information, e-mail Mr. Bayó at e.bayo@gfblawfirm.com.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting and Secured Transactions. Mr. Benham’s practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with Honors) from Florida State Law. For more information, please e-mail rbenham@benhamlawfirm.com.

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He also is a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals Division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice II. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at meredith.charbula@myfloridalegal.com.

Mark Ellis will co-teach International Human Rights Law with Professor D’Alemberte this spring. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, he served as executive director of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) before becoming executive director of the International Bar Association in 2000.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Workers’ Compensation this spring. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida Legislature, governor and in private practice. He will retire from the court in January. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, e-mail Judge Hawkes, hawkesp@1dca.org.

Joseph Jacquot is senior vice president of government affairs for Lender Processing Services in Jacksonville. Prior to joining LPS, he was the deputy attorney general of Florida from 2007-2010. He earned his J.D. at the University of Florida College of Law and will teach Federal Legislative Practice again this spring. For more information, please e-mail joejacquot@gmail.com.

Tor Jensen-Friedman will teach Trial Practice this spring. He has extensive experience with a broad range of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. Since 2007, he has served as a coach of the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. He earned his J.D. from Florida State. For more information, e-mail Tor@torfriedman.com.

Fred Karlinsky will co-teach Insurance Law: A Law & Economic Perspective with Professor Webb. Mr. Karlinsky is a shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, PA. His practice focuses on the areas of insurance law and administrative law. Mr. Karlinsky has been involved in revisions to the Florida automobile insurance law, worker’s compensation laws and medical malpractice laws. Mr. Karlinsky earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1992. For more information, e-mail Mr. Karlinsky at fkarlinsky@cftlaw.com.

Patrick T. Kinni will again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. He is a senior assistant attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s Office, where he has litigated at the trial and appellate levels various issues of interest to local governments. Mr. Kinni received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1989. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Kinni at kinnip@leoncountyfl.gov.

Christine E. Lamia practices law at Bryant Miller Olive. She has trial experience in complex commercial disputes and familiarity relating to water quality issues in the state of Florida. She has worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and in private practice handling complex commercial, real property and construction disputes. Ms. Lamia is board certified in construction law and was board certified in business litigation from 1996 through 2006. She received her B.S. in communications from Florida State University and her J.D. from Mercer University. This spring she will be co-teaching Construction Law with Professor Springer. For more information, e-mail her at clamia@bmolaw.com.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Florida Civil Practice this spring. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, e-mail Judge Lewis, terryle@leoncountyfl.gov.

Robert A. McNeely, the managing shareholder in The McNeely Law Firm, will reprise his popular Entertainment Law course this spring. Mr. McNeely is an alumnus who has worked and published on topics in the areas of entertainment law, family law, legislative practice, intellectual property and appellate practice. For more information, contact Mr. McNeely via e-mail at rob@mcneely.com.

Teresa Milla will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. Ms. Milla earned her law degree from Florida State Law and serves as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., at the First District Court of Appeal. For more information, please email millat@1dca.org.

Lisa Nieuwveld, a partner at Bench, Cooper, Singh, LLP in New York will teach International Arbitration this spring. Prior to joining Bench, Cooper, Singh, LLP, Ms. Nieuwveld worked in The Netherlands with international arbitration and litigation group NautaDutilh and as an adjunct professor at Webster University. For more information, please email benchnieuwveldlisa@gmail.com.

R. Scott Palmer will teach Anatomy of a Crisis: The Real Estate Meltdown. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Insurance Law. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Capt. Alan S. Richard is a captain with the Division of Law Enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is a 1994 graduate with highest honors from Florida State Law. He is teaching Admiralty Law, a topic on which he has published extensively and taught previously at the law school. As a student, he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. For more information, call 850.488.5600 or e-mail Captain Richard at asrichard@aol.com.

The Honorable Clay Roberts will team co-teach State Constitutional Law with Professor D’Alemberte this spring. In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Roberts at robertsc@1dca.org.

Philip Sandon will co-teach Topics in Florida Practice with Professor Daniels this spring. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his B.A. from Harvard College. In addition to practicing law with Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., he has taught at Stetson University College of Law and been actively involved in various legal academic support capacities throughout the state. He can be reached at psandon@admin.fsu.edu.

Cathy Sellers will teach Florida Administrative Practice this spring. A partner in the Tallahassee office of Broad and Cassel, Ms. Sellers focuses on environmental and land use law, and administrative law before the Division of Administrative Hearings and numerous Florida and federal agencies. She received her J.D. from Florida State University College of Law. For more information, please email csellers@broadandcassel.com.

Frederick J. Springer practices at Bryant Miller Olive. He previously served as director of state purchasing and was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. His practice focuses on public contracts and construction litigation. Between 1991 and 1993, Mr. Springer served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr., in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated magna cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. This spring he will be co-teaching Construction Law with Professor Lamia. For more information, e-mail Mr. Springer at fspringer@bmolaw.com.

Gene Stearns, a shareholder at Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., will return to the College of Law this spring to teach Advanced Trial Practice. A trial lawyer since 1972, Mr. Stearns serves as chairman of his firm’s board of directors and chairman of its Litigation Department. His trial experience for nearly four decades has been in jury and non-jury trials in federal and state courts in Florida as well as other jurisdictions. For more information, please email estearns@stearnsweaver.com.

Richard A. Tanner will teach Trial Practice this spring. Mr. Tanner is the managing partner of the Tallahassee branch of deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. He has successfully litigated numerous criminal and civil trials and has served as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Tanner also has served as the moderator of CLE programs run by The Florida Bar and has given several CLE lectures on trial practice topics. Mr. Tanner earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1969. For more information, please email rt7@dbksmn.com.

Herbert W.A. Thiele will teach Local Government Law. Mr. Thiele has served as Leon County attorney since 1990 and was city attorney of Delray Beach from 1981-1990. He earned his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1975 and J.D. from University of Florida in 1978. For more information, e-mail Mr. Thiele at thieleh@leoncountyfl.gov.

Stephen Turner, managing partner in the Tallahassee and Destin offices of Broad and Cassel, will teach Legal Negotiations this spring. He is the former chairman of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and senior member of the Constitutional Law and Government Litigation team. Mr. Turner earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1965. For more information, e-mail Mr. Turner at sturner@broadandcassel.com.

Katie Webb, will co-teach Insurance Law with Professor Karlinsky this spring. Ms. Webb is a partner at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, which she joined in 2005 as an associate. Ms. Webb is involved in both lobbying and regulatory work, representing clients’ needs to the legislative and executive branches of government. For more information, please email kwebb@cftlaw.com.

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2011

Gary Anton Employment Law
Richard Benham — Contract Drafting
Albert J. Bowden, III —
Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Sarah S. Butters —
Gratuitous Transfers
Meredith Charbula —
Florida Criminal Practice
Robert N. Clarke, Jr. —
Florida Civil Practice
Nancy A. Daniels —
Trial Practice
Michael Dickey —
Commercial Law
Marc Dunbar —
Gambling & Pari-Mutuel Law
Peter M. Dunbar —
Condominium and Community Housing Law
Mark Ellis —
International Human Rights
Janice Fleischer —
Mediation
Matthew Foster —
Trial Practice – Mock Trial

Jonathan A. Glogau — Growth Management
The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes — Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting)
Laurie Jones — Law and Social Science, Professional Responsibility
Marshall Kapp — Public Health Law
The Honorable Terry P. Lewis — Evidence
John Matthews —Health Law and Policy
Teresa Milla — Judicial Externship Perspectives
Seth Miller — Post Conviction Remedies
Scott Palmer — White Collar Crime
Margaret O'Sullivan Parker — Education Law
The Honorable Ricky Polston —Alternative Dispute Resolution
Roosevelt Randolph — Trial Practice

Philip Sandon — Topics in Florida Practice
Maria A. Santoro — Trial Practice – Mock Trial
Mark Schlakman — Immigations Law
The Honorable James O. Shelfer — Land Transfer
Charles Stampelos — Florida Appellate Practice
The Honorable James Robert Wolf — State Constitutional Law

Fall 2011 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Gary J. Anton will teach Employment Law, a course he has taught many times before at Florida State University. An alumnus of the College of Law, Mr. Anton practices in the areas of employment litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has published several articles on the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, e-mail Mr. Anton, ganton@garyantonlaw.com.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting. Mr. Benham’s practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with Honors) from Florida State Law. For more information, please e-mail rbenham@benhamlawfirm.com.

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the attorney general's office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He is also a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, call 850.414.3300 or e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Sarah S. Butters, a summa cum laude graduate of Florida State Law, will teach Gratuitous Transfers this semester. Ms. Butters is currently Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight LLP, and she has extensive experience in wills, trusts and probate law. She serves on the executive council for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar. For more information, call 850.425.5648 or e-mail sarah.butters@hklaw.com.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, when he was a judge for the First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Florida State Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at 850.414.3583 or meredith.charbula@myfloridalegal.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative fora. For more information, call 850.425.5456 or e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as public defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the Florida State Law Review. Prior to joining the Office of Public Defender, she was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at Florida State Law. For more information, call 850.606.1010 or e-mail nancyd@mail.co.leon.fl.us.

Michael Dickey will teach Commercial Law this fall. A partner at Barron, Redding, Hughes, Fite, Sanborn, Kiehn, Lebrick & Dickey, he is a certified circuit court mediator and has participated in more than 15 jury trials. He received his J.D. from the University of George School of Law in 1997, magna cum laude. For more information contact mdickey@barronredding.com.

Marc Dunbar will teach Gambling & Pari-Mutuel Law this fall. He is a graduate of Florida State Law. Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws. He is currently counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate. He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on proposed changes to Florida’s gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes. For more information, call 850.222.3533 or e-mail marc@penningtonlaw.com.

Peter M. Dunbar, a shareholder at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, will teach Condominium and Community Housing Law. Mr. Dunbar has published five books in this field and has practiced administrative and land use law for many years. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is currently serving his second term on the Florida Condominium Advisory Council. He also has served as a member of the Florida House representing Pinellas and Pasco counties, as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and as general counsel and director of legislative affairs under Governor Bob Martinez. For more information, call 850.222.3533 or e-mail pete@penningtonlaw.com.

Mark Ellis will co-teach International Human Rights Law with Professor Sandy D’Alemberte this fall. A graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, he served as executive director of the American Bar Association and the Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) before becoming executive director of the International Bar Association in 2000.

Janice Fleischer, director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center at the Florida Supreme Court, will teach Mediation this fall. A certified Florida Supreme Court mediator, she is chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She als ois an honorary fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. She earned her J.D. form Miami Law, cum laude. For more information, e-mail fleischerj@flcourts.org.

Matthew Foster, who will be teaching Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. A 1994 graduate of Florida State Law, he has practiced civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. For more information, call him at 850.222.2000 or e-mail him.

Jonathan A. Glogau, who has served since 2003 as chief of complex litigation for the Office of the Solicitor General, will teach Growth Management this fall. He has worked with the attorney general’s office since 1987 and before that worked on land use issues in private practice and in government. Mr. Glogau received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983 and served as a Law Review editor. For more information, e-mail jon.glogau@floridalegal.com.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting) this fall. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida Legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes, hawkesp@1dca.org.

Laurie Jones will be teaching Law and Social Science and Professional Responsibility this fall. She is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Florida State University Law Review. Since her graduation, she clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. For more information, call 850.656-0360 or e-mail ldjonesjd@aol.com.

Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law, will teach Public Health Law this fall. He received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1974 with honors. He is the current editor of the American College of Legal Medicine’s Journal of Legal Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of several other major journals in the health law field. He has published and spoken extensively on topics in health law, medical ethics, and law and aging. For more information, call 850.645.9260 or e-mail marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Evidence this fall. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association, and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call 850.577.4400 or e-mail Judge Lewis, terryle@leoncountyfl.gov.

John Matthews will teach Health Law & Policy this fall. He earned both his J.D. and B.S. from Florida State University. Since 2007, he has worked for United Health Group as the vice president of government affairs for the southeast and as regional general counsel and regional vice president of regulatory affairs. For more information contact john.j.matthews@uhc.com.

Teresa Milla will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. Ms. Milla earned her law degree from Florida State Law and serves as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., at the First District Court of Appeal. For more information, please call 850.487.1000.

Seth Miller is executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and will teach Post Conviction Remedies this fall. He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University in 2004 and was the executive editor for the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.561.6767 or e-mail smiller@floridainnocence.org.

Scott Palmer will teach White Collar Crime this fall. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida attorney general’s office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the attorney general’s office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the statewide grand jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will again teach Education Law this fall. Ms. Parker is the deputy general counsel at the Florida Department of Education, and has worked there for more than 10 years. Her areas of practice include special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Margaret.Parker@fldoe.org.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call 850.487.1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Roosevelt Randolph is the director of the litigation section of Knowles, Marks & Randolph in Tallahassee and will teach Trial Practice. He is a 1974 graduate of Florida State Law and has since served as an assistant state attorney conducting hundreds of jury trials. He is also a past president of The Florida Bar Foundation and active in many other bar associations. For more information, call 850.222.3768 or e-mail Mr. Randolph at rooseveltr@knowlesandrandolph.com.

Philip Sandon will teach Topics in Florida Practice this fall. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his B.A. from Harvard College. In addition to practicing law with Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., he has taught at Stetson University College of Law and been actively involved in various legal academic support capacities throughout the state. He can be reached at psandon@admin.fsu.edu.

Maria A. Santoro will teach Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. Ms. Santoro is managing partner of the Tallahassee office of George Hartz, where she specializes in health care and commercial litigation matters. An active participant in numerous law reform efforts, including the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Complex Litigation, Ms. Santoro earned her J.D. from Thomas Cooley in 1986 and her B.A. from Florida State in 1982. For more information, call 850.224.5252 or e-mail Ms. Santoro.

Mark Schlakman will teach Immigrations Law this fall. Professor Schlakman has served as senior program director with the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights since 2002. Among other projects, he oversees the center’s Human Rights & National Security in the 21st Century program, and is actively engaged in a variety of domestic and international human rights initiatives. Before coming to Florida State, Schlakman served as special advisor to the director of the Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Key West (2001-2009). He earned his B.A. from Miami (1985), graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Georgetown (1989). For more information, email mschlakman@admin.fsu.edu.

The Honorable James O. Shelfer, judge on the County Court for Leon County, will teach Land Transfer this fall. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a partner in the firm of Gardner, Shelfer, Duggar, Bist & Weiner, which he helped found. While in private practice Judge Shelfer was certified by The Florida Bar in the area of real property law. He earned his J.D. from Stetson Law School in 1974. For more information, call 850.577.4309 or e-mail Judge Shelfer at shelferj@leoncountyfl.gov.

Charles Stampelos will teach Florida Appellate Practice this fall. He received his J.D. from the College of William & Mary, his M.A. from the University of Miami, and his B.A. from the University of Florida. Prior to serving as deputy chief administrative law judge for the Division of Administrative Hearings, he served as assistant attorney general for the Department of Legal Affairs as well as the senior attorney for the Division of Cabinet Affairs. He was a member of the Commission on Ethics from 1996-2000 and is a member of both the Florida and Virginia Bars. For more information contact Charles.stampelos@doah.state.fl.us.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will teach State Constitutional Law this fall. Prior to being a judge, he served as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1975. For more information, call 850.922.6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf at wolfj@flcourts.org.

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2011

Wendi Adelson Immigration Law
Janice Fleischer Mediation

Tor Jensen-Friedman Trial Practice

Laurie Jones Professional Responsibility
Philip Sandon
Remedies

Mark Schlakman Human Rights and National Security Law

The Hon. Ricky Polston State Constitutional Law

 

Summer 2011 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Wendi Adelson will be teaching Immigration Law. She is program director for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and a courtesy professor of law. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Reid Scholar, and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. For more information, e-mail Ms. Adelson at wendiadelson@gmail.com.

Janice Fleischer, director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center at the Florida Supreme Court, will teach Mediation this summer. A certified Florida Supreme Court mediator, she is chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is also an honorary fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. She earned her J.D. form Miami Law, cum laude. For more information, e-mail fleischerj@flcourts.org.

Tor Jensen-Friedman will teach Trial Practice this summer. He has extensive experience with a broad range of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. Since 2007, he has served as a coach of the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. He earned his J.D. from Florida State. For more information, e-mail Tor@torfriedman.com.   

Laurie Jones will be teaching Professional Responsibility this summer. She is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. For more information, call 850.656.0360 or e-mail Ms. Jones, ldjonesjd@aol.com.

Philip Sandon will teach Remedies this summer session. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his B.A. from Harvard College. In addition to practicing law with Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., he has taught at Stetson University College of Law and been actively involved in various legal academic support capacities throughout the state. He can be reached at psandon@admin.fsu.edu.

Mark Schlakman will teach Human Rights and National Security Law. Professor Schlakman has served as senior program director with the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights since 2002. Among other projects, he oversees the center’s Human Rights & National Security in the 21st Century program, and is actively engaged in a variety of domestic and international human rights initiatives. Before coming to Florida State, Schlakman served as special advisor to the director of the Joint Interagency Task Force-South, Key West (2001-2009). He earned his B.A. from Miami (1985), graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Georgetown (1989). For more information, email mschlakman@admin.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Ricky Polston, of the Florida Supreme Court, will teach State Constitutional Law. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call 850.487.1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2011

Wendi Adelson Immigrant Children’s Law Project

Edwin Bayo Spanish for Lawyers

Rocky M. Cabagnot Poverty Law

Meredith Charbula Florida Criminal Practice

Valencia Davis Criminal Pre-Trial Drafting

Dr. Mel Charles Hartsfield Medical Malpractice

The Hon. Paul M. Hawkes Workers' Compensation

Joe Jacquot Federal Legislative Practice

Tor Jensen-Friedman Trial Practice

Marshall Kapp Health Care Financing

Patrick T. KinniCivil Pre-Trial Practice

Christine E. LamiaConstruction Law

The Hon. Terry P. Lewis Florida Civil Practice

Robert A. McNeelyEntertainment Law

The Hon. Philip J. PadovanoFlorida Appellate Practice

R. Scott Palmer Antitrust Law

The Hon. Ricky Polston Insurance Law

Capt. Alan S. Richard Admiralty Law

The Hon. Clay RobertsState Constitutional Law

Frederick J. Springer Construction Law

Richard A. Tanner Trial Practice

Herbert W.A. Thiele Local Government Law

The Hon. James Robert Wolf Local Government Law

 

Spring 2011 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Wendi Adelson will be teaching Asylum and Refugee Law. She is program director for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and courtesy professor of law. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Reid Scholar, and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. For more information, e-mail Ms. Adelson at wendiadelson@gmail.com.

Edwin A. Bayó will be teaching Spanish for Lawyers.  He has served as the assistant attorney general, Florida Department of Legal Affairs, Tax Section as well as an attorney for the Florida House of Representatives, Committee on Corrections and the Florida Department of Legal Affairs.  He received his B.A. in economics from the University of Puerto Rico and a J.D. from Stetson University Law School.  For more information, e-mail Mr. Bayó at e.bayo@gfblawfirm.com.

Rocky M. Cabagnot is the directing attorney of the Revitalize Our Communities Project (ROCP), a collaborative partnership between Legal Services of North Florida (Tallahassee) and Three Rivers Legal Services (Gainesville). The ROCP provides direct legal and technical assistance to community development corporations, community land trusts and other community based organizations that have a mission of assisting low income people in north Florida. Prior to starting ROCP, Mr. Cabagnot served two years as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Three Rivers Legal Services’ Lake City office, where he developed a rural legal services and education project to serve the residents of four of the poorest counties in Florida (including hosting a weekly legal aid radio call in show). Mr. Cabagnot also served as an AmeriCorps housing attorney for Three Rivers Legal Services’ Gainesville office, where he represented the interests of public housing tenants and other poor people facing evictions and other housing related problems. Mr. Cabagnot graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he served as senior research editor of the Florida Law Review, research assistant to Dean Emeritus Jon Mills and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Additionally, Mr. Cabagnot holds a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Communication Studies) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This spring, he will teach Poverty Law. For more information, e-mail Rocky@LSNF.org.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal.  She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. This spring, she will teach Florida Criminal Practice II.  For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at (850) 414-3583 or meredith.charbula@myfloridalegal.com.

Valencia Davis currently serves as senior staff attorney for Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga. She previously served as an assistant state attorney in the First Judicial Circuit, where she handled a broad variety of criminal cases. From 2004 through 2006, Ms. Davis served as Legal Research and Writing instructor at Florida State Law, and in the summer of 2008 taught Legal Research and Writing in the Summer for Undergraduates Program. She earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska. This spring, Ms. Davis will teach Criminal Pre-Trial Drafting. For more information, e-mail davisv@flcourts.org.

Dr. Mel Charles Hartsfield is dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee Regional Campus, and is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Hartsfield has extensive experience in the public health and medical emergency fields. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his M.D. from the University of Florida. This spring he will teach Medical Malpractice. For more information, e-mail mel.hartsfield@med.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Workers’ Compensation this spring. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida Legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call (850) 487-1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes, hawkesp@1dca.org.

Joe Jacquot is deputy attorney general for Florida and chief of staff for Attorney General Bill McCollum. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Jacquot served as the deputy chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (2005-2006). Mr. Jacquot served as the lead counsel on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation and he worked to enact a number of laws including the REAL ID Act and the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. He will teach Federal Legislative Practice this spring. For more information, e-mail Mr. Jacquot at joejacquot@hotmail.com.

Tor Jensen-Friedman of the Law Office of Tor J. Friedman has trial experience with a broad range of felony and misdemeanor prosecutions. Since 2007, he has served as a coach of the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. He earned his J.D. from Florida State Law. This spring, Mr. Friedman will teach Trial Practice. For more information, e-mail Tor@torfriedman.com.

Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law, will teach Health Care Financing this spring. He received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1974 with honors. He is the current editor of the American College of Legal Medicine’s Journal of Legal Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of several other major journals in the health law field. He has published and spoken extensively on topics in health law, medical ethics, and law and aging. For more information, call (850) 645-9260 or e-mail Professor Kapp at marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu.

Patrick T. Kinni will again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. He is a senior assistant attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s Office, where he has litigated at the trial and appellate levels various issues of interest to local governments. Mr. Kinni received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1989. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Kinni at  kinnip@leoncountyfl.gov.

Christine E. Lamia practices law at Bryant Miller Olive. She has trial experience in complex commercial disputes and familiarity relating to water quality issues in the state of Florida. She has worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and in private practice handling complex commercial, real property and construction disputes. Ms. Lamia is board certified in construction law and was board certified in business litigation from 1996 through 2006. She received her B.S. in communications from Florida State University and her J.D. from Mercer University. This spring she will be teaching Construction Law.  For more information, you can e-mail her at clamia@bmolaw.com.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Florida Civil Practice this spring. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call (850) 577-4400 or e-mail Judge Lewis, terryle@leoncountyfl.gov.

Robert A. McNeely, the managing shareholder in The McNeely Law Firm, will reprise his popular Entertainment Law course this spring. Mr. McNeely is an alumnus who has worked and published on topics in the areas of entertainment law, family law, legislative practice, intellectual property and appellate practice. For more information, contact Mr. McNeely via e-mail at rob@mcneely.com.

The Honorable Philip J. Padovano of the First District Court of Appeal will teach Florida Appellate Practice this spring.  Judge Padovano has taught Trial Practice at Florida State Law in the past. He also has taught many lectures for CLE seminars on statutory interpretation and evidence. Judge Padovano earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1973 and practiced law for 15 years prior to becoming a judge. For more information, contact Judge Padovano at padovanp@1dca.org.

R. Scott Palmer will teach Antitrust Law. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Insurance Law. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call (850) 487-1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Capt. Alan S. Richard is a captain with the Division of Law Enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is a 1994 graduate with highest honors from Florida State Law. He is teaching Admiralty Law, a topic on which he has published extensively and taught previously at the law school. As a student, he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. For more information, call 850.488.5600 or e-mail Captain Richard at asrichard@aol.com.

The Honorable Clay Roberts will team teach State Constitutional Law this spring. In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Roberts at robertsc@1dca.org.

Frederick J. Springer practices at Bryant Miller Olive. He previously served as director of state purchasing and was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. His practice focuses on public contracts and construction litigation. Between 1991 and 1993, Mr. Springer served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr., in Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated magna cum laude from the Villanova University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  This spring he will be teaching Construction Law.  For more information e-mail Mr. Springer at fspringer@bmolaw.com.

Richard A. Tanner will teach Trial Practice during the spring. Mr. Tanner is the managing partner of the Tallahassee branch of deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. He has successfully litigated numerous criminal and civil trials and has served as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Tanner also has served as the moderator of CLE programs run by The Florida Bar and has given several CLE lectures on trial practice topics. Mr. Tanner earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1969. For more information, call 850.201.3655 or e-mail Mr. Tanner.

Herbert W.A. Thiele will co-teach Local Government Law with the Honorable James Wolf. Mr. Thiele has served as Leon County attorney since 1990 and was city attorney of Delray Beach from 1981-1990. He earned his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1975 and J.D. from University of Florida in 1978. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Thiele.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will co-teach Local Government Law with Herbert Thiele. Judge Wolf's strong background in state and local government law includes serving as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1975. For more information, call 850.922.6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf.

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2010

Wendi Adelson Immigrant Children’s Law Project

Gary J. Anton Employment Law

James Chet Barclay Health Law and Policy

Richard Benham Contract Drafting

Albert J. Bowden, III Civil Pretrial Practice

Sarah S. Butters Gratuitous Transfers

Meredith Charbula Florida Criminal Practice

Robert N. Clarke, Jr. Florida Civil Practice

Nancy A. Daniels Trial Practice

Marc Dunbar Gambling & Pari-mutuel Law

Peter M. Dunbar Condominium and Community Housing Law

Janice Fleischer Mediation

Matthew Foster Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

Jonathan Glogau Growth Management

The Hon. Paul M. Hawkes Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting)

Laurie Jones Law and Social Science, Professional Responsibility

Marshall Kapp Public Health

The Hon. Terry P. Lewis Evidence

Teresa M. Milla Judicial Externship Perspectives

Seth Miller Post Conviction Remedies

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker Education Law

Scott Palmer White Collar Crime

J.R. Phelps Law Practice Management

The Hon. Ricky Polston Alternative Dispute Resolution

Roosevelt Randolph Trial Practice

Maria A. Santoro — Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

The Hon. James O. Shelfer Land Transfer

Travis W. Trueblood Federal Indian Law

Steve Turner Negotiation

The Hon. James Robert Wolf State Constitutional Law

 

Fall 2010 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Wendi Adelson will be teaching Immigrant Children’s Law Project. She is the program director for the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and Courtesy Professor of Law. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Reid Scholar, and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. For more information, e-mail Ms. Adelson at wendiadelson@gmail.com.

Gary J. Anton will teach Employment Law, a course he has taught many times before at Florida State University. An alumnus of the College of Law, Mr. Anton practices in the areas of employment litigation and complex commercial litigation. He has published several articles on the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, e-mail Mr. Anton, ganton@garyantonlaw.com.

James “Chet” Barclay will teach Health Law and Policy.  Mr. Barclay, a 1968 Florida State Law graduate, has extensive experience in the health care law field. In addition to representing a broad array of health care organizations and providers for almost forty years, he is counsel to the Florida Patient Safety Corporation and previously served as general counsel of the Florida Hospital Cost Containment Board.  For more information, please e-mail james.barclay@comcast.net.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting. Mr. Benham’s practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with Honors) from Florida State Law.  For more information, please e-mail rbenham@benhamlawfirm.com.

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pretrial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He is also a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, call 850.414.3300 or e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Sarah S. Butters, a summa cum laude graduate of Florida State Law, will teach Gratuitous Transfers this semester. Ms. Butters is currently an associate at Holland & Knight LLP, and she has extensive experience in wills, trusts and probate law. She serves on the executive council for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar and serves as a circuit representative for the Section. For more information, call 850.425.5648 or e-mail sarah.butters@hklaw.com.

Meredith Charbula, an assistant attorney general in the Capital Appeals division, will teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal.  She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at (850) 414-3583 or meredith.charbula@myfloridalegal.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative fora. For more information, call (850) 425-5456 or e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as Public Defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the Law Review. Prior to joining the Office of Public Defender, she was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at Florida State Law. For more information, call (850) 606-1010 or e-mail nancyd@mail.co.leon.fl.us.

Marc Dunbar will teach Gambling & Pari-mutuel Law this fall. He is a graduate of Florida State Law. Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws. He is currently counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate. He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on proposed changes to Florida’s gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes. For more information, call (850) 222-3533 or e-mail Mr. Dunbar, marc@penningtonlaw.com.

Peter M. Dunbar, a shareholder at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, will teach Condominium and Community Housing Law. Mr. Dunbar has published five books in this field and has practiced administrative and land use law for many years. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is currently serving his second term on the Florida Condominium Advisory Council. He also has served as a member of the Florida House representing Pinellas and Pasco counties, as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and as general counsel and director of legislative affairs under Governor Bob Martinez. For more information, call (850) 222-3533 or e-mail pete@penningtonlaw.com.

Janice Fleischer, director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center at the Florida Supreme Court, will teach Mediation this fall. A certified Florida Supreme Court mediator, she is Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. She earned her J.D. form Miami Law, cum laude. For more information, e-mail fleischerj@flcourts.org.

Matthew Foster, who will be teaching Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. A 1994 graduate of Florida State Law, he has practiced civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. For more information, call him at 850.222.2000 or e-mail him.

Jonathan A. Glogau, who has served since 2003 as chief of complex litigation for the Office of the Solicitor General, will teach Growth Management this fall. He has worked with the Attorney General’s Office since 1987 and before that worked on land use issues in private practice and in government. Mr. Glogau received his J.D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983 and served as a Law Review Editor. For more information, e-mail jon.glogau@floridalegal.com.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting) this fall. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida Legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of The Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call (850) 487-1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes, hawkesp@1dca.org.

Laurie Jones will be teaching Law and Social Science and Professional Responsibility this fall. She is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. For more information, call (850) 656-0360 or e-mail Ms. Jones, ldjonesjd@aol.com.

Marshall Kapp, director of the Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law, will teach Public Health this fall. He received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1974 with honors. He is the current editor of the American College of Legal Medicine’s Journal of Legal Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of several other major journals in the health law field. He has published and spoken extensively on topics in health law, medical ethics, and law and aging. For more information, call (850) 645-9260 or e-mail Professor Kapp at marshall.kapp@med.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Evidence this fall. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association, and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call (850) 577-4400 or e-mail Judge Lewis, terryle@leoncountyfl.gov.

Teresa Milla will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. Ms. Milla earned her law degree from Florida State Law and serves as a judicial clerk to the Honorable William A. Van Nortwick, Jr., at the First District Court of Appeal.  For more information, please call 850.487.1000.

Seth Miller is executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida and will teach Post Conviction Remedies this fall. He earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State University in 2004 and was the executive editor for the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.561.6767 or e-mail Mr. Miller at smiller@floridainnocence.org.

Scott Palmer will teach White Collar Crime this fall. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will again teach Education Law this fall.  Ms. Parker is the deputy general counsel at the Florida Department of Education, and has worked there for more than 10 years. Her areas of practice include special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Margaret.Parker@fldoe.org.

J.R. Phelps is one of the nation’s leading authorities in Law Practice Management, which he will teach this fall.  Mr. Phelps created The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) in 1984 and until recently served as its director. His work with LOMAS permitted intensive exposure to the areas of general firm practice management, financial management, human resource management, technology/systems management, firm governance, and firm start-ups and mergers. Prior to his work with LOMAS, Mr. Phelps served as director of administration for several mid-sized law firms, with responsibility over a broad range of issues.  He is a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and a recipient of the ABA’s Foonberg Award for law practice management. Mr. Phelps earned his degree from Marshall University in Business. For more information, contact Mr. Phelps at jrphelps@law.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution. Justice Polston, an alumnus of Florida State Law, is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator and judge on the First District Court of Appeal. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call (850) 487-1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Justice Polston, PolstonR@flcourts.org.

Roosevelt Randolph is the director of the litigation section of Knowles, Marks & Randolph in Tallahassee and will teach Trial Practice. He is a 1974 graduate of Florida State Law and has since served as an assistant state attorney conducting hundreds of jury trials. He is also a past president of The Florida Bar Foundation and active in many other bar associations. For more information, call (850) 222-3768 or e-mail Mr. Randolph at rooseveltr@knowlesandrandolph.com.

Maria A. Santoro will teach Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. Ms. Santoro is managing partner of the Tallahassee office of George Hartz, where she specializes in health care and commercial litigation matters. An active participant in numerous law reform efforts, including the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Complex Litigation, Ms. Santoro earned her J.D. from Thomas Cooley in 1986 and her B.A. from Florida State in 1982. For more information, call 850.224.5252 or e-mail Ms. Santoro.

The Honorable James O. Shelfer, judge on the County Court for Leon County, will teach Land Transfer this fall. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a partner in the firm of Gardner, Shelfer, Duggar, Bist & Weiner, which he helped found. While in private practice Judge Shelfer was certified by The Florida Bar in the area of real property law. He earned his J.D. from Stetson Law School in 1974. For more information, call (850) 577-4309 or e-mail Judge Shelfer at shelferj@leoncountyfl.gov.

Travis W. Trueblood, founding partner of the Trueblood Law Group, P.A., will teach Federal Indian Law this fall. An enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, he served as special assistant to Governors Bush and Chiles on the Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs. Mr. Trueblood earned his J.D. from Florida State Law, an LL.M. in Real Property Development from University of Miami, and an M.B.A. from Florida State University. For more information, please e-mail TTrueblood@truebloodlawgroup.com.

Stephen Turner, managing partner in the Tallahassee and Destin offices of Broad and Cassel, will teach Negotiation this fall. He is the former chairman of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group and senior member of the Constitutional Law and Government Litigation team. Mr. Turner earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1965. For more information, call (850) 681-6810 or e-mail Mr. Turner at sturner@broadandcassel.com.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will teach State Constitutional Law this fall. Prior to being a judge, he served as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1975. For more information, call (850) 922-6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf at wolfj@flcourts.org.

 

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2010

Wendi Adelson — Asylum & Refugee Law

Susan Bodell — Florida Administrative Practice

Rocky M. Cabagnot — Poverty Law
Robert N. Clarke, Jr. — Florida Civil Practice
Valencia Davis — Criminal Pre-Trial Drafting

Tor Jensen-Friedman — Trial Practice
Dr. Mel Charles Hartsfield — Medical Malpractice

The Honorable Paul Hawkes — Workers' Compensation
William H. Hollimon — Copyright Law

Joseph Jacquot — Federal Legislative Practice
Laura D. Jones — Law and Social Science
Fred E. Karlinsky — Insurance Law: A Law & Economics Perspective
Patrick T. Kinni — Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Robert A. McNeely — Entertainment Law

Honorable Philip J. Padovano — Florida Appellate Practice

R. Scott Palmer — Antitrust Law
The Honorable Ricky Polston — Insurance Law
Capt. Alan S. Richard — Admiralty Law
The Honorable L. Clayton Roberts — State Constitutional Law
Gigi Rollini — Judicial Externship Perspectives
Maria A. Santoro — Mediation
Richard A. Tanner — Trial Practice
Herbert W.A. Thiele — Local Government Law
W. Robert Vezina — Construction Law
The Honorable James Robert Wolf — Local Government Law

 

Spring 2010 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Wendi Adelson is program director for the Human Rights and Immigration Law Project at the Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. She received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a Reid Scholar, and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. This spring, she is co-teaching Asylum & Refugee Law with Terry Coonan. For more information, e-mail Ms. Adelson.

Susan B. Bodell received her J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Miami School of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in English from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Library Science from Florida State University. She was a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Miami from 1979 to 1985, and at Florida International University from 1985 until she left teaching to go to law school in 1990. From 1993 until she moved to Tallahassee in 1997, Ms. Bodell was an associate with the law firm of Spence Payne Masington Needle and Leeds in Miami, specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability. From 1997 to 1998, she served as a prosecuting attorney for the Agency for Health Care Administration, and in 2000 she joined the Administrative Law Section of the Office of the Attorney General, where she served as counsel to a number of professional regulatory boards of the Department of Health and other state agencies. Most recently, she served as a Legal Writing instructor at Florida State Law. This spring, Ms. Bodell will again teach Florida Administrative Practice.

Rocky M. Cabagnot is the directing attorney of the Revitalize Our Communities Project (ROCP), a collaborative partnership between Legal Services of North Florida (Tallahassee) and Three Rivers Legal Services (Gainesville). The ROCP provides direct legal and technical assistance to community development corporations, community land trusts and other community based organizations that have a mission of assisting low income people in north Florida. Prior to starting ROCP, Mr. Cabagnot served two years as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Three Rivers Legal Services’ Lake City office where he developed a rural legal services and education project to serve the residents of four of the poorest counties in Florida (including hosting a weekly legal aid radio call in show). Mr. Cabagnot also served as an AmeriCorps Housing Attorney for Three Rivers Legal Services’ Gainesville office where he represented the interests of public housing tenants and other poor people facing evictions and other housing related problems. Mr. Cabagnot graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he served as senior research editor of the Florida Law Review, research assistant to Dean Emeritus Jon Mills and president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Additionally, Mr. Cabagnot holds a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Communication Studies) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This spring, he will teach Poverty Law. For more information, e-mail Rocky@LSNF.org.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will teach Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative forums. For more information, call 850.425.5456 or e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

 

Valencia Davis currently serves as senior staff attorney for Florida Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga. She previously served as an assistant state attorney in the First Judicial Circuit, where she handled a broad variety of criminal cases. From 2004 through 2006, Ms. Davis served as Legal Research and Writing instructor at Florida State Law, and in the summer 2008 taught Legal Research and Writing in the Summer for Undergraduates Program. She earned her J.D. from the University of Nebraska. This spring, Ms. Davis will teach Criminal Pre-Trial Drafting. For more information, e-mail davisv@flcourts.org.

 

Tor Jensen-Friedman is an assistant state attorney, focusing mainly on felony domestic violence cases, but has trial experience with a broad range of other felony/misdemeanor prosecutions. Since 2007, he has served as a coach of the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team. He earned his J.D. from Florida State Law. This spring, Mr. Friedman will teach Trial Practice. For more information, e-mail Tor@torfriedman.com.

 

Dr. Mel Charles Hartsfield is dean of the Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee Regional Campus, and is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Hartsfield has extensive experience in the public health and medical emergency fields. He earned his J.D. from Florida State and his M.D. from the University of Florida. This spring he will teach Medical Malpractice. For more information, e-mail mel.hartsfield@med.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Workers’ Compensation during the spring of 2010. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida state legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes.

Bill Hollimon is a shareholder at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunlap.  He has practiced law in Tallahassee since 1996, working on all aspects of patent, trademark and copyright law.  Mr. Hollimon received his J.D. and M.B.A. from Florida State Law in 1996.  He is teaching Copyright Law this spring. For more information, e-mail bhollimon@penningtonlaw.com.

 

Joe Jacquot is deputy attorney general for Florida and chief of staff for Attorney General Bill McCollum. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Jacquot served as the deputy chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (2005-2006). Mr. Jacquot served as the lead counsel on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation and he worked to enact a number of laws including the REAL ID Act and the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. He will teach Federal Legislative Practice this spring. For more information, e-mail Mr. Jacquot.

Laura Jones is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. This spring, she will teach Law and Social Science. For more information, e-mail Ms. Jones.

Fred Karlinsky will co-teach a seminar on Law and Economics of Insurance with Professor Falaschetti. Mr. Karlinsky is a shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, PA. His practice focuses on the areas of insurance law and administrative law. Mr. Karlinsky has been involved in revisions to the Florida automobile insurance law, worker’s compensation laws and medical malpractice laws. Mr. Karlinsky earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1992. For more information, e-mail Mr. Karlinsky.

Patrick T. Kinni will again teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice. He is a senior assistant attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s office, where he has litigated at the trial and appellate levels various issues of interest to local governments. Mr. Kinni received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1989. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Kinni.

 

Robert A. McNeely, the managing shareholder in The McNeely Law Firm, will reprise his popular Entertainment Law course this spring. Mr. McNeely is an alumnus who has worked and published on topics in the areas of entertainment law, family law, legislative practice, intellectual property and appellate practice. For more information, contact Mr. McNeely via e-mail.

The Honorable Philip J. Padovano of the First District Court of Appeal will teach Florida Appellate Practice.  Judge Padovano has taught Trial Practice at Florida State Law in the past. He also has taught many lectures for CLE seminars on statutory interpretation and evidence. Judge Padovano earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 1973 and practiced law for 15 years prior to becoming a judge. For more information, contact Judge Padovano at padovanp@1dca.org.

 

R. Scott Palmer will teach Antitrust Law. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

 

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will again teach Insurance Law. Justice Polston, a Florida State Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Insurance Law and Accounting for Lawyers. He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call 850.487.1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Justice Polston.

 

Alan S. Richard is a captain with the Division of Law Enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is a 1994 graduate with highest honors from the Florida State Law. He is teaching Admiralty Law, a topic on which he has published extensively and taught previously at the law school. As a student, he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. For more information, call 850.488.5600 or e-mail Captain Richard.

The Honorable Clay Roberts will team teach State Constitutional Law with Professor D’Alemberte. In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Roberts.

 

Gigi Rollini is an attorney for Holland & Knight LLP, where she practices in the areas of Florida administrative law, utility regulation and appellate law. Ms. Rollini graduated magna cum laude from Florida State Law and served as senior articles editor for the Florida State University Law Review. She also interned for the Honorable Robert L. Hinkle at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. After law school, she worked as senior law clerk to the Honorable Robert T. Benton, II at the Florida First District Court of Appeal. Ms. Rollini will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. For more information, please e-mail gigi.rollini@hklaw.com.

Maria A. Santoro will teach Mediation. Ms. Santoro is managing partner of the Tallahassee office of George Hartz, where she specializes in health care and commercial litigation matters. An active participant in numerous law reform efforts, including the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Complex Litigation, Ms. Santoro earned her J.D. from Thomas Cooley in 1986 and her B.A. from Florida State in 1982. For more information, call 850.224.5252 or e-mail Ms. Santoro.

Richard A. Tanner will teach Trial Practice during the spring. Mr. Tanner is the managing partner of the Tallahassee branch of deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. He has successfully litigated numerous criminal and civil trials and has served as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Tanner also has served as the moderator of CLE programs run by The Florida Bar and has given several CLE lectures on trial practice topics. Mr. Tanner earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1969. For more information, call 850.201.3655 or e-mail Mr. Tanner.


Herbert W.A. Thiele will co-teach Local Government Law with the Honorable James Wolf. Mr. Thiele has served as Leon County attorney since 1990 and was city attorney of Delray Beach from 1981-1990. He earned his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1975 and J.D. from University of Florida in 1978. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Thiele.


Rob Vezina will teach Construction Law in the spring. Mr. Vezina received his J.D. from Duke in 1981 and is a named partner of the leading firm dealing with construction law in North Florida. He has litigated numerous construction law cases. For more information, call 850.224.6205 or e-mail Mr. Vezina.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will co-teach Local Government Law with Herbert Thiele. Judge Wolf's strong background in state and local government law includes serving as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1975. For more information, call 850.922.6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf.

 

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2009

James "Chet" Barclay – Health Law and Policy

Richard BenhamContract Drafting

Albert J. Bowden, IIICivil Pretrial Practice

Meredith CharbulaFlorida Criminal Practice

Robert N. Clarke, Jr.Florida Civil Practice

Nancy A. DanielsTrial Practice

Marc DunbarGambling & Pari-mutuel Law

Peter M. DunbarCondominium and Community Housing Law

Craig FeiserFirst Amendment

Janice FleischerMediation

Matthew FosterTrial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

S. William Fuller, Jr.Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

Jeff GoodmanSports Law

The Honorable Paul M. HawkesCivil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting)

Laurie JonesSales and Leases, Professional Responsibility

James P. JudkinsTrial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

Scott PalmerWhite Collar Crime

Margaret O'Sullivan Parker Education Law

J.R. PhelpsLaw Practice Management

The Honorable Ricky PolstonAlternative Dispute Resolution

Roosevelt RandolphTrial Practice

Gigi RolliniJudicial Externship Perspectives

The Honorable James O. ShelferLand Transfer

E. Lamar TaylorAccounting & the Law

Travis W. TruebloodFederal Indian Law

The Honorable James Robert WolfState Constitutional Law

 

Fall 2009 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

James "Chet" Barclay will teach Health Law and Policy. Mr. Barclay, a 1968 Florida State Law graduate, has extensive experience in the health care law field. In addition to representing a broad array of health-care organizations and providers for almost 40 years, he is counsel to the Florida Patient Safety Corporation and previously served as general counsel of the Florida Hospital Cost Containment Board. For more information, please e-mail james.barclay@akerman.com.

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting. Mr. Benham is an attorney in Tallahassee whose practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in many subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with honors) from Florida State Law. For more information, please e-mail rbenham@law.fsu.edu.

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the state of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pretrial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He is also a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, call 850.414.3300 or e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Meredith Charbula works with Florida's Office of the Attorney General and has taught several employment discrimination courses at Florida State Law. This fall she will again teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as an elbow clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at 850.414.3583 or e-mail mcharbula@yahoo.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative forums. For more information, call 850.425.5456 or e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as public defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice at Florida State Law. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the Law Review and as a legal writing instructor. Prior to joining the Public Defender's Office, she was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at Florida State Law. For more information, call 850.606.1010 or e-mail nancyd@mail.co.leon.fl.us.

Marc Dunbar is a graduate of Florida State Law. Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws. He is currently retained counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate. He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on changes to Florida’s gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes. He will be teaching Gambling & Pari-mutuel Law this fall. For more information, call 850.222.3533 or e-mail Mr. Dunbar.

Peter M. Dunbar, a shareholder at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, will teach Condominium and Community Housing Law. Mr. Dunbar has published five books in this field, and has practiced administrative and land use law for many years. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is currently serving his second term on the Florida Condominium Advisory Council. He also has served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives representing Pinellas and Pasco counties, as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and as general counsel and director of legislative affairs under Governor Bob Martinez. For more information, call 850.222.3533 or e-mail pete@penningtonlaw.com.

Craig Feiser serves as deputy solicitor general for the state of Florida. Prior to his employment at the Florida Solicitor General’s Office, Mr. Feiser was a full time professor at Florida Coastal School of Law where he taught a variety of constitutional law courses. Mr. Feiser graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1998 in the top 10 percent of his class. Following law school, he worked as an associate with Holland & Knight, and also clerked for Judge Moore, Senior District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and for Judge Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. This fall, Mr. Feiser will teach First Amendment. For more information, e-mail ckfeiser@aol.com.

Janice Fleischer has been a full-time ADR practitioner since 1990. A certified Florida Supreme Court mediator, she designed and taught for several years the first mediation course offered by the University of Miami School of Law. She currently serves on the Florida Mediator Qualifications Board and is chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Environmental Public Policy Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She is also an honorary fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. She earned her J.D. from Miami Law, cum laude. Ms. Fleischer will teach Mediation this fall. For more information, e-mail janice@flashresolutions.com.

Matthew Foster, who will be teaching Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. He has practiced in civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. A 1994 graduate of Florida State Law, he was on the mock trial team that won the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers competition. Since then, he has generously given of his time and expertise in trial skills, including co-coaching Florida State Law’s Lonestar Classic mock trial team with Ruth Stone. The team placed second out of 28 teams. For more information, call him at 850.222.2000 or e-mail him.

S. William Fuller, Jr. is co-teaching a special section of Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team with James Judkins. He earned his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1970, and has spent the better part of his career involved in different facets of litigation. He is a member of the executive council of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and has taught an advanced trial advocacy workshop to practicing lawyers. For more information, call 850.222.0770 or e-mail Mr. Fuller.

Jeff Goodman will teach Sports Law this fall. Mr. Goodman has worked in the professional sports and agency field since 2003, first as an associate with Balch & Bingham, LLC (Birmingham), then with the Denver Broncos, where he first served as a scout and later as assistant general manager, when he oversaw player contract negotiations and ensured compliance with the National Football League salary cap. He is an NFL Players’ Association Certified Agent and was a member of the University of Florida football team. He earned his J.D. from Florida State Law, magna cum laude.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting) during the fall of 2009. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida state legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of the Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes.

Laurie Jones is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. This fall, she will once again teach Sales and Leases and Professional Responsibility. For more information, call 850.656.0360 or e-mail Ms. Jones.

James P. Judkins is co-teaching a special section of Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team with William Fuller. He is a partner at Judkins, Simpson & High, and is one of the premier family law practitioners and general litigators in the state. Mr. Judkins received his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1973. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 10 years. For more information, call 850.222.6040 or e-mail jjudkins@readyfortrial.com.

Scott Palmer will teach White Collar Crime. He is special counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the chief prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will again teach Education Law this fall. Ms. Parker is the deputy general counsel at the Florida Department of Education, where she has worked for more than 10 years. Her educational areas of practice includes special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Margaret.Parker@fldoe.org.

J.R. Phelps is one of the nation’s leading authorities in law practice management, which is the subject of a new course this fall. Mr. Phelps created the Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) in 1984 and served as its director until his recent retirement. His work with LOMAS permitted intensive exposure to the areas of general firm practice management, financial management, human resource management, technology/systems management, firm governance, and firm start-ups and mergers. In addition, his office regularly received orders from the Florida Supreme Court to counsel members found guilty of violating Bar Rules, fielded more than 10,000 calls for lawyer assistance annually, and conducted 60 to 80 interventions each year. Prior to his work with LOMAS, he served as director of administration for several mid-sized law firms, with responsibility over a broad range of issues. He is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a recipient of the ABA’s Foonberg Award for law practice management. Mr. Phelps earned his degree from Marshall University in business. For more information, please e-mail jphelps@law.fsu.edu.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will again teach Alternative Dispute Resolution during the fall of 2009. Justice Polston, a Florida State Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Insurance Law and Accounting for Lawyers. He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call 850.487.1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Justice Polston.

Roosevelt Randolph is the director of the litigation section of Knowles, Marks & Randolph in Tallahassee and will be teaching Trial Practice once again at Florida State Law. He is a 1974 graduate of Florida State Law and has since served as an assistant state attorney conducting hundreds of jury trials. He is also a past president of The Florida Bar Foundation and active in many other bar associations. For more information, call 850.222.3768 or e-mail Mr. Randolph.

Gigi Rollini is an attorney for Holland & Knight LLP, where she practices in the areas of Florida administrative law, utility regulation and appellate law. Ms. Rollini graduated magna cum laude from Florida State Law and served as senior articles editor for the Florida State University Law Review. She also interned for the Honorable Robert L. Hinkle at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. After law school, she worked as senior law clerk to the Honorable Robert T. Benton, II at the Florida First District Court of Appeal. This fall, Ms. Rollini will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. For more information, please e-mail gigi.rollini@hklaw.com.

The Honorable James O. Shelfer serves as a judge on the County Court for Leon County. He is returning to teach Land Transfer this fall. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a partner in the firm of Gardner, Shelfer, Duggar, Bist & Weiner, which he helped found. While in private practice Judge Shelfer was certified by The Florida Bar in the area of real property law. He earned his J.D. from Stetson Law School in 1974. For more information, call 850.577.4309 or e-mail Judge Shelfer.

E. Lamar Taylor is an attorney with the Division of Bond Finance of the Florida State Board of Administration. He also has worked as an attorney with Bryant Miller Olive P.A., and Ausley & McMullen. Mr. Taylor graduated third in his class at Florida State Law in 1998. Mr. Taylor also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and is a CPA. This fall, he will teach Accounting & the Law. For more information, please e-mail ltaylor99@comcast.net.

Travis W. Trueblood is founding partner of the Trueblood Law Group, P.A., and has significant practice experience in Indian Law matters. An enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, he served as special assistant to Governors Bush and Chiles on the Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs. Mr. Trueblood earned his J.D. from Florida State Law, an LL.M. in Real Property Development from University of Miami, and an M.B.A. from Florida State University. This fall he will teach Federal Indian Law. For more information, please e-mail TTrueblood@truebloodlawgroup.com.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will teach State Constitutional Law this fall at Florida State Law. Judge Wolf's strong background in state and local government law includes serving as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1975. For more information, call 850.922.6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf.

 

 

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2009

Manuel Farach–Land Transfer

Laura D. Jones-Sales and Leases

Thomas Kirwin-Trial Practice

The Honorable Ricky Polston-State Constitutional Law

Summer 2009 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Manuel Farach practices real estate, commercial and appellate litigation, and Internet law with Rutherford, Mulhall in West Palm Beach and is the author of Florida Real Estate Law (Thomson West 2008). Mr. Farach graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1985 and was a member of The Law Review. This summer, he will teach Land Transfer. For more information, e-mail Mr. Farach at mfarach@rmlawyer.com.


Laurie Jones
is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of The Law Review. She has clerked for the Honorable Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for Florida State Law. This summer, she will teach Sales and Leases. For more information, e-mail Ms. Jones.

Thomas Kirwin teaches Trial Practice at the Florida State Law. Mr. Kirwin has litigated cases for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida since 1992, and currently holds the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney. Prior to his work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Kirwin was an attorney in the Florida State Attorney’s Office and Army JAG Corps. He has taught various courses overseas, training prosecutors in Indonesia, the Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Austria and Hong Kong. Mr. Kirwin earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1979. For more information, call 850.942.8448 or e-mail Professor Kirwin.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach State Constitutional Law for the summer semester. Justice Polston, a Florida State Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Accounting for Lawyers. He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years in commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida. For further information, e-mail Justice Polston.

 

 

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2009

Gary Anton-Employment Law
Meredith Charbula-Criminal Justice Ethics
The Honorable Nikki A. Clark-Trial Practice
Jonathan A. Glogau-Land Use Regulation
The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes-Workers' Compensation
The Honorable Judith Hawkins-Florida Dissolution of Marriage
Joseph Jacquot-Federal Legislative Practice
Shannon Jacquot-Federal Legislative Practice
Laura D. Jones-Federal Jurisdiction
Fred E. Karlinsky-Insurance Law: A Law & Economics Perspective
Patrick T. Kinni-Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Bruce A. Leinback-Family Law
The Honorable Terry P. Lewis-Florida Civil Practice
The Honorable Ricky Polston-Alternative Dispute Resolution
David L. Powell-Planned Communities
Sharon Press-Mediation
The Honorable L. Clayton Roberts-State Constitutional Law
Gigi Rollini-Judicial Externship Perspectives
Maria A. Santoro-Mediation
Richard A. Tanner-Trial Practice
Herbert W.A. Thiele-Local Government Law
W. Robert Vezina-Construction Law
The Honorable James Robert Wolf-Local Government Law

Spring 2009 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Gary J. Anton will teach Employment Law, a course he has taught many times before at Florida State Law. An alumnus of Florida State Law and Florida State University, where he graduated first in a class of more than 5,000, Mr. Anton practices in the areas of employment litigation and consultation and complex commercial litigation. He has published several articles on the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, e-mail Mr. Anton.


Meredith Charbula works with Florida's Office of the Attorney General and has taught several courses at Florida State Law. This spring she will teach Criminal Justice Ethics. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as an elbow clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal. She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at 850.414.3583 or e-mail mcharbula@yahoo.com.


The Honorable Nikki A. Clark, judge on the Second Judicial Circuit Court, is a well-known alumna, an internationally sought-after speaker, and a veteran adjunct professor at her alma mater. Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Clark served as an aide to the governor and the attorney general of Florida, as a Florida assistant attorney general, and as director of legislation and policy development for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. She will teach a section of Trial Practice. For more information, e-mail Judge Clark.

Jonathan A. Glogau has served since 2003 as chief of complex litigation for the Office of the Solicitor General. He has worked with the Attorney General’s office since 1987 and before that worked on land use issues in private practice and in government. Mr. Glogau received his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1983, and served as a Law Review editor. For more information, e-mail Mr. Glogau.


The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Workers' Compensation Law during the spring of 2009. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida state legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor on the Law Review. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes.


The Honorable Judith Hawkins will teach Florida Dissolution of Marriage in the spring. Judge Hawkins earned her law degree from Florida State Law in 1984, and went on to establish a law firm specializing in family law and juvenile delinquency law in 1987. In 1996, she was elected to be a Leon County judge and has served in that position ever since. For more information, call 850.577.4317 or e-mail Judge Hawkins.


Joe Jacquot is the deputy attorney general for the state of Florida and chief of staff for Attorney General Bill McCollum. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Jacquot served as the deputy chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (2005-2006). Mr. Jacquot served as the lead counsel on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation and he worked to enact a number of laws including the REAL ID Act and the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. He will co-teach Federal Legislative Practice this spring with Shannon Jacquot. For more information, e-mail Mr. Jacquot.


Shannon Jacquot
will co-teach Federal Legislative Practice in the spring 2009 semester with Joe Jacquot. From January 2000-June 2006, Ms. Jacquot served as counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, where she gained extensive experience with respect to a broad variety of legislative initiatives. Ms. Jacquot is an honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. For more information, e-mail Ms. Jacquot.


Laurie Jones
is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for the Honorable Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for Florida State Law. This spring, she will teach Federal Jurisdiction. For more information, e-mail Ms. Jones.


Fred Karlinsky will co-teach a seminar on Law and Economics of Insurance with Professor Falaschetti. Mr. Karlinsky is currently a shareholder with Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, PA. His practice focuses on the areas of insurance law and administrative law. Mr. Karlinsky has been involved in revisions to the Florida automobile insurance law, worker’s compensation laws and medical malpractice laws. Mr. Karlinsky earned his J.D. from Florida State Law in 1992. For more information, e-mail Mr. Karlinsky.


Patrick T. Kinni will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice in the spring of 2009. He is currently a senior assistant attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s office, where he has litigated at the trial and appellate levels various issues of interest to local governments. Mr. Kinni received his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1989. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Kinni.


Bruce Leinback will teach Family Law in spring 2009. Mr. Leinback is a highly regarded practitioner with more than 25 years’ experience in the field. Since 2000, he has been a principal at Bird & Leinback. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from Florida State and was notes and comments editor of the Law Review. For more information, please e-mail Mr. Leinback.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Florida Civil Practice during the spring of 2009. Judge Lewis earned his J.D. with honors from Florida State Law. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call 850.577.4308 or e-mail Judge Lewis.


The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida Supreme Court will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution for the spring semester. Justice Polston, a Florida State Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Accounting for Lawyers. He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years in commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida. For further information, e-mail Justice Polston.


David L. Powell
is a shareholder at Hopping Green & Sams, where he practices administrative law with a special emphasis on land use and growth management law. He earned his J.D. in 1986 from Florida State Law, where he served as editor in chief of the Law Review and graduated with high honors. He has published several articles on land use and property rights in Florida. He is teaching Planned Communities. For more information call 850.222.7500 or email dpowell@hgslaw.com.


Sharon Press, director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center housed at the Florida Supreme Court, has been instrumental in bringing mediation into the court system of Florida. Ms. Press earned her J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C., and is a Florida Supreme Court certified county court and family mediator. She will teach Mediation in the spring. For more information, contact Ms. Press via e-mail.


The Honorable Clay Roberts will team teach State Constitutional Law with Professor D’Alemberte during the spring 2009 semester. In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal by Gov. Charlie Crist. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information, call 850.487.1000 or e-mail Judge Roberts.


Gigi Rollini is an attorney for Holland & Knight LLP, where she practices in the areas of Florida administrative law, utility regulation and appellate law. Ms. Rollini graduated magna cum laude from Florida State Law and served as senior articles editor for the Florida State University Law Review. She also interned for the Honorable Robert L. Hinkle at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. After law school, she worked as senior law clerk to the Honorable Robert T. Benton, II at the Florida First District Court of Appeal. Ms. Rollini will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives this spring. For more information, please e-mail gigi.rollini@hklaw.com.


Maria A. Santoro will teach Mediation during the spring 2009 semester. Ms. Santoro is managing partner of the Tallahassee office of George Hartz, where she specializes in health care and commercial litigation matters. An active participant in numerous law reform efforts, including the Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Complex Litigation, Ms. Santoro earned her J.D. from Thomas Cooley in 1986 and her B.A. from Florida State in 1982. For more information, call 850.224.5252 or e-mail Ms. Santoro.


Richard A. Tanner will teach Trial Practice during the spring. Mr. Tanner is the managing partner of the Tallahassee branch of deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal. He has successfully litigated numerous criminal and civil trials and has served as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Tanner also has served as the moderator of CLE programs run by The Florida Bar and has given several CLE lectures on trial practice topics. Mr. Tanner earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1969. For more information, call 850.201.3655 or e-mail Mr. Tanner.


Herbert W.A. Thiele will co-teach Local Government Law in the spring of 2009 with the Honorable James Wolf. Mr. Thiele has served as Leon County attorney since 1990 and was city attorney of Delray Beach from 1981-1990. He earned his B.A. from Notre Dame in 1975 and J.D. from University of Florida in 1978. For more information, call 850.606.2500 or e-mail Mr. Thiele.


Rob Vezina will teach Construction Law in the spring. Mr. Vezina received his J.D. from Duke in 1981 and is a named partner of the leading firm dealing with construction law in North Florida. He has litigated numerous construction law cases. For more information, call 850.224.6205 or e-mail Mr. Vezina.


The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will co-teach Local Government Law with Herbert Thiele this spring at Florida State Law. Judge Wolf's strong background in state and local government law includes serving as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1975. For more information, call 850.922.6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf.

 

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2008

Richard Benham-Contract Drafting

Albert J. Bowden, III-Civil Pretrial Practice

Meredith Charbula-Florida Criminal Practice

Robert N. Clarke, Jr.-Florida Civil Practice

Nancy A. Daniels-Trial Practice

Marc Dunbar-Gambling & Pari-mutuel Law

Peter M. Dunbar-Condominium and Community Housing Law

Craig Feiser-First Amendment

Matthew Foster-Trial Practice for the Mock Trial Team

S. William Fuller, Jr.-Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

The Hon. Paul M. Hawkes-Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting)

Laurie Jones-Sales and Leases

James P. Judkins-Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team

The Hon. Philip J. Padovano-Statutory Interpretation

Scott Palmer-White Collar Crime

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker-Education Law

The Hon. Ricky Polston-Insurance Law

Roosevelt Randolph-Trial Practice

Gigi Rollini-Judicial Externship Perspectives

The Hon. James O. Shelfer-Land Transfer

Twyla Sketchley-Elder Law

Mary F. Smallwood-Florida Environmental Law

E. Lamar Taylor-Accounting & the Law
Blan Teagle-Professional Responsibility

The Hon. James Robert Wolf-State Constitutional Law

 

Fall 2008 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Richard Benham will teach Contract Drafting. Mr. Benham is an attorney in Tallahassee whose practice focuses on technology law, intellectual property matters and business transactions. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Benham served in the computer hardware and software industry for almost 20 years in various business and technical roles. Mr. Benham has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements in many subject areas including employment, real estate, intellectual property licensing, business combinations and finance. Mr. Benham holds a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University and a J.D. (with Honors) from Florida State Law.

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the State of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pretrial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked more than 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He is also a certified mediator for circuit and county courts. For more information, call (850) 414-3300 or e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Meredith Charbula works with Florida's Office of the Attorney General and has taught several employment discrimination courses at Florida State Law.  This fall she will again teach Florida Criminal Practice. Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an assistant state attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the deputy general counsel for Florida State and served as an elbow clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal.  She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service. She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of Florida State Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at 414-3583 or e-mail mcharbula@yahoo.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times at Florida State Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the law school and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state and administrative forums. For more information, call (850) 425-5456 or e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as public defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice at Florida State Law. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from Florida State Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the Law Review and as a legal writing instructor. Prior to joining the Public Defender Office, she was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at Florida State Law. For more information, call (850) 606-1010 or e-mail nancyd@mail.co.leon.fl.us.

Marc Dunbar is a graduate of Florida State Law. Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws. He is currently retained counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate. He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on changes to Florida’s gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes. He will be teaching Gambling & Pari-mutuel Law this fall. For more information, call (850) 222-3533 or e-mail Mr. Dunbar.

Peter M. Dunbar, a shareholder at Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, will teach Condominium and Community Housing Law. Mr. Dunbar has published five books in this field, and has practiced administrative and land use law for many years. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and is currently serving his second term on the Florida Condominium Advisory Council. He also has served as a member of the Florida House representing Pinellas and Pasco counties, as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and as general counsel and director of legislative affairs under Governor Bob Martinez. For more information, call (850) 222-3533 or e-mail pete@penningtonlaw.com.

Craig Feiser serves as deputy solicitor general for the state of Florida. Prior to his employment at the Florida Solicitor General’s Office, Mr. Feiser was a full time professor at Florida Coastal School of Law where he taught a variety of constitutional law courses.  Mr. Feiser graduated from the University of Florida Law School in 1998 in the top 10 percent of his class.  Following law school, he worked as an associate with Holland & Knight, and also clerked for Judge Moore, Senior District Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and for Judge Tjoflat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. This fall, Mr. Feiser will teach First Amendment.  For more information, e-mail ckfeiser@aol.com.

Matthew Foster, who will be teaching Trial Practice for the Mock Trial Team, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. He has practiced in civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. A 1994 graduate of Florida State Law, he was on the mock trial team that won the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers competition. Since then, he has generously given of his time and expertise in trial skills, including co-coaching Florida State Law’s Lonestar Classic mock trial team with Ruth Stone. The team placed second out of 28 teams. For more information, call him at (850) 222-2000 or e-mail him.

S. William Fuller, Jr. is co-teaching a special section of Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team with James Judkins. He earned his JD from the University of Florida in 1970, and has spent the better part of his career involved in different facets of litigation. He is a member of the executive council of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and has taught an advanced trial advocacy workshop to practicing lawyers. For more information, call (850) 222-0770 or e-mail Mr. Fuller.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice (Drafting) during the fall of 2008. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida state legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State Law, where he served as the research editor of The Florida State University Law Review. For more information, call (850) 487-1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes.

Laurie Jones is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. This fall, she will once again teach Sales and Leases. For more information, call (850) 656-0360 or e-mail Ms. Jones.

James P. Judkins is co-teaching a special section of Trial Practice for the Florida State Law Mock Trial Team with William Fuller. He is a partner at Judkins, Simpson & High, and is one of the premier family law practitioners and general litigators in the state. Mr. Judkins received his JD from Florida State Law in 1973. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubble, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for more than 10 years. For more information, call (850) 222-6040 or e-mail jjudkins@readyfortrial.com.

The Honorable Philip J. Padovano of the First District Court of Appeal will teach Statutory Interpretation.  Judge Padovano has taught Trial Practice at Florida State Law in the past.  He also has taught many lectures for CLE seminars on statutory interpretation and evidence. Judge Padovano earned his JD from Stetson University College of Law in 1973 and practiced law for 15 years prior to becoming a judge. For more information, contact Judge Padovano at padovanp@1dca.org.

Scott Palmer will teach White Collar Crime. He is Special Counsel for Antitrust Enforcement and Chief of the Mortgage Task Force in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. From 1997-2007, he headed the Antitrust Practice at Berman DeValerio; from 1988-1997, he served in the Economic Crimes Division of the Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw its complex litigation; and from 1982-1986, he was the Chief Prosecutor of the Statewide Grand Jury, responsible for the prosecution of multi-circuit organized crime cases. Mr. Palmer earned his J.D. (with honors) from the University of Miami and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. For more information, contact Mr. Palmer at scott.palmer@myfloridalegal.com.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will again teach Education Law this fall.  Ms. Parker is the deputy general counsel at the Florida Department of Education, and has worked there for more than 10 years. Her educational area of practice includes special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Margaret.Parker@fldoe.org.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida First District Court of Appeal will teach Insurance Law during the fall of 2008.  Judge Polston, a Florida State Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Accounting for Lawyers. He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years as audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s, and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For more information, call (850) 487-1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Judge Polston.

Roosevelt Randolph is the director of the litigation section of Knowles, Marks & Randolph in Tallahassee and will be teaching Trial Practice once again at Florida State Law. He is a 1974 graduate of Florida State Law and has since served as an assistant state attorney conducting hundreds of jury trials. He is also a past president of The Florida Bar Foundation and active in many other bar associations. For more information, call (850) 222-3768 or e-mail Mr. Randolph.

Gigi Rollini is an attorney for Holland & Knight LLP, where she practices in the areas of Florida administrative law, utility regulation and appellate law.  Ms. Rollini graduated magna cum laude from Florida State Law and served as senior articles editor for the Florida State University Law Review. She also interned for the Honorable Robert L. Hinkle at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.  After law school, she worked as senior law clerk to the Honorable Robert T. Benton, II at the Florida First District Court of Appeal.  This fall, Ms. Rollini will teach Judicial Externship Perspectives. For more information, please e-mail gigi.rollini@hklaw.com.

The Honorable James O. Shelfer serves as a judge on the County Court for Leon County. He is returning to teach Land Transfer this fall. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a partner in the firm of Gardner, Shelfer, Duggar, Bist & Weiner, which he helped found. While in private practice Judge Shelfer was certified by The Florida Bar in the area of real property law. He earned his JD from Stetson Law School in 1974. For more information, call (850) 577-4309 or e-mail Judge Shelfer.

Twyla Sketchley is the founder and managing partner of The Sketchley Law Firm in Tallahassee. Her practice focuses on elder law-related issues. She has an extensive set of publications in the field of elder law and is a frequent lecturer. Ms. Sketchley serves as treasurer of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar and as a board member of the Academy of Florida Law Attorneys, among several other affiliations. She received the award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service from Legal Services of North Florida in 2006. Ms. Sketchley has served as an adjunct instructor at Tallahassee Community College, where she taught an elder law-related course. She also worked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Montana. Ms. Sketchley is a 2000 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law. This fall, she will teach Elder Law. For more information, e-mail twyla@sketchleylaw.com.

Mary F. Smallwood has an extensive career in the field of environmental law and will teach Florida Environmental Law at Florida State Law. She is currently a partner in the Ruden McClosky firm in Tallahassee and is a former general counsel of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Ms. Smallwood is a former chair of both the Florida Bar's Environmental and Land Use Law Section and the Administrative Law Section. For more information, call (850) 412-2004 or e-mail Ms. Smallwood.

E. Lamar Taylor is an attorney with the Division of Bond Finance of the Florida State Board of Administration.   He also has worked as an attorney with Bryant Miller Olive P.A., and Ausley & McMullen. Mr. Taylor graduated third in his class at Florida State Law in 1998. Mr. Taylor also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and is a CPA. This fall, he will teach Accounting & the Law. For more information, please e-mail ltaylor99@comcast.net.

Blan Teagle is the deputy state courts administrator for the Supreme Court of Florida and the State Courts System. He earned his JD in 1985 from the University of Florida College of Law, and was a research and writing instructor and editor in chief of the University of Florida Law Review that year. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of the South (Sewanee) and a Masters in Pastoral Studies (Practical/Applied Theology) from Loyola University New Orleans. Mr. Teagle was director for The Florida Bar Center for Professionalism from 2001 through 2003. He has more than 22 years of experience in private practice and government service and has authored articles and bench guides about legal and judicial ethics and professionalism. He has participated in numerous presentations on ethics and various other topics. He will teach Professional Responsibility in the fall 2008 semester. For more information, call (850) 410-2504 or e-mail teagleb@flcourts.org.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will teach State Constitutional Law this fall at Florida State Law. Judge Wolf's strong background in state and local government law includes serving as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1975. For more information, call (850) 922-6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf.

 

 

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2008

Laurie Jones-Professional Responsibility and Sales & Leases

Thomas Kirwin-Trial Practice

The Hon. Ricky Polston-Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Hon. Clay Roberts-State Constitutional Law

 

Summer 2008 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Laurie Jones is a 2000 graduate of Florida State Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the law school. This summer she will be teaching Professional Responsibility and Sales & Leases. For more information, call (850) 794-1788 or e-mail Ms. Jones.

Thomas Kirwin teaches Trial Practice at the Florida State Law.  Mr. Kirwin has litigated cases for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida since 1992, and currently holds the position of First Assistant U.S. Attorney.  Prior to his work at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Kirwin was an attorney in the Florida State Attorney’s Office and Army JAG Corps.  He has taught various courses overseas, training prosecutors in Indonesia, the Ukraine, the Republic of Georgia, Austria and Hong Kong.  Mr. Kirwin earned his J.D. degree from Florida State Law in 1979. For more information, call (850) 942-8448 or e-mail Professor Kirwin.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the First District Court of Appeal will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution for the summer semester.  Judge Polston, a Florida State Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Accounting for Lawyers.  He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years (audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s,) and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For further information, call (850) 487-1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Judge Polston.

The Honorable Clay Roberts will teach State Constitutional Law this summer. In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal by Gov. Charlie Crist. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. district courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information, call (850) 487-1000 or e-mail Judge Roberts.

 

 

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2008


Gary Anton-Employment Law
Barbara Busharis-Family Law
The Hon. Nikki A. Clark-Trial Practice
Janeia Daniels-Judicial Externship Perspectives
The Hon. Ronald Flury-Trial Practice
Chad Anthony Guice-Copyright Law
Fred (Fritz) Gray-Litigating Civil Rights
The Hon. Paul M. Hawkes-Workers' Compensation
Judith Hawkins-Florida Dissolution of Marriage
Joseph Jacquot-Federal Legislative Practice
Laura D. Jones-Federal Jurisdiction
Patrick T. Kinni-Civil Pre-Trial Practice
The Hon. Terry P. Lewis-Florida Civil Practice
Robert A. McNeely-Entertainment Law
Barbara Petersen-Mass Media Law
The Hon. Ricky Polston-Accounting & the Law
Sharon Press-Mediation
Capt. Alan S. Richard-Admiralty Law
The Hon. L. Clayton Roberts-State Constitutional Law
Cathy Sellers-Florida Administrative Practice
Daniel Soloway-Litigating Civil Rights
Arthur Stern-Securities Regulation
W. Robert Vezina-Construction Law
Alan G. Williams-Medical Malpractice Law

 

Spring 2008 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Gary J. Anton will teach Employment Law, a course he has taught many times before at FSU. An alumnus of the College of Law and FSU, where he graduated first in a class of over 5000, Mr. Anton practices in the areas of employment litigation and consultation and complex commercial litigation. He has published several articles on the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information, e-mail Mr. Anton.

Barbara Busharis is a former first-year legal writing instructor at the College of Law who is returning to teach Family Law in the spring 2008 semester. She is a graduate of New York University Law School and practiced law with Duane, Morris & Heckscher in Philadelphia. For more information, e-mail Ms. Busharis.

The Honorable Nikki A. Clark, judge on the Second Judicial Circuit Court, is a well-known alumna, an internationally sought-after speaker, and a veteran adjunct professor at her alma mater. Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Clark served as an aide to the governor and the attorney general of Florida, as a Florida assistant attorney general, and as director of legislation and policy development for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation. She will teach a section of Trial Practice. For more information, e-mail Judge Clark.

Janeia Daniels will be teaching the Externship Perspectives course to students enrolled in judicial externships for the spring semester. Ms. Daniels currently is an associate at Meyer & Brooks.  For the three years before joining this firm, she clerked for Judge Philip Padavano, who sits on Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.  Ms. Daniels earned her JD from Florida State Law in 2003, where she was an editor of the Journal of Transnational Law and an award-winning member of the Moot Court Team. For more information, call (850) 878-5212 or e-mail Ms. Daniels.

Judge Ron Flury earned his JD from Florida State University in 1983 and served as a state attorney for 10 years before ascending to the bench. He is known as a very skilled trial lawyer, has taught seminars on various aspects of litigation during his career, and was recently elected as a Leon County judge.  Judge Flury will be teaching Trial Practice during the spring semester. For more information, e-mail Judge Flury.

Chad Anthony Guice is an intellectual property lawyer with the Pennington firm and has provided legal counsel to more than 100 clients in copyright, patent, and trademark matters and has handled a wide variety of issues involving copyright. He graduated in 2004 in the top 15 percent of his class from Tulane Law School. Mr. Guice will be teaching Copyright Law for the spring semester. For more information, please e-mail Mr. Guice.

Fred Gray is a well known civil rights attorney from the late Thurgood Marshall era, who earned his JD from Case Western and has successfully litigated such cases as Gomillion v. Lightfoot, among others. He has agreed to lecture in the Civil Rights Litigation course with Dan Soloway in the spring semester. For more information please e-mail Mr. Soloway.

The Honorable Paul M. Hawkes will teach Workers' Compensation Law during the spring of 2007. Judge Hawkes serves on the First District Court of Appeal and previously worked for the Florida state legislature, governor and in private practice. He graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law, where he served as the research editor on the FSU Law Review. For more information, call (850) 487-1000 or e-mail Judge Hawkes.

The Honorable Judith Hawkins will be teaching Florida Dissolution of Marriage in the spring.  Judge Hawkins earned her law degree from FSU in 1984, and went on to establish a law firm specializing in family law and juvenile delinquency law in 1987. In 1996, she was elected to be a Leon County judge and has served in that position ever since. For more information, e-mail Judge Hawkins.

Joe Jacquot is the deputy attorney general for the state of Florida and the chief of staff for Attorney General Bill McCollum. Prior to his appointment, Joe Jacquot served as the deputy chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee (2005-2006).  Jacquot served as the lead counsel on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation and he worked to enact a number of laws including the REAL ID Act and the Violence Against Women Act of 2005. He will teach Federal Legislative Practice this spring. For more information, e-mail Mr. Jacquot.

Laurie Jones is a 2000 graduate of Florida State University College of Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and has served many times as an adjunct for the College of Law. This spring, she will be teaching Federal Jurisdiction. For more information, call (850) 794-1788 or e-mail Ms. Jones.

Patrick T. Kinni will teach Civil Pre-Trial Practice in the spring of 2008. He is currently a senior assistant attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s office, where he has litigated at the trial and appellate levels various issues of interest to local governments. Mr. Kinni received his JD from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 1989. For more information, call (850) 606-2500 or e-mail Mr. Kinni.

The Honorable Terry P. Lewis, who sits on the Circuit Court for Leon County, will teach Florida Civil Practice during the spring of 2008. Judge Lewis earned his JD with honors from Florida State University. He has been recognized with such awards as Judge of the Year by the Florida Law Related Education Association and Trial Judge of the Year by the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. For more information, call (850) 577-4400 or e-mail Judge Lewis.

Robert A. McNeely, the managing shareholder in The McNeely Law Firm, will reprise his popular Entertainment Law course this spring. Mr. McNeely is an alumnus who has worked and published on topics in the areas of entertainment law, family law, legislative practice, intellectual property and appellate practice. For more information, contact Mr. McNeely via e-mail.

Barbara Petersen, a 1991 graduate of FSU College of Law, will teach Mass Media Law in the spring.  Ms. Petersen has served as president of the First Amendment Foundation since 1995. She also served as a staff attorney for the Joint Committee on Information Technology Resources. For more information, e-mail Ms. Petersen.

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the First District Court of Appeal will teach Accounting and the Law for the spring semester.  Judge Polston, a Florida State University College of Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Accounting for Lawyers. He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator. Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years (audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s,) and law for 14 years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida). For further information, call (850) 487-1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Judge Polston.

Sharon Press, director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center housed at the Florida Supreme Court, has been instrumental in bringing mediation into the court system of Florida. Ms. Press earned her JD from the George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, DC and is a Florida Supreme Court certified county court and family mediator. She will reprise her Mediation course here in the spring. For more information, contact Ms. Press via e-mail.

Alan S. Richard is a captain with the Division of Law Enforcement for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and is a 1994 graduate with highest honors from the Florida State Law. He is teaching Admiralty Law, a topic on which he has published extensively and taught previously at the College of Law. While at the College of Law, he was a member of the FSU Law Review and the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. For more information, call (850) 488-5600 or e-mail Captain Richard.

The Honorable Clay Roberts will team teach State Constitutional Law with Professor D’Alemberte during the spring 2008 semester.  In January 2007, he was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal by Gov. Charlie Crist. Previously, he served as the executive deputy attorney general and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and Florida State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Florida, the U.S. District Courts in Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. For more information, call (850) 487-1000 or e-mail Judge Roberts.

Cathy Miller Sellers of Broad & Cassel returns to teach Florida Administrative Practice this spring. A high honors graduate of the FSU College of Law who served as executive editor of the Law Review and earned five academic awards, Ms. Sellers has extensive experience practicing before Florida state agencies and federal environmental agencies. For more information, Ms. Sellers can be contacted at (850) 681-6810 or by e-mail.

Dan Soloway is a 1985 Florida State University College of Law alumnus.  He is a successful litigator and has tried a significant number of civil rights cases.  Mr. Soloway is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, among other courts.  He will be teaching Civil Rights Litigation this spring.  For more information, please e-mail Mr. Soloway.

Arthur Stern has agreed to teach Securities Regulation in the spring. He earned his law degree from Harvard and worked in the tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice before moving to Tallahassee. Since moving to Florida, he started his own law firm, representing small businesses on matters of corporate and securities law.  For more information, e-mail Mr. Stern.

Rob Vezina will teach Construction Law in the spring.  Mr. Vizena received his JD from Duke in 1981 and is a named partner of the leading firm dealing with construction law in North Florida.  He has litigated numerous construction law cases. 

Alan G. Williams will teach Medical Malpractice Law during the spring 2008 semester.  Mr. Williams graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1994 with high honors. While in law school he won both a national moot court and a state mock trial competition. He is a former shareholder with the law firm of Fowler, White, Burnett and now serves as president of Physicians MedicaLegal Prevention, LLC, a company dedicated to assisting health care providers with preventing malpractice claims.  His book, "Physician, Protect Thyself: 7 Simple Ways NOT to Get Sued for Medical Malpractice," was recently published.  For more information, e-mail Mr. Williams.

 

 

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2007


Albert J. Bowden, III-Civil Pretrial Practice
Meredith Charbula-Florida Criminal Practice
Robert N. Clarke, Jr.-Florida Civil Practice
Virginia C. Dailey-International Dispute Resolution

Janeia R. Daniels-Externship Perspectives

Nancy A. Daniels-Trial Practice

Marc Dunbar-Gambling and Pari-mutuel Law

Peter M. Dunbar-Condominium and Community Housing Law

Matthew Foster-Trial Practice

Laurie Jones-Sales and Leases

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker-Education Law

The Hon. Ricky Polston-Alternative Dispute Resolution

Roosevelt Randolph-Trial Practice

The Hon. James O. Shelfer-Land Transfer

Mary F. Smallwood-Florida Environmental Law

Rick Stone-Broker-Dealer Liability Law

Blan Teagle-Professional Responsibility

The Hon. James Robert Wolf-State Constitutional Law

Fall 2007 Courses for 2Ls and 3Ls

Albert J. Bowden, III, assistant attorney general for the State of Florida, will once again teach Civil Pretrial Practice. Mr. Bowden, a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey, is an experienced litigator, having worked over 16 years with the Attorney General's Office and before that as a public defender and private practitioner. He is also a certified mediator for the Circuit and County courts. For more information, call 414-3300 or e-mail al_bowden@oag.state.fl.us.

Meredith Charbula is with Florida's Office of the Attorney General and has taught several employment discrimination courses at the College of Law.  This fall she is teaching Florida Criminal Practice.   Prior to her practice with the AG's Office, Ms. Charbula was an Assistant State Attorney in the Second Judicial Circuit, served nine years on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, was the Deputy General Counsel for The Florida State University and served as an elbow clerk to the Honorable Ricky Polston, First District Court of Appeal.  She retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2002 after 22 years of service.   She is a 1987 Order of the Coif graduate of the College of Law, where she was a member of the FSU Law Review. For more information, contact Ms. Charbula at 414-3583 or e-mail mcharbula@yahoo.com.

Robert N. Clarke, Jr., a shareholder with the Ausley & McMullen firm in Tallahassee, will be teaching Florida Civil Practice, which he has taught many times before at the College of Law. He is a 1986 honors graduate of the College of Law and now practices in complex commercial litigation and administrative law in a variety of federal, state, and administrative forums. For more information, call 425-5456 or e-mail rclarke@ausley.com.

Virginia C. Dailey graduated magna cum laude from the FSU College of Law in 1999, where she was a member of the Law Review, Transnational Law Journal and Moot Court Team.  She is currently working at Hopping Green & Sams, litigating in the areas of environmental, land use and energy regulation.  Prior to working there, Ms. Dailey practiced international law and international dispute resolution at Hunton & Williams, LLP in Washington DC, and Clifford Chance, LLP, in London, England.  Ms. Dailey is teaching International Dispute Resolution.  For more information, call (850) 425-2328 or email vdailey@hgslaw.com.

Janeia R. Daniels will be teaching the Externship Perspectives course to students enrolled in judicial externships for the fall semester.  Ms. Daniels currently is an associate at Meyer & Brooks, P.A.  For the three years before joining this firm, she clerked at the First District Court of Appeal as a central staff attorney and law clerk for The Honorable Philip J. Padavano.  Ms. Daniels earned her juris doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law in 2003, where she was an editor of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy and an award-winning member of the Moot Court Team.  For more information, call (850) 878-5212 or e-mail Professor Daniels.

Nancy A. Daniels, who has served as Public Defender for the Second Judicial Circuit since 1990, will once again teach Trial Practice at the College of Law. Ms. Daniels graduated with honors from the College of Law in 1977, having served on the editorial board of the FSU Law Review and as a legal writing instructor. Prior to joining the Public Defender Office, she also was the director of the Criminal Clinical Program at the College of Law. For more information, call (850) 606-1010, or e-mail nancyd@mail.co.leon.fl.us.

Marc Dunbar is a graduate of Florida State University College of Law.  Over the past decade, his legal practice has touched nearly every facet of gaming law in Florida. His early practice involved advising community associations on charitable gaming and penny-ante gaming laws.  He is currently retained counsel for a number of gaming interests including North America’s largest pari-mutuel wagering conglomerate.  He regularly appears before legislative and administrative panels to comment on changes to Florida’s various gambling laws as well as to provide assistance in drafting legislative changes to Florida’s gaming statutes.  He will be teaching Gambling and Pari-mutuel Law in the fall 2007 semester.  For more information, call 222-3533 or e-mail Mr. Dunbar.

Peter M. Dunbar, a shareholder in Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, will teach Condominium and Community Housing Law. Mr. Dunbar has published five books dealing with this field, and has practiced administrative and land use law for many years. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and he is currently serving in his second term on the Florida Condominium Advisory Council.  He also has served as a member of the Florida House representing Pinellas and Pasco Counties, as a member of the Florida Commission on Ethics, and as General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs under Governor Bob Martinez. For more information, call 222-3533 or e-mail pete@penningtonlaw.com.

Matthew Foster, who will be teaching Trial Practice, is a partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney. He has practiced in civil and criminal litigation and served as a special prosecutor for the Florida Department of Education. A 1994 graduate of our law school, he was on the mock trial team that won the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers competition. Since then, he has generously given of his time and expertise in trial skills, including co-coaching our Lonestar Classic mock trial team with Ruth Stone, a team that came in second out of 28 teams. For more information about his course, call him at 222-2000 or e-mail him.

Laurie Jones is a 2000 graduate of Florida State University College of Law, graduating first in her class and serving on the editorial board of the Law Review. Since her graduation, she has clerked for Judge Lanier Anderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and has served many times as an adjunct for the College of Law. This fall, she will once again teach Sales and Leases. For more information, call (850) 656-0360 or e-mail Professor Jones.

Margaret O’Sullivan Parker will be teaching Education Law this fall.  Ms. Parker is the Deputy General Counsel at the Florida Department of Education, and has worked for the Department of Education for over 10 years. Her educational area of practice includes special education, choice and parental rights, constitutional law, administrative procedures and employment issues. For more information, contact Ms. Parker at Margaret.Parker@fldoe.org.

 

The Honorable Ricky Polston of the Florida District Court of Appeal will teach Alternative Dispute Resolution during the fall of 2007.  Judge Polston, a Florida State University College of Law alumnus, has previously taught State Constitutional Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Accounting for Lawyers.  He is a certified public accountant and was previously a certified circuit court mediator.  Prior to becoming a judge, he practiced public accounting for seven years (audit manager with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, C.P.A.s,) and law for fourteen years (commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida).  For further information, call (850) 487-1000 ext. 151 or e-mail Judge Polston.

Roosevelt Randolph is the director of the Litigation Section of Knowles, Marks & Randolph in Tallahassee and will be teaching Trial Practice once again at the College of Law. He is a 1974 graduate of The Florida State University College of Law and has since served as an assistant state attorney conducting hundreds of jury trials. He is also the past president of the Florida Bar Foundation and active in many other bar associations. For more information call (850) 222-3768 or e-mail Professor Randolph.

The Honorable James O. Shelfer serves as a judge on the County Court for Leon County. He is returning to teach Land Transfer this fall. Prior to becoming a judge, he was a partner in the firm of Gardner, Shelfer, Duggar, Bist & Weiner, which he helped to found. While in private practice Judge Shelfer was certified by the Florida Bar in the area of real property law. He earned his JD from Stetson Law School in 1974. For more information, call (850) 577-4309 or e-mail Judge Shelfer.

Mary F. Smallwood has an extensive career in the field of environmental law and will teach Florida Environmental Law at the College of Law. She is currently a partner in the Ruden McClosky firm in Tallahassee and is the former general counsel of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  Ms. Smallwood is a former chair of both the Florida Bar's Environmental and Land Use Law Section and the Administrative Law Section.  For more information call (850) 412-2004 or e-mail Professor Smallwood.

Rick Stone currently is a partner who does securities and corporate work at Kirby, McInerney & Squire in New York.  He earned his JD in 1983 from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, Mr. Stone clerked for Judge Charles Sifton on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He has written numerous articles on securities law and issues involving securities brokers. He is teaching Broker-Dealer Liability Law in the fall 2007 term. For more information, call (561) 804-9569 or e-mail rstoneesq@aol.com.

Blan Teagle is the Deputy State Courts Administrator for the Supreme Court of Florida and the State Courts System.  He earned his JD in 1985 from the University of Florida College of Law, and was a Research and Writing instructor and Editor in Chief of University of Florida Law Review that year. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of the South (Sewanee) and a Masters in Pastoral Studies (Practical/Applied Theology) from Loyola University New Orleans. Mr. Teagle was Director for The Florida Bar Center for Professionalism from 2001 through 2003. He has over 22 years of experience in private practice and government service and has authored articles and bench guides on legal and judicial ethics and professionalism.  He has participated in numerous presentations on ethics and various other topics.  He will teach Professional Responsibility in the fall 2007 semester.  For more information, call (850) 410-2504 or e-mail teagleb@flcourts.org.

The Honorable James Robert Wolf, a judge on the Florida First District Court of Appeal, will teach State Constitutional Law this fall at the College of Law. Judge Wolf's strong background in state and local government law includes serving as an assistant state attorney, assistant city attorney for West Palm Beach, general counsel to the Florida League of Cities, and in private practice representing local governments. Judge Wolf graduated from the University of Miami Law School in 1975. For more information, call (850) 922-6998 ext. 162 or e-mail Judge Wolf.

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2007


The Hon. Raoul G. Cantero, III-Florida Supreme Court Decision-making
Laura D. Jones-Professional Responsibility and Sales & Leases
Thomas Kirwin-Trial Practice
The Hon. Clay Roberts-State Constitutional Law

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2007

Gary Anton–Employment Law

Fred L. Buckine-Florida Administrative Practice

Barbara Busharis–Child, Parent and State

The Hon. Nikki A. Clark–Trial Practice

Janeia Daniels-Externship Perspectives

Charles F. Edwards-Creditors' Rights

The Hon. Paul M. Hawkes-Workers' Compensation Law

Laurie Dietz Jones–Sales and Leases

Patrick T. Kinni-Civil Pre-Trial Practice

The Hon. Terry P. Lewis-Florida Civil Practice

Robert A. McNeely–Entertainment Law

Christopher McRae-Construction Law

The Hon. Ricky Polston-Law and Accounting

David L. Powell–Planned Communities

Sharon Press–Mediation

Capt. Alan S. Richard–Admiralty Law

The Hon. Clay Roberts–State Constitutional Law (with Professor D’Alemberte)

Thomas J. Schulte-Florida Dissolution of Marriage

The Hon. William A. Van Nortwick-Professional Responsibility

Alan G. Williams-Medical Malpractice Law

 

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2006


Albert J. Bowden, III-Civil Pre-Trial Practice
Robert N. Clark, Jr.-Florida Civil Practice
Nancy A. Daniels-Trial Practice
Virginia C. Dailey-International Dispute Resolution
Peter M. Dunbar-Condominium and Community Housing Law
S. William Fuller Jr.-Trial Practice
Bill Hollimon-Copyright Law
The Hon. Charles J. Kahn, Jr.-Professional Responsibility
Christopher M. Kise-Appellate Advocacy
The Hon. Ricky Polston-Alternative Dispute Resolution
Roosevelt Randolph-Trial Practice
The Hon. James O. Shelfer-Land Transfer
Mary F. Smallwood-Florida Environmental Law
The Hon. James Robert Wolf-State Constitutional Law

 

Adjunct Professors: Summer 2006

The Hon. Raoul Cantero III—Florida Supreme Court Decision-making
Laurie Dietz-Jones—Professional Responsibility
Matthew Foster—Trial Practice
The Hon. Ricky Polston—State Constitutional Law

 

Adjunct Professors: Spring 2006

Nathan Adams—Jurisprudence of Law and Economics
Gary Anton—Employment Law

Barbara Busharis—Child, Parent & State
The Hon. Nikki Clark—Trial Practice

Virginia C. Dailey—Jessup Moot Court
Christina Del Marco & Stephanie Johnson—Civil Pretrial Practice
Bill Fuller—Trial Practice

Bill Hollimon—Copyright Law

Laurie Dietz Jones—Sales and Leases

Jimmy Judkins—Florida Dissolution of Marriages

Charles J. Kahn, Jr.—Professional Responsibility

Cynthia McNeely—Animal Law
Robert A. McNeely—Entertainment Law

Thomas Pelham—Growth Management
The Hon. Ricky Polston—Alternative Dispute Resolution

David Powell—Master-Planned Communities
Sharon Press—Mediation
Captain Alan Richard—Admiralty Law
Clay Roberts—State Constitutional Law

Cathy Sellers—Florida Administrative Practice
Rick Stone—Broker-Dealer Liability Law

The Hon. James R. Wolf—Florida Constitutional Rights

 

Adjunct Professors: Fall 2005

Albert J. Bowden, III—Civil Pretrial Practice
Meredith Charbula—Employment Discrimination
Robert N. Clarke, Jr.—Florida Civil Practice
Nancy A. Daniels—Trial Practice
Fred Dudley—Land Transfer
Peter M. Dunbar—Condominium and Community Housing Law
Laurie Dietz Jones—Sales & Leases
The Hon. Ricky Polston—Alternative Dispute Resolution
Roosevelt Randolph—Trial Practice
Mary F. Smallwood—Florida Environmental Law
The Hon. James R. Wolf—State Constitutional Law

 

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