Class of 1973

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Lynwood F. Arnold, Jr. was posthumously awarded a Florida Bar Pro Bono Award. When faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, Arnold was one of the first people to create a statewide model to deliver eviction relief and legal services to those in need. Records show he donated well over 1,500 hours of his time over the past five years alone. Posted 1.20.21

Lynwood F. Arnold, Jr. passed away on August 19, 2020 from unexpected complications related to his recent cancer diagnosis. During his life, he practiced real estate and probate litigation in Tampa and Tallahassee. He helped form the Bay Area Real Estate Council and was its first president. In addition to the Leon and Hillsborough County Bar Associations, Lynwood dedicated significant time to The Florida Bar's Real Property Probation and Trust Law section and served on its Executive Council. Arnold was also an esteemed member of the Legal Aid Foundation of Tallahassee’s Board of Directors. His devotion to pro bono work was just as steadfast as his devotion to mentoring young lawyers. Posted 8.31.20

Layon Robinson, II recently passed away. Robinson was a long time member of the Manatee County Bar Association and friend to so many in the community. Posted 5.12.20

Wayne Sutton "Spider" Webb, Jr. passed away on September 7, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with kidney cancer. He led Office Systems Consultants in Tallahassee for 26 years, and continued to manage commercial and residential real estate after he sold the company in 2009. Posted 9.17.19

Charles L. Woody has published an article, "An Argument for Use of Stock Options with Forfeiture Clauses for Breach of Duty of Loyalty" in 119 W. Va. L. Rev. Online 51 (2016). Woody is counsel at Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC in Charleston, WV. He also is an adjunct professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Posted 12.7.17

The Honorable Stephen R. Koons has written the novel, Judgment at Twenty Mile Bend, a Palm Beach crime story. Posted 10.13.17

kest-sally-meeting.jpgThe Honorable Sally D. Kest met with The Honorable John M. Kest ('73)Senator Mel R. Martinez ('73) and The Honorable Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. ('73) at an American Board of Trial Advocates meeting. They have remained friends since law school. Posted 10.9.17