Class of 1974

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Joseph R. Boyd, of Boyd & Durant in Tallahassee, was named a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer. Posted 1.17.19

givens-stann.jpgStann W. Givens' firm, Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC in Tampa, earned a 2019 Best Law Firms Tier-1 family law national ranking by U.S. News. Posted 11.19.18


tragos-george.jpgGeorge E. Tragos received the Jack Edmund Award for Excellence and Civility in Criminal Law from the Tampa Bay Goldberg Cacciatore Inns of Court. The award was established in order to recognize an attorney in the Tampa Bay area who has exhibited, both inside and outside of the courtroom, an exceptional legal knowledge and ability in criminal law, as well as professionalism and civility to his adversaries and the judiciary. Tragos is the managing partner of the Law Firm of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, PLLC with offices in Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersberg. Posted 9.26.18


givens-stann.jpgStann W. Givens, of Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC in Tampa, has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Lawyers in America for family law. He has been recognized for the past 22 years. Posted 8.24.18


stacker-edwin.pngEdwin J. Stacker is now a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP in the Real Estate practice group in Fort Lauderdale. He practices in the areas of government law, land use and zoning, and real estate. Posted 7.26.18


boyd-joe.jpgJoseph R. Boyd, of Boyd & Durant in Tallahassee, conducted the “What Would the Reptiles Say?” webinar for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The webinar outlined issues of real estate and probate laws in divorce, especially in the due diligence in dissolution of marriage cases. The webinar was viewed by attorneys across the state of Florida. Boyd is board certified in Martial Law and Real Estate Law. Posted 7.16.18


givens-stann.jpgStann W. Givens' firm, Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC in Tampa, was awarded a $30 million jury verdict in a pedestrian injury case, the highest value verdict awarded in the state of Florida for a brain injury in 2017 and the fourth highest verdict for personal injury cases overall in the state. Additionally, the case award was the 62nd highest verdict awarded in the country in 2017 across all legal categories. Givens has been named a 2018 Florida Super Lawyer and his firm was recognized on the 2018 list of Best Personal Injury Law Firms in Tampa by Posted 6.26.18


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

givens-stann.jpgStann W. Givens has been named the 2018 Top Lawyer - Family Law in Tampa in the Top Lawyers Edition of Tampa Magazine. Voted to the top spot by his peers because of his impeccable professional reputation, Givens will appear in the March issue of the publication alongside top attorneys from more than 80 other legal specialties. He is the founding partner of Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC in Tampa. Posted 3.26.18


Brian S. Duffy has been named a 2016 Florida Super Lawyer in the practice area of employment litigation defense. He is of counsel at Spicer Rudstrom PLLC in Nashville, TN.  Posted 12.7.17

givens-stann.jpgStann W. Givens' firm was named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® list of Best Law Firms. Givens celebrated the 40-year anniversary of his first law firm opening on September 1. He has been named in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America for family law. He also has been recognized in Florida Trend's 2017 Legal Elite. He is re-certified in marital and family law through 2021. Additionally, Givens was named a 2017 Florida Super Lawyer. He is the founding partner of Givens Givens Sparks, PLLC in Tampa. Posted 11.6.17

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