Class of 1984

You can now view your classmates' news and accomplishments online! Click your graduation year below to see class notes, with the most recent entries appearing first. If you have anything that you would like to include as a Class Note, you may submit a class note online or contact Becky Shepherd.

J. Stephen McDonald has been named a Best Lawyer in Commercial Litigation on the 2022 Best Lawyers in America list. McDonald is a partner at ShuffieldLowman and specializes in commercial litigation, appellate practice, civil trial practice and complex business litigation. Posted 9.10.21

 

Russell P. Schropp was honored as the 2022 environmental law "lawyer of the year" in Fort Meyers in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Posted 9.1.21

 

Russell P. Schropp was named to the 2021 list of Florida Super Lawyers in the area of land use/zoning. Schropp is a stakeholder at Henderson Franklin in Fort Meyers, Florida. Posted 7.14.21

 

lewis_steve_web.pngR. Steven Lewis has been recognized as a leader in environmental law in the by Chambers and Partners USA Guide. In addition, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. (LLW) has been recognized with a Band 1 ranking in Environmental Law for the 13th year in a row. Posted 6.22.21

 

Cecelia Bonifay has been selected as a recipient of the 2021 Inspire Award for FSU Women of Distinction. Bonifay has devoted more than 25 years to her community, holding several leadership positions at the Urban Land Institute and creating the Cecilia Bonifay Moot Court endowed scholarship at the College of Law. Posted 3.29.21

 

Paul Bradshaw has been named to the 2020 edition of The INFLUENCE 100: The Most Influential People in Florida Politics. Posted 10.28.20

J. Stephen McDonald has been named a Best Lawyer in Commercial Litigation on the 2021 Best Lawyers in America list. McDonald is a shareholder at ShuffieldLowman and specializes in commercial litigation, appellate practice, civil trial practice and complex business litigation. Posted 9.9.20

 

lewis_steve_web.pngR. Steven Lewis has been named Lawyer of the Year in Natural Resources Law, Tallahassee and Best Lawyer in the areas of Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, Tallahassee on the 2021 Best Lawyers list. Lewis is a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in West Palm Beach. Posted 8.31.20

 

Mark S. Ellis is serving on the FSU College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 academic year. Posted 7.1.20

Frank Rainer is the senior vice president and general counsel at Memorial Healthcare System. He has been with Memorial Healthcare System since March 2019. Posted 5.12.20
 

Cecelia Bonifay has been selected as a recipient of the 2020 Inspire Award for FSU Women of Distinction. Recipients of the award were selected based on community leadership, professional success, giving back to FSU and mentoring others. Posted 2.13.20

 

The Honorable Vincent G. Torpy, Jr. passed away on December 30, 2019. He served as a judge on the Fifth District Court of Appeals for 15 years before retiring to the mountains of North Carolina in 2018. Posted 1.8.20

Schropp_Russell_web.jpgRussell P. Schropp was named to the 2019 Florida Trend Legal Elite list. He is a managing stockholder and chair of the land use, zoning and environmental law department at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. in Fort Myers. Posted 8.6.19

 

Schropp_Russell_web.jpgRussell P. Schropp, stockholder and managing attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. in Fort Myers, was named a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer. He practices in the areas of land use, zoning, and environmental law and serves as chair of that department. Posted 7.8.19

 

Philip G. Archer, state attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit, was selected as president of the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association for a two-year term beginning June 2019. Archer has been the elected state attorney since 2013 and previously served as an assistant state attorney for 28 years. Posted 6.25.19

Cindy Post Massion was promoted to shareholder at Carr Allison in Tallahassee. She specializes her practice in the area of tort litigation, including automobile claims, commercial vehicle claims and premises liability claims. Posted 6.18.19

sandridge_hala_web.jpgHala A. Sandridge will take office as president of The Florida Bar Foundation on July 1, 2019. She is co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Sandridge chairs the firm's appellate practice group. Posted 5.1.19

 

Stoops_Jeff_web.jpgJeffrey A. Stoops and his wife Aggie, also a Florida State University graduate, have donated a leadership gift of $1 million through their family foundation to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach for its Capital Campaign, "Kravis 2020: The Future is Now." Stoops is the president and chief executive officer of SBA Communications Corporation. Posted 1.18.19

 

Robin Hassler Thompson received the Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers at The Florida Bar Convention in Orlando. She is the president of Robin H. Thompson & Associates in Tallahassee. Posted 6.26.18

The Honorable Rodney B. McKibbenJr., of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, was named the Tallahassee Democrat's 2018 Volunteer of the Year in the Health and Wellness category. Posted 5.17.18

sandridge_hala_web.jpgHala A. Sandridge will take office as president-elect of The Florida Bar Foundation on July 1, 2018. She is co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Posted 5.14.18

 

Douglas L. Hall retired after 33 years of service as an assistant state attorney for the State Attorney's Office, 2nd Judicial Circuit and chief of the County Court Division for Leon County in September 2017. Posted 10.13.17

lewis_steve_web.pngR. S. Lewis, a shareholder at Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. in Tallahassee, was selected as one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in America for environmental law and environmental litigation. Posted 9.5.17

 

sandridge_hala_web.jpgHala A. Sandridge will take office as the first vice president of The Florida Bar Foundation. She is co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC. Posted 4.19.17

 
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