Class of 2004

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Janeia Daniels Ingram chaired the 49th Public Employment Labor Relations Forum in Orlando, which is hosted annually by two sections of The Florida Bar. One of the presenters was Masheika Allgood ('03) (pictured on the left), who spoke on "Opportunities, Challenges Strategies, and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Employment Law." Ingram, a hearing officer and deputy general counsel for the Public Employees Labor Relations Commission, serves on the executive council for the Labor & Employment Law Section of The Florida Bar. Posted 11.1.23


Julie Ball was recently appointed to the Tenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Ron DeSantis. Ball is a partner at Hardin & Ball, P.A. Posted 8.22.22

Jonathan M. Woods has joined Hunker Appeals in Atlanta as a partner. Posted 3.2.22

Audrey J. Ehrhardt is the founder and CEO of Practice42, which was recently ranked 42nd on the Seminole 100 list. Posted 3.2.22

Matthew Leopold has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth in Washington, D.C. as a partner focusing in environmental law. Posted 6.15.21


Shenika "Nik" Harris is now the director of strategic outreach and engagement for the Human Rights Campaign. Posted 5.20.21

Audrey J. Ehrhardt is the founder and CEO of Practice42, which is now a Florida Bar Internet Marketing Member Benefit. Practice42 has been nominated twice for The Seminole 100 and came in 16th last year. It is one of the top two lead Clio partners. The company assists in building out law practice management to make the software work to its highest level and trains support staff and attorneys so they can work virtually. Posted 2.2.21

Michael Oback and his wife Lauren were delighted to welcome their first child, a baby boy named Ryder Paul, into the world on July 8, 2020. Posted 8.17.20

Jason Jones, general counsel for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was appointed as Leon County Judge. He is filling a seat left open by Anthony Miller’s promotion to Circuit Court. Posted 7.1.20

Nik Harris was named a 2020 Victory Empowerment Fellow, change-makers identified by the LGBTQ Victory Institute to lead the LGBTQ community as elected officials or other public servants. Harris is currently the LGBTQ advisor for the FL Deptartment of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Posted 7.1.20

Audrey Ehrhardt's is founder and CEO of Practice42 in Tallahassee, a consulting and full suite marketing agency for lawyers and business owners. The company was ranked 16th on the 2020 Seminole 100 list. Posted 2.24.20

Jeffrey N. Berman and his wife, Lauren Frost, welcomed their second daughter, Sklar Hope Berman, on December 29, 2018. Berman is the founder of The Berman Law Firm, PA in Miami, where he practices personal injury, civil rights and abuse victim's advocacy. Posted 4.24.19

Shenika L. Harris was appointed by Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole Fried as the first LGBTQ consumer advocate at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Established as a new position under Fried, Harris will serve as liaison to Florida’s LGBTQ community, raising awareness on opportunities within the agriculture industry, and helping address discrimination and fraud targeted at the LGBTQ community. Posted 4.2.19

Cho_Min_web_0.jpgMin K. Cho was appointed to The Florida Bar Foundation board of directors for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2019. Cho is vice president, general counsel and secretary at uBreakiFix in Orlando. Posted 3.14.19


Proctor_Theresa_web.jpgTheresa "Cissy" B. Proctor is now a managing partner at LSN Partners in their Tallahassee office. Proctor is the former executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and has more than 15 years of experience in legal and government affairs. Posted 2.8.19


Dennard_Michelle_web.jpgMichelle J. Dennard has been selected to receive the 40 Under 40 Award in economic development, the only award of its kind recognizing young talent among economic development professionals. She was one of 40 leaders chosen internationally from among more than 170 qualified nominees in the awards program. Dennard is president and CEO at CareerSource Florida. Posted 1.29.19


Janeia R. Ingram will be the featured speaker at the Women's Power Luncheon on October 8, 2018, hosted by the University Center Club at FSU. Ingram is a hearing officer at the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. Prior to her current role, she served as assistant dean for Students Affairs at FSU Law. Posted 9.28.18

Benjamin A. Odom was promoted to vice president, ISC Legal and deputy general counsel at International Speedway Corporation. As vice president, he will lead the company’s legal department on all legal matters including contract drafting and review, litigation, and regulatory compliance. Odom previously served as managing director, associate counsel for ISC Legal. Posted 2.15.18

Kelly M. Klein passed away on December 21, 2017 after a brave battle against cancer. She practiced at Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones in Tampa. Posted 1.11.18

leopold_matt_web.jpgMatthew Z. Leopold was confirmed as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) general counsel by the U.S. Senate on December 14, 2017. He will serve as the highest ranking lawyer and chief legal advisor to the EPA, the federal agency with primary responsibility for implementing the nation’s environmental laws. Leopold has practiced in Carlton Fields' Tallahassee office since 2015, focusing on environmental, energy and water law. Posted 12.21.17


Justin K. Holcombe filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, challenging the U.S. Virgin Islands system of involuntarily appointing private counsel to represent indigent criminal defendants. On November 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands issued an opinion, striking down the Virgin Islands' system of involuntary appointments. This decision was very significant for the territory because it changed a long-standing system that failed to adequately serve the needs of indigent defendants and unfairly "conscripted" attorneys who lack experience in criminal law. Moreover, this is the first time that the VI Supreme Court issued a supervisory writ of mandamus. The decision was featured in the Virgin Islands Bar Association news and the ABA Journal. Holcombe practices civil litigation at Dudley, Topper and Feuerzeig LLP in Knoxville, TN. Posted 12.15.17

deckerrogers_kara_web.jpgKara D. Rogers transitioned to a new role within The Walt Disney Company. She now leads the leave strategy and compliance team within Disney's Global Human Resources Operation in Celebration, which provides innovative HR solutions for Disney employees globally. Posted 12.6.17


Seth A. Pajcic had a successful verdict in Fleurimond Barthelemy vs. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois. He is a trial attorney at Pajcic & Pajcic in Jacksonville. Posted 12.4.17

Daniel T. Pascale had a successful verdict in Samulska vs. Machicote, et al. He practices commercial litigation and real estate at Jordan + Pascale, P.L. in Boca Raton and Coral Gables. Posted 12.4.17

Janeia R. Ingram received the 2017 Peggy A. Quince Award from the Tallahassee Barristers Association. The award was named for Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince and is awarded to an attorney who best exemplifies the characteristics of leadership, professionalism and service. Ingram is a hearing officer at the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission. Prior to her current role, she served as assistant dean for Students Affairs at FSU Law. Posted 10.4.17

cho_min_web.jpgMin K. Cho is now vice president and general counsel at uBreakiFix in Orlando. He previously was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP in Orlando. Posted 9.27.17


Seth E. Miller appeared on the CBS News program 48 Hours. He is the executive director of the Innocence Project of Florida. 
Posted 8.21.17

Mark L. Bonfanti is a partner at Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. in Tallahassee. His practice area is labor and employment. Posted 2.27.17