Class of 2005

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Adrienne Love HeadshotAdrienne Love is joining Stearns Weaver Miller P.A. in Tallahassee as a shareholder in the intellectual property group. Love devotes her practice to patent, copyright, and trademark matters, including litigation of such intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the United States. Posted 1.13.23


Joanna Bonfanti is the director of business development for Provident Title. Provident Title is a full service, licensed title agency located on Florida's Emerald Coast serving clients with commercial and residential transactions, refinances, and 1031 exchanges. Bonfanti joined Provident in 2022. She is also a licensed real estate agent with Premier Property Group in the Destin/30A area. Posted 9.12.22


kest_kristopher_web.jpgKristopher Kest has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Central Florida, which supports the Orange County Regional History Center. One of Florida’s preeminent cultural institutions, the Orange County Regional History Center advances its mission to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story. Posted 4.18.22

Kevin Brick is the founder and managing partner of Brick Business Law, P.A. in Tampa, which was recently ranked 11th on the Seminole 100 list. Posted 3.2.22

Rebecca Bandy, director of the Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, received the 2021 “Champion of Professionalism Award,” presented by The Bar’s Professionalism Committee. The award recognizes “exemplary professionalism exhibited by an individual during the course of interacting with their peers and clients.” Posted 1.21.21

Terry Hill became president of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) on July 1, 2020. He is the third of only three Florida bar professionals to ever hold the position. Hill is the division director of the programs division at The Florida Bar in Tallahassee. Posted 8.12.20


kest_kristopher_web.jpgKristopher Kest took over as president of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. on June 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 year. Kest is the owner and found of Kest Family Law, P.A., and handles exclusively family law matters. More information about the Legal Aid Society can be found on its website www.legalaidocba.orgPosted 6.19.20.


Todd D. Engelhardt was appointed partner in charge at Adams and Reese LLP in Birmingham, AL. Engelhardt's primary practice area is labor and employment law, and he has experience in civil litigation, financial institutions, contract negotiation, corporate representation and government relations. Posted 5.8.20


Alexcia Cox received the 2019 Justice Barbara Pariente Award presented by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. Cox is an assistant state attorney in the Office of the State Attorney-15th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Posted 12.12.19


kest_kristopher_web.jpgKristopher J. Kest has been elected president-elect of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. The Legal Aid Society provides quality legal services for low-income residents, the working poor, children and disadvantaged groups with special legal needs in Orange County. Kest is the owner of Kest Family Law, P.A., and practices marital and family law in Orlando. He can be reached at or 407-514-2667. Posted 6.4.19


kest_kristopher_web.jpgKristopher J. Kest, founder and attorney at Kest Family Law, P.A. in Orlando, has been elected treasurer of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, Inc. He practices marital and family law. Posted 7.9.18


David W. Childs was recognized as an Up and Comer in the 2018 Florida Trend Legal Elite. He represents businesses and local governments on environmental permitting, enforcement, rulemaking, and legislative issues, with a focus on water policy and marine industry issues. Posted 7.5.18

kest_kristopher_web.jpgKristopher J. Kest, founder and attorney at Kest Family Law, P.A. in Orlando, received the Orange County Bar Association’s 2016 Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award. Recipients of the award, who are nominated by their peers, are attorneys who have practiced law for less than 15 years, and whose conduct and career stand as models of success built on unquestioned professionalism. Posted 12.14.17


Kevin D. Schiff was named the 2016 Felony Prosecutor of the Year by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council. He is the deputy Yavapai County attorney in Prescott, AZ. Posted 12.12.17

vogt_mark_web.jpgMark A. Vogt was named a 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is senior trial counsel at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt. Vogt concentrates his practice on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. He lives in Fresno, CA with his wife Kristi and baby girl Avery. Posted 12.12.17


permesly_bret_web.jpgBreton H. Permesly is now a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in New York, NY. He concentrates his practice on domestic and international franchising, licensing and distribution matters. Posted 10.27.17


Stacie B. Harris-Cox was selected as Prosecutor of the Year by Governor Rick Scott. She also was honored during the second annual presentation of The Inspire Awards on July 13 and was named Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Tampa for the significant impact she makes on the issue of human trafficking. Harris-Cox is the assistant U.S. attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District, in Tampa. Posted 10.27.17

Andrea Watt McHugh was appointed to serve as a judge on the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court. Posted 4.06.17