Class of 2007

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.

Sasha Watson Sankey is a partner at HAWM Law, which was recently ranked 84th on the Seminole 100 list. Posted 3.2.22

Alan C. "A.C." Nash has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Broward County Chapter of RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society. Nash is a shareholder in the Fort Lauderdale office of Marshall Dennehey. Posted 1.13.22 

 

Major Miguel R. Acosta authored a piece forThe Federal Lawyer titled,  "A Lawyer's Deployment to the Front Lines of the U.S.-Mexico Border." Posted 10.30.20

Keshara Cowans received the 2020 Lawrence D. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyer Professionalism Award from the Orange County Bar Association. Cowans serves as a staff attorney in the Orange County Public Schools Office of Legal Services. Posted 8.7.20

 

Alan C. Nash was featured in the “Top Up & Comers” list in the 2020 South Florida Legal Guide. Nash is a shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., in Fort Lauderdale, and focuses his practice on the defense of claims brought against insureds and businesses in product, automobile, commercial, liquor liability, construction and premises liability matters. Posted 12.12.19

 

Barbara Leach is running for judge, seeking election in 2020 for an open Circuit Court seat to serve the residents of Orange and Osceola counties. To that end, she has transitioned BLeachLaw to focus her practice on family law matters exclusively. Starting December 1, she will serve as of counsel to Conti Moore Law PLLC. Posted 11.28.19

 

Emily L. Aguero is now a partner at Wilson Elser in Denver, CO. She practices in the fields of insurance defense, representing carriers and insureds, and general civil litigation, with a primary focus in construction defect litigation. Posted 8.6.19

 

Major Miguel R. Acosta is now an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Georgia. Prior to accepting this position, he worked at a law firm in Orlando for four and a half years as the head of the firm's appellate and federal litigation division. Posted 5.20.19

Alton_Richard_web.jpgRichard A. Alton serves as chair for The Florida Bar International Law Section's Standing Committee on Public International Law, Human Rights & Global Justice. His article, "Revisiting the Nature of a Passport and the Implications of Government Seizures," was recently published in International Law Quarterly. Alton is a partner at Alton Law in Miami Lakes. Posted 3.14.19

 

Mohammad Sherif opened Mubarak & Sherif, PLLC in Panama City. The firm advises residents affected by Hurricane Michael regarding the insurance claims process. Posted 1.17.19

Jeffrey L. Burns was elected as a circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit. He will take the bench in January 2019. Burns serves as the city attorney for Destin, and he practices Creditor's Rights, real property and business law at Anchors Smith Grimsley, PLC in Fort Walton Beach. Posted 6.11.18

davis_sarah_web.jpgSara F. Davis, of counsel at Apfelbaum Law in their Port St. Lucie office, was selected as a W.M. Reece Smith, Jr. Florida Bar Leadership Academy Fellow for 2018-2019. She also was elected president of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association in 2017, where she is currently serving a two-year term. Davis practices in the areas of civil litigation, family law and divorces. Posted 6.11.18

 

Carlos Trujillo was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 22, 2018 and is now the official U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. He will serve as one of four deputies to former South Carolina governor and current U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. Posted 4.3.18

edwards_scott_web.jpgScott J. Edwards founded Scott J. Edwards, P.A. in Boca Raton in 2015. The firm focuses on appellate law and litigation support in Florida and federal courts. Posted 12.14.17

 

Gregory R. Bel, a partner at Piedra & Associates, P.A. in Coral Gables, has been named a 2016 Super LawyersRising Star. Posted 12.12.17

Carlos Trujillo was named U.S. ambassador to OAS. He also was nominated by President Donald Trump to serve in the United Nations as a representative to the U.N. general assembly. He will serve as one of four deputies to former South Carolina governor and current U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley. Posted 11.2.17

nash_alan_web.jpgAlan C. Nash was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the 17th Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel. He also presented at the 9th Annual Fort Lauderdale Continuing Education Seminar and the annual Rimkus Consulting Group seminar on the topic of negligent security claims. His one hour presentation covered foreseeable crimes, the risks and what can be done to prevent issues. Nash is a shareholder at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in Fort Lauderdale. Posted 10.17.17

 

cowans_keshara_web.jpgKeshara D. Cowans is now the Orange County Bar Young Lawyers Section President. Alum Brett R. Renton ('07)served as the immediate past president. Cowans is bar counsel at The Florida Bar and Renton is a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP in their Orlando office. Posted 10.10.17

 

Adam A. Litwin was recently published on Law360 and in Filmmaker Magazine. He is an associate at Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP in Dallas, TX. Posted 10.3.17

Janet Tashner was appointed general counsel of the Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability. Posted 10.3.17

Barbara J. Leach, managing attorney at Barbara Leach Law, PL in Orlando, has been appointed to the 2017 ABA Techshow Planning Board. Posted 7.24.17

breth_jason_web.jpgJason M. Breth is now a shareholder at Bryant Miller Olive in Tallahassee. He specializes in complex financing transactions. Posted 2.22.17

 

Sarah A. Doar is now a civil deputy prosecuting attorney at Island County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Coupeville, WA. Posted 2.16.17

Richard A. Alton's article, An Examination of Historical Reconstruction's Impact on Modern Customary International Law Via an Analysis of Medieval Post-Conflict Ransoming of Prisoners, was published in the Suffolk Transnational Law ReviewPosted 2.15.17

Major Miguel R. Acosta has accepted a position at Gobel Flakes, LLC in Orlando. Posted 2.14.17

Judith R. Watkins is now counsel at Veritiv Corporation in Atlanta, GA. Posted 2.14.17

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