Class of 2008

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. You may also submit a class note online.

gibson_ben_web.jpgBenjamin J. Gibson, of Shutts & Bowen LLP in Tallahassee, will serve as general counsel on Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis' transition team. Posted 12.6.18


reichenberger_eric_web.jpgEric L. Reichenberger has joined Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., a leading civil defense litigation law firm, as an associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He joins the firm’s Casualty Department, concentrating on the defense of claims made and suits brought against insureds and businesses in products liability, premises liability, automobile, commercial, and construction matters. Posted 9.14.18


gibson_ben_web.jpgBenjamin J. Gibson, of Shutts & Bowen LLP in Tallahassee, was appointed to the First District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission. He is appointed for a four-year term ending on July 1, 2022. Gibson's practice focuses on government, political and corporate clients, representing them in government affairs, appellate, litigation and administrative matters. Posted 7.26.18


russell_daniel_web.jpgDaniel R. Russell was elected partner at Jones Walker LLP earlier this year. He is a member of the Government Relations and Legislative Advocacy Practice Group in the Tallahassee office, where his practice focuses on civil and administrative litigation, government relations and gaming law. Posted 7.20.18


gibson_ben_web.jpgBenjamin J. Gibson has joined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in the Business Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Tallahassee office. His practice focuses on government, political and corporate clients, representing them in government affairs, appellate, litigation and administrative matters. Posted 6.26.18


Jared M. Lee is now the managing partner at Jackson Lee PA in Longwood. He practices consumer law along with his wife, Ruth H. Jackson Lee ('08). They litigate cases involving violations of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practice Act, the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and other consumer rights laws. He is the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Law Committee chair. Posted 2.26.18


Jami A. Coleman is now a partner at Williams & Coleman, P.A. in Tallahassee. She specializes in tax law, probate matters, estate planning and business law. Posted 1.30.18

Matthew J. Troy joined Conroy Simberg in their Orlando office as a partner in 2016. He practices workers compensation defense. Posted 12.12.17


cantrell_will_web.jpgWilliam J. Cantrell opened Cantrell, PLLC, a competition law boutique in Tampa. He has spent his career representing businesses and individuals in matters relating to unfair competition, deceptive business practices, employment law and related business disputes. Posted 10.27.17


kissner_michael_web.jpgMichael G. Kissner, Jr. is now a partner at Collins, Brown, Barkett, Garavaglia & Lawn, Chartered in Vero Beach. He focuses his practice on the areas of probate litigation, commercial litigation, serious injury and wrongful death, and represents a wide variety of clients, from local businesses and individuals to governmental entities and multi-national insurance companies. Posted 10.16.17


smoker_liza_web.jpgLiza E. Smoker was awarded the Paul May Professionalism in Practice Award at the Broward County Bar Association's Annual Installation Dinner & Gala. She is a partner at Rogers, Morris & Ziegler LLP in Fort Lauderdale. She focuses her practice in real estate, commercial and civil litigation, business, and other matters. Posted 10.3.17


hashmi_kamran_web.jpgKamran F. Hashmi is now an associate at Leclair Korona Vahey Cole LLP in Rochester, NY. He has represented clients in various matters, including business disputes, breach of contract claims, real property litigation, personal injury cases and election law litigation. Posted 10.3.17


johnson_travis_web.jpgTravis R. Johnson, a partner at Meador, Johnson & Bushnell, P.A. in Pensacola, has achieved Florida Bar board certification in the area of Marital and Family Law. He also has been awarded A/V Preeminent status from Martindale-Hubble and has been named a 2017 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star. Johnson practices in the areas of marital and family law, appeals, and wills and estates. Posted 9.27.17


gibson_ben_family_web.jpgBenjamin J. Gibson and his wife, Jordan, welcomed their baby boy, Bennett, into the world on February 7, 2017. Gibson also recently opened Benjamin J. Gibson, P.A. in Tallahassee, focusing on federal and state election law, government law and government consulting. Posted 9.21.17


Jami A. Coleman was featured in the August/September 2017 issue of Tallahassee Woman MagazineShe is a tax law and estate planning attorney at Viera Williams, P.A. in Tallahassee.
Posted 8.2.17


amarnani_shaun_web.jpgShaun N. Amarnani has joined Trenam Law in their Saint Petersburg office as senior counsel in the Real Estate and Lending Transactions, and Technology Practice Groups. He focuses his practice in the areas of land use, re-zonings, comp plan changes, alcohol beverage regulations, government advocacy, commercial real estate leases, commercial mortgages, purchase and sale agreements, and representing technology companies in various capacities. 
Posted 7.26.17


 gutschenritter_lee_web.pngLee P. Gutschenritter is now a partner at Finch McCranie, LLP in Atlanta, GA. He primarily practices plaintiff’s personal injury work, including medical malpractice and trucking litigation. Gutschenritter was also selected as a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. Posted 6.12.17


Noah D. Valenstein is now the secretary for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. He previously served as the executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District. Posted 6.5.17

Noah H. Nadler is now a partner at Wick Phillips in Dallas, TX. Posted 2.21.17

Emanuela Gentile and Ashley A. Ligas founded Avenir Law Group PLLC in Saint Petersburg. Avenir Law Group is a boutique estate planning law practice that provides wills, trusts, estates, durable power of attorney, and legal advice to a wide variety of families, individuals, and entities. Posted 2.20.17

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