Class of 2010

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.

Denay Brown has joined Stearns Weaver Miller’s Tallahassee office as a real estate shareholder. Brown routinely advises clients on a variety of real estate transactions, including the acquisition, disposition, lending and financing, construction, and leasing of real property. Brown also has particular familiarity working with individual and corporate health care providers including Federally Qualified Health Centers, federally funded community-based health care providers that service geographically isolated, economically or medically vulnerable populations, and is well-versed in the unique challenges and intricacies related to their needs. Posted 2.7.22

Christine Fort was promoted to partner at Holtzman Vogel Baran Torchinsky & Josefiak PLLC. Fort is resident in the firm’s Arizona office. She specializes in political committees, campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations. Posted 1.13.22

 

Jacob T. Cremer spoke at the Third Annual Virtual Environmental & Land Use Law Conference put on by the Hillsborough County Bar Association on April 29. He was a part of the Private Sector Roundtable Discussion, where they discussed the recent trend of development moratoria in Tampa Bay that are artificially restricting the housing supply, how rezoning applicants can protect their rights in the event of an adverse decision or third party challenge, and how land use disputes can be resolved using the Florida Land Use and Dispute Resolution Act. Posted 5.26.21
 

Nicki Mohr Hall was promoted to County Court Director at the State Attorney’s Office in Tampa in October 2020 and can be reached at mohr_n@sao13th.com. Also, on January 4, 2021, she and her law school sweetheart, Jason Hall ('10), welcomed the arrival of their first child, Wyatt Charles Hall. Posted 1.29.21

 

Nichole C. Milton has served the State Court of Fulton County in Atlanta as Chief Deputy Clerk since 2014. Last November, she was appointed as Chief Deputy Clerk to the US District Court of Colorado. She, Rodney, and their children, Kennedi (11) and Ellis (9), made the 20 hour drive to Denver the day after Christmas. The Miltons now reside just one mile from the Alfred A. Arraj courthouse and are immensely enjoying their new home. Posted 1.21.21

 

Michal A. Kolcun is now practicing at Adams and Reese LLP in Tampa, FL. Posted 1.15.21

Alvan Balent is receiving a Notable Noles award from the FSU Alumni Association. A ceremony is set to be held in October. Posted 8.31.20

Gregory K. Black is serving as the president of the FSU College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 academic year. Posted 7.1.20

Andrew G. Fay is serving on the FSU College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 academic year. Posted 7.1.20

Michael A. Kolcun, Jr. is serving on the FSU College of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 academic year. Posted 7.1.20

Andrea Lewis was re-elected to the Palm Beach County Bar Association Board of Directors. An attorney at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA, Lewis represents clients harmed by careless drivers, defective products, harmful prescription drugs and negligent health care providers. Posted 5.8.20

 

Nate Paulich married Dr. Brianna Choi on December 21, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, FL. The wedding was attended by several FSU Law alumni. First row - Terin Barbas Cremer ('10), Brianna Paulich (bride), Nate Paulich (groom) and Megan Fay ('11). Second row - Jake Cremer ('10), Laura Tanner ('10), Brittany Woodruff ('10), Andrew Fay ('10) and Charlie Goddard ('10). Third row -Trumon Phillips ('10), Greg Black ('10), Chris Tanner ('10), Spence Glotzbach ('10), Paden Woodruff ('10), Kyle McNulty ('10) and Kervin Montfort ('11). Posted 4.1.20

 

Jason Hall was named an equity partner of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard, & Smith. He continues to handle first party property defense, general liability and professional liability cases for statewide and nationwide insurance carriers and clients. Hall works out of the firm's Tampa office. Posted 2.12.20

 

Lindsay G. McCormick was named a shareholder of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin. McCormick practices out of the firm's Tampa office and is a member of the Professional Liability Department. She handles construction defect litigation and general professional liability defense, providing counsel to sub-contractors, general contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, architects and engineers in claims brought against them in a variety of construction projects and disputes. Posted 2.6.20

 

Christa P. Burger was promoted to partner at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. Womble is a transatlantic law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers across 27 locations, including 9 offices in the United Kingdom. Burger works at the firm's North American headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where her practice involves defensive discovery, regulatory compliance, product liability defense, and class action defense. Posted 1.13.20

 

Bradley Bodiford has joined Terrell Hogan Yegelwel, P.A. in Jacksonville. He specializes in representing victims in wrongful death, personal injury and products liability cases. Posted 11.22.19

 

Gregory K. Black has opened Black Consulting, LLC in Tallahassee. He also chairs The Florida Bar's Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee. Posted 9.16.19

Gabriel M. Hartsell was named a 2019 Florida Super Lawyer. He is an associate at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in Jacksonville, where he practices complex commercial litigation, real estate litigation and financial services litigation. Posted 8.5.19

Davies_Kristy_web.jpgKristy S. Davies, of Harris Lowry Manton LLP in Atlanta, was named a 2019 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star. Her practice focuses on product liability, wrongful death, personal injury, and business torts. Posted 2.19.19

 

Westerman Tanner_Laura_web.jpgLaura Westerman Tanner was promoted to partner at Burr & Forman LLP in Tampa. She is a member of the Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance service group, where she represents clients in consumer disputes ranging from state common law claims to claims for alleged violations of state and federal statutes. Posted 1.17.19

 

Crystal D. Anderson is now a senior attorney with the Florida Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation. Posted 11.19.18

Nicolette L. Bidarian is now the director of Employment Practices and senior counsel at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg. Posted 10.16.18

Andrew G. Fay was named one of Florida State University's 2018 Notable Noles, which recognizes alumni under the age of 35 for their significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater. He will be honored at the Young Alumni Awards on November 16, 2018. Fay also was featured on The Florida Channel. He is a commissioner at the Florida Public Service Commission. Posted 10.16.18

Jacob T. Cremer gave a Florida Bar CLE presentation titled "Competent Substantial Evidence Before Local Government." Cremer is a shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. in their Tampa office. He counsels clients in their interactions with local, state and federal governments on environmental, land use and land development issues. Posted 5.29.18

guthrie_brian_web.jpgBrian T. Guthrie is now a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP in their Tampa office. He practices complex product liability litigation in the health, science, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Posted 3.21.18

 

anderson_crystal_alex_family_web.jpgCrystal D. Anderson and Alexander J. Anderson ('11) welcomed their first child, Alexander James "Rex" Anderson, Jr., on September 23, 2017. Crystal is an attorney at the Florida House of Representatives and Alexander works in governmental relations at the Florida Department of Education. Posted 2.26.18

 

byther_bacchus_jag_web.jpgFaudia “Anisah” Bacchus completed the Direct Commission Course for the U.S. Army JAG Corps at Fort Benning, GA. She attended with fellow FSU Law alum Robert S. Byther ('17)Posted 2.19.18

Photo: (L-R) Robert S. Byther and Faudia “Anisah” Bacchus

 

Andrew G. Fay was selected for a seat on the Florida Public Service Commission by Governor Rick Scott. He serves as director of legislative affairs and Cabinet affairs for the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Posted 2.7.18

Terin M. Barbas Cremer opened Barbas Cremer, PLLC in Tampa. The firm specializes in employment and business law. Posted 1.18.18

robinson_andrea_web.jpgAndrea A. Lewis was recognized as one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in America. In May 2016, she was sworn in as a member of the board of directors of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and elected president-elect of the Palm Beach Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. She also was sworn in as a member of the board of directors of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches in 2016. Lewis is presently the fundraising vice president-elect of the Junior League and previously served as secretary. She is an associate at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A. in their West Palm Beach office, where she practices personal injury law.  Posted 12.11.17

 

pletcher_christa_web.jpgChrista P. Burger has been honored with the 2016 Winston<40 Leadership Award, presented by the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. The Winston<40 Leadership Award is awarded to 20 individuals, 40 years of age or younger, who are excelling in their respective fields and are actively influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Burger is an associate at Womble Bond Dickinson in their Winston-Salem, NC office. Posted 12.7.17

 

scharlepp_zackary_web.jpgZackery Scharlepp is now a shareholder at Coppins Monroe, P.A. in Tallahassee. He concentrates his practice representing public entities including municipalities, school boards and police departments in constitutional, employment law and casualty defense matters. Posted 12.7.17

 

paulich_nathan_web.jpgNathan J. Paulich is now a partner at Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing, P.A. in Tampa. He practices management-side labor and employment law, as well as education and administrative law. Posted 12.6.17

 

Meryl M. Kinard has joined Birchstone Moore LLC in Washington D.C. as an associate. The firm offers estate planning, probate and trust administration services. Posted 11.14.17

marcus_andrew_web.jpgAndrew R. Marcus has joined Holland & Knight LLP as senior counsel in their Tallahassee office. His practice areas are insurance and administrative law. Posted 10.17.17

 

hogan_steven_web.jpgSteven M. Hogan is now a shareholder at Ausley McMullen in Tallahassee. He practices in the areas of tax litigation, commercial litigation and commercial drone law. He is a co-author of the updated Bloomberg/BNA Florida Corporate Income Tax Resource. Hogan also serves as an adjunct professor at FSU Law, co-teaching Estate Planning Seminar with his law partner Robert A. Pierce ('74)Posted 10.13.17

 

kirkham_ashley_web.jpgAshley R. Kirkham has been promoted to shareholder and Workers’ Compensation Practice Group chair at Collins & Lacy, P.C. in Columbia, SC. She focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense, representing employers and their carriers against claims and disputes throughout South Carolina. Posted 9.21.17

 

kolcun_michael_wedding_web.jpgMichael A. Kolcun, Jr. and FSU graduate Colby Valentine were married on September 2, 2017. Wedding guests included fellow FSU Law graduates Gregory S. Salnick ('10)Jordan Thompson ('10)Gregory K. Black ('10) and Ryan Gurson ('10). Kolcun is an associate at Robins Kaplan LLP in New York, NY. Posted 9.7.17

 

Sidney Noyes was selected as Walton County attorney. She was previously interim county attorney. Posted 8.11.17

black_gregory_web.jpgGregory K. Black has joined Gunster's government affairs law and lobbying practice in Tallahassee. Posted 6.13.17

 

Bryan C. Fisher was featured in the Indiana Lawyer piece, "Putting technology into practice." He joined the Indiana State Bar Association in January 2017 as the law practice management coordinator and assistant director of Continuing Legal Education. 
Posted 4.24.17

Andrew G. Fay was selected as the Government Lawyer of the Year by the Florida Government Bar Association. He is the legislative and policy specialist for the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Posted 2.16.17

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