Class of 2011

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.

kissner_matthew_web.jpgMatthew D. Kissner received the On the Rise Award as part of the Daily Business Review'sannual Professional Excellence AwardsThe award is given to attorneys under 40 years of age who have shown expertise in their practice areas while committing to community involvement. Kissner is a corporate and business transactions associate at Broad and Cassel LLP in West Palm Beach. Posted 5.14.18


Dane W. Norman became deputy chief of staff at the Office of Trade at U.S. Customs and Border Protection on April 9, 2018. Posted 5.14.18

Megan Fay will join Capital City Consulting in Tallahassee in April 2018. She previously served in various roles on Governor Rick Scott’s senior leadership team including deputy chief of staff, deputy director of legislative affairs and deputy director of cabinet affairs. Posted 4.12.18


anderson_crystal_alex_family_web (1).jpgAlexander J. Anderson and Crystal D. Anderson ('10) welcomed their first child, Alexander James "Rex" Anderson, Jr., on September 23, 2017. Alexander works in governmental relations at the Florida Department of Education and Crystal is an attorney at the Florida House of Representatives. 
Posted 2.26.18


Nathan W. Marshburn has completed Advanced Capital Skills Training with the National College of Capital Voir Dire. He handles death penalty and other murder cases for the Law Offices of Blair Payne, Public Defender for the Third Judicial Circuit. Posted 1.19.18


gibbs_evan_web.jpgJohn S. "Evan" Gibbs, III joined the Labor and Employment section of Troutman Sanders LLP in the firm's Atlanta, GA office in September 2016. He primarily handles trade secret and restrictive covenant matters, whistleblower and retaliation claims, as well as single- and multi-plaintiff claims under all major U.S. employment statutes. Posted 12.11.17


kissner_matthew_web (1).jpgMatthew D. Kissner has been appointed to the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. He is a corporate and business transactions associate at Broad and Cassel LLP in West Palm Beach. Posted 12.4.17


hayes_ashley_family_web.jpgAshley P. Hayes and David A. Hayes welcomed their first child on July 24, 2016, a daughter named Audrey Rose. Ashley is an associate in the Global Products Liability division at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. and David is an associate at Bajo, Cuva, Cohen, Turkel P.A., both located in Tampa. Ashley defends companies against product liability claims, with an emphasis on smoking-and-health cases. David practices business litigation. Posted 10.6.17


Nathan W. Marshburn is now board certified in Criminal Trial Law. He practices at the Law Offices of Blair Payne, Third Judicial Circuit Public Defender. Posted 10.3.17

Christopher A. Weaver is an assistant state attorney at the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville. Posted 7.18.17

Ashlee A. Pouncy was named the Law Related Education Committee Attorney of the Year by The Florida Bar. She is an assistant county attorney at the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office. Posted 6.28.17


leitman_melanie_web.jpgMelanie R. Leitman, an associate at Messer Caparello, P.A. in Tallahassee, was named a 2017 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star. Posted 6.28.17

Cullan E. Jones is an associate at Hunton & Williams LLP in Washington, D.C. Posted 6.7.17


saltz_jessica_web.jpgJessica L. Gregory (maiden name Jessica Saltz) was recently published in the June 2017 edition of the DRI Newsletter as co-author of an article titled, “Insurance Coverage Issues: Proving an 'Occurrence' and When Damages 'Occurred' Under a CGL Policy.” She is currently an associate at the law firm of Williams, Leininger & Cosby, P.A. in North Palm Beach, where she focuses her practice on insurance coverage issues and appellate work. Posted 6.6.17

Zachary R. Kobrin is now general counsel and chief compliance officer at Knox Medical in Miami. Posted 5.25.17

David W. Grimes was the recipient of the TWL Diversity and Inclusion Award for his exemplary work in LGBT rights. He is an attorney at The Florida House Democratic Office. Posted 5.8.17

Megan Fay has been appointed director of policy by Governor Rick Scott. She has worked in the governor’s office since 2013 serving as a chief analyst in the Office of Policy and Budget, deputy director of cabinet affairs and most recently, as deputy director of legislative affairs. Posted 3.7.17


forsthoefel_kevin_web.jpgKevin A. Forsthoefel is now a shareholder at Ausley McMullen in Tallahassee. He practices in the areas of commercial litigation, with special emphasis on creditors’ rights in bankruptcy, and election law. Posted 2.22.17


Alan F. Somerstein is now a shareholder at Greenspoon Marder, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale. His real estate practice includes commercial and residential real estate transactional matters, including acquisition, finance, leasing and development. Posted 2.21.17

Ashley P. Hayes is now an associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. in Tampa. She defends companies against product liability claims, with an emphasis on smoking-and-health cases. Posted 2.14.17

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