Class of 2016

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.

kalmanson_melanie_web.jpgMelanie C. Kalmanson has joined the law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP in their Tampa office as a Commercial Litigation Associate. Posted 4.18.22

 

 

Kirstin Grice is now an associate in the insurance litigation group of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., a full-service law firm that represents Fortune 500 corporations, midsize and small privately held companies, investment advisers, brokerage firms, banks, franchises, insurers, and non-profits. Posted 2.15.22

 

Alexandra E. Akre has been elevated to shareholder at Ausley McMullen in Tallahassee. Akre focuses her practice on a variety of litigation and appellate matters involving administrative law, constitutional law, education, healthcare, and employment law. Prior to joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Joel Dubina of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Posted 1.7.22

 

Kimberly R. Rivera has joined Fox Rothschild LLP in Miami as an associate in the Labor & Employment Department. Rivera provides counsel on proactive workplace policies and training. She has significant experience defending clients against claims involving wage and hour violations, personnel grievances, wrongful termination, discrimination, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Posted 5.24.21

kalmanson_melanie_web.jpgMelanie C. Kalmanson was celebrated as a graduating "Class 6" member in the Legal Aid Foundation's Thunderdome Tallahassee Awards ceremony, which was held virtually on September 22. The class clocked 300+ pro bono hours over the past year. Posted 10.2.20

 

Louis Jean-Baptiste, Jr. was celebrated as a graduating "Class 6" member in the Legal Aid Foundation's Thunderdome Tallahassee Awards ceremony, which was held virtually on September 22. The class clocked 300+ pro bono hours over the past year. Posted 10.2.20

Patrick Perez was elected to the Clearwater Bar Association Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term. Perez is an associate attorney at Trask Daigneault LLP in Clearwater, Florida. Posted 7.27.20

 

Shane Spencer passed away from a fatal car accident that occurred on June 1, 2020. Spencer was an associate of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.’s Tampa office. Posted on 6.3.30

Walmer_Courtney_web.jpgCourtney N. Walmer is now an associate at Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell in Orlando. She practices in the areas of warranty and Lemon Law. Posted 3.18.19

 

Timothy Cherry is now a fellow in the New York City Social Justice Post-Graduate Fellowship, a full-time program for recent law school graduates. Fellows are placed within mayoral and non-mayoral City agencies, offices or the City Council. The work is legal in nature and assists underserved and underrepresented communities in areas such as criminal justice and immigration. Posted 1.22.18

kalmanson_melanie_web.jpgMelanie C. Kalmanson serves as a staff attorney to Justice Barbara J. Pariente on the Supreme Court of Florida. Posted 12.14.17

 

Michael B. Dobson is now an associate at Dean Mead in their Tallahassee office. His practice focuses on governmental relations, real property, public records and administrative law. Posted 10.16.17 

Luis A. Lopez Hernandez is now a legal assistant at Colombo & Hurd, PL in Orlando. Posted 2.22.17 

Leonardo Arias Vera was featured on Telemundo. He is a staff attorney at RAICES in Dallas, TX. Posted 2.22.17 

Elizabeth S. Whittinghill has accepted a position at the Public Defender's Office in Thomasville, GA. Posted 2.21.17

rivera_kim_web.jpgKimberly Rivera is now an associate at Gunster in the firm's Miami office. She focuses her practice on business litigation. Posted 2.17.17 

 

dean_kaitlin_web.jpgSandra K. "Kaitlin" Dean is now an associate at Gunster in the firm's West Palm Beach office. She focuses her practice on real property. Posted 2.17.17 

 

cox_ernest_web.jpgErnest A. Cox, IV is now an associate at Gunster in the firm's West Palm Beach office. He focuses his practice on business litigation. Posted 2.17.17 

 

Dennis P. Foster has accepted a position in the Governmental Relations Office at the ASPCA in Washington, DC. Posted 2.17.17 

Luke M. Gumpert is now associate claims counsel at Fidelity National Financial in Jacksonville. Posted 2.17.17 

Christen C. Arnold is now a clerk for Justice C. Alan Lawson at the Florida Supreme Court. Posted 2.17.17 

Kerry A. Mawn has accepted a position at the Office of the State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit. Posted 2.17.17 

April L. Zinober is now an associate at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Tampa. Posted 2.16.17 

Daniel R. Krumbholz is now assistant attorney general at the Office of the Attorney General in Tallahassee. Posted 2.16.17 

Taylor N. Kaufman is now an associate at Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. in Tampa. Posted 2.16.17 

Kirsten E. Skokos has accepted a position at Wilkes & McHugh in Tampa. Posted 2.16.17 

Christina L. Gualtieri has accepted a position at The Finley Firm, P.C. in Atlanta, GA. Posted 2.16.17 

Robert B. Fredeking is now a legislative affairs analyst at the Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott. Posted 2.16.17 

John A. LoBianco, III has accepted a position at the Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit, in Pensacola. Posted 2.16.17 

Joseph M. Lamb has accepted a position at Lamb, Goldman & Cullaro, P.A. in Tampa. Posted 2.15.17 

Cameron M. King has accepted a position at the Office of the State Attorney, Sixth Judicial Circuit. Posted 2.15.17 

Michael-Javad Hedayat has accepted a position at Zamansky LLC in New York, NY. Posted 2.15.17 

Anthony E. Aguanno has accepted a position at the Law Office of Thamir A.R. Kaddouri, Jr., P.A. in Tampa. Posted 2.14.17 

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