Class of 2018

View your classmates' news and accomplishments by selecting your graduation year! The most recent class notes entries appear first on each page. 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.

John M. Vernaglia has been named One to Watch on the 2024 Best Lawyers in America list. Vernaglia is an attorney at ShuffieldLowman, focusing his practice in in Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Posted 9.10.23

John M. Vernaglia of Shuffield Lowman, has been named a Rising Star in the publishing of the 2023 Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, owned by Thomson Reuters, recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. The selection process is multi-phased and rigorous. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third-party research and validation of the attorney's professional accomplishments. Posted 7.10.23

Samuel J. Walenz has joined law firm Foulston Siefkin LLP’s commercial litigation and healthcare law practice groups. Walenz is based in the firm’s Wichita office, where he represents clients in commercial disputes before state and federal courts and provides advice on regulatory compliance to a variety of healthcare providers. Posted 7.6.22


John M. Vernaglia has joined Shuffield Lowman as an associate in the firm's Orlando office. Posted 3.14.22

Samual J. Walenz 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

Jack_Raymond_sm.jpgRaymond Jack is now an associate at Frost Van den Boom, P.A. in Bartow. He represents clients in personal injury actions, family law matters and commercial litigation. Posted 11.19.18


Daniel Buchholz was invited to speak to newly sworn in lawyers at the Second District Court of Appeal due to his high score on the Florida Bar Exam. Posted 10.4.18

Julianne M. Ference is now an associate at Barron & Redding, P.A. in Panama City, FL. She and her husband Connor are expecting twins in 2019. Posted 9.26.18

Tawanna R. Franklin has joined Foley & Lardner LLP as a national conflict analyst in the firm's Dallas office, Foley & Gardere. She has compliance and corporate governance experience with corporations, state agencies and law firms. Posted 8.8.18

Brandon Holmes has joined Broad and Cassel LLP as an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group in Tampa. He has litigation experience in a variety of areas such as consumer finance, commercial debt collection, construction litigation and private utilities. Posted 6.15.18