Bethany College, West Virginia (B.A., Philosophy, 1972) Stetson University College of Law St. Petersburg, Florida (J.D., 1976)
Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, 1989 Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1989 Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy - 2012
HONORS & AWARDS:
Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2007 Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2008 Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2009 Selected "Super Lawyer" - 2010 Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating) Selected as one of "Florida Leading Attorney & Personal Injury Law" Two week "Court TV" appearance in Sea Doo Wrongful Death Case in Palm Beach County, FL in 2006 Rated "Superb" by Avvo (highest rating) - 2012 Named to Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2012 Named to Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2012 Largest jury verdict in the history of Martin County, Florida in 2012 ($44 Million) Recognized by the American Association for Justice National College of Advocacy - 2012
STATE AND FEDERAL COURT ADMISSIONS:
1991, United States Supreme Court 1983, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida 1983, Trial Bar United States District Court, So. District of Florida 1981, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida 1981, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 1976, All Florida Courts
JURY TRIAL EXPERIENCE:
Automobile Accident Cases, Wrongful Death Cases, Product Liability Cases, Murder Cases, Slip & Fall Cases, Premises Liability Cases, Insurance Cases, Eminent Domain Cases, Professional Negligence Cases, Capital Sexual Battery Cases and others.
MEMBERSHIPS AND OFFICES:
The Florida Bar; American Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; Who's Who in Practicing Attorney; Marquis Who's Who is American Law; Board of Directors, Children's Home Society,Treasure Coast Division (1989-1990); Chairman, Children's Service Council of Okeechobee County, Florida; 19th Judicial Circuit Civil Trial Bar Association; Florida Lawyers Action Group; Juvenile Arbitrator, 19th Judicial Circuit, Okeechobee County, Florida (1992-1993); Florida Association of State Troopers,Inc.; Advisory Committee for the Tri-County Healthy Kids Corporation; Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee [email protected]; Recognized as one of Florida=s Leading Attorneys in Personal Injury Law by the American Research Corporation, 1995-1996; National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) Board of Examiners; Fellow Roscoe Pound Institute 2000-2001; Million Doallar Advocates Forum 2012; Multi-Million Doallar Advocates Forum 2012.
Racquetball, Softball, Jogging, Skiing, Weightlifting and Walking.