By DONNA BALANCIA
Trial lawyer Adrienne L. Conrad, has joined Jackson Lewis LLP in the Jacksonville office as partner. She was previously a partner at McGuireWoods LLP. In addition to defending companies in litigation regarding discrimination and harassment, Conrad represents companies in complex non-competition litigation and class action suits.
Robert D. Wilcox has joined Brennan, Manna & Diamond in Jacksonville as a partner. Wilcox will lead the firm’s Florida business reorganization and corporate bankruptcy practice group.
Jesse D. Bannon and Christine M. Leas have joined Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Jacksonville as associates. Their practice centers on litigation and defending employers at the state and federal levels.
Anne Buzby-Walt has joined Fisher, Tousey, Leas and Ball as a shareholder. Her practice focuses on wills, trusts and estates. Buzby-Walts time will be divided between the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra offices.
Jay Howanitz and Helen Spohrer have become partners in Spohrer & Dodd in Jacksonville.
Karl W. Labertew has joined Kubicki Draper in Pensacola, where he will focus on handling the defense of personal injury claims, including auto accidents and premises liability.
Philip D. Storey has been named a shareholder of Alvarez, Sambol & Winthrop in Orlando. Storey is a commercial litigator, bankruptcy, and real estate lawyer.
David Henry of Swartz Campbell, LLC and William C. Potter P.A. have formed Henry-Potter Mediation Services. The firm provides civil mediation services throughout Central Florida.
Amanda H. Reher has joined The Rock Law Group in Maitland as an associate. She practices insurance defense.
Brian S. Hess has been named a partner in Clayton & McCulloh in Maitland.
Andrea L. Johnson, Attorney at Law, P.A., has renamed her firm Andrea J. White, Attorney at Law, P.A. She offers legal services in divorce, family and personal injury cases in the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast.
Lynne Walder and Charlotte C. Stone have formed Stone & Walder, P.L., concentrating in the areas of probate, estate planning and trusts, and business and real estate transactions. Stone & Walder has offices in Tampa, Sebring, Winter Haven, Celebration, and Sebastian.
Martina Nethery has joined The Martin Law Firm in Cape Coral as an associate. Nethery practices asset protection, estate planning, estate and gift taxation, probate, and civil litigation.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell recently hired three new associates in its Florida offices: Jason K. Whittemore in Tampa, Nicole Sieb Smith in Miami, and Joshua R. Brown in Orlando. Whittemore represents clients in casualty defense, products liability defense, commercial litigation and criminal defense, including white-collar crimes. Smith represents clients in commercial litigation, insurance coverage, casualty defense, professional liability and appellate matters. Browns practice includes commercial and product liability litigation for national and international clients.
Lawrence A. Franco has opened Franco & Associates, P.A., in Plantation. His practice focuses on estate planning, probate and guardianship administration, and civil litigation. The firm is located at 8751 West Broward Boulevard, Suite 410, Plantation, website www.francoattorneys.com.
Joseph P. Covelli has been elected shareholder in GrayRobinsons Tampa office. He practices in the real estate and corporate transactions practice groups.
Adam B. Cordover has opened The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A., located at 3839 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 33609. This firm practices family law and may be reached at (813) 443-0615 or www.abcfamilylaw.com.
Conrad J. Lazo has joined Fowler White Boggs in Tampa in an of counsel capacity. Lazo practices construction law, surety law, and general commercial litigation.
Mark Sandag has joined Forizs & Dogali in Tampa. Sandag practices family law, insurance coverage and defense, commercial litigation and construction law.
Kelley, Kronenberg, Gilmartin, Fichtel, Wander, Bamdas, Eskalyo and Dunbrack, has opened a Tampa office. Managing attorney is Dana Andrews. The Tampa office is located in the Times Building at 1000 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 504, Tampa 33602.
Judd W. Goodall has joined McCumber, Daniels, Buntz, Hartig & Puig in Tampa as a partner. Goodall practices in first-party insurance defense and insurance coverage.
Phillip B. Russell has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Tampa. Russell focuses on labor and employment law.
Mercedes Gonzalez Hale, Samuel J. Heller, Kenneth Mather, Kareem J. Spratling and Nancy J. Stewig, and have joined Broad and Cassel in Tampa.
David G. Budd and Rachael S. Loukonen have been elected shareholders of Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown in Naples. Jacqueline B. Gadberry has joined the trusts and estates practice group.
Marilyn W. Miller has joined Fowler White Boggs in Ft. Myers as a shareholder in the firms environmental and land use practice group.
Lillesand & Wolasky which has an office in Miami, has established a second office in Clearwater. Jessica M. Lillesand has joined the firm as a partner in the Clearwater office and will focus her practice on Veterans Administration benefits planning, Medicaid planning, Social Security disability and SSI,VA service-connected disability claims, special needs trusts, estate planning, guardianships, and probate. The new office location is 901 Chestnut St.,(727) 330-7895.
Jim Barnett has joined GrayRobinson in Ft. Lauderdale, where he chairs the real estate practice group.
Robert L. Schimmel has established the law firm of Robert L. Schimmel, P.A., on Brickell Avenue in Miami. Schimmel practices in the areas of corporate, commercial and real property transactions, and litigation.
Giancarlo Nicolosi and Vivian Lasaga have joined Nicklaus & Associates and will practice in the Miami and Lakeland offices. Both associates will focus their practice in commercial litigation and transportation law.
Maria Soledad Bodero has joined Pathman Lewis in Miami as an associate. Boderos practice focuses on commercial litigation cases involving contractual and real estate disputes.
Wallace B. McCall has joined Leopold-Kuvin in Palm Beach Gardens in an of counsel capacity. His areas of practice include medical, hospital and nursing home malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, and product liability.
Luis F. Fernandez has joined Sanchez-Medina, Gonzalez, Quesada, Lage, Crespo, Gomez & Machado in Coral Gables in an of counsel capacity.
Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez has moved into new quarters in the Brickell area of Miami and in Weston. The new Brickell office is at the North Tower of 1101 Brickell Ave., Suite 1400. Its phone number is (305) 377-2290. The Weston office is at 2400 N. Commerce Parkway, Suite 309, phone (954) 809-3300.
Lynn M. Gollin and Jorge J. Perez have joined Gordon & Rees in Miami as partners. Perez chairs the firms receivership group. Gollin focuses on bankruptcy, insolvency matters, and receivership, as well as construction law and commercial litigation.
The Bobadilla Law Firm has relocated to 175 S.W. 7th Street, Suite 1617, Miami 33130. The firm focuses on business litigation and intellectual property.
Stacey North Kotzen has joined Marinello & Kotzen in Miami Lakes, where she is division leader of the workers compensation and PIP defense practice group.
Carla Barrow, Meredyth Cooper, Mariano Corcilli, Jacob Even, Peggy Fisher, Stephanie Pidermann and Robin Richison have joined Lydecker Diaz in Miami.
Marchelle Wiley has joined RiesbergLaw, which has relocated to 777 Brickell Ave. in Miami. Wiley practices complex commercial litigation and employment litigation.
Luis S. Konski has joined WNF Law in Miami. Konski focuses on complex business disputes involving banking, financial frauds, securities, energy, unfair trade practices, and antitrust matters.
Michael J. Lynott and John C. Wien have joined McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz & Cartaya in its Miami office. Lynott joins as partner, and Wien joins as a senior associate. They will work in the insurance defense and products liability division.
Jonathan Goodman of Miami has become a United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
Posted by Donna Balancia The Florida Law Journal