Special Federal Court Admissions:
Law Enforcement Assn
Safety, Orlando (2013) and Phoenix (2014)
Lawyer Pilots Bar Assn.
Adjunct Law Professor:
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Since 2007, I have maintained Board Certification in the discipline of Aviation Law. Less than 50 of Florida's 100,000 lawyers have earned this distinction.
U.S. Supreme Court
Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D. with Honors. Inaugural class, Law Review (1999).
University of South Carolina, B.A. Photojournalism (1984).
Florida Junior College, Law Enforcement Certificate (1989).
Gemological Institute of America, Graduate Degree in Gemology, Santa Monica, CA (1982).
Since 2007, I have earned a Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis-Nexis, The most respected attorney rating service in the United States.
10/10 peer rating by AVVO, which is based on public reviews.
Named a Super Lawyer by a major publisher in the industry, which reflects a high degree of peer recognition.
Named "Litigator of the Month" by Attorney at Law magazine in 2018.
Previously certified as a Florida Circuit Court Mediator. Though I no longer mediate, the experience provided invaluable negotiating skills.
Regular presenter for the legal
Adjunct law professor, Florida Coastal School of Law. Teaching civil litigation courses. (2006-2016).
Adjunct law professor of Aviation Law, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (2006).
36-year FAA commercial pilot with Helicopter rating, Instrument rating, Multi-engine & Single-engine land airplanes.
Former member of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit, serving in Patrol, Aviation & Vice.
I was a bench jeweler and GIA Graduate Gemologist, I worked in my dad's jewelry businesses appraising jewelry and gemstones. (1982-1999).
I am a Jacksonville native with a 26-year-old son, Nicholas. My dad is a retired Jeweler and my mom is a retired travel agent. I have a dog, Ozzy.
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