Security Conference Gets Underway In Peru

first_imgBy Dialogo August 04, 2010 Security chiefs from South America are meeting today at the 2nd annual South American Defense Chiefs Conference, being held in Lima, Peru. Co-hosted by the Armed Forces of Peru and U.S. Southern Command, this year’s conference focus is on military support to humanitarian assistance and disaster response. “The immediate and extensive response of our hemisphere to help the thousands of victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti and to assist earthquake victims in Chile, as well as the flooding in Guatemala, demonstrates the importance of being prepared to work together to support these missions,” said General Douglas Fraser, Commander of U.S. Southern Command. Throughout the two day conference, security leaders from nine nations and representatives from various regional organizations will convene to discuss in detail everything that the armed forces have achieved in regards to humanitarian assistance through collaboration and how they can improve in the future. “These duties guided by the advice by working together towards a shared prosperity, we will be more successful in our goal to contribute to a secure future for all citizens of our hemisphere,” added. Gen. Fraser.last_img read more

50-Year Members

first_img50-Year Members June 15, 2003 In Memoriam CHARLES W. ABBOTT , Winter Park. Family: Spouse – Betty Jo Abbott (BJ); children – Katherine Hayes, Abigail Shear, and Brenda Robertson. Career/Life Highlights: After two years of U.S. Air Force duty as a judge advocate, I went to work for Maguire, Voorhis & Wells in Orlando, and remained there until we merged into Holland & Knight in 1998. I was a trial lawyer primarily defending physician and hospital malpractice cases, until 1995. Since then, I have been a circuit court mediator and have been involved in loss prevention and conflict resolution activities for the law firms. One wife, three daughters and seven grandchildren along the way and all are a part of a wonderful life. I was fortunate to come along in an era when young lawyers were able to try cases, grow with rapidly expanding law firms, and have time for family, community efforts, and fun. I have truly been blessed. JACK E. ACKERMAN, West Palm Beach. Family: Spouse – Barbara; Children, daughter, Lori and son, Scott. Career/Life Highlights: First winner of Palm Beach County’s Professional Award; former municipal judge of West Palm Beach; certified family mediator; many Florida Bar committees, including the rules committee; former member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section Board of Directors; former chairperson of Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Circuit Court Civil Advisory Committee; board of directors of many banks, clubs, and organizations. Recognized as “Outstanding Member” of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; U. S. Navy (WWII); and author, editor, and lecturer for The Florida Bar continuing legal education department. BJARNE B. ANDERSEN, JR., Tallahassee. Family: Spouse – Gloria Jones Andersen, married 52 years; children – Bjarne B. Andersen III (Tripp); Trellis A. Mansfield, Trina E. Lawrence, and Tracy E. Merritt; grandchildren – four grandsons and three granddaughters. Career/Life Highlights: Born in Chicago, IL., July 3, 1928; attended Chicago Branch of the University of Illinois, 1946. Transferred to Stetson University in 1948 and earned my BS/BA, my LL.B, and a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1953, with admission to the Bar on June 8, 1953. From 1953-55: Military Police Operation, Third Army POW investigator, and defense counsel in the Staff Judge Advocate’s Office, Special Troop Command, the Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA. 1955-59: General practice in Daytona Beach, Volusia and Flagler counties; two-year attorney for South Peninsula Zoning Board. 1959-68: Initial resident attorney and chief trial council of the State Board of Health, providing legal services to state health officer, agency program directors, and 67 county health units. 1968-74: Florida assistant attorney general upon the initially staffed Pollution Control Enforcement Unit of the Attorney General’s Office. Subsequently assigned to the administrative law and the opinion sections involving opinion requests, prosecuted agency enforcement cases, and served as an independent hearing officer that included hearings under the Social Security Act, “Certificate of Need,” appeals for hospital and medical facility construction. 1974-91: An initial attorney on the staff of the Florida Legislature’s Joint Administrative Procedures Committee, conducting agency rule reviews on departments of education (“K” through graduate school), banking and finance, revenue, and transportation. 1993-96: Associate university attorney, Florida State University, conducting rule reviews and rule hearings. Former vice-chair of The Florida Bar’s Administrative Law Committee; and charter member of its Government Lawyers Section. Charter member and former president of the Florida Government Bar. In 1991, awarded the Government Bar’s “J. Ernest Webb Memorial Award,” for ensuring the reputation of the government attorney.Retired from the U.S. Army on July 3, 1988, with the rank of colonel and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, in addition to the National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Armed Forces Reserve and Reserve Components Achievement medals. ANTHONY SYLVESTER BATTAGLIA , St. Petersburg. Family: Spouse – Catherine Jean, married October 1, 1972; children – Christina and Marc Anthony Battaglia; children by previous spouse – Virginia Battaglia, Anthony Sylvester, Jr., Sandra, Brian, and Brenda Lee; son to Sylvester Anthony and Helen Battaglia. Career/Life Highlights: I served as president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association; president of the U.S. Attorneys Association of the Middle District of Florida; chair of the Federal District Courthouse for St. Petersburg; chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1987-90.I was founder of the law firm of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein, P.A., in 1958 and with more than 48 years of litigation experience. Today, the firm is one of the oldest in West Central Florida.My litigation practice has been exceptionally diverse, including the representation of major corporations and institutions in both the federal and state court systems, resulting in me being asked on numerous occasions to chair special committees and lend my expertise and support to local, state and national projects.I graduated from the University of Florida law school in 1953, and received my J.D. and LL.B. degrees. I was elected to the University of Florida Hall of Fame. Since that time, I have dedicated my life to the practice of law and the representation of citizens and corporations throughout the State of Florida.I served as chief assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 1953-56, and was a member of the Republican National Committee for Florida, from 1956-64. As a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, I strongly endorsed raising the standards of professionalism and conduct among the members of The Florida Bar.Approximately 90 percent of my practice is in the area of civil litigation, corporate or real estate. However, much of my reputation as one of the best lawyers in America has been formulated due to the success that I have enjoyed in high visibility criminal cases. My expertise in bank fraud cases is documented by the numerous acquittals I have won for my clients. Since 1995, I have been listed in Best Lawyers in America by Woodward and White Publications. JOSEPH BOOK, Revere, MA. Family: Spouse – Helena S.; children – sons, Michael S., Richard H., Jonathan E., David A. Career/Life Highlights: Florida Bar, 1953; Massachusetts Bar, 1956; I am now semiretired. I maintained an office in general practice in Boston, since 1956. I did real estate work in the Boston area, as well. I am past president of the local bar association. My two youngest sons are members of both the Massachusetts and Florida bars. I am a lifetime golfer and golf club member, and have been active in the YMCA. EDWARD M. BOOTH, Jacksonville. Family: Spouse – Bonnie D. Booth; children – Edward M. Booth, Jr., and Sharon B. Middleton. Career/Life Highlights : Lifetime – Jacksonville. Following service in the U.S. Army, I entered the University of Florida, 1948. I received my BS/BA in 1951, followed by my J.D. in 1953. I was president of Florida Blue Key my senior year. Following graduation, was a prosecutor for several years. I was elected as solicitor for Criminal Courts of Record, Jacksonville, 1961. In private practice, I was a partner with Arnold, Stratford & Booth, 1972-86. I became senior partner with Booth & Arnold, 1986-present. Trial of major civil and criminal cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Since 1975, I’m honored to be a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and fellow of the International Society of Barristers. My practice has been limited to representation and trial of civil and criminal cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. LAWRENCE W. BORNS , Daytona Beach. Family: Spouse – Ruby Lee, deceased, 1970; Sybil H., married March 1, 1974; children – Steven L. Borns, Patricia Lee Borns, Leslie Jo Borns, Laurie Lee Sullivan, Stephen Scott Stamper, Stewart Carl Stamper, Stacia Anne Miller, Samuel Todd Stamper Career/Life Highlights: Educated: University of Illinois, undergraduate; Chicago Kent College of Law and graduated from Stetson University College of Law. Practiced in Daytona Beach from beginning to end. I have been a sole practitioner practically all that time. Served on the board of the Daytona Beach Symphony Society for many years, the Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, president of the Daytona Beach Little Theater, and I am active with the International Musical Festival. EDWARD BRINSON , Kissimmee. Family: Spouse – Vivian Brinson; Children – son, Haynes Brinson. Career/Life Highlights: Graduated Osceola High School in 1943. Entered U.S. Army Air Corps in July 1943 and received my pilot wings at Lukefield, AZ in October 1944. Remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserves until 1975. Retired as full colonel. Graduated from Rollins College in 1949 and Emory Law School in 1952. Practiced in Kissimmee, where I was city attorney for 21 years. I was the drafter of the charter for the Kissimmee Utility Authority and served as their general counsel for 17 years. I practiced municipal, utility and criminal law. I believe the fact that my son, Haynes, will graduate from Stetson Law School this year is unique. ALEX EARLE CARLSON , Miami Springs. Family: Spouse – Linda Hunter Carlson; children – Catherine, Dennis, Teresa, Sharon, David, Alexis, and Jessica; grandchildren – Catherine, Dana, Eric, Chelsea, and Alex Earl Career/Life Highlights – Born in Havana, Cuba, on a race track because my parents trained race horses. Grew-up in Coranado, CA., where I lived until about the age of 11, at which time the family moved to Michigan. I was drafted into the army, tried to go to officer candidate school, but the war was heating up and I found myself in the Philippines in a foxhole, where I spent most of my Army career. After the war, I went home to Michigan, enrolled in, and graduated from, the University of Michigan. After college, I followed my parents to Miami and decided to stay, because the weather and the water were so wonderful. I enrolled in the University of Miami where I earned my law degree. During my college career, I went to Chili as an exchange student to the University of Concepcion for International law; this is where I truly became fluent in Spanish. I returned to Miami and became a solo practitioner. At first things were slow, so I worked in the elevator in the Dade County Courthouse while trying to get my practice going. I have been a solo practitioner my entire career, specializing in real estate, trusts and wills. I am currently semi-retired in Miami Springs. EDWARD N. CLAUGHTON, JR. (ED) , Blowing Rock, NC. Family: Spouse – Lois H. Claughton; children – Jean C. Hewett, Lee C. Claughton, Edward N. Claughton III. Career/Life Highlights: My areas of practice were: real estate, probate and commercial law. I have been very fortunate to have a law practice and several businesses. I was schooled at Duke University Law School and finished law at the University of Florida, where I was privileged to know all the good friends in the 1953 graduating class. GEORGE L. COMBALUZIER, Miami. Family: Children – Maria Figueras, paralegal for Carlton Fields; Roberta Martinez, nurse at the University of North Carolina Hospital. Career/Life Highlights – It has been a wonderful life. I have been blessed to have met so many wonderful people and to have worked with so many talented attorneys. I have been decorated by the Guatemalan government for providing 40 years of pro bono work for the citizens of Guatemala. I worked to recover and return stolen artifacts to their government. I have been decorated with the Order of Quetezal. Have been a consul to the Guatemalan government for 33 years and am an honorary counsel emeritus. I practiced law in Miami for 50-years. I also provided legal work for the U.S. Government in Iceland as contract director. I worked for the Creole Petroleum Corporation in Venezuela and represented Pan American Air Ways and Inter-Continental Hotels as legal counsel. PHILIP J. CONIGLIO , Lake Placid. Family: Spouse – Anna, deceased, 2000; children – Michael J. Coniglio, attorney practicing in Tallahassee, Marie Ann Siciliano, Oviedo; grandchildren – five. Career/Life Highlights: I graduated from Bushwick High School in 1936 (just a few years after Mae West). I did my pre-law at Brooklyn College evening session, 1936-40, while clerking in a Fifth Avenue law firm. I then attended Fordham Law School for a semester before entering the U.S. Army Air Force, where I saw service in the China-Burma-India Theater. My first jury trial was in the U.S. District Court under Judge Choate, representing an indigent in a “holding to involuntary servitude” case. We won on a motion for directed verdict. I did mostly general law, until the last years, when I got into probate and real estate. I served as municipal judge in the City of North Miami for approximately nine years, sharing one of the tenures with Judge John Harkness, the father of our executive director. I did a great deal of pro bono work, and I loved every minute of it. In January of 1991, I was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church, and when I formally retired a few years ago, I went into my diaconate work full-time, presently serving at St. James Catholic Church in Lake Placid. I have written, and continue to write articles for publication. I do a weekly column for the local newspaper, The Lake Placid Journal. SPENCER C. CROSS, Ocoee. Career/Life Highlights: I was born October 21, 1921, in Rutledge, GA. Educated in the public schools, Rollins College at Winter Park, and graduated from the University of Miami College of Law in 1953. Member, Kappa Alpha Order Social Fraternity and Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. Served on active duty in the U.S. Navy in WWII, 1942-45, assigned to Navy Corsair Fighter Squadron VF-4. Started flying in 1939, owned several aircraft, presently Twin Engine Beach Baron E-55. I’m a commercial pilot with instrument rating. Admitted to practice law in Florida and before the United States District Court, United States Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Military Appeals, United States Tax Court, Treasury Department, the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the United States, the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Practice, attorney for City of Ocoee, 12 years corporate, governmental, civil and criminal. Elected in 1966 as judge, Fourth District Court of Appeal and set up the court in West Palm Beach, when it was moved from Vero Beach, in 1972. Resigned from the court in June 1979, concurrently appointed as judge on the Fifth District Court of Appeal and set up its operations in Daytona Beach. Retired, September 1, 1980. RALPH E. CUNNINGHAM, JR., Marathon. Family: widower; children – Patrick T., deceased, Michael Christian, deceased, Candice Dixon; grandchildren; five; great-grandchildren; one. Career/Life Highlights: Personal: Born May 12, 1927, Hackensack, NJ. Education: Undergraduate from the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH; J.D., from the University of Miami, Feb.1953. Military Service: U.S. Navy Submarine Service, from Jan. 6, 1943 – Dec. 12, 1945, USS Sea Poacher and USS Sea Fox; three war patrols in the South Pacific. Government Service: Special agent O.P.S. U.S. Government, 1951-52. Professional: Attorney, formed Cunningham Law Offices, Marathon, Feb. 1953; first resident attorney between Homestead and Key West; full–time member and senior partner of Cunningham, Miller & Wolfe, LLP, 42 years. Public offices held: Justice of the peace and coroner, 1955-57; state representative, Florida House of Representatives, 1959-60; first Monroe County resident living outside of Key West to hold this office; state attorney, 1969-70; first Monroe County resident living outside of Key West to hold this office; city attorney and city judge, Key Colony Beach, three years. Professional offices and organizations: The Florida Bar, 50 years; American Bar Association, 46 years; 16 th C ircuit Grievance Committee, four years; Florida Bar Board of Governors, three years; The Florida Bar Foundation, 30 years; American Arbitration Association, five years; the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, 10 years.Business history: Charter director and attorney for original Marine Bank of Monroe County, formerly Marathon State Bank, 37 years; chair of the board, Marine Bank of Monroe County, two years; attorney, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, three years; attorney, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative, four years; developer Sea Crest Heights Subdivision, Marathon; owner, The Knotical Shop, Marathon; owner, Rainbow Unlimited, Marathon; president, Cunningham properties, Marathon; president, Grand Cayman Estates Ltd., Grand Caymans, Cayman Islands, 36 years. Clubs and Organizations: President, Marathon Lions Club, one year; president, Marathon Chamber of Commerce, one year; member, 42 years; charter member, Marathon Elks Lodge, first exalted ruler, served two years; member, 43 years; judge advocate, Marathon American Legion Post 154, four years; member, 50 years; organizing president, Marathon Jaycees; member, seven years; organizing and first president, Sombrero Country Club, president, four terms; member, 38 years; chairman of elected Committee to Rebuild Marathon Following Hurricane Donna, 1960; charter member and secretary, One Hundred Club of Monroe County; member, 12 years; president, Monroe County Fine Arts Council, two years; member, three years. Listed in Who’s Who in American Law, 6 th e dition. W. EMORY DAUGHERTY, Deerfield Beach. Family: Spouse – Yvonne; children – Mileva, Valory, Woodland. Career/Life Highlights: My Cuban associate and I performed the first and last marriage by telephone (proxy) between Miami and Havana, which was accepted by the Immigration and Naturalization Services for approving permanent residence to representing Lacsa Airlines of Costa Rica for 25 years, and formed In Air of Panama. I and my wife processed the key personnel of International Harvester and Pfizer International in immigrating from South America to Florida for permanent residence. Served as chair of The Florida Bar International Law Committee in organizing the Lawyers Exchange Program to Foreign Countries. JOEL T. DAVES III, West Palm Beach. Family: Spouse – Darden; children – Joel T. Daves IV, Christian S. P. Daves, B. F. Paty Daves, Posey Kettler Daves. Career/Life Highlights: 1950 – Graduated with my A.B., from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN (with honors); 1953 – LL.B., University of Florida (with high honors); 1952 – editor-in-chief, University of Florida Law Review ; president, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity; 1952-55 – U.S. Marine Corps; 1959-64 – Palm Beach County solicitor; 1959 – Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar; 1964-66 – member, Florida House of Representatives; 1992-99 – member, West Palm Beach City Commission; 1999-03 – member, City of West Palm Beach. ANGELO P. DEMOS (ANGE), Miami. Family: Spouse – Chrissie Demos, children – daughter Stephanie Demos Brown, Esq., and son-in-law Christopher D. Brown, Esq., daughter Cynthia Demos, anchor/reporter ABC television, Orlando. Career/Life Highlights: High School: President of senior class; College: University of Pennsylvania, B.A.; president of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity; leading actor and singer in four annual Mask and Wig shows. Law school: University of Miami, J.D.; president of Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity; director of Moot Court; member Omicron Delta Kappa; board of directors of law school alumni.Bar activities: Author of many CLE articles in family law; former chair of Florida Bar Grievance, Juvenile Court, Lawyer Referral Committees. Certified family law mediator; Florida Supreme Court appointed grievance referee; AV rated lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell.Public service: Former member of Florida State Welfare Board; Economic Advisory Board, City of Miami; prosecuting attorney, Surfside.Military Service: WWII combat infantry staff sergeant; Central Europe, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge) and Rhineland campaigns; After the war served 30 years in Army Reserve. Became a full colonel. Last assignment was as commandant of the U.S. Army Reserve School, Coral Gables. Awards include Combat Infantry Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf, Army Reserve Achievement Medal.Church activities: Member of parish council for many years and president for six years of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Miami; former secretary of the G.O. Diocese of Atlanta; former member of the G.O. Archdiocesan Council of North and South America; Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. ROBERT EARLE DOOLEY (BOB), Ft. Lauderdale Family: Children – daughter, Barbara Jamison (Mrs. John Jamison), Robert E. Dooley II, and Bryan E. Dooley (Ellie); Grandchildren – Kyndra, 15; Chanae, 12; BJ, 10, and Garrett, 6 Career/Life Highlights: Presently, mostly retired with interests in computers. In past years, my areas of practice dealt primarily with office practice, real estate, wills and trusts, probate, workers’ compensation, and personal injury. From 1953 until 1968, Des Plaines, IL (Cook County), owned real estate offices, insurance agency, practiced law, built homes, offices, and apartments. Charter president, North West Suburban MLS, chaired school board caucus, vice president of the chamber of commerce. Helped organize and served as governor of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association. Elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church. Member Illinois Bar, 1953 until 2000.From 1968 until present, lived and worked in Fort Lauderdale, governor of the Broward County Trial Lawyers Association, former member Broward County Estate Planning Council, elder and deacon/usher First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, built residential and commercial properties. Past president Mahi Ambassador Corps, (Shriners), past state chair, Elks’ Wills & Bequests Committee, past chancellor Florida State SAR. RAYMOND A. DOUMAR (RAY), Ft. Lauderdale. Family: Spouse – Mitzi; children – Diane Perez-Cubas, David R. Doumar, Suzanne Cognetta, Raymond J. Doumar; grandchildren – 12. Career/Life Highlights: Handling “Spring Break” as a municipal judge in Fort Lauderdale, (“Where the Boys Are. …”) Being sent by the Army Air Corp. (now the U.S. Air Force) to Hiroshima two months after the bomb was dropped! Meeting my wife at spring break 48 years ago; being the proud grandfather of 12; playing tennis and having dinners with Justice John Paul Stevens, who personally swore in and admitted my son, his wife, and me as members of the Supreme Court bar.I am a former Fort Lauderdale municipal judge, assistant county solicitor for Broward County, and have served on The Florida Bar Disciplinary Review Commission. Since its inception, I have been legal counsel for the Jackie Gleason PGA Inverrary Classic Golf Tournament – now the Honda Classic. Presently serve as a member of the board of directors of the Union Bank of Florida.Engaged in the general practice of law, concentrating in the areas of administrative law, probate, commercial transactions and enforcement of licensed business through DPR.Charitable endeavors include the formation of the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, the Junior Golf Association of Broward County. WALTER WILLIAM ELLSWORTH, JR. (BILL), Lakeland. Family: Spouse – Doris; children – five Career/Life Highlights: Partner: Carr, Chiles & Ellsworth. Retired from active practice in 1973. Active real estate investor and traveler. Practice was concentrated in taxation and real estate. MAX PHILIP ENGEL, Coral Gables. Family: Spouse – Lillian Sales Engel; children – Karen E. Halperin, Roberta E. Parness, and Gerald Engel. Career/Life Highlights: After serving for four years in the U.S. Army during WWII, I came out under the G.I. Bill, earned degrees in business administration and law at the University of Miami, and graduated in 1953. Have been married for 53-years and am the father of three adult children. I have five grandchildren. Have practiced law in Dade County for 50-years. DANIEL WILLIAM ENGEL, JR,Miami. Family: Spouse – Delphine; children – Craig and Marc Engel Career/Life Highlights: I was born in Rutherford, NJ, and came to Florida in 1948. Education: Graduated grade school and high school at PS 147 and Andrew Jackson High School, in Queens, NY. The first year and one-half of college was at Millikin University in Decatur, IL., then to the University of Miami undergraduate school and law school. Following graduation, I went into the military, where I was a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Service for 27 months. When I came out in 1955, I opened my office where I did primarily personal injury and workers’ compensation law in Little Havana, the same address at which I still practice today. The firm name was Engel and Palgon, it still is, although Palgon is now deceased.My community activities include being a trustee, attorney, and stewardship chair for the Carol Baptist Church. I also fill in at the pulpit when the pastor is away. I am past president of Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, past master of Biscayne Bay Masonic Lodge, wrote the song, “We are America,” which Congressman Claude Pepper put into the Congressional Record when his wife heard me sing it. Dante Fastel had it put it in the Library of Congress. The University of Miami opened their 1976 football season with the singing and playing of “We are America,” then the Star Spangled Banner. I closed the Freedom Train by singing it. I also sang it for the Fire Cracker 400 and City Under One God, the Archie Stone Foundation, and the first Black Emancipation Program Week in Miami. I performed my song at the Young Democrats’ National Convention with Congressman Mo Udal, as the guest speaker. I performed it on radio programs and numerous other venues The Phoenix Singers from our senior high sang it at a special Democratic program where Senator Bob Graham appeared, as well as Geraldine Fitzgerald. “We are America” was performed for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers’ Convention, then the academy used it in public service announcements on radio. I wrote other music, plays, and short stories, as well.I received notoriety when I did a human-factor psychological engineering case that was written-up in a magazine in the Mid-West. CALVIN JACKSON FAUCETT, Altamonte Springs. Family: Spouse – Catharine; children – Jan, Robert, Anne, Kimberly, and David, in birth order. Career/Life Highlights: It has been a privilege to have a career practicing law and providing the community with the assistance needed to accomplish its legal affairs. Finding the solution to resolve various circumstances for beleaguered clients and sometimes getting into the heady atmosphere of ploughing new areas of the law has been a rewarding life. The work and the associations are priceless.Now I’m concerned with what I perceive to be the retreat from service as the first priority of many attorneys. At the end of the day, I would hope that no one will end up with only material possessions to show for their life’s work. My areas of practice were civil trial practice and appellate practice. VERNE L. FREELAND,Fallsburg, NY. Family: Spouse – Lynn; children – Russ, Tom, and Jim. Career/Life Highlights: At the peak of my practice, I served as corporate counsel for a large conglomerate, and was listed in the Who’s Who of Attorneys in the 1978 edition. I am currently semi-retired, and am now a political activist. MELVYN B. FRUMKES (MEL), Miami. Family: Children – Mark, Steven, and Mindy. Career/Life Highlights: My contribution in shaping the law and advancing the practice of marital and family law is the true highlight of my career. It is professionally rewarding to write and have “Frumkes on Divorce Taxation” recognized as a leading treatise. Being on the faculty of the National Judicial College where I have served for over 18 years has been a real bonus. Chosen on the list of the “Best Lawyers in America” annually since its inception has been most pleasing. My association as a fellow of both the AAML and IAML and as a diplomat of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers has been gratifying.Raising and enjoying my late daughter, Sherri, and my boys, Mark and Steven, and assisting in raising my daughter, Mindy, has been particularly satisfying. A major highlight is my terrific grandchildren, Michael Penn, Melanie, Emily and Jamie Baer. A real life achievement is my wonderful companionship with Dr. Barbara Buchwald and her warm and loving children, Danielle, Jason and Matthew.I have been enriched by participating in community activities, having been the recipient of the Leonard Hand Human Relations Award of the American Jewish Committee and participating in organizations such as the Children’s Psychiatric Center.Not to diminish the numerous articles I have had published in The Florida Bar Journal and other publications, one of my most exciting accomplishments was having a photograph that I took of two giraffes selected for the front cover of The Florida Bar Journal, October 1981. DAVID C. GASKIN , Wewahitchka. Family: Spouse – Verre B. Gaskin; children – Jerald David Gaskin, Pamela Jane Sumner & Jan Verre Traylor. Career/Highlights: I have had so many that I would not know where to start. Among those are, my experiences in WWII, by leading the entire 8th Air Force on the last mission over Germany; graduation from law school; numerous experiences as a sole practitioner and record in the past 50 years, as well as my very pleasant relationship with the numerous judges and my fellow attorneys. SEYMOUR GELBER , Miami Beach. Family: Spouse – Edith; children – Judy, Dan, Barbara; grandchild – Seven. Career/Life Highlights: I was prosecutor in the Dade State Attorney’s Office, from 1957-73; Dade Circuit Court judge, Juvenile Division, from 1974-90. I served as mayor for the City of Miami Beach, from 1991-97. I earned my Ph.D. in Higher Education at Florida State University in 1972. JOHN M. GILBERT, Tampa. Family: Spouse – Margaret Jean Gilbert; children – Debbie Lynn Milligan, Kimbra Jean Valdes, Pamela Leah Stokes, and John W. Gilbert. Career/Life Highlights: I am a native Floridian, having been born in Dade City, 1927. Finished elementary school in Dade City, attended and graduated from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA., 1945. While there, I excelled in sports and was captain of the football team.After three years of service in the Air Force, I enrolled in the University of Florida. While at university, I renewed a friendship with a childhood schoolmate from the first grade. Jean later became my wife. In 1953, I received my law degree, and Jean and I moved to Tampa.As an avid outdoors sportsman, much of my family time has been devoted to camping, hunting, fishing, and teaching a love of nature to my four children. Every other year for the past 30, we spent our vacations traveling extensively in Europe. I engaged in the private practice of law from 1953 to 77. During 24 years of active practice, I have been assistant city attorney for three years, assistant public defender for two years and a judge of the industrial claims court for two years. I have lectured on The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Program and was elected to the board of directors of the Hillsborough County Bar Association for six terms.I was appointed judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit in 1977 and retired in 1996. One of my greatest pleasures was being invited to membership in the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. SPENCER B. GILBERT, Fort Pierce. Family: Children – son, Grayson S. Gilbert, daughter, Shery L. Gilbert Career/Life Highlights: It started with being called to active duty in September of 1950 as an infantry 2nd Lt., U.S. Army Reserve during the Korean War (Commissioned June 1950, University of Florida, R.O.T.C.), finishing my legal education at the University of Miami in June 1953 and associating with the law firm of John M. McCarty and Charles R.P. Brown in 1953. Being appointed to handle eminent domain trials for the Florida State Turnpike Authority for the “Bob-Tailed” Turnpike in 1955, from Broward County through to St. Lucie County. Partnering with Ralph B. Wilson from 1955-60. Being attorney for the Fort Pierce-St. Lucie County Fire District, 1959-67. Assistant state attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit in 1965, handling all the felonies in St. Lucie and Martin counties. City attorney for the City of Fort Pierce from 1967-69. Attorney for the Civil Service Appeals Board from 1975-present. Formed the firm of Gilbert, McCain, Lynch and Orr, P.A., with Roger Orr, Steven R. McCain and Frank Lynch, now U.S. magistrate judge. Attorney for the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce from 1978 to present. Always maintaining my private general practice, including trial, real-property and probate law. MYRON MIKE GOLD, Coral Gables. Family: Spouse – Roberta Fulton Fox; children – Shari Anna Rosenblatt, daughter plus two nephews, Danial and David Kirkpatrick, who are sons for me. I have six wonderful grandchildren from these three fabulous people. Career/Life Highlights : I began my career as an assistant state attorney in the offices of Richard Gerstein. I then entered private practice in my own firm where I have been engaged in the practice of criminal law, personal injury, and marital law for 40 years. Served as a Democrat committeeman during the Carter administration. Member of the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers; Coral Gables Kiwanis; and Florida Women’s Political Caucus and N.O.W. Member of the University of Miami Hurricane Club, and am an avid Hurricane sports fan. Member of Habitat for Humanity. DAVID M. GONSHAK, Plantation. Family: Spouse – Isabelle, married August 8, 1953; children: Evan J. Gonshak, Brett A. Gonshak, Kathy Hanna; grandchildren: Bobby, Leslie, Lindsay, and Carly Gonshak, Paige, and Pierce Hanna. Career/Life Highlights: Born February 4,1928 in Newark, NJ. Attended pre-law at Upsala College in New Jersey and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. Served in the U.S. Army during WWII and Army Reserves as a captain, JAG. Served many years as legal counsel to the Miami Beach Symphony. Past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates. Enjoying the good life with my wife of 50-years, Isabelle, along with a general practice in law with my two sons and spoiling my grandchildren. ROLAND GONZALEZ, Temple Terrace. Family: Spouse – Eula Braxton Gonzalez; children – Joyce Ann Evans and Roland Gary Gonzalez; grandchildren – eight. Career/Life Highlights: Born January 21, 1929 in Tampa. I received my B.S.B.A. in 1951 from the University of Florida and my LL.B.,with honors, in 1953. I was admitted to The Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in 1953. From 1954-56, I served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps and the USAFR, 1956-65 (captain). From 1973-77, I was assistant county attorney for Hillsborough County; Hillsborough County Court judge, 1978-81; circuit court judge, 1981-94. I have served as senior judge since retirement. JOSEPH ROBERT GRECO , Palm City. Family: Spouse – Claire; children – Lisa Claire Greco, esq., James Joseph Greco, esq., John Joseph Greco, M.D., Suellen Claire Greco, D.V.M. Career/Life Highlights: Associate – Turner, Hendrick and Fascell, Coral Gabels; prosecuting attorney, Hamden, CT; general counsel, Hamden, CT; partner – Douherty and Greco, Hamden, CT; Federal Court mediator and arbitrator, Southern District of Florida; circuit court mediator, State of Florida. ANTHONY J. GREZIK (TONY), Daytona Beach. Family: Spouse – Marilyn G. Grezik, deceased; children – Kari Lee Lynch, Robb W. J. Grezik, and Marci Lynn Beiser. Ruth P. Engle is my dearest friend and companion of 17 years. Career/Life Highlights: Born near Pittsburgh, PA., I moved to Daytona Beach in October 1947, following seven and a-half years spent in the service. I served in a combat engineer outfit and with a unit of the Sixth Tactical Air Command. I was honorably discharged as a first sergeant on November 18, 1945, after serving two and a-half years overseas.I entered Stetson University in DeLand in 1948 and graduated from Stetson Law College receiving a LL.B. degree in June 1953, the last law class in DeLand.I started a general practice in July 1953, becoming active in civic affairs and working diligently to bring about a genuine two-party system in local, regional, and state government. During 1966 to 1970, I served as chair of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee.In 1956, I was elected as a Republican to the office of J.P. Misdemeanor Court, primarily because I advocated the abolishment of the court. It was a fee system type of justice and the judge also was the coroner. During my 11 years of service, a medical examiner became the coroner. Some years later, the court system was improved, eliminating said fee system court and constable.I received citations and awards from veterans’ organizations for pro bono legal services. I received also recognition from the American Legion, Loyal Order of the Moose, Polish American Pulaski Club, and cities of Daytona Beach and South Daytona. I was president of the Volusia County Mental Health Association; commissioner of Halifax Medical Center, 1970-1972; chair of the Daytona Beach Zoning Board of Appeals and member of Planning Board of Daytona Beach for 10 years.Admitted to serve in the state courts of Florida, Federal District Court and United States Supreme Court, and have appeared before the Veterans Administration and am authorized to practice before the U.S. Military Court of Appeals. I served as state attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1967-1969. JOHN REID HEUER, Blacksburg, VA. Family: Spouse – Iona M. Heuer; children – daughter, Virginia J. Whitlock; grandchildren: Alicia Whitlock, and Emily Whitlock. Career/Life Highlights : I was an active practitioner in the area of general/civil law practice in Palm Beach County for approximately 30 years; that was the highlight of my career. I did a small amount of civil litigation. Mostly, I did estate planning, wills and estate, real estate, and corporate law. Then I moved onto farming and ranching in Montana and Virginia. In the process, I had agricultural and recreational land ownership and livestock. I also owned an automotive parts and equipment businesses in Montana and Virginia.I am currently retired, except for recreational pursuits and personal investments.A favorite part of my Bar membership was The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, on which I was proud to serve for a great many years. I belong to the Palm Beach County Bar, The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Texas, the Sailfish Club of Palm Beach, the Bonnettes Hunting Club, and the Palm Beach Council of the Navy League, president. I also belong to the American Bar Association. WILLIAM CLAYPOOLE IRVIN, Athens, GA. Family: Spouse – Jane Bryant Irvin, married 57 years; children – Gail Cox, Cynthia Goodall, William C., Jr., and Paul B. Irvin (who is a trial attorney in Winter Park with the Troutman firm.) Career/Life Highlights: Born in Minisink Hills, PA., Education: Was a graduate of public schools in Philadelphia. I did something you can’t do anymore – You needed two years of pre-law to get into law school, but I took two summer sessions and one regular session, and GEDs that totaled 18 credits, then they gave me a few credits for what I took in the service. I was able to get into law school with just two-years credit. I, as well as the other members of the class of ’53, were “ grand-parented” into The Florida Bar without taking the exam.After school, I became the second lawyer to practice in Cocoa Beach. I had a general practice – in other words, “anything I could get,” from 1957 – until ’87. Following that I did nothing. “We left the plains of Florida for the mountains of Georgia, because there were millions of people in Florida, and no trees and there were millions of trees in Georgia and no people.”I was charter president of the Cocoa Beach Rotary Club, and was a city attorney, city commissioner for Cocoa Beach and was founding vice-president and director of the Cape Canaveral Hospital District, and past-president of the Brevard County Bar Association. BERNARD R. JAFFE (BERN) , Boca Raton. Family: Spouse – Ruth; children – Carole, Roger, and Judy. Career/Life Highlights: Twenty years of successful practice with Moore, Jaffe and Amari, Tobin and Jaffe, and four years on the bench in Dade County. I am now senior judge in Palm Beach County. All the way enjoyable and now – 50 years. It’s been a good trip. THOMAS H. JOHNSON, SR., Tequesta. Family: Spouse – Audrey G. Johnson; children – Thomas H. Johnson, Jr., Joseph R. Johnson, William E. Johnson, Robert L. Jackson, and John W. Johnson. Career/Life Highlights: I am a retired judge with the Florida circuit courts, elected 1976 to a term beginning, January 4, 1979, re-elected 1982 and 1988. I was born in Lake Worth, December 16, 1927, educated at the University of Miami where I received my LL.B in 1953. I was then admitted to The Florida Bar in 1953. I began my legal practice in West Palm Beach in 1953. In legal practice in Riviera Beach, from 1958-73, and West Palm Beach, 1973-77. Florida state attorney, 1964-68 and member of the Florida Senate, from 1970-74. THOMAS J. JORDAN , North Miami. Family: Spouse –Geraldine T. Jordan, wife of 45 years; children – Carol A. Jordan, state attorney, assigned to inspector general at Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade; Dorothy Ann Jordan, vice president, World Net Service, Broward County. Career/Life Highlights : Parliamentarian of the Democratic Executive Committee – 14 years, 1952-66; Varsity heavyweight boxer – University of Miami, 1951-53; only lawyer graduated from law school on boxing scholarship, 1953. Attorney for Federated Department Stores, Inc., 16 years. Dedicated to serving my clients fairly and honorably for 50 years, even when not paid with money. Life-member in Dade County Bar Association. Happy to still be here, proud of my daughters and their accomplishments. My areas of practice include real estate, general commercial practice, probate practice, real estate litigation, and trial practice. DOUGLAS C. KAPLAN (DOUG), Hollywood. Family: Spouse – Marlyne (Marzi) Kaplan; children – Russell D. Kaplan, Hilary B. Gitlitz, and Karen L. Siegel. Career/Life Highlights: I graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1953 and was designated one of the outstanding seniors in my graduating class. I entered the military and served with the U.S. Judge Advocate General’s Office in Korea, 1954-56. I served as prosecutor to the Municipal Courts of the City of Hollywood for 11 years and as counsel to the South Broward Board of Realtors for the last 23 years. I introduced to the State of Florida, and other states, legislation creating transaction brokerage, a non-agency relationship between real estate licensees and the persons with whom they work. I have been engaged in two partnerships spanning my entire legal career and am now engaged in the sole practice of law since the elevation of my partner, Michael Gates, to the circuit court of Broward County. My wife and all three of my children have followed me into legal careers. CLARENCE J. KEEL, JR. (C.J.), Tampa. Family: Spouse – Patricia Ann Keel; children – two sons, C. Joseph Keel III and Jeffrey Scott Keel, who is a member of The Florida Bar and practices with me. My daughter Laura Ann Keel Jones is married to attorney Gregory D. Jones. Career/Life Highlights: After law school, I was a casualty insurance adjuster for six years. I entered into practice in Tampa on Feb. 1, 1959, and have practiced since then, here in Tampa. I was the senior member of the firm of Yado, Keel & Nelson for 25 years and have been in solo practice, since 1991. In 1995, I was joined by my son Jeffrey (Jeff). I am a Shrine Mason, and have been potentate of Egypt Temple here in Tampa, where I served on the Board of Governors of the Shrine Children’s Hospital in Tampa on the USF campus. I was on the board for 15 years, serving as secretary for four or five years and was chair of the board for four. JACOB HOLLADAY KELLY III, St. Petersburg. Family: Spouse – Virginia F. Kelly, deceased; children – Brian H. Kelly, and Stuart K. Kelly Career/Life Highlights: Native of Virginia. Graduated from Great Bridge, VA. High School, in 1937. Received my B.S. degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech., in 1942. Joined the U.S. Naval Reserves, in January 1942 and was assigned to active duty in August 1942; was commissioned an ensign USNR, February 1943. I served in the U.S.E.T.O. and Shanghai, China, again in ETO and aboard the USS Fremont, until September 1949. Received my J.D. degree from the University of Richmond Law School. Employed by the Internal Revenue Service, June 1956, until retirement in January 1988. I’m also a member of the Virginia State Bar. JAMES LAWRENCE KING (LARRY), Miami. Family: Spouse – Mary F. Kapa King; children – Judge Lawrence Daniel King, Kathryn Ann Wright, Karen Ann Colbert, and Mary Virginia King; grandchildren – David Wright, Brett, Ryan, Corrine, and Peter Colbert, Jordan Veronica, and Richard Earl Luke Getchell, and James Lawrence King. Career/Life Highlights: Born Miami. Attended University of Florida, chair of a campus political party, member of honor court, executive council, president’s cabinet, hall of fame, president, Florida Blue Key and law review.Active duty in U.S. Air Force, JAG, 1953-55. Practiced law in Miami Beach with Sibley & David; Sibley, Grusmark, Barkdull & King.Elected to the presidency of the State Junior Bar and Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, 1962-64. Appointed to the Board of Control of Florida. Appointed circuit judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit, 1964. Temporarily assigned as a justice of the Supreme Court of Florida and judge of the Second, Third and Fourth district courts of appeal of Florida, 1964-70.Appointed United States District judge for the Southern District of Florida, October 30, 1970. Appointed by chief justice to serve on several committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, including the Committee on Judicial Activities, 1973-76; Special Committee to Implement the U.S. Magistrates System through Study and Report Upon the Master System and English Civil Judicial Procedures of the British High Court in London, 1974; Committee on the Code of Judicial Conduct, 1974-76; Committee on Standards of Admission of Attorneys to Federal Practice (Devitt Committee), 1976-79; chair, Implementation Committee on Admission of Attorneys to Federal Practice (King Committee), 1979-85; Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of the U.S. Administrative Office, 1985; and Committee on Long Range Planning, 1990-96. Visiting Judge, Fifth and 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Elected president, Fifth Circuit District Judges Association, appointed chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Panama Canal Zone, 1978-79.Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1984-87; member, Judicial Council of the 11th Circuit, 1989-92. Chief judge, Southern District of Florida, 1984-91. Senior judge, December 20, 1992 (continues full assigned active judge caseload.)Honorary Doctor of Humanities, St. Thomas University. Law school commencement speaker at the University of Florida, and St. Thomas University.Congress named the United States Courthouse in Miami as the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building, April 30, 1996.Recipient, 18th Annual Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award, 2000. ROBERT L. KOEPPEL, Coconut Grove. Family: Spouse – Eddy; children – Robert L., Jr., Steven Gautier Peiton, Kevin F. Career/Life Highlights: Education: University of Miami graduate school and the University of Miami School of Law. Appointed public defender and was the first elected public defender in the State of Florida, elected two times. Director of the Dade County Bar Association, General Master Civil Division Circuit Court, director of PHP Health Plan and CAC Health Plan. Former special assistant district attorney, New York City.Hobbies – avid boatman. What I most enjoy is coaching my 11-year-old son. H. ROBERT KOLTNOW (BOB), Plantation. Family: Spouse – Carol; children – William, Karen, Sara and Amy; grandchildren – Sean, Jamie, Courtney, and Isabella. Career/Life Highlights: I was born and raised in Atlantic City, N.J., and attended Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA., 1947-50. I graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1953, and commenced a general practice in Miami. Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth Circuit) in 1967, and U.S. Supreme Court, 1968. I served as a Florida Real Estate Commission Hearing Examiner, 1970-74. I was a Florida Bar board certified trial lawyer, 1983-93, and tried diverse cases in many state and federal trial courts, as well as the appellate courts.I was active in The Florida Bar from 1960-78, serving as chair of The Florida Bar Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Grievance Committee, Client Security Fund, and Legal Assistant Committee. I have also been an adjunct professor in legal assistant programs, 1975-92 at Miami-Dade Community College, University of Miami, Florida International University and Briarcliff College. I served on the Dade County Board of Directors of Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund. In addition, I served on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Credit Union, 1963-98, and as president for 10 years, from 1989-98. I am particularly proud of the 15 years I spent in the Khoury League baseball and softball programs, 1966-80, as coach and commissioner. SAMUEL KONEFSKY , Jacksonville. Family: Spouse – Marilyn F. Konefsky Career/Life Highlights: I practiced in Miami from 1953-61, 1962-66. For the intervening year, I was on U.S. Air Force active duty. I retired with the rank of lieutenant colonel.I am a retired administrative law judge, having held that position from 1976-87, served as senior judge from 1993-95. I was chief administrative law judge in Jacksonville from 1978-87, when I retired from the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals. CARL LIONEL LAKS , Miami. Family: Spouse – Helga Luise Laks; children – Cynthia Karen Laks McCan, Deborah Bloch, teacher, married to attorney Bruce Bloch; Lori Sagonna, nurse; Eric Laks, (14 years state trooper and active Navy reservist – wife is a 17 year state trooper); grandchildren – seven.I was born in 1929 in Wilkes Barre, PA. I came to Miami in 1947 and enrolled in the University of Miami School of Business, where I joined the Florida National Guard and in 1949 joined the first Air Force R.O.T.C. after getting an honorable discharge from the National Guard. In 1951, I received my BB.A. and in 1952, I received my commission in the Air Force and was assigned to the 435th Troop Carrier Wing as an adjutant. In 1953, I graduated law school and was admitted to the Bar and then in 1954 I was called to active duty. While attending the air command and staff school as a JAG officer, I was injured in a training accident and ended up in a body cast of sorts, and was disabled with a total knee and shoulder replacement, which doesn’t work, and L2-S1 spinal fusion.My special field was real estate and probate, from which I couldn’t really make a decent living, so I turned to collection practice, which turned out to be very lucrative.During my practice in downtown Miami, I was for a time, the designated guardian ad litem for the legal aid society and did an overabundance of child custody work with little compensation.I eventually retired from the Air Force and am also sometimes captain of the Dade County Honor Guard, handling two to four funerals per week for veterans who honorably served.I am active in many veterans organizations, including past commander of the American Legion Post, present commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter, chaplin for Korean War Veterans, etc. A.H. LANE, Bartow. Career/Life Highlights: Graduated from Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA., after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, having attained the rank of captain. Was admitted to The Virginia Bar in 1948.Was recalled for active duty with the Marine Corps from a reserve unit in Richmond, VA., during the Korean War and stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC.I was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1953. Moved to Bartow in 1954 to practice with Mr. C.A. Boswell. That firm later became known as Boswell & Lane.I was appointed circuit judge in 1965 to the 10th Judicial Circuit. Retired as circuit judge in 1975. Practiced law with Lakeland firm later known as Lane-Trohn (now Gray, Harris, Robinson.) Retired from practice, December 1991. DAVID F. LANIER, Avon Park. Family: Spouse – Sujette Dorminy Lanier; children – sons, James Dorminy Lanier and William Fredrick Lanier; grandchildren – two Career/Life Highlights: I live and have a solo law practice in Avon Park. This is where I grew up and attended school, until I enrolled at Bolles Military School in Jacksonville. After graduating from Bolles, I served in the U.S. Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. Upon completing my military service, I enrolled at the University of Florida. In 1951, I received a B.S.B.A degree in finance and in 1953, an LL.B. from the University of Florida law school. In 1957, I opened a law practice in Avon Park on North Verona Avenue. Three years later, I moved my practice to 30 East Main Street, Avon Park, its present location. The early years of law practice were divided among my practice, serving as claims court judge for Highlands County, and municipal court judge, for the City of Avon Park. Other activities included deacon, trustee, and teacher at the Union Congregational Church, secretary and president of Avon Park Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce member, scout leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and business law instructor at South Florida Community College, Avon Park. My early law practice specialized in “whatever walked in the front door,” but is now limited to probate, trusts, wills, and real property. DANIEL J. LE FEVRE (DAN) , Winter Park. Family: Children – Daniel G. LeFevre, Master Planner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; two grandchildren in college. Career Highlights: Surviving childhood, WWII, USMC-USN, Stetson law school and 50 years of practice in the areas of probate and real estate. My hobbies are golf and boating. I try to spend as much time as possible in my cottage on Penobscot Bay in Castine, Maine in the summer. I plan to retire in about 20 years. MARVIN W. LEWIS , Miami. Family: Spouse – Juliet H. Lewis, deceased September 14, 2002; children – Richard C., Kenneth A., and Donald M. Career/Life Highlights: It has gone very fast. I was born in Brooklyn, NY, attended Harvard Law School. I was admitted to the New York State Bar and practiced there for about two years. I was a special agent for the FBI from 1939-45; I then resumed my practice in New York; then moved to Ohio, where I was admitted in 1949. In 1953 I moved to Florida, where I was admitted that same year to The Florida Bar. My son Richard is my partner at Shoranstein & Lewis. My son Kenneth is a member of the Swedish Bar, practicing in Stockholm. My grandson Samuel A. Lewis practices law in Miami, and my granddaughter Rebecka is in law school in Stockholm. Near the end of the line. CARL EDWIN LIPTON , Boynton Beach. Family: Spouse – Dorothy C. Lipton; children – Edward, Joel, Richard, and Hilary; grandchildren – Nine. Career/Life Highlights: – I am a former prosecutor and municipal judge. I retired in 1992. My practice areas were real estate, probate, and geriatric law. I presently do pro bono advising to the elderly and indigent. I am an active member of the Masons, and past president of more than 10 organizations. THOMAS C. MACDONALD (TOM), Tampa. Family: Spouse – Gay Anne; children – Margaret Anne and Thomas. Career/Life Highlights: Served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors for four years. Chair of The Florida Bar Committee on Professional Ethics, four years. Member of ABA Committee on Professional Ethics, six years. Member of Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, six years; chair, one year. For the last seven years, I have been general counsel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission. I am a fellow, American College of Trial lawyers, and have a life membership of the American Law Institute. I am the recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Award of Merit; the Goldburg Award by Hillsborough County Trial Lawyers, and the Tampa Bay Federal Bar Association’s Carr Award. Served as president of The University of Florida National Alumni Association, and have been the recipient of the University of Florida Distinguished Alumnus Award. RICHARD H. W. MALOY (DICK) , Key Biscayne. Family: Spouse – Nancy H. Maloy; children – Nancy E. Sheets and Richard Maloy Career/Life Highlights: I began practicing law in 1953, with a small firm in Miami (Padgett & Teasley), transferring five years later to a larger firm, which is now Steel, Hector and Davis, concentrating on trial work in both firms. In 1962, I became the first in-house counsel for The Wackenhut Corporation, at the fascinating period of that company’s development, when it was burgeoning in size by the acquisition of other companies across the country. In 1964, I began 20 years as a single practitioner in the first of its kind law center, which I developed in Coral Gables. My work consisted primarily of appeals, domestic relations, real property and probate. In 1984, I left the active practice of law to continue writing for law book publishers – the 14 volume “Benders Florida Forms,” and a bankruptcy practice manual, published by Butterworth. In 1991, I entered the teaching profession at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, where I teach bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, wills and trusts, legal writing and a few other courses. Have directed St. Thomas Law School’s Summer-in-Spain Program for the past seven years, and teach comparative debtor/creditor relations in Spain each summer. During our marriage of 44-years, my wife, Nancy, and I raised two wonderful children, Nancy E. Sheets, and Richard Maloy, both of whom live in South Florida. I thank God that I have lived to see this day. EDWIN MARGER (ED), Jasper, GA. Family: Spouse – Dr. Susan Hamel; children – Shari Ann Jenkins, Diane Elaine Marger-Moore, Sandy Ben Marger; George Phinney Marger, Charleston Faye Marger. Career/Life Highlights: Commercial aircraft pilot; 15 Trans-Atlantic flights – single and multi-engine. My areas of practice were: criminal, family, and personal injury. DAVID MCDONALD , Miami. Family: Spouse – Patsy M. McDonald; children – daughter, Valerie Lynn Scott, Atlanta Ga., sons, David M. McDonald and Patrick G. McDonald Career/Life Highlights: My father, David C. McDonald (1896 – 1972), started our firm in Miami in 1927. Except for two years in the U.S. Air Force as an assistant staff judge advocate providing legal assistance to Air Force personnel, trying cases and acting as claims officer, I have practiced law in Miami with my father and later with my two sons. David M. McDonald joined me in the practice of law in 1988, after working for several years as an aeronautical engineer. He holds a single and multi-engine land and single engine seaplane pilot certificate with an instrument rating. My other son, Patrick G. McDonald, joined us in 2001, after working as a wildlife officer with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, where he is still active as a reserve officer. Because of our years in Miami, we have a general practice in addition to a specialty in insurance defense representing U.S. and foreign insurers and especially in aviation and marine related matters. Our marine and aviation specialty was a natural result of my having worked on commercial fishing boats and on aircraft as I hold a single and multi-engine commercial pilot certificate, and an airframe and power plants mechanic’s certificate. JAMES J. MCVEIGH (JIM) , Panama City. Family: Spouse – Aida; children – Linda, Rose, Deirdre, James, and John. Career/Life Highlights: Graduated from Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, NY., January 1945; from Siena College, NY, June 1950; University of Miami Law School with a J.D., June 1953. Employed as assistant city attorney for the City of Miami, 1957-58; retired USAF, Ltc., JAG Dept.; married Aida Prado, Oct. 15, 1955 in Havana, Cuba. We have five children and 10 grandchildren. Most notable cases: Feinberg v. St. Francis Hospital, where Justice Terrell quoted brief in his opinion; La Pan v. Cascade Enterprises, a mechanics lien case where the Supreme Court held that the lien attached to the realty when the owner required the lessee to make improvements thereto. JOHN LEE MCWHORTER, Miami. Family: Spouse – Mary Lou McWhorter; children – daughter, Cheryl Ann Star, sons Brian Lee and Bruce Lynn McWhorter Career/Life Highlights: Seven years with the Civil Aeronautics Board and National Transportation Safety Board drafting Federal Aviation Regulations and conducting accident hearings and issuance of reports on major aircraft accidents. Forty-three years private practice in aircraft crash litigation and as an expert witness in aircraft crash litigation. DANIEL N. MEADOWS (DAN) , Cocoa. Family: Spouse – Emma Lou; children – daughters, Diane M. Stewart and Marianne M. Inman – sons, Daniel M., Stephen M. and Mark A Meadows Career/Life Highlights: Former attorney for City of Cocoa Beach; former attorney for City of Cocoa; former municipal judge for City of Cocoa; and former commissioner of Housing Authority of the City of Cocoa. JACKSON D. MILLER III, Bradenton. Family: Spouse, Mary Lilla, deceased; children – Mary Anne, Suzanne and Jackson D. Miller IV. Career/Life Highlights: Past president of Manatee County Bar Association, member of The Florida Bar Committee on Public Relations and member of the Bar’s Communication Commitee and General Practice Section. My areas of practice are probate, real estate, and business. GENE MOORE (SPIDER) , Boynton Beach. Family: Spouse – Jan (deceased); children – Pepper Lynn Goldberg, Jeri Horraine Benjamin; grandchildren – Chase Goldberg, Bret Benjamin, and Ryan Benjamin. Career/Life Highlights: I came, I practiced, I retired – The rest I leave to the poor! WILLIAM EDWARD MOSCHELL (BUD) , Miami. Family: Spouse – Eloise Moschell; children – Deborah Allison, Laura Palmer, Robert Moschell (member of The Florida Bar), Marcy Higbie (member of The Texas Bar), Paul Moschell, and John Moschell. Career/Life Highlights: Born September 30, 1925, Madison, IL. Enlisted in U.S. Navy at age 17 and was selected as a Naval Aviation Cadet in Class V5, U.S.N.R., but was thereafter assigned to a Navy V12 Unit at Wabash College and at the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, was commissioned as an ensin, U.S.N.R. That summer, I was recruited to play football for the Cleveland Rams; however, I elected to foregofootball to pursue a legal education and attended the University of Indiana Law School in 1947; and attended the University of Miami Law School at night, receiving a J.D., in 1953. I have enjoyed most of my career in family practice with Eloise, my wife of 55 years, assisting in my office, and my son Robert, as my law partner, since 1984. My life highlights also include my six children, all of whom attended college and pursue productive and responsible lives. Happily added to these blessings are 10 wonderful grandchildren.I am a member of Bay Shore Lutheran Church, serving as congregational president, vice-president, elder; and as an elected member of the board of governors of the Lutheran Layman’s League; member, chair and secretary of the Lutheran House Committee; and a member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod Television Board of two years. I have enjoyed past memberships in the American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club, and National Lutheran Lawyer’s Association. DALE E. MURPHY, York, PA. Family: Spouse – Constance Athans Murphy. Career/Life Highlights: Taught in one-room schools, editor-in-chief of Millersville University newspaper. Principal in State College Area School District, associate professor at West Chester University and deputy in the county prothonotary and recorder of deeds offices – all in Pennsylvania. Have also traveled to all oceans, U.S. states, and continents, including the Antartica. ROBERT GEORGE MURRELL, Orlando. Career/Life Highlights: Unlike my brother, who wanted to be a lawyer from the time he was a small child, I never knew I wanted to be a lawyer, although all of the men in the family were lawyers – father, brother, four uncles, an aunt, four cousins. I carried the brief case to interview murderers in jail, watched jury trials, appellate arguments, and heard law discussed at the supper table – unlike an attorney/friend who said he became a lawyer because his father was a proctologist and seldom discussed his work at the supper table. Skipping two grades, I went off to college at 16, and 4 ½ calendar years later was admitted to the Bar three days after my 21st birthday, predestined to be a lawyer.There were always many clients needing a lawyer. I never had to practice for money, and never was compelled to compromise a case for my own needs, but represented both the right and the poor who, I thought, had a meritorious case – murderers, rapists, large construction companies, banks, divorces, will contests, probate, tax fraud, real estate matters, appeals – whatever, seeing justice prevail most of the time, and sometimes not – from one circuit judge in Orlando to now more than 50. The law has been very good to me, financially, and with satisfaction in helping others seeking a little justice, and hoping to win. Also to wear a suit and eat with friends in a good restaurant. Never took a Bar exam, but was admitted to Florida, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, and New York bars. Argued a couple of cases in the United States Supreme Court, and am admitted to 10 of the 11 Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and more courts than I can name. MURRAY W. OVERSTREET, JR. , Kissimmee. Family: Spouse – Rea, deceased; children – John, Jennifer, Jo, and Jeffrey; grandchildren, nine. Career/Life Highlights: Practicing law in Kissimmee for my entire career allowed me to establish long-term relationships with generations of clients. I also served as county attorney for Osceola County for 25 years, while maintaining my private practice. I have been and remain active in my church, First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee, and in numerous civic and cultural organizations, including Osceola Center for the Arts, Community Vision and Hospice of the Comforter. Additionally, I served on the district board of trustees, Valencia Community College and subsequently as adjunct instructor at Valencia Community College. ALRED R. PALMER, Miami. Family: Spouse – Constance C. Palmer, 47 years; children – Regina Dubs, Paul Palmer, Richard Palmer, Michael Palmer, Elizabeth Crippen, and Thomas Palmer; grandchildren – 15. Career/Life Highlights: I was born in New York City on March 23, 1930. Graduated from the University of Miami with both undergraduate and Doctor of Law degrees. Admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1972. Served two years of active duty in the U.S. Army in Korea. My son, Paul, is now managing partner of Palmer, Palmer & Mangiero, P.A., in Kendall.During the 50 years I practice law, enjoyed helping people, I participated in the following activities: served as attorney for the Kendall Perrine Board of Realtors; 25 years in Kiwanis and served as president; was co-founder of the Guardianship Program of Dade County; served as president and worked for 20 years; founder of Catholic Lawyers Guild; received the St. Thomas Moore Award, for outstanding contributions to the community; worked in the Cursillo movement, in the Archdiocese of Miami for 22 years; and served on the board of the Christian Leadership Prayer Breakfast of Dade County for 15 years.My journey has been wonderful, and I thank God for giving me such a wonderful family, a law practice where I could help others, and very many friends over the years that I could share my life with theirs. CHARLES C. PAPY, JR., (CHARLIE), Miami. Family: Spouse – wife, Deborah; children – Charles III and Stephen. Career/Life Highlights: Served in the Florida Legislature, 1972 – 78; served as chair of several committees and was the leader of the Dade County delegation which was the largest delegation in the legislature. I was the creator of the following bills – under-insurance coverage so that if the state was not going to mandate higher rates at least the public could purchase such rates to protect them selves – equal rights for women – Florida school for veterinary medicine and was vice chair of Judiciary Committee and rewrote the workers’ compensation law of Florida among other laws. Probably have had more than 500 jury trials and still believe in the jury system as the best safe guard of citizens’ rights. Believe that the first duty of a lawyer is to the court and justice and then to his client. General trial work in all state and federal courts in Florida. WILLIAM H. PARK, South Miami. Family: Spouse – Eleanor L. Park, R.N. retired; children – Stephen J. Park and Laura E. Rosa. Career/Life Highlight: Miami Beach Senior High School, 1947; University of Miami, June 1951, BB.A., and University of Miami, Aug. 1953, LL. B. My area of practice was general practice. JOHN H. PATTERSON, Pinecrest. Family: Spouse – Jeanne DuPree Patterson (married, 1949); children – Jeanne Patterson Rawlings, John H. Patterson, Jr., Susan Patterson Roberts; grandchildren – four. Career/Life Highlights: Born, Washington D.C., June 3, 1924; grew up, from age two months, in Tallahassee; was educated in Leon County, public schools; graduated from Leon High School, 1942; entered Davidson College (NC), fall 1942; enlisted in Naval Aviation Cadet Program, November 1942; commenced active duty in cadet program, April 1943; commissioned, ensign, U.S.N.R. and received air navigator designation and wings, July 1945; released to inactive duty, June 1946; entered Tallahassee Branch, University of Florida, Fall 1946; graduated (B.S., Commerce), Florida State University 1948; entered University of Miami Law School, 1951; received LL.B. degree ( cum Laude ) 1953; voluntarily re-entered active reserve, U.S.N., Opa Locka, FL, Naval Air Station, during Korean War; served in active reserve at N.A.S. Opa Locka, as air intelligence officer, throughout Korean War; subsequently released to inactive reserve with rank of full lieutenant; former member and chair of 11th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, and served as referee in Florida Bar disciplinary cases; formerly a partner with the Miami firms, Worley, Gautier & Patterson, and Mershon, Sawyer, Johnston, Dunwody & Cole, and the Miami office of Holland & Knight. Presently practice with partners John H. Patterson, Jr.(my son) and James H. Sweeny III, as Patterson & Sweeny; member, real property, probate and trust law committees, The Florida Bar and the ABA. I am the son and the father of Florida lawyers. JOHN H. PAYNE, Fort Lauderdale. Family: Spouse – Barbara B. Payne; Children – John K. Payne, Lindsey A. Payne, and Michael H. Payne. Career/Life Highlights: I have practiced commercial real estate, construction and aviation law in Fort Lauderdale, since admission. After the early years, when I was a specialist at anything that came through the door, I worked primarily in two areas: building construction and aviation law. I represented scheduled airlines as well as single aviators and fixed-based operators. I’m proudest of the pro bono work I have done for 30 years, as legal counsel for a day-care school for under privileged children. PRESTON L. PREVATT (PRES), Miami. Family: Spouse – Dorothy Doyle Prevatt; children – Robert, Reid and Pamela Woll. Career/Life Highlights: I joined Shutts & Bowen in Miami on March 1, 1953, where I practiced until retiring on March 1, 1992. I am now of council to the firm. There was not as much specialization in those days and I had the opportunity to work in a number of different areas of the law, but in later years did mostly probate, estate, and trust work.I served two terms on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association and was treasurer for three years. I was a delegate to the Junior Bar Conference, now Young Lawyers Division, of the American Bar Association and later served eight years in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. I am past president of the YMCA of Greater Miami, the estate planning counsel of the Greater Miami and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. I am presently legal counsel emeritus of the Lighthouse.Since retirement, I have done a lot of traveling and spent time at a vacation home in the mountains of North Carolina. JOHN L. REMSEN , North Palm Beach. Family: Children – John L. Remsen Jr., Helen M. Fisher and Stephanie E. Remsen Career/Life Highlights:. I joined Robert F. Cromwell in the practice of law in 1953 in Riviera Beach. In 1955, we formed the partnership of Cromwell and Remsen, which was the first such law firm established in Northern Palm Beach County. I practiced corporate, banking, public utilities, and real estate law there for 36 years, leaving to become of counsel to the firm of Boose Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens McBane & O’Connell in West Palm Beach, where I currently practice. I have been active in both Bar and civic activities throughout Palm Beach County, such as the following: chair, Florida Bar Judicial Nominating Committee; chair, Florida Bar Institution for JNC Commission; chair, 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission; member, statewide Judicial Nominating Commission; member, Fourth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission; chair, Florida Bar Institute for Judicial Nominating Commissioners; president, Palm Beach County Legal Aide Society; chair and member, 15th Circuit Grievance Committee; chair, Palm Beach County School Board; president, Palm Beach County Sports Commission.Member, Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Committee; general chair, 1966 PGA Team Championship; general chair, 1971 PGA Championship; 1974 Recipient Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award; chairman, 1959 Polio Telethon; president, American Cancer Society, Palm Beach County Unit; president, Chamber of Commerce of the North Palm Beach; president, Junior Chamber of Commerce of North Palm Beaches. JEROME J. REPPA (JERRY), Munster, IN. Family: Spouse – Patricia A. Reppa; children – Laura Monteen, J. James Reppa, Nancy E. Johnson, Mary P. Behrens, Julianne Myers, Cathleen J. Lundeen and Carolyn A. Blocher (one son and six daughters); grandchildren, 18 Career/Life Highlights: 1954-69, Savings and loan officer; 1969-89, partner, Kiernan McDonagh & Reppa; 1989 – present, sole practitioner; 1972 – 90, served for 18 years as a Republican member of the Indiana House of Representatives. I currently serve as a member of the Stewardship Commission of St. Thomas More Church, Munster, IN. Member, American, Florida, Indiana, and Lake County Bars. RALPH W. RINEHART, Brooksville. Family: Spouse – Joyce Rinehart; children – Michael Rinehart, Mitchell Rinehart (deceased), Karen Perusse, and Lisa Rinehart; grandchildren – Alicia, Jarrid, Keri and Amber. Career/Life Highlights: Entered the U.S. Army at the age of 16 and served during WWII and the Korean War. Started the practice of law in Tampa, practicing in both state and federal court. Served as city attorney for Port Tampa, prior to it being annexed by the City of Tampa. Was active in politics, running for state senate at one time and for circuit judge at another time. Was one of the originators of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and served as it’s first president. Was a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Hillsborough Trial Lawyers Association. In 2001, I moved to Brooksville to build a retirement home. LEONARD ROMANIK (LENNY), Palm City. Family: Spouse – LaVerne; children – Suzi, David, Steven, and Andrew. Career/Life Highlights: Being able to retire at age 55; winning the racing date legal battles between Gulfstream Park and Hialeah. My areas of practice are parimutuels – racing law, banking and corporations. BILLY L. ROWE, St. Petersburg. Family: Spouse – Joann H. Rowe; children – Debra Rowe Price, James Curtis Rowe; grandchildren – four. Career/Life Highlights: Upon graduating from the University of Florida Law School, I served two years with the Judge Advocate Corp., in the U.S. Air Force; 1953-55. I have been engaged in the practice of law in St. Petersburg since 1955. My practice has been essentially trial work, primarily in the defense field, including workers’ compensation. After two years in the Air Force, I returned to St. Petersburg and began my legal career in March 1955. I became a partner in the law firm of Greene, Mann, Rowe, Stanton, Mastry and Barton, where I remained until Dec. 1983. From Dec. 1983-Dec. 1984. I was a partner in the law firm of Green, Piper, Davenport, Rowe and Stanton. On Dec. 1, 1984, our firm merged with Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker, P.A. I continued with Fowler, White, et. al., until I retired from the firm, Oct. 31, 1999. I am presently semi-retired and my firm name is Billy L. Rowe, P.A. I’m also a Certified Court Mediator. My mediation work is primarily in the area of workers’ compensation. During my career I have served on various committees of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, including executive committee, co-chair Bench and Bar, legislative committee. I’ve also served as co-chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee. I’ve also been privileged to serve my community in various ways. I’m a former member of the St. Petersburg Exchange Clubs, Suncoasters (past president), St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, Squire’s, board of trustees of Shorecrest Preparatory School, charter member of Palm Lake Christian Church, (past board chairman and elder from 1958-to-date), served as moderator (president) of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Florida, Inc., and member and past president of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, St. Petersburg. WILLIAM M. ROWLAND, JR., Orlando. Family: Spouse – Margaret S. Rowland (Nee Simmons), wife of 47 years; children – Tara Pinaud, Molly R. Self, William M. Rowland III (Florida Bar member), and C. Beau Rowland; grandchildren – five. Career/Life Highlights: Born in Orlando on August 26, 1931, was a fourth generation Orange County resident. Graduated from Orlando High School in 1949, where I lettered in high school baseball, and played in Orlando City League Class A Baseball. Did undergraduate work, 1949-51, at Stetson University; attended Stetson Law School at DeLand, 1951-53; graduating at top of class. Was admitted to The Florida Bar at age 21, in August 1953.Commissioned as 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army JAG Corp., in 1953; attended the U.S. Army JAG School at University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville, and served two years in the U.S. Army JAG offices primarily with Army’s First Infantry Division in Augsberg, Germany, and Fort Riley, KS.Began private law practice in Orlando at the end of 1955, and established my own law firm in 1957, engaging in general law practice. In late 1972, became general counsel for Orange County School Board (not in-house counsel), and served in that capacity until late 1993, at which time I became “of counsel,” with the law firm of Broad and Cassel.Retired from the practice of law at the end of 1998. Today I spend my time in stock market and real estate investments. ARTHUR H. SELTZER (ART), Weston. Family: Spouse – Shirley; children – daughter, Fern, and son, Steven. Career/Life Highlights: My family, including my grandchildren, has always been my most treasured highlight. My career was most exciting and interesting since every client presented a new, and sometimes novel, approach to business. My areas of practice were: securities, corporate, and business law. WILLIAM E. SHERMAN (BILL), DeLand. Family: Spouse – Vicki Lynn Sherman; children – deceased. Career/Life Highlights: Born Tampa, April 28, 1927. Attended the University of Florida (B.A., 1950; J.D., 1967, replaced LL.B. conferred, 1953); Phi Delta Phi. Admitted to The Florida Bar and U. S. District Court in 1953; Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1957; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and 11th circuits and U.S. Claims Court, 1959.Board certified in wills, trusts, and estates; fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; represented Seventh Judicial Circuit as member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors for six years, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Bar in a number of capacities, including chair, for the past 20 years; two years as chair of the trust law committee; member of the Probate Code Legislative Study Commission (1973-75); first chair of The Florida Bar Probate Certification Committee and the Realtor/Attorney Accord Committee that created the original Realtor/Attorney Accord; served on the joint commission that drafted the Florida Probate Code on the Volusia County Charter Study Commission that drafted the First Article VIII County Charter; American Judicature Society; Fifth Appellate District Judicial Nominating Commission, 1980-82; chairman, Florida Lawyers Political Action Committee, 1980-81; Governor’s Marketable Record Title Act Study Commission, 1985-86; president, Volusia County Bar, 1980-81; American Bar Association and The Florida Bar; Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee; received Robert C. Scott memorial Award for service to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar; member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Law Network, 1988 to present; served as outside counsel for the West Volusia Hospital Authority since 1960; and for the Volusia County Industrial Authority. MICHAEL J. SILVERSTEIN (MIKE ),Miami. Family: Spouse – Marti Silverstein; children – Gregg A. Silverstein and Darryn L. Silverstein. Career/Life Highlights: I was born in New York on May 24, 1930 and have lived in Dade County since 1937. Graduated from the University of Miami Law School in February 1953. Soon thereafter, I went into the U.S. Army and was stationed at the Seventh Army headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. I returned to Miami in 1955 and entered private law practice, handling a variety of matters, such as real estate probate, personal injury and wrongful death. I have been president of a variety of service and homeowner groups.In 1957, I married my best friend Marti Silverstein and have been happily married for the past 45 years. We have two sons, Darryn L. Silverstein and Gregg A. Silverstein, who proudly followed me into the law practice. Our firm is known as Silverstein, Silverstein, and Silverstein, P.A., which is located in Aventura.Marti and I both enjoy traveling and taking cruises. At home, I enjoy boating, fishing, and gardening. RAYMOND LEE SIMPSON, Jacksonville Beach . Family: Spouse – Doris Simpson; children – Raymi Vontz, Kurt A. Simpson, Carrie E. Simpson. Career/Life Highlights: Military service, U.S. Navy, Served in WWII, D-Day, Normandy, France. County law enforcement position, Alachua County; Federal Bureau of Investigation. Admitted to practice in 1953; practiced general law for more than 10 years; was a municipal judge for City of Jacksonville for three years; then served as assistant county solicitor for Duval County. Held position as county court judge for Duval County for more than 21 years; held the position as circuit court judge for Duval County for one year. I am currently a senior circuit court judge for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. I have been married to my dear wife Doris, for more than 50 years. RONALD B. SLADON, Wildwood, MO. Family: Spouse – Carol Ann; children – Ronald, Margaret, Victoria, Eve, and Tige. Career/Life Highlights: I earned my J.D., from the University of Florida, College of Law, 1953. From 1953-55, I was captain in the JAG Corp of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Member of both the Florida and Illinois bars. My practice areas were in civil litigation – trial and appeals. I am admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. I have been city attorney for the City of Fort Lauderdale and a bar designee – Justice for the Fourth District Court of Appeal. I was president of Chicago Rubber Company (IL, KY.), retired. And am the former owner of Tantara Farm, Inc.,and Calumet Farm, Inc., Lexington, KY. I am currently financial rep/adv. for Foresters – FESCO (NASO). H. KIRBY SMITH, Niceville. Family: Spouse – Dorothy Smith (Charley); son – Charles Kirby Smith; grandchildren – five. Career/Life Highlights: Born in Miami in 1926. Married my dear wife in Coral Gables, Florida in 1956. Following graduation from University of Miami School of Law, in June of 1953, was employed in Dade County Solicitor’s office from 1953 to 1956 as a criminal investigator, and then assistant county solicitor. From 1957 to 1959, was in private practice in Naples, and also city attorney until called to active duty in USAF (JAG) in Jananuary 1959. Was in U.S. Navy from October 1945 to Feb. 1947. Entered University of South Carolina in Feb 1947, graduated in June 1950 with a B.S. Served in USAF, JAG from 1959 to September 1982, when I retired as a judge colonel at Clark AB, Philippines. After graduation from Air War College, was chief military circuit judge for USAF bases in the Southeast U.S. and Panama, from 1975 to 77. Chief military circuit judge of USAF bases in the Far East, from 1977 to 1 September 1982, when I retired after a total of 31 years military service, active and reserve. From1982 to 1984, was legal counsel for Overseas Education Association. Returned to Florida in 1984. Attended National Judicial College, University of Nevada-Reno, 1975 and 76. The highlight of my career was working with fellow members of JAG SAMUEL E. SMITH, Miami. Career/Life Highlights: From 1953 – 60, I was a partner in the firm of Smith, Rutledge and Henry, with two years off to serve in the U.S. Army. From 1960 – 66, I was a sole practitioner; and from 1966-86, I was associated with attorney Saul Von Zamft. I was a sole practitioner in Coral Gables, from 1986-98, at which time I retired. From 1989-91, I was a traffic magistrate in Miami. Today, I spend one-half of my time in Ajijic, Mexico and one-half in Miami, although my official residence is still Miami. HAROLD SOLOMON, South Miami. Family: Spouse – Muriel Auslander Solomon; children – Susan Ruth Solomon, Nancy Solomon Goldberg. Career/Life Highlihts: I was born, December 27, 1923. I was elected to the circuit court, Miami, 1982, re-elected without opposition, 1988. Active senior judge, 1998 until present. I have served as assistant county solicitor and assistant state attorney for Dade County. In 1949, I graduated from the University of George, B.F.A., and the University of Miami with an LL.B. in 1953. Authored a six-part newspaper series, “Between Lawmen and Laymen,” produced “This Is Sex,” the first television series on sex education for teenagers (Miami, Channel 2-TV, 1966). RICHARD STEPHEN SPARROW (DICK), Sarasota. Family: Spouse – Barbara W. Sparrow; children – Lynne N. Valentine, Stephen J. Sparrow, Kathryn M. Gellahan, Ruth F. Eshbaugh, Frank H. Sanders, and Leah S. Samon. Career/Life Highlights: I was born February 7, 1926 in Memphis, TN, and was raised in Miami from the time I was six months old. Served in the military during WWII; attended Florida Southern College and Tulane University; received my law degree from the University of Florida on June 8, 1953. I was elected president of the student bar association in my senior year. I practiced real estate and probate law in Sarasota; am past president of the Sertoma Club of Sarasota; am former member of the board of directors of South County Bank, Venice; am former member of board of trustees of Lawyers Title Guaranty Fund, past chairman of the Authorized Practice of Law Committee of the 12th Judicial Circuit. In 1981, I was awarded “Boss of the Year,” by ABWA of Sarasota. Partner in the law firm of Kirk, Pinkerton, Sparrow, McClelland and Savary; resident Sarasota partner in Miami law firm of Blackwell, Walker, Gray, Powers, Flick and Hoehl; member of The Florida Bar; admitted to practice before U. S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida; admitted to the Fifth and 11th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. GEORGE R. STEDRONSKY, Winter Park. Family: Spouse – Barbara J.; children – Lynne M. Tilleman, George Stedronsky III, Gail L. Stedronsky. Career/Life Highlights: My practice areas were in real estate, wills, trusts, and estates. I was born in Chicago, IL, January 5, 1929, my four years at J. Sterling Morton High School in suburban Cicero, IL, inspired my involvement in numerous and diverse activities and honed my academic skills, enabling me to experience four wonderful years at Yale, from which I graduated in l950. Florida had become my domicile of choice in early 1948, so the next highlight of my life was attending Stetson College of Law in DeLand, culminating in graduation and admission to The Florida Bar in 1953. At Stetson I met Barbara Jean Martin, a DeLand-born undergraduate, who became my wife and life partner on June 26, 1954, after her Stetson graduation. From 1953 to 1956, the need to fulfill my U.S. Selective Service obligation resulted in my commission and service in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, another great experience. Our return to civilian life, taking up residence in our first Florida home, the premature birth of our first child, Lynne, and, as a result, missing my first day as a practicing lawyer/associate at Giles, Hedrick and Robinson in Orlando all occurred on one momentous day, November 1, 1956. During most of the ensuing 47 years of my practice in Orange County (over 41 years as a sole practitioner), I have been nurtured and sustained by the quality of our judiciary (one of the reasons I chose to locate in Orange County in 1956) and the lawyers who practiced in this circuit, and I am sure our clients and the public in general also benefitted therefrom. Community service in civic, lawyer, church, alumni, and local government endeavors were also sustaining over the years. I hope the judicial system, and the practice of law as I have known them, will retain their established strengths and traditions, continue to reap the benefits of modern technology, and avoid possible erosion from politics, financial influences affecting the law practice and judicial elections, security needs, lawyer advertising and other current trends or realities. KENNETH G. STEVENS, Fort Lauderdale. Family: Spouse – Shirl; children – daughters, Anne Herr and Gail E. Stevens and son, Palmer Kenneth Stevens. Career/Life Highlights: Being a sole practitioner for 50 years was the smartest thing I ever did. WILLIAM J. TANNEY, Clearwater. Family: Spouse – Peggy; children – Shawn, Drew, Todd, and Leigh Tanney Lasley. Career/Life Highlights: Member of the American College of Trial Lawyers; past president, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1970-71; past president, Clearwater Bar Association, 1964-65; Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section chair, 1971-72; Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association charter president. I was born, December 28, 1925 and graduated from Washington College of Law, 1952. ROBERT GERARD TARDIF, Miami. Family: Spouse – widowed, divorced, widowed, present spouse Linda Jan Tardif; children – son, Robert G. Tardif (logistics officer, Navy Center, San Diego, CA), daughter-in-law Liz, son, Paul Hugh Tardif, daughter-in-law Vicki. Career/Life Highlights: On May 13, 2003, I received my J.D. degree from the University of Miami – just 50 years after I received my LL.B. I quit high school to join the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII and became a flame thrower operator (See movie “Wind Jammers”) and served in the Pacific theater with service in China. I was honorably discharged as a corporal – just like Hitler. I went back to high school for two months when I was informed that Indiana University had accepted me, so I quit high school again. I took 16 hours my first semester and received 20 additional credits by special examination, so that by June 1947, I was a college sophomore. Upon returning home for the summer, another high school class was graduating and I subsequently received two high school diplomas, one for the class of 45 and the other for the class of 47, both after I finished my sophomore year in college.While pursuing my B.S. in Social Service, I became post commander for the Ernie Pyle American Legion Post, with 500 members, at the age of 19, the youngest post commander in the history of the American Legion. I became national sargent-at-arms. I began to do volunteer work for veterans, which became my repayment for the education I received due to the G.I. Bill. For 57 years, I have served continuously in numerous veteran organizations, holding many offices in each of the organizations. My main hobby is attending two to three national conventions each year to renew old acquaintances and sight-see. I graduated from Indiana University and started law school but transferred to the University of Miami to complete my final year and a-half in 1953.Started as a sole practitioner, representing clients throughout the state. I have been surprised to find that many of the courthouses where I tried cases have not survived the same 50 years that I have. I ran the gauntlet of minor traffic cases through a murder trial (my client is still on death row), personal injury trials, real estate, family law, bankruptcy, corporations, etc., and all without billing my clients. I tell them what they owe me, if they pay or not, I move on. I’m happy that I am in a position to help others and can be active in the kind of life I like to live.My practice left me some spare time to become a member of the Jaycees, the Knights of Columbus, the Kiwanis, and the Boy Scouts of America. JAMES S. TAYLOR, Jacksonville. Family: Spouse – Nancy; children – Nancy Manning, Elizabeth View, and Margaret Taylor. Career/Life Highlights: I began my practice in Jacksonville in 1953, with the firm of Stockton Ulmer Murchison Ashley and Taylor, until 1999, when I retired. During my practice, I represented several large commercial real estate developers and institutional lenders. I lectured on shopping center development and leasing on several occasions, including Florida Bar CLE courses. I was a trustee of Barnett Winston Investment Trust in the 1970s, and for more than 20 years have been listed in “Best Lawyers in American.” Since 1998, I have been “of counsel” with Taylor Stewart, Houston & Duss. ROBERT H. THREADGILL (BOB), Maitland. Family: Spouse – Velma Threadgill; children – Dennis K. Threadgill, Nancy MacGregor, and Linda Jett. Career/Life Highlights: Graduated from the University of Florida with a A.B. degree in 1943. Served three years in the U.S. Army as infantry officer, from 1943-46. Graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1949 with LL.B. (later replaced with J.D.) degree. Employed by Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., as chief title attorney, from 1964 until retirement in 1987. Since retirement, I have volunteered once per week with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. Also during the current school year, I have participated as a dividend volunteer at the South Seminole Middle School in Casselberry. My main hobby is tennis. I was ranked #1 in Florida in 2002 in men’s singles, age 80 and over. SESCO VICTOR TIPTON, Maitland Family: Spouse – deceased; children – four stepsons – Michael, Martin, Mark, and Marshall Ziesmer. Career/Life Highlights: I was born and reared in Missouri. I am a graduate of Ft. Scott (Kansas) Junior College, where I served as president of the student body, and of the University of Missouri School of Law, where I was on the editorial board of its law review and achieved membership in the Order of the Coif. I was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1937 and practiced law in that state until 1953, except throughout WWII, when I served as a Naval officer.I came to Florida in 1953, practicing law in Orange County, from 1954-89, when I retired from that to devote full-time as editor-in-chief of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Journal, a monthly legal publication I started in 1961. In the 1960s, I held every office in the academy, including president. I authored a number of articles in both legal and non-legal publications, and was a weekly talk show host on a local TV program, “Tipton’s Topics,” 1982-87. I achieved the academy’s lifetime achievement award in 1993, and its highest honor, the Perry Nichols Award, in 2001. I am still the academy journal’s contributor, columnist, and editor emeritus. I live in Maitland with two of my four stepsons, a daughter-in-law, and grandchildren. MARTHA KNIGHT TUTTRUP,Paige, TX. Family: Mother of five and devoted grandmother of eight. Career/Life Highlights: B.A., J.D., University of Miami. M.A., Northeastern Illinois University,Chicago, Illinois.Presently reside in Paige, TX (near Austin), where I am associated with my son in his real estate business and teach adult education classes in a nearby community.After law school, worked on editorial staff of Commerce Clearing House in Chicago. Other career niches include college lecturer and personnel. JAMES A. URBAN (JIM), St. Petersburg. Family: Spouse – Alice, deceased; children – Beth Urban and Jim Urban, Jr. Career/Life Highlights: I was born in West Palm Beach in 1927. I attended public schools in Miami. In 1950, I was graduated from Duke University with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. In 1953, I received the degree of Juris Doctor, with high honors, for the University of Florida. I practiced law in Orlando, from 1953 until my retirement in 1994. At the time of my retirement, I was a shareholder of Carlton Fields.I served as president of the Orange County Bar Association in 1966-67, and as president of The Florida Bar in 1974-75. I am a fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation in 1997-99.I am a fellow and life member of the American Bar Association Foundation. I was a director of the National Conference of Bar Foundations. I served as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association.I am a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel and a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.I am a long time member of the Cathedral Church of St. Luke (Episcopal) in Orlando. I was a member of the chapter (the lay governing body) of the cathedral, a member of the executive committee, and a member of the finance commission. I was chancellor of the cathedral. I served as chairman of the endowment fund of the cathedral. I was chairman of three major fund-raising drives at the cathedral. In 1997, I was chairman of the Long Range Capital Funds Planning Committee that studied the long range capital needs of the cathedral and planned a capital funds drive that was successfully completed the following year.I was director of the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Florida Symphony Orchestra, a director of the American Red Cross, a director of WMFE (public television channel 24 in Orlando) and chairman of the professional division of the United Way.Served in the United States Army during WWII. After my retirement from the practice of law, I moved to Clearwater and now live in St. Petersburg. ALVIN N. WEINSTEIN , Miami. Family: Spouse – Maxine Weinstein, Ph.D. Psychologist; children – Scott William Weinstein, lawyer and president of Lee County Bar Association, Joseph Lee, journalist, Portland (Maine ) Press Herald and Sunday Examiner, Andrew Hart, M.D. with Department of Dermatology, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Molli Hart, LCSW, MSW, Miami; grandchildren – five – Maya, Michael, Dara, Benjamin and Madeline. Career/Life Highlights: Lecturer and author: “No-Fault Insurance Law and Defense of a No-Fault Case, 1981, “Florida No-Fault Insurance Update,” 1982, “Third Party Practice, Contribution and Indemnification,” 1984, “Florida No-Fault and Uninsured Motorist Update,” 1985 and “Motor Vehicle Litigation: Third-Party Claims and Florida No Fault Insurance Update,” 1988, “Current Issue in Automobile Insurance and Tort Law,” 1989 and “Insurance and Tort Law Update,” 1990, Professional Education Systems, Miami, Tampa and Orlando. I am a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and am a certified circuit court mediator. I am presently practicing with Albert Moon in Miami and Scott Weinstein in Ft. Myers. ALBERT L. WEINTRAUB, Coral Gables. Career/Life Highlights: Graduated from the University of Miami, LL.D. degree and a J.D. degree, cum laude. Specialize in administrative, municipal and regulatory law. S erved as chair of the board of Aeronautical Communications Equipment, Inc., until it sold to a Brazilian telecommunications group.In 1974, Microcom sought to establish private lines in Florida. No new telephone company had been established in Florida over the last 100 years and the Public Service Commission had issued no new licenses for that purpose. As a result of a constitutional writ of certiorari, before the Florida Supreme Court, Microcom received a favorable opinion, compelling the commission to consider the application, a recession caused Microcom not to pursue the action. Subsequently, MCI cited this legal authority as a precedent for their application before the Federal Communications Commission in the “break up” of AT&T. Despite efforts by AT&T to prevent it, I managed to form the first competitive long distance network in the State of Florida, Microtel.I negotiated additional “rights of way,” covering the Southern United States, and additional investment capital and expertise. Microtel then negotiated the acquisition of Francesco Galesi’s telecommunications resale company in Florida. I then merged the companies into Advanced Telecommunication Company (ATC). With additional acquisitions, the companies were merged into LDDS. I was directly involved in negotiating, acting as legal counsel and participating in management of more than 30 additional acquisitions.I resigned from the board of WorldCom to develop E-lysium Transaction Systems, Inc. We were responsible for the opening of Cuba’s international telecommunications market, acquiring 50 percent of the communications channels from the government of Cuba.During my tenure with various entities, I served as chairman of the board, chief operating officer, secretary/treasurer, director of legal counsel, international representative and negotiator. The evolution of LDDS/World Com (MCI WorldCom) has been instrumental in one of the premier carriers in the world. IRA H. WEXNER, New York, NY. Family: Spouse – Arlene L. Wexner; children – Dr. Steven D. Wexner and Sandy Ashendorf, esquire; Grandchildren – Wesley and Trevor Wexner. Career/Life Highlights: After graduating from law school, I returned to New York and got a position with a law firm, from 1953-58. In 1959, I was in partnership in the general practice of law for 30 years, until I was elected to the bench in 1984. I served on the District Court of Nassau County until 1988 when I became a county court judge. I was elected Supreme Court judge of the State of New York in 1998 and still serve there. I have been supervising judge of the district and county courts since 1995. DANIEL A. WICK, SR., Miami. Family: Children – Daniel A. Wick, Jr., and Christopher C. Wick. Career/Life Highlights: I am a WWII veteran, and participated in the initial invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa aboard a landing ship as a member of the United States Coast Guard. I was married to Mary Victoria Rowley, now deceased, who gave birth to two fine sons, Dan, Jr., and Christopher.I joined the U.S. Navy Reserve and attained the rank of commander. I was chosen by the Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., to represent the United States Coast Guard at the 50th anniversary of the ending of the war with Japan at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and appearing with President William Clinton aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, Carl Hinson, and participated in the throwing of a wreath onto the waters surrounding the sunken battleship, USS Arizona on Saturday, September 2, 1995.I am also proud to have been in the active practice of law for 50 years. DONALD A. WIESNER , Coral Gables. Family: Spouse – Beverly R. Sage; children – Lee Wiesner Stone, Chris Wiesner, Diane Wiesner and Eric Wiesner; grandchildren – Cameron and Daniel Wiesner. Career/Life Highlights: I am a professor emeritus, Business Law, University of Miami. Born in St. Marys, PA, I served in the U.S. Army (ordinance school) and was educated at the University of Arizona and later at the University of Miami,where I earned a J.D. (cum laude, 1953; law review) and an LL.M. I began practice as the assistant county attorney for Sarasota County before being appointed professor of business law at the University of Miami, where I taught business law, negotiations and business ethics for 38 years, 18 of which was also chairman of the Department of Business Law. I taught for 10 years in the Bahamas and in England at the university’s facilities at the University of London.I have published more than 50 law review business articles, co-authored four text books (McGraw-Hill, South-Western Publishing) and earned eight outstanding teacher awards. I was a consultant to law firms and was on the faculty of the National Association of Purchasing Management, where I presented negotiation and contract seminars for NAPM and for 30 Fortune Five Hundred Companies for more than 30 years. My latest book is “Illustrated Negotiator’s Glossary (2001).” I still reside in Coral Gables, where I continue to write, present seminars on negotiations and play golf at the Riviera Country Club. JOE C. WILLCOX, Gainesville. Family: Spouse – Norma; children – Joan Thompson, Julie Barber; grandchildren – five. Career/Life Highlights: Four years with the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII as pilot in Troop Carrier Command. Met my wife, Norma, in Hawaii while in service. Discharged as captain. Married in New York Little Church Around The Corner. Honeymooned Managua, Nicaragua, flying for Lineas Areas de Nicaragua. Hired by University of Florida law school as claims investigator by Gainesville firm, then associate, then partner with Lazonby, Dell, Graham & Willcox and successor firms, retiring after 45 years.Specialized in trial practice in insurance and medical malpractice defense. Frequent participant on continuing medical education programs. Elected to fellowship in American College of Trial Lawyers, 1975. Received Clara Gehan Ethics Award from Eighth Circuit FAWL, 1994. Received first James L. Tomlinson Professionalism Award by Eighth Circuit Bar, 1998.Active in local bar in various capacities, including president of the Eighth Circuit Bar. Served on The Florida Bar Grievance Committee. the Judicial Nominating Commission, ant the Trial Court Nominating Committee. On The Florida Bar Committee on Insurance, Workmen’s Compensation Committee, and Committee on Judicial Polls.Active in Gainesville area civic affairs and organizations: Commander of American Legion Post; PTA president; and president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce; honored with “Young Man of the Year Award,” and the Distinguished Service Award by Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1956; president of Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 1967. Active member of the First United Methodist Church, including chair of administrative board, lay leader, choir member and many committees. ROBERT E. ZIEGLER, Fort Lauderdale. Family: Children – Dana Z. Holding, Tracy Z. Dunn, Robert E. Ziegler III, Alyson Z. Parker; two of my children are lawyers. Career/Life Highlights: My career started in Philadelphia, where after two years I determined that the prestige of being a Philadelphia lawyer was more a myth than reality; and, therefore, I returned to South Florida where I joined the firm which subsequently became Rogers, Morris & Ziegler, with whom I have bonded for approximately 48 years. Early in my career, I was given the opportunity of handling the major part of the trial practice which consisted primarily of a general, civil and commercial trial practice. As a result of the broad range of litigation, I was exposed to many areas of the law which enabled me to become knowledgeable in several areas that I found attractive in which I could practice if I so elected. I found the variety of litigation to be challenging, stimulating and highly rewarding. Also, I have for over 30 years, represented a county board which has exclusive authority over the building code in Broward County and on occasion, represented several municipalities as special counsel. I feel very fortunate that I could practice in many fields of law, because it presented me with an opportunity to meet and develop relationships with many lawyers. For the past eight years, I have limited my practice to transactional work and estate planning and administration. Aside from my professional career, I participated in several associations and organizations in a leadership roll.The true test as to whether a person selected the right career and enjoyed it, is whether he would repeat his career. I would repeat my career without any reservations. IN MEMORIAM JULIAN KLETTNER DOMINICK, Orlando. Family: Spouse – Margaret Teague (Peggy), married in 1948; children – Julian K. Dominick, Jr., daughter-in-law, Deborah Dominick, and daughters, Carol Dominick Pedersen and Mary Ann Dominick. grandchildren – Ashlyn Dominick, Amy Dominick and David Pedersen, Jr. (Julian K. Dominick passed away on January 17 in Orlando and had planned to attend this year’s event) He attended Orlando High School, the University of Florida and the UF College of Law. At Florida, he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Social Fraternity, served as treasurer of the student body, was a member of The Florida Blue Key and elected to the University of Florida Hall of Fame. During college, he was drafted into the U. S. Army, where he served in the Field Artillery Branch during WWII. After the war, he went back to UF, where he graduated with a degree in business administration, with honors, majoring in accounting, and earned his CPA certificate. After practicing as a CPA for three years, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an attorney. Dominick went back to law school at UF, and obtained his law degree in 1953. He practiced for 50 years at the Fishback Law Firm, which is now known as Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Stepter, Ardaman, Ahlers & Bonus, LLP in Orlando. Dominick was an avid reader and enjoyed working outdoors on the weekends. He attended the First United Methodist Church of Orlando and was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Old Timer’s Club, Orlando Remembered, University Club, Citrus Club, Orange County Historical Society,and theOrange County Bar.last_img read more

WHO confirms China’s 14th avian flu fatality, Indonesia’s 57th case

first_imgAug 14, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A World Health Organization (WHO) reference laboratory confirmed today that a 62-year-old Chinese man from the far northwestern province of Xinjiang who died Jul 12 had H5N1 avian influenza. The WHO also confirmed another H5N1 case in Indonesia.The Chinese man developed symptoms Jun 19, according to a WHO update today, and initial tests were negative. Tests repeated in July and August, however, produced positive results.Investigators did not find that the patient had a history of exposure to dead or diseased birds or a history of travel the month before he became sick. No recent poultry outbreaks had been reported near the man’s home, and Xinjiang province has not recorded any previous human cases.However, the Chinese news agency Xinhua reported today that an outbreak of avian influenza occurred in Aksu City, in west central Xinjiang, Jul 14. The Chinese Ministry of Health told Xinhua News that 3,045 chickens died from the disease and that 356,976 chickens were culled when the outbreak was confirmed.”There was no confirmed link to poultry, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any contact,” Roy Wadia, Beijing-based WHO spokesperson, told Agence France-Presse (AFP) today.”Most of the cases on the Chinese mainland have not had any confirmed link to poultry,” he said in today’s AFP story, adding, “Migratory birds fly across much of China, including Xinjiang. Everything is possible.”The WHO announcement brings China’s official human H5N1 total to 21 cases, which includes 14 fatalities.Last week the WHO and China confirmed the country’s 20th case and its 13th death when it retroactively confirmed the death of a 24-year-old Beijing man who was found to have died of H5N1 in 2003. The cause of his death was reported by Chinese researchers in the Jun 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.Meanwhile, in Indonesia a 17-year-old boy has tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza, which represents the country’s 57th case, according to another WHO update today.The boy, from a remote village in the Garut district in West Java province, developed symptoms Jul 26 and was referred to a hospital on Aug 9 where he was tested because the staff determined he had respiratory symptoms and a history of exposure to dead chickens. A positive result came back Aug 12, and the patient is recovering, according to the WHO update.Bloomberg News reported today that the boy has not been hospitalized for his illness because health authorities haven’t been able to reach him to tell him about his test results. A health ministry official said there is no telephone connection in the boy’s village and that a team had been sent to locate him.The AFP, Associated Press, and Reuters, however, reported today that the boy refused hospitalization. An AFP report today said that he remains under 24-hour medical surveillance at home.Investigators found that chicken and duck deaths had occurred in the patient’s household and neighborhood a week before he became ill. The patient reportedly had contact with diseased chickens during the disposal of their carcasses.Also, investigators collected information on the death of a 20-year-old man who was the boy’s neighbor. The man became ill on Jul 26 and sought medical care at the local health center on Aug 5. He died of respiratory disease on Aug 6 before he could be transferred to a hospital and before samples could be taken for testing. The cause of his illness and death remains undetermined.The boy’s illness brings Indonesia’s confirmed human H5N1 count to 57 cases and 44 deaths. Indonesia had two other avian flu cases in August, and both were fatal: one in a 16-year-old boy and one in a 17-year-old girl.Worldwide, human cases of H5N1 avian flu have reached 238, including 139 deaths.See also: Aug 14 WHO update on China situationhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_08_14/en/index.htmlAug 14 WHO update on Indonesia situationhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_08_14a/en/index.htmllast_img read more

The “Čazma Natura” project worth HRK 26 million will be launched in 2018

first_imgAs part of the Čazma Natura project, worth 26 million kuna, with money from EU funds, it is planned to arrange a bicycle park on the sports fields in Čazma, a green market in Ul. King Tomislav, arboretum near the Elementary School Čazma, Medjama, promenade on the embankment and Vustje.Natural pools an opportunity for continental tourismIt is interesting how one of the first, if not the first, natural or biological pool will be built as part of the project. By the way, these are benzenes without the need for chlorine and any chemicals, and around the beach there is a special zone where aquatic vegetation is planted, which serves as a mini ecosystem that thus maintains the cleanliness of the pool.Natural pools should be something normal in the continental area at least when we talk about continental tourism, something that is logical, natural and efficient and fits into the ambience and the whole experience. Also, as it is an artificial pool, the possibilities of landscaping are endless, ie with or without a waterfall, smaller or larger, etc.… so natural pools can fit into any space.This is certainly a great opportunity for continental and rural tourism, and when the Ministry can co-finance swimming pools on the Adriatic, maybe they could co-finance natural swimming pools for continental tourism as well.Take a look at all the possibilities of natural pools in the gallery on Pinterest – Pinterest Natural Pools , or do a little research on the Internet. Project proposal of the City of Čazma ” Čazma Natura – has successfully passed the phase of checking the eligibility of the project and activities and quality assessment and is sent to the next phase of the procedure – the award of grants through the 3rd phase – checking the eligibility of expenditures, point out the City of Čažma.The Čazma Natura project includes the protection and revitalization of protected parts of nature, the Moslavačka gora Regional Park and the area along the Česma, Medjama and Vustje rivers, but also the construction of new facilities in the town of Čazma, such as the Green Market and Biological Bath. The project envisages the arrangement of two classrooms of the Čazma Elementary School and the arrangement of an arboretum, as well as the construction of a sports park with an educational thematic trail intended for cyclists and “adrenaline addicts” since it will enable the development of new skills. As part of the project, the arrangement of the Multifunctional Center is included, ie the newly renovated building on the square will get a new purpose.The implementation of the project will directly affect employment: 12 people – full-time employees and 40 seasonal employees, but most importantly it will generate new value and positively change the vision of the city. “The creation of tourist facilities will increase the number of visitors, which will also contribute to the increase in the number of new employees in existing and new tourist and catering companies. The introduction of new technologies will contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and environmental protection. The project will change the vision of the City of Čazma and contribute to achieving the goal – the development of the City of Green Tourism, which will affect the development of continental tourism and increase the number of visitors in underdeveloped areas”Points out Mayor Dinko Pirak.last_img read more

Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque compound to close over virus

first_img“We hope that citizens will understand this procedure, in order to preserve their health and wellbeing,” Waqf member Hatem Abdel Qader told AFP.The closure coincides with a three-week lockdown to be imposed by Israel, which controls the entrances of the compound.The call to prayer will continue to ring out across Jerusalem’s Old City, Qader said, while Waqf employees will be allowed to pray at the site.Jordan is the custodian of the compound, known by Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, or Holy Sanctuary, and as the Temple Mount by Jews. Topics : It is only the second time that the Waqf has decided to close the compound since Israel occupied east Jerusalem in the Six-Day War of 1967.Israel has previously blocked access to the flashpoint site, which is a focus of Palestinian aspirations for statehood.The Waqf shut the compound at the onset of the pandemic in March, when sweeping closures upended religious life in a way not seen for centuries.Israeli authorities have reported nearly 167,000 coronavirus cases, with 1,147 deaths. In the occupied West Bank some 214 people have died from the virus and more than 30,200 cases have been registered by Palestinian authorities.center_img Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site, will be closed from Friday following a spike in coronavirus cases, the authority that administers the city’s Muslim holy places announced.With cases of the virus on the rise in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Waqf authority held an emergency meeting with health officials.Waqf members decided to “suspend the entry of worshippers starting from Friday afternoon [September 18] for a period of three weeks”.last_img read more

Bulldog Middle School Harriers Capture Ripley County Meet-Eagles Make Strong Showing

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys won the Ripley County meet against Milan, Jac-Cen-Del and South Ripley on Thursday.  Lyle Oesterling finished 2nd in the boys race, followed by Eli Loichinger, 3rd, Jake Chapman, 6th, Tacoma Nicholas 7th, Will Sherwood, 8th, Cole Pride, 9th, and Emi Lopez, 10th.The Batesville Middle School Girls won the Ripley County meet against Milan and Jac-Cen-Del on Thursday.  Ava Hanson won the girls race, followed by Emma Weiler, 2nd, Kaylynn Bedel, 3rd, Megan Allgeier, 4th, Madelyn Pohlman, 7th, and Cora Deputy, 9th.Boys-Batesville 26, South Ripley 53, Jac-Cen-Del 78, Milan 81.Girls-Batesville 17, Milan 55, Jac-Cen-Del 59.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.The Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams hosted the four team Ripley County Meet on Thursday (9/27) evening. The JCD girls’ team finished 3rd and the JCD boys’ team finished 3rd in the [email protected] – Ripley County MeetCourtesy of Eagls Coach Steve Narwold.last_img read more

Breaded Fish Tail, Baked Cod Dinners offered in Sunman

first_imgSunman, In. — The Sunman Fire Department invites the public to their Breaded Fish Tail or Baked Cod Dinner Friday, March 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. A free will donation is requested.last_img

Adekuoroye claims second world wrestling championships bronze medal

first_imgRelatedPosts Wrestling: Nigerians climb high on World ranking Wrestling Federation happy over Adekuoroye’s gold medal in Rome tournament Adekuoroye wins bronze medal at world wrestling championships Tags: Odunayo AdekuoroyeRisako KawaiSenior World Wrestling Championshipslast_img

Milan Derby, Premier League, La Liga Games to Air Live on…

first_imgFootball fans will be treated to a bumper package this weekend as games from the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga will be aired on GOtv this weekend.The games, scheduled to hold from 8-9 February, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 to GOtv Jolli and GOtv Max subscribers, and on SuperSport Select 4 and SuperSport Select 5 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.The weekend’s broadcast begins with the Premier League encounter between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Saturday. The game kicks off at 1:30pm and will be aired live on SuperSport Select 2. Everton, who were languishing at the bottom of the table in the early part of the season, have been resurgent since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager. The Toffees – currently placed ninth – are now more attack-minded, the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Nigeria’s Alex Iwobi flourishing. They are also tighter at the back, with central defender, Yerry Mina, regaining his form. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, have struggled all season and are currently lie 14th, just six points above relegation places.The Eagles have drawn three and lost two of their last five games, leaving manager Roy Hodgson worried. But with the tricky pair of Wilfred Zaha and Jordan Ayew in attack, they carry offensive plenty of offensive menaceThe Serie A will witness the fierce rivalry on Sunday when Inter Milan host AC Milan in the 296th Derby Della Madonnina (Milan Derby) at San Siro. The game, which kicks off at 8.45pm, will be aired live on SuperSport Select 5.Inter, who won the first encounter 2-0 in September, will seek strengthen their chances of dislodging Juventus as the league champions. The Nerazzurri slid from the first position to the second following three draws in their last five games. But Antonio Conte’s men remain within touching distance of their rival and will continue their chase for their first Serie A title since the 2009/2010 season. The team will rely on the in-form strike partnership of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. They will, however, meet a Milan team who have been in indifferent form. I Rossoneri are currently in eighth position and are in danger of not qualifying for a European competition.Manager Stefano Pioli knows that his team must start winning and will hope the likes of Ante Rebic, Hakan Çalhanoğlu and star signing, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, deliver the goods.Also on Sunday, reigning LaLiga champions, Barcelona, will travel to face Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. The game kicks off at 9pm and will be live on SuperSport Select 4.Real Betis, currently placed 12th, have lost two and drawn two of their last five games, pushing them closer to the relegation battle. But coach Joan Francesc Ferrer, popularly known as Rubi, will hope that his charges – including striker Borja Iglesias Quintas, midfielder Nabil Fekir, and veteran winger Joaquin – will rise to the occasion against their more illustrious opponents. Second-placed Barcelona will aim to regain top spot. Los Blaugrana are three points behind their rivals, Real Madrid, and manager Quique Setién knows that another loss may hamper the team’s chances of retaining La Liga title. Although the team will miss injured striker, Luis Suarez, skipper Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will provide sufficient threat upfront, Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie De Jong will provide depth in the middle of the park while Gerad Pique will be tasked to lead the team’s defence line.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Schulte hopes losses to stronger programs pay off

first_imgThus far, the Wisconsin softball team has had to endure 21 non-conference games this season without competing in a single Big Ten bout.Some good news for the Badgers: the Big Ten season is finally here, and now the competition may begin.”I think it’s going to be up for grabs,” said UW head coach Chandelle Schulte of the conference title, a quest that begins for her squad this Friday at No. 17 Northwestern. “I want to get started. … I think there’s a huge opportunity this year for a lot of teams to beat each other. There’s going to be a lot of movement [that] people don’t expect.”Schulte has good reason for her optimistic outlook this conference season. The Badgers took on the most ambitious non-conference schedule in the history of the program this spring — “we continued to go into the fire,” said Schulte — traveling across the country to play games against teams like No. 3 Texas, No. 23 Fresno State, No. 12 Arizona State and No. 5 Stanford.While Wisconsin did not post upset victories against those traditional western powerhouses, the team’s confidence has grown by competing with them. The Badgers now know what they need to do to succeed against top-level competition.Recently, the Badgers have drawn upon their reservoir of early-season experiences and have turned their season around in the last two weeks. Since March 15, the Badgers are on a five-game winning streak in which they have vastly outscored opponents, 30-6.While ambitious scheduling is surely attractive to the fans — how many times have you wished the Badgers’ football team would (just once) play Texas or Notre Dame in September — there is a delicate balance that needs to be attained for every college squad. Teams would like to challenge the best programs possible, but at the same time, coaches are caught worrying about establishing confidence in their team. Wisconsin has been able to find a happy medium between playing the top teams to gain experience while continuing to schedule games in which they can fuel their confidence by posting victories.”You have a Michigan State and you have a Penn State that are leading the Big Ten now in wins,” explained Schulte. “But their competitive schedule hasn’t been what Michigan’s, Iowa’s or Wisconsin’s has been. So, it’s a give and take; the question will be do we have enough confidence to beat you, or did you play the competition that you need to beat [us]?”The Badgers face a daunting task this weekend when they try to steal a victory or two in their doubleheader against conference foe Northwestern. The Wildcats, who have been ranked all year long, recently traveled to Los Angeles, where they unseated No. 1 UCLA, knocking them from the top of the national rankings. However, because of the Badgers’ early-season experience against quality teams, they are not worried about this weekend’s matchup.”In my experience, anyone can beat anyone on any given day,” said freshman pitcher Theresa Boruta. “I’m not discrediting them at all — they’re a great team — but you don’t look at past records to judge how you are going to do against them. … I’m not really worried about them [just because they] beat UCLA.”Coach Schulte echoed Boruta’s comments.”I don’t think [the players] are intimidated,” said Schulte. “This team doesn’t seem to worry about too many other [teams].”The coaching staff is certainly wary of the dangerous lineup that Northwestern puts on the field. Coach Schulte thinks that they will be tops in the Big Ten this season, as does assistant coach Martha McCall.”I don’t think that [Northwestern has] quite hit their peak yet,” said McCall. “Last year, Michigan was the team [to beat] in the Big Ten, and we took them to the last inning. So I don’t think we’re really scared or intimidated by anybody because, in softball, anything can happen on any given day.”last_img read more