I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating cum laude from Bowling Green State University (Go Falcons!) I moved to the beautiful sunshine state and have never looked back! I attended Stetson University for law school where I graduated in the top 5% of my class, graded into the Honors Program, and was a member of law review. Since then I've practiced construction and insurance law in the Tampa Bay area.
I'm extremely involved in bar, construction, and community organizations (as you can see from my extensive list below). After almost 4 years with the largest construction firm in Tampa I decided to live my American Dream and open up my own law firm.
Outside of work, my husband Bill and I love to travel, try new restaurants, drink wine, and play with our adorable English Bulldog Bali (named after our favorite vacation destination).
Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (30-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Region Three Rookie of the Year||National Association of Women in Construction||2010|
|National Association of Women in Construction- Tampa Chapter||Rookie of the Year||2009|
|Judge Thomas Pennick, Jr. Service to the Community Award||Barney Masterson Inns of Court||2006|
|Annual Outstanding Law Week Activity Award||American Bar Association||2006|
|Law Review||Stetson University College of Law||2001|
|Construction Attorney||Carlton Fields||2006 - 2010|
|Construction and Insurance Coverage Attorney||Litchfield Cavo LLP||2005 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Zimmet, Unice, Salzman & Heyman||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Solo and Small Firm Section Co-Chair||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Women in Construction- Tampa Chapter||Vice President||2009 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division||Board of Governors 13th Circuit Representative||2008 - Present|
|Florida State Bar Association, Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee||Member||2008 - Present|
|The Junior League of Tampa||Member||2007 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Member and Membership Committee||2006 - Present|
|Florida State Bar Association, Florida Affiliate Outreach||Representative||N/A|
|National Association of Women in Construction- Tampa Chapter||Secretary||2008 - 2009|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Board of Directors||2007 - 2008|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Law Week Chair||2007 - 2010|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||President||2006 - 2007|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Board of Directors||2006 - 2010|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||President-Elect||2005 - 2006|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Board of Directors||2004 - 2005|
|Kappa Kappa Gamma||President||1996 - 2000|
|The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division eNewsletter||AOC 2012: Making History in 2012||2012|
|National Association of Women in Construction||Global Construction||2009|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - cum laude||2003|
|Bowling Green State University||Political Science||Other - Bachelors||2000|
|ITT Tech Construction Management Class||Construction Law||2009|
|The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Association Leadership Conference||Creating and Maintaining Successful Young Lawyer Divisions||2008|
|The Clearwater Bar Association Peoples Law School||Construction and Insurance||2007|
|St. Petersburg College Paralegal Training Program||Construction and Insurance||2005|