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Akerman LLP adds 30 new attorneys to staff after dissolution of Houston law firm

By Deana Carpenter | Aug 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Trial law firm Akerman LLP has added 30 new litigators to its staff of more than 650 after Houston-based firm Beirne, Maynard and Parsons dissolved in mid-July. The firm includes 350 litigators in 24 offices across the country.

Incumbent judge seeks re-election for the first time, says family helped him achieve goals

By Deana Carpenter | Aug 11, 2016

MIAMI – George “Jorge” Sarudy, a former high school dropout who went on to graduate from Florida State University with a law degree, is seeking re-election to Miami-Dade Circuit Court Group No. 72.

Judge: Law firms that released HIV patients’ names in press release protected by litigation privilege

By Deana Carpenter | Aug 9, 2016

MIAMI – A Miami judge has ruled that litigation privilege protects three law firms in a case where names of HIV patients were not redacted from press releases sent to the media.

Court's move to rehear workers' compensation case 'rare,' judge says

By Deana Carpenter | Aug 1, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal recently reheard a case involving worker’s compensation, a move a judge said is rare.

Late political activist Stacy Frank had ‘big heart,’ says strategist

By Deana Carpenter | Jul 21, 2016

TAMPA – Stacy Frank, a political activist very much involved in Hillsborough County politics, recently died from lung cancer at age 61 in June.

Apopka attorney enters House District 31 race

By Deana Carpenter | Jul 13, 2016

APOPKA – Tired of the divisiveness that exists between the Democratic and Republican parties, Apopka resident Robert Rightmyer is running for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives’ District 31 as an independent.

Broward County homestead exemption case headed to Florida Supreme Court

By Deana Carpenter | Jul 12, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – After failing to win a case in the 4th District Court to allow two homestead exemptions, a Florida woman is appealing her case to the state's Supreme Court.

Slot machine question to appear on November ballot in Jacksonville

By Deana Carpenter | Jul 8, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – This November, voters in Jacksonville will have the chance to decide whether they want to allow for the legalization of slot machines in the city.

Former business partners file suit against closed firm Butler & Hosch

By Deana Carpenter | Jul 8, 2016

ORLANDO – The now-closed Orlando law firm Butler & Hosch is being sued by two former business partners. Mark and Gerard Wittstadt filed the suit June 21 in Baltimore federal district court.

Trenam Law hires two new attorneys

By Deana Carpenter | Jun 28, 2016

TAMPA – Trenam Law’s Tampa office recently welcomed two new attorneys to its staff.

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