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Independent Expert Witnesses for Maritime and Boating Litigation: Survey & Document Reviews, Affidavits, Professional Expertise. For over 35 years. Navtech USSA. Dr. Virginia Harper | 1-800-245-4425 | navsurvey.com

Kenneth N. Johnson is pleased to announce the formation of his new law firm, Kenneth N. Johnson, P.L. located at 4440 PGA Boulevard, Suite 600, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 561-295-3003, kjohnson@knjlawfirm.com. Ken is Board Certified in Business Litigation Law and concentrates his practice in the areas of business and complex commercial litigation.

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POSITIONS AVAILABLE / DESIRED

The Value Adjustment Board of Palm Beach County Hiring Opportunity – The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, as Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB), seeks magistrates for its 2022 hearings (October – March), to be held in person, telephonically, or by other electronic means. Special magistrates conduct hearings and prepare Recommended Decisions for consideration by the VAB. Appraiser special magistrates hearing real estate valuation issues must be state-certified real estate appraisers. Special magistrates hearing tangible personal property issues must be designated members of a nationally recognized appraisers’ organization. Attorney Special magistrates hearing issues of exemptions, classifications, portability, and other legal matters must be Florida Bar members with experience in ad valorem taxation. All special magistrate applicants must have at least 3 years’ experience and must have completed training and passed the examination provided by the Department of Revenue. Please refer to Section 194.035, Florida Statutes and Rule 12D-9.010, F.A.C. Compensation is $125 per hour, with a minimum 4-hour per day guarantee per VAB guidelines. All special magistrates selected by the VAB must also agree to the terms of the VAB’s Special Magistrate Agreement. Please obtain the application and instructions at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/vab.

Family Law Paralegal – Email Only | Fast-paced family law firm seeks a full-time family law paralegal. Qualified candidates should have family law experience, and possess excellent organizational, communication skills and be personable. Please email cover letter and resume to lngf@aol.com. References required.

  • Must be computer/internet savvy
    • Must have experience with state courts and e-Filing system
    • Preparing pleadings and motions and excellent working knowledge of legal documents
    • Must know Microsoft office (Word, Outlook, Excel, Word Perfect) and Abacus
    • Must be able to work independently

We’re looking for some additional team members to join the Murray Guari family. We are looking for a Pre-Litigation Paralegal/Case Manager.  The individual will work with the attorneys in the firm in helping our clients navigate through the often-unfamiliar process of having been involved in a car crash or premises liability matter.  Job duties will include helping the attorneys with intake, handling property damage, gathering medical bills and records, preparing cases for demand, and otherwise, under the supervision of an attorney, being responsible for a case through settlement or filing of a lawsuit Bilingual candidates are always a plus.  Competitive compensation and benefits packages are offered with rates consistent with experience and value added to the firm. Inquiries should contact our Office Administrator Tracy Vaspoli at tvaspoli@murrayguari.com and Partner Scott Murray, Esq. at smurray@murrayguari.com.

The Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of an Assistant County Attorney. Membership in the Florida Bar is required. Excellent academic record and effective oral and written communication skills are essential. A minimum of three (3) years experience is preferred, but exceptional candidates with less experience may be considered. Must have ability to represent the County in various types of local government civil matters and provide legal advice to departmental, administrative and elected officials. Experience in local government and transactional law is preferred. Must have diligent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and be a team player. (This position is non-litigation and does not involve criminal law). Great benefits, including partial telework and competitive salary based on experience. Send resume to Howard J. Falcon, III, Chief Assistant County Attorney, 301 North Olive Avenue Suite 601, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 or by email to: COATTYemail@pbcgov.org) EO/AA Employer M/F/H/V (DFWP)

The Palm Beach County, FL, County Attorney’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Assistant County Attorney. Membership in the Florida Bar is required. Excellent academic record is also required. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in civil litigation is preferred, but exceptional candidates with less experience may be considered. Must have ability to represent the County in various types of civil litigation and provide legal advice to administrative and elected officials. Experience in local government law and/or commercial litigation is desired. Must have diligent work ethic, strong interpersonal skills and be a team player. PREFERENCE GIVEN TO applicants with trial experience. Great benefits, including telework for up to three (3) days per week, and a competitive salary based on experience. Please send resume no later than Friday, May 20, 2022, to David R. F. Ottey, Chief Assistant County Attorney: 300 North Dixie Highway, Litigation Division – Suite 359, West Palm Beach, FL 33401; or email to COATTYemail@pbcgov.org.

Peterson Bernard WPB seeks an established civil litigation attorney with 5+ years experience in insurance defense with general liability and/or first-party property background. Candidates should have excellent writing skills, and the desire, ability, and experience to handle and manage a large caseload. Send resumes to Mary Carter, Peterson Bernard, at mary.carter@petersonbernard.com, Tel. 561-686-5005 Ext. 1318 / Cell 561-596-6934. 

The School District of Palm Beach County is seeking a Senior Litigation Attorney to work in a fast-paced legal office that supports public education in Palm Beach County, Florida. The position requires an experienced attorney with a demonstrated record of trial practice, preferably in matters of General Liability and Casualty, Automobile litigation, and Premises Liability. A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience, including supervision of para-professional staff, is required. A detailed job description may be viewed online. Apply online with a detailed resume at: www.palmbeachschools.org/jobs [Job ID: 226096]

Banker Lopez Gassler is seeking an experienced Attorney to join our Fort Myers office. This trial-oriented position focuses on the defense of cases related to automobile negligence, personal injury, wrongful death, and premises liability. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of litigation experience and an active license with the Florida Bar. Candidates should submit their resume, writing sample, and law school transcript to attorneyrecruiting@bankerlopez.com. ABOUT THE CULTURE: Our Attorneys enjoy a team-focused environment with the ability to advance their knowledge and see how their contributions factor into the success of a case. Lawyers are given the opportunity to jump in fast and learn under a variety of talented supervisors. With productivity bonuses and an attainable partnership track, we encourage our attorneys to make a career out of their decision to join Banker Lopez Gassler.

Boutique real estate law firm located in Jupiter looking for experienced real estate closer. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resumes to deborah@kylefelty.com

The Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is seeking a private attorney. The Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is seeking a private attorney to serve as VAB Counsel. VAB Counsel’s primary role is to advise the VAB on all aspects of the VAB review process to ensure all actions taken by the VAB and its appointees meet the requirements of law. Counsel must advise the board in a manner that will promote and maintain a high level of public trust and confidence in the administrative review process. VAB Counsel is not an advocate for either party in a VAB proceeding. Please visit our website at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com to review the full Job Advertisement, located at the bottom of our website, which includes instructions on how to submit your resume. Closes 5/31/2022. Questions can be emailed to HR@mypalmbeachclerk.com.

Cameron & Marroney, PLLC seeking Associate. We are accepting applications for an Associate Attorney in our firm. A minimum of 5 years experience and membership in the Florida Bar required. Must have good research skills and litigation experience. Experience with law enforcement and/or criminal law beneficial. Salary negotiable. Email: bparrish@cameronmarroneylaw.com

Delray Beach small firm with multiple offices and secretarial spaces available. Grand Bahama Professional Park. Includes DSL, Conference Room, Kitchen and Library. E-mail to LSKV@AOL.COM or call 561-279-2200 during business hours.

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit has a General Counsel vacancy.  In addition to the great benefits package, i.e., paid vacation and sick leave, medical benefits (HMO/PPO) at a cost of $50.00 single coverage; $180.00 for family coverage; and excellent working conditions.  The salary is $85,915, then July 1, 2022 increase to approximately $90,537.44.

Interested persons will find more information on the position using the link below.  This position is open until filled.

https://15thcircuit.com/jobs/general-counsel-2

A Florida branch of NY Immigration firm is looking for Spanish speaking Attorney/Paralegal. Ideal for a new attorney looking to gain experience in Immigration Law and an attorney looking to establish their own practice. Must speak Spanish. Please e-mail resume to alexander@tsiringlaw.com.


OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE / REAL ESTATE

Two large offices in legal suite, available separately or together, each with a separate assistant station, for rent in renovated office building with covered parking. Conveniently located near I-95 and Glades Road. Use of kitchen, conference room, internet, and copy/scan machine. Available furnished or unfurnished. Call 561-394-0088 for additional information.

West Palm Beach. Office available for sublease with an assistant station if needed. Conveniently located on Australian Ave. Use of kitchen, conference room, internet, copy/scan machine. Furnished/unfurnished. $950/mo. Call Jen at 561-310-3265.

2 offices are available for sublease. Great location in the Forum Building on the ground floor next to the Outlet Mall on P.B. Lakes Blvd. Use of large conference room and kitchen included. $1,000 per month for each. Call Kathleen Parsons at 561-655-6840 ext. 6. Call or Email Nick for more information at (561) 622-2700, nick@lawpalmbeach.com

Boca Raton.  Large offices in legal suite each with assistant station available for rent in renovated office building with covered parking.  Conveniently located near I-95 and Glades Road.  Use of kitchen, conference room, internet and copy/scan machine. Furnished or Unfurnished.   For more information, contact Hana at 561-394-0088.

For Lease: Professional office space at 4500 PGA Blvd, 1st-floor space across from Anchor Bank. 2017SF with a reception area, conf room, break room, and 5 private offices with open space in middle. Lots of windows looking out onto PGA Blvd. Former law office. Come and join long-term Tenants and a nice LL. Available now. Call 561-818-0728 for pricing and additional details.

Delray Beach small firm with multiple offices and secretarial spaces available. Grand Bahama Professional Park. Includes, DSL, Conference Room, Kitchen, and Library. Available FEBRUARY 1, 2022. E-mail to LSKV@AOL.COM or call 561-279-2200

Palm Beach Gardens.  Offices in legal suite available for rent (furnished or unfurnished); assistant stations available.  Minutes from North County Courthouse; 1 block south of PGA Blvd.; no fixed bridges.  Use of receptionist, kitchen, conference rooms.  For more information, e-mail GardensLawCenter@gmail.com.


HEARSAY

Jones Foster Litigation Shareholders Robert Wilkins and Joanne O’Connor were among several distinguished speakers who assembled in Tampa, Florida for The Florida Bar’s continuing legal education (CLE) course titled “Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review.” The course prepares practitioners to sit for The Florida Bar Civil Trial or the Business Litigation Certification exam. Board certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Only about 7% of Florida’s lawyers have earned the certification.

Board Certified Attorney Peter Sachs, who is founding partner and Chairman Emeritus of Sachs Sax Caplan, P.L., a Boca Raton based law firm, has been recognized by South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Sachs received the award at SFBW’s annual Legal Awards, which were held at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science. The SFBW awards judge the nominee’s success, growth and professional accomplishments, as well as charitable and civic achievements. Sachs is a Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Sachs Sax Caplan P.L. He is Board Certified in Condominium and Planned Development Law by the Florida Bar and through the years has handled a multitude of matters related to community associations (condominiums, cooperatives, homeowners, master and country clubs). He is one of the pioneers in the development of community association law and has earned a reputation as a staunch consumer rights advocate.

Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, P.A. partner Susan Martin has been elected to the Florida state chapter of the Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP). She will be working as the At Large Director for the FAEP’s Board of Directors. Martin is an expert environmental and land-use attorney. She is board certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice by the Florida Bar, and has practiced law for over 35 years, formerly as a Practice Expert Attorney with the South Florida Water Management District and earlier as a corporate attorney and Congressional Lobbyist with Florida Power and Light Company.

Jones Foster is pleased to announce that attorney Erica R. Haft has been named to the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Business and Professionals Division Cabinet and the Working Women’s Task Force. Erica is an Event Committee member for an upcoming seminar entitled “She Leads: the Importance of Women in Leadership.” Organized by the Federation’s Business & Professionals Division Cabinet and the Women’s Philanthropy Committee, the event’s featured speaker is Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson, President of The Wexner Foundation. Erica is a member of Jones Foster’s Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates and Corporate & Tax teams and concentrates her practice in the area of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and transactional corporate law. She earned her Master of Laws in Estate Planning (LL.M.) and her law degree (J.D.) from the University of Miami School of Law.

Romano Law Group, a prominent personal injury law firm based in West Palm Beach, FL announces the hire of three associate attorneys to join the firm. Jessica L. Latour, Marjorie H. Levine, and Mikayla T. Taylor recently joined the firm and will work alongside the Romano Law Group team of 9 attorneys and numerous support staff in their West Palm Beach offices. Jessica Latour focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury matters, including wrongful death, auto negligence, medical malpractice, premises liability, and products liability. Prior to joining Romano Law Group, Ms. Latour served as an Assistant State Attorney where she gained invaluable trial and litigation experience.  She then joined the private sector where she worked for a prominent civil litigation defense firm handling complex litigation matters. Marjorie Levine has considerable experience in managing and navigating all phases of complex legal disputes.  Prior to joining the firm, she focused her practice on disputes involving a wide range of medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, construction projects, consumer financial services litigation, appellate work, and environmental enforcement and litigation. Ms. Levine graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and then attended Pace University School of Law where she graduated with an Environmental Law Certificate.  She is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, and New Jersey. At Romano Law Group, Mikayla Taylor focuses her practice on representing plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury and catastrophic injury cases, including auto negligence, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice. Before joining the firm, she gained invaluable experience working at both plaintiffs and defense firms. Ms. Taylor’s experience working for the defense, prior to joining the plaintiff’s side, enables her to provide a well-rounded perspective in her practice. Having been a plaintiff herself, Ms. Taylor brings a unique passion to her work in zealously representing her clients. 

Jones Foster is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Spencer S. Keyser as an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group based in West Palm Beach. Spencer focuses his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury. He has significant litigation experience representing clients in both state and federal courts as well as state administrative and regulatory proceedings. Spencer is an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and was named by Best Lawyers in America as a “Ones to Watch” honoree for 2021 and 2022.Spencer graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center where he was a member of the Nova Trial Association and recipient of the merit-based Goodwin Scholarship. While earning his law degree, Spencer served as a judicial law clerk for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida and performed a clerkship at a preeminent

Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A., is pleased to announce that David R. Maass has become a shareholder. A member of the firm’s maritime department, he focuses his practice on yacht transactions. David is a fourth-generation shareholder in the firm.

Shutts & Bowen LLP is pleased to welcome Matthew J. Meyer to the firm’s Tampa office. Meyer is an accomplished litigator, experienced in complex commercial, business, real estate, employment, franchise, and construction-related disputes. Practicing in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels, Meyer represents large and mid-sized companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. He assists businesses in Florida and beyond through legal challenges and disputes. Meyer holds a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, is a graduate of Bradley University and clerked for U.S. Senator Connie Mack in Washington, D.C. Among his community involvements, Matt serves on the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court. The Tampa office of Shutts is undergoing a substantial expansion, both in attorney ranks, as well as office space. To accommodate clients and the growing attorney team, the Shutts Tampa office recently added a second-floor attorney and client networking and collaboration area with an adjoining outdoor terrace.

Florida law firm Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. has been recognized among 2022 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report.  The LLW offices that received “Tier 1” rankings are:

  • Jacksonville – Environmental Law
  • Tallahassee – Environmental Law; Environmental Litigation and Natural Resources Law
  • West Palm Beach – Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation

Rankings are determined by a combination of hard data, peer reviews, and client assessments. Best Law Firms® lists are excerpted in a wide range of general interest, business, and legal publications worldwide, reaching an audience of more than 10 million readers. In addition to receiving the “Best Law Firms” ranking, eleven LLW attorneys were recognized in August by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2022 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. Click here to review the list. For more information on “Best Law Firms” rankings, visit http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

Eisenberg & Fouts, P.A. in West Palm Beach, Florida is pleased to announce that partner, Jason L. Naparstek, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.  Mr. Naparstek has expanded his practice to include serving as a mediator in marital and family law matters.

Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, is pleased to announce the firm’s continued growth with the addition of Steven E. Wallace as a partner. Wallace concentrates his practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and financing transactions. He has represented sellers, purchasers, landlords, tenants, lenders and investors in these transactions. Wallace also practices business and personal bankruptcy as well as corporate and business law. Wallace is licensed to practice in Florida, New York and Texas, and is Board Certified in Real Estate Law by the Florida Bar. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the Syracuse University College of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in American Government and Politics from Brandeis University. He is also a frequent lecturer in the real estate sector, and hosts the popular podcast Attorneys are Humans Too.

Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A., is pleased to announce that David R. Maass has become a shareholder. A member of the firm’s maritime department, he focuses his practice on yacht transactions. David is a fourth-generation shareholder in the firm.

Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm primarily serving South Florida, is pleased to announce that Cathleen Ward has been named to partner. Ward concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate law, commercial lending, and real estate. In this capacity, she represents financial institutions and business owners and their representatives in a variety of matters. At the corporate level, she provides guidance for businesses on corporate structure, such as entity formation and corporate governance, and other general business matters, including licensing, sales, mergers, and acquisitions. Ward has acted as corporate counsel in a variety of industries, including the technology industry, in which she has experience preparing privacy policies and user agreements, as well as development agreements for software applications, and the citrus industry, involving the preparation of licensing and sublicensing agreement with a variety of local and international agencies, variety developers, propagators, and growers. Ward earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.

The National Trial Lawyers announced that Michael Pike, managing partner of Pike & Lustig, LLP in West Palm Beach, has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Florida, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of premier trial lawyers from across the country who have demonstrated exceptional qualifications in criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. Pike also represents several physicians and physician practices in various areas including, but not limited to, family medicine, physician-partner disputes, orthopedic-spine specialists, internal medicine, physician-practice management, HIPAA, and physician-operating agreements. He also assists his clients with non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, trademark disputes, and copyright disputes. Pike also dedicates a portion of his practice to representing law firms, including some of the largest personal-injury law firms in Florida. Learn more at www.pikelustig.com.

Ward Damon is proud to announce five of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2022 edition of the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America® publication. The 2022 edition of Best Lawyers highlights the top 6 percent of private practicing attorneys across 147 practice areas and is based on more than 10.8 million evaluations.

The attorneys recognized among Best Lawyers for 2022 are the following:

  • Philip H. Ward III, Managing Partner – Closely Held Companies and Business Law; and Real Estate Law
  • Conrad Damon, Equity Partner – Real Estate Law
  • I. Jeffrey Pheterson, Equity Partner – Employment Law-Individuals
  • Eddie E. Stephens III, Equity Partner – Family Law
  • Bari L. Goldstein, Partner – Employment Law-Management

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