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WILLIAM L. ALLEN is the Associate Professor and Director of the Program in Bioethics, Law, and Medical Professionalism at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He received his law degree from the University of Florida, his baccalaureate from Stetson University, and did postgraduate study in philosophy of religion and ethics at Vanderbilt University and at the University of Chicago. He was a Florida Bar Public Interest Law Fellow and a member of the Florida Law Review. He has served as a consultant to the NIH Human Genome Initiative’s Task Force on Genetic Testing and Insurance, the British government’s Human Genome Advisory Committee, state and federal legislative committees, as a member of an NIH study section on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Initiative. His publications include legal and ethical issues related to advances in genetic technology, advance directives, euthanasia, conscientious objection in health professions, HIV/AIDS, and regulatory issues in pain management. He frequently addresses such topics and others in academic forums and continuing medical education conferences. He co-chairs the Shands Hospital Ethics Committee, is a member of the UF Genetic Institute’s Executive Committee, the editorial board of the journal Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers, and co-directs the Ethics Core of UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
TERRELL K. ARLINE is the Bay County Attorney. He was formerly the Legal Director of 1000 Friends of Florida, Assistant General Counsel with the Florida Department of Community Affairs, and in operated a statewide private practice with concentration in land use, environmental, and administrative law. He worked for the Center for Governmental Responsibility and graduated from the University of Florida with joint degrees in law and urban planning in 1980.
ROCKY M. CABAGNOT is the Directing Attorney of the Revitalize Our Communities Project (ROCP), a collaborative partnership between Legal Services of North Florida (Tallahassee, Fl) and Three Rivers Legal Services (Gainesville, Fl). The ROCP provides direct legal and technical assistance to community development corporations, community land trusts and other community based organizations that have a mission of assisting low income people in north Florida. Prior to starting ROCP, Rocky served two years as an Equal Justice Works Fellow at Three Rivers Legal Services’ Lake City office where he developed a rural legal services and education project to serve the residents of four of the poorest counties in Florida (including hosting a weekly legal aid radio call in show). Rocky also served as an AmeriCorps Housing Attorney for Three Rivers Legal Services’ Gainesville office where he represented the interests public housing tenants and other poor people facing housing related problems. Rocky graduated with Honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he served as Senior Research Editor of the Florida Law Review, Research Assistant to Dean Emeritus Jon Mills and President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Additionally, Rocky holds a Masters of Mass Communication from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Communication Studies) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
WALTER G. “SKIP” CAMPBELL is an attorney with Krupnick & Campbell and has served as a Florida State Senator since 1996, representing the western portions of central and northern Broward County. He is an accomplished legislator who has sponsored and supported numerous bills in the areas of crime fighting, education, consumer rights and safety, and the protection of the quality of health care. He has consistently received an AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is among a select group to be included in the book, The Best Lawyers in America, and the publication Leading American Attorneys. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center and has been a review editor for Matthew Bender Publishing Company. He also has hosted a popular television show You and the Law. He has served as President of the Broward County Bar Association, President of the Broward County Trial Lawyers’ Association, and President of the Federal Bar Association of Broward County. He was elected to the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar from 1988 through 1996, and was the recipient of The Florida Bar Meritorious Service Award. He has been active as a Founding Fellow and member of the Board of Governors of the Southern Trial Lawyers, a Diplomate of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, a sustaining member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, a Founding Sponsor of the Civil Justice Foundation and a Founding member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.
ANNE C. CONWAY is a United States District Chief Judge for the Middle District of Florida. She was appointed by President George Bush in 1991, and is resident in the Orlando Division of the Middle District of Florida. Judge Conway attended the University of Florida College of Law, graduating with honors in 1975. She served as an executive editor of the law review. As a result of her work for the Center for Governmental Responsibility, she received the McIntosh Foundation Award. In addition, she served as a Legal Aid Student Intern. She completed a two year federal clerkship in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 1977. Following the clerkship she entered private practice as an Associate with Young, Turnbull & Linscott, P.A., In June 1978 she joined the firm of Wells, Gattis & Hallowes, P.A., where she became a partner/shareholder of the firm in March 1981. In July 1982 Judge Conway began practicing with the firm of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. She became a shareholder of the firm in February 1985. She practiced with Carlton Fields until January 1992.
SANDRA F. CHANCE is the Executive Director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information and the McClatchy Professor in Freedom of Information in the Department of Journalism at the University of Florida. She specializes in media law, the First Amendment, and freedom of information. Before joining the faculty at UF, she earned her B.S., M.A. and J.D. from UF and practiced law with the firm of Holland and Knight, where she concentrated on media law cases there. Her clients included The Tampa Tribune, the New York Times Regional Group (including The Gainesville Sun), The Miami Herald, and numerous radio and television stations throughout the southeast. She teaches media and First Amendment law at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has published numerous refereed and journal articles. She was named the national Journalism Professor of the Year in 2005.
JACQUELINE R. GRIFFIN is a judge of the Fifth District Court of Appeal of Florida. In 1975 she received her Juris Doctor degree with high honors from the University of Florida College of Law where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and worked for the Center for Governmental Responsibility. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, she practiced law for fifteen years in Orlando, Florida, specializing in commercial litigation. She was appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal in January 1990, and served as chief judge from 1997 to 1999. She is a member of the Judicial Management Council and has served as chair of the Judicial Management Council’s workgroup on privacy and court records since its creation. She was an appointee of the Chief Justice to the Florida Legislature’s Study Committee on Public Records and is an appointee of the Chief Justice to the recently-created Committee on Privacy and Court Records. She organized and remains on the faculty of the New Appellate Judges’ School of the Florida Judicial College.
ALBERT J. HADEED practices public sector law and is presently the County Attorney for Flagler County. Previously, he was in private practice, focusing on environmental conservation, growth management, historic preservation and scenic highway development. He formerly served as General Counsel for the National Scenic Byway for State Road A1A in Flagler and St. Johns Counties; as President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation; and as general counsel to a variety of area organizations. He previously served as Executive Director of Southern Legal Counsel, Florida’s first public interest litigation firm with cases involving Sunshine Law enforcement, reform of state institutional facilities, accountability in children’s services, handicap discrimination, and access to the courts, among other areas. He was founding general counsel to 1000 Friends of Florida; Special Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and has been special counsel to several municipalities. He also has been appointed to a number of governmental advisory boards, including the Health and Human Services Board for District 12 (Volusia and Flagler), wetland study committees for both Flagler and St. Johns County, and state and regional historic preservation committees. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
JOHN H. HANKINSON, JR., a licensed Florida attorney, has more than 22 years of government service in environmental policy and regulation. From 1994 to 2001 he served as the Regional Administrator for USEPA’s southeastern regional office in Atlanta, Georgia, directing a staff of almost 1200 people and a budget in excess of $500 million. Prior to his USEPA service, he served for almost ten years as Director of Planning and Acquisition for the St. Johns River Water Management District, and directed the purchase of over 200,000 acres of environmentally sensitive lands. He was a key player in the development and implementation of Florida’s P2000 land acquisition program and that state’s growth management approach . He also has extensive legislative experience, having worked as a Staff Director in the Florida House of Representatives and as staff and counsel to administrative agencies and non-profit organizations. He currently provides consulting services to a diverse group of clients on smart growth, land conservation, and constructive environmental initiatives. He also serves as chairman of the Board of Audubon of Florida and is a board member of the Everglades Law Center, Inc. As a live performer and part owner of Eclipse Recording Company John also pursues his lifelong interest in producing, playing and recording music.
JANNICE L. INNIS-THOMPSON is the Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of TIAA-CREF. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Janice was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Counsel of Tyco International. She joined Tyco after a seven-year tenure with International Paper Company, where she began as Litigation Counsel and was promoted to Chief Compliance Counsel. Janice is a graduate of University of Florida College of Law. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett, United States Circuit Judge, 11th Circuit. Following her clerkship, she worked as an Assistant United States Attorney and as Counsel to the Director of the Executive Office of United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C. Janice lives in New Jersey with her husband, Stephen Lawrence and their 7-year old daughter. She speaks frequently at industry conferences.
NICOLE C. KIBERT is an associate with Carlton Fields, P.A. in Tampa, FL, specializing in real estate and land use law. She graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 2003 with a J.D. and specialization certificates in both environmental/land use law and international law. Prior to entering law school, she obtained her M.S. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the UF College for Natural Resources and Environment and her B.S. from the George Washington University in Biology. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where she designed a primary and secondary school environmental education program, assisted in the preparation of the Lake Ohrid Management Plan (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and obtained funding for cross-border environmental NGO projects. She has served as the Director of Greening UF, a grassroots organization to make UF a sustainable university. While Director, she raised more than $100,000 in grants and donations. She is a co-author of “Turning Brownfields into Vital Community Assets” (Washington DC; NeighborWorks, 1999) a guide for community development corporations to redevelop community brownfields. As part of her Conservation Clinic project, she surveyed local governments with land acquisition programs, “Florida Local Government Land Acquisition Programs: A survey of local programs”, 2000. In addition, she wrote “Green Justice: A Holistic Approach to Environmental Injustice,” 17 J. Land Use & Envtl. Law 169 (2001), which discusses the root problems of environmental justice and methods to curb that injustice. At the University of Florida Levin College of Law, she was a member of the Florida Journal of International Law, the president of the Environmental and Land Use Law Society, Co-Chair of the Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, Class Chair of the Alumni Council, and executive board member of the Law College Council. She was also a member of the UF Sustainability Task Force. She was recognized as an outstanding UF student by UF President Young and as Student of the Year by the John Marshall Bar Association.
JOSH MARKUS is a shareholder at Carlton Fields, P.A. located in the Miami office of the Firm. He is the chair of the International Practice Group of the Firm as well as head of the Public Private Partnership Team for the Firm. He is a graduate of Duke University, the University of Florida School of Law (J.D., with honors), and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LLM, magna cum laude). His practice involves representing US and non-US companies in international and domestic corporate transactions including joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, public private partnerships and multi-jurisdictional projects. He also advises these companies on general corporate and commercial matters with particular focus on electronic commerce, distribution of goods and services, intellectual property licensing, direct marketing/advertising/entertainment oriented matters and general corporate operational matters in cable and satellite television and wholesale and retail consumer products. He is a former Chair of both the International Law Section of The Florida Bar, and the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association. He is a long time member of the Council of the Section of International Law of the ABA and is one of its two Delegates to the House of Delegates of the ABA. In addition, he serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee of the Section Officer’s Council of the ABA and the ABA Board of Governor’s representative on the Council of the InterAmerican Bar Association. Mr. Markus is Board Certified as an International Lawyer in Florida. He is the author of numerous articles and publications and is a frequent speaker on international law topics.
KEITH W. RIZZARDI, board certified by The Florida Bar in State and Federal Administrative Practice, founded www.ESAblawg.com, a law blog discussing the Endangered Species Act. As an environmental lawyer and managing attorney for the South Florida Water Management District, Mr. Rizzardi routinely works on some of Florida’s most challenging water resource issues, including the Everglades restoration and global climate change. Previously, as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, he represented the United States on wildlife-related matters in district courts nationwide, including disputes over habitat conservation plans, water resource management, and fisheries regulation. His volunteer efforts also include service as Chair of The Florida Bar’s Government Lawyer Section and as a mediator for the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BA, 1991), University of Florida (JD, 1994) and Florida Atlantic University (MPA, 1998).
DEBORAH A. SCHROTH is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Jacksonville office of Florida Legal Services, Inc., a state-wide public interest law firm. She has primary responsibility for the firm’s juvenile advocacy in all fora, both federal and state, including the legislature. She authored Florida Juvenile Law and Practice: “Proceedings from Petition to Adjudicatory Hearing in Dependency Cases” (Florida Bar, 2003 and 2001) and “Adjudicatory Hearing in Dependency Cases” (Florida Bar, 1997). She has been a presenter at many advocacy meetings and Florida Bar CLE’s, including, most recently, discussing education for homeless youth as part of the Bar’s “For the Children” CLE series. She obtained her B.A. in Philosophy from Catholic University of America; her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law; and an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida College of Law. She was awarded the 1995 Hon. Hugh S. Glickstein “Child Advocate of the Year” award presented by the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar. She is a past Chair of the Public Interest Law Section (twice!), and has served on its Executive Committee since 1995, currently serving as its Legislation Committee chair. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Juvenile Rules Committee of The Florida Bar.
LINDA LOOMIS SHELLEY is Shareholder and Government, Environmental and Land Department Chair of Fowler White Boggs, Attorneys at Law, Tallahassee. Her practice areas are environmental and land permitting before state, regional and local entities and providing advice and assistance regarding Florida administrative practice and litigation. She has extensive experience in state government, including service as Chief of Staff, Florida Department of Insurance, Office of the Treasurer and State Fire Marshall; Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of Florida; Secretary and General Counsel, Florida Department of Community Affairs; and General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, Governor Bob Graham. She also has served as Assistant Executive Director, Florida Residential Property & Casualty, Joint Underwriting Association; Partner, Law Firm of Dixon, Blanton & Shelley, Tallahassee; and Associate, Law Firm of Corlett, Merritt, Killian & Sikes, Miami. She received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida.
JANET R. STUDLEY is a partner in the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP, in Washington, D.C., and is the immediate past chair of the firm’s Government Section. Janet focuses her practice on providing legal advice and public policy counsel to the firm’s clients, particularly with respect to federal legislation. This representation has included health care, environmental law, international telecommunications, financial services, federal taxation and appropriations. From 1977-1981, she served as Chief Counsel to the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Practices and Open Government of the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee. The Subcommittee was chaired by the late Senator Lawton Chiles. In this position, she was principal legal counsel to Senator Chiles and the Subcommittee on all issues within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee. Her primary responsibilities included drafting, analyzing, and negotiating laws concerning federal procurement policies, regulatory reform, lobbying disclosure and other open government policies. She also conducted extensive Subcommittee investigations of federal agency contracts and procurement practices. An active member of the American Bar Association, she is a past Chair of the ABA’s Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and the past Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law. She also served on the Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children, the Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, and the Council of the Fund for Justice and Education. She is also a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and the ABA Forum Committee on Communications Law, where she served on the Governing Committee from 1983-86. In addition, she has served on the Executive Committee of the National Lawyers Council of the Democratic National Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board of The District of Columbia Bar Foundation, and the Board of Trustees of Florida House in Washington D.C. Janet has also served on the Board of Street Law, Inc., and the Legal Committee of the Appleseed Foundation. She is a member of The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. She earned her bachelor of arts degree, with honors, in economics in 1972 from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her juris doctor degree, with honors, in 1976 from the University of Florida College of Law. While in law school, she worked at the Center for Governmental Responsibility, a public interest law firm in Gainesville, Florida. After graduation from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Bryan Simpson, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth (now Eleventh) Circuit.
JOHN C. TUCKER is a Professor and Department Head of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He received an LL.M. (magna cum laude) in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis and Clark, a J.D. from the University of Florida, and a B.S. in Biology from Stetson University. UTC’s Biological and Environmental Sciences Department has over 600 majors and offers B.S. Biology, B.S. Environmental Science, and M.S. Environmental Science degrees. He oversees the department, teaches courses in environmental law and policy, conducts research, and provides service to the community. He previously served as coordinator of the Environmental Science Graduate Program. His past research projects at UTC have focused on environmental justice issues associated with a major Superfund site, Chattanooga Creek, including serving as principal investigator of two EPA Region IV environmental justice grant awards. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation awarded its Education Environmental Stewardship award to his department based on these projects. Presently, he serves on the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau Board, the mayor’s Chattanooga Green Committee, and the Signal Mountain Clean Streams Task Force. Previously he served on the Chattanooga Air Toxics Task Force and the Chattanooga Tree Protection and Resource Management Advisory Committee. He has published several law journal articles focusing on pesticides, environmental ethics, ecosystem management, and biodiversity conservation. Prior to working at UTC, he worked for 10 years at the Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he participated in numerous projects concerning environmental and land use law and policy for local, state, and national agencies. Many of these projects involved critical review of existing laws and policies and development of new strategies. He also was involved in international projects pertaining to environmental and land use law, environmental decision-making, and citizen empowerment in Brazil and Poland. While at CGR he worked in several capacities, including as student researcher, Public Interest Law Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Assistant in Law, and Associate Director. Prior to law school he worked as a biological scientist for UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, where he co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
MICHAEL A. WOLF is Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law Professor of Univ. of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.