UF Law Trial Team congratulates members on successful competition in Michigan
The UF Trial Team congratulates its members as they return from a successful competition at the National Trial Advocacy Competition in East Lansing, Mich. Members of the team who participated as advocates were Rhett Parker and James Baley for the Defense, and Michael Quintero and Dan Hogan for the State. Henry Ramos supported the team as a researcher and witness. The team advanced to the semi-finals and Dan Hogan was recognized as the advocate with the “Best Opening Statement” of the competition. The competition was a criminal case where the State charged the defendant with the murder of his wife. The facts of the case were adopted from on a real trial in New York a few years ago. Other members of the team who provided witness roles in preparation for the competition were Kimmy Stewart, Anita McNulty, Ashlie Tarpley and Georgia Buckhalter. The team coaches were Tania Alavi and Nick Zissimopulos. On Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, the Trial Team competed in the ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy Competition in Miami. The winner will advance to the National Championship in Los Angeles in January. The team members competing as advocates were Jennifer White, Guichard St. Surin, Vanessa Goodwin and Jessica Kennedy. Brian Wolf supported the team as a researcher and witness. The results will be published in the Nov. 8 issue of FlaLaw Online.