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HON. WILLIAM H. BURGESS III is a Circuit Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Florida.
JACK GORDON of Maney|Gordon is a highly skilled trial attorney who has been profiled among the Top Lawyers in the Bay Area by Tampa Bay Magazine and has twice been selected a Leading Attorney of the Southeastern United States in Forbes magazine. He has been selected for inclusion among Florida’s Legal Elite and recognized among the Top 100 Super Lawyers in the state of Florida, and among the Top 50 Super Lawyers of Tampa Bay. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Gordon was named the #1 Medical Malpractice Lawyer by his peers in Tampa Magazine. Four times board certified in civil trial law by The Florida Bar, he is also certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy as an expert in both civil trial law and civil pre-trial litigation. In 2017, Mr. Gordon earned National Board Certification as an expert in medical malpractice law by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. He was honored in Florida Top Verdicts for having obtained the largest award in a lawsuit involving a motorcycle accident in 2017 (14.95 million dollars) and he continues to serve as co-counsel to lawyers prosecuting bars and clubs throughout Florida for injuries resulting from improper service of alcohol, and in cases of injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. In 2016, Mr. Gordon was elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2018 Edition). He earned his B.A. degree from Tulane University and his law degree from Tulane University Law School.
RAYMOND A. HAAS is a managing partner in the Tampa law firm of HD Law Partners, P.A., where he practices in the areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of bad faith, class action and personal lines insurance coverage, first and third party contract liability, and property loss claims. He earned his B.A. degree from Florida Southern College and his J.D. degree from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Mr. Haas is a member of the Hillsborough County and American (member, Section on Tort and Insurance Practice) bar associations, The Florida Bar (member, Trial Lawyers Section), the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the West Coast Claims Association, and the Property Loss Research Bureau.
HARLEY S. HERMAN practices litigation probate and general civil trial law as a managing partner of Herman and Herman, a Plant City law firm. He has taught estates and trust law at the FAMU College of Law and Business Law; criminal justice at Savannah State University; and numerous CLE courses for lawyers, accountants, and law-related professionals. Mr. Herman continues to mentor young attorneys through The Florida Bar's Lawyer to Lawyer program. In addition to his work in estates, trusts and elder law, Mr. Herman earned his LL.M. degree from Stetson University College of Law and his J.D. degree from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
MICHAEL J. McGIRNEY is a member of Spector Gadon & Rosen P.C., where he has concentrated his practice in complex litigation with an emphasis on the defense of professionals. Mr. McGirney earned his B.S. degree from LaSalle University and his J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to The Florida Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. McGirney is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida, Southern District of Florida, Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He frequently lectures on ethics and professional liability matters. Mr. McGirney has been certified by the state of Florida on mediator ethics and he has served as an instructor on mediator ethics and liability throughout the state of Florida. He has also served as a guest lecturer at law schools throughout Florida. Mr. McGirney has served as a mediator and arbitrator. He has also served as a consulting and testifying expert witness in insurance claim matters, bad faith matters, legal malpractice litigation and ethics issues. Mr. McGirney and has been named a Florida Super Lawyer in the areas of professional liability defense, construction litigation and insurance coverage. He has also been named as Best Lawyer in Tampa and Best Lawyer in South Florida. He was recently named as the 2017 Florida Lawyer of Year by Corporate America Magazine.
HOWARD P. ROSS, a 50 year member of The Florida Bar, is a shareholder with the law firm of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. Endeavoring to remain a well-rounded business lawyer, Mr. Ross handles both transactional and litigation matters utilizing the knowledge gained in one to assist in the other. He has handled a wide variety of simple and complex business litigation and business transactions. He is board certified in business litigation and civil trial law. He has taught numerous continuing education programs and is a member of the American Arbitration Association Roster of Neutrals, Large, and Complex Commercial Case Panel. Among others, Mr. Ross is named in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Ross earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law.
KEVIN B. WOODS is the principal of Woods Trial Law. Mr. Woods' litigation practice is focused in the areas of brain and spinal cord injury, wrongful death, and general civil litigation. He is certified by The Florida Bar as a board certified civil trial lawyer. Mr. Woods graduated with his B.S. degree from the University of Florida and earned his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He is a member of The Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
MARK H. WRIGHT is a partner with Jayson, Farthing, Skafidas & Wright, P.A., where his experience includes litigation, negotiation and counseling services. He has covered numerous substantive areas of the law, including serious injury and wrongful death cases, premises liability, products liability, negligent security, insurance disputes, automobile crashes, truck crashes, and motorcycle collisions. Mr. Wright is a member of The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Florida Justice Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Tulane University and his J.D. degree from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.