On Saturday, July 25, 2009, at the FLABOTA convention at the Longboat Key Club and Resort in Sarasota, Florida, Bob Cole was sworn in as President-Elect of the Florida Chapters of ABOTA (FLABOTA). Mr. Cole will serve as President-Elect during 2009-2010 and will be sworn in as President of FLABOTA in July of 2010. He has been an ABOTA member since 1990 and has served as President and FLABOTA Board representative for the Jacksonville Chapter. Mr. Cole was the recipient of the FLABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2008. Bill Stone and Kristen Van der Linde of our firm are also members of ABOTA and the Jacksonville Chapter.
Attorney Kansas Gooden Publishes Article on Florida Statute 322.09 in St. Thomas Law Review.
The Jacksonville Bar Association has once again tapped two of Boyd & Jenerette's attorneys to serve as leaders of its workers' compensation section for the coming year. Blake Hood, a partner who served as co-chair of the section last year, and Mark Eckels, a shareholder who heads the firm's own workers' compensation department, will co-lead the section for another year. They assumed their leadership duties last month. The section is charged with coordinating local bar events that include CLE programs, meetings with area judges and mediators, and social events with members of the section. Work is already under way to plan an upcoming CLE event as well as hosting the Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims. For more information about section activities, contact either Blake Hood or Mark Eckels.
Kristen Van der Linde, a shareholder in the Jacksonville office, was named Jacksonville's Best Lawyer by Folio Weekly. Residents throughout Northeast Florida vote annually across 150 different categories. A celebration for the winners took place on 10/14/2008. To learn more about Ms. Van der Linde's legal practice, please click on her name above.
Linda Wagner Farrell, a partner in the Jacksonville office, has been named Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association. JWLA held its annual judicial reception on June 5, 2008 where the announcement was made. The recipient is nominated and voted on by her peers. Ms. Farrell’s practice focuses on Workers’ Compensation defense. In addition to her busy law practice, she is active within the community through various volunteer opportunities and has been referred to as diligent, devoted, and a true joy to work with both in and out of the courtroom.
The law firm of Boyd & Jenerette, PA is pleased to announce the opening of the Savannah, Georgia office. Catherine M. Bowman and Paul A. Gilker have joined the Firm as Of Counsel. With this addition, the Firm will further its legal expertise in Employment Law and Medical Malpractice as well as expanding our presence in the state of Georgia. Ms Bowman received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and her J.D. from the University of Georgia. Mr. Gilker received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Arkansas. Both attorneys have over 20 years of experience.
Kristen Van der Linde, a shareholder in the Jacksonville office, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is a national organization devoted to the preservation of the right to trial by jury. Members are elected based upon their jury trial experience, skills and ability, as well as their high level of professionalism and ethical conduct. Ms. Van der Linde chairs the Firm’s Civil Litigation Department. She devotes her practice exclusively to the defense of cases involving trucking liability, automobile liability, premises liability, wrongful death, bad faith, negligent security, and coverage issues. She practices throughout the states of Florida and Georgia.
The law firm of Boyd & Jenerette, PA is proud to announce that Linda Wagner Farrell has been named partner. Ms. Farrell’s practice focuses on Workers’ Compensation defense. She was recently selected as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite 2007” by Florida Trend Magazine for the “Up and Coming” category. She is a graduate of the University of North Florida and received her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Ms. Farrell is a member of the American Bar Association; The Florida Bar; The Jacksonville Bar Association and the Workers’ Compensation Section (Co-Chair 2007-2008); Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. (Co-Chair 2007-2008); Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (Vice President 2004-2005); Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity. She also enjoys volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Senior Holiday Project.
Again this year, the Firm will sponsor the Jim Moran Classic on November 9 & 10th in Orlando. The golf and tennis event is the main fund raiser for the Youth Automotive Training Center supporting its mission to provide technical and academic training to at-risk youth.
Kristen Van der Linde, a shareholder in the Jacksonville office, has been named to the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. Selection is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey of evaluations of the top attorneys in the country. Ms. Van der Linde chairs the Firm’s Civil Litigation Department. She devotes her practice exclusively to the defense of cases involving trucking liability, automobile liability, premises liability, wrongful death, bad faith, negligent security, and coverage issues. She practices throughout the states of Florida and Georgia. Ms. Van der Linde frequently lectures on a wide range of topics including adjuster ethics, handling wrongful death claims, and bad faith litigation for continuing educational credit to insurance professionals.