Family: Loving parents, Arthur and Loretta and sister Adria
Pets: Adorable dogs Bella, Beau and Baxter
Education: B.B.A. from Emory University, J.D. from University of Florida (cum laude)
Admitted to the Bar: 2005
Employed by: GrayRobinson
Field of practice: Bankruptcy and commercial litigation
Professional organizations: The Florida Bar, Business Law Section, member; The Jacksonville Bar Association; Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, past board member; American Inns of Court, Chester Bedell Chapter, associate member; International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, member; and Turnaround Underground Jacksonville, board member.
Community involvement: Girls Inc.’s Rising Leader Society, president-elect; University of Florida Law Alumni Council, member; JAX Chamber, trustee; and Jacksonville Humane Society Pawfessionals, Special Events Committee, co-chair, 2013-14.
How did you get involved?
I have many connections to those giving their time in the community, so I reached out to those contacts and asked how I could become more involved.
How can someone else get involved?
Our local Bar is so well connected — either through pro bono work, executive board work, or just knowing people in town. Just start asking people in your firm or contacts in the JBA or other Bar association. Or you can always contact JALA or a local charitable/civic organization directly.
What have you learned/achieved through the experience?
That giving our time or resources is the best gift we can give to someone less fortunate.
What was the last book you read or are reading?
“The Orchid Thief” by Susan Orleans