Legal Briefs: Romeu, Brooks join Hall Booth Smith as associates

Nominations sought for pro bono service awards.

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Hall Booth Smith added two associates at its office in Jacksonville.

Henry Romeu specializes in medical malpractice, general liability and transportation defense work.

He received a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and a bachelor’s in economics with a minor in business administration at the University of Florida. He also attended the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School.

Shawn Brooks
Shawn Brooks

Shawn Brooks focuses his practice on professional negligence and medical malpractice, health care, general liability, products liability and transportation matters.

He received a J.D. from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Florida.

• Attorney K. Beth Luna was appointed general magistrate and support enforcement hearing officer for the 4th Judicial Circuit.

She is founder of The Luna Law Firm and a member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section Executive Council.

Alisa Wilkes of Wilkes & Mee in Jacksonville was selected as one of 25 lawyers in the U.S. to participate as a fellow in the 2018-19 ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy.

Allison Albert has joined the Department of Children and Family Services in Jacksonville as senior attorney.

Nominations sought for pro bono service awards

The Florida Bar seeks nominations for the annual pro bono service awards, which recognize lawyers, judges, law firms and associations that have contributed extraordinary pro bono service.

Nominations may be submitted by legal aid groups, civic organizations, fellow lawyers and regular citizens who know of a lawyer, judge, law firm or voluntary Bar that has freely given of time and expertise in making legal services available to the poor.

The deadline for most nominations is Nov. 1, while nominations for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award are due Aug. 31.

Visit for nomination categories and forms.