Officers and Directors

HAWL 2019-2020 Officers

President

Mamie Wise, Esq.

United States Attorney’s Office

400 N Tampa St
Tampa, FL 33602-4719
mamiewise@gmail.com

President-Elect

Mandi Clay, Esq.

Three Thirteen Law, PLLC
100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste 600
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 530-9849
mandi@threethirteenlaw.com

Vice President of Programs

Melanie Griffin, Esq.

Spread Your Sunshine
1905 N. Market St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 404-8566
melanie@speadyoursunshine.com

 Vice President of Membership

Erin Jackson, Esq.

Johnson Jackson LLC
100 N. Tampa St.
Ste. 2310
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 580-8400
ejackson@johnsonjackson.com

 Treasurer

Dara Cooley, Esq.

Wilkes & McHugh, PA
1 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste 800
Tampa, FL 33609
Ph: (813) 873-0026
dcooley@wilkesmchugh.com

Secretary

Shaina Thorpe, Esq.

Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A.
112 N. East St., Ste A
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 400-0229
shaina@thorpelawyers.com


Immediate Past President

Amy Bandow, Esq.

WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
9445 Camden Field Pkwy
Riverview, FL 33578
Ph: (813) 419-5100 x5108
bandowa@cooley.edu

HAWL 2019-2020 DIRECTORS

 

Paige Greenlee, Esq.

Greenlee Law PLLC
1304 S De Soto Ave, Ste 203
Tampa, FL 33606
Ph: (813) 802-8215
paige@greenleelawtampa.com

Ashley Grant, Esq.

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 272-0407
Ashley.Grant@myfloridalegal.com

Lexie Larkin, Esq.

Larkin Law
3014 West Palmira Ave
Ste 203
Tampa FL 33629
813-591-3066
lexie@larkinfamilylaw.com

Tiffany McElheran, Esq.
Bush Ross, P.A.
PO Box 3913
Tampa, FL 33601-3913
Ph: 813-204-6492
tmcelheran@bushross.com

Manuel Menendez, Esq.

Retired Chief Judge 13th Jud. Cir.
3225 S. MacDill Ave Ste 129-204
Tampa, FL 33629
Ph: (813) 245-8343
m.menendezjr@gmail.com

Jennifer Corinis, Esq.

United States Attorney’s Office
400 N Tampa St Ste 3200
Tampa, FL 33602-4798
Ph: 813-274-6080

jennifer.corinis@usdoj.gov

Alex Palermo, Esq.

Syniverse Technologies, LLC
8125 Highwoods Palm Way
Tampa, FL 33647-1776
Ph: 813-414-4251
alex.palermo@syniverse.com

Jane Rose, Esq.

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 307-3193
rosej@hillsboroughcounty.org

John Schifino, Esq.

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
401 E. Jackson St., Ste 2500
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 228-9080
jschifino@gunster.com

Sara Peacock, Esq.

Leslie Shultz-Kin, Esq.

Monique Scott, Esq.

Melissa Murphy, Esq.

HAWL 2019-2020 JUDICIAL DIRECTORS

Hon. Virginia Covington

Member of the Judiciary

United States District Court
801 N Florida Ave
Tampa, FL 33602-3849
Ph: 813-301-5340
virginia_covington@
flmd.uscourts.gov

Hon. Cynthia Oster

Member of the Judiciary

13th Judicial Circuit
800 E Twiggs St Ste 315
Tampa, FL 33602-3520
Ph: 813-272-6806
cynthia.oster@fljud13.org

Hon. Catherine McEwen

Member of the Judiciary

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
801 N. Florida Ave. Ste. 854
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 301-5082
cmcewen@flmb.uscourts.gov

Hon. Miriam Velez Valkenburg

Member of the Judiciary

13th Judicial Circuit
401 N. Jefferson St., Ste 225
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 272-5228
crimdiva@fljud13.org

Hon. Laura E. Ward

Member of the Judiciary

13th Judicial Circuit
800 E. Twiggs St., Ste 320C
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 272-7137
wardle@fljud13.org

Hon. Samantha Ward

Member of the Judiciary

13th Judicial Circuit
401 N. Jefferson St., Ste 540
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 272-5450
wardsl@fljud13.org


HAWL 2019-2020 PAST PRESIDENT ADVISORY BOARD

Chair

Christine Derr, Esq.

Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.
Wells Fargo Center
100 S Ashley Dr., Ste 300
Tampa, FL 33602-5303
Ph: 813-223-5421
christine@harrishuntderr.com

 

 HAWL 2019-2020 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair


Awards

Committee members may meet periodically and will be asked to help prepare applications and proposals for awards and grants for HAWL and its members.

Katherine Yanes, Esq.

Kynes Markman & Felman, PA

100 S Ashley Dr.
Ste 1300
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 229-1118
kyanes@kmf-law.com

Christine Derr, Esq.

Harris, Hunt & Derr, P.A.
Wells Fargo Center
100 S Ashley Dr
Ste 300 Tampa, FL 33602-5303
Ph: (813) 223-5421
christine@harrishuntderr.com


ByLaws 

Committee members review the bylaws and recommend updates and changes to the Board of Directors.

Jane Rose, Esq.

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 307-3193
rosej@hillsboroughcounty.org

John Schifino, Esq.

Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
401 E. Jackson St., Ste 2500
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 228-9080
jschifino@gunster.com


Community Outreach

Committee members assist in organizing and participating in HAWL’s community outreach programs or charitable events, meet periodically as a committee, and volunteer for the events sponsored by the committee.


 Diversity

Committee members assist in organizing and participating in various projects related to gender, racial, and ethnic equality, that are coordinated with the Hillsborough County Bar Association and minority bar associations.

Stevie Swanson, Esq.

WMU-Cooley Law School
9445 Camden Field Parkway
Riverview, Florida 33578
813-419-5100
swansons@cooley.edu

Paige Greenlee, Esq.

Greenlee Law PLLC
1304 S De Soto Ave, Ste 203
Tampa, FL 33606
Ph: (813) 802-8215
paige@greenleelawtampa.com


FAWL Representative

Represents HAWL at FAWL meetings both live and telephonically. Reports state-wide activities to HAWL Board of Directors and reports HAWL activities to FAWL leadership.

Dara Cooley, Esq.

Wilkes & McHugh, PA
1 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste 800 Tampa, FL 33609
Ph: (813) 873-0026
dcooley@wilkesmchugh.com

 

 


Government Attorneys

Committee members help organize and participate in networking, professional development, and continuing education events for government attorneys.

Jennifer Corinis, Esq.

United States Attorney’s Office
400 N Tampa St Ste 3200
Tampa, FL 33602-4798
Ph: 813-274-6080

jennifer.corinis@usdoj.gov


Judicial Relations

Committee members meet periodically to organize events, including the annual judicial reception, to express appreciation for and promote collegial relations with members of the judiciary. Committee members also honor the accomplishments of current judges and recognize newly appointed judges.

 Tiffany McElheran, Esq.
Bush Ross, P.A.
PO Box 3913
Tampa, FL 33601-3913
Ph: 813-204-6492
tmcelheran@bushross.com

Leslie Schultz-Kin, Esq.

Akerman LLP
401 E Jackson St Ste 1700
Tampa, FL 33602-5250
Ph: 813 209 5095
leslie.schultz-kin@akerman.com

Sara Peacock, Esq.
Cortes Hodz, P.A.
501 E Kennedy Blvd Ste 1260
Tampa, FL 33602-5239
Ph: 813-514-0909
sara@corteshodzlaw.com

Monique Scott, Esq.

State Attorney’s Office
419 N Pierce St
Tampa, FL 33602-4022
Ph: 813-272-5400
scott_m@sao13th.com


Membership

Committee members help plan or volunteer at membership recruitment and appreciation events, welcome new members, and assist the Vice President of Membership and Membership Chair as needed.

Erin Jackson, Esq.

VP of Membership

Johnson Jackson LLC
100 N. Tampa St.
Ste. 2310
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 580-8400
ejackson@johnsonjackson.com


Ciara Willis, Esq.

Young Lawyers Co-Chair

Bush Ross, P.A.
1801 North Highland Ave.
Post Office Box 3913
Tampa, FL 33601-2913
Ph: (813) 606-4598
cwillis@bushross.com

Lexie Larkin, Esq.

Larkin Law
3014 West Palmira Ave
Ste 203
Tampa FL 33629
813-591-3066
lexie@larkinfamilylaw.com


Mentoring

Committee members are asked to mentor a student from Stetson University College of Law or WMU Cooley Law School and to help plan and/or attend social functions between the mentors and students.

Rachael Reese, Esq.

O’Brien Hatfield, PA
511 W Bay St., Ste 330
Tampa, FL 33606
Ph: (813) 228-6988
rer@markjobrien.com

Alex Palermo, Esq.

Syniverse Technologies, LLC
8125 Highwoods Palm Way
Tampa, FL 33647-1776
Ph: 813-414-4251
alex.palermo@syniverse.com


Nominating

Nominating committee is responsible to present to the Board of Directors a leadership slate of recommended officers and directors for the upcoming bar cycle. Elections of officers and directors by the general membership are held in April. Nominations must be submitted to the Nominating Committee prior to March 1st.

Mamie Wise, Esq.

President

U.S. Attorney’s Office
400 N. Tampa St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 274-6000
mamiewise@gmail.com

Mandi Clay, Esq.

President-Elect

Three Thirteen Law, PLLC
100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste 600
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 530-9849
mandi@threethirteenlaw.com


Public Relations and Website

Committee members will assist the committee chair in ensuring the HAWL website and social media sites maintain current and relevant information and content. Committee members will be asked to attend HAWL events to take pictures for posting on HAWL’s website and social media sites. This committee will regularly collaborate with HAWL’s Newsletter Committee.

Mandi Clay, Esq.

Lead Chair

Three Thirteen Law, PLLC
100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste 600
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 530-9849
mandi@threethirteenlaw.com


Ashley Grant, Esq.

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 272-0407
Ashley.Grant@myfloridalegal.com

Leslie Sammis, Esq.

Sammis Law Firm, P.A.
1005 N Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 250-0500
lsammis@sammislawfirm.com


Scholarship

Committee members meet in Spring 2018 to review scholarship applications and help select student winners for the annual scholarships sponsored by HAWL.

Jacqueline Simms-Petredis, Esq.

Burr & Forman LLP
201 North Franklin St
Ste 3200
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 367-5751
jsimms-petredis@burr.com


Caroline Johnson Levine

501 E Kennedy Blvd Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602-5242

Ph: 813-233-2880

levine.levinelaw@gmail.com

Kristen Chittenden, Esq.

Lykes Bros. Inc.
400 N Tampa St Ste 1900
Tampa, FL 33602-4776

Ph: (813) 470-5070
kristen.chittenden@lykes.com


Solo & Small Firm Practitioners

Committee members help organize and participate in networking, professional development, and continuing education events for solo practitioners or attorneys who practice in small law firm settings.

Shaina Thorpe, Esq.

Lead Chair

Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A.
112 N. East St., Ste A
Tampa, FL 33602
Ph: (813) 400-0229
shaina@thorpelawyers.com


Dineen Wasylik

DPW Legal

P.O. Box 48323
Tampa, FL 33646
Phone: 813-778-5161

Ph: 813-778-5161
Email: dineen@ip-appeals.com

Latasha Scott, Esq.

Lord Scott, PLLC
400 N Ashley Dr, Ste 2600
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 712-8743

lscott@lordscottlaw.com


Sonya Colon

Law Office of Sonya C. Colon, P.A.
Georgetown Office Park
1311 W Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33612-3310
Ph: 813-969-0331

sonya.colon.esq@gmail.com