Officers and Directors

HAWL 2017-2018 OFFICERS

President

President-Elect

Vice President of Membership

Sarah E. Kay, Esq.

Amy Bandow, Esq.

Cindy Oster, Esq.

Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta
307 S. Magnolia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School
9445 Camden Field Pkwy
Riverview, FL 33578

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 251-9200

Ph: (813) 419-5100 x5108

Ph: (813) 272-5670

Sarah@sbcf-famlaw.com

bandowa@cooley.edu

osterc@hillsboroughcounty.org

Vice President of Programs

Treasurer

Secretary

Mamie Wise, Esq.

Mandi Clay, Esq.

Erin Jackson, Esq.

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
101 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
101 E. Kennedy Blvd. Ste 2800
Tampa, FL 33602

Johnson Jackson LLC
100 N. Tampa St., Ste. 2310
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 221-1010

Ph: (813) 676-7233

Ph: (813) 580-8400

mwise@zuckerman.com

mandi.clay228@gmail.com

ejackson@johnsonjackson.com

Immediate Past President

Caroline Johnson Levine, Esq.

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd. Ste. 1100
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 233-2880

levine.levinelaw@gmail.com

 

HAWL 2017-2018 DIRECTORS

Dara Cooley, Esq.

Victoria Ferrentino Esq.

Jessica Costello, Esq.

Wilkes & McHugh, PA
1 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Ste 800
Tampa, FL 33609

Bush Graziano Rice & Platter PA
100 S Ashley Dr Ste 1400
Tampa, FL 33602

Florida Atty. General’s Office
3407 E. Frontage Rd, Ste 200
Tampa, FL 33607

Ph: (813) 873-0026

Ph: (813) 228-7000

Ph: (813) 287-7218

dcooley@wilkesmchugh.com

vferrentino@bgrplaw.com

j.goodwin.costello@gmail.com

Paige Greenlee, Esq.

Melanie Griffin, Esq.

M. Elizabeth Lanier, Esq.

Greenlee Law PLLC
1304 S De Soto Ave, Ste 203
Tampa, FL 33606

Dean Mead
100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste 600
Tampa, FL 33602

Gunn Law Group
401 E. Jackson St., Ste 3600
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 802-8215

Ph: (813) 867-4826

Ph: (813) 228-7070

paige@greenleelawtampa.com

mgriffin@deanmead.com

elanier@gunnlawgroup.com

Anne McDonough, Esq.

Manuel Menendez, Esq.

Cynthia Mikos, Esq.

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602

Former Chief Judge 13th Jud. Cir.
3225 S. MacDill Ave Ste 129-204
Tampa, FL 33629

Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns
401 E. Jackson St., Ste 3100
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 233-2880

Ph: (813) 245-8343

Ph: (813) 225-2500

annefmcdonough@gmail.com

m.menendezjr@gmail.com

cynthiam@jpfirm.com

Alex Palermo, Esq.

Jane Rose, Esq.

John Schifino, Esq.

Burr & Forman LLP
201 N. Franklin St., Ste 3200
Tampa, FL 33602

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602

Burr & Forman LLP
PO Box 380
Tampa, FL 33601

Ph: (813) 221-2626 x5725

Ph: (813) 307-3193

Ph: (813) 221-2626

apalermo@burr.com

rosej@hillsboroughcounty.org

jschifino@burr.com

Rachael Simpson, Esq.

Shaina Thorpe, Esq.

Hon. Catherine McEwen

Member of the Judiciary

13th Judicial Cir. Staff Attorney
800 E. Twiggs St., Ste 603
Tampa, FL 33602

Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A.
112 N. East St., Ste A
Tampa, FL 33602

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

801 N. Florida Ave. Ste. 854

Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 272-6843

Ph: (813) 400-0229

Ph: (813) 301-5082

simpsorm@fljud13.org

shaina@thorpelawyers.com

cmcewen@flmb.uscourts.gov

Hon. Miriam Velez Valkenburg

Member of the Judiciary

Hon. Laura E. Ward

Member of the Judiciary

Hon. Samantha Ward

Member of the Judiciary

13th Judicial Circuit
401 N. Jefferson St., Ste 225
Tampa, FL 33602

13th Judicial Circuit
800 E. Twiggs St., Ste 320C
Tampa, FL 33602

13th Judicial Circuit
401 N. Jefferson St., Ste 540
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 272-5228

Ph: (813) 272-7137

Ph: (813) 272-5450

crimdiva@fljud13.org

wardle@fljud13.org

wardsl@fljud13.org

 

HAWL 2017-2018 PAST PRESIDENT ADVISORY BOARD

Victoria Ferrentino Esq.

Chair

Bush Graziano Rice & Platter PA
100 S Ashley Dr Ste 1400
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 228-7000

vferrentino@bgrplaw.com


Christine Derr, Esq.

Irene Bassel-Frick, Esq.

Katherine Yanes, Esq.

Derr Law Firm
2001 W Cleveland St.
Tampa, FL 33606

Ackerman LLP
401 E. Jefferson St., Ste 1700
Tampa, FL 33602

Kynes Markman & Felman, PA
100 S Ashley Dr., Ste 1300
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 254-0022

Ph: (813) 223-7333 x5147

Ph: (813) 229-1118

cderr@derrlawfirm.com

irene.bassel@akerman.com

kyanes@kmf-law.com

HAWL 2017-2018 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.

Christine Derr, Esq.

Kynes Markman & Felman, PA
100 S Ashley Dr., Ste 1300
Tampa, FL 33602

Derr Law Firm
2001 W Cleveland St.
Tampa, FL 33606

Ph: (813) 229-1118

Ph: (813) 254-0022

kyanes@kmf-law.com

cderr@derrlawfirm.com

 

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

ByLaws

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

Jane Rose, Esq.

Victoria Ferrentino Esq.

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602

Bush Graziano Rice & Platter PA
100 S Ashley Dr Ste 1400
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 307-3193

Ph: (813) 228-7000

rosej@hillsboroughcounty.org

vferrentino@bgrplaw.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.

Rachael Simpson, Esq.

Sumayya Saleh, Esq.

13th Judicial Cir. Staff Attorney
800 E. Twiggs St., Ste 603
Tampa, FL 33602

Assistant Public Defender
13th Judicial Circuit
700 E. Twiggs St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 272-6843

Ph: 813-277-1302

simpsorm@fljud13.org

salehs@pd13.state.fl.us

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.

Ashley Grant, Esq.

Paige Greenlee, Esq.

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602

Greenlee Law PLLC
1304 S De Soto Ave, Ste 203
Tampa, FL 33606

Ph: (813) 272-0407

Ph: (813) 802-8215

Ashley.Grant@myfloridalegal.com

paige@greenleelawtampa.com

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

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.

Anne McDonough, Esq.

Katie Wright, Esq.

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602

Office of the Attorney General
501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1100
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 233-2880

Ph: (813) 233-2880

annefmcdonough@gmail.com

kbw9988@gmail.com

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.

Lexie Larkin, Esq.

Michelle Drab, Esq.

Probasco Law, P.A.
415 S. Hyde Park Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

Bush Ross
PO Box 3913
Tampa, FL 33601

Ph: (813) 254-3735

Ph: (813) 204-6493

lexie@tampafamilylegal.com

mdrab@bushross.com

John Schifino, Esq.

Kim Hamill, Esq.

Burr & Forman LLP
PO Box 380
Tampa, FL 33601

Older Lundy & Alvarez, Attorneys at Law
1000 West Cass Street
Tampa, Florida 33606

Ph: (813) 221-2626

Ph: (813) 254-8998

jschifino@burr.com

 khamill@olalaw.com

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

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.



Cindy Oster, Esq.

VP of Membership

Suzanna Johnson, Esq.

Solo/Small Firm Co-Chair

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd. Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602

SMJ Law, PLLC
3690 W Gandy Blvd #205
Tampa, FL 33611

Ph: (813) 272-5670

Ph: (813) 830-9106

osterc@hillsboroughcounty.org

suzanna@smjlawoffice.com

Ciara Willis, Esq.

Young Lawyers Co-Chair

Dean Mead
100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste 600
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 606-4598

CWillis@deanmead.com

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

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 Bushey, Esq.

Dineen Wasylik, Esq.

O’Brien Hatfield, PA
511 W Bay St., Ste 330
Tampa, FL 33606

DPW Legal
PO Box 48323
Tampa, FL 33646

Ph: (813) 228-6988

Ph: (813) 778-5161

reb@markjobrien.com

dineen@ip-appeals.com

Melanie Griffin, Esq.

Alex Palermo, Esq.

Dean Mead
100 S. Ashley Dr., Ste 600
Tampa, FL 33602

Burr & Forman LLP
201 N. Franklin St., Ste 3200
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 867-4826

Ph: (813) 221-2626 x5725

mgriffin@deanmead.com

apalermo@burr.com

Newsletter

Committee members will collaborate, gather and submit
timely news articles, practice tips, event photographs,
and other information of interest to HAWL membership
for dissemination in on-line/e-mail periodic news
publications. This committee will regularly collaborate
with HAWL’s Public Relations/Website Committee.

Jessica Costello, Esq.

Jane Rose, Esq.

Florida Atty. General’s Office
3407 E. Frontage Rd, Ste 200
Tampa, FL 33607

Hillsborough Co. Attorney Office
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Fl 27
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 287-7218

Ph: (813) 307-3193

j.goodwin.costello@gmail.com

rosej@hillsboroughcounty.org

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

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 1 st.

Sarah E. Kay, Esq.

President

Amy Bandow, Esq.

President-Elect

Sessums Black
Caballero Ficarrotta
307 S. Magnolia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

WMU Thomas M. Cooley
Law School
9445 Camden Field Pkwy
Riverview, FL 33578

Ph: (813) 251-9200

Ph: (813) 419-5100 x5108

Sarah@sbcf-famlaw.com

bandowa@cooley.edu

Jo Ann Palchak, Esq.

Member-At-Large

Law Offices of Jo Ann Palchak, PA
1725 ½ E 7th Ave, Ste 6
Tampa, FL 33605

Ph: (813) 468-4884

jpalchak@palchaklaw.com

Programs

Members assist the Vice President of Programs in
obtaining speakers and content for membership meetings
and preparing written programs for membership meetings.
Members help the Vice President with check-ins and
registrations for meetings as well.

Mamie Wise, Esq.

VP of Programs

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
101 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 221-1010

mwise@zuckerman.com

Committee & Description

Co-Chair

Co-Chair

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.

Leslie Sammis, Esq.

Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
101 E. Kennedy Blvd. Ste 2800
Tampa, FL 33602

Sammis Law Firm, PA
1005 N Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Ph: (813) 676-7233

Ph: (813) 250-0500

mandi.clay228@gmail.com

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.

Kristen Chittenden, Esq.

Burr & Forman LLP
201 North Franklin St, Ste 3200
Tampa, FL 33602

Gulf Marine Repair
1800 Grant St.
Tampa, FL 33605

Ph: (813) 367-5751

Ph: (813) 247-3153 x243

jsimms-petredis@burr.com

kchittenden@hendrymarine.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.

Latasha Scott, Esq.

Thorpe & Thorpe, P.A.
112 N. East St., Ste A
Tampa, FL 33602

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

Ph: (813) 400-0229

Ph: (813) 712-8743

shaina@thorpelawyers.com

lscott@lordscottlaw.com