Education:

Florida State University, B.S. (1969)
Florida State University, J.D. (1971)

Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation)
Banking Law
Commercial Transactions
Commercial Litigation
Estate Planning
Real Estate Closings
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Finance
Wills, Trusts and Probate

Bar Admissions:

Florida (1972)
United District Court, Middle District of Florida (1973)

Community Involvement and Affiliations:

The Florida Bar (1972 to Present)
The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (1988 – Present)
Lake County Bar Association (1972 to Present)
Lake County Bar Association – President (1977-1978)
American Bar Association (1972 – Present)
Orange County Bar Association (2012 – Present)
Kiwanis Club of Mount Dora (1972 – Present)
State Attorney’s Office, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida – Felony Prosecutor (1975 – 1985)
Potter Clement, Founding Partner (1979 – 2014)
Judicial Nominating Commission, Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida (1984 – 1986, 2013 – 2015)
Mount Dora Yacht Club – Member (1985 – Present)
Mount Dora Yacht Club – General Counsel (1985 – Present)
Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc. – Director (1991 – 2015)
St. Edwards Episcopal Church – Vestry (1993 – 2008)
Inns of Court (2004 – Present)
The First National Bank of Mount Dora – Director (2005 – Present)
The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society (2012 – Present)
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (2012 – Present)

Honors, Awards, Publications and Speaking Engagements:

AV ® Preeminent Rated ™ by Martindale-Hubbell ®. Lawyers who obtain the AV Preeminent® status have been awarded the highest ratings for their professional ethics and legal ability by their peers.

Certifications and Professional Designations:

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator (1998 – Present)
Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Court Mediator (1998 – Present)
Real Estate Sales Associate, Florida Association of Realtors (1988 – Present)

Contact:

(352) 589-1414 [phone]
(352) 589-1726 [fax]