University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1998; University of Florida, M.A., 2003
Law School Attended:
University of Florida, J.D., with distinction, 2002
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 2003, New York; 2003, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 2003, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; Florida
Hillsborough County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Florida Bar Association.
Smithtown, New York, July 25, 1977
Department of Corrections v. Amanda St. Hilaire and ABC 27 News, 128 A.3d 859 (Pa.Commw. Ct. 2015). Successfully represented television news station and reporter inPennsylvania open records appeal by Department of Corrections regarding access to inmateinjury records.Tartell v. South Florida Sinus & Allergy Center, 790 F.3d 1253 (11th Cir. 2015). Convincedappellate court to reverse cybersquatting verdict and hold that plaintiff failed to establishtrademark rights.Bainter v. League of Women Voters of Florida, 150 So. 3d 1115 (Fla. 2014). Successfullyrepresented national coalition of media parties in friend-of-the-court capacity seeking accessto sealed evidence considered by trial court in determining whether state legislature'sredistricting plan was constitutional.Participated in drafting and researching numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in high-profilecases affecting public access rights to government information, including: New York TimesCo. v. Dept. of Justice, 752 F.3d 123 (2d Cir. 2014), superseded by 756 F.3d 100;Asgeirsson v. Abbot, 696 F.3d 454 (5th Cir. 2012); Project Vote/Voting for America, Inc. v.Long, 682 F.2d 331 (4th Cir. 2012); Nevada Comm'n on Ethics v. Carrigan, 564 U.S. 117(2011); Milner v. Dep't of the Navy, 562 U.S. 562 (2011); FCC v. AT&T, Inc., 562 U.S. 397(2011).