December 15, 2003 On the Move December 15, 2003 On the Move On the Move Cody B. Vaughan-Birch, Christina L. Holly and Cathrine A. Herndon have joined Henderson Franklin’s Ft. Myers office as associates, and Cora Cisneros Molloy has been appointed chair of the office’s Workers’ Compensation Department. Office are located at 1715 Monroe St., P.O. Box 280, Ft. Myers, 33902-0280. Holly represents carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Vaughan-Birch practices in the areas of land use, zoning, and environmental law. Herndon will practice in the areas of business planning and taxation. Molloy will maintain her practice representing insurance carriers and employers in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Chief Deputy Courts Administrator Gay Lynne Inskeep has been selected to replace Sixth Judicial Circuit Courts Administrator Bill Lockhart when he retires December 31. Inskeep will head a non-judicial staff of 160 persons and oversee courthouse facilities at seven locations in Pasco and Pinellas counties. Louis Hillman-Waller has become a panel mediator with Salmon & Dulberg Mediation Services, Inc., Biscayne Building, Suite 155, 19 W. Flagler St., Miami 33130, phone (350) 371-5490. Hillman is available to mediate commercial and business cases, in Spanish if necessary. Robert J. Kline has joined the Tampa branch office of Smith Barney as a financial consultant. The office is at 100 N. Tampa St., Suite 3000, Tampa, phone (813) 227-2032. Terri J. Robbins, Nichole M. Juie, and Candy L. Murphy have become assistant public defenders with the 10th Circuit Office of the Public Defender, which has offices in Bartow, Wauchula and Sebring. Cassie L. Meyer and Katherine (Paige) Ward have become associated with Broad and Cassel at AmSouth Building, 100 North Tampa St., Suite 3500 Tampa 33602, phone (813) 225-3020. Meyer concentrates in commercial and construction litigation and real estate. Ward is joining the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Hyram M. Montero and Janet Peralta Ochoa, formerly a partner and associate respectively with Montero Finizio and Velasquez, announced the opening of Montero and Ochoa, P.A., 200 S.E. Ninth St., Ft. Lauderdale 33316, phone (954) 767-6500. The firm concentrates on traumatic brain injuries, wrongful death, personal injury, premises liability, and malpractice. George Tate III, formerly with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, has become associated with Broad and Cassel in the firm’s Orlando office at 390 North Orange Ave., Suite 1100, Orlando 32801, phone (407) 839-4200. Tate joins the firm’s Construction and Litigation Practice Group. Muller Mintz, P.A., and Akerman Senterfitt have announced a merger of the firms, which will continue to be known as Akerman Senterfitt. Muller Mintz has 22 lawyers in its Miami and Orlando offices, and practices exclusively in employment and labor law matters. The move will nearly double Akerman Senterfitt’s labor practice, and raise the size of the firm, which practices exclusively in Florida, to almost 400 lawyers. Terri Cohen and Jennifer Jamison have become associated with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur at 5801 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Suite 300, Naples 34108-2709, telephone (239) 593-2900. Laura L. Jacobs has become an associate with Carey, O’Malley, Whitaker & Manson, P.A., with offices at 712 S. Oregon Ave., Tampa 33606-2543, telephone (813) 250-0577. Jacobs will concentrate her practice in the area of environmental, land use, and governmental law. Robert A. Angueira, the former assistant U.S. trustee for the Southern District of Florida, has opened Robert A. Angueira, P.A., with offices at 4770 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 33021, telephone (954) 961-9989. The firm will practice in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor rights, and taxation. Kate Lynn and Shari Vrod announce the formation of Lynn & Vrod, L.L.C., with offices located at the Comeau Building, 319 Clematis St., Suite 610, West Palm Beach 33401, telephone (561) 659-2280. The firm will practice in the areas of criminal law and civil litigation including divorce, custody, support, and dependency matters. Victor A. Diaz announces the formation of the Diaz Law Group, P.L., with offices at 1101 N. Lake Destiny Rd., Suite 105, Maitland 32751, telephone (407) 667-8811. The firm will practice in the areas of real property, trusts, and probate, with emphasis on the representation of financial institutions. Ronna F. Young, a former disciplinary counsel for The Florida Bar, has joined Sachs Sax Klein in Boca Raton. Young will concentrate her practice in the areas of litigation, lawyer ethics, and attorney regulation. Fowler White Boggs Banker has named Hunter J. Brownlee, Linda J. Carbone, David A. Gemunder, Mitchell R. Golden, James M. Matulis, Elaine M. Rice, John D. Russell, and Jack A. Weiss shareholders. Brownlee is in the firm’s Tax Practice Group and his practice includes all areas of federal and state taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and partnership law. Carbone is in the firm’s Trust and Estate’s Practice Group and concentrates her practice in the area of estate planning, probate, and trust and estate administration. Gemunder is in the Corporate, Securities and Finance Practice Group. His practice focuses on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities, and general corporate law. Golden concentrates his practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, and general insurance defense in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. Matulis is in the firm’s Products Liability Practice Group and concentrates his practice in the area of intellectual property negotiation and litigation including resolving disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights, Internet issues, and product liability claims. Rice is in the firm’s Securities, Financial Services and White Collar Practice Group. Her practice focuses on securities litigation and commercial litigation. Russell is in the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group and his practice focuses on providing insurance clients with analysis and litigation of insurance coverage issues and extra-contractual exposure for all policy lines and types at both the trial and appellate level. Weiss is in the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. His practice includes all aspects of workers’ compensation law, both at the trial and appellate level. Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A., announces the relocation of offices to 100 S. Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando 32801, phone (407) 210-2796. Allan B. Kaiser, a former assistant United States attorney, has joined The Law Offices of Michael Diaz, Jr., with offices at the Bank of America Tower, 100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 3400, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 375-9220. He concentrates in white collar criminal defense and commercial litigation. Karyn L. Todd and Daphne M. Query have formed Todd & Query, P.A., with offices at 25 S.E. 2nd Ave., Suite 435, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 372-0787. The firm practices immigration law. Nicolas Q. Porter and K. Priscilla Zahner have become associates with de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. Porter’s primary practice areas include litigation, business transactions, health care, corporate, and administrative law. Zahner’s primary areas of practice include litigation, business transactions, health care, and corporate law. Douglas C. Adams, Sean W. Firley, and Larissa Garriga have become associates of Morgan Lewis in Miami. Adams, formerly with Littler Mendelson, P.C., in Washington D.C., joins the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group; Firley, formerly of Carlton Fields, P.A., in Miami, joins the Litigation Department; and Garriga, a former clerk for Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, joins the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. Frank Silva, formerly of Miami’s Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig, has become of counsel in the Litigation Department of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami. Silva will focus his practice on class actions and mold litigation. Dana E. Foster has joined Ackerman Link & Sartory, P.A., in West Palm Beach. Foster is a commercial litigator.