December 1, 2003 Regular News December 1, 2003 News and Notes Catherine B. Parks of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Miami, has been elected vice chair of the Florida Local Advocacy Council, Mental Health Committee, District 11. Alex Villamanan of Villamanan & Babinsky, P.A., Miami, presented “Protecting Your Criminal Rights” at E.F. International School of English, in Miami Beach. Robert D. Pritt of Roetzel & Andress, Naples, has been named outstanding municipal attorney of the year by The Florida Municipal Attorney’s Association. Dennis J. Wall of Orlando has written the 2003 supplement to Litigation and Prevention of Insurer Bad Faith, Second Edition, published by WestGroup. Joseph A. Napoli was named Outstanding Volunteer Attorney for 2003 by the board of the Executive Service Corps of Western Pennsylvania. Christopher R. Eck, Broward County historic preservation officer and historical commission administrator, has been elected to serve as a board member for the Stranahan House historic site in Ft. Lauderdale. David C. Goodwin, of counsel with Akerman Senterfitt, spoke at the “Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedure” seminar in Miami. David C. Willis of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., has been elected president of the Edgewood City Council. Allison R. Day of Genovese, Joblove & Battista, recently spoke at the ABC seminar, sponsored by The Florida Bar Business Law Section Bankruptcy UCC Committee. Robin I. Cohen of Shapiro, Blasi & Wasserman, P.A., Boca Raton, spoke on behalf of newly appointed attorneys at an induction ceremony at the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Steven M. Ziegler of Hollywood recently spoke about the new medical malpractice tort reform bill and its expected effect on managed care liability in Florida at the Marsh Healthcare Forum in Colorado Springs Dale R. Hightower of Hightower, Weiser & Pozo, P.A., spoke in Orlando on the topic of trial and settlement of uninsured motorist actions. Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., of Carlton Fields, P.A., was honored with The Spirit of Philanthropy Award at a reception given by Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa. Roy E. Dean, of counsel to Judd, Shea, Ulrich, Oravec, Wood & Dean, P.A., Sarasota, has been installed as president of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, which promotes legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics in the practice of law. Greg Snell of Rice, Rose & Snell, Daytona Beach, was a guest on the television show “Legal Hotline” on WCEU Channel 15. He answered employment law questions from callers and members of the studio audience. James Spoonhour and John Wettach of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, Orlando, presetned a seminar to chief financial officers, property managers, CPAs, and attorneys on Florida property taxes. Alan C. Kauffman of Boca Raton has been honored as one of the “Leading Men 2003” by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Jonathan T. Levy of Rosenthal & Weissman, P.A., West Palm Beach, recently addressed the Institute for Paralegal Education in West Palm Beach on advanced civil discovery for the litigation paralegal in Florida. Deborah T. Berkowitz, of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russell, P.A., was elected to the board of trustees of Art Serve, a provider of training programs, resources, and state-of-the-art facilities to the arts and culture community of South Florida. Karen E. Guito of Guito & Guito, Tampa, recently received the James M. “Red” McEwen Memorial Award for outstanding service and support to the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Lynn E. Wagner, president of Litigation Alternatives, Inc., Winter Park, was recently named president-elect of the Florida Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. Jerald David August of August & Kulunas, P.A., West Palm Beach, has been selected to speak on “S Corporation Hot Topics” at the 38th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute in Atlanta. Adam Hodkin of Gelch Taylor Hodkin Kopelowitz & Ostrow, P.A., recently presented “Properties on the Brink: Find Out How to Work with Lenders While Positioning Your Property for a Turnaround” at the Lodging Conference 2003 in Arizona. Marshall Kapp of the Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, has been awarded the 2003 Donald P. Kent Award from The Gerontological Society of America. The award recognizes a person who demonstrates a high standard of leadership through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the public. Mikki Canton of Gunster Yoakley in Miami has been selected to serve on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.