1 DAVID A. ACTON Attorney Office of the County Attorney Board Certified Specialist 2401 SE Monterey Road City, County, and Local Stuart, Florida Government Law, (772) The Florida Bar RESUME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SENIOR ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY 1999 Present Martin County, Florida Chief litigation attorney, representing the county in civil trial and appellate cases in Florida and Federal courts, and in state and local administrative proceedings. Cases have included land use, growth management and com-prehensive planning, environmental permitting, procurement and contracting, building code enforcement, utilities regulation, public records, First Amend-ment issues, Government in the Sunshine Law, and other matters. Monitor representation of the county by special counsel retained for personal injury cases and specialized litigation. Also provide legal advice to commissioners, county administrator, and county staff; draft ordinances and resolutions; review various documents prepared by county departments; prepare commission agenda item summaries; and participate in budget preparation for the Office. Also provide legal services to Clerk of the Circuit Court in bail-bond remission cases and other matters. Office spokesperson at the Martin Cares citizen education program (2001 present) PRIVATE ATTORNEY 1993 Watterson, Hyland & Klett, P.A. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Civil trial and appellate practice in Florida and Federal courts, primarily concentrating on government, land use, and commercial cases. Also: City Attorney, City of Palm Beach Gardens ( ) Advised the city council during meetings. Advised the city manager, police department, growth management department, and others on
2 various matters. Drafted ordinances and interlocal agreements. Assistant Town Attorney, Town of Jupiter ( ) Advised code enforcement board and occasionally town council or other boards during meetings. Advised staff on various matters. PRIVATE SOLO PRACTICE David A. Acton, Esq., Attorney at Law West Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida Criminal trial and appellate practice in Florida and Federal courts. ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY Southern District of Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Prosecutor, criminal trial and appellate cases in Federal courts. ASSISTANT STATE ATTORNEY th Judicial Circuit of Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Prosecutor, felony criminal trial cases in State court. Service included: Major Crimes Division attorney (e.g. capital homicide cases) Intake Division Chief, supervising attorneys and staff Senior attorney of a felony division, supervising attorneys and staff JUDGE ADVOCATE, U.S. NAVY Naval Legal Service Office Washington, DC Active duty (highest rank: Lieutenant Commander). Service included: Senior prosecutor, NLSO, supervising other attorneys and legalmen Staff attorney, Investigations Div., Office of the J.A.G. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 1977 FLORIDA SUPREME COURT Admitted: U.S. DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DIST. OF FLORIDA Admitted: 1989
3 1984 U.S. COURT OF APPEALS, FEDERAL CIRCUIT Admitted: 1996 UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT Admitted: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctorate, 1977 Florida Bar Moot Court Competition, 1976 Winning team and Best Oralist award 1980 GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER 1979 Post-doctorate coursework, Master of Laws program UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1974 President, Honors Students Association CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION available on request) PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS (List of courses THE FLORIDA BAR 1977 Present Board Certified, City, County, & Local Government Law 2004 Present Appointed member, Appellate Rules Committee Member, City, County, and Local Government Law Section (former elected member, Executive Council) Member, Trial Lawyers Section Member, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section Member, Environmental and Land Use Law Section AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION 1979 Present Member, State and Local Government Law Section Member, Litigation Section MARTIN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION 2000 Present Member, Trial Lawyers Committee FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY ATTORNEYS 2012 Present
4 APPELLATE CASES REPORTED* Martin County Conservation Alliance and 1000 Friends of Florida vs. Martin County, 73 So.3d 856 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011), rev. granted, 90 So.3d 274 (Fla. 2012) Martin County v. Polivka Paving, Inc., 44 So.3d 126 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010), rev. denied, 48 So.3d 837 (Fla. 2010); also 82 So.3d 1023 (Fla. 4 th DCA 2011) Sally O Connell, et al vs. Fla. Dep t of Community Affairs, Martin County, et al, 874 So.2d 673 (Fla. 4th DCA 2004) Slusher vs. Martin County and SFWMD, 859 So.2d 545 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003) Martin County, et al vs. Alesi, et al, 10 Fla. L.W.Supp. 302b (Fla. 19th Jud. Cir. 2003) Moore vs. Palm Beach County, 731 So.2d 754 (Fla. 4th DCA 1999) Brockway vs. Town of Golfview, 675 So.2d 699 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996) Waterfront Properties, Inc. vs. Coast to Coast Real Est., Inc., 668 So.2d 686 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996), rev. denied, 680 So.2d 426 (Fla. 1996); also 679 So.2d 48 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996) Everglades Memorial Hosp., Inc. vs. Palm Beach County Health Care Dist., 658 So.2d 577 (Fla. 4th DCA 1995), rev. dism., 670 So.2d 938 (Fla. 1996) * Omitting per curiam decisions and criminal appeals (pre-1993). PERSONAL INFORMATION Present Town of Jupiter Planning & Zoning Commission 2003 Florida resident for approximately 48 years Married to Janice L. Miller, MD; two children Born December, 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri PERSONAL REFERNCES Stephen Fry, Esq. Martin County ( ) 154 SE Wells Dr. Stuart, FL Former County Attorney,
5 Gary K. Oldehoff, Esq. Former County Attorney, Martin County Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch Board Certified City, County, & Local Gov t Law 1900 Glades Rd., Suite 251 Boca Raton, FL Susan Churuti, Esq. Former County Attorney, Pinellas County Bryant Miller Olive Board Certified City, County, & Local Gov t Law 201 N. Franklin St., Stuite 2700 Tampa, FL Thomas J. Baird, Esq. Jupiter Jones, Foster, Johnston County, & Local Gov t Law & Stubbs, PA 801 Maplewood Dr., Suite 22A Jupiter, FL Town Attorney, Town of Board Certified City, Additional references available on request.
6 Angela C. Agostino, J.D. 202 SW 11th Ter Cape Coral, FL Qualifications Analytical lawyer with an interest in a position where my skills in research, communication, and a passion for the law can assist in the protection of the public interest. Highly organized and detailed with the ability to work on multiple transactions and projects simultaneously. Comfortable leading roundtable discussions on a variety of legal issues. Excellent research, writing, and presentation skills. Effective communicator, with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Naturally energetic, involved, and adapts quickly to new environments. EDUCATION/LICENSES State Bar of Florida Law License Juris Doctor (J.D.), Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL, 2011 Bachelor of Science in Finance, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2004 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Assistant Public Defender Office of the Public Defender, 20th Circuit, Fort Myers, FL 2011 to present Represent indigent persons who have been charged with felony, misdemeanor and certain traffic offenses Provide effective representations to clients who are frequently illiterate and uneducated while managing a large caseload Maintain working relationships with clients in person, by telephone, and by jail visitation Investigate alleged crime or offense by meeting with witnesses, police officers, and review of the facts Attend and conduct depositions by phone and in person File appropriate pre-trial motions, perform as trial counsel during all phases of courtroom proceedings, file appropriate post-conviction motions, and write appeals where appropriate Case Manager The Treusch Law Group, Orlando, FL 2010 to 2011 Conduct the intake process and begin client relationship and confidence building Pretrial client management, including communication with clients, obtaining accident reports, medical reports, medical bills, and PIP logs Prepare bodily injury, premises liability, and uninsured/underinsured motorist demand packages Work with attorney on additional projects as needed, including theory discussion on litigation files Small Business Financial Specialist Wachovia Bank, N.A., Cape Coral, FL 2005 to 2008 Prospect and identify qualifying leads for new customers and strengthen and develop new business with existing customers Provide financial consulting to existing customers to assess long term financial goals Open deposit accounts, take loan applications, respond to customer inquiries, resolve issues, recognize and refer cross-sell opportunities AWARDS/ACTIVITIES Awards: Book Award, Trial Advocacy 2011 Best Advocate, Barry Law School Trial Advocacy Team
7 2010 Winner, ABA/Quinnipiac University Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition Winner, Best Cross Examination 2009 Winner, Georgetown White Collar Crime Invitational, Washington, DC Winner, Exceptional Advocate Award Activities: Lee County Bar Association, 2011 to present Cape Coral Bar Association, 2011 to present Barry Law School Trial Advocacy Team, 2008 to 2011 Legal Research & Writing Teaching Assistant, 2009 to 2010 Professors Elizabeth Megale and Renee Reed Student Bar Association, Senator 2009 to 2011
8 CHAD T. BATTLE FL# MI# P75021 (989) Current Address: Permanent Address: 350 Leroy St. 400 East Grand Ave Ferndale, Michigan Mt. Pleasant, Michigan THOMAS M. COOLEY LAW SCHOOL Lansing, MI Juris Doctor, May 2010 Concentration: Business Transactions EDUCATION CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Mt. Pleasant, MI Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 2007 Major: Business Administration Minor: Legal Studies Dean s List: Fall 2005, Spring 2006, and Fall 2006 BAKER COLLEGE September 2011 Present Allen Park, MI Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing, Research, and Analysis/ Legal Terminology/Business Law/Managing Entrepreneurial Operations Created Lesson Plans Lectured for periods of 3 hours or more Interacted with students and answered questions in a timely manner Reviewed and graded internal memorandums, motions, case briefs, contracts, and transmittal letters WORK EXPERIENCE TAX TRILOGY/FORD MOTOR COMPANY Dearborn, MI July 2011 Present Office of General Counsel Office of Tax Counsel Transfer Pricing Analyst Implemented an Automation process to increase efficiency as to the calculation and preparation of transfer pricing related material Streamlined data and repository applications Prepared lengthy documentation containing financials and research of Ford entities across the globe for auditing purposes Extensive use of Excel and live financial applications for financial analysis as it relates to Ford globally Created responses to international tax authorities inquiries Interacted daily and presented assigned material to management Interacted daily with global contacts to discuss, resolve, and counsel on assignments KNOTT, CONSOER, EBELINI, HART & SWETT Fort Myers, FL January 2010 April 2010 Externship Worked as a research assistant for twelve attorneys Assisted at court proceedings and mediation Prepared memorandums, jury instructions, admissions, requests for productions, interrogatories, and other court filings Assisted in client communications BENNETT PAINTING August August 2007 Mt. Pleasant, MI Manager Assured individual contracts were completed on time and to the customers satisfaction Handled the hiring, training, and termination of employees Managed crew of 5 to 8 workers on a daily basis Dealt with issues as they arose on site creating a solution that satisfied both the company and client Negotiated communications with company supplier LICENSURE / CERTIFICATIONS Licensed in MI (#P75021) Licensed in FL (#86914) Certificate of Merit in Estate Planning VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Dinner with a Lawyer Mentored youth at Michigan State University Extension Eaton County Mentoring Program: S.T.O.M.P. Capital Area AmeriCorps Member City Park Clean Up Day Volunteered at Isabella County Soup Kitchen Volunteer with Cooley 5K Run for Education annual event SKILLS / STRENGTHS Competent in Spanish
9 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Dinner with a Lawyer Mentored youth at Michigan State University Extension Eaton County Mentoring Program: S.T.O.M.P. Capital Area AmeriCorps Member City Park Clean Up Day Volunteered at Isabella County Soup Kitchen Volunteer with Cooley 5K Run for Education annual event SKILLS / STRENGTHS Competent in Spanish
11 Robert Baker Breedlove nd Street South Unit F Jacksonville Beach, FL May 22, 2013 Mrs. Andrea Fraser Lee County Attorney ss Office P.O. Box 398 Fort Meyers, FL Dear Mrs. Fraser, My name is Robert Baker Breedlove and it is with great pleasure that I am writing you this letter. Please accept the enclosed resume as my application for the County Attorney position in your office. I am an attorney admitted to the Florida Bar and believe that I can be an excellent addition to your team in St. Johns County as an ASA. I have spent significant time in Lee County and Pine Island throughout my childhood and would love to move there in order to be closer to fiancé s family. I have gained significant experience in both written and oral advocacy, and in legal research through internships with public and private practices. During my time with the Public Defender s office I acquired extensive court room experience and researched and drafted numerous pretrial and appellate motions. In addition, I was able to effectively manage time and prioritize tasks between multiple attorneys with high case loads. Further, my experience as a financial planner has diversified my experience allowing me to work on a plethora of cases ranging from contract law disputes to creating trusts for clients. My long-term goal has always been a career in public policy. I believe the advocacy skills I have learned through multiple internships and through working in the financial services sector will be highly transferrable as a county attorney, advocating for the county s interest in all matters. I am very interested in county Attorney s position with your office and would appreciate the opportunity to further discuss this matter during an interview. I will be in Lee County the week of June 21 or I can interview at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Robert Baker Breedlove
13 RALF BROOKES Board Certified in City County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar Ralf G. Brookes, Attorney. Local government law practice - Representing local governments, public and private sector clients, public interest groups and not-for-profit organizations. Prepare and present to local government councils, commissions and boards, review and file applications, litigate approvals and denials, prepare and defend ordinances, land development regulations, comprehensive plan amendments, settlements, development agreements, administrative proceedings on local, state and federal agency permits, approvals, challenges and appeals in state and federal courts, state agencies, counties and municipalities. COUNTY ATTORNEY EXPERIENCE: Monroe County (the Florida Keys ) - Land Use Litigation Counsel ( ) Representing Monroe County Florida in land use litigation in state and federal courts, serve as counsel for Growth Management Division, counsel for Planning Department, Planning Commission and Code Enforcement; prepared and defended vacation rental, noise and other ordinances, resolutions and land development regulations, development agreements, comprehensive plan amendments, defended Monroe County in state and federal court. Sarasota County Assistant County Attorney ( ) Advise County Attorney, Board of County Commissioners of Sarasota County; Planning Commission, Planning, Natural Resources, Code Enforcement, Solid Waste Departments, interagency and interlocal agreements; established Pollution Control Trust Fund. MUNICIPAL/CITY ATTORNEY EXPERIENCE: City of St Pete Beach, Florida (Pinellas County, population 10,086) (City Attorney ): City of Bradenton Beach Florida, (Manatee County, population 1,536) Town of Yankeetown, Florida, (Levy County, population 760) 2006 present As City/Town Attorney. Meet with and advise City Manager and Departments; Litigation, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Land Development Code Amendments and review of development application, variances, cell towers, planned developments, rezonings, comp plan amendments ordinances, contracts, government and public works projects. MEDIATOR Circuit Civil Court Mediator - Florida Supreme Court Certified Florida Court Appointed Arbitrator Florida Supreme Court Approved Training Special Magistrate/Master, Fla. Stat Land Use & Dispute Resolution Act: Alternative dispute resolution process for land use applications. (e.g., Village of Islamorada Florida) PRIVATE LAW FIRM EXPERIENCE: Fine Jacobson Schwartz Nash Block & England, in Miami/Tallahassee, Attorney Represented cities and land development applicants in City of Miami, Boca Raton, Opa Locka, South Miami, Miami Beach, Key Biscayne; Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties; sought and obtained local land use, zoning, site plan approvals and permits, enforcement actions, loan documentation, environmental issues and site cleanups, draft and litigate ordinances, land development regulations, comprehensive plan amendments, settlements, development agreements, local, state and federal agency permits, approvals, challenges and appeals; administrative law practice before state agencies, cities and counties
14 MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT & ANALYST: Senior Consultant & Analyst Business Management Cambridge Management Consulting (Celerant Consulting ). Delivered measurable improvements in Operations and Maintenance systems to deliver sustainable measurable results of $2.7 to 3.5 million dollars in annual client savings and increased profits. Identify and implement systems, reporting and management procedures for sustainable continual improvement. Oil, Chemical and Gas Sectors: Large Scale Production & Refining Facilities (1000+ workers) in Texas, NJ, La, Delaware; Manufacturing Facilities (1000+ workers); Corp. Headquarters (100+). TEACHING: Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) - Adjunct Professor Env Law present. Masters of Public Administration Program: Environmental & Land Use Law PAD University of Florida Law School Env and Land Use Law Program, Practitioner in Residence 2013 EDUCATION: University of Florida Law School Gainesville, Florida, Juris Doctorate (J.D. 1988) Jessup s Cup Moot Court Team; UF Law Center for Governmental Responsibility Fellowship University of Miami - Bachelor Science degree in Marine Sciences/Geology, Coral Gables, (B.S. 1985) PROFESSIONAL: Admitted to Florida Bar 1988 (Over 22+ years as member in good standing) Board Certified City, County and Local Government Law by The Florida Bar 2004 to date Certified Circuit Court Mediator Certified by Florida Supreme Court Arbitrator Fl Court Appointed Florida Federal Courts: Admitted Middle District Fla., Southern District Fla., Northern District Florida Florida State Courts: Admitted all state circuits, all appellate district courts, Florida Supreme Court The Florida Bar, Sections and Committees: City, County and Local Government Law Section, to present Environmental and Land Use Law Section (ELULS), Executive Council, Administrative Law Section Executive Council, Florida League of Cities, Florida Municipal Attorney s Association Member/Lecturer GUEST SPEAKER: The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Growth Management Short Course Environmental Permitting Short Course The Florida Bar, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs City, County and Local Government Section of the Florida Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar University of Florida Law program, speaker and guest lecturer Continuing Legal Education, CLE-International Programs, Dealing With Government Litigating Land Use and Takings Claims Defending Local Government Land Use Denials Regulatory Takings under the U.S. and Florida Constitution Wetlands Regulations Florida Municipal Attorney s Association Speaker Noise Ordinances Southwest Florida Chamber of Commerce Issues 08 Southwest Florida Legislative Delegation University of Florida Law School, Guest Lecturer: Rewards of Local Government Career Service A Sustainable Southwest Florida: Creating a Vision. Participant City Attorney
15 MICHAEL J. CICCARONE, J.D. Corporate Quarters Suite N. Cleveland Avenue North Fort Myers, Florida Telephone: (239) B.A. summa cum laude, Youngstown State University J.D., Duke University, full scholarship, Student Assistant to University Chancellor and Law School Dean, the late A. Kenneth Pye Associate Attorney, Thompson, Hine & Flory, Cleveland, Ohio At various times, Assistant Law Director (City Prosecutor); Law Director (City Attorney); Assistant City Manager; City Manager; City of Kent, Ohio Private Practice, self-employed, Kent, Ohio (Chief) Assistant County Attorney, Lee County, Florida Attorney, Goldberg, Goldstein & Buckley, later Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, Fort Myers, Florida Attorney, later Shareholder Attorney, Smoot, Adams, Edwards & Green, which merged with Annis, Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards & Roehn, Lee County offices Shareholder Attorney, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, Fort Myers Shareholder Attorney, Fowler White Boggs, P.A., Fort Myers office present Self-employed. GUEST LECTURER: OR INSTRUCTOR Kent State University (criminal justice) American Institute of Banking (bank law)
16 Edison Community College (history) University of Florida Levin School of Law (Florida land use law) North American Environmental Lawyer conferences: Georgia Tech (impact fees) British Land Planning Council London, England (impact fees) Association of International Environmental Lawyers, Rome, Italy (environmental law) University of California at Los Angeles (Florida Land Use Law) COURT ADMISSIONS, BAR ASSOCIATION AND OTHER MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS Admitted to practice before: The United States Supreme Court U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Supreme Court of Ohio, Ohio Bar No U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, United States Tax Court Supreme Court of Florida, Florida Bar No Past member of: The Ohio (State) Bar Association The Portage County, Ohio, Bar Association The American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter, Master The American Bar Association The Urban Land Institute The Florida Bar The Lee County Bar Association, Currently a member of: Formerly: Chairman of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the 20 th Judical Circuit, Lee County Section Past member of Horizon Council as the representative of the Business Development Corporation Past President of L.A.R.C., The Lee County Association for Retarded Citizens Leadership Lee County, Class of 1989
17 Member of the Lee County Charter Review Committee Mr. Ciccarone is familiar with the substantive aspects of governmental law having worked in these areas to varying degrees since 1973, in both Florida and Ohio. He has represented local governments and also private parties adverse to local governments as his primary practice focus, which, among other things, include experience in the formation and operation of community development districts, community redevelopment agencies and other units of limited jurisdiction, the creation, regulation, operation, amendment and abandonment of developments of regional impact, the negotiation and drafting of development agreements, the re-zoning, conditional use and variance process, public contracts, public employment and labor laws relating thereto, Government in the Sunshine, public records, regional airport matters including relations with regulated air carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration, private and intergovernmental matters relating to the water management districts, regional planning councils, and the Florida Department of Community Affairs, government bonding, the creation and administration of MSBU s and MSTU s and assessment challenges relating to the former of these, interrelationships among the local constitutional officers, tax assessment and VAB issues, the acquisition, sale and disposal of public proprty, and the creation and administration of comprehensive impact fee programs. Mr. Ciccarone has been involved in significant litigation relating to public water and sewer operations, biosolids disposal and regulation. Recent litigation experience has involved the pursuit of, and defense against, so-called Bert Harris claims, and claims of direct and inverse condemnation of private property. He has drafted literally over a thousand ordinances covering all manner of exercise of local government police powers, including comprehensive plans, and litigation relating to the defense of same. He was the lead attorney in the creation of the Lee County Hearing Examiner office and in the hiring of its first two Hearing Examiners. He has extensive experience in practicing before the courts and administrative law judges and understands the duties, procedures and history of the Lee County Hearing Examiner.
18 SCOTT S. COOVERT 171 Crescent Drive, Punta Gorda, Florida Home: (941) Mobile: (941) LEGAL EXPERIENCE Lee County Attorneyʼs Office Fort Myers, Florida Assistant County Attorney November January 2013 Provided a full range of legal advice to the Board of County Commissioners and County Administration who represent the citizens of Lee County and managed over 2,400 county employees. Representation included issues involving procurement, risk management, contracts, landlord/tenant issues, collections, Government in the Sunshine, public records, conflicts of interests, code enforcement, land use and environmental law. Responded to complaints by the public, regulatory agencies and associations. Drafted contracts, correspondences, interlocal agreements, leases, sale/purchase agreements, ordinances, resolutions, and memorandums of law. Significantly involved with most multimillion dollar procurement projects and construction agreements from solicitation of proposals to close-out of contracts. Litigated cases involving bid protests, change orders, design & construction issues, and other disputes on behalf of Lee County and its various departments to include the Department of Natural Resources, Procurement Division, Lee County Utilities, Department of Transportation, Solid Waste Division, Facilities, Library Services, Transit, Fleet Management, Public Resources and Municipal Services Taxing Authorities Department of Defense Contract Management Agency Riyadh, Saudi Arabia General Attorney March May 2000 Reassigned to Saudi Arabia and assumed all contract, employment and administrative law issues in the annual contract administration of $1.1 billion dollars (USD) of U.S. foreign government contracts. Contract representations included allegations of contract fraud, claims, modifications, change orders, disputes, terminations and breach of performance governed by the FAR and DFAR. Reviewed and assisted staff with drafting request for proposals, solicitations, statements of work related to leasing of facilities, maintenance, construction, and telecommunications projects. Prepared cases for trial concerning issues of contractor claims and fraud to be litigated before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and Department of Justice. Represented the government in all phases of labor, employment, and administrative matters. Employment issues included representing the government in discrimination complaints from reviewing reports of investigations, preparing motions and discovery, mediation, and litigation before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Provided legal advice and support to managers for employee disciplinary actions and represented the government before the Merit Systems Protection Board. Department of Defense Distribution Depot San Antonio, Texas General Attorney March 1997 March 1998 Independently responsible for all legal actions of the defense distribution depots located in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas. Practice primarily focused in contract, employment and labor law. Represented the government in administrative forums such as, unfair labor practice disputes before the Federal Labor Relations Authority; grievances filed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement; mediation utilizing the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; discrimination cases before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; employee disciplinary actions before the Merit Systems Protection Board; Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board; and personal injury claims under the Federal Employeesʼ Compensation Act. Managed a caseload of approximately 40 complaints involving race, sex, and national origin discrimination.
19 Marineland Ocean Resorts, Inc. Marineland, Florida Corporate Counsel July 1996 March 1997 Responsible for all areas of human resources for approximately 150 employees to include employee benefits, workersʼ compensation, unemployment appeals, personal injury and establishing company policies and regulations. Managed procurement purchases for over 75 vendor service and supply contracts to include reviewing progress payments for on-going construction projects. Represented client in real estate and commercial transactions, environmental issues, and zoning and land use matters before the City Council of Marineland. Served as ownersʼ legal counsel for a $12 million dollars public municipal bond. U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General's Corps January 1990 July 1996 Military Prosecutor and Administrative Law Attorney Fort Sam Houston, Texas ( ) Served as one of four attorneys providing advice and support for all legal matters affecting the regulations, directives and policies of the Army Medical Department Center and School. Assigned cases and legal actions in areas of criminal law, employment discrimination, and contractual matters relating to intellectual property and research grants. Prosecuted cases at military courts-marital pertaining to theft, child abuse and drug use & possession. Represented the government in all aspects of labor and employment disputes such as, representations under the local Collective Bargaining Agreement, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and employee and student disciplinary cases. Defense Attorney Taegu, Korea ( ) Represented over 130 service members at military courts-martial, administrative hearings and minor disciplinary concerns. Defended charges of rape, child abuse, theft and drug use & possession. Military Prosecutor and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Fort Gordon, Georgia (1992) Served as prosecutor at courts-martial, including both bench and jury trials involving charges of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, fraternization, theft, and drug use. Represented the United States in misdemeanor prosecutions in the U.S. District Court of Southern Georgia. Responsible for a case-load of 10 to 15 open cases at any given time, making all charging determinations, coordinating investigations, and negotiating plea agreements. Served as prosecutor at all stages of proceedings, to include detention hearings, motion hearings, and bench trials. Legal Assistance Attorney & Disability Advocate Fort Gordon, Georgia ( ) Advised clients on numerous legal issues ranging from family and consumer law to disability law. Drafted wills, separation agreements, adoption petitions, contracts, leases, and other legal documents. Represented clients at administrative hearings to determine entitlement to disability compensation. Argued and presented evidence at over 200 administrative board hearings including expert testimony regarding the extent and cause of disability. Prepared appellate briefs to administrative agencies. OTHER EXPERIENCE Maryland University & Texas Central College Taegu, Korea Professor (Part-time) Fall Semester, 1992; Spring Semester, 1993 Served as instructor for overseas universities providing college credit for U.S. citizens working abroad. Instructed evening classes in Business Law I & II, Constitutional Law, and Courts and Criminal Evidence. EDUCATION Juris Doctor; South Texas College of Law; Houston, Texas Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Land Management; University of Houston DT, Houston, Texas BAR ADMISSIONS & CERTIFICATIONS Licensed to practice law in Florida and Texas Member of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida Certified Professional Contracts Manager, National Contracts Management Association
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