Board of Governors

President

Christian George
President
Akerman LLP
50 N. Laura Street, Suite 3100
Jacksonville, FL 32202
christian.george@akerman.com

Areas of Practice: Business Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Trust Litigation, Probate Litigation
Law School: University of Florida
Undergrad: University of Florida

Honors:

  • Martindale Hubbell, Peer review rating AV
  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2018
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite: Up & Comers, 2010-2017; Legal Elite 2018
  • Jacksonville Business Journal, 40 Under 40 in Business Community, 2014
  • Jacksonville Business Journal, Ultimate Attorneys, 2017
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top Litigator Under 40, 2016-2018
  • Benchmark Litigation, Future Star, 2018
  • Past President, Jacksonville Bar Young Lawyers’ Section
  • Current Member, Jacksonville Bar Board of Governors
  • Recipient, Jacksonville Bar Association, Chair of the Year, 2015
  • Past Chairman, Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
  • Past Chairman, Fourth Judicial Circuit Bench and Bar Professionalism Committee
Immediate Past President
Persante Zuroweste, P.A.
Clearwater, FL
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President-Elect
Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP
West Palm Beach, FL
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1st Circuit - Seat 1
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
Pensacola, FL
Ben Gibson headshot
2nd Circuit - Seat 1
Shutts & Bowen LLP
Tallahassee, FL
G.C. Murray
2nd Circuit - Seat 2
Florida Justice Association
Tallahassee, FL
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2nd Cir. - Ex Officio
The Mills Firm
Tallahassee, FL
Joe Joyce headshot
3rd Circuit - Seat 1
Robinson, Kennon, & Kendron, P.A.
Lake City, FL
Ashlea Edwards headshot
4th Circuit - Seat 1
GrayRobinson, P.A.
Jacksonville, FL
robert wohn
4th Circuit - Seat 2
Deutsche Bank
Jacksonville, FL
Michael Lockamy headshot, middle aged Caucasian male with a gray suit, white shirt and blue tie, pictured in front of a white and gray gradient background
4th Circuit - Ex Officio
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A.
Jacksonville, FL
lindsay tygart
4th Circuit - Ex Officio
Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.
Jacksonville, FL
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5th Circuit - Seat 1
Gilligan, Gooding, Franjola & Batsel, P.A.
Ocala, FL
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6th Circuit - Seat 1
Perenich Caulfield Avril & Noyes
Clearwater, FL
Paul Silvestri headshot, Caucasian male, bald, dark colored suit with a blue and red tie pictured in front of a marbled background
6th Circuit - Seat 2
Goodis Thompson & Miller
St. Petersburg, FL
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7th Circuit - Seat 1
Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley, P.L.
St. Augustine, FL
travis mydock
7th Circuit - Seat 2
Mydock Law
St. Johns, FL
Ryan Gilbert headshot
8th Circuit - Seat 1
Dan Newlin & Partners
Ocala, FL
Jen Smith Thomas headshot
9th Circuit - Seat 1
Southern Trial Counsel
Orlando, FL
Denise Kim Beamer headshot
9th Circuit - Seat 2
Florida Office of the Attorney General
Orlando, FL
9th Circuit - Seat 3
Fisher Rushmer P.A.
Orlando, FL
9th Circuit - Ex Officio
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, + Gilchrist P.A.
Orlando, FL
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9th Circuit - Ex Officio
Karen Persis, P.A.
Orlando, FL
celia thacker
9th Circuit - Ex Officio
City of Kissimmee
Kissimmee, FL
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10th Circuit - Seat 1
Frost Van den Boom
Bartow, FL
annika ashton
11th Circuit - Seat 1
Broward County, FL
Miami, FL
schulyer smith
11th Circuit - Seat 2
Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
Miami, FL
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11th Circuit - Seat 3
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
Miami, FL
ethan wall
11th Circuit - Seat 4
The Social Media Law Firm
Miami, FL
Lara Bach headshot
11th Circuit - Seat 5
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Miami, FL
brian karpf
11th Circuit - Seat 6
Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, PA
Miami, FL
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11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Bice Cole Law Firm, P.L.
Coral Gables, FL
Iris Elijah headshot, African American female in front of a brown background, navy blazer, white shirt and red necklace
11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Florida International University
Tallahassee, FL
11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
Miami, FL
jeremy korch
11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Bast Amron, LLP
Miami, FL
Michael Levine headshot
11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain
Miami, FL
Jesse Butler headshot, Caucasian middle aged male pictured in front of a. gray background wearing glasses, a dark gray suit, white shirt and light blue tie
12th Circuit - Seat 1
Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
Sarasota, FL
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13th Circuit - Seat 1
Akerman LLP
Tampa, FL
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13th Circuit - Seat 2
Hill Ward Henderson
Tampa, FL
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13th Circuit - Seat 3
Syniverse Technologies
Tampa, FL
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ABA Rep. - Ex Officio
Holland & Knight LLP
Tampa, FL
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13th Circuit - Ex Officio
Bush Ross P.A.
Tampa, FL
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13th Circuit - Ex Officio
Hill Ward Henderson
Tampa, FL
13th Circuit - Ex Officio
Dean Mead
Tampa, FL
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14th Circuit - Seat 1
Bryant, Higby, & Barr, Chartered
Panama City, FL
Denise Mutamba headshot
15th Circuit - Seat 2
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
stephanie cagnet
15th Circuit - Seat 3
Cagnet Myron Law, P.A.
Boynton Beach, FL
15th Circuit - Ex Officio
GrayRobinson, P.A.
West Palm Beach, FL
15th Circuit - Ex Officio (FAWL)
Department of Health, Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach, FL
Richard McChesney headshot featuring caucasian male with a beige suit seated in front of a library shelf
16th Circuit - Seat 1
Spottswood & Sterling
Key West, FL
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17th Circuit - Seat 1
Hotwire Communications
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Sue Ann Robinson Caddy headshot, African American woman wearing a white blazer and black shirt pictured in front of trees
17th Circuit - Seat 2
Robinson Caddy Law P.A.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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17th Circuit - Seat 3
Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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17th Circuit - Seat 4
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
18th Circuit - Seat 1
Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.
Cocoa, FL
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18th Circuit - Seat 2
Sasso & Sasso, P.A.
Lake Mary, FL
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19th Circuit - Seat 1
The Law Office Robert J. Smith
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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20th Circuit - Seat 1
Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.
Naples, FL
20th Circuit - Seat 2
Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Fort Myers, FL
Out-of-State, New York - Seat 1
LeClairRyan, PLLC
New York, NY
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Out-of-State, Wash, D.C. - Seat 2
Hunton & Williams LLP
Washington, D.C.
eric everson
Out-of-State, Ohio - Seat 3
JPMorgan Chase
Columbus, OH
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Out-of-State; Chicago, IL - Ex Officio
Natasha Dorsey
Elmhurst, IL
Law Student Division President