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
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President-Elect
West Palm Beach, FL
Critton, Luttier & Coleman, LLP
Immediate Past President
Clearwater, FL
Persante Zuroweste, P.A.
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1st Circuit - Seat 1
Pensacola, FL
Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon
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2nd Circuit - Seat 1
Tallahassee, FL
Shutts & Bowen LLP
G.C. Murray
2nd Circuit - Seat 2
Tallahassee, FL
Florida Justice Association
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2nd Cir. - Ex Officio
Tallahassee, FL
The Mills Firm
Joe Joyce headshot
3rd Circuit - Seat 1
Lake City, FL
Robinson, Kennon, & Kendron, P.A.
Ashlea Edwards headshot
4th Circuit - Seat 1
Jacksonville, FL
GrayRobinson, P.A.
robert wohn
4th Circuit - Seat 2
Jacksonville, FL
Deutsche Bank
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
Jacksonville, FL
Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe, P.A.
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4th Circuit - Ex Officio
Jacksonville, FL
Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.
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5th Circuit - Seat 1
Ocala, FL
Gilligan, Gooding, Franjola & Batsel, P.A.
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6th Circuit - Seat 1
Clearwater, FL
Perenich Caulfield Avril & Noyes
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
St. Petersburg, FL
Goodis Thompson & Miller
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7th Circuit - Seat 1
St. Augustine, FL
Mowrey, Shoemaker, Beardsley, P.L.
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7th Circuit - Seat 2
St. Johns, FL
Mydock Law
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8th Circuit - Seat 1
Ocala, FL
Dan Newlin & Partners
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9th Circuit - Seat 1
Orlando, FL
Southern Trial Counsel
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9th Circuit - Seat 2
Orlando, FL
Florida Office of the Attorney General
9th Circuit - Seat 3
Orlando, FL
Fisher Rushmer P.A.
9th Circuit - Ex Officio
Orlando, FL
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, + Gilchrist P.A.
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9th Circuit - Ex Officio
Orlando, FL
Karen Persis, P.A.
celia thacker
9th Circuit - Ex Officio
Kissimmee, FL
City of Kissimmee
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10th Circuit - Seat 1
Bartow, FL
Frost Van den Boom
annika ashton
11th Circuit - Seat 1
Miami, FL
Broward County, FL
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11th Circuit - Seat 2
Miami, FL
Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel LLP
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11th Circuit - Seat 3
Miami, FL
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
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11th Circuit - Seat 4
Miami, FL
The Social Media Law Firm
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11th Circuit - Seat 5
Miami, FL
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
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11th Circuit - Seat 6
Miami, FL
Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, PA
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11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Coral Gables, FL
Bice Cole Law Firm, P.L.
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11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Tallahassee, FL
Florida International University
11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Miami, FL
Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.
jeremy korch
11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Miami, FL
Bast Amron, LLP
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11th Circuit - Ex Officio
Miami, FL
Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain
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
Sarasota, FL
Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
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13th Circuit - Seat 1
Tampa, FL
Akerman LLP
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13th Circuit - Seat 2
Tampa, FL
Hill Ward Henderson
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13th Circuit - Seat 3
Tampa, FL
Syniverse Technologies
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ABA Rep. - Ex Officio
Tampa, FL
Holland & Knight LLP
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13th Circuit - Ex Officio
Tampa, FL
Bush Ross P.A.
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13th Circuit - Ex Officio
Tampa, FL
Hill Ward Henderson
13th Circuit - Ex Officio
Tampa, FL
Dean Mead
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14th Circuit - Seat 1
Panama City, FL
Bryant, Higby, & Barr, Chartered
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15th Circuit - Seat 2
West Palm Beach, FL
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach
stephanie cagnet
15th Circuit - Seat 3
Boynton Beach, FL
Cagnet Myron Law, P.A.
15th Circuit - Ex Officio
West Palm Beach, FL
GrayRobinson, P.A.
15th Circuit - Ex Officio (FAWL)
West Palm Beach, FL
Department of Health, Palm Beach County
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16th Circuit - Seat 1
Key West, FL
Spottswood & Sterling
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17th Circuit - Seat 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hotwire Communications
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17th Circuit - Seat 2
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Robinson Caddy Law P.A.
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17th Circuit - Seat 3
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP
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17th Circuit - Seat 4
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, P.A.
18th Circuit - Seat 1
Cocoa, FL
Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.
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18th Circuit - Seat 2
Lake Mary, FL
Sasso & Sasso, P.A.
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19th Circuit - Seat 1
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Law Office Robert J. Smith
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20th Circuit - Seat 1
Naples, FL
Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.
20th Circuit - Seat 2
Fort Myers, FL
Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Out-of-State, New York - Seat 1
New York, NY
LeClairRyan, PLLC
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Out-of-State, Wash, D.C. - Seat 2
Washington, D.C.
Hunton & Williams LLP
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Out-of-State, Ohio - Seat 3
Columbus, OH
JPMorgan Chase
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Out-of-State; Chicago, IL - Ex Officio
Elmhurst, IL
Natasha Dorsey
Law Student Division President