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MICHAEL WALL JONES, Admitted to Bar, 1988, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Education: University of Florida (B.S., 1972); Mercer University (J.D., 1987). Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award 1987. Member: The Florida Bar (Workers' Compensation Section), Orange County Bar Association, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

LISA JONES HURLEY, Admitted to Bar, 1984, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Education: Florida State University (B.S., Social Sciences and Government, Magna Cum Laude, 1981; J.D., 1984). Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu, Founding Editor, Florida State University Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law, 1983 - 1984. Member: The Florida Bar (Workers' Compensation Section), Orange County Bar Association, Participant in the Guardian Ad Litem Program, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

ROBERT C. HAND, Admitted to Bar, 1993, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Education: University of Oklahoma (B.B.A., Finance, Honors, 1988). Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key. Vanderbilt University (J.D., 1993). Phi Delta Phi. Member: The Florida Bar, Orange County Bar Association, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

MARGARET SUTHERLAND HEWITT, Admitted to Bar, 1984, Florida; United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 1984; Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1999. Education: University of Florida (B.A., Honors, 1980), University of Florida (J.D., 1983). Member: The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Section, Orange County Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Committee); Florida Association of Police Attorneys, Florida Defense Lawyers Association. Instructor, "Premises Liability: Preparation and Trial of a Difficult Case in Florida", National Business Institute (1999), Speaker, American Bar Association National Meeting, Issues in Workers' Compensation (1996), Instructor, Workers' Compensation for Liability Attorneys, CLE Florida Bar (1996), Law Week Coordinator, Orange County Bar Association (1993), Counsel for Ethical Billing. Published: Florida Government in the Sunshine Manual, 1983; Liability for Acts of Third Parties, and Case Law Update, National Business Institute, 1999.

DEREK V. JAMES, Admitted to Bar, 2000, Florida. Education: University of West Florida (B.A. Political Science, 1995); Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (J.D., 2000). Trial Board Member, Phi Alpha Delta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Member: The Florida Bar (Workers' Compensation Section), Orange County Bar Association and Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

STEVE. A. McKILLOP, Admitted to Bar, 1990, Florida. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.S., Political Science and Human Development, cum laude, 1986), Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta Epsilon, University of Florida (J.D., 1989), Phi Delta Phi. Assistant State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit 1991 - 1996; Member: The Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers, Workers' Compensation Sections), Orange County Bar Association, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

ROBERT B. GRIFFIS, Admitted to Bar, 2001, Florida; Admitted to Bar, 2000, South Dakota; Admitted to Florida Southern, Northern, Middle Federal District Courts. Education: University of Florida (B.A., Criminology, 1997); University of South Dakota (J.D., 2000). Member: The Florida Bar (Workers' Compensation Section). Practice areas include: Florida State Compensation; Longshore and Harbors Workers' Compensation Act; Jones and 905(b) Actions, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

A. LYNNE RINGERS, admitted to bar, 1995, Florida and Georgia; U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Education: Florida State University (B.A. English, B.A. Art History, 1992, Dean's List). Mercer University (J.D., 1995). Ms Ringers is licensed to practice in Georgia, as well as, Florida. She has represented an international conglomerate in multistate product liability litigation. She has represented Employers in Florida for the past decade in Civil Litigation, as well as workers' compensation, practicing in State, Federal and Appellate courts. Member: The Florida Bar, State Bar of Georgia, Orange County Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section), Defense Research Institute (Women's Committee), Counsel for Ethical Billing.

GEORGIA H. HEALEY, admitted to the bar, 2009, Florida. Education: Wake Forest University (B.A. Political Science, 2005). Florida State University (J.D., 2009). Member: The Florida Bar, Counsel for Ethical Billing.

JONATHAN D. THOMSON, admitted to the  bar, March  2010, Florida.  Education:  University of Miami (B.B.A. Finance, 2005).  Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 2009), Counsel for Ethical Billing.

ANNE M. MANNERS, admitted to the bar, September 2004, Florida; Southern District of Florida; Middle District of Florida.  Education:  Tulane University (J.D. cum laude 2004; B.A. Political Science, cum laude 2001, with a certificate in Maritime Law).  Member:  The Florida Bar, Counsel for Ethical Billing.