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Officers

President
David D. Burns
, Esq.

(904) 372-4177
dburns@ferrelleburnslaw.com

David represents corporate and individual clients in wide variety of civil litigation in state and federal courts. David also has experience in international disputes, and has appeared in international proceedings on behalf of foreign and domestic clients. He is a past recipient of the Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter’s Spirit of Giving Award recognizing his pro bono work in federal court.


President Elect
Collette B. Cunningham
, Esq.

(904) 301-6300
presidentelect@jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org

Collette Cunningham is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. Collette previously clerked for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne, United States Circuit Judge, Seventh Circuit. She serves as a member of the Grievance Committee for the Jacksonville Division of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She also is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and a former member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court.


Vice President – Membership
Helen A. Peacock
, Esq.

(904) 598-0034
hpeacock@tannerbishop.com

Helen Peacock practices with the law firm of Tanner Bishop. Helen’s litigation practice includes the representation of corporate and individual clients in complex commercial and business disputes in both state and federal court. She also is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association and the co-chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Mentoring Committee.


Vice President – Programs
Timothy Danninger
, Esq.

(904) 350-7178
tdanninger@gunster.com

Tim Danninger practices with the law firm of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, PA. Tim concentrates his practice on commercial litigation and has handled a a wide variety of litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona as well as Florida.


Secretary
Jeremy Ches
, Esq.

(904) 905-3417
Jeremy.Ches@floridablue.com

Jeremy Ches is an Assistant General Counsel with Florida Blue and helps manage the company’s litigation docket. Jeremy previously maintained a commercial litigation practice with the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP, where he represented clients in both state and federal courts. He is licensed to practice law in New York as well as Florida. Jeremy is also Chair of the Make-A-Wish Foundation North Florida Region, and a member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court.


Treasurer
Laura Renstrom, E
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(904) 798-7222
laura.renstrom@hklaw.com

Laura Renstrom is an attorney at Holland & Knight LLP, focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation and consumer financial services litigation.  Laura previously clerked for the Honorable Richard C. Tallman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Immediate Past Presidents

Laura Boeckman, Esq.

(904) 348-2720 ext. 142 
laura.boeckman@myfloridalegal.com

Laura Boeckman is the North Florida Bureau Chief for the Consumer Protection Division of the Florida Attorney General’s Office where she represents the state in unfair and deceptive trade practices actions. Laura clerked for the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger and is also a member of the Consumer Law Committee of the Florida Bar’s Public Interest Law Section as well as the vice chair of the Florida Bar’s Consumer Protection Law committee.

Michael A. Abel , Esq.

(904) 516-5486
mabel@theabellawfirm.com

Mike Abel is the founder and principal of The Abel Law Firm which specializes in civil litigation and general counsel services for business. Mike’s litigation practice includes the representation of corporate and individual clients in complex commercial and business disputes, in both state and federal court, as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums.

Our mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of all of our members, as well as their clients, employers, and the public at large.