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Officers

President
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.


President Elect
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.


Vice President – Membership
Collette B. Cunningham, Esq.

(904) 301-6300
vpmembership@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 – Programs
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.


Secretary
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.


Treasurer
Jeremy Ches Esq.

treasurer@jacksonvillefederalbarassociation.org

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.


Immediate Past Presidents

Michael Abel, Esq.

(904) 798-7252
michael.abel@hklaw.com

Mike Abel practices with the law firm of Holland & Knight, LLP. Mike is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in the representation of both corporate and individual clients in all areas of commercial litigation. For more than two decades, he has handled and managed complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums.

Susanne R. Weisman, Esq.

(904) 549-1304
susanne_weisman@flmd.uscourts.gov

Susanne Weisman is a career law clerk for the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Susanne is also an adjunct professor at Florida Coastal School of Law, teaching legal research and writing. Susanne is an active member of the Jacksonville Bar Association.