Legal Briefs (Tampa edition)
Hillsborough County judge
promoted to circuit bench
Gov. Jeb Bush appointed Mark R. Wolfe to the 13th Judicial Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Robert J. Simms.
Wolfe, 48, is now a Hillsborough County Court judge, a position he has held since 2000, according to a July 19 statement from the governor's office. Wolfe received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1978, and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1981.
Kiernan picked as chair
of grievance committee
John D. Kiernan is the newly appointed chairman of the 6th Judicial Circuit's grievance committee A. He is a shareholder at St. Petersburg's Abbey Adams Byelick Kiernan Mueller & Lancaster LLP.
A graduate of Spring Hill College, Kiernan earned a law degree in 1971 from the Florida State University College of Law.
Zinober & McCrea
hires new associate
Anayo "Tito" Basu is a new associate at Tampa's Zinober & McCrea PA. He will practice labor and employment law. Basu earned a doctorate from Duke University and a law degree from West Virginia University.
National group certifies
McCrea as trial advocate
Richard C. McCrea Jr. earned certification in civil trial advocacy from the National Board of Trial Advocacy. McCrea, a graduate of Rutgers College, practices labor and employment law as a partner at Tampa's Zinober & McCrea PA.
Carroll elected chairman
of young lawyers group
Hunter Carroll is the newly elected chairman of the St. Petersburg Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. As chairman, Carroll also sits on the association's executive committee.
At Carlton Fields PA, Carroll practices in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution practice and appellate groups. He earned bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Florida.
Local attorneys appointed
to nominating commissions
Gov. Jeb Bush recently announced the following appointments to local judicial nominating commissions:
For the 2nd District Court of Appeal JNC, the governor appointed David M. Caldevilla, 41, an attorney at de la Parte & Gilbert PA, Tampa; Armando Flores, 59, an investor at Flores Holdings LLC; and Hardy Roberts III, 34, an attorney at Carlton Fields PA, Tampa.
For the 6th Circuit JNC, the governor appointed Tamara F. Dudley, a St. Petersburg solo practitioner; Joshua Magidson, 55, an attorney in the Clearwater office of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen PA; and Peter N. Meros, 56, an attorney and president of St. Petersburg's Meros Smith & Olney PA.
For the 13th Circuit JNC, the governor appointed Richard L. Bradford, 39, an attorney at Tampa's Thompson Sizemore & Gonzalez PA; William F. Jung, 46, an attorney at Tampa's Jung & Sisco PA; and Steven S. Oscher, 56, an accountant and principal of Tampa's Oscher Consulting PA.