Faculty

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Faculty

Tom Ankersen Thomas T. Ankersen
Environmental and Land Use Clinic, Director
Director, Conservation Clinic, Center for Governmental ResponsibilityBackground:
J.D., University of Florida,
M.A., University of South Florida,
B.A., University of South Florida
Robin Davis Robin K. Davis
County Court Mediation Clinic, Director
Senior Legal Skills Professor;
Associate Director, Institute for Dispute Resolution;
Associate Director, Center on Children and FamiliesBackground:
J.D., University of Florida (cum laude),
B.A. Michigan State University (magna cum laude)

Expertise:
Mediation, Family Law, and Domestic Violence. Former ADR Director of the Eighth Judicial Circuit; has mediated more than 2000 cases.

George R. Dekle George R. “Bob” Dekle
Prosecution Clinic, Director
Master Legal Skills ProfessorBackground:
B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Former Columbia County Assistant State Attorney.
Recipient of Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association Gene Berry Memorial Outstanding Prosecutor Award and Lifetime Achievement Award for his efforts in continuing legal education for prosecutors.

Expertise:
Criminal Trial Practice.

Teresa Drake Teresa Drake
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, Director
Director, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic (IPVAC)
Visiting Legal Skills ProfessorBackground:
B.S., Drexel University (highest honors);
J.D., University of Florida (High Honors, Order of Coif).

Expertise:
domestic violence, national lecturer on domestic violence and the use of children as witnesses, former prosecutor and division chief of domestic violence unit, former Child Welfare Legal attorney, former director of Guardian ad Litem Dissolution and Custody Division.

Jeffrey T. Grater Jeffrey T. Grater
Full Representation Clinic, Director
Senior Legal Skills Professor;
Director, Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinics;
Associate Director, Children and FamiliesBackground:
B.A., J.D., University of Florida.

Expertise:
Family Law and Practice, Mediation.

Monique Haughton Worrell Monique Haughton Worrell
The Criminal Defense Clinic, Director
Senior Legal Skills ProfessorBackground:
B.A., St. Johns University;
J.D., University of Florida.

Expertise:
Criminal Defense, Family and Immigration Law.

Meshon Rawls Meshon Rawls
Gator TeamChild Juvenile Law Clinic, Director
Master Legal Skills ProfessorBackground:
B.A., J.D., University of Florida.
Former Assistant Public Defender.

Expertise:
Juvenile Law, Children’s Rights, Criminal Defense.

Staff

Heather M. Flynn Heather M. Flynn, C.P.
Certified Paralegal, Family Advocacy Clinic
Office Manager for Virgil Hawkins Civil ClinicsEmail: flynnh@law.ufl.edu
Colleen Gaddy Colleen Gaddy
Senior Secretary, Virgil Hawkins Civil Clincs, Gator TeamChildEmail: cgaddy@law.ufl.edu
Laura Blanton Laura Blanton
Program Assistant, Criminal Law Clinics and Criminal Justice CenterEmail: laura.blanton@law.ufl.edu

Contact

Law Clinics
University of Florida Levin College of Law

100 Bruton-Geer Hall
PO Box 117626
Gainesville, FL 32611-7626

Telephone: (352) 273-0800
Fax: (352) 392-0414