Getting Down to Business

By Sharon Cole Just as Frederick Leonhardt (JD 74) was about to sign with an established Tampa law firm upon graduation 30 years ago, providence intervened. He was approached by J. Hyatt Brown (JD 70), then a member of the Florida House of Representatives. “He told

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Woman of Firsts

By Sharon Cole To those who have seen her in the courtroom, it is not surprising Sylvia Walbolt (JD 63) spearheaded appeals resulting in the reversal of more than $100 million in jury verdicts — despite a judicial climate in Florida courts that overwhelmingly affirms such decisions.

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Three Alums on Top Education Board

The Board of Governors, the powerful group that oversees Florida’s university system, is comprised of 17 members. Three of them are UF Levin College of Law graduates. The board was created in 2003 by the passage of constitutional Amendment 11 to manage higher education as well as

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Chess Champ Supports Kids

Andrew Scherman (JD 83) was 11 years old when he set the world record for the youngest player to participate in the World Chess Olympiad. In 2003 he won the title of National “Game-in-10” Chess Champion, which required him to checkmate competitors within the 10 minutes on the game clock. Today he

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The Second Time Around

When Steven (JD 82) and Natalia (JD 86) Kalishman got married the first time, the ceremony took place in a barebones government office in Natalia’s hometown of Novorossiisk, Russia. Only two other people looked on. When they wanted to renew their wedding vows 25 year later, they decided

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