Creating a New Profession

UF lawyers are well-known for expressing themselves in law offices and courtrooms across the country, but Madeliene Abling (JD 90) has found a more colorful means of expressing herself nationally. A former Orlando attorney, Abling is a painter whose works have recently been exhibited at the James Beard Foundation Greenhouse

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Which one is real?

By James Hellegaard As criminal operations go, this one was significant. The idea was simple enough. Dredge the ponds at golf shooting ranges, run the algae-covered balls through an acid wash, re-varnish them, and sell them back to golf courses as practice balls. If only the people

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In the Line of Fire

by James Hellegaard David Roth’s face gives away very little. If he hadn’t spent the last four decades developing a reputation as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Florida, he likely could have done very well for himself as a professional poker player. The pressure that

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Winter 2008 Faculty News

The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA) recently awarded University of Florida Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson (above) its Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for 2007 for his research on predatory lending and his advocacy for legislation adopted last year by Congress that caps the interest rate

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Winifred L. Acosta NeSmith

Honors come from small hometown UF Law alumna Winifred L. Acosta NeSmith (JD 95) may practice in Tallahassee, but she still stays true to her roots in the small North Florida town of Live Oak. Her busy schedule as the assistant U.S. attorney of the Northern

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Class Notes Winter 2008

1953 Melvyn B. Frumkes was honored with the Lifetime Service Award by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. 1964 Gerald F. Richman, president of the law firm of Richman Greer, has been named president of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the

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