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Ninety-six Bar Members Speak at Conference in August

Ninety-six members of The Florida Bar are presenting at the WCI in Orlando next week. NINETY-SIX! There might even be a few more. I reviewed the program, page by page, and did my best to identify them all. If I missed someone, let me know. The annual WCI gathering is the largest workers’ compensation conference in the country. I am told that this year could see the largest turnout yet, as the conference celebrates its 70th anniversary.

There are a multitude of programs, National Trends, National Review, Safety, Multistate Workers’ Compensation Laws, Mediation, and breakouts for medical providers, therapists, attorneys, adjusters, and risk managers.

It is the only workers’ compensation conference of which I know that hosts a national judicial college focused on the workers’ compensation adjudicator. This year the NAWCJ College will have over 100 adjudicators from across the country.

This conference also hosts the SAWCA Regulator College, an unparalleled gathering of regulators to discuss challenges of running workers’ compensation systems. This includes a roundtable Monday afternoon. We will have regulators from 27 or more states discussing the hot issues of the day. 

There is always something interesting at this conference, and that is due in large part to the many talented and exceptional attorneys participating. My congratulations and thanks go out to the following list of ninety-six Florida Bar Members participating in this event (with the individual program(s) noted). You make The Florida Bar, the Section, and the workers’ compensation community proud!

Gregg Anderson

Coker Law Group

Longshore

Paul M. Anderson

Anderson & Hart, P.A.

Attorney Breakout

Honorable Wilbur W. Anderson

Judge of Compensation Claims

Attorney Breakout

James R. Auffant

Law Office of James R. Auffant

Social Security

Robert L. Bamdas

Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & Ben-Maier PLLC

Longshore

Honorable Diane Beck

Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims

Judicial College

Attorney Breakout

Geoffrey Bichler

Bichler, Kelley, Oliver & Longo, PLLC

Attorney Breakout

Honorable Ross L. Bilbrey

First District Court of Appeal

Adjuster Breakout

Michael Broussard

Broussard & Cullen, PA

First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims

Carrie B. Cherveny 

AlphaStaff, Inc.

Professional Employer Organizations

R. Stephen Coonrod

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Adjuster Breakout

Richard A. Culbertson

Law Offices of Richard A. Culbertson

Social Security

Karen J. Cullen

Broussard & Cullen, PA

First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims

John P. Daly

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.

Employment Law/Human Resources

Honorable Robert L. Dietz

Judge of Compensation Claims

Mediation

Michael Edwards

Peterson Bernard

Professional Employer Organizations

Linda Bond Edwards 

Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A.

Professional Employer Organizations

Professor Charles W. Ehrhardt

Florida State University School of Law

Judicial College

Linda Farrell

Boyd and Jenerette, P.A.

Adjuster Breakout

Brian S. Fischer

SUNZ Insurance Company, Inc.

Professional Employer Organizations

Jennifer Fowler-Hermes

Kunkel Miller & Hament

Professional Employer Organizations

Roy Franco

Franco Signor

Medicare Secondary Payer

Neal Gannon

Conroy Simberg

Medical Issues

Leopoldo Garcia, Jr.

Angones, McClure and Garcia, P.A.

Attorney Breakout

Mark H. Gelman

Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters

Temporary Staffing

Rafael Gonzalez

Helios

Mediation

Luis Gracia

Rue, Ziffra and Caldwell

Social Security

Howard S. Grossman

Grossman Attorneys at Law

Longshore

Christine Harter

Mediation & Dispute Resolution Center

Mediation

George Helm

Bolton and Helm, LLP

First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims

Honorable Charles M. Hill

Judge of Compensation Claims

Attorney Breakout

Eric V. Hires

The Law Office of Eric V. Hires, LLC

Mediation

Silvia Hoeg

Office of the Judge of Compensation Claims

Mediation

D. Robert Hoyle

D. Robert Hoyle, P.A.

Mediation

Morgan A. Indek

Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters

Medical Breakout Sessions 

Jeffrey I. Jacobs

Malca and Jacobs, P.A.

Attorney Breakout

Daniel T. Jaffe

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.

Risk Managers

A. Michelle Jernigan

Upchurch, Watson, White & Max

Mediation

Gregory J. Johnsen

Division of Administrative Hearings

Mediation

H. George Kagan

Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver

National Review

Brian C. Karsen

Barnett, Lerner, Karsen and Frankel, P.A.

Longshore

Paul A. Kelley

Bichler, Kelley, Oliver & Longo, PLLC 

Attorney Breakout

Clyde “Chris” Killer

Law Offices of J. Christopher Norris

Mediation

Anna Marie Kim

Office of the Judge of Compensation Claims

Mediation

Ken Kugler

The Mediation Group

Mediation

Lawrence J. Langer

Mediation

Kristin Longberry

The Longberry Law Firm, P.A.

Professional Employer Organizations

Paolo Longo

Bichler, Kelley, Oliver & Longo, PLLC

Attorney Breakout

First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims

Raymond A. Lopez

Rissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain, P.A.

Adjuster Breakout

Carmen Love

Law Office of Carmen Love

Social Security

Lori A. Lovgren, JD, CPCU

NCCI

Insurance Agents

Multistate WC Laws

Torben S. Madson, III

Kunkel Miller & Hament

Professional Employer Organizations

Mike Maida

Michael G. Maida, P.A.

Mediation

Honorable Scott D. Makar

First District Court of Appeal

Adjuster Breakout

Ramon Malca

Malca & Jacobs, P.A.

National Review

Lee W. Marcus

Marcus & Myers, P.A.

Mediation

Susan N. Marks

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Adjuster Breakout

Michael E. McCabe

Henderson Franklin

Attorney Breakout

James N. McConnaughhay

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Mediation

Jana E. McConnaughhay

Waldoch and McConnaughhay, P.A.

Social Security

David A. McCranie

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Multistate WC Laws

C. Wade McGuffey

Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey and Johnson, LLP

Insurance Agents

Regulators College

Sean S. O’Connor

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Temporary Staffing

Tonya Oliver

Bichler, Kelley, Oliver & Longgo, PLLC

First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims

Joanna Noriega Pino

Sioli Alexander Pino

Longshore

Honorable Neal Pitts

Judge of Compensation Claims

Attorney Breakout

Howard Pohl

Florida Department of Financial Services

Professional Employer Organizations

Mark Popolizio

ISO Claims Partners

Medicare Secondary Payer

Mediation

Marissa S. Pyle

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Multistate WC Laws

Amie Remington

Landrum Professional Employer Services, Inc.

Professional Employer Organizations

Honorable L. Clayton Roberts

First District Court of Appeal

Adjuster Breakout

William H. Rogner

Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch, P.A.

Attorney Breakout

Rodney G. Romano

Matrix Mediation, LLC

Mediation

Honorable Stephen L. Rosen

Judge of Compensation Claims

Attorney Breakout

Honorable Lori S. Rowe

First District Court of Appeal

Adjuster Breakout

Heather Schwartz Sanderson

Franco Signor

Medicare Secondary Payer

Honorable Thomas W. Sculco

Judge of Compensation Claims

Attorney Breakout

First Responder Heart and Hypertension Claims

Benjamin D. Sharkey

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Temporary Staffing

Robin Caral Shaw

Law Office of Robin Caral Shaw, PA

Mediation

Christopher Shulman

Shulman ADR Law, P.A.

Mediation

Scott H. Silver

Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, PL

Adjuster Breakout

Honorable Margaret Sojourner

Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims

Judicial College

E. Louis Stern

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Adjuster Breakout

Stuart F. Suskin

Office of the Judge of Compensation Claims

Attorney Breakout

Mediation

Honorable Ronald V. Swanson

First District Court of Appeal

Adjuster Breakout

Jason C. Taylor

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Employment Law/Human Resources

Meah Tell

Meah Tell, P.A.

Mediation

Dawn R. Traverso

Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman & Waters

Attorney Breakout

M. Kemmerly Thomas

McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A.

Multistate WC Laws

Richard S. Thompson

The Zenith Insurance Company

Medical Breakout

John V. Tucker

Tucker & Ludin, P.A.

Mediation

Frank C. Wesighan

Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton, P.A.

Attorney Breakout

Honorable T. Kent Wetherell

First District Court of Appeal

Adjuster Breakout

Glen D. Wieland

Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre, P.A.

Attorney Breakout

Scott P. Williams

Law Office of Scott P. Williams

Attorney Breakout

Michael J. Winer

Law Offices of Michael J. Winer

Attorney Breakout

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