Eric E. Ludin - President
Eric Ludin is engaged in private practice with the Law Firm of Tucker & Ludin, P.A.. His practice concentrates on immigration law, securities litigation, general and commercial litigation, commercial landlord/tenant conflicts and complex personal injury litigation. He is also a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil mediator.
Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Ludin has been recognized for excellence in his practice and high ethical standards. He is an AV "Superb” peer rated attorney with the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating review service. This is the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. He has also been asked to serve as an expert witness for the Florida Bar on attorney ethics issues.
Mr. Ludin was President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association from 2000 - 2001. He served as President of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation from 2004 - 2006. He had previously served as Treasurer for the St. Petersburg Bar and been an active member on various committees. Mr. Ludin served as the chair of the 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "E” of the Florida Bar which reviews client complaints against attorneys to evaluate whether the bar should take disciplinary action.
|Nancy E. Biesinger - Vice President|
Nancy E. Biesinger, M.B.A., is President and CEO of Franklin Affiliates Inc., a governmental affairs and public relations firm assisting bay area companies and corporations with business development, government issues, regional relations and strategic communications. She is a graduate of EckerdCollege (B.A., Political Science), Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne (M.B.A./honors), and was nominated Business Woman of the Year in 2007 by the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. From 2003 - 2005, Nancy served on Pinellas by Design, an economic and redevelopment plan for Pinellas County, and she has been appointed by Florida Bar President Jay White to the advisory council of the Board of Governors known as the Citizens Forum. She has been a trustee on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation since 2005 and is past chair/co-chair of the Foundation’s annual dinner, Heroes Among Us.
Ronald W. Gregory, II - Secretary
Ronald W. Gregory, II, is engaged in practice with the GREGORY LAW FIRM, P.L. in St. Petersburg (www.GregoryLaw.net). Mr. Gregory, a former partner with Englander Fischer with an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, continues to represent owner/operator business people in the formation and structure of their entity (LLC, corp., etc); the creation of agreements to protect the interests of business , buy or sell land, lease or build out space (construction). Then if any of those agreements need to be enforced, Mr. Gregory is well capable of going into a courtroom and advocate for the business.
Mr. Gregory has been a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 2001 and has served as a Law Day speaker. More recently, he has served on the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation’s Debt Reduction Committee and the Board of Trustees. He has also been very active since 2004 with serving St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church as an Executive Board member, President, and currently Stewardship Chair. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992. He and his wife, Dr. Maria Maragos Gregory, a local gynecologist, moved back to Maria’s home town of St. Petersburg in 2001, with their son and daughter, where the live in the Jungle Prada area.
|Dion R. Hancock - Treasurer |
Dion is president of Dion R. Hancock, P.A., and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and creditor harassment. Dion earned his B.A. degree from The Ohio ate University, his M.a. from Heidelberg College, and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University. He chaired the 2011 and the 2012 St. Petersburg Bar Association Law Week Committee. Dion has been involved form more than three years with the Florida Bar's Law Related Education Committee, serving as chair of the Legal Guide for New Adults; the So You Want To Be A Lawyer Pamphlet; and the YouTube Contest Subcommittee. Dion also serves on Directions for Mental Health Inc's. Board of Directors and Chairman's Council, is a volunteer hearing officer with the Pinellas County Housing Authority as well as a volunteer attorney with Gulfcoast Legal Services and Community Law Program, Inc.
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|Erin K. Barnett - Board of Trustees and Past-President|
Erin is a founding member of Barnett Woolums, P.A. and practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Family Law. Erin received her B.S. degree from Florida Southern College and her J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law. After graduating from law school, Erin worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the State Attorney's Office Sixth Judicial Circuit and then as a sole practitioner before forming her current firm. Erin is a Former Adjunct Professor for the Police and Corrections Academy at St. Petersburg College. Erin currently serves as co-chair of the the Heroes Among Us Committee. Erin was the 2012-2013 President of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation, Inc.
|Gentry B. Byrnes - Board of Trustees|
Gentry Byrnes is a Senior Regional Trust Manager for Wells Fargo Private Bank covering Tampa Bay to Naples. Prior to joining the corporate world, Gentry practiced law with the firm Fisher and Sauls, PA in St. Petersburg, specializing in estate planning, estate and trust administration and guardianship and was board certified in Elder Law at that time. Gentry earned her Law degree from Stetson University College of Law. She has been involved in the St. Petersburg Bar Association since 1994. Gentry has served as Membership Chair, Member Benefits Chair, Executive Committee and Secretary. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson, Secretary of Suncoast Estate Planning Council and serves on the Stetson Elder Law Center Advisory Board.
Beth Jenkins Casey - Board of Trustees, YLS Rep.
Beth Jenkins Casey is an Assistant Director of Career Development at Stetson University College of Law. Prior to her career at Stetson, Beth practiced marital and family law with her father, Ernest Jenkins. She received her juris doctor from Stetson University College of Law after graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in Journalism. In addition to serving on the Bar Foundation’s Board, Beth is also very involved in the Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association serving on various committees and co-chairing Holidays in July. She puts her journalism degree to work by sitting on the Journeys in Journalism Advisory Board for the Pinellas County School System. She is also a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group. Beth and her husband Mike are both St. Petersburg natives and avid runners.
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Lynn Gordon - Board of Trustees
Lynn Gordon is an Assistant City Attorney for the city of St. Petersburg where her practice areas include mortgage foreclosures, collections, bankruptcy, code enforcement, wage garnishments, and tenant evictions. She has been a Doorways Mentor with the Mayor's Mentoring Program since 2004. Lynn is active with the Women's Mission and Children's Ministry at her church and is also an aspiring small business owner, hoping to open her own bakery one day.
|Gregory J. Hoag - Board of Trustees|
Greg Hoag is an attorney with Masterson & Hoag, P.A., specializing in medical malpractice, legal malpractice and personal injury matters. He has been with the firm since graduating Stetson Law School in 2002. Greg has been very active with the bar association and foundation, serving as former Law Day Chair, Meet the Judges Luncheon Chair, and Executive Committee member. His present duties include serving as the Evening with Rays Chair and the Heroes Among Us Selection Committee, in addition to being actively involved with the Young Lawyers Section. Greg currently serves as the 6th Circuit Representative on the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar. Greg was President of the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation in 2011-2012.
|Camille J. Iurillo - Board of Trustees|
Camille J. Iurillo graduated with honors from Stetson University College of Law. She is the president of Iurillo & Associates, P.A. and is active in the local community in both charitable and professional organizations. Ms. Iurillo is also a past President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and a current officer of the Executive Committee of the Florida Bar’s General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section. Ms. Iurillo has represented businesses and professionals since 1991 throughout Florida. Her practice includes representing private and commercial lending institutions as creditors in commercial litigation, foreclosure, bankruptcy and business law matters, as well as borrowers, in workouts, foreclosures and bankruptcy reorganizations. She has also represented creditors nationally in business and retail Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
|Timothy A. Miller - Board of Trustees|
Tim is a sole practitioner, focusing on probate litigation, wills, trusts and estate planning. He received both his Bachelor's degree in Journalism and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida. He is active in the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, serving on the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee as well as the Trust Law Committee.
Tim was the 2012-2013 President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. He previously served on the St. Pete Bar Association Executive Committee from 1992 to 1994 and from 2008 to 2010, and was Secretary of the Association in 2010-2011. He is currently a member of the Probate and Guardianship Section and has enjoyed serving on the Law Week Committee for many years.