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2013-2014 Executive Committee
The Executive Committee of the St. Petersburg Bar Association is the governing body of the association.  Officers and Executive Committee members are selected by a vote of the association.  The Nominating Committee is charged with creating a slate of Officers and Executive Committee members each year, and welcomes input from the membership. Elections are held in April/May of each year and the new officers and execuitive members are installed during the month of June at an Installation Ceremony.
 
The current Officers and Executive Committee members are listed below. 
2013-2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OFFICERS

Raleigh "Lee" Greene
President 2013-2014

Over the last two decades, Raleigh "Lee" Greene's practice has been significantly concentrated in the area of Florida family law, both as a trial attorney and as a mediator. Most of his cases involve complex financial issues or high conflict matters. Mr. Greene has been admitted to practice in Florida since late 1973 and has been admitted to the District of Columbia Bar since 1986. He was an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve (JAG) from 1973-1980. Among other areas of recognition, He was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward & White, in both the areas of family law (litigation) and family law mediation. He is one of only two attorneys in Florida with both selections. The Best Lawyers in America, for over a quarter of a century, has been recognized as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States. Additionally, he has been recognized as possessing the highest professional standards, as an AV lawyer for many years, in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (published by Martindale/Hubbell) and by his inclusion within Law and Leading Attorneys of Florida. Mr. Greene has mediated in excess of 3500 cases and has substantial experience as an arbitrator in civil disputes. He is a frequent lecturer for continuing education courses as well as a guest lecturer at Stetson University’s Law School on mediation, trial practice, negotiation, and family law.

Mr. Greene and his wife, Beverly, who is a CPA and Certified Divorce Financial Planner, have three children and five grandchildren. He has had significant charitable and community involvement, highlights of which include: co-founder and current executive director of the Canakaris Inn of Court (family law Inn of Court); member of Governor Chiles’ transition committee; appointed by Governor Graham to the high speed rail franchise committee; past chairman of: the Pinellas Sports Authority, Florida Sports Hall of Fame, and St. Petersburg Downtown Improvement Corporation. He received his BA from the University of Florida in Economics in 1970 and his JD in 1973, and was inducted as an active member of Florida Blue Key in 1971. He was recognized as one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1983.
 

 

J.S. Lucas Fleming
President-Elect 2013-2014

 

 

 

 

  

John E. Tuthill
Secretary 2013-2014

 

Kimberly J. Gustafson
Treasurer 2011-2014

Kimberly Gustafson is a Shareholder at Carlton Fields, P.A specializing in commercial and civil litigation. Kim is a double Gator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 1996 and her law degree in 1999 from the University of Florida. Kim previously served on the St. Pete Bar Association Executive Committee from 2008-2010 and was Secretary of the Association in 2009-2010. Kim has chaired the Law Week Committee and the Young Lawyers Section. Kim also served on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors since 2008. 
 
 
 

Timothy A. Miller
Immediate Past-President 2013-2014


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.   

 
 

2013-2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  
Cary A. Cash
Term Expiring 2015
Kristina E. Feher                                  
Term Expiring 2015
 
Kristina Feher is the managing member of Feher Law, PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kristina practices in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce, small business transactions, and immigration. Kristina received her B.S. in Criminology from Barry University and her law degree from Thomas M.Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Kristina is a St. Petersburg native and attended St. John Vianney Catholic School and the Center for Advanced Technologies (CAT).

Kristina presently serves as the St. Petersburg Bar’s Bankruptcy Section Co-Chair. Kristina previously served as the Young Lawyers’ Section Chair. Kristina previously chaired the Meet the Judges Luncheon and the Judicial Reception. She has been an Oktoberfest Committee member and co-chaired the 2013 event. Kristina has also been a committee member for Holidays in July since 2008.

Kristina works with Community Law Program’s bankruptcy clinics, divorce forms class, and handles pro bono bankruptcy and family law cases. Kristina was the recipient of the Community Law Program Young Lawyer Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012. Kristina also handles pro bono work for the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking for individuals from other countries who have been subjected to involuntary labor, servitude and debt bondage.

Kristina also volunteers with organizations not in the legal field. Kristina was a facilitator for Alpha Phi Fraternity’s Emerging Leaders Institute in June 2011 and June 2013. Kristina serves as Secretary on the Board of A Vision of Hope Youth Network, an organization that provides students in Pinellas County with after school programs with a focus on STEM subjects. Kristina also serves as a volunteer Hearing Officer with the Pinellas County Housing Authority. Kristina also makes hair donations to Locks of Love, an organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.
 

Brittany J. Maxey
Term Expiring 2014

Brittany J. Maxey is a registered patent attorney, and owner and founder of Maxey Law Offices, PLLC, a St. Petersburg, Florida based practice focused on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, with additional Tampa Bay locations, including Clearwater. In addition to providing legal counsel, Brittany manages all aspects of clients’ intellectual property needs including procurement of patents, trademarks and copyrights, trade secrets and technology licensing.

 

Brittany received her undergraduate degree in Biological Science at the University of Mississippi and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. She is a frequent guest panelist and speaker at universities, law schools, industry shows, community events, legal panels, and local radio programs, where she addresses questions about intellectual property topics.                                    


Raandi L. Morales
Term Expiring 2014
  

Erica K. Smith, YLS Representative
Te
rm Expiring 2014

Erica Smith practices in the areas of probate, estate planning, trust administration, land use, and local government law at Fisher & Sauls, P.A. Prior to joining Fisher & Sauls, Erica served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of St. Petersburg and practiced in a private law office practicing in the areas of wills, trusts and estates, real property, and corporate law.

Erica is very active in the St. Petersburg Bar Association, where she currently serves as the Young Lawyers Section Chair, a member of the Membership Committee, and a member of the Executive Committee. She is also a member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, the Suncoast Estate Planning Council, and the Suncoast Hospice Professional Partners Council.

In the community, Erica has served as a Guardian ad Litem in the Sixth Judicial Circuit since 2008 and has been recognized with the distinction of being named a “Master Guardian ad Litem” for her dedication and skill in advocating for children in the dependency system in Pinellas County. She is a mentor at Northeast High School and tutors weekly at Academy Prep, a tuition-free private institution for middle school students from low-income families. She also volunteers her time at the Community Law Program Elder Law and Probate Clinics, providing legal advice and services to low-income Pinellas residents.

Erica graduated as a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society from The College of William and Mary before attending law school at Stetson University College of Law. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Stetson, where she received a full merit scholarship and was selected for the Honors Program.

 

Weston Fleming Smith
Term Expiring 2015

 

Melissa D. Spangler
Term Expiring 2014


Melissa Spangler practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration and Elder Law.  Melissa received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and her law degree from the University of Florida. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1989 and has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 1994.  She is the current chair of the Probate and Guardianship Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and served as co-chair of the same section in 2012-2013.
 



 
 
 
  
 
 
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