• J.D. Washington & Lee University 1983
  • B.S. University of South Florida 1980
Court Admissions
  • All Florida Courts 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 1989
Honors & Awards
  • Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • AV Preeminent Rating Martindale Hubbell
Memberships & Involvement


  • The Florida Bar
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar Executive Council
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Past Board Member
  • Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Past President
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Sarasota Chapter, Past President


  • The Haven, Past Board Member
    The Haven serves children, teens, and adults with disabilities.

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Annual Author Luncheon is a great success!

The writer, who has 350 million books published and counting, was the speaker for the annual luncheon, where David Bavar earned the right to be written into a future Patterson novel with his $30,000 gift to the foundation–the highest donation of the day.