Stephanie Emrick

Stephanie EmrickStephanie Emrick was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1982 and now lives in Williston, Florida with her husband and children. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business, cum laude, from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business in 2010. She received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, graduating first in her class, in 2017.

During her time in law school, Stephanie served as a Managing Editor for the Florida Law Review and was awarded eight book awards for attaining the highest grade in her class. Stephanie authored a real property law paper that was published in the Florida Law Review and co-authored a related paper that was selected for publication in the Maryland Law Review.

Stephanie is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Young Lawyers Division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

Stephanie’s practice areas include real property and title litigation, representing clients in real property transactions, probate and probate litigation, bankruptcy creditor representation, and general civil litigation.

Ayanna Hypolite

Ayanna Hypolite ADMISSIONS:
Florida State Bar, 2016
American Bar Association

EDUCATION:
Legal
Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law – Barry University, J.D. – 2016

Pre-Legal
Lewis University, B.A. – 2004
Lewis University, M.B.A. – 2006

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Associate, Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, P.A., 2018 – Present
Associate, Wershow and Schneider, P.A., 2017 – Present
Legal Intern, The Pro Bono Project, 2013
Academic Advisor, Valencia College, 2008 – 2016
Graduate Assistant, Lewis University, 2005 – 2006
Honors Intern, Federal Bureau of Investigations, 2004
Strategic Operations Intern, General Electric, 2003
Marketing Intern, General Electric, 2002

CERTIFICATIONS/AWARDS:
Certified as County Court Mediator by Florida Supreme Court, 2016
Environmental and Earth Law Honors Certificate, Barry University, 2016
Certified in Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance and Bloomberg Law, 2015
Leading Change Certificate, Lewis University

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Florida State Bar, Young Lawyers Division
Florida State Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section
Florida State Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Florida Association of Women’s Lawyers

PRIOR MEMBERSHIPS:
Mentor, Take Stock in Children
Volunteer, Coalition for the Homeless

Lauren McCord

Lauren McCord ADMISSIONS:
Florida State Bar
Tennessee State Bar

EDUCATION:
University of Florida, B.A. (Cum Laude) – 2011
Levin College of Law – University of Florida, J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2014

EXPERIENCE:
Associate, Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, P.A., 2018 – Present
Associate, The Law Office of Wershow & Schneider, P.A., 2014 – Present
Certified Legal Intern, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, 2014
Extern, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, 2013
Extern, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2012
Intern, Law Office of William J. Terry, III, 2012

Pamela Schneider

Pam Schneider

Lauren McCord
Lauren McCord, Associate
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Ayanna Hypolite
Ayanna Hypolite, Associate
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ADMISSIONS:
Florida State Bar – 1980
American Bar Association

EDUCATION:
LEGAL
University of Florida – Levin College of Law, J.D. – 1979
Certified as Family Mediator by Florida Supreme Court – 1996
Completed Florida Supreme Court Certified Arbitration Program – 2006
Trained in Collaborative Law – 2007
Trained in Collaborative Mediation – 2014

PRE-LEGAL
University of Florida, B.A. (High Honors) – 1974

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Partner, Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, P.A., – 2018 – Present
Partner, Wershow and Schneider, P.A., 1985 – Present
Adjunct Professor, Collaborative Law (UFL), 2008 – 2012
Resident Mediator, Resolution Center, 2006 – Present
Associate, Wershow, Burwell & Wershow, 1980 – 1985
Legal Writing Instructor (U of F Law), 1979 – 1980
Research Assistant, (U of F Law), 1978 – 1979

PUBLICATIONS
“Collaborative Law,” Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Newsletter, August 2011
Juergensmeyer and Schneider, Landlord and Tenant Residential Leases – The Law in Florida
• The Harrison Company 1981
Contributing research/writer, Florida Land Use Restrictions
• D&S Publications 1982
Contributing research/writer, Agricultural Law
• Little, Brown and Company 1982

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS
Florida Bar Association Family Law Section, Mediation and Collaborative Law Committee
Florida Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
American Bar Association Family Law Section
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law Committee
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Co-President, North Central Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Diplomat, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
Advanced Mediator Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Member, Board of Directors, Florida Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts
Member, Advisory Board , Ronald McDonald House, North Central Florida

PRIOR MEMBERSHIPS
The Collaborative Family Law Council, Inc., Board Member
Founding Member and Former President, Collaborative Divorce Professional of Gainesville
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Florida Child Welfare Training and Standards Council
James Atkins Inns of Court
Board Member, Parent Aide, Inc.
Board Member, Thomas Center Association
Guest Lecturer on Child Support Enforcement, University of Florida Law School
Adjunct Instructor, Agricultural Law (UF/IFAS)
Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Membership Committee
Chairperson, Eighth Judicial Circuit Family Law Court Liaison Committee
Pro Bono Attorney for Guardian Ad Litem Program of the Eighth Judicial Circuit
Florida Department of Revenue, Child Support Enforcement Program, Forms Committee
Clara Gehan Women’s Bar Association
North Central Florida Mediation Council
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Board of Directors Attorney, Planned Parenthood of North Central Florida
Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood of North Central Florida

Jonathan Wershow

Jonathan Wershow

Lauren McCord
Lauren McCord, Associate
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Ayanna Hypolite
Ayanna Hypolite, Associate
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ADMISSIONS:
Florida State Bar, 1972

EDUCATION:
University of Florida, B.A. – 1965
Levin College of Law – University of Florida, J.D. – 1972

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Partner, Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, P.A., 2018 – Present
Partner, Wershow and Schneider, P.A., 1972 – Present

CURRENT MEMBERSHIPS:
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, 1972 – Present
Florida Bar Association, 1972 – Present

PREVIOUS MEMBERSHIPS:
Alachua County Commission, 1972 – 1976 (Chairman 1976)
Board of Directors, North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 1974 – 1982
Suwannee River Water Management Board, 1977 – 1989
District III Mental Health Board, 1973 – 1981
Gainesville Regional Utility Study Group, 1990 (appointed by local legislative delegation)
Board of Directors, Bank of Newberry, 1993 – 1998
Adjunct Instructor, Agricultural Law (UF/IFAS), 1985 – 1987
Alachua County Blue Ribbon Committee on County Finance, 2004
Board of Directors, Alachua County Housing Authority, 1983 – 2012
Board of Directors, Alachua County Farm Bureau, 1985 – 2012
Alachua County Value Adjustment Board Special Master, 1993 – 2012
North Central Florida Health Planning Council (2 Years)
Visions 2000 Task Force
Florida Blue Key

Neeta Romot

Neeta RomotNeeta Romot was born in Queens, New York, in 1987. She received her B.S. in Finance, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2009. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2017, where she was Editor of the Florida Journal of International Law and a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society Cockrell Inn. She received book awards in Individual Income Taxation and Taxation of Financial Instruments, Investments and Transactions.

Ms. Romot is admitted to the Florida Bar. She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Eight Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

Her practice areas include estate planning, probate and probate litigation, trusts and trust litigation, business and corporate law.

Jonathan Turner

Jonathan Turner Jonathan Turner was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1982. He received his B.A. from the University of Alabama in 2004, and both an M.B.A. and J.D. from Mississippi College in 2009.

Mr. Turner is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys, and the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

His practice areas include real property, commercial, and business law.

Lindsey Turner

Lindsey Turner Lindsey Turner was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in 1985. She received her B.S. from the University of Alabama in 2006, summa cum laude, and awarded the Charles A. Odewahn Amoco Award for Managerial Excellence. She received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 2010.

Ms. Turner is admitted to the Florida Bar. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, a Board Member for the Junior League of Gainesville, President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, and Board Member for the Adkins Inns of Court.

Her practice areas include family and criminal law.

Kirstin Stinson

Kirstin Stinson - Scruggs & CarmichaelKirstin J. Stinson was born in Oakland, California, in 1970. She received her B.S. from the University of Alabama in 1992, and her J.D. from the University of Tulsa in 1996. She was a member of Gamma Beta Phi.

Ms. Stinson is admitted to The Florida Bar (1997) and the United States District Court for the Middle (2005) and Northern (2005) Districts of Florida. She is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Inns of Court, and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, and she formerly worked as a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville, Florida.

Ms. Stinson’s practice areas include commercial litigation, general civil litigation, creditors’ rights, contract disputes, landlord/tenant (commercial and residential), real estate litigation, and general practice.

Location: Downtown Office
Phone: 352-376-5242

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John Stinson

John Stinson - Scruggs & CarmichaelJohn G. Stinson was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in 1948. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1971, and from the Holland Law School at the University of Florida in 1977 with honors. He has been a member of the firm since 1986.

Mr. Stinson is admitted to the Florida Bar and he is admitted to practice in the United State District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and Omicron Delta Kappa.

Mr. Stinson’s practice areas are commercial/residential landlord-tenant law and collections.

Location: Downtown Office
Phone: 352-376-5242