Kathryn Flores

Kathryn Flores Attorney

Kathryn Flores (“Katie”) was born in Altamonte Springs, Florida in 1989. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2011. She earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2016, where she achieved book awards in Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers, Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates, and the Advanced Estate Planning Seminar. She earned her Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida in 2017.

Katie is admitted to the Florida Bar and is a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and Young Lawyers Division of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

Katie’s practice areas include civil litigation, landlord/tenant and taxation.

Maury Ivey

Maury Ivey

Maury Ivey was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1981. He received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 2013 and his J.D. from the University of Florida in 2018.

Mr. Ivey is admitted to the Florida Bar and is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

His practice areas include real property, estate planning and probate.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Her practice areas include family and criminal law.

Elizabeth Martin

Elizabeth Martin - Scruggs & CarmichaelElizabeth Martin was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1956. She received her undergraduate degree in 1986 from Florida Atlantic University. She attended the University of Florida College of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1997. She is admitted to the Florida Bar.

Ms. Martin is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Inns of Court, and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, serving on the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2004.

Her practice areas are family law, civil litigation and real estate litigation.

Location: Downtown Office
Phone: 352-376-5242

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.

Virginia Griffis

Virginia Griffis - Scruggs & CarmichaelVirginia Ellen Griffis is from Macclenny, Florida, and was born in 1979. She received her A.A., summa cum laude, from Lake City Community College in 1998 and then attended the University of Florida, where she received her B.A., with honors, in 2001 and her J.D., cum laude, in 2004. She is admitted to The Florida Bar.

Ms. Griffis is a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association (Board of Directors 2006-2008 and 2009-2010), the American Inns of Court, the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council (Board of Directors 2008-2011), the North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys, and the Florida Bar. She also served on the Board of Directors of Girl’s Place, Inc. from 2012 to 2017.

Her main practice areas include wills, trusts, estate planning, probate administration, trust administration, and real estate law, including real estate litigation and title cures.

Location: West Office
Phone: 352-376-5242