John Dickhaus joined Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, P.A., in February of 2021. John practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, business law, and wealth preservation planning.
Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, John attended the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School where he studied music. John moved to Gainesville in 2009 to attend the University of Florida, pursuing a degree in Political Science and minors in Latin and Leadership. After graduating cum laude from the University of Florida in December 2012, John moved to Washington D.C. where he worked for four years as a legislative clerk at the United States House of Representatives. Working full time during the day, John attended law school at the Catholic University of America’s part-time evening law division. While studying at Catholic, John was a proud member of the Catholic University of America’s Journal of Law and Technology. Upon receiving his Juris Doctor in May 2017, John was proud to receive the Columbus Award, “presented to the graduating student who best exemplified spirit, service, academic excellence, and extracurricular achievement . . . and who has fostered strong bonds of community.”
Mr. Dickhaus is admitted to the Florida Bar, and he is a member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Bar. In his personal life, John enjoys exercise, the outdoors, staying active in the Gainesville music community, cheering on the Florida Gators, following the Tampa Bay Rays through advanced sabermetric empirical analysis, and supporting the other Tampa Bay professional sports franchises.
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2017
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2012
Knights of Columbus
Eighth Judicial Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division—Secretary
Capella Nova Community Chorus
Take Stock In Children Student Mentor
Miss Gainesville Scholarship Competition—General Counsel
University of Florida Friends of Music—Board of Directors
Florida House on Capitol Hill—Board of Young Trustees
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.
Kirstin 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.
Kevin Jurecko was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1967. He received his B.A. from the University of Alabama in 1989, and his J.D. from Loyola University in 1992.
Mr. Jurecko is admitted to the Florida and Georgia Bars, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar,the American Inns of Court, and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, serving as the Chairman of the Judicial Nominating Commission in 2005.
His practice areas include family law, criminal law, and commercial litigation. Mr. Jurecko is also a certified family law mediator.
Jeffrey Dollinger was born in Philadelphia in 1960. He attended the University of Florida, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1981 and his J.D. in 1986. He was a Beta Alpha Psi Member (1980-1981). He also became a Certified Public Accountant in Florida in 1982.
Mr. Dollinger is admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association (President of the Gainesville Area Chapter of the F.B.A. 2001-2002), the Northern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, the Florida Land Title Association, the North Florida Association of Real Estate Attorneys, and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association. He has served as an Adjunct Professor for Real Property Transactions and Land Finance since 2001 at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he has also served as an Adjunct Professor for Small Firm Practice Seminar Series, for Advanced Topics in Real Property, and for Corporations. He has served as an Assistant Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court (1992-1995), a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee 8B (2002-2005), and a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bench-Bar Committee (1997-2002).
Mr. Dollinger’s practice areas include real property and title litigation, specializing in real property boundary and access litigation, assistance with real property development, bankruptcy creditor representation and trial practice. In 2009, he became Board Certified in Real Estate Law with the Florida Bar.
Raymond Ivey was born in Lake Wales, Florida, in 1954. He received his B.A. in 1977 from Florida State University. He attended the University of Florida College of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1981.
Mr. Ivey is admitted to the bars in Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association.
His practice areas include real property, corporate law and probate.
John 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.
Bill Littell was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1944. He received his B.A. with honors from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in 1967. He received his J.D. with honors in 1973 from the University of Florida, where he was Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review and a member of Phi Alpha Delta. Mr. Littell served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971.
Mr. Littell is admitted to the Florida and Montana Bars, and he is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Littell served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova University in 1975.
Mr. Littell has devoted his career to assisting clients in their estate planning and in the difficult circumstances following the death of a family member. He brings over 40 years extensive experience in estate administration and complex disputes involving wills, trusts, estates, and guardianships. Mr. Littell is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer review rating attainable from one of the nation’s most distinguished and oldest lawyer rating services.
His practice areas include estate planning, probate and probate litigation, trusts and trust litigation, business and corporate law, business litigation and real estate.
Partner, Scruggs, Carmichael & Wershow, P.A., 2018 – Present
Partner, Wershow and Schneider, P.A., 1972 – Present
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, 1972 – Present
Florida Bar Association, 1972 – Present
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
Stan Cushman was born in Clark County, Indiana, in 1943. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida Southern College in 1966, and his juris doctorate from Stetson University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi, in 1969. He is a certified circuit court mediator, and the Chairman of the Justice Reform Act Committee for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
Mr. Cushman is admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida including Trial Bar and United States Tax Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He is a member of the Florida Bar, serving on the Federal Court Practice Committee from 1998 to 2000 and as Chairman of the Local Grievance Committee from 1997 to 1998. He is also a member of the American Inns of Court, the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel, and the Federal Bar Association, serving as President of the Gainesville Area Chapter from 2000 to 2001.
Mr. Cushman’s practice areas include commercial law, trial practice, civil law, and criminal law.