William R. “Bill” Ezzell was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, before attending and playing baseball at Emory University in Atlanta from 1995-1999. After Emory, Mr. Ezzell obtained his J.D. in 2002 from the University of Alabama School of Law, and has served as a trial attorney with two State Attorney’s Offices, the State of Florida’s Office of Regional Counsel, and in private practice. As a trial attorney, Mr. Ezzell has had the opportunity to handle every level of litigation, and has personally handled over 140 jury trials. In 2009, he was honored by the Gainesville Child Advocacy Center with their annual award for “Excellence in Service to Children,” and from 2005 through 2010 Mr. Ezzell served as an adjunct professor of law at both the University of Florida and Florida Coastal Schools of Law. In 2015 Mr. Ezzell completed a Master’s degree in History from the University of Florida, focusing on race and 20th century American social justice, and his written legal research works have been published in national law reviews three times.
Mr. Ezzell’s practice areas include commercial litigation, general civil litigation, criminal law and criminal litigation, criminal case sealing and expungements, driver’s license and motor vehicle administrative law, 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.
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.