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

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

Stan Cushman

Stan Cushman - Scruggs & CarmichaelStan 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.

Location: Downtown Office
Phone: 352-376-5242