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.
Virginia 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.
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.
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.
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