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Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements, July 1


Jennifer Lachtara has been named a junior partner at Creative Ideas Agency, Tampa. Lachtara is the agency's first junior partner and joined Creative Ideas in 2003 as a graphic designer. She was named creative director in 2004 and went on to become a freelancer in 2005. Lachtara rejoined Creative Ideas in 2011 as design principal.


Amy E. Hudock has been promoted to executive vice president and director of retail banking at Synovus Bank, St. Petersburg. Hudock is a Tampa Bay area native and has over 21 years in the banking industry. She started with Synovus in 1999 and most recently served as regional retail sales manager for the Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas markets.


Peter Cardillo has been included in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. This is the seventh straight year that Cardillo has been selected for inclusion. Cardillo concentrates in areas of termite control company liability, termite damage insurance claims and claims against sellers of termite damaged property. Cardillo's practice, Cardillo Law Firm, is based in Tampa.

Finebloom & Haenel, Tampa, announces that Stephen Higgins has been named a partner and the firm's name has been updated to Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins. Higgins has concentrated in the areas of criminal and DUI defense law since 2006 and has expanded his practice to include personal injury litigation. Higgins earned his juris doctorate and his MBA from Rutgers Law School and Rutgers Graduate School of Business.

Murray B. Silverstein has joined Greenberg Traurig PA, Tampa, as counsel in the firm's litigation practice group. Silverstein concentrates in the areas of complex business and real property litigation, administrative law and appeals. Silverstein recently served as an elected representative on the Florida Bar Board of Governors.

Adams and Reese LLP announces that the following attorneys have been named Florida Super Lawyers. St. Petersburg attorneys are: David Bernstein, real estate and Jim Dickson, construction/surety, construction litigation, environmental. Both are partners. Lynn Welter Sherman, a partner in the Tampa office, was recognized in the bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights category. The following attorneys have been named Florida Rising Stars: Quinn Henderson, a partner in the St. Petersburg office, was recognized in the business litigation and construction litigation categories. Tampa attorneys are: Tiffany DiIorio, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights and business litigation; Kimberly Madison, business/corporate; Eric Partlow, business litigation and Laura Whitmore, insurance coverage, appellate, civil litigation. DiIorio is of special counsel; Madison and Whitmore are associates and Partlow is a partner.

Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, announces that K. Tyler Hill has recently graduated from the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Tampa program. Hill is a shareholder in the real estate group. Attorney John L. Holcomb has been awarded the Hillsborough County Bar Association Trial and Litigation Section's Michael A. Fogarty "In the Trenches" Award. The award recognizes a civil trial lawyer who demonstrates excellence and integrity in civil trial advocacy and ongoing efforts and accomplishments in the representation of clients in the civil court system. Holcomb is a shareholder in the litigation practice group. Also, Holly L. Gershow has joined the firm as an associate in the litigation practice group. Gershow concentrates complex litigation matters in federal and state court at both the trial and appellate levels. Gershow was an associate at Irell & Manella in Los Angeles.

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements, July 1 06/30/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:31am]
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