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12/9/13 11:46AM
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Pennington Law Firm Continues to Grow

Full-service law firm, Pennington, P.A. announces the addition of Partner Stacy Estes Yates, Partner Robert A. “Gus” Harper III, Special Consultant Jim DeBeaugrine, and General Litigation Associates Monica Hernandez and Matt Bryant to the firm’s Tallahassee and Tampa Office.

Tallahassee – Full-service law firm, Pennington, P.A. is happy to announce the addition of Partner Stacy Estes Yates, Partner Robert A. “Gus” Harper III, Special Consultant Jim DeBeaugrine, and General Litigation Associates Monica Hernandez and Matt Bryant to the firm’s already impressive list of attorneys and legal consultants.  “We are always looking for opportunities to expand our practice areas and to bring on top-notch attorneys and consultants. Fortunately, we’ve accomplished both goals with the addition of these professionals and they will help us build upon our legacy of excellent legal service,” states Pennington P.A. President Breck Brannen.  The firm adds new practice areas, Criminal and Civil Fraud Defense and Divorce/Family Law, with the addition of attorney Harper.

New Hires:

Stacy Estes Yates, Partner - Yates works in our Tampa office and focuses her practice on general civil litigation, insurance defense litigation, physician and pharmacist professional liability defense, healthcare compliance, and criminal defense. Yates has tried over 30 jury and non-jury trials. She graduated with honors from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Robert A. “Gus” Harper III, Partner - Harper’s experience encompasses a broad spectrum of  legal practices, including criminal and civil fraud defense, family, personal injury, corporate, appellate law, and commercial litigation. He was recently recognized by the national Best Lawyers in America publication as “Tallahassee's 2014 Lawyer of the Year” for non-white collar criminal defense. Harper has also been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America,” “Florida’s Super Lawyers,” and as a “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Harper also studied at the University of Montpellier in Montpellier, France.

Jim DeBeaugrine, Special Consultant -  DeBeaugrine specializes in appropriations, disability and aging issues, health and long term care, Medicaid, and criminal and civil justice. He served as House staff for 19 years including 10 as the Staff Director of the House Justice Appropriations Committee. He also served for 8 years as an analyst with the House Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee. Over the last two years DeBeaugrine managed his own consulting firm, RFJ Governmental Consultants.  DeBeaugrine is a valuable addition to Pennington’s State Government Affairs practice.

Monica Elissa Hernandez, General Litigation Associate – (Tampa Office)

Matt Bryant, General Litigation Associate –(Tallahassee Office)

Pennington. P.A. Overview:

With offices in Tallahassee and Tampa, Pennington, P.A. is a full service law firm that provides top notch legal and consulting services to a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, governmental entities, not for profit entities, and individuals.

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