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Bertha Burruezo
Managing Shareholder
Burruezo & Burruezo, PLLC

After practicing insurance-defense law for several years, Burruezo began focusing her practice in the area of workplace law. She served as an Associate with the Orlando Office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP, a national law firm representing management exclusively in labor, employment, immigration and benefits law and related litigation. In 2006, after gaining experience in various areas of labor and employment law, Burruezo opened her own law firm to focus primarily on the representation of small businesses and employees. She has owned and operated her own small businesses, and understands the challenges that business people encounter with a unique ability to creatively resolve issues in a thoughtful and collaborative way.

Carlos Burruezo
Shareholder
Burruezo & Burruezo, PLLC

Carlos J. Burruezo has focused most of his legal career on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters and has particular expertise with employment discrimination and retaliation litigation; employment policies and procedures; wage-and-hour litigation; and, supervisory training.  An experienced trial lawyer, Burruezo has tried a variety of claims under federal and state law, including race, age, disability, religion and gender discrimination; sexual harassment; retaliation; Title VII; The Americans with Disabilities Act; and, The Family and Medical Leave Act. 

Burruezo has participated in proceedings before federal and state administrative agencies, federal and state trial courts and federal and state appellate courts. He also represents clients in mediations and arbitrations, and assists others in resolving their disputes when serving as a mediator and arbitrator. Additionally, he has extensive experience conducting management and other preventive training on workplace legal issues for clients in the retail, hospitality, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Robert Eckard
Managing Partner
The Law Office of Robert Eckard and Associates, P.A.
Robert Eckard is the founding partner in this defense oriented firm. The firm was established in 2000 after Mr. Eckard went into private practice after leaving the State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. He has tried over 35 jury trials and over 100 bench trials. In 2000 he became Of Counsel to the AV rated law firm of Florin Roebig, P.A. where he handled employment litigation cases.

Eckard’s past and present clients include a commercial airline, commercial trucking company, professional athletes, financial services company, restaurants, private equity lenders, real estate development companies, sports memorabilia company, health/fitness clubs, marketing agency, telemarketing companies (both national and international), national fire and water restoration company, insurance company and insurance agents, churches, agricultural business’ and an entertainment service company. He also represents clients against the Florida Office of the Attorney General in civil litigation under the economic crimes department against the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Federal Trade Commission regarding telemarketing violations.

Lucas Fleming
Owner, President
The Fleming Law Group, P.A.
Lucas Fleming has practiced criminal defense for over twenty years in the Tampa Bay area. His firm has successfully implemented systems designed to leverage its staff and resources to serve its clients. In particular, he has a system of benchmarking cases to determine how his firm will market. This process allows his staff to know their value to the firm and where they need to allocate their time to remain profitable.

The focus of Fleming’s practice is helping clients with addictions and mental disorders find treatment instead of incarceration. He is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and currently serves on its Alumni Advisory Council. He is a member of the St. Petersburg Bar and serves on the St. Petersburg Bar Executive Committee. He also chairs its Solo and Small Firm section. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Jenay Iurato
Managing Member
Iurato Law Firm, PL
Jenay Iurato is a managing member of Iurato Law Firm, PL, practicing in civil and commercial litigation, contracts, corporate law, labor and employment, and health law. With her extensive boutique and large law firm experience, Iurato has earned widespread recognition representing individual and corporate clients in a variety of civil, complex commercial, business torts, employment, restrictive covenants (non-competes), health law and other litigation matters. Iurato’s health law practice includes representing physicians and healthcare providers/entities in contractual disputes, reimbursement, regulatory matters, fraud and abuse, audit defense, Stark, HIPAA, and other healthcare matters. Iurato Law Firm, PL also assists its healthcare clients in a wide range of corporate transactions.

Kevin Iurato
Managing Member
Iurato Law Firm, PL
Kevin Iurato is a managing member of Iurato law Firm, PL, and focuses his practice in the areas of business transactions and contracts, business law, employment law and marketing and advertising law, and also focuses on providing general counsel services for his clients. Iurato’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, reorganizations, entity formation and negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements, including purchase/sale agreements, employment, separation and consulting agreements, noncompetition agreements, confidentiality agreements, shareholder agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, stock option agreements, software license agreements, staffing agreements, leases, sponsorship agreements, website terms of use, terms and conditions of sale, franchise agreements, and various other agreements, and counseling clients on general corporate issues. While his practice focuses primarily on business transactions, with significant experience as both outside counsel and high level in-house counsel, Iurato has general legal experience and practical business experience handling, overseeing and advising on a large variety of legal issues that companies are faced with on a daily basis, including litigation, regulatory matters and employee relations.

Caroline Levine
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General Civil Litigation Bureau
Caroline Johnson Levine is an appointed member and the incoming Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s Professionalism Committee and is the Chair of the Publicity and Communications subcommittee. She is also an appointed member of the Florida Bar’s Senior Lawyers Committee.

She is employed as an Adjunct Professor at the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and teaches Florida Constitutional Law. She is also employed as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General Civil Litigation Bureau. She defends State Agencies, statutes, and employees against plaintiff’s lawsuits. She previously prosecuted criminal cases as an Assistant State Attorney for 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University and her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University.

Joelle Schutlz
Associate
The Law Office of Robert Eckard and Associates, P.A.

Schultz is a native of Michigan, began her legal career in 2007 at the Law Office of Fred Tromberg in Jacksonville, Florida, concentrating in business and civil litigation. Subsequent to her time at the Law Office of Fred Tromberg, she became General Counsel for a group of automobile dealerships. During her time as General Counsel she practiced complex commercial and business litigation (with most cases involving receiverships) civil litigation, administrative law, employment law, and appellate law. During her time as General Counsel, Schultz experience in floor plan financing, retail financing and leasing, and franchising continued to grow. After completing her duies as General Counsel, she joined the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A. At the firm, Schultz concentrates in complex commercial and business litigation. In addition, she represents and/or represented health insurance companies, private jet owners, art and foreign money collectors, restaurants and bar owners, and many other individuals and businesses.

Nancy Stuparich
Risk Manager
Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Nancy Stuparich is the Risk Manager at Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Oviedo, Florida (“FLMIC”). FLMIC was created by The Florida Bar in the late 1980s to provide a perpetual source of professional liability insurance to Florida attorneys. FLMIC and is now a mutual company wholly owned by its insureds who are Florida attorneys. Prior to joining FLMIC, Stuparich provided legal counsel to both public and private entities as well as to individuals. She was formerly the DeSoto County Attorney, an Escambia County Assistant County Attorney, an assistant General Counsel for the Florida League of Cities, the Second District Court of Appeal and the 10th Judicial Circuit. In the private sector she has worked for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, a mid-size and a small private law firm. Ms. Stuparich earned a JD from the University of Florida, as well as an MPA and MSP from Florida State University, and an LLM in International Taxation from St. Thomas University.

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