Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Announces New Officers and Board of Directors

The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association has announced the outcome of its annual election of Board Members and President-Elect Designate. The Eighth Judicial Circuit consists of Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union Counties in North Central Florida.


The following are the 2020-2021 EJCBA Officers and Directors:

President: Philip Kabler, Esq.
President-Elect: Evan Gardiner, Esq.
President-Elect Designate: Robert Folsom, Esq.
Past President: Cherie Fine, Esq.
Treasurer: Sharon Sperling, Esq.
Secretary: Dominique Lochridge-Gonzales, Esq.


Board of Directors:

Jan Bendik, Esq. Abby Ivey, Esq.
Mikel Bradley, Esq. Frank Maloney, Esq.
Ray Brady, Esq. James McCarty, Jr., Esq.
Magistrate Jodi Cason George Nelson, Esq
A. Derek Folds, Esq. Peg O’Connor, Esq.
Norm Fugate, Esq. Lauren Richardson, Esq.
Dean Galigani, Esq. Scott Schmidt, Esq.
Alexis Giannasoli, Esq. Dawn Vallejos-Nichols, Esq.
John “Eric” Hope, Esq.


The new Officers and Board of Directors were sworn in remotely on June 4, 2020 by Eighth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge James P. Nilon. The EJCBA will hold a ceremonial swearing-in at its Annual Dinner and “Welcome Back” currently scheduled for the evening of September 10, 2020 at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention.

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