I have been a member of The Florida Bar since 1996. For my entire career, I have been a small firm lawyer in Sarasota, practicing at the same firm. I am a working lawyers’ lawyer; I know what Florida lawyers experience, as I have been the managing partner at my firm since 2002. I understand the daily challenges of generating business, paying the bills, keeping overhead down, and keeping the lights on. Like many of you, I have a family with young kids, and understand the pressures and stresses of our profession. But there is always time for the most important part of my life – my wife, Tia, my daughter Ayla, and my son Arie.