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Rhonda Boggess Obtains Board Certification in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Rhonda Boggess Obtains Board Certification in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Taylor Day is pleased to announce, effective June 1, 2019, Rhonda Boggess will officially be Board Certified in Appellate Practice by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Board Certifications are The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in 27 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. This distinction recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency as well as professionalism and ethics in practice. Only 7% of eligible Florida Bar members, approximately 5,000 lawyers, are board certified. The entire firm extends its congratulations to Rhonda on her remarkable achievement.

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Spotlight Feature: Get To Know Our Newest Partner

Spotlight Feature: Get To Know Our Newest Partner

Yesterday, Taylor Day proudly announced our newest Partner, Nikki Poole. She is today’s spotlight focus. When Nikki’s not practicing law, this wife and mother of two enjoys spending time with her family outdoors. Read on to learn more about Taylor Day’s newest, and first, female partner. What led you to a legal career? As a child and young adult, I always liked to read and write and enjoyed school so I thought I would take a stab at law school. Fast forward 20 years and here I am. What has been your most interesting or memorable case and why? Cases under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act and the Longshore Act can be pretty interesting. However, in my first couple of years practicing, Bo and I handled a case under the Longshore Act that arose out of September 11. It was factually interesting and also provided me with a quick opportunity to learn numerous tasks from the stage of discovery all the way through an appeal. What are one or two things about you that most people don’t know? Most people already know this but I am a huge pop culture and music junkie and I love karaoke. Most people do not know that I spent time each week pricing and ordering food and planning menus for the Blessings in a Backpack program (through my church).

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Taylor Day Names New Partner

Taylor Day Names New Partner

Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd is pleased to announce Tara Nicole “Nikki” Poole has been named as the firm’s newest partner. Nikki has been an associate with the firm since she was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002. In almost two decades of service at the firm, she has become an important part of the team and history of the firm. Nikki will continue her practice of litigation and defense of claims filed under the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Congratulations!

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2019 OneJax Humanitarian Awards

2019 OneJax Humanitarian Awards

Julia “JuJu” Taylor, wife of founding member John Taylor, was one of the honorees of last night’s 2019 OneJax Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner, which honors individuals who have made a significant humanitarian contribution to their communities. In addition to being a sponsor, several of our attorneys were on hand to show their support, including John Osgathorpe, David Gagnon, Bo Boyd, Marsa Beck, Victoria Armstrong, Ryan Reese and Ryan Treulieb.

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Attorney Ryan Treulieb Participates in Citizenship Day

Attorney Ryan Treulieb Participates in Citizenship Day

This past weekend Attorney Ryan Treulieb participated in Citizenship Day, a community event that assists families applying for U.S. Citizenship. This annual event is organized by Florida Coastal School of Law, of which Ryan is an alumnus. Over a hundred people showed up to the event, with 40 different attorneys from various law firms, as well as some of the Florida Coastal law student participating. His wife Natalia, who immigrated from Brazil three years ago, also joined him to aid those needing a Spanish or Portuguese translator. Though the event is over, Ryan will continue helping the family pro bono through the rest of the process until they become U.S. citizens.

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Taylor Day Sponsors 6th Annual Run With A Mission

Taylor Day Sponsors 6th Annual Run With A Mission

Taylor Day is proud to be one of the sponsors for the 6th Annual FSM Run With A Mission. This event supports Faithful Servant Missions in providing for the needs of children in Costa Rica. Attorneys David Gagnon (and kids), Bo Boyd, Victoria Armstrong and Paralegal Clarissa Langford also participated in the Run. For more information on FSM, please visit www.fsm4u.org.

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Spotlight: Get to know Shareholder John Osgathorpe

Spotlight: Get to know Shareholder John Osgathorpe

In addition to serving as a Managing Partner, Shareholder John Osgathorpe also serves as Treasurer on ALFA International‘s Board of Directors, as Chair for the Business v. Business Subcommittee and on the Program Planning Committee for ALFA’s Business Litigation Practice Group. Selected as this month’s Featured Member, learn more about John, his career highlights and his interests outside the law. In his day-to-day legal practice, John represents companies and business owners in a broad variety of business and commercial disputes as well as torts litigation. The disputes range from straightforward contract or slip-and-fall litigation to complex fiduciary duty battles over private companies and catastrophic injury and death claims. John also assists clients in reasoning through their business relationships and action to place them in the strongest position available if litigation arises. Taylor Day’s cooperative cultural means John frequently assists other attorneys in the firm in matters as diverse as multi-party construction defects litigation, to associated accident claims, to claims arising under the longshore act. Interesting Career Highlight Interesting is, of course, relative, yet torts cases with “fun facts” from early in John’s legal career standout. A particularly memorable case involved a private label food supplier being sued when a customer bit into desiccated mouse in jar of freeze-dried peanuts (visualize furry Baby-Ruth candy bar minus one bite). In another case a big box retailer was sued when a cottonmouth snake bit a customer. The plaintiff was hospitalized for over 30 days and lost part of an appendage, but John’s team […]

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Board Certified in Construction Law, Shareholder Chris Muller Helps Others Obtain the Distinction

Board Certified in Construction Law, Shareholder Chris Muller Helps Others Obtain the Distinction

A distinction that is unique to less than 400 attorneys in the state, and one held by shareholders, Christopher Mueller and Reed Grimm, Board Certification is The Florida Bar’s highest level of evaluation of an attorney’s competency and experience. The Florida Bar’s certification program is consistently recognized as a national leader among other state programs. This morning, Chris, whom last year was appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry to the Construction Trades Qualifying Board, taught a review course in Construction Insurance to attorneys seeking to obtain their Florida Bar board certification. This is Chris’ second year instructing the course.

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Taylor Day Welcomes Mayoral Candidate Anna Lopez Brosche

Taylor Day Welcomes Mayoral Candidate Anna Lopez Brosche

On Monday, March 4th, founding member John Taylor stopped by with Jacksonville City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate, Anna Brosche for a firm meet-and-greet. In 2015, Ms. Brosche was elected to the Jacksonville City Council, At-Large Group 1, and became the first Asian-American council member in Jacksonville and the first Filipino-American City Council Member in the state of Florida. In 2017, she was elected by her peers to serve a 1-year term as the President of the City Council, where she championed open government, Jacksonville’s civil rights history, and inclusiveness. On March 19th, she will face off against incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry. Learn more about Anna and her campaign by following her on Twitter at @AnnaBrosche.

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Taylor Day Gears Up For 2019 JBA Young Lawyers Section Chili Cook-Off

Since 2009, the YLS has hosted a Charity Chili Cook-Off to bring the legal community together. Join us tomorrow, February 16th, from 11:00 – 1:00 at the Riverside Arts Market (located at 715 Riverside Ave, under the I-95 overpass), for an afternoon of live music and delicious competition. This year, the Taylor Day team, “Taco ’bout Good Chili,” will be lead by Attorney, Ryan Reese, who is hard at work prepping his family’s award-winning recipe.  We will be located in booth 18.  ALL proceeds will benefit BEST BUDDIES, so be sure to come out to vote for your favorite chili and support a great cause!

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