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Conroy Simberg Welcomes Catherine Blackshear to its Medical Malpractice Division

Posted in Newsletters - 2019 on January 15, 2019

Conroy Simberg is pleased to announce the addition of Catherine S. Blackshear to its Medical Malpractice Division. She will be based in the firm’s Hollywood office.  

Catherine S. Blackshear primarily focuses on medical malpractice, medical device, and nursing home litigation. Before joining the firm, she represented clients in civil litigation in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury throughout the State of Florida. Catherine is also a former prosecutor for the State of Florida. Catherine has extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Catherine has been a Registered Nurse for 24 years, where she primarily practiced in the hospital setting as a Critical Care and Emergency Department Registered Nurse. Catherine has served in roles such as Patient Safety, Risk Management, Chief Nursing Officer, and as a Clinical Liaison in the medical device in industry. Catherine earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University.  

 

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Conroy Simberg Announces Five New Partners

Posted in News Coverage, Newsletters, Newsletters - 2019 on January 14, 2019

Sarah Finney Kjellin, a partner in the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia offices, focuses her practice on the defense of insureds in varying types of liability matters, including construction defect, automobile and trucking litigation, and general liability and casualty throughout Georgia and Florida.    Sarah is a member of the Georgia and Florida state bars, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia and the Northern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Sarah previously served as a member of the Georgia Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors and as Chair of its Leadership Academy. Sarah is an active member of the Thomasville and Tallahassee Bar Associations.    

Miles A. McGrane, IV, a partner in our Hollywood office, dedicates his practice to representing clients in premises liability, general liability and casualty, automobile litigation, products liability, intentional torts, first party property and coverage, and insurance coverage matters. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.   Active in The Florida Bar, Miles currently serves as Vice Chair of Florida Bar Grievance Committee 17 D.  He is also a Fellow of The Florida Bar Foundation. Previously, he was an elected member of the Board of Governors for the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, Vice Chair of the Federal Courts Practice Committee, a member of the Standing Committee on Professionalism and the Civil Procedure Rules Committee. Miles is also a member of the Broward and Palm Beach County Bar Associations.     

Joshua E. Nathanson is a partner in the firm’s Hollywood office and concentrates his practice in a variety of liability matters including automobile litigation, general liability and casualty, trucking litigation, premises liability, and intentional torts. Before joining the firm, Joshua worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, where he was a Felony Trial Unit Supervisor.

Nicole E. Roero, a partner in Conroy Simberg’s West Palm Beach office, represents employers, carriers, TPAs, uninsured employers, PEOs and self-insured funds. She also has experience handling heart and lung claims, catastrophic claims, traumatic brain injuries, occupational diseases, and infectious diseases claims. Nicole is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts.    

Christopher E. Varner, a partner in our Pensacola office, is a member of the general liability and workers’ compensation practices. An accomplished trial attorney, he has represented clients in more than 1,000 cases in a wide range of litigation matters including workers' compensation, longshore and harbor workers’ compensation, general civil liability, tort liability, construction law, criminal defense, labor/employment law, landlord/tenant, civil rights, and contracts.   In addition to trying federal cases in the Northern District as well as state court cases in Florida, Chris has appeared before administrative agencies throughout the state including Judge of Compensation Claims, Federal Administrative Law Judges, Public Employee Relations Commission, DMV Bureau of Driver Improvement, and Florida Commission on Human Relations.

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