New Officers Sworn In at 2017 FJA Annual Convention
Tallahassee, Florida – Tampa attorney Dale Swope last week became the 58th president of the Florida Justice Association. Swope took the leadership reins of the organization at the Florida Justice Association’s 2017 Annual Conference in St. Pete Beach.
“I’m honored my colleagues have placed their trust in me to lead the Florida Justice Association at this consequential time for civil justice in our state and country,” said Swope after being sworn into office. “We are the trusted advocates every day Floridians turn to when they seek justice after they are hurt by rich and powerful insurance companies and corporations. We will continue our work from the courthouse to the statehouse to protect access to justice for all.”
Swope, 63, is the managing partner of Swope, Rodante P.A. He succeeds Tallahassee attorney James “Jimmy” Gustafson, a shareholder with Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley P.A., as president for a one-year term.
Other FJA members elected to serve on the FJA Leadership Team are:
- Lake H. “Trey” Lytal, III, of West Palm Beach, who will serve as President-elect. He practices law with the firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath;
- Leslie Mitchell Kroeger, of Palm Beach Gardens, who will serve as Treasurer. She is a Partner with the law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC; and
- Eric Romano, of Lake Worth, who will serve as Secretary. He is a Partner with the Romano Law Group.
The Florida Justice Association is the only statewide professional association dedicated to trial attorneys and their clients in the entire state, representing thousands of individual members and providing a voice on behalf of countless patients and consumers inside the Florida Legislature. The Florida Justice Association passionately believes that all Floridians benefit when deserving individuals have a fair chance to seek justice in our state’s courts and that Florida’s consumers are made safer when large corporations and industries are held to a high ethical standard and accept fair responsibility for their actions.