Education and Licenses:
• Admitted to The Florida Bar since 1997• Juris Doctor, With Honors (1996) – The College of Law, University of Florida (UF)• Master of Science in Accounting (1996) – The Graduate School, UF• Bachelor of Science in Accounting, With Honors (1992) – The Fisher School of Accounting, UF• Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Florida since 1997
The Bain Law Firm P.L., Naples, Florida (March 2004 - Present)Principal and founder of the firm, which maintains a civil trial, business litigation and transaction practice, emphasizing representation in business, commercial, real estate, probate and trust disputes in all phases, including pre-suit negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, trials and appeals.
Board Certified Specialist in Business Litigation Law by The Florida Bar
AV Preeminent Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Naples, Florida (March 1997 - March 2004)Senior Litigation Associate – Initially assigned to both business clients and litigation departments and handled drafting of agreements and documents concerning various business transactions and entity selection, formation and corporate maintenance issues; and handled representation of individuals and businesses in the defense and prosecution of various types of civil claims in all phases of litigation and dispute resolution proceedings.
Selected Professional, Civic & Community Involvement:
• Michael R. N. McDonnell Chapter, American Inns of Court (Chapter President, 2014 – 2015)• Executive Council, Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar (2012 – 2015)• American Cancer Society, Collier County Unit (Chair, 2010 – 2011)• Drug Free Collier (Treasurer, 2010 – 2012) • Florida Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (2008 - 2012) • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (July 2004 - July 2008)• Florida Twentieth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (July 2001 - July 2004)• The Florida Bar Committee on Relations with CPAs (Chair, 2003 – 2004)• Organizer, Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and CPAs (2002 – 2011)• American Academy of Attorney-CPAs (Member, Director, 1999 – present)