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Donovan and Schwinghamer Sworn in as Directors of the Collier County Bar Association

June 15, 2018

The law firm of Roetzel & Andress LPA is pleased to announce that on Friday, June 8, 2018, two of its Naples office shareholders were sworn in as members of the Collier County Bar Association’s (CCBA) Board of Directors.

Chris Donovan and Jamie Schwinghamer, both long-tenured and active members of the CCBA, were chosen by their CCBA peers for their membership on the Board during an election held earlier this year. Both will serve on the CCBA Board through 2020.

“Chris and Jamie are not only dedicated members of the Roetzel team, but also devote much of their time to local legal and community organizations,” said Marc Huling, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Naples office and a past president of the CCBA. “Their willingness to help lead these organizations demonstrates their dedication to maintaining the skills and professionalism of our local legal community, and I congratulate them both on their new roles with the Collier County Bar Association.”

Mr. Donovan is one of only three attorneys in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte County to have the honor of being Board Certified in Appellate Practice by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He focuses his practice on appellate and original-jurisdiction proceedings in both state and federal court. Chris also provides litigation-support services, such as preserving the record, drafting jury instructions, and writing dispositive motions. With over 13 years of appellate experience, Chris has handled over 150 different appellate matters involving a broad range of legal areas, including commercial, real estate, admiralty, employment, probate, family, constitutional, and administrative law. He also represents a wide range of industries, including local governments, businesses, developers, banks, and community associations.

Ms. Schwinghamer concentrates her practice in the areas of estate, trust, guardianship and complex commercial litigation. She counsels her clients on a variety of matters including, but not limited to: will and trust contests, disputed estate and trust administrations, trust modification, revocation and termination, surcharge and removal proceedings, elder guardianships, guardianship advocacy, guardianship litigation, business contracts, shareholder and partnership disputes and appeals. Ms. Schwinghamer regularly represents individual and institutional trustees, personal representatives, guardians and business owners.