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Five New RumbergerKirk Associates Are Sworn In

Five New RumbergerKirk Associates Are Sworn In

RumbergerKirk is pleased to congratulate Phoenix Barker, Kaitlyn Chomin, Craig Kiernan, Grace Kobitter and Phoebe Thomas who each passed the Florida Bar exam and recently were sworn in.

Phoenix Barker and Phoebe Thomas will be working in RumbergerKirk’s Miami office. Phoenix graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and participated in the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2019. She was sworn in by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Barbara Areces and will be working in the area of insurance coverage.

Phoebe Thomas also graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and will be practicing in the area of casualty litigation. She was sworn in by Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge William Altfield. Judge Altfield, who lives down the block from where Phoebe grew up, graciously agreed to administer the oath in his back yard. Phoebe was sworn in with her father standing next to her.

Top left: Phoenix Barker sworn in by Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge Barbara Areces Top right: Phoebe Thomas sworn in by Miami Dade Circuit Court Judge William Altfield Bottom: Miami attorneys Melissa Softness, Michael Holt, Phoebe Thomas, Gigi Cordova and Scott Sarason

Kaitlyn Chomin is working in the Orlando office in the practice area of casualty defense. She graduated from Samford University Cumberland School of Law and was sworn in by Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Margaret Schreiber.

Left: Kaitlyn Chomin sworn in by Judicial Circuit Judge Margaret Schreiber Right: Orlando partner LaShawnda Jackason with Kaitlyn Chomin

Craig Kiernan and Grace Kobitter join the Tampa office of RumbergerKirk. Craig graduated from University of Michigan Law School in 2018 and practices in casualty, trucking and insurance coverage litigation. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2019 and was sworn into the Florida Bar last month by Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Steve Berlin.

Grace Kobitter graduated from Stetson University College of Law and participated in the firm’s Summer Associate Program in 2019. She was sworn in by Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Steve Berlin and will focus her practice in the are of  casualty litigation.

Top left: Craig Kiernan with Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Steve Berlin; Top left: Grace Kobitter with Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Steve Berlin; Bottom: Rebecca Arends, Blake Bonsack, Tampa office Manager Amy Crawford-Hale, Dick Caldwell, Craig Kiernan, Judge Berlin, Grace Kobitter, Carie Hall, Meredith Fee, Joleen East and Rob Blank.