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Fall 2013
d&G Lawyer News

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  • In The News
  • McNamara Re-Appointed to Executive Committee of Prevent Blindness Florida
    Patrick J. McNamara has been re-appointed to the Executive Committee of Prevent Blindness Florida, a non-profit organization that promotes healthy vision through advocacy, education, screening and research.

    Pat has practiced with de la Parte & Gilbert since 1987 and is the firm’s Vice Managing Shareholder. He practices in the fields of commercial, civil and personal injury litigation, health law, construction law and appeals. Pat can be reached at

    Serving the Community
    Kristin Morris, an associate attorney at de la Parte & Gilbert, along with her husband, Blake, will serve as Merge Youth Group Leaders for High School Sophomores for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year at their church, Hyde Park United Methodist.

    Merge is a group designed to provide high school students a safe place to get together to discuss issues they may be facing, create friendships, perform community service, discuss their faith and have fun. Kristin is very excited at this opportunity to serve her community and guide these students on their path to adulthood. Kristin can be reached at

    Arenas-Battles Presents Case Law Update
    Vivian Arenas-Battles recently gave a Case Law Update regarding eminent domain and other land use issues at a general meeting of the Association of Eminent Domain Professionals. AEDP is an organization of professionals in a variety of disciplines specializing in the field of eminent domain.

    Vivian, a Shareholder at de la Parte & Gilbert, focuses her practice in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, environmental and eminent domain issues.

    Click here to view AEDP Handout.

    d&G Shareholder Appointed to Appellate Court Rules Committee
    David Caldevilla has been appointed to serve as Secretary of The Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee. The Appellate Court Rules Committee is a standing committee of The Florida Bar. The Committee is responsible for proposing new rules of appellate procedure and amendments to existing rules for consideration and adoption by the Florida Supreme Court. David is a Board Certified Appellate Lawyer and a Shareholder at de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A.

    Mr. Caldevilla has practiced with de la Parte & Gilbert since 1989. In addition to his appellate cases, he also focuses his practice on administrative, civil litigation, environmental, eminent domain and government cases. David can be reached at

    Nowak Appointed to Wheels of Success Board of Directors
    Eric D. Nowak has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Wheels of Success. Wheels of Success is a local non-profit organization that provides personal transportation solutions by partnering with the Tampa Bay community in a circle of support to keep people working and sustain their independence.

    Eric joined the firm in 2009 and he practices primarily in general civil litigation. Eric can be reached at

    d&G Lawyers Selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2014
    Several of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. attorneys: Richard A. Gilbert, Edward P. de la Parte, David Caldevilla and Vivian Arenas-Battles have been named in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

    Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas and, because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

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