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Jones Foster Attorneys Reappointed to Florida Bar Committees

Several Jones Foster attorneys have been reappointed by Florida Bar President-elect Michael Tanner to serve on Florida Bar Standing Committees for the term beginning July 1, 2021. The attorneys will use their experience to further the committees’ goals and enhance the important work of The Florida Bar.

Shareholder Roberto M. Vargas and Of Counsel H. Adams Weaver have been reappointed to the Eminent Domain Committee. The scope and function of this committee is to study and keep informed of recent developments in the field of condemnation of private property for public use by governmental agencies or private companies who have the power of eminent domain.

Shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor will continue to serve on the Federal Court Practice Committee. The Committee acts as the Bar’s liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, and others interested in federal practice. It distributes to Bar members proposed changes to the federal rules, including local rules for federal courts in Florida, and publishes the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida’s Federal Courts.

Associate Brittany E. Cobb has been reappointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The mission of the committee is to increase diversity and inclusion in The Florida Bar so that the Bar will reflect the demographics of the state, develop opportunities for community involvement, and make leadership roles within the profession and The Florida Bar accessible to all attorneys, including those who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and persons with disabilities.

Associate Zachary M. Rothman has been reappointed to the Code & Rules of Evidence Committee and newly appointed to the Florida Probate Rules Committee. The scope and function of both committees are to carry out the mandate of Rule 2.140, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, concerning the proposal of new rules of procedure and changes to existing rules.

About Our Attorneys

Rob Vargas, Vice Chair of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, practices statewide in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business torts, real property litigation, and eminent domain. He advises property owners throughout Florida in all eminent domain-related proceedings and is admitted to practice before Florida state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels.

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H. Adams Weaver is a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group and has maintained a statewide practice in eminent domain and related land use litigation for over thirty-five years. In addition to his eminent domain and land use practice, Adams has successfully litigated numerous complex commercial and contested matters, and is responsible for one of the largest condemnation awards in the history of Florida in the amount of $110,000,000 and has been counsel of record in cutting edge cases impacting Florida Law.

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Joanne O’Connor is a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group and a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Business Litigation. She focuses her practice in complex commercial litigation including business torts, partnership and corporate disputes, non-compete agreements, civil RICO, real estate and land use litigation, and lawyer and law firm defense. Joanne is an experienced litigator who advocates for her clients in jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts and before private arbitration panels.

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Brittany Cobb is a member of the Corporate & Tax and Private Wealth practice groups. With an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and experience working for a national tax and business consultancy, Brittany advises clients on legal matters including corporate and individual tax planning.

Zack Rothman is a member of the Litigation and Private Wealth teams and represents clients in litigation involving estates, trusts, guardianships and fiduciary disputes, as well as commercial litigation matters. Zack also counsels personal representatives, trustees, court-appointed administrators, beneficiaries and creditors in all facets of probate, trust and guardianship administration.

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About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the Firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. The Firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit