Bush Ross Welcomes Five New Associates

October 8, 2009

Bush Ross, P.A. is excited to welcome back five summer associates as attorneys; Loren Beer, Joseline Jean-Louis Hardrick, Christopher Hart, Sasha Lohn-McDermott and Jamie Weatherholt.

Ms. Beer and Ms. Hardrick have joined Bush Ross’ Community Associations Practice Group as associates.  Ms. Beer received her B.A. and J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida.  She currently serves as a member of the school’s Law Alumni Council and was recently appointed Order of the Coif. Ms. Hardrick received her B.A., cum laude, from Fordham University and her  J.D., cum laude, from Florida State University.  Before joining Bush Ross, she was a Certified Legal Intern at the State Attorney’s Office for Hillsborough County, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.  

Ms. Weatherholt received her B.S., summa cum laude, and her M.S. in accounting from the University of Florida.  She received her J.D., summa cum laude, also from the University of Florida and continued on at the University of Florida to obtain her LL.M. in taxation.   Ms. Weatherholt has joined the firm's Business,Tax and Corporate Finance Practice Group as an associate.  Her practice will concentrate primarily on federal and state taxation, corporate law and securities.

Mr. Hart received his B.A. from the University of Florida, and his J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University.  While in law school, he served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ralph C. Stoddard, Circuit Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, and also clerked at the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office.  As an associate in the firm's Health Care and Casualty Practice Groups, Mr. Hart’s practice will focus on civil defense litigation to include insurance defense, premises liability, personal injury and property damage.

Ms. Lohn-McDermott received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Florida State University and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Ronald Ficarrotta, Circuit Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.  Ms. Lohn-McDermott's practice as an associate within the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights Practice Group will focus on the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and trustees in Chapter11 reorganizations and Chapter 7 liquidations.