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New Executive Leadership Steps Up to Protect Citizens’ Civil Justice Accountability Rights
PALM BEACH – As Lake H. “Trey” Lytal, III came of age, his father Lake Lytal, Jr. was rising in the ranks of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (now the Florida Justice Association) and eventually became president of the group in 1994. After graduating from Florida State University and receiving his law degree from Stetson University, Trey Lytal became an attorney. He is managing partner with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath in West Palm Beach.

During a ceremony at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach at FJA’s Annual Convention, 47-year-old Trey Lytal became president of the Florida Justice Association – sworn in by his father. FJA President Lytal noted how he appreciates the trust FJA’s members have placed in him. He also noted the importance the 2018 election will be to FJA’s mission to protect citizens’ civil justice accountability rights.

“When you grow up understanding how important this organization is for our clients and our law practices you will never take it for granted. Being the first son of a Past President is truly an honor,” FJA President Lytal said “We protect cornerstone American rights and support Republicans and Democrats who support our mission. We must elect leaders who will uphold citizens’ rights under U.S. Constitution’s 7th Amendment right to jury trial and the Florida Constitution’s rights to access to the courts and right to a jury trial.”

Lytal succeeds Tampa’s Dale Swope, of Swope/Rodante, P.A., as president of the organization. Other FJA officers elected for the 2018-19 term include:

• President-Elect: Leslie M. Kroeger is a partner with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC in Palm Beach Gardens. Kroeger is co-chair of the firm’s Complex Tort Litigation Practice Group. She has served as assistant public defender for Brevard County and as assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade County;
• Treasurer: Eric Romano is a partner with the Romano Law Group in West Palm Beach. He is among the top trial lawyers in America and is also a former prosecutor with the state attorney’s office in Palm Beach County. With expertise in both arenas, Romano frequently lectures on criminal and civil trial practice; and
• Secretary: Tiffany Faddis is an attorney with Dan Newlin & Partners in Orlando. She has been a leader in Central Florida’s legal community and has served as president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida and as president of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association.

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For Immediate Release: June 22, 2018
Contact: Ryan Banfill, (850) 521-1047

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