Our Professionals

Susan C. Smith PhotoSusan C. Smith

Biographical Summary: Susan C. Smith was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1999, after graduating as Valedictorian from Stetson University, College of Law. She served as a Law Clerk for Justice Peggy A. Quince at the Florida Supreme Court before entering the private practice of law. She has extensive experience in administrative law, health care law, civil litigation and criminal law. Susan is also an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. more…

Geoffrey D. Smith PhotoGeoffrey D. Smith

Biographical Summary: Geoffrey D. Smith has over 28 years of attorney experience in the areas of health care law, environmental law, administrative law, general civil litigation, and corporate law. Prior to entering private law practice he served as a senior counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation, and was a founder of that Agency’s complex litigation team. He is an “AV” rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell. more…

Tim ElliotTimothy B. Elliott

Biographical Summary: Timothy B. Elliott has over 38 years of attorney experience in the areas of health care law, environmental law, complex civil litigation, business law, and banking. After engaging in private practice for over 20 years as a partner with Tallahassee’s Ausley Law firm, he then served as the Florida Agency for Health Care (AHCA) Certificate of Need (CON) Attorney and Senior Regulatory counsel 2004-2006. He is the author of several publications, recipient of two Florida Bar Certificates of Recognition for pro bono representation of death sentenced inmates, and has served on boards and committees including the Business & Finance Committee of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority. He is an “AV” rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell. more…

corrine_porcherCorinne T. Porcher

Biographical Summary:Corinne T. Porcher practices primarily in the areas of Health Care Law, Hospital and Facility Licensing, Administrative and Government Law, Professional Licensing and Disciplinary Proceedings. After graduating from Nova Southeastern University Law School, Corinne worked for the Florida Legislature for two years before entering private practice. She is an “AV” rated attorney with Martindale-Hubbell and was named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s Legal Elite for 2016 in the area of Government and Administrative Law. more…

jason_steele_newJason Steele

Biographical Summary: Jason Steele has joined our firm as Director of Government Affairs. Jason is a 35-year veteran of Florida politics and served in the Florida House of Representatives between 1980 and 1982. more…

Sabrina_Dieguez_newSabrina B. Dieguez

Biographical Summary: Sabrina B. Dieguez received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Florida. She attended law school at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. more…

stephen_burchStephen B. Burch

Biographical Summary: Stephen Burch had over a decade’s worth of experience as a software engineer before becoming an attorney. Stephen handles intellectual property litigation and enforcement matters as well as trademark and copyright registration issues. Stephen also practices in all areas of corporate law, including formations, drafting contracts, business litigation, and employment law (FLSA, FMLA, Title VII). more…