Brittany Maxey of Maxey Law Offices to lead Florida’s largest organization for female attorneys
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2013) — Brittany Maxey, owner and patent attorney of St. Petersburg-based Maxey Law Offices, has been elected 2013-2014 President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). There have been only six attorneys from the Tampa Bay area to hold this position in the organization’s 62-year history, the most recent having served more than 10 years ago.
FAWL, the largest organization for female attorneys in the state, has approximately 3,000 members in 30 chapters across Florida. The organization seeks to uphold the highest standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, promote reform in law, and facilitate administration of justice.
As president, Maxey will preside over all meetings of the FAWL, create necessary committees and appoint members to serve in chair positions. In addition, her presidency grants her a liaison seat with The Florida Bar Board of Governors.
“I’m honored to serve as FAWL’s president,” Maxey said. “My primary goals are to increase our membership and to establish collaborative engagement among the leadership of our local chapters throughout the state.”
Maxey has been a member of FAWL for six years and served the association’s president-elect for the 2012-2013 term. She also played an instrumental role in revitalizing and serving as president for the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL), after it spent years in dormancy.
The FAWL Board of Directors voted to approve Maxey as president in March 2013. She was installed into office during FAWL’s Annual Meeting in late June at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Fla. Her presidential term is from July 2013 through June 2014.
Maxey is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a field in which less than 1 percent of all attorneys are designated and of that group, less than one-fifth are female. She was voted to the 2013 Super Lawyers List, published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines. She is also a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2013 Businesswoman of the Year Award.
About Maxey Law Offices
Maxey Law Offices provides patent, trademark and copyright law assistance to clients in throughout the United States and abroad. The firm focuses exclusively in the protection of intellectual property. Maxey Law Offices has been a trusted law firm since 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.maxeyiplaw.com/.