Tampa, Fla. – June 12, 2014 – Carlton Fields Jorden Burt is pleased to announce that Shareholder Fentrice Driskell was elected president of the George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) for a one-year term. As president, Driskell will be responsible for setting the strategic vision of the organization, which has more than 100 members, a 10-member board, and 10 standing committees.
GEBA is a voluntary bar association in Hillsborough County that was established in 1982. It is dedicated to the advancement of African Americans in the legal profession.
Driskell also was awarded GEBA’s President’s Award during the association’s annual scholarship banquet held on April 28, 2014. This award is given to a bar member who has gone above and beyond to carry out the association’s mission, and who aids the president in leading the organization.
Driskell has been involved with GEBA for eight years and has served on committees and at the board level. She is also involved in a number of other organizations including Tampa Crossroads, Inc. (board of directors), Hillsborough County Bar Association (member), The Florida Bar (executive committee, Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion), and the American Bar Association (member).
At Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, she has significant experience representing banks and other financial institutions in commercial business litigation and bankruptcy matters. She also counsels clients on consumer finance litigation, including claims related to the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Credit Billing Act, and Truth in Lending Act. She handles commercial and contested foreclosures, and works with clients to enforce creditors’ remedies, including in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.
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