SARASOTA, Fla. — Norman Vaughan-Birch, a member of the full-service law firm Kirk-Pinkerton, PA, has been re-nominated to serve on the advisory council for Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.
In this capacity, he will continue to serve as an ambassador for positive community relations through informed and targeted communication of Mote’s research and education programs, initiatives and events. Vaughan-Birch also serves on the research committee, a sub-committee of the Mote Marine Laboratory’s board of trustees.
Vaughan-Birch is certified as a civil mediator and an arbitrator by the Florida Supreme Court and Federal Court. A Canadian native, he moved to Florida in 1950 and began practicing law in Sarasota in 1969. Vaughan-Birch has been working at Kirk-Pinkerton for 49 years.
He has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1969 and was also a representative of the board of governors for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties of the Florida Bar. The board of governors establishes policies and procedures for The Florida Bar and its approximate 100,000 members.
Vaughan-Birch has authored and published articles for various legal journals and newsletters. He is a lecturer at Bar Association meetings and seminars. He has been an instructor and lecturer at various trial training seminars in Florida. Vaughan-Birch has been given an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, the highest peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
A Florida resident since 1950, he received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and earned his law degree from Stetson University College of Law.
Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 research organization that was founded in 1955. Based in Sarasota, Fla., with field stations in eastern Sarasota County and the Florida Keys, Mote scientists conduct research on the oceans surrounding all seven of the Earth’s continents. Mote is home to over 20 research programs that are dedicated to today’s research for tomorrow’s oceans, with an emphasis on world-class research relevant to the conservation and sustainability of our marine resources. Mote’s vision also includes positively impacting public policy through science-based outreach and education.
About Kirk-Pinkerton, PA
Kirk Pinkerton, P.A. has been serving Sarasota and Manatee counties with distinction since 1926, representing prominent clients and Sarasota pioneers like John Ringling. Since that time, the law firm has continued to provide clients with quality, results-driven legal services at the highest level. For more information, visit www.KirkPinkerton.com.