ARNOLD D. LEVINE
Practice Areas: Complex Civil Litigation; Matrimonial Law; Criminal Defense
Education: University of Miami, J.D., cum laude, 1960, New York University, B.S., 1953
Admitted: 1960, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; 1966, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships: The Hillsborough County Bar Association; The Florida Bar (Member, Criminal Law Section); The American Bar Association (Member, Criminal Law Section).
Military: U.S. Army
Born: Brooklyn, New York, December 12, 1931
Biography: Member, University of Miami Law Review, 1959-1960. Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1962-1965. Lecturer, Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education, 1965, 1993. Listed in: Florida Network of Leading American Attorneys and Florida Law and Leading Attorneys. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Levine as federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office in Tampa prosecuted high profile cases involving public corruption in State Government and cases involving organized fraud against federal agencies. Mr. Levine as defense counsel has in Florida and elsewhere in the United States represented and defended professional athletes and has defended several clients charged with murder, including the infamous “Lobster Boy” case. He has in recent past also represented the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, an owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning and a public corporation and has current clients including diverse corporate entities and individuals who require representation in complex business disputes. Mr. Levine’s current practice involves multi-million dollar marital dissolutions and complex civil litigation, in Florida and in other states.
RICHARD A. HIRSCH
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Products Liability; Medical Malpractice; Negligent Security
Education: Stetson University College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1966, George Washington University, B.A., cum laude, 1963 - Political Science and Public Administration.
Admitted: 1966, Florida; 1967, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships: Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member, Grievance Committee, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1987-1988), Federal (Treasurer, 1985) and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; The Florida Justice Association; Sustaining Member, The American Association for Justice.
Born: Tampa, Florida, July 6, 1941
Biography: Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1966-1969. Chief Assistant, Hillsborough County Solicitor's Office, 1969-1970. Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1991—. Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Listed in, Florida Network of Leading American Attorneys. Phi Delta Phi. AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Hirsch practices exclusively as an attorney in the area of Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice and Police Liability. Prior to entering the private practice of law, he served in the Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and thereafter as Chief of the Special Prosecution Unit of the State of Florida County Solicitor’s Office. Mr. Hirsch has been the attorney of record in numerous multi-million dollar verdicts settlements. He is a former President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been recognized by his peers in the publication, “Super Lawyers”. Several of his cases have been profiled on Court TV and he has provided legal commentary on national syndicated programs including American Justice, Inside Edition and CNN. Mr. Hirsch has lectured at numerous legal education seminars and enjoys an AV Martindale-Hubbell legal directory rating.
ROBERT H. MACKENZIE
Practice Areas: Appellate Practice, Civil and Criminal, primarily in the Florida State Appellate Courts.
Education: University of Florida, J.D., 1964 (Member of Law Review); Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. I.E., 1962 (Member of Industrial Engineering Honor Society).
Admitted: 1965, Florida, U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, Trial Bar and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1968, U.S. Supreme Court.
Memberships: Hillsborough County Bar Association; The Florida Bar.
Born: Tampa, Florida, November 24, 1939
Biography: Law Review, University of Florida, 1963-1964. Author of Windfalls for Bankrupts: The Need for Legislation, 17 U. Fla. L. Rev. 241 (1964), cited in Segal v. Rochelle, 382 U.S. 375, 86 S. Ct. 511 (U.S. 1966), Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1967-1969; Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Hillsborough County Solicitor's Office, 1969-1970. Counsel for Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission (1972-1973). Adjunct professor in Environmental Law, Stetson College of Law, AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
After several years of trials in the United States District Court in Tampa, with a specialty in prosecuting large scale and organized criminal activity, and in the Florida State courts in Tampa, Mr. Mackenzie thereafter was engaged as defense counsel in numerous trials and investigations in the federal and state courts, not only in Florida, but also in many other states, including California, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Mackenzie has represented several defendants charged with first-degree murder including a highly publicized double murder in Tampa. Although his appellate experience spans all of his years in practice, since 1997 Mr. Mackenzie has primarily concentrated on appellate practice in the Florida State courts. The appellate practice has included numerous appeals, numerous appellate applications for extraordinary writs, and numerous appellate motions.
PAUL DRAUGHN SULLIVAN
Practice Areas: Civil Litigations, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense.
Education: University of Mississippi, J.D. 1987, Tulane University, B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1982.
Admitted: 1988 Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 1987 Mississippi and the U. S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi.
Memberships: The Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Mississippi Bar.
Born: Jackson, Mississippi, 1960
Biography: Assistant State Attorney, Charlotte County, Florida 1989-1991. Chief narcotics prosecutor in Charlotte County State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Sullivan has personally tried over 175 jury trials, including eight first degree murder trials. His trial defense of Daniel Conahan, the so called “hog trail killer,” was featured on Court TV. Mr. Sullivan is a fourth generation lawyer, and is writing a book about a 1901 Mississippi murder trial in which his ancestors were trial counsel for the defendant.
BETH ANNE SULLIVAN
Practice Areas: Immigration.
Education: University of Mississippi, J.D., 1987 (Member of Law Review); Tulane University, B.A., 1983.
Admitted: 1988, Florida and Mississippi, U.S. District Court , Middle District of Florida.
Memberships: American Immigration Lawyers Association; The Florida Bar; The Mississippi Bar.
Born: Tampa, 1961.
Biography: Mrs. Sullivan served as an assistant county attorney in Charlotte County, Florida from 1989 until 1995. She currently practices immigration law, focusing on family immigration issues.