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Disability Rights Florida Proudly Announces Appointment of Paul E. Liles as Senior Trial Counsel

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Paul E. Liles will join Disability Rights Florida on July 12 and will work from our Tampa office.

Mr. Liles is relocating to Tampa from Ft. Myers where he was the 2007 President of the Lee County Bar Association. Most recently, Mr. Liles worked as a senior associate in the law firm of Kevin F. Jursinski & Associates in Ft. Myers. He served for over 16 years in the U.S. Navy before attending law school. Mr. Liles received his J.D. from the New England School of Law in Boston. He was the New England Law Review Case and Note Editor, a New England Scholar, and a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International.

Photo of Paul LilesMr. Liles was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar until 2006 and is currently admitted to the Florida Bar, the United States District Court Northern, Middle and Southern Districts, the United States Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. He has held memberships in the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Calusa Chapter American Inns of Court [Barrister], the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA), the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc, Take Stock in Children, and Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD), and many other organizations. He has also developed and presented Continuing Legal Education courses and taught at Edison College in Ft. Myers.

Paul’s litigation and appellate experience is extensive. It includes numerous hearings and trials in the areas of special education, criminal defense, juvenile law, and civil rights in the circuit courts of Lee County, the State of Florida Appellate Courts, and the U.S. District Courts. He is also a published author. Among his publications are Individual Educational Plan Blueprint for Success, (Lorimar-August 2009), Requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Due Process Procedures and Protecting the Rights of Children with Special Needs, (National Business Institute-September 2004), Does Your Child Have Problems Learning in School?, and Documentation Can Protect Your Child’s Rights.

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