Brian J. Aungst, Jr.

Concentrating his practice in the areas of health care law, medical malpractice defense, land use, zoning, governmental, and administrative approvals, consumer collection claims, labor and employment law, and commercial litigation, Mr. Aungst has extensive experience representing large health care systems and medical providers.  He has provided representation for BayCare Health System, All Children’s Hospital, and community institutions such as the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd Hall.  Mr. Aungst also has extensive experience representing clients before governmental entities such as the City of Clearwater and Pinellas County in the areas of land use, zoning, development review, and code enforcement.

A resident of Clearwater since 1988, Mr. Aungst is an active participant in the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, having served as legal counsel and past Chairman, the YMCA of the Suncoast, and First United Methodist Church of Clearwater.  Brian also serves the citizens of Pinellas County and the Sixth Judicial Circuit as a gubernatorial appointee to the Juvenile Welfare Board and the Sixth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

 


Kristen E. Carlson

Kristen’s practice has been varied with significant experience in both state government and private practice.  She is currently the Executive Director of both the Citrus Research & Field Trial Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Citrus Processors Association, and recently served as the District One Chief Counsel Florida Department of Transportation overseeing the eminent domain, contract and real estate practice of the agency client.  Starting her career as a prosecutor, she has through her career litigated numerous business and administrative law cases.  A respected authority on many aspects of food law, she has spoken before many groups such as the International Citrus & Beverage Conference, Institute of Food Technologists, University of Florida short courses, American Beekeeping Federation and the Apple Processors Assn.  She is past General Counsel to National Juice Products Assn. (1997-2002) and the Florida Department of Citrus (1985-1993).