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Curriculum Vitae - Linda D. Schoonover

 

Education:

Juris Doctor

May 1985

Stetson College of Law

St. Petersburg Florida.

Honors and Achievements: Stetson Law Review

 

Bachelor of Science

Broadcasting/ Political Science

1977

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Honors- Dean’s List

 

Associate of Arts

University of Florida

1975

Gainesville, Florida

 

Employment History/ Entrepreneurial and Legal Experience

Currently

Author of An Illusion of Normal, a memoir

Owner of North Central Florida Mediation Services, LLC

Director of Rocky Road Publishing LLC

Mediator

Administrator for Ladies Loving Family Law, a free professional Facebook group for women practicing in family, juvenile, or dependency law

Professional Coach

 

2010-2015

Sanford, Florida

Elected circuit judge in the 18th judicial circuit; served on the Domestic and Circuit Civil, Dependency and Juvenile Benches

 

1989-2010

Linda D. Schoonover, P.A. d/b/a Schoonover Law Firm

Altamonte Springs, Florida and Lake Mary, Florida

Sole practitioner and Law firm owner.

Practiced in areas of Employment law, Domestic Relations, Trademark and Appellate law

Certifications:  Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer – 1994-2009

Supreme Court Certified Mediator- 1991- 2016

 

1985-1989

Gray, Harris and Robinson PA Law Firm

Orlando, Florida

Associate in areas of health care, securities, employment, and local government

 

1979-1982

The Institute of Internal Auditors

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Writer/Editor

Wrote news and feature articles, editor/copy editor for books, periodicals and marketing materials

 

1977-1978

Alabama Real Estate Commission-

Montgomery, Alabama

Public Information Specialist

 

Community Involvement:

Sharing Center; Board of Directors, 2009

Leadership Seminole- Speaker

Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce- Board of Directors 2008

Red Cross of Central Florida- Disaster Relief Coordinator for Seminole county

Lake Mary Toastmasters- President-2012

Seminole County Cultural Arts Council-Director 2008-2010

Seminole County Bar Association Director 2008

Seminole County Legal Aid Director - 2008

 

Interests:

Writing, Photography, Public Speaking, Sailing.