Board Members

John J. Freeman

John J. Freeman

Douglas W. Neway, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee

A partner in Nelson Mullins, Mr. Blanks focuses on bankruptcy, financial restructuring, distressed asset acquisitions, creditors’ rights, commercial workouts and commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing corporate debtors, official and unofficial committees of creditors or equity holders, asset acquirers, plan administrators, liquidating trustees, secured lenders, creditors, and other stakeholders in a variety of business Chapter 11 cases, and foreign trustees in Chapter 15 proceedings.  Mr. Blanks  received his undergraduate degree from The College of William & Mary and his law degree from the University of Richmond where he graduated cum laude and served Editorial Board,  Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, 2002.
(904)358-6465 x 240
Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

Thames Markey & Heekin, P.A.

Mr. Heekin is a shareholder with Thames Markey & Heekin, P.A. in Jacksonville.  His practice areas include bankruptcy, business, commercial and real property litigation.  He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  Mr. Heekin received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he served as Chairman of the ACCENT Speakers’ Bureau and was a member of Florida Blue Key.

Eugene Johnson

Eugene Johnson

The Johnson Law Firm P.A.

Mr. Johnson received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) in 2004. During his final year of law school, he was an extern law clerk for the Honorable William A. Clark, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, at Dayton and the UDSL student nominee for the Distinguished Law Student Program of the American College of Bankruptcy. After working for various law firms in Ohio, Mr. Johnson moved to Jacksonville in 2008 and founded the Johnson Law Firm, P.A.  Since then, he has filed over 3,000 consumer bankruptcy cases and now his practice focuses on the representation of creditors and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee’s in contested matters dealing with exemptions, turnover, avoidance, and dischargeabilty issues.

Amy Leitch

Jerrett M. McConnell

McConnell Law Group, P.A.

An experienced attorney in the areas of bankruptcy, business restructuring and turnarounds, and mortgage modification mediation, Jerrett McConnell has been in practice since 2000. He has a broad background in consumer and corporate bankruptcy, representing both debtors and creditors in Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13. Mr. McConnell also has years of experience serving as attorney for the Chapter 7 Trustees and was recently selected to be a Subchapter V Trustee for Orlando/Jacksonville. This combined experience has provided him the opportunity to represent businesses in financial peril, but intervene prior to needing to file bankruptcy to accomplish successful turnarounds. Jerrett is also a Certified Circuit Mediator, Certified Family Law Mediator, and has been appointed as Bankruptcy Mediator on over 100 Mortgage Modification Mediations.
Kevin B. Paysinger

Kevin B. Paysinger

Lansing Roy, P.A.

Mr. Paysinger is a partner with Lansing Roy, PA.  His practice focuses on representing individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2003 with bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Marketing.  He attended Florida Coastal School of Law, graduating with honors in 2008 in the top 2% of his class.

(904)391-0030 ext. 152
Mike Waskiewicz

Michael S. Waskiewicz

Burr & Forman LLP

Mr. Waskiewicz is a partner with Burr & Forman LLP in its Jacksonville, FL office.  His practice areas focus on creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, complex commercial litigation, commercial workouts, and maritime law.  Mr. Waskiewicz also has a national consumer bankruptcy practice focused on the representation of creditors.  He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo in New York and his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE.