Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctor’s. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics/gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice/surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.
When Steve was two years old the Brooks family moved to Winter Haven, Florida where Steve’s dad, Beach A. Brooks, Sr. began practicing medicine at Bond Clinic. Growing up in…Read more
Beach A. Brooks Jr. received his B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1983. Since becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Beach has practiced law in the Winter Haven area and was a partner with a large local law firm prior to joining his brother.
Beach practices primarily in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and auto and truck accidents. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, and is a past president of the Polk County Family Lawyers Association. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is past chairman of the Tenth…Read more
Charles M. Laycock“CJ” Laycock left high school as a sophomore and went directly to college. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from University of California Berkeley in 1996 in Psychology and his law degree from Tulane School of Law in New Orleans Louisiana in 2000 with a certificate in Admiralty Law. During his time at Tulane, Mr. Laycock participated in a study abroad program in Greece studying Admiralty Law, worked in Tulane’s Civil Litigation Clinic as a clerk for the Offices of Administrative Law Judges in Metairie Louisiana handling Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act claims… Read more
Angela R. Spivey received her B.A. degree from University of Central Florida and graduated magna cum laude with her law degree from Barry University School of Law in 2013. While at Barry, Angela served as senior editor on Barry University Law Review and worked as a research assistant in the areas of Disability Law and Legal Ethics. During her time in law school, Angela earned several book awards including awards in Civil Procedure, Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, and Disability Law and Legal Ethics. During her time in law school, Angela earned several book awards including awards in Civil Procedure, Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, and Disability Law… Read more
Joseph Hovsepian moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1985 just in time for the Chicago Bears to win the Superbowl. Since then, good timing has been a strong dictator in his success. Joseph received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Science from Illinois State and graduated with his Juris Doctorate from Florida State School of Law in 2001… Read more