Bill Hollimon is a registered patent attorney and circuit civil mediator. His practice focuses on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Bill is also an experienced litigator, and regularly appears in state and federal courts. He is also involved in administrative litigation at the state and federal levels. He is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts, all Florida Federal District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal.
Bill has litigated patent, trademark, and copyright disputes, and has experience in other complex litigation including class actions and proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission. He also assists clients in cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in domain name disputes before ICANN. He provides legal advice and strategic planning services to technology businesses throughout Florida, with a focus on helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
His mediation practice concentrates on complex commercial disputes and disputes involving intellectual property. Prior to beginning his legal career, Bill practiced as an engineer in the electric utility industry in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Bill was selected by his peers as one of the Top Florida Lawyers in Florida Trend’s 2007 Legal Elite Survey.
Loranne Ausley is an attorney who served in the Florida legislature for 8 years, and ran for statewide office in 2010. Her practice focuses on strategic advice and general government consulting.
Loranne began her law practice with the Miami offices of Steel, Hector & Davis as a member of their litigation practice. Since that time she has held high level posts throughout state and local government, including 8 years as an elected Member of the Florida House of Representatives.
As a Democratic leader in the State House, Loranne established herself as an independent-minded leader unafraid to take on tough problems and find real solutions. As the ranking Democrat on the House Health Care Council, Ausley developed a policy expertise in health care, and in 2008 was selected to oversee the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, Florida’ s $300 million child health insurance program. In addition to her state legislative service, Ausley has held high level posts in all branches of government at the state and federal level, including the Executive Office of the Governor of Florida, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Commerce, the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.
Ausley is active in a number of local state and national organizations. She was instrumental in creating Whole Child Leon , a community based initiative focused on young children and their families, and she continues to actively serve as Chair. She is a member of Leadership Florida’s Class XX, an honorary member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and serves on the boards of The Claude Pepper Foundation, The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The New Deal, and NLC4. Past service includes board membership of numerous organizations including Ruth’s List Florida, The United Way of the Big Bend, The Kate Sullivan Elementary PTO, the Tallahassee Urban League, Washington and Lee University Law Council, the George Washington Society, and various volunteer positions with Leadership Florida.
Loranne graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with degrees in Economics and Politics, and earned her J.D. from the Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband Bill Hollimon and son, Will, age 12. Loranne is a runner and triathlete, and an Ironman finisher (Florida 2007).
Joe Ullo is a registered patent attorney and registered professional engineer in Florida. Joe represents clients in patent and trademark prosecutions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has acted as local counsel for patent infringement defense cases with Florida venue. He is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts, all Florida Federal District Courts, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal.
Using strategic alliances and co-counsel arrangements, Joe has helped small business start ups develop intellectual property and marketplace branding. The result of this effort can include both national and international patent protection as appropriate for the products at issue. Joe has also assisted clients in negotiating manufacturing and license agreements.
Prior to beginning his career in law, Joe was an environmental consulting engineer in Florida for private, federal and state government clients. Joe graduated with honor from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering. He also holds a Bachelor of Science from Spring Hill College, Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University, and earned his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law.