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Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida, Inc
2029 North Third Street
Jacksonville Beach
Florida 32250
(904) 247-1972 x418

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Public Trust Officers

Warren K. Anderson Jr.
Board Member

Warren, a native of Jacksonville, is a longtime Northeast Florida attorney and environmental advocate. Following his graduation from Wake Forest University, he attended the University of Florida College of Law. Thereafter, Warren served as a Prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office under Ed Austin for five years. Warren then went into private practice and has been practicing civil litigation at his firm, Anderson, Howell & Ravis P.A., in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, since 1987. Warren is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is based on evaluations from other attorneys and is the highest rating possible.

Warren’s environmental advocacy background includes:

• Former Chairman, Sierra Club (Northeast Florida Group)
• Former Executive Board Member, Sierra Club (Northeast Florida Group)
• Former Legal Director, Sierra Club (Northeast Florida Group)
• Former member of the Legal Committee, Sierra Club (Florida Chapter)
• Past Chairman of the Tree Protection Task Force under former Jacksonville Mayor Delaney
• Past member of the Growth Management Task Force under Jacksonville Mayor Peyton
• Former member of the Environmental Protection Board under Jacksonville Mayor Peyton

Most recently, Warren was awarded Florida Wildlife Federation's Land Conservationist of the Year for 2009.  Warren regularly advises and represents environmental organizations such as the Sierra Club and the St. Johns Riverkeeper as well as individual citizens. An avid outdoorsman, Warren enjoys running and kayaking throughout our region.

Patricia Sher
Board Member

Patricia Sher has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Florida and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Florida . She received her Masters of Science in Political Science/Public Administration and Law degree from the University of Florida .

Pat has worked for Holland and Knight, Managed Health Care Services, Gulf Group Services, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida and in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She is very active in community service including as a member of the Mayor's Election Advisory Panel, Vice-Chair of the Duval County Democratic Executive Committee, and as a Board Member of the League of Women Voters.

Ken Wright
Board Member

Ken graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 1991 where he was on the Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Ken is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, and practices with the Jacksonville law firm of Bledsoe, Jacobson, Schmidt, Wright, Lang & Wilkinson. Prior to law school, Ken obtained an accounting degree from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

After law school, Ken served two years as an associate attorney for the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, where he represented numerous citizens groups and environmental organizations in legal proceedings designed to protect Florida 's environment from pollution, depletion and destruction. Since coming to Jacksonville in 1994, Ken has continued to actively advocate on behalf of the environment in federal and state courts. Ken also served as the Legal Chair of the Sierra Club, Northeast Chapter from 1995-2001.

Ken and his family enjoy boating fishing, hiking, and camping. Ken grew up in South Florida before it was paved over. He is determinedly hopeful that education, reason and activism can protect more of the natural environment in North Florida.

Jim Terrell
Board Member

Jim Terrell was born in Jacksonville. He attended local public schools, graduating from Robert E. Lee High School. When he graduated from Stetson University as a Distinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the United States Army. He was deferred from active duty to attend Stetson College of Law. After graduating from Stetson Law ,as a Dana Scholar, he served two years on active duty. Although his branch was Military Intelligence, he served his last 18 months as aide de camp to Four Star General John Throckmorton, the commander of Strike Command. At that time, Strike Command had responsibility for military action in any part of the world where the US had no permanent base…..ie, the Middle East. Jim was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.

After his military service, Jim returned to Jacksonville, and worked as a trial attorney for the Howell Kirby Montgomery DiAuito Dean and Hallowes insurance defense firm. After three years of defense practice, he started a firm with a law school classmate and began his current practice of representing clients injured by the negligence of others. His firm has grown from 2 attorneys and 3 staff people to 17 attorneys and 30 staffers. Jim is a Board Certified Civil Trial attorney, and carries an “AV” rating, the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbel, a national attorney rating publication. He is listed in the Florida Super Lawyers publication as one of the top attorneys in Florida.

Jim has served on various bar committees and positions, including the State of Florida Supreme Court Nominating Committee.  He has been an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University, teaching business law. Jim has three children, six grandchildren, and is married to LuAnnTerrell. He is interested in physical fitness, and the environment.

Andrew D. Miller
Board Member

Andrew grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois as the youngest of four children. In the hopes of one day attending law school, he received his Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois. While an undergrad he studied at the University of New South Wales in Australia, where he discovered his passion for the environment. He then went on to study Environmental and International Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, graduating cum laude with certificates in Environmental and Land Use Law, Pro Bono work, and Community Service.

Since Junior High Andrew has been a member of Amnesty International and Students for a Free Tibet, and in the last few years has also joined Surfrider Foundation. He enjoys surfing, music, traveling, spending time with his friends and family, and laying in his hammock in the ocean breeze.

John Henry November Esq.
Executive Director/General Counsel

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John was born and raised in the seaside community of Atlantic Beach, Fl. After receiving the International Baccalaureate Diploma from Stanton College Prep, he graduated from the University of Florida Magna Cum Laude and then received his JD from UF’s Levin College of Law.

In addition to being a zealous advocate for the environment in his role as Executive Director/General Counsel for the Public Trust, John is the President of November Law, and is General Counsel for GratitudeAmerica  and COAST Inc. (the Coastal Ocean Association of Science & Technology).


John enjoys paddle boarding, playing sports, supporting the Gators, Jaguars and the Armada, spending time with his family, and riding his bike all over the Beaches.

INTERNS AND EXTERNS

The Public Trust proudly hires students from law schools and undergraduate programs to serve in our intern/extern program.  These students are given real-life assignments and provide tremendous help on a variety of projects.  We take on new students every semester and during the summer.  So if you are interested in an internship or externship with the Public Trust, send us your resume, a current transcript, and a writing sample to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  In the meantime, take a look at our current interns/externs:

Katie Marshall

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Katie grew up on a horse farm in rural Western Massachusetts, then later moved down to Naples with her family. She graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, and currently attends the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law, where she is an officer in UF’s Environmental Law and Land Use Society. She has always been interested in advocating for the environment, and ultimately decided that she would do so as a lawyer rather than a scientist.

She enjoys yoga, kayaking with her family, exploring, reading or writing poetry and playing video games.

 

Gloria Li

gloria blank  Gloria was born in Jacksonville, FL and is studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science from the University of Florida. She plans on attending law school in the future and blending her passion for art, nonprofit work, and philosophy to make the world more sustainable for future generations.
 
She enjoys binge-watching tv shows, having long and interesting discussions with strangers, and singing karaoke in her room.