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F. Bradley Hassell

F. Bradley Hassell graduated from Florida Technological University in 1975 with a B.S.B.A. in finance and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1978. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1978. Mr. Hassell was a senior judicial research assistant for the Fifth District Court of Appeal before beginning his defense practice with the Smalbein, Eubank firm in 1982, and in 1988 became a founding member of the current firm. Mr. Hassell is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Aviation Law by the Florida Bar. He is a member of the Volusia County Bar Association, the Florida Bar, the Federal District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, the Federal Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Defense Research Institute, Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association. Mr. Hassell specializes in the defense of personal injury, wrongful death and products liability cases, insurance coverage questions and disputes, appellate practice and aviation law. Mr. Hassell enjoys an A-V rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

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Julie Oglesby, Esq.

Julie Oglesby attended the University of Central Florida and obtained a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts. Following her undergraduate degree, she attended Barry University School of Law in Orlando, and obtained a Juris Doctorate degree. At Barry, she exceled in the Advanced Immigration Clinic, and successfully represented her clients in Immigration proceedings. Ms. Oglesby was also awarded a Florida Bar Foundation fellowship with the Orange County Guardian ad Litem program, where she passionately advocated for the best interest of children in our community. In addition, she was chosen an as intern for a judicial clerkship in Seminole County for the 18th Judicial Circuit, where she assisted local Judges in writing legal briefs and opinions.

After passing the Florida Bar exam in 2010, Ms. Oglesby immediately began litigating first party insurance cases, and has been building her expertise in insurance law ever since. She has a substantial amount of experience litigating key insurance issues in courtrooms across Florida. Julie’s current practice includes the defense of first party insurance cases, and general civil practice.

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Jeffrey S. Berman

Originally working in the information technology sector, Jeffrey Berman graduated cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2010. After graduation Mr. Berman joined the Department of Justice, first managing an information technology team and then as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. After several years at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Berman moved to California to join a large defensive litigation firm. There he focused on responding to government investigations and on document and data heavy class actions in the financial and employment spheres.

In 2016, Mr. Berman moved to Daytona Beach and joined the State Attorney’s Office. After trying multiple jury and non-jury cases with the State, Mr. Berman joined Hassell-Legal in early 2018. Mr. Berman’s practice includes first party insurance and general civil litigation.

Prior to obtaining his J.D., Mr. Berman received his bachelor of arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota where he majored in Political Science and minored in Legal Studies, Sociology, American Studies, and Psychology. Mr. Berman is licensed to practice in Florida, California (inactive), Minnesota, and Ohio (inactive).

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William H. Seitz

William H. “Bill” Seitz, a native of Daytona Beach, is a graduate of Stetson University. Bill received his Juris Doctor at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, where he was active with the Cumberland Mock Trial Advocacy Program.

Since his admission to the Florida Bar in 1979, Mr. Seitz has practiced in the areas of  personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security disability claims and general civil litigation. In addition, Mr. Seitz obtained his Circuit Civil Mediation Certificate in 1991 and has spent a number of years mediating Circuit Civil cases.

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Lester A. Lewis

Lester A. Lewis graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University in 1974 with a  Bachelor of Arts in Government. Following a one year sabbatical, Mr. Lewis attended and graduated the University of Florida College of Law in 1977. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in November of 1977. 

Mr. Lewis began his practice with the insurance defense firm of Smalbein, Eubank, Johnson, Rosier & Bussey in 1977. Mr. Lewis practiced there until 1984 where he became the primary litigation attorney at Coble, McKinnon, Barkin, Gordon, Morris & Lewis. 

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