Alan B. Bookman

Alan B. Bookman

Alan Bookman began his law career with the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corp., where he served in a variety of legal capacities, including Senior Defense Counsel and Chief of Military Justice. He joined Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon upon his departure from the military and now is one of the firm's senior attorneys practicing in the areas of real estate law, probate, guardianship and trust litigation, and commercial litigation. Alan is board certified in Real Estate law by The Florida Bar and is Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Mediator.

Education

Tulane University, B.S., 1969
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Work Experience
  • Senior Defense Council and Chief of Military Justice
    • U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corp: 1971 - 1975
  • Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon
    • Associate: 1975 - 1978
    • Director: 1978 - present
    • President: 2008 – 2015
Special Qualifications
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court 
  • Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer, The Florida Bar, 1995 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2006-2017
Court Admissions
  • All Florida State Courts, 1973 
  • All Louisiana State Courts, 1971 
  • Federal District Courts:
    • Florida, Middle District, 1977, 2016
    • Florida Northern district, 1975 
    • Louisiana, Eastern District, 1971 
  • United States Supreme Court, 1977
Professional Development
  • The Florida Bar
    • President: 2005 - 2006 
    • President Elect: 2004 - 2005 
    • Board of Governors: 1996 - 2004 
    • Executive Committee:1999 - 2000; 2001 - 2006
    • Legislation Committee Chair: 2003 - 2004 
    • Communications Committee Chair: 1999 - 2000 
    • Appeals Committee, Vice Chair: 2000 - 2001 
    • Strategic Planning Committee Chair: 2004 - 2005
    • Membership Outreach Committee Chair: 2004 - 2005
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Committee Chair: 2010 - 2011 
    • Speakers Bureau Chair: 1999 - 2001 
    • Young Lawyers Board of Governors: 1977 - 1983
    • Merit Selection/Merit Retention Committee Chair: 1999-2001 
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section-Chair: 2010
    • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee: 2006 - 2013
    • Judicial Nominating Commission 1st Judicial Circuit: 1985 - 1990
    • Judicial Nominating Commission 1st District Court of Appeal: 2010 -2013 
    • Vision 2016 Commission: 2013 - 2015  
  • Florida Supreme Court 
    • Standing Committee on Fairness and Diversity, Member: 2005 - 2007
    • Select Committee on Justice Teaching, Member: 2006 - present
    • Historical Society, Member and Board of Trustees: 2006 - present
    • Florida Supreme Court Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force: 2009 - 2010 
    • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Branch Governance Study Group: 2010 - 2011
  • American Bar Association 
    • House of Delegates, Member: 2004 - 2009
  • The Florida Bar Foundation
    • Board of Directors: 1984 - 1990, 2004 - 2006 
    • Assistant Treasurer: 1983 - 1984
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association 
    • Member of the Board of Directors 
    • Executive Council: 1982 - 1983 and 1990 - 1993 
    • President:1991 - 1993
  • Northwest Florida Legal Services Inc. 
    • Past President and Member of the Board
  • Escambia County Legal Aid Society
    • President: 1979 - 1980
  • Florida Lawyers Mutual Ins., Co. 
    • Board of Director: 2006 - present
    • Claims Committee
    • Audit committee
    • Finance Committee
    • Underwriting Committee
  • Judicial Qualifications Commission: 2013 - present
Honors
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend: 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • Martindale-Hubbell “2014 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate Law”
  • Martindale-Hubbell "2016 Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation"
Civic Involvement
  • Ronald McDonald House 
    • President: 1999 - 2001 
    • Former Board Member 
  • Panhandle Tiger Bay Club 
    • President  
    • Former Board Member 
  • Fiesta of Five Flags
    • Vice President
    • Former Member Executive Council 
  • Rotary Club of Pensacola
    • President: 2011-2012  
  • Pensacola Junior College 
    • Adjunct Professor 
  • Gulf Coast Kid's House, Inc.
    • Former Board Member
  • Bnai Israel Synagogue-Former Board 
  • Temple Beth El- Former Board Member 
  • City of Pensacola Districting Commission 2011

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