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McGlinchey Stafford Names New Members in 2018Read Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce the naming of new Members of the firm, effective January 1, 2018.
- Magdalen Blessey Bickford, New Orleans, Louisiana
- William “Will” L. Grimsley, Jacksonville, Florida
- Kimberly “Kim” Held Israel, Jacksonville, Florida
- James W. Sandy, Cleveland, Ohio
- Robert Savoie, New Orleans, Louisiana
“We are proud to promote such an accomplished and talented group of lawyers to membership in our firm,” said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford. “These nine lawyers are representative of our steadfast commitment to the success of our clients and communities across the United States.”
Bickford represents management and employers in labor and employment matters, including litigation, and provides general labor and employment law advice. She received her J.D. from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1986 and her B.A., cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans in 1983.
Grimsley’s practice primarily focuses on the representation of clients in the financial services industry in commercial and consumer financial services litigation, real estate, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Florida Coastal School of Law in 2010 and his B.A. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University in 1998.
Israel maintains a focus on business litigation, representing businesses in litigation tangential to day-to-day business operations and in bankruptcy matters. She is a 1994 graduate of the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. Israel received her B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1991.
Sandy’s practice focuses on representing clients in consumer financial services, business litigation, and commercial litigation. A 2008 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, he received his B.A. in Communication Management, cum laude, from the University of Dayton in 2005. Savoie focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions with respect to banking and consumer financial services regulatory compliance. He received his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2010 and his B.B.A. in Managerial Finance and Banking Finance, cum laude, from the University of Mississippi in 2007.