Boyd & Jenerette is pleased to welcome Attorneys Lara J. Edelstein, Allison C. Heim and Summer Lee Robbins to the firm.
Lara J. Edelstein is a Senior Associate with the firm’s Appellate Practice department based in the Boca Raton office. Ms. Edelstein has extensive experience in appellate law, having argued hundreds of cases in the appellate courts throughout Florida, including the Supreme Court of Florida. Ms. Edelstein is also admitted to practice law in Georgia, where she has handled several appeals.
Lara began her career as an Assistant Attorney General representing the State of Florida in criminal appellate proceedings. Ms. Edelstein also spent ten years as in-house appellate counsel to an automobile insurer where she handled No Fault/Personal Injury Protection appeals and provided litigation support to the staff attorneys. Lara also has experience in first party property cases, bad faith litigation, personal injury and premises liability matters, as well as Workers’ Compensation appeals.
In her free time, Lara enjoys travelling, attending concerts and shows, and watching college football.
Allison C. Heim is an Associate of Boyd & Jenerette focusing on appellate practice. Ms. Heim previously worked for another insurance defense firm where she handled appeals and provided litigation and trial support for cases involving auto liability, construction defects, premises liability, sovereign immunity, insurance coverage, bad faith, products liability, professional liability, negligent security, and medical malpractice. Before joining the firm, Ms. Heim was an appellate attorney for the State of Florida in the Criminal Appeals Division. She has argued in several of Florida’s district courts as well as the Florida Supreme Court.
Ms. Heim graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 2014 where she also earned a certificate in Legal Advocacy. In her free time, Ms. Heim enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler and attending Florida Gators football games.
Summer Lee Robbins is an Associate Attorney in Boyd & Jenerette’s Jacksonville office. Her practice focuses on first and third party insurance defense.
Ms. Robbins graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law. During her tenure, she was the President of the Moot Court Honor Board, a Governor for The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division, and served the admissions office as an Ambassador. She was also involved in both the Chester Bedell and Robert M. Foster Inns of Court.
Prior to joining Boyd and Jenerette, Ms. Robbins was a law clerk for a local personal injury firm and also had the honor of clerking at the Middle District of Florida’s United States Attorney’s Office.