Sherry Lambson-Eisele, Kansas Gooden, and Pamela Nelson Recognized as Florida Trend Legal Elite NOTABLE – Women Leaders in Law

November 30, 2023 by on News

Boyd & Jenerette attorneys Sherry Lambson-Eisele, Kansas Gooden, and Pamela Nelson were recently recognized in the 2023 Florida Trend Legal Elite NOTABLE – Women Leaders in Law special section. As recognized leaders within their industry, these peer nominated Women Leaders in Law are regarded for their leadership, vision, and ability to effect growth in the professional and civic organizations they serve.

Florida Trend invited peer nominations from across the state to recommend women leaders in law who met specific methodology and criteria parameters. Nominations were vetted by Florida Trend and the most noteworthy candidates were selected based on their outstanding leadership, mentorship, vision for change and growth.

The Florida Bar congratulates those members who were selected for this honor, which reflects their commitment to leadership, excellence and professionalism,” notes Florida Bar President F. Scott Westheimer.

“We are honored to present this section of Legal Elite NOTABLE – Women Leaders in Law, published in Florida Trend's December issue. This honor distinguishes and recognizes this select group of women for their outstanding contribution to their organization and industry. The section presents a short profile on each recognized leader, highlighting the impact they've made to their organization, the legal profession, and the community at large,” says Publisher David Denor.

View the entire Legal Elite NOTABLE – Women Leaders in Law roster, at

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Sherry A. Lambson-Eisele
Direct: 407.309.4758

About Sherry A. Lambson-Eisele

Sherry Lambson-Eisele chairs the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group and the Bankruptcy and Creditor’s Rights Practice Group. She has 29 years of experience handling construction, complex business, creditors’ rights, lender representation, property, and insurance defense litigation matters. Ms. Eisele has represented large and small business owners, developers, contractors, suppliers, lenders, insurers, bonding companies, theme parks, hotels, and individuals in matters ranging from multi-million-dollar claims to single-family home-owner matters and everything in between. She regularly handles complex construction, business, and real estate matters.

In the area of construction, she represents clients in disputes and litigation involving liens, bonds, payment and other contract disputes, construction defects, claims for extra work, construction delays, indemnity disputes, engineering and design errors and omissions, and construction project administration.

In the area of business, she represents clients in disputes and litigation involving business contracts, business divorces, business torts, director and officer liability, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, franchise agreements, commercial leases, commercial foreclosures, work-out agreements, and other banking and finance related matters.

In the area of real estate, she represents clients in disputes and litigation involving contracts, title claims, quiet title actions, boundary disputes, easements, trespass, and other real estate matters.

Her extensive litigation experience includes appearing in state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts as well as arbitration and other dispute resolution proceedings. Ms. Eisele is often retained as an expert to testify regarding attorneys’ fees in business and construction litigation matters in Florida.

Kansas R. Gooden
Direct: 305.537.1238

About Kansas R. Gooden

Kansas R. Gooden, a Board Certified Appellate Specialist and AV Rated attorney, serves as the firm’s General Counsel and Appellate Practice Group Leader. Kansas is an expert in handling all types of civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts.

Ms. Gooden is the Chair-Elect of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section.  She has been active in the Appellate Practice Section for over a decade. She has served on the Executive Council and previously chaired the CLE Committee for several years.  Ms. Gooden will become chair of the Appellate Practice Section in June 2023.

Ms. Gooden also currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education. This committee oversees the certification committees and CLE accreditation for the bar.  She previously served on and chaired the Florida Bar’s Appellate Board Certification Committee, which writes and grades the appellate board certification test. The examination tests an applicant’s knowledge of state and federal appeals in the areas of civil, criminal, administrative, worker’s compensation, probate, and family law. The committee also examines the fitness of the candidates for board certification and those applying for recertification.

Ms. Gooden is a frequent speaker on appellate topics, including preservation of error, for both attorneys and adjusters. She is licensed in Florida (2008).

Pamela J. Nelson
Direct: 904.493.3764

About Pamela J. Nelson

Pamela J. Nelson is a partner at Boyd & Jenerette and she concentrates her work in the Insurance, Coverage and Bad Faith practice group.

Ms. Nelson joined Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. in 2014. She previously worked at an insurance defense firm as a Litigation Associate. Her practice includes all aspects of insurance defense civil litigation, both state and federal, with particular focus on bad faith and tender rejection cases.

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