Colby Keefe, President
Colby received her undergraduate degree from Flagler College in 2012 and went on to earn her J.D. from The University of Georgia School of Law in 2016. She is an associate with the lawfirm of McCabe & Ronsman, representing homeowners and condominium associations as general counsel.
In addition to serving on the St. Johns Association for Women Lawyers Board of Directors, Colby serves as a Board Member of Investing in Kids! (formerly known as the St. Johns County Public Education Foundation) and is a member of the St. Johns County Bar Association. She is a first-generation attorney, and aspires to be a relatable, accessible, and trustworthy member of the legal community.
Julie Kurtz, Past President
Julie joined Canan Law in 2008 after earning her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, cum laude. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and medical malpractice.
Highlights: Law Review Staff Editor, Florida Coastal School of Law; Author, A New Beginning: How Bush v. Holmes Can Improve Public Education in Florida, 8 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 163 (Summer 2007); Law Clerk Intern to the Honorable Thomas E. Morris, United States Magistrate Judge (retired), Jacksonville, Florida.
Undine George, President-Elect
Undine is a partner with Anastasia Law. She works directly with each client, paying high attention to detail to ensure that each client’s individual needs are the focus of her practice. Explaining the issues and process involved, in an understandable way, is essential to maintaining reasonable expectations and easing the concerns you have when seeking legal counsel.
Julie Ickes, Chapter Representative
Julie helps people with their estate planning needs including establishing trusts, wills, and advance directives such as powers of attorney. Julie also focuses her practice on probate and trust administration, guardianships, elder law, and tax law. She believes in listening to each clients needs to create an individualized plan and hopes to provide as much clarity and peace of mind as possible to her clients.
Julie is originally from rural Ohio and her family members still work on the family farm. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and majored in economics. Later, she attended the University of Florida for law school, where she obtained her law degree and LL.M. in Taxation. She speaks French and basic German. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, exploring other cultures, and anything creative.
Nina LaFleur, Treasurer
Nine is the owner of the LaFleur Law Firm. She has a solid reputation among her fellow bankruptcy lawyers. Her firm’s main goal is to help clients by using the federal bankruptcy laws available to improve the client’s position in court. They represent both debtors and creditors, both individuals and businesses.
Highlights: 1990 member of the Alabama State Bar; Associate at Pritchard, McCall & Jones in Birmingham, Alabama; 1997 member of the Florida Bar and joined the firm of Stutsman & Thames, P.A. becoming its first female partner; 2005 elected by her fellow bankruptcy attorneys as the President of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association and continued to serve on the Board of Directors for 10 years; 2006 established her own firm in St. Augustine, Florida, LaFleur Law Firm, specializing in bankruptcy.
Erin Rohan Smith
Erin Rohan Smith, Events Coordinator
Erin became a member of The Florida Bar in 2008. She focuses her practice on construction law, a practice area in which she is Board Certified since 2017; she is one of approximately 390 attorneys licensed in the State of Florida holding this distinction.
Erin Bowden, Membership Director
Erin has been with the Law Office of Suzanne W. Green, P.A. since 2016, and has knowledge and experience handling divorce, alimony, timesharing, child support, paternity, and estate and trust planning and administration. She received her undergraduate degree from The Florida State University and her J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law.
Erin is a Member of The Florida Bar – Young Lawyers Division, St. Johns County Bar Association, Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association and Florida Association for Women Lawyers – St. Johns County.
Ingrid Suarez Osborn
Ingrid Suarez Osborn, Secretary
Ingrid works for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition to her role on ST. JAWL’s Board of Directors, Ingrid serves as the 2018-2019 FAWL Journal Editor.