President

Courtney M. WaltersCourtney M. Walters

Courtney Walters is originally from Murfreesboro, TN. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Middle Tennessee State University, with minors in Communication, Psychology, and Women’s Studies. Courtney went on to receive a law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and served her Judicial Clerkship in South Carolina Family Court.

Her husband’s service in the U.S. Navy relocated them to Florida, where Courtney started as a volunteer attorney with the Nassau County Public Defender’s office before transitioning into private practice. Courtney’s passion for her work and care for her clients provides a personalized experience for those needing her help. When not helping clients, Courtney enjoys time with her family by the pool and beach.


Memberships & Associations

  • Member of Florida Bar 2010
  • Member of American Bar Association
  • Member of Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association

Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Vice President

Katheryn HancockKatheryn Hancock

Katheryn grew up at the beach, attending Neptune Beach Elementary and Fletcher Middle and High Schools. She received a B.A. in History and English from the University of North Florida, a Master's Degree in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University, and a law degree from the University of Alabama. While in law school, Katheryn served on the Moot Court Board, a trial competition team, was the editor of a journal, and was a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. She also had an article on the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy published in a legal journal.

After practicing at a large-volume bankruptcy firm for over three years, Katheryn decided to open up The Hancock Firm, P.A. in order to better serve her clients in the Beaches community. Katheryn has filed nearly 1000 bankruptcy cases and has attended hundreds of creditor meetings and hearings in the Bankruptcy Court. Katheryn is currently the Treasurer of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association and Treasurer of the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association. She is also the President of BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) and is on the Jacksonville Symphony Board of Directors.

In her free time, Katheryn enjoys riding her bike, walking on the beach, cooking and baking, going to the gym, fencing, and spending time with her wonderful family.

Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Treasurer

Heath Brockwell

Secretary

Susan Hartman

Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Past President

Colleen A. WhiteColleen A. White

Colleen A. White has been a member of the Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association since 1993. She is also a member of the General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, and the Family Law Section. She is also a Qualified Arbitrator and a Former Certified Mediator. She is also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Association. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and her J.D. degree from Creighton University, School of Law.

Ms. White is the owner of a general practice firm which represents clients in the areas of Family, Probate and Business Law. She has been a CLE presenter for the Jacksonville Bar Association and is currently a presenter for and faculty member of NBI.

Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Executive Director

David WillisDavid Willis

Current Executive Director and Past President of Jax Beaches Bar Association

David Willis is a Jacksonville native and life-long resident. He graduated from Wolfson High School and went on to the University of North Florida, graduating with a degree in Business Management. David is a licensed General Contractor who decided to dedicate himself to fighting for the rights of the everyday citizens he saw being abused by the system and unable to cope with the complex legal issues affecting their lives.

David is a licensed General Contractor who decided to dedicate himself to fighting for the rights of the everyday citizens he saw being abused by the system and unable to cope with the complex legal issues affecting their lives.

After graduating law school, David started the David Willis Law Group with an emphasis on criminal defense, D.U.I. representation and civil litigation, including construction matters, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Clients agree: David is caring, honest and takes the time to listen. His goal is always to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. If you are struggling with a criminal charge or have been injured because of the negligence of others, contact David Willis today.

  • Past President of NE chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
  • Certified General Contractor – built luxury custom homes for many years.
  • IFR rated Private Pilot
  • Four grown children and a 12 year old granddaughter.
  • Married to Carla Morrelo.
  • Enjoys: Flying, Surfing, Travel and Playing Chess.
  • Yes, we pay referral fees, but, if the surf is good you may have to call me tomorrow.

Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Director

John F. Rodenborn

John Rodenborn

Jacksonville Beach Bar Association

Membership Chairman

Heath Brockwell

Committee Chairperson

Mary Scott