S. David Anton – Attorney
David Anton, Esquire is a third generation Tampa attorney with an office located in the center of Tampa’s Hyde Park District. After graduation from Jesuit High School (class of 1977) in Tampa, David attended the University of Florida where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1981 with a major in Economics and an emphasis on Accounting. Thereafter, David attended the University Florida College of Law where he was bestowed a Juris Doctor degree in 1984.
Now in practice for 35 years, David is an active member of the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Associations. For these associations he is a member of the Family Law, Collaborative Law, and Securities Law sections. He is also a member of PIABA (Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association), the preeminent national association of attorneys representing public customers in their disputes with the securities industry.
David has been a Certified Family Law Mediator for 25 years and a Collaborative Divorce attorney for 8 years (Collaborative Law is a relatively new concept). He has also been a Securities Arbitrator for 20 years. He has frequently been a keynote speaker at many seminars regarding Family Law and Securities Arbitration Law. He is also the President and CEO of Cigar City Investment Company which has both developed and managed commercial and residential real estate throughout the Tampa Bay area since 1987. David has been a member of the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce, Schaarai Zedek Synagogue Board of Directors, Tampa Historical Society, and Sierra Club. He has also held many additional positions and affiliations throughout the Tampa Bay Jewish community.
David is involved in the continuous innovation and modernization of his law practice. He has considerable experience in both alternative dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law) as well as contested litigation. He settles those cases which he can, and aggressively litigates those which he cannot.
While the majority of David’s 35 years of practicing law has always focused on Family Law, he brings professional expertise in other often important disciplines to the table. Family Law, dealing with client’s personal, professional and financial problems, is often complex and frequently requires knowledge and experience in a variety of related professional areas of expertise. During his first approximately 15 years of practicing law David helped clients with a variety of problems outside of the Family Law realm. In addition to his Business Administration degree he has owned and operated a law practice and a real estate development and management company. As such, he possesses skills in the Family Law related areas of accounting, tax, real estate, small business operations, business transactions, business valuations, bankruptcy, debt collection, securities, and appeals.
Tracy R. – Paralegal
Tracy began her legal career in San Francisco in 1987. She graduated Cum Laude from Tampa College with a degree in paralegal studies in 1991. Thereafter she has been employed in law offices in both Pinellas County and Hillsborough County for over 30 years, primarily as a family law paralegal. She has also been a Guardian Ad Litem with a keen interest in the rights of children.
Tracy has the skills and the experience to help guide even complex cases through the legal system both effectively and efficiently. She has seen many different case scenarios over her extensive legal career, and she is always willing to spend the time and effort needed to keep clients abreast of the progress of their case.
Lynn C. Hayes – Accountant
Lynn was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. She graduated from Largo High School in 1980 and then attended St. Pete College where she received her associates degree in accounting in 1982. Several accounting courses at the University of South Florida followed. Her accounting career began with ten years of service to commercial lending departments of local banks. Then in 1994 Lynn began her career in law assisting firms with all areas of accounting and bookkeeping, a career change that now spans over 25 years. A quality firm needs someone like Lynn to keep it running smoothly and help with client number crunching needs.
Lynn’s primary hobbies involve her family, and Lynn has a large one. She has 4 adult children and just recently, one grandchild.