Board of Directors

Julie S. Luhrsen

Email: JSL@LGInjuryFirm.com
Website: LGInjuryFirm.com
Phone: (941) 212-2600

Julie S. Luhrsen
President

Julie is a partner with Luhrsen Goldberg, P.A. Julie focuses her practice primarily on representing the injured. She handles Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance disputes on behalf of doctors, providers and individuals unfairly denied payment by insurance carriers as well. Prior to moving to Florida in 1998, Julie served for nearly eight years as an active-duty Army JAG attorney. She gained invaluable trial experience during her five years at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she tried cases as a criminal prosecutor and then criminal defense counsel. During those years, she also routinely jumped out of “perfectly good airplanes.”

Julie is licensed in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina and received her J.D., cum laude, from University of Richmond in Virginia and a B.A., cum laude, from Miami University in Ohio. She is a member of the Sarsasota County Bar Association and has served as a Trustee on the boards of Forty Carrots Family Center and The Out-of-Door Academy. Outside of the office, Julie enjoys reading, working out, gardening and spending time with her son and daughter and their two four-legged brothers.

Lora Howell Vice President-Elect

Email: LHowell@HowellLaw.com
Website:  HowellLaw.com
Phone: 941-304-5672

Lora Howell
Vice President-Elect

Lora L. Howell has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2007 and has focused her practice in the areas of Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Litigation, Family Law and Civil Litigation. Lora also advises clients in transactional matters, which gives her an advantage understanding both the litigation and transactional perspectives.

Lora was born and raised in Mooresville, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Indiana University in 1994 graduating on the Dean’s List and where she was a member of the Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha. She was the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Scholarship where she studied abroad at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador en la facultad de Jurisprudencia. She earned her Juris Doctor Degree from Florida State University College of Law where she was a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team and the Women’s Law Symposium President. Lora is currently active in several professional organizations as well as community groups.

Regina Kardash

Email: Rkardash@swflgovlaw.com
Website: SWFLGovLaw.com
Phone: 941.306.4730

Regina Kardash
Secretary

Regina A. Kardash, a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in City, County and Local Government Law, has represented municipal clients in Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. She serves as the Town Attorney for Indian Shores and Belleair Shore, Special Magistrate of the City of Palmetto, Board Attorney for the Pinellas County Homeless Leadership Board, and Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Longboat Key. Regina was appointed to the Pinellas County Local Planning Agency and serving as Chairwoman in 2016 and 2017. She has litigated cases for clients in County Court, Circuit Court and Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal. Regina has also served as a hearing officer for the St. Petersburg Housing Authority and was appointed to the Florida Bar’s Constitutional Judiciary Committee. Regina is active in the Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women, serving as President for the 2016-2017 term and received FAWL’s “Leadership in the Law Award” in 2012. She is also a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Regina was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. She completed a 200-hour teacher training in 2010 with a certificate to teach Prana Flow yoga. In addition to yoga, she enjoys traveling, nature, local music and spending time with her son.

Lori Wolf

Email:  WolfChatter@gmail.com
Phone: 941-705-1231

Lori Wolf
Treasurer

Lori Wolf works in personal injury law.  Lori was raised in Bradenton, Florida, and started practicing as a second career Florida lawyer. She has previously worked as civil litigator specializing in the areas of corporate and real estate law. She recently returned to her roots after working and living out of state for several years. She has obtained bar licenses in Florida, Texas, and Nebraska and is licensed to practice in the Federal District Trial Courts in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

Lori graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, in 2006, while raising her three children.  She also holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, from Duke University, cum laude.

For fun, Lori enjoys ballroom dance, horseback riding, creative cooking, working out, and her church. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous leadership roles and charitable and civic organizations. She eagerly welcomes building long term relationships with FAWL members and reconnecting with her community.

Stephanie F. Murphy

Email: Stephanie@MurphyLawSarasota.com
Website: MurphyLawSarasota.com
Phone: 941.328.8142

Stephanie F. Murphy
Immediate Past President

Stephanie left the public sector and came to Sarasota, where she became a member of its thriving legal community. In private practice, Stephanie has had the opportunity to expand the narrow field of child support to the larger, complex discipline of family law. As a private practitioner, she has become active in the legal community: she was appointed by the Supreme Court of Florida for her second 4-year term as a member of the Mediator Qualifications Discipline and Review Board, which is part of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center for the Supreme Court; she is the Vice President of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers in Sarasota; is a member of the Governing Board for Sarasota Academy of the Arts; and is a member of the Family Law Section of the Sarasota Bar.  In the past, she served as a Guardian ad Litem, Judge for the Teen Court program, and a Big Sister for the Bigs in School program through Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Stephanie’s practice areas include adoption, from step-parent and relative adoptions, to private placement adoptions; as well as the broad spectrum of family law, including divorce; paternity; child support; property division; custody and visitation; enforcement and modification; and prenuptial agreements.

Stephanie is a native of Florida, having been born and raised in Polk County, Florida. She graduated from Converse College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, then obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. Stephanie began her legal career representing the State of Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), Office for Child Support Enforcement, through a private contract law firm. As a DOR attorney, she prosecuted child support cases, by establishing paternity for unwed mothers, establishing child support for custodial parents, enforcing previously-entered child support orders, and modifying same when legally justified to do so.