Board Members

Mary Katherine ( Katie) Fackler

Mary Katherine ( Katie ) Fackler

Ackerman LLP

Katie Fackler is a partner with Akerman LLP and focuses her practice on bankruptcy, with particular emphasis on the representation of Chapter 7 trustees, Chapter 11 business debtors, and creditors. Katie’s experience also includes including general debtor-creditor law, breach of contract, business torts, insurance, shareholder disputes, real estate, fraudulent transfers, landlord-tenant claims, and judgment recovery.

Katie received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  Katie serves on the Steering Committee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Board of Trustees for Riverside Presbyterian Day School, and as Secretary of the Bankruptcy Law Educational Series Foundation
Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

Robert A. Heekin, Jr.

Thames Markey & Heekin, P.A.

Mr. Heekin is a shareholder with Thames Markey & Heekin, P.A. in Jacksonville.  His practice areas include bankruptcy, business, commercial and real property litigation.  He is admitted to practice before all Florida Courts and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  Mr. Heekin received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida, where he served as Chairman of the ACCENT Speakers’ Bureau and was a member of Florida Blue Key.

Eugene Johnson

Eugene Johnson

The Johnson Law Firm P.A.

Mr. Johnson received his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) in 2004. During his final year of law school, he was an extern law clerk for the Honorable William A. Clark, United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio, at Dayton and the UDSL student nominee for the Distinguished Law Student Program of the American College of Bankruptcy. After working for various law firms in Ohio, Mr. Johnson moved to Jacksonville in 2008 and founded the Johnson Law Firm, P.A.  Since then, he has filed over 3,000 consumer bankruptcy cases and now his practice focuses on the representation of creditors and Chapter 7 Panel Trustee’s in contested matters dealing with exemptions, turnover, avoidance, and dischargeabilty issues.

Kevin B. Paysinger

Kevin B. Paysinger

Lansing Roy, P.A.

Mr. Paysinger is a partner with Lansing Roy, PA.  His practice focuses on representing individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He graduated from the University of North Florida in 2003 with bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Marketing.  He attended Florida Coastal School of Law, graduating with honors in 2008 in the top 2% of his class.

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J. Ellsworth Summers

J. Ellsworth Summers

Burr & Forman LLP

Mr. Summers is a Partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group with a focus representing secured and unsecured creditors and committees.  He also practices in the area of commercial litigation and has extensive experience with workouts and other business reorganizations.  Prior to private practice, Mr. Summers clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Allen E. Wulbern

Allan E. Wulbern

Smith Hulsey & Busey

Allan is a trial attorney whose practice is focused on commercial litigation, insolvency matters, and representation of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees.  Allan has trial experience in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.  Allan also counsels owners of closely held corporations in legal and business matters.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Allan spent nine years in the Jacksonville banking industry, with a focus on real estate lending