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Cherie Hoch Fine

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Ms. Fine is a Florida native born in Orlando, Florida and raised in DeLand, where she graduated from high school. She studied art at the University of Florida and graduated with honors. She then graduated with honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1981.

Upon graduation, she practiced as an associate with the Gainesville firm of Watson, Folds, Steadham, Sproull, Christmann, & Brashear, P.A. between 1981 and 1983.

From 1985-1986, she served as the Assistant Director of Legal Research & Writing at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She received the Recognition of Service Award from the Legal Panel of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida in 1992.

From 1993-1998, Ms. Fine practiced as a partner in the law firm of Springfield & Fine, P.A., specializing in criminal defense law. She is a former president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is also a member of the Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar Association. In addition, she has taught legal research and writing at the University of Florida College of Law.

Since 2003, Ms. Fine has been associated with the firm of Fine, Farkash, & Parlapiano, P.A., and has been a partner since 2008. She commits to 95% Civil Litigation Personal Injury for the Plaintiff and 5% Probate and Guardianship associated with Wrongful Death and Personal Injury.

Favorite Quote

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Robert F. Kennedy
"I chose to practice law because of Perry Mason, Poppy, and not having confidence in my artistic ability." Cherie Hoch Fine

Fun Fact: She has chickens and bees πŸ™‚

Classes & Seminars

  • Section Instructor Trial Advocacy, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2003 – 2008
  • Judge Appellate Advocacy, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1986 – 2008
  • Volunteer Instructor Trial Advocacy, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2003 – Present

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015


  • Pres. of Appellate Issues after the Criminal Appeal Reform Act 1996, Florida Criminal Law
  • Journal, 1998

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Court Arbitrator, The Florida Dispute Resolution Center, since 1989

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Β Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), Member, 2004 – Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Member, 1998 – 2008
  • Leadership Gainesville Alumni Association, Member, 1995 – Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member, 1993 – Present
  • American Inns of Court Chapter, Master, 1993 – Present
  • Florida Bar, Member, 1981 – Present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Member, 1981 – Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter), President, 1998 – 2000
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section, Member, 1993 – 1998
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 1998 – 2000
  • The James C. Adkins, Jr. Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Master
  • 8th Circuit Unauthorized Practice of Law Bar Committee, Chairperson
  • 8th Circuit Grievance Committee, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Member, Eighth Judicial Circuit Child Advocacy Center
  • President, Friends of Music of the University of Florida
  • Member, Friends of Music of the University of Florida, 2005 – Present
  • Vice-President, Alachua County Humane Society
  • Board Member, Alachua County Humane Society, 2006 – Present
  • Member, Gainesville Community Foundation Women’s Giving Circle, 2007 – Present
  • Member, Congregation B’nai Israel
  • Treasurer, Junior League of Gainesville, 1994 – 1995
  • Member, Junior League of Gainesville, 1987 – 1996


Jack J. Fine has been practicing law for more than 40 years. As an established Gainesville personal injury litigator and mentor, he teaches trial practice at UF College of Law and has been selected as President of the North Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Jack has successfully tried a personal injury case to a seven-figure verdict and has argued numerous landmark appellate cases..


Julie Aleve Fine has extensive trial experience as an award-winning prosecutor in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. Her sharp litigation skills continue to serve her clients well in civil practice, where she has successfully tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict, achieving excess verdicts against large insurance companies such as State Farm and GEICO.


Before joining Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, Jonathan Ramsey worked as a criminal prosecutor, which garnered him valuable trial experience that he now puts to use as a personal injury litigator. Jonathan is committed to helping his clients demand maximum compensation after life-altering accidents. He prides himself on giving each client the personal attention they need during what can be a very difficult time in their lives.


Hon. Martha Ann Lott served with distinction as a County, Circuit, and Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit for more than 25 years. Martha continues to handle personal injury cases on a selective basis at Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano.


In addition to our dedicated team of knowledgeable trial attorneys, our law firm prides itself on our compassionate and experienced paralegals, legal assistants, law clerks, and other committed administrative personnel..


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