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Fourth-generation Shuler graduates law school

The family of Kelsey D. Shuler is excited to announce she graduated from Florida Coastal School of Law with her juris doctor degree on May 24, 2022. 

Shuler spent her law school career serving as a Student Bar Association Legislator. She was elected as the secretary of the Student Bar Association during her second year of law school, followed by her election as the organization’s internal vice president. 

Shuler was inducted into the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society after her first semester and maintained her membership throughout law school, ultimately graduating with honors. Additionally, she was an active member of the Women Law Students’ Association and Black Law Students’ Association. She was selected for Florida Coastal’s Mock Trial Team and was later appointed as president of the team.

Shuler spent countless hours clerking for Circuit Judge David Frank in Leon County, where she earned hands-on experience in multiple areas of the law. She took pride in volunteering for several pro bono organizations, such as Jericho Road Legal Services Ministry and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.

Shuler will be taking the Florida Bar exam in July to earn her license to practice law in Florida. She will be joining her uncle, Thomas M. Shuler, at his law firm in Apalachicola. 

Shuler’s great-grandfather, Jay A. Shuler, established his law practice in Apalachicola in 1932. His son, Alfred O. Shuler, joined him in 1958. 

The new graduate father, J. Gordon Shuler, began his law practice in Apalachicola in 1987, and his brother, Thomas M. Shuler, began his practice in Apalachicola in 1992. 

Shuler will be a fourth-generation attorney and looks forward to serving the needs of Franklin County. 

A graduation celebration will be held on Saturday, June 11 at High Five Dive Bar in Apalachicola from 4 to 6 p.m. The family welcomes all friends and family to attend the celebration.


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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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