Attorney Frances (Kem) M. Toole with Hill Ward Henderson was recently appointed to a three year term on the Federal Court Practice Committee of The Florida Bar. The Federal Court Practice Committee serves as The Florida Bar's liaison to the federal courts, federal bar organizations in Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference, and others interested in federal practice. The Committee distributes to Bar members proposed changes to the federal rules and publishes the Guide to Judicial Practices in Florida's Federal Courts, which describes the practices of individual federal judges in all three Districts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The Committee also maintains the Federal Corner on The Florida Bar's website and hosts the Federal Judicial Roundtable at the annual meeting of The Florida Bar.
Ms. Toole is Of Counsel in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of business bankruptcies, creditors’ rights litigation and commercial litigation. She represents financial institutions, private lenders, private and public companies, and other creditors, as well as trustees, debtors, official committees and other commercial litigants in state, bankruptcy and other federal courts through the State of Florida.