Peter D. Ticktin received his first law degree in the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, where he had previously attended Medical School for one year, and where he was active as the Minister of Public Relations on the University’s Student Counsel and where he ran the Student Police Force as Chief. He began practicing law in Ontario, Canada, as a Barrister & Solicitor in 1972. Within his first year of practice, he defeated the Uniform Summons which caused every misdemeanor in the Province of Ontario that used the form to be dismissed.
While in active practice in Ontario, he tried numerous cases and appeared frequently before the Appellate Courts and on one occasion before the Supreme Court of Canada. In the mid-80s, Mr. Ticktin relocated to Florida and commenced his effort to obtain a second law degree which was required for admission to The Florida Bar. He graduated cum laude, was elected into the Order of the Coif (U.S. law school equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa Key), received the Gold Scholarship, and ultimately scored sufficiently high on his Bar Exams that the course he took refer to him and his score in its advertising.
Since his admission to The Florida Bar in 1991, Mr. Ticktin has appeared in the Federal trial and appellate courts of the Southern District of Florida, the Middle District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Southern District of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Western District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas and numerous state courts, including the trial and appeal courts, and Supreme Court of Florida, the trial, appellate, and the Supreme Court of California, as well as the trial courts of Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
In his general experience, Mr. Ticktin has been a farmer, a builder, and at one time owned and operated small heavy equipment. He was the CEO of a small public company, The Pony Express, and to this day, he puts the emphasis on “Business” in the category of Business Law for his clients.
In the practice of law, he was a leader in the area of HIV litigation and has received a good deal of media attention for his involvement in the odd cases that he handled from monkey bite cases to the intricacies of pharmaceutical products liability cases. He came more to public attention when he won a 2 week trial that was televised on Court TV regarding organ transplants. Mr. Ticktin deals with litigation as a crisis management issue, and aims at relieving the CEO from intricate management of his or her legal issues so that he or she can return to running the business.
Mr. Ticktin’s practice is centered on representing businesses with creative approaches to achieve the most pragmatically sensible results. Mr. Ticktin is also instrumental in supervising and attending to other work of The Ticktin Law Group, P.A., including Divorce, Real Estate, Personal Injury, NASD and other Arbitrations, and Administrative and other areas of the practice of law.
Laura Crawford Williams
Laura Crawford Williams, internationally recognized and an award-winning photographer, has engaged with the mission of The Global Warming Foundation and fully supports the organization’s vision for the future.
Laura Crawford Williams’ work has been published and recognized by magazines such as National Geographic, National Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and Nature’s Best magazines.Her love for photography has come naturally and has led her to success in different areas. Wildlife in Wild Lands: Photography for Conservation in Southern South America hopes to inspire intellectual curiosity and invite others to share the same excitement and awe that she gets from working with wildlife.
Joseph Silverbird, (Hollywood bound, in his mother’s Tummy: almost born on famous Route 66. Son of, “Wisdom-Keeper/Clairvoyant parents, Joe Ortiz, (Proud of his Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez & Nedni heritage. His Mother, Florinda Blair, Cherokee/White: (Distant relation to George Guess aka Nathaniel Gist, friend of Gen. George Washington, and ancestor of the Washington D.C. Blair family: but, better known as Sequoia, Inventor of the“Cherokee Alphabet”) …. His parents owned the popular “International Show.” They toured Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado & California, yearlyfrom,1925 to early1960. Mr. Silverbird grew up theatrically weaned, from age six, by his thespian and musical singing parents.
Special note: Changing one’s name has never been considered a crime. Examples: Inigo Lopez became Ignatius Loyola. Dr. Ohiyesa, to Charles Alexander Eastman. And my friend, Colorado Senator, Ben, “Night Horse” Campbell, whose father, Albert Valdez, was of Spanish, Cheyenne/Apache Ancestry. Mr. Ortiz changed his to Joseph Reuben Silverbird…. His California birth certificate name is George Joe Ortiz. At age 3, he was spirited-off by his parent’s friends, and Baptized Catholic with the name Reuben.
He has continued in his parent’s Spiritual and Theatrical Footsteps. Audiences, wherever he journeys, have enjoyed his positive words of wisdom, music and songs of unity, respect, love and peace. His original music and lyrics are an essential part of his performance: story-telling songs, and many relate the sad tragedy, and almost total extermination of the “Original Natives of the USA.”
He has proudly excelled, in California, on stage: as Black Elk, in “Black Elk Speaks”. As Chief Black Kettle, in Winter-Man at NYC’s La Mama: as Powhatan, father of Pocahontas, for Disney/MGM. On Film: Disney’s “Young Harry Houdini.’’ “I’ll Take Manhattan,” a serious Native, comedic film produced by, Robin Craig. He and friend, Lane Slate conceived the PBS, family special, “Birth of a Navajo Group.” – “One Life to Live” series, David Letterman Show, Johnny Carson and other major shows. Latest Achievements: National Geographic: “Sitting Bull”: filmed 2013 in Wales. Spiritual Film “Awake” Produced by: Catharina Roland; and will appear in the sequel, “Awake2Paradise,” in 2017.