Renee Thompson

Renee Thompson

Renee E. Thompson is a Partner at Mateer & Harbert, P.A. practicing in their Ocala office as a civil litigator handling commercial litigation and equine law matters. She is an honors graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she was chosen as an Outstanding Young Alumnus in 2012.

Renee currently serves as the Fifth Circuit Representative on The Florida Bar Board of Governors and as the Chair of The Florida Bar Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy Committee. She is a member of the Bar’s Executive Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Vision 2016 Commission Technology Committee, Special Tools, Resources and Technology Committee, and serves as Vice Chair of the Communications and Annual Convention Committees of The Florida Bar. She previously served as President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division from 2010-2011, and was the recipient of the YLD Board of Governor’s Most Productive Board Member Award in 2008. Renee currently serves as the President of the Marion County Bar and as the Chair of the U.S. Middle District Grievance Committee for the Ocala Division.

Renee has been recognized as a Florida Association of Women Lawyers Leader in the Law, Florida Super Lawyer and Rising Star, Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Up and Comer, and as one of Ocala Magazine’s ‘Forty Under Forty.’

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Episodes
August 5, 2016
Making Legislative Amendments to Rule 4-7.22

The Florida Bar Board of Governors Eighth Judicial Circuit representative Carl Schwait discusses the legislative amendments recently made to rule 4-7.22.

June 21, 2016
A Peek Inside The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute

Renee Thompson interviews Jonathon Israel, Rod Bruce, Eddie Lebranda, and Christine Bilbrey from The Florida Bar’s Practice Resource Institute (PRI).

September 30, 2015
Inside Tips on CLEs and Board Certification

Obtaining the required Continuing Legal Education credits is on the mind of every Florida Bar member. Many lawyers often ask where to report their credits, what other activities qualify for CLEs, and how to find online courses? Also, what are the benefits to becoming board certified? In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana...

September 16, 2015
Get Involved with The Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar

All Florida lawyers under the age of 36 and Florida Bar members in their first 5 years are automatically in The Young Lawyers Division (YLD). Consequently, the division includes over 27,000 members throughout the state. As we know, new lawyers must complete the Basic Skills Course Requirement, but there have been some recent changes in...

September 1, 2015
How to Use Time Management and Mindfulness to Improve Your Law Practice

Many solo and small firm lawyers have a hard time managing their practices in addition to being a lawyer full time. Most lawyers in any field are interested in efficient time management. On this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson speak with law firm coach Nora Bergman about how lawyers...

August 26, 2015
President-Elect Bill Schifino on The Florida Bar’s Future Focus

On the last episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares discussed lawyers and technology with President Ray Abadin. But what are the overarching goals of The Florida Bar going into the future, and how do presidents, president-elects, and other leaders within the bar work together to maintain focus and achieve these goals? In this...

July 23, 2015
Florida Bar President Ray Abadin on Lawyers and Technology

The 2015 Annual Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference recently took place in Manalapan, Florida. During the event, Adriana Linares and co-host Renee Thompson sat down with the new Florida Bar President, Ray Abadin, to discuss the highlights of his presentation and his passions for the future of Florida lawyers. On this episode of The Florida Bar...

February 25, 2015
Judge Robert Hilliard on Technology in the Court, Access to Public Records, and the Paperless Docket

The State of Florida takes access to public records very seriously, but it also prioritizes the privacy of its citizens. Through sustained efforts and the use of technology, Florida is finding ways to meet both objectives while decreasing the associated costs. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, co-hosts Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Jennifer Kuyrkendall on Technology and Leadership

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Board of Governors member Renee Thompson interview Jennifer Kuyrkendall at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Kuyrkendall discusses her role with the Young Lawyers Division (YLD), the video series Mentoring with the Masters, the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Technology Conference, and how...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Balancing Your Career with Bar Involvement

Adriana Linares and Renee Thompson interview Liz McCausland, Melanie Griffin, and Barbara Leach about maintaining successful careers while being involved with Bar committees. The interviewees talk about mentoring young lawyers, encouraging and helping potential leaders, and expanding community service within the legal field. While all three lawyers use technology to help with time management, they...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Michelle Suskauer on the Disciplinary Review Committee

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Attorney Renee Thompson interview Michelle Suskauer at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. Suskauer discusses her role as a professional legal analyst, the importance of the Disciplinary Review Committee for the legal profession, and why Florida lawyers should get involved with the Bar to...

January 28, 2015
Florida Bar Winter Meeting: Sean Desmond on the Annual Convention in June

Florida Bar Podcast host Adriana Linares and Florida Bar Board of Governors member Renee Thompson interview criminal defense attorney Sean Desmond at the 2015 Winter Meeting of The Florida Bar. As the current chair of the Annual Convention Committee, Desmond discusses making the June convention a destination for lawyers by collaborating with Clio for a...

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