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Everyone here at Widerman Malek, PL wore their awesome, yet ugly sweaters to work for our annual Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We loved everyone’s spirit and creativity, but the Ugliest Christmas Sweater award went to Attorney Hostetler (pictured front center) for his biker tattooed sweater which was a fan favorite.

Widerman Malek team wearing ugly christmas sweaters

On August 31, 2016, two members of the Widerman Malek team, Mark Warzecha (partner) and Daniel Davidson, on behalf of the firm’s not-for-profit, No Bad Days Foundation, visited Ability Plus Therapy to present Liam two therapy items that will hopefully bring some relief to him and his mom.

Liam, who is autistic and suffers from congenital pulmonary valve stenosis, tachycardia and cardiac arrhythmia, received a weighted compression vest and an air “wiggle” cushion. Although it does not seem like much, these two items can help make his daily life less of a struggle. The vest which is adorned with one of his favorite animals helps him feel secure and comfortable in his environment. Before the vest, Liam was unable to control himself and would run into walls and other objects, hurting himself and sometimes others. Similarly, the air cushion is used to avert him from kicking while he eats or interacts with others.

It was a sincere pleasure to meet Liam, and the No Bad Days Foundation is pleased it was able to continue to do what it set out to do. Here are some pictures of Liam in action with his new vest and cushion!

Liam in ball pit

Liam and WM Team

It was the 1st day of football season, so the Widerman Malek team once again donned their favorite team jerseys in order to represent and support them as they make their way through the season.

the widerman malek team

The Widerman Malek Team

Attorneys Kelly Swartz and Ed Kinberg, founders of the Unmanned Systems Group at Widerman Malek, presented a CLE to local attorneys with the Brevard Bar Association on “Drone/Quadcopter Recreational and Commercial Use: What You Need to Know.” This CLE was held on August 25th at The Brevard Law Library. Issues discussed were Liability, Best Practices, Florida Statue 934.50, FAA Regulations and Section 333.

Kelly Swartz speaking at the Brevard Law Library

Kelly Swartz Speaking at the Brevard Law Library

Ed Kinberg speaking at the Brevard Law Library

Ed Kinberg Speaking at the Brevard Law Library

On August 24th, Space Coast Women in Defense hosted a panel discussion on, “Unmanned Vehicles – Drones and the Impact on You and Your Business.” Attorneys Ed Kinberg and Kelly Swartz participated on the panel. Kelly Swartz, an Intellectual Property attorney, is the Director of Widerman Malek’s Unmanned Systems Group, and Ed Kinberg is an Administrative and Regulatory Law attorney for the group. The panel discussion was well attended and there was much discussion on the pros and cons regarding unmanned vehicles.

uas panel speaking

Speaking are Kelly Swartz, Grant Bagley, Ed Kinberg, and Alex Penalta

ed kinberg speaking on drones

Ed Kinberg Speaking on Drones

kelly swartz speaking on drones

Kelly Swartz Speaking on Drones

Attendees listening Attentively as Grant Bagley Speaks