Tampa attorney Hala A. Sandridge will take office July 1, 2019, as the president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization whose mission is to provide greater access to justice.
Sandridge, co-managing shareholder of the Tampa office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, is a member of the firm’s board of directors and chair of its appellate practice group. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.
Last year, Sandridge was reappointed by then Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.
Sandridge has received numerous pro bono awards including the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Jimmy Kynes Pro Bono Award in 2000; The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 2002; the Distinguished Pro Bono Award from Bay Area Legal Services in 2007 and the Have a Heart Pro Bono Service Award in 2009.
Sandridge also has chaired the appellate practice sections of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and The Florida Bar. She is a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow and a member of the Foundation’s Bronze Society for lifetime giving.