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Eve T. K. Volkmann named partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

Attorney Eve T. K. Volkmann, whose practice focuses on personal injury, property damage claims, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip/trip and falls, has been named a partner at the law firm of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

“We are pleased to offer Eve a partnership,” said Christopher Smith, managing partner at the firm. “Her courtroom training while in law school as well as proven track record since joining the firm make her a valuable member of our team.”

Since she joined the firm in 2019, Volkmann was successful in securing the second-highest jury award in 2021 in Lee County for an insurance-related property claim resulting from Hurricane Irma.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Volkmann moved to Southwest Florida in 2005. She graduated summa cum laude from Hodges University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, working for eight years in the senior aging and health care industry.

Volkmann then turned her focus to law, graduating magna cum laude while ranking fourth in her class at Ave Maria School of Law. While at Ave Maria, she earned the Book Awards for highest grade in her class for Commercial Law, Healthcare Law, and Research, Writing & Advocacy. As a Moot Court Board member, Volkmann won best oralist of the St. Thomas More Oral Advocacy Competition and the Robert H. Bork Appellate Team Competition and Best Brief. She received the Saint Francis Cabrini Award for excellence in clinical programs for her work in the Ave Maria Law School’s Estate Planning Clinic. She was associate editor on the Ave Maria Law Review, secretary of Ave Maria’s student chapter of The Federalist Society, Dean’s Delegate and the student commencement speaker.

After earning her law degree in 2019, Volkmann was admitted to the Florida Bar. She was also admitted to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Volkmann is the past president and member of the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association and was a judicial intern clerk to the U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell and to the U.S. Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy. She is a member of the Calusa Inn of Court, the Lee County Bar Association and the Florida Justice Association.

“I’m grateful to be a partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, a firm that aligns with my personal beliefs and my passion for justice and to make a meaningful impact for our clients,” Volkmann said. “Client satisfaction is important to me, so my goal is to communicate with clients every step of the process.”

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