Jones Foster Attorneys Appointed to Palm Beach County Bar Association Committees

Jones Foster litigation attorneys have received committee appointments and reappointments from the Palm Beach County Bar Association (PBCBA) to serve for the 2023-2024 term effective July 1. As members of PBCBA committees, the attorneys will further develop leadership skills and build and enhance relationships with fellow Bar members and the judiciary while meeting committee goals and contributing to the important work of the local bar.

Shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor was reappointed to serve as co-chair of the Committee for Diversity & Inclusion, which seeks to promote and facilitate the growth of diversity and inclusion in the local legal community through education, community involvement, and social engagement with people of varying race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, national origin, age, and mental and physical disability, according to the PBCBA.

Associate Brett T. Lashley was newly appointed to serve on the Circuit Court Civil Practice Committee, which is charged with initiating and considering suggestions to improve the local practice, help with community outreach, and coordinate the circuit civil portion of the 2024 Bench Bar Conference agenda.

Associate Spencer S. Keyser was also reappointed to serve on the Circuit Court Civil Practice Committee and the Law Related Education Committee, which seeks to increase the public’s understanding of civics and the judicial system. Committee members will reach out to the community to present interactive and educational programs about civics.

Associate Travis J. Foels was newly appointed to the Business Litigation CLE Committee, which is responsible for organizing continued legal education seminars in business litigation matters.

Associates Alexander L. Brams and Zachary M. Rothman were reappointed to serve on both the Estate/Probate Law CLE Committee and Probate/Guardianship Committee. The Estate/Probate Law Committee is responsible for creating continued legal education seminars in estate and probate matters, while the Probate/Guardianship Committee works to initiate and consider suggestions to improve the practice of law in the areas of probate and guardianship.

In addition, Mr. Brams and Mr. Keyser are newly appointed board members of the PBCBA Young Lawyers Section. The mission of the Young Lawyers Section is to provide community service and networking opportunities to section members, such as Adopt-A-School projects, Habitat for Humanity builds, and serving food at a local homeless shelter. The section also offers opportunities to interact with the judiciary, such as judicial breakfasts, luncheons, and other receptions.

About Our Attorneys

Joanne O’Connor is a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group and a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Business Litigation. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation including business torts, partnership, and corporate disputes, non-compete agreements, civil RICO, real estate and land use litigation, and lawyer and law firm defense. Joanne is an experienced litigator who advocates for her clients in jury and non-jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts and before private arbitration panels.

Alexander Brams is a member of Jones Foster’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates practice groups. He focuses his practice on the areas of probate, trust, guardianship, and fiduciary litigation, as well as commercial litigation, throughout Florida’s state and federal courts. Alex represents fiduciaries and individuals in all probate, trust, and guardianship settings, including will and trust contests, breach of trust actions, personal representative and trustee removal and accounting actions, will and trust reformation and modification proceedings, contested guardianships, exploitation, and tortious interference litigation.

Travis Foels is a member of Jones Foster's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group. He represents businesses, individuals, and municipalities in civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, product liability, premises liability, and personal injury matters.

Spencer Keyser is a member of Jones Foster's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice group, focusing his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury. Spencer has extensive litigation experience representing clients in both state and federal courts as well as state administrative and regulatory proceedings.

Brett Lashley is a member of Jones Foster's Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Land Use & Governmental teams. He focuses his practice in the areas of complex civil litigation and general commercial litigation with an emphasis on employment, real estate, and contractual disputes. Brett represents individuals and businesses in matters involving alleged misappropriation of trade secrets, confidentiality agreements, the enforcement of noncompete agreements, and specific performance involving real property and commercial contracts.

Zachary Rothman is a member of the Litigation and Private Wealth teams and represents clients in litigation involving estates, trusts, guardianships, and fiduciary disputes, as well as commercial litigation matters. Zack also counsels personal representatives, trustees, court-appointed administrators, beneficiaries, and creditors in all facets of probate, trust, and guardianship administration.

About Jones Foster
Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the Firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. Notably, the majority of the firm’s Shareholders have received the designation of Board-Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in their specific practice area. The firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Wealth, Trusts & Estates, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit