Our Staff

Our Staff

The team of attorneys and support staff in the Office of the General Counsel work closely together to provide and ensure responsive, timely and accurate legal advice and counsel to the University of South Florida including its component units, direct support organizations and the Board of Trustees. Our daily work is focused on facilitating the implementation of USF's strategic vision, priorities and goals. We remain dedicated to a tradition of excellence, professionalism, fairness, ethics and diversity.


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  • Gerard D. Solis, General Counsel
  • Robert A. Pelaia, Deputy General Counsel
  • Joanne (Jodi) Adamchak, Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Hilary M. Black, Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Liz Gierbolini, Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Joel Londrigan, Senior Associate General Counsel
  • Bryan D. Ruff, Associate General Counsel
  • Frederic (Eric) P. Skinner, Associate General Counsel
  • Craig S. Dawson, Associate General Counsel
  • Brittany N. Bird, Assistant Attorney
  • Lynn Cash, OPS Attorney

Support Staff

  • , GC Office Administrator, 813-974-1674
  • , Contracts and Legal Affairs Administrator, 813-974-8246
  • , Legal Administrative Specialist, 813-974-1661
  • , Legal Administrative Specialist, 813-974-7774
  • , Legal Administrative Specialist, 813-974-1679