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Reginald Luster

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Reginald Luster was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History with Honors from Florida State University in 1985. Mr. Luster earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University in 1987. In law school, he was a member of the Law Review and the Appellate Moot Court Team. He is also admitted to practice in Florida’s three federal trial courts: United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts. He has also practiced in the federal appellate court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Reginald Luster began his practice of the law as an associate attorney with the law firm of Mathews, Osborne, McNatt, Gobelman & Cobb. He practiced in the areas of insurance defense law, personal injury law and real estate law. He eventually became a partner and shareholder with the firm. In 1994, Mr. Luster was appointed as an Assistant United States Attorney with the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). He worked in the Civil Division representing the United States government and its federal agencies. With the Justice Department, Mr. Luster served a detail in the Civil Rights Division of the Executive Office of United States Attorneys in Washington, D.C. His work earned him the 2000 Director’s Award for Superior Achievement in Furthering Equal Employment Opportunity. After seven years with the DOJ, Reginald Luster returned to the private practice of law in 2001. In 2007, Mr. Luster moved his law firm, Reginald Luster, P.A., to University Boulevard. Mr. Luster practices in the areas of personal injury law, wrongful death law, insurance law and criminal defense law. Mr. Luster holds an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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On June 11, 2004, Reginald Luster made history when he was sworn in as President of the Jacksonville Bar Association (“JBA”), the first African American lawyer to be voted to that position. In 1988, he was voted to serve on the JBA Board of Governors, also the first African American lawyer to serve on that board. Mr. Luster has held membership in the JBA and the D.W. Perkins Bar Association since 1988. The Perkins Bar awarded him the Outstanding Member Award in 2005. Mr. Luster is a former Board Member of the Florida Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Florida Bar providing legal assistance to the poor, where he has served for six years. In October 2008, he was inducted as a Member into the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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