Vote Today for Seth Nelson, Candidate for Tampa City Council District 3 Citywide

Vote for Seth Nelson, Candidate for Tampa City Council District 3 CitywideToday the city of Tampa is holding elections for various offices, including the District 3 Citywide seat of the Tampa City Council.  For this seat, I endorse Seth Nelson.

Seth Nelson is a friend of mine, and a man dedicated to his 6-year-old son, Kai.  He is a lifelong citizen of Tampa, where he attended Hillel grade school and Wilson Middle School.  In 1988, Seth graduated Plant High School.  After earning his bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin he returned to the area where he taught underprivileged children at an alternative school.

In 2001, Seth graduated from University of Florida’s College of Law.  He then served as a law clerk to Judge John C. Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Seth later opened up his own law firm, where he practices family law and represents children with special needs.

Seth’s endorsements have included The Tampa Police Benevolent Association, Tampa Fire Fighters Local #754, Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, and Florida State Representative and former Tampa City Council member Shawn Harrison.  Additionally, the St. Petersburg Times endorsed Seth and stated the following:

Seth Nelson sets himself apart from this crowded field of name-droppers. He understands what the city has done right in recent years, from cutting crime to developing downtown. And he sees how the city can improve by strengthening relationships with neighborhood groups and the business sector.

The 40-year-old lawyer has a solid grasp of city issues for a first-time candidate. He has a reasonable plan for streamlining some land development codes. And, like every candidate this year, Nelson promises to examine the budget for consolidation ideas and other cost savings. But he shows a more responsible approach by calling for continued investment in infrastructure and other capital projects. Nelson is right that the city cannot merely cut its way into a new period of economic growth.


For Tampa City Council District 3, the Times recommends Seth Nelson.

Keep in mind that the polls close at 7:00 p.m., so give yourself plenty of time to vote for Seth Nelson.


About Adam B. Cordover, Attorney-at-Law

Family Diplomacy is dedicated to helping clients restructure their families privately and respectfully. We practice exclusively in out-of-court dispute resolution, with a focus on collaborative divorce and family law, mediation, direct negotiations, and unbundled legal services. We maintain this out-of-court practice because we strongly believe that family disputes should be resolved in a private conference room, not in a hostile and public courtroom environment. This unique perspective on family law stems back to Adam B. Cordover’s experience studying International Affairs in Washington, D.C., and abroad. Adam had the rare opportunity to work closely with ambassadors and diplomats from war-torn regions around the world. He traveled around the globe, learning from diplomatic leaders as they applied dispute resolution techniques to tackle seemingly impossible conflicts. It dawned on him: If these techniques can work in the complex world of International Relations, why not Domestic Relations and Family Law? This realization lead Adam to create an exclusively out-of-court practice and to bring a more peacemaking approach to family law. In his previous role as a litigation attorney, Adam witnessed parties experience the negative emotional and financial effects that long, drawn out divorce battles can have on families. As a result, Adam has become a strong proponent of the Collaborative Process, where a structure is put in place so that life’s hardest moments do not have to be any more difficult than necessary. A thought leader in the international collaborative law community, Adam successfully spearheaded an effort of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit to draft an administrative order safeguarding the principles of collaborative family law (just the fourth such administrative order in Florida). Adam has been featured in or interviewed about collaborative practice by the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida Bar News, NBC, Fox 13, Bay News 9, ABC Action News, The World of Collaborative Practice Magazine, and Spirit FM 90.5. Adam regularly speaks at professional and civic organizations locally and internationally regarding the collaborative process. Adam B. Cordover is president of Next Generation Divorce, a 501(c)(3) and Florida’s largest interdisciplinary collaborative practice group with member attorneys, mental health professionals, and financial professionals throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Sarasota, and Manatee Counties. Adam is also on the Executive Board and co-chair of the Research Committee of the Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida. Further, Adam is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Leadership Academy of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. You can learn more about us and our services at Attorney Adam B. Cordover is admitted to the Florida Bar and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. His office is located at 412 East Madison Street, Suite 824, Tampa, Florida 33602.
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