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Henderson Franklin Welcomes J. Dudley Goodlette

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that J. Dudley Goodlette has joined the firm’s Naples office.

The long-time Collier County resident devotes tremendous support to the community. Goodlette serves on the Board of Directors for the Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation and for the Quest Education Foundation, two organizations focused on assisting Collier County students with access to higher education. He also serves the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, as Immediate Past Chairman.

Goodlette is also Chair of Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company’s Underwriting Committee, Executive Committee, Business Development Committee, and Nominating Committee.

Goodlette is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and also served as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Florida House. In recognition of his efforts for spearheading the passage of the Florida Access to Civil Legal Assistance, he received the Medal of Honor from the Florida Bar Foundation.

Goodlette also served on the Florida Board of Governors, was a member of the 20th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and served as Chairman of the Real Property Board Certification Committee.

Goodlette has received many accolades throughout his distinguished career, including Naples Daily News’ Citizen of the Year, Hodges University’s Humanitarian of the Year, Edison State College’s Holland T. Salley Leadership in Fostering Education Award, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County’s Man of the Year, and was inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame.

Goodlette may be reached at dudley.goodlette@henlaw.com or by phone at 239-344-1388.