News & Updates

Exciting News & Current Events happening at Coppins Monroe



  • Holly Dincman has been sworn in as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Big Bend Hospice, Inc., a regional hospice serving eight counties across North Florida. 
  • Zack Scharlepp has become a shareholder in the firm.
  • For its participation in the Leon County Schools Partner for Excellence Program, Coppins Monroe was named as an Outstanding Partner of the Year in the Small Business Category. Firm representatives accepted the award at the annual Partners for Excellence Kick-Off and Recognition Ceremony held at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. CMAD was nominated by J. Michael Conley Elementary School for the firm’s support of the backpack program (in cooperation with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend), which allowed 10 children to take home backpacks of food each Friday during the school year to ensure students and their families have well-balanced, nourishing meals throughout the weekend.





  • Coppins Monroe was a sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids’ Sake 2016. With a team lead by firm associate and Big Brothers Big Sisters Board member, Zack Scharlepp, we joined area businesses in support of a wonderful organization that is a pillar in communities throughout the country. Locally, over 400 bowlers and volunteers helped to raise more than $50,000 for BBBS of the Big Bend.
  • Holly Dincman has earned the designation of Florida Certified Labor Relations Professional from the Florida Public Employer Labor Relations Association. Ms. Dincman is qualified to advise clients in all aspects of collective bargaining and labor relations. 
  • Zack Scharlepp, an avid runner, has been elected president of the Gulf Winds Track Club.
  • Gwen Adkins along with Panama City Beach City Attorney, Doug Sale, co-presented at the July 2016 Florida Municipal Attorneys' Association conference on First and Fourteenth Amendment concerns with city ordinances aimed at regulating planned and "pop-up" events, sharing the benefit of their experience in a recent lawsuit regarding Spring Break in Panama City Beach. 
  • Michael F. Coppins has been appointed by the Florida Bar to serve a three year term on the Second Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. This marks the second time he has been selected to serve on this committee.
  • Holly Dincman gave a presentation entitled, "Why Can't We Be Friends? Social Media Issues for Educators and A Common Sense Approach to Effective and Responsible Social Media Use," to approximately 350 teachers and administrators employed by the Calhoun County School District for the District's back to school staff professional development. #DifferenceMakers
  • Scott Seagle recently conducted a training at the Panhandle Area Education Consortium's ("PAEC") Risk Management Bus Driver In-Service Training seminar. Speaking to more than 200 employees and supervisors, Scott discussed a variety of liability and safety issues confronting school bus drivers, from negligence to the First Amendment, along with effective strategies to address them.
  • Holly Dincman recently made two presentations at the 49th Annual Leadership Conference of the FloridaLearns Foundation and the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium in Miramar Beach, Florida.  Ms. Dincman spoke on the topics of "Title IX Compliance in the Educational Setting" and "Compliance with the New Governmental Mandates for Accommodation of Transgender Students."
  • The Firm is partnering with America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend by participating in its Backpack Program, which provides weekly food backpacks to students in schools throughout the area. For the 2016/2017 school year, the firm is sponsoring children at Bond Elementary School in Tallahassee.  As part of the partnership, a team of CMAD employees (and sometimes family members) participate in packing the bags that are distributed. Upwards of 250-300 bags are packed each session.