SuzanneDeCopain-c2016-Saxon|Gilmore is pleased to announce that Suzanne J. DeCopain, Esq. has been elected as Secretary to the 2016-2017 George Edgecomb Bar Association (GEBA) Executive Board.

GEBA is Tampa’s largest predominately African-American voluntary bar association. It is named for the late Honorable George E. Edgecomb, the first African-American judge in Hillsborough County. GEBA is dedicated to the promotion and recognition of African Americans within the legal profession and the judiciary.

Ms. DeCopain, an associate of Saxon|Gilmore, concentrates her practice in the areas of affordable and public housing. Formerly, Ms. DeCopain worked for over three years as an assistant state attorney for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida, where she gained significant jury and bench trial experience. She received her B.A. degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and her J.D. degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she won best brief in moot court and held many positions, including Co-Director of the Pro Bono Society, Chaplain of the Black Law Student Association, and founding President of the Caribbean Law Student Association. While at Florida Coastal, she helped her clients in the Immigration Clinic gain permanent residency.

Ms. DeCopain can be reached at 813.314.4528 or via email at