Joryn, attorney and Open Palm Founder, began her own firm here in Tampa after a 14-year career in law, 2 of which she served as a professor of law at Stetson University. She is a recipient of the prestigious A. Sherman Christensen Award, an honor bestowed upon those who have provided exceptional leadership to The American Inns of Court Movement. For more information on Joryn’s professional experience, take a look at her resume.


Bob Blackman’s Reputation

Corienne came to retain me when she’d been knee-deep in her courtroom divorce for a couple of years and finally got fed up with her fancy, high-priced lawyer, who didn’t seem capable of ever getting it finished.

Destiny and Max Duff

I rarely see Max Duff anymore. We used to see each other once a week, for breakfast with our referral networking group of Profit Pros. But I left the group three years ago and he left it shortly after, so we rarely see each other.

Serendipity And Small World Stories

It’s a Small World (After All) is a Disney attraction that originated at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Yet it has outlasted new technology and the thrill-inducing attractions that ever increasingly compete with this old Disneyland and Disney World staple.


We’ve all heard the quote; we all know it’s true. But take it one step further; I’m an advocate for accolading. (Is that a word?) So how is that about marketing?

Knowing Your Business

If you could have one super power, which would you choose? Without hesitation, I’d choose the ability to read people’s minds, though I must admit that social media eliminates the need to be super.

Just Be (Publish) Yourself

Bryan Garner, whom I regard with the utmost respect as a literary expert, recently published another valuable piece in which he expounds on the critical importance of letting your true self shine through your writing.