George E. "Buddy" Schulz Jr. is a Florida Bar Board
Certified trial lawyer. His practice has involved him in litigation throughout
the United States since 1973. He is the past chairman of Holland & Knight's
litigation department, and he presently is the Chair of the Public and
Charitable Service Department, which coordinates the Firm's pro bono
and community initiatives that provide assistance to persons of limited means
and organizations that help them.
A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy
of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, American Board of
Trial Advocacy and the American Bar Foundation; listed in The Best Lawyers
in America and Florida Trend's Legal Elite; and a member of The
Florida Bar, American Bar Association, Chester Bedell American Inn of Court and
other professional organizations, Mr. Schulz is admitted to practice before the
United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth
and Eleventh Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Southern,
Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, including the trial bar. He has served
as a member of The Florida Bar’s Civil Rules and Evidence Code committees and as
chairman of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He is a recipient
of the Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award.
In his community, Mr. Schulz has served as a cabinet member of United Way;
general counsel of PACE Center for Girls/Jacksonville; a director of
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.; a director of the Jacksonville Urban League;
a member of the City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission; a member of the City of
Jacksonville Juvenile Justice Comprehensive Strategy Board; and a member of the
Gator Bowl Association. He is presently a volunteer to the Guardian Ad Litem
program, a trustee emeritus of the University of Florida Levin College
of Law and a member of Florida Blue Key.
Mr. Schulz earned his B.A. in 1967 from Vanderbilt University and his J.D. in
1973 from the University of Florida College of Law, following military service
as a lieutenant in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.