Christina Martin is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation's Florida office in Palm Beach Gardens. She litigates cases around the country to protect individual rights, property rights, and the rule of law. She is currently working on the important property rights case, Knick v. Scott Township, which is headed to the United States Supreme Court. Christina's presentation will include an update on that case, as well as other property rights issues being litigated by PLF.
Brian Yablonski is the executive director of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC). Previously, he was a PERC board member as well as an adjunct fellow since 2003. In his work for PERC, he has published research articles on wildlife as well as public and private land management.
Brian recently served two terms as chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the state agency charged with conserving and managing Florida’s wildlife and marine resources and overseeing the state’s hunting, fishing, and boating activities. He served as a commissioner on the FWC for more than 14 years.
Kristen Jurasis aprofessor at the University of Montana School of Law. She received a B.A. in languages from the University of Montana in 1977 and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1982. From 1982 through 2000, she practiced with private firms in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Montana, specializing in agricultural, property, business, natural resource, and tax law. In 2000, Kristen accepted a position as a professor at the University of Montana School of Law, where she has taught classes in business, contracts, property, tax, agriculture, estate planning, and international law.