Mr. Gossett graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in May of 1988 with his Juris Doctor. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989, the District of Columbia Bar in 1990, and the United States Supreme Court Bar in 1992. Additionally, Mr. Gossett maintains membership in the United States District Court Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Military Appeals.
Prior to establishing his own practice Mr. Gossett worked in both the State Attorney’s Office and the Department of Children and Families. Sensing a need for more individual services within the county he opened up his first office in 1991 to meet this need. His philosophy of helping others first became the cornerstone on which his practice was built. Mr Gossett has successfully litigated numerous trials and appeals, and has had the privilege of presenting five cases to the Florida Supreme Court.
In addition to his extensive legal practice in areas including personal injury, bankruptcy, real estate and estate planning Mr. Gossett has been a longstanding member of the United States military as a National Guard member. He currently hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and has received commendations for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation American Rescue.
Christopher L. Cober
Mr. Cober has been a resident of Highlands County for most of his life – a graduate of Sebring High School in 1998. He attended the University of Central Florida for undergraduate work in Psychology where he volunteered numerous hours for Give Kids the World in Kissimmee, Florida.
He was accepted into the prestigious Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 2006 and graduated cum laude in May of 2009. While attending University of Florida Mr. Cober was a member of the Entertainment Law Review and recognized for his outstanding community service.
Mr. Cober returned to Highlands County in August of 2009 to establish himself in the community he had received so much from. His personal philosophy in providing services and most importantly working with clients is that there are numerous opportunities for helping throughout his interactions with them. Mr. Cober is committed to providing professional, effective services to all clients.
Mike completed his undergraduate education at Flagler College with a degree in History. He later received his Juris Doctor from the oldest law school in Florida, Stetson University, College of Law, graduating in December of 2008. During his time in law school, Mike earned the William F. Blews Pro Bono award, served, as an officer in the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and was a Research Assistant for the International Law Department.
Before coming to Highlands County in the Spring of 2012, Mike had worked in Clearwater, Florida in the realm of Real Estate transactions. Also, during that time, he was commissioned in the Florida Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate and completed his training at The Judge Advocate Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia and also, at Fort Benning, Georgia by November of 2011.
Mike feels that being an attorney is a privilege, something that can only be earned by the zealous representation of his clients in and out of the courtroom. Mike is currently admitted to practice in the State of Florida, the Middle & Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court, and before the Department of Veterans Affairs.