Eve-KosciuszkoDistinguished Ave Maria School of Law graduate Eve Kosciuszko has joined the law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. Her practice will focus on general civil litigation, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate.

Kosciuszko was admitted to the Florida Bar after graduating magna cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law in May 2019, ranking fourth in her class. She earned the Book Awards for highest grade in her class for Commercial Law, Healthcare Law, and Research, Writing & Advocacy. As a Moot Court Board member, Kosciuszko won best oralist of the St. Thomas More Oral Advocacy Competition and the Robert H. Bork Appellate Team Competition and Best Brief. She received the Saint Francis Cabrini Award for excellence in clinical programs for her work in the Ave Maria Law School’s Estate Planning Clinic. She was associate editor on the Ave Maria Law Review, secretary of the Ave Chapter Federalist Society, Dean’s Delegate and the student commencement speaker.

Kosciuszko is a board member of the Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association and was a judicial intern clerk to the U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell and to the U.S. Magistrate Judge Mac R. McCoy.

Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Kosciuszko moved to Southwest Florida in 2005. She graduated summa cum laude from Hodges University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing and worked for eight years in the senior aging and health care industry.

“As an award-winning second career law student, Eve brings proven speaking ability and courtroom exposure,” said Christopher Smith, partner. “Her well-rounded experience working in the senior aging and health care industry makes her especially knowledgeable about senior issues.”