Her two-year term begins July 1, 2007. Krusbe, a Florida native, received her bachelor’s degree in 1986 from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., and her juris doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables.
Krusbe works for Billing, Cochran, Heath, Lyles, Mauro and Anderson in West Palm Beach, and specializes in medical malpractice defense; insurance defense; and appeals. She is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.
For 11 years, Krusbe was a clerk for the Fourth District Court of Appeals. There, she also served as coordinator of the 4th DCA law clerk pro bono program. In 2000, Krusbe served on the Florida Supreme Court Voluntary Pro Bono task force.
Krusbe has been active with Florida Legal Services, a statewide legal aid organization, for the past six years, and served as the organization’s president in 2006. Since 1997, she has also volunteered locally for the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s Annual Pro Bono Night planning committee.
For the past year, Krusbe has served on the Foundation’s Legal Assistance for the Poor/Law Student Assistance grant committee. In her application to the Foundation, Krusbe wrote: “ ...In the past year on the board of the Foundation, I have seen, first hand, the hard work that goes into ensuring that organizations throughout this state are able to further their missions.”
About The Florida Bar Foundation
The Florida Bar Foundation (flabarfndn.org) is a statewide charitable organization established in 1956 to foster law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. The Foundation is the only statewide funder of civil legal services for the poor. Other Foundation programs include grants to improve the justice system and public service fellowships and loan repayment assistance for attorneys at its legal aid grantee organizations. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981.Additional support for the Foundation comes from gifts by Florida attorneys, law firms, corporations, foundations and from other individuals.