User:Dirtlawyer1

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This editor is a Senior Editor III and is entitled to display this Rhodium Editor Star.

Background & education[edit]

Greetings. I'm Dirtlawyer1, a practicing attorney who specializes in commercial real estate development and related practice areas. If you came to my user page because you were curious what a "dirt lawyer" is, here's the answer: it's professional jargon commonly used by attorneys to refer to a lawyer whose practice includes real estate transactions; "dirt" is lawyer slang for "real estate."

I am originally from the State of Florida, but I am now a permanent resident of Atlanta, Georgia. I graduated from the University of Florida, and I remain an avid fan of the university's Florida Gators intercollegiate sports teams. I actively edit articles related to the university, college sports generally, professional baseball and football, Olympic swimming, and the City of Atlanta. I also actively participate in several WikiProjects whose scope includes those topics.

Wikipedia contributions[edit]

I was primarily responsible for the elevation of these seven Wikipedia articles to "Good Article" status:

Good Article Andrew Sledd, Latin and Greek scholar, essayist, theology professor, university president;
Good Article Robert Q. Marston, medical doctor, research scientist, director of the National Institutes of Health, university president;
Good Article Albert A. Murphree, university president, mathematics professor;
Good Article John J. Tigert, U.S. Commissioner of Education, university president, College Football Hall of Fame member;
Good Article Catie Ball, competition swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder;
Good Article Tracy Caulkins, competition swimmer, three-time Olympic gold medalist, former world record-holder; and
Good Article Robert Cade, medical doctor, university professor, research scientist, inventor of Gatorade.


Wikipedia articles I have created include the following:

Wikipedia service awards[edit]


UFBarnstar.png The University of Florida Barnstar
For good and thorough work pertaining to articles about his alma     
mater, the University of Florida.

Awarded by User:NorwalkJames, August 5, 2009.


UFBarnstar2.png The Florida Gators Barnstar
For good and thorough work pertaining to articles about his favorite  
college sports teams, the Florida Gators.

Awarded by User:NorwalkJames, August 5, 2009.


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
For being such a great asset to the community and for working       
diligently to improve the encyclopedia. Cheers!
Eustress talk 15:38, 27 December 2010 (UTC)


Blueprint Barnstar 2.PNG The Template Barnstar
The favor has been returned—Thank you for moving and upgrading   
college basketball coaches' navboxes!
Jrcla2 (talk) 14:48, 25 January 2011 (UTC)


Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
In recognition of your unending quest to improve coverage of UF-
related topics against the constant headwinds of wiki-nonsense.
Zeng8r (talk) 17:52, 10 September 2011 (UTC)


Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
Long overdue... I've been meaning to thank you for your work to con-
tinue improving Florida–Georgia football rivalry. It's a topic about
which both sides have strong passions, and you've helped reach
compromises that were acceptable to both sides and made the art-
icle better. Thanks for your work!
-Jhortman (talk) 07:20, 10 April 2012 (UTC)


Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for THIS. It's nice to see great clean up on articles as
opposed to having the article "tagged" for cleanup. Thanks for gett-
ing dirty and doing work.
Morning277 (talk) 12:26, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Team Barnstar Hires.png The Teamwork Barnstar
For pitching in and wrapping up the Davis Tarwater Good Article       
review when the original nominator went missing.

-- Batard0 (talk) 18:08, 29 November 2012 (UTC)


Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Man's Barnstar
Awarded for your outstanding motivational skills and organizational
coding at Wikipedia:Vital articles/Expanded, where you have made a
huge difference. Your talents as a calming influence and mediator
are also notable and welcome. For this page and your work else-
where, you have earned my deep respect and gratitude!
-- Jusdafax 23:32, 20 May 2013 (UTC)


Halfstar Hires.png The Half Barnstar
For your work with Mr swordfish on loosing the Gordian Knot at the discus-
sion on the Federalist. LHMask me a question 19:05, 14 October 2014 (UTC)


Socratic Barnstar.png The Socratic Barnstar
Very rarely do people take the time to do the research and set out
the arguments as clearly, eloquently and methodically as you did in
the AfD debate The Michigan - Toledo game. If that doesn't justify a
Socratic barnstar, then I don't know what does. --Legis (talk - contribs)
06:04, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


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Symbol support vote.svg This user helped promote 7 good articles on Wikipedia.
en-5 This user can contribute with a professional level of English.
UF This editor is a member of Wikiproject University of Florida.