ABOUT KERRY ANNE SCHULTZ, ESQUIRE
Kerry Anne Schultz graduated Summa Cum Laude as Valedictorian with a Bachelor’s degree in both History and Political Science from Oklahoma City University in 1998. Ms. Schultz also earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in 2000.
While attending Oklahoma City University, Ms. Schultz was the student body president, a member of Blue Key, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, the 1998 All-USA Academic Team, an Oklahoma State Rhodes Scholar Finalist (1998), a Truman Scholar Finalist (1997), and an Oxford Service Learning Scholar (1997). As a law student, Ms. Schultz received several jurisprudence awards. She was selected to the Moot Court Board and was Semi-Finalist in the Intra School Moot Court where she earned an honor for “Best Brief.” Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Schultz served for one year as law clerk to Honorable Paul J. Clulo, in Midland, Michigan.
Ms. Schultz is currently a member of the Florida Bar Association; American Bar Association and the Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Attorney-Realtor Committee of the Florida Bar Association; Pensacola Inns of Court; Member of Community Service Committee of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Associations; Member of Attorney/Realtor Relations Committee of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Associations; Member and Prior Board Member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Real Estate Council; Instructor with the Florida Division of Real Estate teaching the Real Estate Contracts Course and Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions to real estate agents and brokers; Instructor with Sterling Education Services, Inc., teaching Leases and Landlord-Tenant Law; Volunteer and prior Board Member of Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, Inc.; Agent of Attorney’s Title Fund Services, Old Republic Insurance Company; Trustee of Pensacola Little Theatre; Board of Governors of the Pensacola State College Foundation; Member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who; Member and prior President of Gulf Breeze Rotary; Prior Rotary District 6940 Treasurer; Area Governor for Rotary District 6940; Attorney Board Member for the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County; prior Board Member of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; Board Attorney of Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida; Member of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Commissioner on the Florida Volunteerism and Community Service; 2018 Rotary District 6940 District Conference Chair; Sacred Heart Foundation Board; 2019 Rotary District 6940 District Conference Committee; a 2009 and 2010 Rising Star Florida Super Lawyer; Board Member of The Starfish Project; Gulf Breeze Rotary’s 2018 “Citizen of the Year.” In 2020, Governor DeSantis appointed Ms. Schultz to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the First District.
Ms. Schultz frequently participates as a lecturer and contributor in teaching seminars on Contracts and Ethics for the Florida Department of Real Estate to real estate professionals including the following: “Rainmaking in a Drier Real Estate Market”—Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Inc., (2007 Fund Assembly); “Short-Sales & Other Distressed Property Transactions”—The 2008 Fund Situation Room Seminar; “2008 Pre-Contract to Post-Closing Seminar;” “Ethical Considerations in Real Estate Transactions,” 2008 Escambia-Santa Rosa Attorney-Realtor Seminar; “Landlord-Tenant Law Update” (2010-2014 Sterling Education Faculty).
Ms. Schultz enjoys serving above self. She enjoys traveling to Kenya, Africa to serve and work on humanitarian efforts and international Rotary projects. She currently serves and partners with several friends who operate schools and orphanages in Kakamega, Kenya. Ms. Schultz is married to Paul Battle, a civil engineer, and they have a daughter, Ellanor Rosemary Battle. Ms. Schultz enjoys skiing, volunteering, spending time with her family and horses.