Board, Members & Past PresidentsOur Organization

Executive Board

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PRESIDENTMichelle Harper

Michelle Harper specializes in domestic violence and has a significant track record in securing both temporary and permanent injunctions for protection. Throughout her career, Michelle has skillfully guided hundreds of survivors through the complexities of the legal system to secure the protection they desperately need. She has also led various community outreach and training initiatives to increase awareness of domestic violence and the injunction for protection process. Michelle serves as a Supervising Attorney at Florida Legal Services, Inc., a nonprofit organization that operates a statewide domestic violence hotline and offers legal representation to crime victims across Florida. Michelle extends her commitment to justice through her involvement with the Hate Crimes Task Force for the Office of the State Attorney and her contributions to the Domestic Violence Committee of the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section, where she served as Co-Secretary last year.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTYineth S. Aslan

Yineth S. Aslan works as staff counsel for GEICO General Insurance Company at the Law Office of George L. Cimballa III in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining GEICO staff counsel, Yineth worked as an assistant state attorney at the Broward State Attorney’s Office handling hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.

Yineth received her bachelor’s degrees in Legal Studies and Philosophy from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and her law degree from NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. Presently, Yineth is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the Broward County Young Lawyers Section, and a mock trial instructor at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law. Yineth heads the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association’s annual Bilingual High School Conference hosted in partnership with Broward County Public Schools.

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PRESIDENT ELECTMario Lopez

Born in Managua, Nicaragua. In 1978, Mario came to the United States with his family and has lived in South Florida since arriving from Nicaragua. He was raised in Miami Florida and graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida. His litigation experience in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation, Premises Liability, Construction Law, Medical Malpractice, Property Litigation, Nursing Home Litigation, Products Liability (which includes Chinese/American Drywall cases) and First Party Property Hurricane Damage, Water Damage and Personal Injury Protection (P.I.P.) Litigation has given him the ability to handle clients’ issues with efficiency and effectiveness to obtain successful outcomes.

TREASURERFrancisco Tschen

Francisco Tschen is set to bring his extensive expertise and personal dedication to the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (BCHBA) as the incoming Treasurer. Raised in Guatemala, Francisco moved to the United States to pursue his studies in engineering at Texas A&M University, with pivotal support from his family, who have always emphasized the importance of education. While working at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office as a Primary Patent Examiner he earned his law degree from FIU.

Currently, he serves as an International Patent Program Analyst at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), where he contributes to the development of international patent standards and fosters collaboration with global IP offices. Additionally, Francisco is an adjunct professor at Florida International University College of Law, where he teaches courses on patent law, trade secret law, and international patent law, incorporating real-world examples to prepare future legal professionals. His dedication to education and mentorship aligns perfectly with BCHBA’s mission to promote diversity, cross-cultural appreciation, and equality in the legal profession.

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RULES AND COMPLIANCE OFFICERMichelle Rodriguez

Michelle Rodriguez was born in Queens, NY. Both of her parents immigrated to the United States from Colombia. She attended Florida International University where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration also from Florida International University. Ms. Rodriguez earned her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL where she graduated Cum Laude. Ms. Rodriguez is currently in-house litigation counsel for an insurance carrier.

RECORDING SECRETARYJaclyn O'Connor

Jacklyn O’connor is a graduate of the Florida International University College of Law, where she participated in the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. While in law school, she served as President of the Women’s Law Society and Vice President of the American Constitution Society. She has volunteered to provide legal services to the immigrant community through numerous deferred action and naturalization drives throughout the state of Florida. She has also volunteered for the CARA Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas, assisting women and children who recently entered the U.S. to prepare for their credible fear interviews. As an immigration attorney, Ms. O’Connor practices before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Courts, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also represents clients in detention, specifically at Krome Detention Center, Glades County Detention Center, and Broward Transitional Center. Ms. O’Connor is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Broward County Bar Association. She has been appointed as a member of the AILA South Florida Wellness Committee and has previously served on the Immigration Law Update Planning Committee, DMV Committee, and USCIS Committee for AILA South Florida. She is also active in the Young Lawyers Section of the Broward County Bar Association.

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CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARYStefani Erazo

Stefani is an associate attorney at Mary Ann Ruiz, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida. Stefani specializes in complex condominium matters, community association law, real estate litigation, and construction law. She represents local, domestic, and international clients in the real estate sector, including property owners, developers, community associations, and construction professionals. Outside of work, Stefani loves to travel, learn new cooking recipes, and spend time with her family and friends.

HISTORIANCurrently Vacant

To be determined…

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MEMBERSHIP CHAIRElisabeth Rodriguez

DIRECTORFlorence M. Andalib

Florence M. Andalib is a Liability Litigation Attorney for Publix Super Markets, Inc., focusing on defending premises liability claims. Originally from El Salvador, Florence has called South Florida home since 1998. In 2008, Florence graduated from the University of South Florida with a major in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from St. Thomas University in 2013. While in law school, Florence served as a member and a mentor of St. Thomas Law Review. She was also an active member of the trial team for which Florence credits her love of trial work. Prior to joining Publix, Florence worked for Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer where she represented clients in areas of commercial and general civil litigation. She also served the community of Broward County as an Assistant State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit where she handled misdemeanors and felonies. Outside of work, Florence loves to travel and spending time with her family and friends.

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DIRECTORBrian Andino

Brian M. Andino is an Associate with Gerson & Schwartz, P.A. He is dedicated to helping those who have been injured through the negligence of others or defective products, with a concentration in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, negligent security, and maritime and admiralty cases. Brian is originally from Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Florida at an early age. Brian enjoys exercising through running and weightlifting. He also relishes spending time with family and close friends by cheering on the University of Florida Gators and the New York Football Giants. Brian is bilingual and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

DIRECTORMarta Estevez

Marta spent the first 16 years of her career working in public service for Coast to Coast Legal Aid South Florida, where she rose to the level of Deputy Director. While at Legal Aid, Marta specialized in helping survivors of intimate-partner violence navigate the injunction for protection and divorce processes. Her compassionate nature, coupled with an incisive legal mind, make Marta an ideal advocate to handle complex divorce and child-custody proceedings.

A native Floridian, Marta received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Nova Southeastern University. She is a first-generation Cuban-American, and is fluent in Spanish.

Possessed of a strong sense of community service, Marta is a member of the Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition, the Florida Statewide Fatality Review Team and is an appointed member of the Broward County Commission’s Human Rights Advisory Board.

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DIRECTORCarla P. Lowry

Carla Lowry practices marital and criminal law. She has owned Lowry at Law, P.A. since 2008. Ms. Lowry is a former prosecutor and public defender. She attended Stetson University Law School.

DIRECTORFernanda Pedroso

Fernanda Pedroso is an experienced and collaboratively trained family law attorney with years of representing clients in South Florida. Her experience and approach to family law matters provides clients with efficient and effective resolutions that promote the best interest of her clients and their families. Fernanda believes families are better served when they are encouraged to find common ground rather than turning their lives into a battleground. Fernanda is a Board Member of the Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida; a member of the team heading the Pro-Bono Collaborative Process Pilot Program in Broward County; a member of the Florida Family Law Section and she is also the Assistant Director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals’ West Broward Chapter.

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DIRECTORVanessa Thomson

Vanessa Thomson is an associate attorney at Robinson Pecaro & Mier, P.A., in Sunrise, Florida. Vanessa focuses her practice on Third Party Insurance Defense Litigation. Vanessa received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. Vanessa has also served as a volunteer for the Guardian Ad Litem program in Broward County since 2017.

Judicial Liaisons

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The Honorable Jose Izquierdo

Judge Jose Izquierdo serves in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Broward County. He was born in Florida and is of Cuban-American descent. Judge Izquierdo obtained his bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He is a past president of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (2007-2008). Judge Izquierdo was appointed to the Court in May 2016 and presides over dependency cases.

The Honorable Kathleen McCarthy

Judge Kathleen McCarthy serves as a County Court Judge in Broward County. She is of Irish-American and Spanish descent. In 1995, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Florida International University. In 1997, she earned her Master of Science degree in counseling from Barry University. In 2001, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University and was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.

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The Honorable Jessica Marra

Judge Jessica Marra serves as a Circuit Court judge in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Broward County. Judge Marra is of Cuban-American descent.

Judge Marra obtained her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law.

After receiving her J.D., Judge Marra became an Assistant State Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit. She went into private practice at Kelley Kronenberg in Fort Lauderdale focusing on General Liability and Third Party Insurance Defense litigation using her background in Criminal Law, Workers’ Compensation, Contract Disputes, and Administrative Matters until she took the bench.

Judge Marra is a former Director of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association and currently one of the organization’s judicial liaisons.

Organization Members

Cristina Abreu

Wintter Law
Puerto Rico and Cuba

Maria Agudelo

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Venezuela

The Honorable Linda Alley

Circuit Court Judge - 17th Judicial Circuit

The Honorable Lauren Alperstein

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
USA/Eastern European

Moses Aluicio

Office of Statewide Prosecution
Criminal
Cuban

Cyana Alvarez

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Cuba

Vanessa Alvarez

Robinson Pecaro Mier, P.A.
Insurance Defense
Peru

Jaime Alvarez

Gordon & Partners
Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice
Spain

Florence Andalib

Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Personal Injury (Defense)

Brian Andino

Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria
Personal Injury- Plaintiffs
Ecuador

Alison Andrade

St. Thomas University School of Law
Law Student
Guatemala

Manuel Antommattei

St. Denis & Davey, P.A.
Automobile Negligence, Premises Liability, Labor and Employment Law, Criminal Defense, Insurance Defense, Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Landlord Tenant Disputes (Residential and Commercial), Corporate Law, Worker\'s Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Business Law, General Civil Litigation
Puerto Rico

Yineth Sanchez Aslan

Law Offices of George L. Cimballa III, GEICO Staff Counsel – Fort Lauderdale
Insurance Defense, In-House Staff Counsel
Colombia

Berkin Aslan

Kanner & Pintaluga
Personal Injury

Patricia Atallah

Law Student
Criminal Law

Alina Avalos

State Attorney's Office - 17th Circuit
Criminal

The Honorable Catalina Avalos

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida
Colombian American

Nicole Avila

Florida Legal Services
Immigration
Venezuela

The Honorable Florence Barner

17th Circuit Broward
Civil and Criminal
Haitian American

Hernan Bater

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Briana Bedoya

Florida State University College of Law
USA, Colombia, Honduras

The Honorable Betsy Benson

17th Judicial Circuit

Leila Billings

Cuba and Spain

The Honorable Tabitha Blackmon

17th Judicial Circuit
County Court Judge
Trinidad

Jennifer Blanco

St. Thomas University School of Law
Cuba

Richard Cruz Blanco

Richard Cruz, P.A.
Civil Litigation
Cuban

The Honorable Bernard Bober

17th Judicial Circuit

Carlton A. Bober

Vernis & Bowling of Broward, PA

Christy Boulet

Shepard Broad College of Law- Nova Southeastern University
Law Student

Gabriela Briceno

Florida International University
LLM student

Christopher Brown

Law Office of Brown & Associates, P.A.
Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury Law
USA

Lorna Brown-Burton

Lubell | Rosen
Worker's Compensation Defense, Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment
Jamaica, West Indies-Caribbean American

Carlos Bruzual

Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A.
Personal Injury
Venezuela

Alida Bustos

Law Student at St. Thomas University

Mariannina Butrim

Butrim-Gomez Law Firm
Estate Planning
Nicaragua

Franchesca Caminero

Caminero Law
Personal Injury
Dominican Republic

Franchesca Caminero

Caminero Law
Personal Injury
Dominican Republic

McKenzie Campagnolo

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University

Jan Medina Caraballo

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Puerto Rico

Oniss Cardenas

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University

The Honorable Deborah Carpenter-Toye

17th Judicial Circuit
County Court Judge

Sophia Carrasco

St. Thomas University School of Law
Law Student
Venezuela & Chile

Dennis Carrion

The Carrion Firm, PLLC
Personal Injury (Plaintiff)

Iury Carvalho

Nova Southeaster University Shepard Broad College of Law
Personal Injury
United States

Isabel Castillo

Law Offices of Isabel Castillo, P.A.
Immigration and Nationality
Guatemala

Angel Castro

I/H Counsel Services
Business, Real Estate
United States

Melissa Chavarri

Di Pietro Partners, LLP
Medical Malpractice, Complex Litigation & General Civil Litigation
U.S., Cuba and Puerto Rico

Diana Chiorean

Broward State Attorney's Office

Woody Clermont

City of Miami Beach Attorney's Office

Ralph Confreda

McGlinchey Stafford
Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation
South America

Jose Cortez

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Ecuador

Jacob Covas

St. Thomas Law School

Ilse Cruz

Student at Florida Atlantic University
Broward County

Xiomara Lopez Cruz

MRN Law PA
Civil Litigation
Colombia

The Honorable N. Hunter Davis

17th Judicial Circuit
Criminal, Family
United States

The Honorable Natasha DePrimo

17th Judicial Circuit
County Court

Michelle Denis

University of Florida College of Law

Michelle Denis

Michelle Denis
Education
Puerto Rico/ Ecuador

Geovanni Denis

Palm Beach State College
In-House Counsel
Cuba/Honduras

Kevin Denyer

Nova Southeastern University

Karen Deshon

FIU College of Law
Law Student

Antoinette Diaz

Diaz Dodd VanBoxtel Law, P.A.
Immigration & Nationality Law
Chile

The Honorable Robert F. Diaz

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge
Criminal Law
Cuba

Shedwin Eliassin

Law Student at St. Thomas University
Haiti and U.S.

Iris Elijah

Florida International University
General Counsel
Dominican Republic

Jasmine Elmasry

Law Student at George Washington University

Stefani Erazo

Mary Ann Ruiz, PA
Property, Real Estate, Condominium Law, Community Association Law
Puerto Rico / Dominican Republic

Jennifer Espaillat

Dominican Republic

Marta Estevez

Scott J Brook, P.A.
Family Law/Domestic Violence
Cuban

The Honorable Kal Evans

17th Judicial Circuit
Criminal
African American

The Honorable Fabienne Fahnestock

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit
United States

Julie Farach

Family Law

Liz Farinas

Law Student at St. Thomas University

Garett Faulkender

Wicker, Smith, O'Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A.
Civil Litigation
USA

Lourdes B. Fernandez

St. Thomas University School of Law
Assistant Dean Office for Career Development
Cuba

Kamila Fernandez

FIU College of Law
Law Student

The Honorable Alan Forst

Fourth District Court of Appeal

Gustavo Fortich

Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez PL
Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, and Asset Protection
Colombia

Andrea S. Froome

ASF Resolve LLC
Mediation, Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution Consulting
Jamaica (West Indies)

Aimee Garces

Law Student at St. Thomas University

Kayla Garcia

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University

Mariano Garcia

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley
Personal Injury (Plaintiff) & Commercial Litigation

Luis Garcia

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Mexico

The Honorable Marina Garcia-Wood

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge

Kevin Gardiner

J. David Bogenschutz & Associates, P.A.
Criminal Law
Cuba

Fiorella Gasco

Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A.
Personal Injury
Peru

Jeremiah St. Gerard

Law Student

Aron Gibson

Montero Law
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death (Plaintiff)
Cuba, Puerto Rico and Ireland

Christina Gomez

Government Attorney
Criminal Law

Karl Gonzalez

Rudd & Diamond, P.A.
1st Party Insurance
USA

Julio Gonzalez

Labor & Employment
Dominican Republic

Gabriel "Zach" Gonzalez

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm, P.A.
Catastrophic Injury Litigation

Alicia Gonzalez

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Eminent Domain & Land Use Litigation
Cuba

Kristen Goss

KWG Family Legal and Mediation Services, LLC
Family Law, Family Mediation, Probate, Guardianship & Estate Planning
U.S.

Shirley Grinstein

University of Miami School of Law
Argentina

Bernadette Guerra

Government Attorney
Defense & Appeals

Cindy Guerra

Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
Government
Cuba

Cynthia Guerra

Broward County Public Defender's Office
Criminal Law
USA

The Honorable Andrea Gundersen

17th Judicial Circuit

The Honorable David Haimes

17th Judicial Circuit
Colombia

Danielle Hall

Law Student at University of Miami

Michelle Harper

Florida Legal Services, Inc.
Cuba

John Hartsell

United States Air Force
Federal Criminal and Administrative Law

Nazarena Rosales Hauser

Family Matters Law Group, P.A.
Family & Dependency
Nicaragua

Margarita Hernadez

Washington University at St. Louis School of Law
Colombia

Danay Hernandez

St. Thomas University School of Law
Law Student
Cuban

Danay Hernandez

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
Cuba

Danay Hernandez

Law Student at St. Thomas University

Daniel Herrera

DMH Legal, PLLC
Estate Planning, Business Law, Real Estate
Colombia

Ama- Mariya Hoffenden

The Law Offices Of Ama-Mariya Hoffenden, PLLC
Immigration, Family, Criminal Defense
Ukraine

Alen Hsu

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L.
Commercial Litigation & Class Action Defense, and Transactions in Business, Real Estate, Corporate & Labor and Employment
Asia, U.S.

Mariela Hunt

Johnson, Anselmo, et al
Civil Litigation
Cuba

The Honorable John "Jay" Hurley

Irish-American

The Honorable Jose Izquierdo

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge

Gabriela Jadan

Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Cohen
Insurance Defense
Ecuador

Pedro Jedlicka

JEDCA Law, P.A.
Corporate Law, Anti-Corruption Compliance, International and Domestic Commercial and Investment Arbitration
Venezuela

Elba Jimenez

Broward Public Defender
Criminal Defense
Ecuador

Elroy John

Florida Justice Law Firm, PLLC
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, & Appellate
United States Virgin islands

Hernando Bernal Jr.

Law Office of Hernando Bernal Jr. Esq. P.A.
Immigration

Christina Kalin

Daly & Barber, P.A.
Personal Injury (Plaintiff)
Cuba

Rafael Katz

Katz & Katz, P.A
Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

Adam Katzman

Broward County Attorney's Office

Ramiro Kruss

Government Attorney

Edward George Labrador

Florida Association of Counties
City, County, & Local Government Law
Cuba

Milor Laya-Perdomo

Government Attorney
Immigration Law
Dominican Republic

The Honorable Frank Ledee

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge
United States

The Honorable Olga Levine

17th Judicial Circuit
Cuba/United States

Maria Rodriguez Lewis

Maria Rodriguez Lewis, P.A.
Mediation and Arbitration
Cuba

Elaine Loibman

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Personal Injury
United States

Faith Lombardo

Law Student

Tayron Lopez

Broward County Public Defender's Office
Criminal Defense
Nicaragua

Mario E. Lopez

Law Offices of Mario E. Lopez, P.A
Personal Injury/ First Party Litigation
Nicaragua

Kebin Lopez

University of Florida Levin College of Law
Law Student
Honduras

Andres Lovera

Broward Public Defender's Office

Carla Lowry

Lowry at Law, P.A.
Marital & Criminal Law

Harold Malcolm

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University
Jamaica

Yudislaidys Mallol

David Howard Goldberg, P.L.
Trusts & Estates
Cuba

Madeleine Mannello

Winston Law Firm
Personal Injury; Criminal Defense
United States

Hastrid Maradiaga

Government Attorney
Criminal Law
Honduras

Diana Santa Maria

Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A.

Marc A. Marra

Kelley Kronenberg
Real Estate

Jessica Daley Marra

Kelley Kronenberg
Workers' Compensation (Defense), Third Party Property Litigation, General Contract Disputes & Criminal Law
Cuba, Italy and Ireland

Lorena Mastarrigo

Office of the Public Defender Broward County
Criminal Law

Lorena Mastrarrigo

Law Office of Public Defender
Criminal Defense

The Honorable Kathleen McCarthy

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge
Civil
Spain & Ireland

Dorixis Batista de McComas

Florida International University
LLM student
Dominican Republic

Ian Medina

Personal Injury, First Party Property Damage, Employment Law, Estate Planning, Immigration, and Business Law

Maria Patricia Mendoza

St. Thomas University School of Law
Venezuela

Jennifer Merino

City of Hallandale Beach - City Attorney's Office

Cherrelle Mickens

Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel

The Honorable Lucy Ramos Miller

17th Judicial Circuit
United States/ Puerto RIco

The Honorable Giuseppina Miranda

17th Judicial Circuit
County Civil
Italy

Maria Mohamad

Florida International University
Venezuela

The Honorable Kim Theresa Mollica

County Court Judge – 17th Judicial Circuit

The Honorable Stefanie Moon

Domestic Violence Civil Injunctions
African American

Jonathan Morhaim

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Complex Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Banking & Finance Litigation
Cuban

Thomas Moss

tmoss@sunrisefl.gov

Andres Munoz

Romano Law, PLLC
Intellectual Property Litigation
Colombia

Adelmis Naderpour

Adelmis Bohigas-Naderpour, P.A
Family Law/Mediation

Cesar Neira

Office of the Public Defender 13th Judicial Circuit
Criminal

The Honorable Tarlika Nunez-Navarro

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge

The Honorable George Odom

17th Judicial Circuit

Jose Paez

Broward State Attorney's Office
Criminal Law
Cuba

Kristen Palacio

Kim Vaughan Lerner LLP
Commercial Litigation
Cuba

Development Partners

Technology & Marketing Strategy
Fort Lauderdale

Freddy Perera

Perera Barnhart Aleman
Labor and Employment

Elaine Martin Perez

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University
International Law, International Arbitration, International Mediation & Family Law
Cuba

Jenny Vargas de Perez-Corujo

Legal Advice & Trial Associates, PLLC
Family Law
Dominican Republic

Jenny Vargas de Perez-Corujo

Amanda Phillips

Greenspoon Marder LLP
Real Estate

Cristina Pierson

Kelley | Uustal
Complex Litigation
Cuban-American

Farida Coronel Piriz

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University
Securities Litigation, Securities Arbitration & International Arbitration

Brittney Polo

Kirk & Caldwell
Casualty Litigation
Dominican Republic

Mayleidys Porraspita

Porraspita Law Group
Family Law & Mediation
Cuban

The Honorable Jackie Powell

County Court Judge – 17th Judicial Circuit
Jamaica

Nikeisha Pryor

The Pryor Law Group, P.A. & Cornerstone Florida Title & Abstract, Inc.
Real Estate/Title Insurance; Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning; Personal Injury
USA

Jose Pulido

Broward Public Defender's Office

Navin Ramnath

City of Sunrise - City Attorney's Office

Talhia Rangel

Disability Inclusion and Advocacy Law Clinic
Disability, Guardianship Alternatives, Civil Rights
Bolivia

The Honorable Carlos Rebollo

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge
Cuba and Spain

Louis Reinstein

Kelley Kronenberg
Appellate/Mediation
United States

Louis Reinstein

Kelley Kronenberg
Mediation and Arbitration
USA

Ricardo Reyes

Tobin & Reyes, P.A.

Genesis Reyes-Reyes

FIU College of Law
Puerto Rico

Emily Riumbau

Florida International University
Corporate
Cuban

Karissa Rivera

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Law Student
Cuban & Puerto Rican

Scarlet Riviere

St. Thomas University School of Law
Venezuela

Tomas Robirosa

Shepard Broad College of Law - Nova Southeastern University
Law Student
Argentina

Karina Rodrigues

Kelley | Uustal
Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice & Wrongful Death
Brazil and Portugal

Elisabeth Rodriguez

Government Attorney
Germany and Puerto Rico

The Honorable Carlos Rodriguez

Seventeeth Judicial Circuit Court Judge

Michelle Rodriguez

In-House Counsel
Insurance Defense
Colombia

Aby Catalina Rodriguez

Government Attorney
Criminal Law
Colombia

Aby Rodriguez

Government Attorney
Criminal Law
Colombia

Lucia E. Rodriguez

Nova Southeastern University
Honduran Argentinian

Vanessa Romero-Molina

Wicker Smith
Insurance Defense
Cuban

Gary Rosner

Ritter Chusid, LLP
Mediation, Arbitration, and Civil Litigation
Romania

Aylin Ruiz

Government Attorney

Cristina Sabbagh

Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A.

Maria Sanchez

Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A.
First Party Property
Venezuela

Ann Siegel

Disability Rights Florida

Mercedes Slimak

FIU College of Law
Law Student

Alex Smith

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University

William Solano

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law
Real Estate
Colombia

Aaron Stadler

Broward Public Defender's Office

Stephanie Swantner

Law Student at Nova Southeastern University
Medical Malpractice, Healthcare Law & Personal Injury

Caroline Swift

Student

Richard Tejeda

Law Student

Meah Tell

Vanessa Thomson

Robinson Pecaro & Mier, P.A.
Insurance Defense
United States

Vivianna Tijerino

Florida International University College of Law
Colombia/Nicaragua

Jacqueline Torres

J. Torres
E-Discovery, International Law, Litigation
Peruvian American

Francisco Tschen

The United States of America Patent Trade Office
Wills & Trusts, Contract Law, Landlord/Tenant
Guatemala

Alejandra Uribe

Law Office of the Public Defender Broward County
Colombia

The Honorable Michael Usan

17th Judicial Circuit
Circuit Court Judge
USA

Stewart Valencia

Stewart Valencia P.A.
Criminal, Civil Litigation

Ksenia Saavedra Vance

Broward Sheriff's Office

Adriana Vargas

Law Student at Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Ileana Vargas

Children's Legal Services

Francisco Vasquez

Law Student

Jacqueline Vazquez-Aldana

Law Student at St. Thomas University

Carlos Velasquez

Velasquez Dolan, PA
Personal Injury

Isabel Vera-Fernandez

Greenspoon Marder LLP
Personal Injury
USA

Francis Viamontes

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida
Criminal Law
Cuba

Carline Vidal

NSU Shepard Broad Law Center
Criminal and Health Law
Puerto Rico

Nicole Villamar

Akerman, LLP
Litigation
Dominican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian

Mario Villota

Jazmira Argueta Wheeler

Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.
Family Law
Honduras

Tania Williams

The Skilled Advocate Company
Trial Consulting
USA

Rebekah Wise

FIU College of Law
Australia/ Puerto Rico

Gabriel F. Zambrano

Lytal Reiter Smith Ivey Fronrath
Personal Injury
Colombia

A MESSAGE FROMPast Presidents

Past Presidents

1990-1991The Honorable Marina Garcia-Wood

1991-1992Carlos Reyes

1992-1993Emilio Benitez

1993-1994Maria Rodriguez Lewis

1994-1995Ana Gardiner

1995-1996Ricardo Reyes

1996-1997The Honorable Robert Lee

1997-1998Mariaelena Gayo-Guitian

1998-1999Georgette Sosa Douglass

1999-2000Soraya Hevia Kasper

2000-2001Carlton Bober

2001-2002Alex Arreaza

2002-2003Rae Chorowski

2003-2004Catalina Avalos

2004-2005Cynthia Guerra

2005-2006Ileana Almeida

2006-2007Hyram Montero

2007-2008The Honorable Jose Izquierdo

2008-2009Juan Carlos Arias

2009-2010Carmen Cuetos

2010-2011Alan Pascal

2011-2012Francis Viamontes

2012-2013Lorena Mastrarrigo

2013-2014Liliana Jurado

2014-2015David Salomon

2015-2016Leila Billings

2016-2017Rudwin Ayala

2017-2018Connie Pena

2018-2019Diana Salomon

2019-2020Aron Gibson

2020-2021Karina Rodrigues

2021-2022Kristen Palacio

2022-2023Nazarena Rosales Hauser

2020-2021Yineth Sanchez Aslan

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