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The BCHBA would like to recognize Stefani Eraza—a vibrant, dedicated member— for her contributions to the organization. Stefani was born in New York and raised in South Florida. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in political science. Pursuing her passion for legal service, she interned with the Honorable Ari...

Marta Estevez is a valued member of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association family. She is a first generation Cuban-American who graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in 2000 and went on to receive a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in 2004. Marta devoted the first 15 years...

It is with great pride that we recognize Vanessa Romero-Molina—a former Director of the BCHBA—as our Member of the Month for September 2021.  Vanessa is a graduate of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.  After law school, Vanessa served as a Prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney for the 17th Judicial Circuit...

Florence 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...

The Honorable Judge Rudolfo “Rudy” Ruiz is the proud son of two heroic parents who left everything they knew in Cuba in search of freedom and opportunity in the United States. Judge Ruiz’s father was part of Operación Pedro Pan—a program that allowed thousands of unaccompanied Cuban minors to enter the United States from 1960...

Judge Mily Rodriguez Powell is a judge for the Broward County Circuit Court in the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Former Governor Jeb Bush appointed Judge Rodriguez Powell to the Circuit Court in 2005. During her time on the bench, she has held assignments in the Civil and Probate Divisions. Born in Cuba, Judge Rodriguez...

General Magistrate Rudolph “Rudy” (no claim to Notre Dame), Morel was born in Havana Cuba and came to the United States when he was six months old. His mom was imprisoned by the Castro regime, and when she was released, they emigrated to South Florida. His strong Cuban/Latin upbringing created a work ethic he deems...

Judge Jackie Powell, a Jamaican native, learned early in life that if you want to attain success; drive, determination and focus are required.  Earning her undergraduate degree was no easy feat as she had to work full time while also attending college full time.  She brings that same drive, determination and focus to the bench. ...

Judge Tarlika Nunez-Navarro is a Circuit Court Judge for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit and was appointed to the bench by Governor Rick Scott on March 12, 2018. Judge Navarro currently sits as the presiding Judge over Juvenile Drug Court and Felony Drug Court for Broward County and has been designated a “Champion” in her field...

Alicia Gonzalez received her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, Alicia served as a summer intern for the Honorable Judge Shelby Highsmith of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  She was appointed Articles Editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)...

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