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  Judge Alberto Ribas, Jr. is a first-generation Cuban-American who was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Both his sets of grandparents made the brave decision and great sacrifice of sending each of his parents to the United States to flee the Communist regime of Cuba. Judge Ribas graduated the University of Florida in 1991...

The Honorable Olga Levine is a native Floridian who was born in Orlando and was raised in South Florida. Her parents are both of Cuban descent. Judge Levine was the first member of her family to graduate from law school and received both her undergraduate and law degree from University of Florida. After being admitted...

  Lorna E. Brown-Burton is an “AV” rated attorney who has practiced law since 1987. Her primary area of practice is Workers’ Compensation Defense. She also has experience in the area of Labor and Employment, Social Security Disability and Foreclosure Defense and practices in the area of Bankruptcy Law. Ms. Brown-Burton owned and operated her...

The Honorable David A. Haimes was born and raised in South Florida. His mother, Ligia, was born and raised in Colombia, South America, and she came to the United States when she was in her 20’s. His father was born and raised in New York, and his paternal grandparents came to the United States from...

Lorena Mastrarrigo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Florida as a child.  She attended The University of Central Florida as a student-athlete.  She graduated in 1996 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. Mrs. Mastrarrigo continued her education at the University of Miami, School of Law. In 1999,...

This month we are honoring one of Broward’s most well-respected attorneys, Julio Gonzalez. Mr. Gonzalez joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office as its Director of Professional Standards in September 2019. From February 2013 to September 2019, he served as the General Counsel to the Broward County PBA following several years in private practice as a criminal...

Magistrate Lucy Ramos Miller was appointed to the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida, Family Division, in February 2012 and has served as a magistrate ever since. Although Magistrate Miller’s career has focused on family law, she did not plan it that way.  When she graduated from law school, she knew she wanted to...

Judge Carlos Rebollo was appointed to the bench in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist and has been a judge for the last 13 years. He was born in Cuba and as a young boy moved to New York. Soon thereafter, he settled in New Jersey, growing up in the working-class and diverse neighborhood of Newark’s...

Stewart Valencia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1994. He graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in December of 1997, wherein he was honored with the Dean’s List for his excellent academic work. He has been admitted to the Florida Bar since May 1998....

Not many people know, but Judge Bernard Bober of the Broward County Circuit Court is of Hispanic descent.  His family emigrated from Cuba in 1972 during the Castro regime. He has a number of family members who keep his Cuban/Hispanic traditions as alive and true as when they first came to the United States.  This makes Judge Bober cherish and...

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