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2017-18 MCBA Committee Chairs

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Joshua Ferraro

Co-Chair: Joshua Ferraro
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
615 SW St. Lucie Crescent, Suite 107
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 283-6839
Fax: (561) 655-2033
Email: jferraro@lesserlawfirm.com
Website: www.lesserlawfirm.com 

 

Rodney Romano

Co-Chair: Rodney G. Romano
Matrix Mediation, LLC
1655 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 700
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: (800) 379-2580
Email: rodney@matrixmediation.com

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Admiralty
Joanne Foster
Chair: Joanne M. Foster
Guy, Yudin, & Foster, L.L.P.
55 East Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 286-7372 ext. 207
Board Certified: Admiralty & Maritime Law
 

Meeting Schedule: No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar. 

Appellate Committee
Donna Eng
Co-Chair: Donna L. Eng
Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss, P.A. 
1000 SE Monterey Commons Boulevard, Suite 306
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 221-7757
Email: deng@mrachek-law.com
Board Certified: Appellate Practice

Carri Leininger

Co-Chair: Carri S. Leininger 
Williams, Leininger & Cosby, P.A.
11300 US Highway 1, Suite 300
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Tel: (561) 615-5666
Email: cleininger@wlclaw.com
Website: www.wlclaw.com 
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Bankruptcy Committee
Jon Martin
Chair: Jon Martin 
Jon L Martin Attorney At Law
901 SW Martin Down Boulevard, Suite 309 
Palm City, FL 34990 
Tel: 772-419-0057
E-mail: jlm@jonlmartinlaw.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Camping Committee
Barbara Cook
Chair: Barbara A. Kreitz Cook
Barb Cook Law PLLC
Royal Palm Financial Center
759 SW Federal Highway, Suite 216
Stuart, FL 34994 
Tel: (772) 708-8105
Email: barbcook@barbcooklaw.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

Look for the May, 2018 SideBar for a recap of the 2018 Camping & Canoe Trip held on March 2-4th at Sebastian Inlet. See photos under our Photo Gallery.

Clerk Of Court
Carolyn Timmann
Carolyn Timmann
Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller
100 SE Ocean Boulevard
2101 Indian River Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 288-5576
Email: clerk@martinclerk.com
Associate Member


Meeting Schedule:

See next month's issue of The SideBar for new Clerk initiatives.

Community Associtation
J Henry Cartwright
Chair: J. Henry Cartwright
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Waters, Robison, van Vonno & McCluskey, L.L.P.
3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 287-4444 ext. 253
Email: hcartwright@foxwackeen.com
Board Certified: Business Litigation

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Schedule: No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Constitution Week
Hon Alan Forst
Co-Chair: Honorable Alan O. Forst
Fourth District Court of Appeal
525 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach
Tel: (561) 242-2078
Email: forsta@flcourts.org

 

Richard Levenstein

Co-Chair: Richard Levenstein
Kramer, Sopko & Levenstein, P.A.
2300 SE Monterey Road, Suite 100
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 288-0048
E-mail: rlevenstein@kslattorneys.com

Meeting Schedule:

Constitution Week is held annually in Martin County in September. Look for notices in the summer for sign-up details for 2018.

Criminal Committee
Jordan Showe
Co-Chair: Jordan M. Showe
Robert J. Watson, P.A.
3601 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 004
Stuart, FL 34996 - Tel: (772) 288-1880
Email: rjwpa@yahoo.com

 

Martin County

Co-Chair: Whitney L. Duteau
100 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 300
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 288-5581
Email: Whitney.Duteau@pd19.org

 
 

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Schedule: No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Diversity Committee
Phyllis Gillespie

Chair: Phyllis Miller Gillespie
Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C.
221 SE Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 283-8260 ext. 4242
Email: phyllis@williegary.com
Website: www.garylaw.com 

 

Meeting Schedule:

We want your opinion, visit the HOME Page red bar to link into our Diversity Survey.  Please RSVP. See the MCBA Diversity Resource list under RESOURCES then LNKS or click here.

Elder Law Committee
Portia Scott
Chair: Portia B. Scott
Portia B. Scott, Chartered
921 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 287-0096
Email: scottlaw1@aol.com

 

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Schedule: No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Employment/Labor Law Committee
John Carrigan
Chair: John P. Carrigan
Ross, Earle, Bonan & Ensor, P. A.
789 South Federal Highway, Suite 101
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 287-1745
Email: jpc@reblawpa.com
Website: www.reblawpa.com 

 

Meeting Schedule:

Meeting Schedule: No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Family Law Committee
Linda Weiksnar
Co-Chair: Linda L. Weiksnar
Crary, Buchanan
759 SW Federal Hwy, Ste. 106
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel (772) 287-2600
Email: llw@crarybuchanan.com

Kristen Bishop

Co-Chair: Kristen L. Bishop
Zweben Law Group, P.A.
532 Colorado Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 223-5454
Fax: (772) 463-0778
Email: kristen@zwebenlawgroup.com

Meeting Schedule:

No Meetings are scheduled at this time.

Foreclosure Committee
Adam Schwartz
Chair: Adam G. Schwartz
Akerman LLP
777 South Flagler Drive,
Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 34401
Tel: (561) 653-5000
Email: adam.schwartz@akerman.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Golf Committee
Glen Webber
Co-Chair: Glenn Webber
Glenn J. Webber, P.A.
101 SE Ocean Avenue, Suite 203
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 287-5600
Email: glenn@webberfl.com

Jack Sobel

Co-Chair: Jack Sobel
Schwed, Adams, Sobel & McGinley P.A.
7111 Fairway Drive, Suite 105
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Tel: (561) 694-6079
Email: jsobel@schwedlawfirm.com
 


 Meeting Schedule:

There are no meetings scheduled at this time. Look for a recap of the December, 2016 event under PHOTO GALLERY.

Florida Bar Board of Governors
John Mitchell Stewart
Chair: John Mitchell Stewart
Rossway Swan et al.
The Mordern One Building
2101 Indian River Boulevard
Vero Beach, FL 32960-5409
Tel: (772) 231-4440
Email: jstewart@rosswayswan.com

 

Meeting Schedule:

There are no meetings scheduled at this time. Look for more information in next month’s issue of The SideBar.

Immigration Law Committee
Christopher Gaston
Co-Chair: Christopher Anthony Gaston
Gaston Law Firm
10 SE Central Parkway, Suite 450
Stuart, FL 34994 Tel: (772) 219-0101
Email: office@gastonlawfirm.com

Angelina Castro

Co-Chair: Angelina Castro
AC Law, P.A.
2646 SW Mapp Road, Suite 104
Palm City, FL 34990
Tel: (772) 210-2764
Email: acastro.esq@gmail.com

Maria Zequeira Esq

Co-Chair: Maria S. Zequeira
Law Offices of Maria S. Zequeira, P.A.
3500 SW Corporate Parkway, Suite 100
Palm City, FL 34990
Tel: (772) 631-2127 ext. 1
Fax: (772) 888-2102
Email: zequeiraesq@aol.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

In-House Counsel

Tyson Waters

Chair: Tyson J. Waters
Seven Kings Holdings, Inc.
630 Maplewood Drive, Suite 100
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: (561) 625-9443
Email: tyson@skholdings.com
Board Certified: Real Estate

 

 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Judicial Relations
 

Preethi Sekharan

Chair: Preethi Sekharan
Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.
800 SE Monterey Commons Boulevard, Suite 200
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 288-1980
Fax: (772) 288-0610
Email: psekharan@gunster.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Justice Teaching
Hon William Roby
Chair: Honorable William L. Roby
100 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994 Tel: (772) 463-3281
Email: robyw@circuit19.org
 
 
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

Law Day
Elizabeth Hunter
Elizabeth R. Hunter
Sheila Biehl, P.A.
815 SE Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 223-5353
Fax: (772) 223-4678
Email: ehunter@sheilabiehl.com
Website: www.sheilabiehl.com 
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

Legal Resources (formerly Law Library)
Christine Moreno
Chair: Christine M. Moreno
Christine M. Moreno, Attorney - CPA
4450 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34997 Tel: (772) 288-1020
Email: moreno4law@gmail.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar 

The current CLE’s CD’s are available free of charge to members and for a fee to non-members and are updated regularly on the MCBA website HOME PAGE as well as the Clerk of Court’s website.

*Effective 6/1/16, CLE seminars are available free of charge to all MCBA members through the Clerk of Court Office - Official Records Division at the Martin County Courthouse (1st Floor) Available M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm when Courthouse is open. 

Paralegal Committee
Pamela Lewis
Chair: Pamela Lewis
Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss, P.A.
1000 SE Monterey Commons Boulevard, Suite 306
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 221-7757
Email: plewis@mrachek-law.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

ProBono Committee
Jane Cornett
Co-Chair: Jane L. Cornett
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
759 SE Osceola Street, Suite 101
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 286-2990
Email: jcornett@bplegal.com

Maxine Noel

Co-Chair: Maxine A. Noel
Grazi & Gianino, LLP
217 East Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 286-0200
Email: mnoel@gglawyers.com

Carolyn Fabrizio

Director of Private Attorney Involvement: Carolyn Fabrizio
Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc.
121 North 2nd Street, Floor
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Tel: (772) 466-4766 ext.7024
Email: carolyn.fabrizio@frls.org
City of Stuart Proclamation

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Professionalism Committee
Beth Alcalde
Co-Chair: Bethe Alcalde
Akerman LLP
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 1100 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL 34401
Tel: (561) 653-5000
Email: beth.alcade@akerman.com
 
 

George Bush

Co-Chair: George W. Bush, Jr.
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Waters, Robison, van Vonno & McCluskey, L.L.P.
3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 287-4444 ext. 253
Email: gwbush@foxwackeen.com
Board Certified: Business Litigation
 

Meeting Schedule:

Now Accepting Nominations For MCBA’s  2018 Professionalism Award

The annual MCBA Professionalism Award recognizes an attorney who has demonstrated or promoted outstanding professionalism in Martin County, as defined by exemplary ethical conduct, character and integrity, respect for the legal system and all of its participants, commitment to maintaining the highest levels of professional competence, courtesy and civility, and commitment to serving clients, the community and the public good. All nominees must be a current member of the Martin County Bar Association.

Nominations will be accepted through midnight on May 31st with the award being presented at the annual Fall Judicial Reception (date TBD). The nomination should outline why the candidate is to be considered along with supporting rationale and list of related accomplishments. Send nominations to martincountybarassociation@msn.com. For questions, contact Michelle at 772-220-8018.

Scholarship Committee
Mark Miller
Chair: Mark Miller
Pacific Legal Foundation
8645 N. Military Trail, Suite 511
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Tel: (561) 691-5000
Email: mm@pacificlegal.org
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

Small & Solo Firm Committee
W Trent Steele
Chair: W.Trent Steele
10995 SE Federal Highway, Suite 9
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
Tel: (772) 408-6969
Fax: (772) 546-0268
Email: trent@trentsteele.com
Website: www.trentsteele.com 
 

Meeting Schedule:

Emily Nunez of Professional Retirement Services, Inc. (PRS) will be our guest speaker on Thursday May, 24, 2018 at noon.  The lunch and learn meeting will be held at Steele Law located at 10995 SE Federal Highway (Suite 9) in Hobe Sound. PRS is a full service financial services company focusing on establishing and servicing retirement accounts for all types of small businesses with extensive experience with small law firms.   They are able to help clients monitor all the details of plans chosen, and meet with each employee at least twice a year. Whether you are near retirement or just a good steward of your law practice, this meeting will be well worth attending.  It is open to all.  Please RSVP by May 18th to Noel Hamzik, Legal Assistant at Steele Law, at noel@trentsteele.com  Space is limited.

Social Committee
Jeffrey Friedman
Co-Chair: Jeffrey Friedman
Vassallo, Bilotta, Friedman & Davis
50 E. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 201
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 221-8262 ext. 223
Email: Jeffrey@vassallobilotta.com

Niki Marshall

Co-Chair: Niki T. Marshall
Marshall Law
850 NW Federal Highway, Suite 454
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 497-6454
Email: marsahll.law.fl@gmail.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

See EVENTs drop down from the HOME PAGE for details on up-coming events and programs.

Social Media
Brandon Woodward
Chair: Brandon V. Woodward
The Law Office of Brandon Woodward, P.A.
27 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 497-6544
Fax: (561) 354-6601
Email: brandon@woodwardcounsel.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar 

Softball Committee
Bryan McLaughlin
Co-Chair: Bryan D. McLaughlin
Peterson Bernard
416 SE Flamingo Avenue
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 286-9881 ext. 1874
Email: Bryan.McLaughlin@petersonbernard.com
Website: www.petersonbernard.com 

Raymond Robison

Co-Chair: Raymond G. Robison
Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Beard, Bush, Goldman, Waters, Robison, van Vonno & McCluskey, L.L.P.
3473 SE Willoughby Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 287-4444 ext. 255
Email: robison@foxwackeen.com
Website: www.foxwackeen.com 
 

Meeting Schedule:

See the April, 2018 issue of The SideBar for a recap of the 2018 SOFTBALL CHALLENGE held on February 17, 2018.  More photos coming in our PHOTO GALLERY. Thank you to the support of CenterState Bank as our team sponsor!

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Tennis Committee
Fernando Giachino
Chair: Fernando M. Giachino
Fernando M. Giachino, P.A.
3601 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 204
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 266-4184
Email: fernando@giachinolaw.com
Website: www.giachinolaw.com
 
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

Trial Lawyers
Adam Guzi
Co-Chair: Adam Michael Guzi
Graves Thomas
3885 20th Street
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Tel:(772) 569-8155
Email: adam@gravesthomas.com

Todd Norbraten

Co-Chair: Todd Norbraten
Rubin and Rubin
PO Box 395
Stuart, FL 34995
Tel: (772) 283-2004
Email: tnorbraten@rubinandrubin.com
 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s The SideBar 

Wills, Trusts & Estate Law Committee

Lee Tilton

Chair: Lee Tilton
Tilton & Tilton Law, P.A.
1935 NE Ricou Terrace
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Tel: (772) 334-3305
Email: lee@tiltonlawpa.com

 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

Young Lawyers Division
Matthew Worsham
Co-Chair: Matthew Worsham
Sheila Biehl, P.A.
815 SE Osceola Street
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 223-5353 - Fax: (772) 223-4678
Email: mworsham@sheilabiehl.com

Jeanette Lugo

Co-Chair: Jeanette M. Lugo
Office of the Public Defender
216 S. 2nd Street
Fort Pierce, FL  34950
Tel: (772) 462-2048
Fax: (772) 462-2020
Email: jeanette.m.lugo@gmail.com

 Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

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5K Committee
Gene Zweben
Co-Chair, Gene Richard Zweben
Zweben Law Group, P.A.
532 Colorado Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994 Tel: (772) 223-5454
Email: gene@zwebenlawgroup
 

Paige Loringer

Co-Chair: Paige E. Loringer
Crary Buchanan
759 SW Federal Highway, Suite 106
Stuart, FL 34994 Tel: (772) 227-2600 ext. 3105
Email: ploringer@crarybuchanan.com
 
 

 Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for a recap of the March 31, 2018 event in the May issue of The SideBar and see photos on our PHOTO GALLERY.!