2016-2017 Martin County Bar Committees

Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee

Joanne Mary Foster

Chair: Joanne M. Foster
Guy, Yudin, & Foster, L.L.P.
55 East Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 286-7372 ext. 207
Fax: (772) 220-3318
Email: jfoster@guyyudinlaw.com
Website: www.guyyudinlaw.com

Board Certified: Admiralty & Maritime Law

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


Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Joshua Ferraro

Co-Chair: Joshua D. 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

325 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, FL 34994
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


Appellate Practice Committee

Donna EngChair: 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
Fax: (561) 615-9606
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 Law Committee

John MartinChair: 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


Canoe Trip Committee

Barbara Cook

Chair: Barbara A. Kreitz Cook
Barbara A. Kreitz Cook, Esquire 

Royal Palm Financial Center
759 SW Federal Highway, Suite 216
Stuart, FL 34994 
Tel: (772) 232-8940
Email: barbcook@BarbCookLaw.com

Meeting Schedule: 

No meetings are scheduled at this time. Look for photos from the 2017 Camping/Canoe Trip on our Photo Gallery.  Save the date for the 2018 event – March 2 - 4!


Clerk of Court

Carolyn Timmann

Chair: Carolyn B. Timmann
Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller

100 SE Ocean 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 inititatives. 


Community Association

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: 

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


 


Constitution Week Committee

Hon Alan ForstCo-Chair: Honorable Alan O. Forst
Fourth District Court of Appeal
Tel: (561) 242-2078
Email: forsta@flcourts.org

 

Richard LevensteinCo-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: 

Volunteers are needed for the 2017 Constitution Week program (September 18-22). Look for details on pages 16-17 of the August SideBar.  RSVP for the noon September 1st planning lunch at the Martin County Courthouse or sign up to be a presenter by contacting Judge Forst at usakids@comcast.net.  Look for a recap of the 2016 event in the November, 2016 SideBar newsletter.


Criminal Law 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
Fax: (772) 288-7412
Email: rjwpa@yahoo.com
Website: www.robertwatsonpa.com 

Martin County

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

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


Elder and Guardianship Law

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

 

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
Fax: (772) 287-8045
Email: jpc@reblawpa.com
Website: www.reblawpa.com 

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


5K Run/Walk Committee

Paige Loringer

Co-Chair: Paige E. Loringer
Crary Buchanan
759 SW Federal Highway, Suite 106
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 227-2600 ext. 3105
Fax: (772) 223-4358
Email: ploringer@crarybuchanan.com
Website: www.crarybuchanan.com 

 

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

 

 

Meeting Schedule:

Look for photos posted on our Photo Gallery for the April 15, 2017 "Race to the Courthouse."   Thank you to all who can and for the generosity of our sponsors!! Look for details for the 2081 Race coming soon!


Family Law Committee

Linda- WeiksnarChair: 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 this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.

 

Florida Bar Board of Governers

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


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
Website: www.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. See EVENTS for details on the 2016 Tournament on December 9, 2016 and the PHOTO GALLERY for event recap photos.


Immigration Law Committee

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

 

Angelina CastroCo-Chair: Angela 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 SideBar. Click here for the 2017 AIC Celebrate America 5th Grade Writing Essay Contest Winner Essays – incredible!


In-House Counsel

Tyson WatersChair: 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

female

Co-Chair: Brittany Brooks
Martin County Sheriff's Office
800 SE Monterey Road
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 220-7003
Fax: (772) 320-4747
Email: babrooks@sheriff.martin.fl.us
Website: www.sheriff.martin.fl.us 

Meeting Schedule:

No Committee meetings are scheduled this time.  


Judicial Relations Committee

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:

Meetings are at the Gunster (noon) on the following dates: 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 1/8, 2/12 and 3/12.  Look for more detials coming soon! 


Justice Teaching

Hon William RobyChair: Honorable William L. Roby
19th Judicial Circuit Judge 

218 South Second Street 
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Tel: (772) 462-8856
Email: robyw@circuit19.org

 

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar.  For more information, visit www.justiceteaching.org


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:
The 2017 Law Day Fair was held on February 10, 2017.  Look for a racap in the March, 2017 issue of The SideBar. Details on the 2018 event are coming soon!


Law Library Committee

Christine MorenoChair: Christine M. Moreno
Christine M. Moreno, Attorney - CPA

4450 SE Federal Highway
Stuart, FL 34997
Tel: (772) 288-1020
Email: moreno4law@gmail.com

 


No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar. See a list of currently available CLE DVD/CDs under the RESOURCE dropt down box from the HOME PAGE.  New content will be added soon!


Paralegal Committee

female

Chair: Pamela Lewis
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: plewis@foxwackeen.com

 

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


Pro Bono Committee

Jane CornettCo-Chair: Jane L. Cornett
Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
401 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
Fax: (772) 286-4789
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
Fax: (772) 489-3176
Email: carolyn.fabrizio@frls.org
City of Stuart Proclamation  

Meeting Schedule:  

See EVENTS link from our Home Page for information on upcoming Veterans Clinics (first Tuesday, third Wednesday of each month).   There are no other meetings scheduled at this time.


Professionalism Committee

Beth AlcaldeCo-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 BushCo-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: No meetings are scheduled this time, look for more information in next month’s SideBar

Join us for the Annual Fall Reception on Thursday, September 28, 2017 (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) at Mariner Sands Country Club. See more information under EVENTS on the Home Page.


Scholarship

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 SideBar. Look for criteria and deadlines for the 2018 Scholarship coming soon!


Small & Solo Firm Committee

W Trent Steele

Chair: W.Trent Steele 
Steele Law

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


Social Committee 

Jeffrey FriedmanCo-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
Fax: (772) 220-1784
Email: Bryan.McLaughlin@petersonbernard.com
Website: www.petersonbernard.com

 

Raymond RobisonCo-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
Fax: (772) 283-4637
Email: robison@foxwackeen.com
Website: www.foxwackeen.com

Meeting Schedule:

No meetings are scheduled at this time.  The 2017 Challenge was held on April 1, 2017 at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart (9am - 2pm).  See a recap in the May, 2017 newsletter (pages 15-17).  Look for 2018 event details coming soon!


Tennis

Fernando Giachino

Chair: Fernando M. Giachino 
Fernando M. Giachino, P.A.

3601 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 204
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 266-4184
Fax: (772) 210-6942
Email: fernando@giachinolaw.com
Website: www.giachinolaw.com
Board Certified: Wills, Trust & Estates

Meeting Schedule:
Look for photos of our April 29, 2017 Tournament on the Photo Gallery. Details on the 2018 are coming soon!


Trial Lawyers Committee

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

 

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

 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings will be held at the Gunster Law Firm (800 SE Monterey Commons Blvd., Suite 200 in Stuart) for lunch (Noon) - RSVP no later than the Monday before each.  Our next meeting will be held on September 14, 2017. The remaining 2017-18 schedule is as follows (all Thursdays):  10/12/17. 1/11/18, 2/8/18, 3/8/18, 4/12/18, 5/10/18.

 


Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Committee

Lee TiltonChair: 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 

Kathryn Roegier

Co-Chair: Kathryn Jane Roegiers
Roegiers Law
301 SE Ocean Boulevard, Suite 204
Stuart, FL 34994
Tel: (772) 266-3088
Email: kathryn@roegierslaw.com

 

Jeanette Lugo

Co-Chair: Jeanette M. Lugo 
Wright, Ponsoldt, & Lozeau Trial Attorneys, LLP

1002 SE Monterey Commons Boulevard, Suite 100
Stuart, FL 34996
Tel: (772) 286-5566 ext. 116
Fax: (772) 286-9102
Email: jlugo@wpltrialattorneys.com
Website: www.wpltrialattorneys.com 

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

 

President, 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

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