Barbara Kibbey Wagner
Barbara Kibbey Wagner
2020-21 President
Adam G. Schwartz
Adam G. Schwartz
2020-21 Vice President
Jeffrey Friedman
Jeffrey Friedman
2020-21 Secretary
R. Wayne Richter
R. Wayne Richter
2020-21 Treasurer
Jason D. Berger
Jason D. Berger
2020-21 Immediate Past President
Barbara Kibbey Wagner
Adam G. Schwartz
Jeffrey Friedman
R. Wayne Richter
Jason D. Berger
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Welcome to the
Martin County Bar Association

Welcome!

Dear Judiciary, Members and Guests, 

Welcome to the Martin County Bar Association. Since 1955, the MCBA has been a strong group of lawyers working and bettering our community. 

Today, the MCBA is a non-profit organization that comprises nearly 500 members and more than 30 committees ranging from Criminal Law to Philanthropy to Trial Law. There is something for everyone, with nearly every interest. Our main goal and mission, however, is to enrich and lead the way for those in our State, and to provide fellowship with other lawyers, professionals, and members of the Judiciary. 

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  • 06 May
    Trial Lawyers Meeting@12 noon
  • 07 May
    May Monthly Luncheon RSVP
  • 09 May
    Mother's Day
  • 11 May
    MCBA Executive Board Meeting - May
  • 11 May
    RSVP DEADLINE FOR 5/14 General Meeting
  • 11 May
    Martin County Woman's Lawyers Meeting@ 12 noon
  • 12 May
    Inns of Court
  • 14 May
    May Monthly Luncheon
  • 31 May
    Memorial Day

Legal Assistant/Secretary Job Opening.

Visit the Job Center under Members for details.

Martin County Bar Association

Member Spotlight - April 2021

Brett WaronickiJudge James W. McCann

Education:
Undergrad:  University of Miami- 1975
Law School:  Nova University Law School- 1978

How long have you been practicing law?  Over 42 years (including serving as a Circuit Judge in the 19th Judicial Circuit for over 16 years (Jan. 1, 2005-February 28, 2021); and before that (2001-Dec. 2004) as a Child Support Enforcement Hearing Officer).

Why did you want to be an attorney?
This is a nation of laws; and I believed that it would be an honorable profession to practice law.

What do you like most about it?  
Having the exclusive privilege, as a member of the Bar, to represent individuals, governments, and corporations before the Court.

What don’t you like?
Legal advertising; although, it is apparent that it has become a necessity for even good lawyers (to advertise) to compete for business.  In the early days of my career, the good lawyers earned their market share by being good lawyers and word of mouth; which traveled far and fast enough.  Now you can run a tacky T.V. commercial and get hired to represent someone who needs competent representation; even if the advertising lawyer has never tried a case.  Having presided over more than 250 jury trials, I can tell you that potential jurors are mostly negatively affected by lawyer advertising; and, unfortunately, hold those negative views against all lawyers, whether they advertise or not. 

Martin County Bar Association 2020-21 Sponsors

Platunum Corporate Sponsor

Gold Annual Law Firm Sponsor

Silver Annual Law Firm Sponsor