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Phil K. Calandrino

AV-rated Orlando business attorney, Phil Calandrino, is a dyed-in-the wool Floridian. He moved here from Illinois with his parents in 1984. Back then, as excited as he was to be in Florida, he had lifelong dreams of becoming a lawyer like his uncle. So, after being part of the first graduating class of Dr. Phillips High School, Phil went off to business school at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (1994) and then on to law school at Indiana University School of Law, in Bloomington (1998), to soak up all the business law lectures he could and to watch Coach Bobby Knight throw tantrums – along with an occasional chair or two – up and down the basketball court.

Growing up in a household of entrepreneurs, Phil learned what it really meant to be a small business owner. So, when he graduated from law school, he could think of no better career than being an entrepreneur himself, especially one who helps other like-minded people start and grow their businesses.

Phil works with small business owners to start, buy, and sell business ventures, raise financing for those enterprises, protect the assets of the business and its owners, and draft agreements for all varieties of business relationships. Phil is also a hard-nosed business trial attorney and has been quoted by dozens of national media outlets. He is admitted to practice in all Florida federal and state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Phil is acting OCBA Business Law Committee chairman and a Barrister in the Inns of Court. He is also involved with the Dr. Phillips Rotary Club and West Orange Chamber of Commerce.

Calandrino Law Firm, P.A. · 407-601-4905 · Contact by email

Luis Calderon

After graduating from Georgetown Law, Mr. Calderon took a position as a Special Projects Attorney with the Washington D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP where he worked on high profile white-collar criminal cases. Upon relocating to Central Florida, Mr. Calderon accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in Orlando under the Honorable Robert Wesley. It was in this capacity where he gained an understanding of the need for criminal representation in the Central Florida area. During his time at the Public Defender’s Office, he handled all types of criminal cases from misdemeanors to violent felonies, including working with the Major Crimes Division where he assisted in the representation of defendants facing Florida's death penalty. After leaving the Public Defenders’ Officer, Mr. Calderon went into private practice and established Calderon Law, P.A. As a private criminal defense attorney, Mr. Calderon now uses that same dedication and skill in representing individuals charged with crimes.
Mr. Calderon has served as president of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently serves as a board member, as well as a sitting board member for the statewide Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer. He also serves as a legal analyst for Orlando's Local 6 News.
Aside from being licensed to practice law in Florida's State Courts, and in the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida's Federal Courts, Mr. Calderon is also admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C. and New York State.

The Baez Law Firm · The Baez Law Firm · 407-705-2626 · Contact by email

Susan Constantine

Susan Constantine is a body language expert, jury consultant, and Florida Supreme Court County mediator specializing deception detection, and volunteers her time as a teen court judge in Seminole County. Susan is the most requested and leading body language expert that serves as “Prime Time” contributor to:

CNN- The Today’s Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda
ABC – Dateline with Mike Murphy and Nightline
CBS – Inside Edition
HLN AND CNN- Dr. Drew, Issues: with Jane Velez Mitchell, Nancy Grace, Prime Time with Vinnie Politian, Justice: with Judge Pirro
Tru TV- “In Session” with Ryan Smith
Fox News - Hannity, Fox & Friends, What’s Happening Now, and Shepard Smith
Associated Press - Reuters, Chicago Tribute, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Journal, and Orlando Sentinel
National Radio Contributor- Clear Channel in Los Angeles and Sacramento, California; WOC In Davenport, Iowa; WGBN in Youngstown, Ohio; WTKK in Boston; KMED in Medford, Oregon; WTVN in Columbus, Ohio; and Clear Channel in Orlando, Florida.

Susan developed and conducts CLE, CME, CJE, and CPE certification programs for continuing education across the country in how to Evaluating Truthfulness. Susan extensive training in investigative interviewing, interrogations, analytic and cognitive interviewing caught the attention of fortune 500 companies, law enforcement, judges, attorneys, investigators, and mediators. Her “top-secret” profiling and rapport building skills in “reading people” has trained thousands of professionals in how to read, interpret, and predict verbal objections before they are expressed so that one may obtain the competitive edge in trial, mediation, negotiations, sales, and leadership.

President · Silent Messages Inc. · 407-405-3417 · Contact by email

The Hon. Anne C. Conway

The Honorable Anne C. Conway is a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. She was appointed by President George H. W. Bush in 1991, and is presently the Chief Judge of the Middle District of Florida. She is resident in the Orlando Division.

Judge Conway currently serves on the Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services and served on the Case Management / Electronic Case Filing Working Advisory Group. Prior to becoming chief judge she chaired the Middle District of Florida Budget Committee and participated in several other court committees including Security, Space and Facilities, Case Management, and Automation. Judge Conway served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Judges Association from 2001 - 2004 and was Eleventh Circuit membership chair from 2003 - 2007.

Judge Conway presently serves on the University of Florida Law Center Association Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors for the Center for Governmental Responsibility. She participated in the Center = s Annual Conferences on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas in Lima, Peru in May 2006 and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May 2008 speaking on Judicial Education and Professionalism. She also served as a panelist for the Center for Governmental Responsibility's inaugural symposium on the topic of A Privacy Law: Perspectives of National Security, the First Amendment, the Media, and the Individual.

Judge Conway attended the University of Florida College of Law, graduating with honors in 1975. She served as an executive editor of the law review. As a result of her work for the Center for Governmental Responsibility, she received the McIntosh Foundation Award. In addition, Judge Conway served as a Legal Aid Student Intern.

Judge Conway began her legal career with a federal clerkship with the Honorable John A. Reed, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. After completing her clerkship Judge Conway joined the firm of Young, Turnbull & Linscott, P.A. as an associate. In June 1978 she began practicing with the firm of Wells, Gattis & Hallowes, P.A., where she became a partner/shareholder of the firm in March 1981. In July 1982 Judge Conway joined the firm of Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. She became a shareholder of the firm in February 1985.

While in private practice as a member of The Florida Bar, Judge Conway was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.

Chief U.S. District Judge for the U.S. Middle District of Florida · 407-835-4270 · Contact by email