Young Lawyers Section

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is comprised of more than 750 attorneys practicing in a variety of areas of law throughout Central Florida. Members of the YLS must be under the age of 35 or practicing law five or fewer years. The YLS is an invaluable resource because it offers an array of opportunities for relationship building, charitable service, and professional growth. Whether you choose to attend a monthly luncheon, volunteer for a charitable project, or chair the next YLS event, your participation is the gateway to enhance your career. We encourage you to get involved!

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Purpose

The YLS’s mission is to meet the unique needs and interests of new lawyers by (a) providing a forum for exchanging ideas and offering assistance regarding concerns common to the new lawyer; (b) offering opportunities to enhance professional skills and knowledge and ethical development; (c) providing opportunities for career and leadership development, mentoring, and relationship building; (d) offering opportunities to serve on public service committees and charitable projects; and (e) encouraging interest and participation in the YLS, the Orange County Bar Association, and the legal profession in our communities.

Officers

Jill Simon Jill Simon
President
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
215 North Eola Drive
Orlando, FL 32801
407-843-4600
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C. Andrew Roy C. Andrew Roy
President Elect
Winderweedle, Haines, Ward & Woodman, P.A.
329 Park Ave. North, 2nd Floor
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-423-4246
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Michael Barber Michael Barber
Treasurer
Lindsey and Ferry
1150 Lousiana Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-644-4044
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Joey Chindamo Joey Chindamo
Secretary
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
315 East Robinson Street, Landmark Center One, Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32801
407-505-4680
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Heather Meglino Heather Meglino
Communications Coordinator
Meglino Law, LLC
118 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 207
Orlando, FL 32801
407-900-7440
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Keshara D. Cowans Keshara D. Cowans
Immediate Past President
The Florida Bar
1000 Legion Pl., Ste. 1625
Orlando, FL 32801
407-425-5424
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Board of Directors

Stephanie N. Alcalde Stephanie N. Alcalde
Alcalde Legal
1314 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
407-801-9230
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Denise K. Beamer Denise K. Beamer
Office of the Attorney General
135 W. Central Blvd., Ste. 670
Orlando, FL 32801
407-316-4840
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Eric R. Elms Eric R. Elms
Fisher Rushmer, P.A.
390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 2200
Orlando, FL 32802
407-843-2111
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Brock Hankins Brock Hankins
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt & Gilchrist, P.A.
255 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1401
Orlando, FL 32801
407-841-2330
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Andrew Irvin Andrew Irvin
Irvin & Irvin PLLC
501 S New York Ave, Suite 230
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-720-7037, ext. 403
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Connor Kelly Connor Kelly
DSK Law
332 N. Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-422-2454
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Rafael O. Rodriguez Rafael O. Rodriguez
Law Office of Deborah N. Hartwell (Geico Staff Counsel)
1000 Legion Place, Suite 850
Orlando, FL 32801
407-648-8236
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Brandon M. Sapp Brandon M. Sapp
DSK Law
332 North Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-422-2454
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Jennifer A. Smith-Thomas Jennifer A. Smith-Thomas
Southern Trial Counsel | PLC
205 S. Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801
407-422-6100
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Charity J. Tonelli Charity J. Tonelli
Tonelli Law
1238 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
407-900-5805
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Past YLS Presidents

 

Keshara D. Cowans

2017-2018

Brett R. Renton

2016-2017

Amber N. Davis

2015-2016

Karen L. Persis

2014-2015

Lauren H. McCorvie

2013-2014

Anthony F. Sos

2012-2013

LaShawnda K. Jackson

2011-2012

Eric C. Reed

2010-2011

Ryan E. Davis

2009-2010

Chelsie J. Flynn

2008-2009

Elizabeth F. McCausland

2007-2008

 

Wiley S. Boston

2006-2007

Thomas A. Zehnder

2005-2006

Diego “Woody” Rodriguez

2004-2005

Nicholas A. Shannin

2003-2004

Yvette Rodriguez Brown

2002-2003

Jamie Billotte Moses

2001-2002

Paul J. Scheck

2000-2001

Thomas P. Wert

1999-2000

Jennifer H. McRae

1998-1999

The Honorable Julie H. O’Kane

1997-1998

Brian T. Wilson

1996-1997

Glenn A. Adams

1995-1996

Marc D. Chapman

1994-1995

Jane Dunlap

1993-1994

Angelina Robinson

1992-1993

William E. Sublette

1991-1992

Mary Ann Morgan

1990-1991

Gregory B. Galloway

1989-1990

Paul L. SanGiovanni

1988-1989

Wayne L. Helsby

1987-1988

James R. Lussier

1986-1987

Marybeth McDonald

1985-1986