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!


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.


Jill D. Simon Jill D. Simon
Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.
315 E. Robinson St., Ste. 600
Orlando, FL 32801
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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
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Michael D. Barber Michael D. Barber
Lindsey and Ferry
1150 Lousiana Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Joey Chindamo Joey Chindamo
Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin
315 East Robinson Street, Landmark Center One, Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32801
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Heather M. Meglino Heather M. Meglino
Communications Coordinator
Meglino Law, LLC
118 E. Jefferson St., Ste. 2-7
Orlando, FL 32801
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Keshara D. Cowans Keshara D. Cowans
Immediate Past President
The Florida Bar
1000 Legion Pl., Ste. 1625
Orlando, FL 32801
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Board of Directors

Stephanie N. Alcalde Stephanie N. Alcalde
Alcalde Legal
1314 E. Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32801
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Denise K. Beamer Denise K. Beamer
Office of the Attorney General
135 W. Central Blvd., Ste. 670
Orlando, FL 32801
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Eric R. Elms Eric R. Elms
Fisher Rushmer, P.A.
390 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 2200
Orlando, FL 32802
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Brock Hankins Brock Hankins
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt & Gilchrist, P.A.
255 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1401
Orlando, FL 32801
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Andrew P. Irvin Andrew P. Irvin
Robert F. Green & Associates, P.A.
501 S New York Ave, Suite 230
Winter Park, FL 32789
321-207-8393, ext. 403
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Connor Kelly Connor Kelly
de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP
332 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 100
Orlando, FL 32801
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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
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Brandon M. Sapp Brandon M. Sapp
332 North Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Jennifer A. Smith-Thomas Jennifer A. Smith-Thomas
Southern Trial Counsel | PLC
205 S. Eola Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Charity J. Tonelli Charity J. Tonelli
Tonelli Law
1238 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
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