Young Lawyers Section

Are you under 36 years old? Have you been in practice less than 11 years? Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in practice for a few years, this Section allows you to network with other young attorneys and gain needed insight and perspective from your colleagues. The FJA Young Lawyers Section is actively involved in the FJA’s goals of protecting the civil justice system. Section membership also provides many opportunities to network on a statewide level. 

Section Updates

The FJA Young Lawyers Section (YLS) is continuing to grow strong! The new 2017-2018 Chair, Heather Jones, and the YLS Board met in Orlando for their annual Young Lawyer Board Retreat. At the Retreat, the Board continued its progress on existing projects such as the Mock Trial Competition,Young Lawyer Lobby Days, and the Young Lawyer Task Force. The Board is also moving forward on more Young Lawyer focused CLE events; look out for information on our Sea & Ski seminars. Come be a part of the amazing changes in the Young Lawyers Section. Whether it is on the Young Lawyer ListServ, the Facebook Discussion Group, or in one of the Young Lawyer committees there are several ways to be active. To learn more about the YLS, contact FJA Special Counsel, G.C. Murray, Jr.

There is plenty of work to go around! Congratulations to the YL Board Committee appointments below. Reach out and let them know if you want to help with their committees.


2017-2018 Officers

Heather Freeman Jones, Chair
Anderson & Anderson
  Chris Keller, Chair-Elect
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
West Palm Beach
  Carter Scott, Secretary
Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley

Jonathan Gilbert, Immediate Past Chair
Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter
  G.C. Murray, Jr.
FJA Deputy General Counsel
Young Lawyers Section Staff Liason


2016-2018 Board Directors

Michael Brevda
Senior Justice Law Firm
Boca Raton
  Ryan Fogg
David J. Halberg, P.A.
West Palm Beach
  Elizabeth Munro
McIntyre Thanasides

Cassidy Perdue
Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter
  Ben Whitman
Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin
West Palm Beach


2017-2019 Board Directors

Heather Barnes
The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A.
  Amanda Dunn
Rywant, Alvarez, Jones, Russo & Guyton
  Peter Hunt
LaBovick LaBovick & Diaz
Palm Beach Gardens

Alan Perez
Mallard Law Firm
  Daniel Vazquez
Morgan & Morgan, PLLC


2017-2018 At-Large Board Directors

Matt Carrillo
Carrillo & Carrillo
  Jaeson Homola
Fasig Brooks, PLLC
  Michael Kalil
Law Offices of John S. Kalil, P.A.


Ian Kirtman
Gold & Gold, P.A.
Boca Raton
  Patrick McArdle
Grossman Roth & Partridge, P.A.
  Jason McIntosh
Lyal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, LLP
West Palm Beach


Fay Pappas
Bailey Fisher, PLLC
Winter Park
  Peter Tragos
Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, P.L.
  Elizete Velado
Goldberg & Noone, LLC
Fort Meyers
  Kim Wald
Kelley Uustal, PLC
Fort Lauderdale


2016-2017 Special Appointments

Sue-Ann Robinson
Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division
Robinson Caddy Law Group
Fort Lauderdale
  Mallory Widgren
Women's Caucus
King & Markman, P.A.