Bio

NICHOLAS LOPANE
Judicial Assistant: Luisa Prieto
Phone Number: (954) 831-7608
Chamber: WW14129
Courtroom: WW14155
Division: 03

Undergraduate School: Boston University
Undergraduate Degree: Political Science/Classics
Law School: Florida State College of Law
Prior Positions: Office of the Attorney General; Goren, Cherof, Doody, Ezrol and Cirullo; General Magistrate
Florida Bar Admission: 9/1/1994
Community Involvement: Lector, St. Anthony’s Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida;
– Member, Advisory Board, Broward Children’s Center
– Board Member, Advisory Board, HANDY (Helping Abused and Neglected
Dependent Children)
– Member, Broward County School Board Advisory Council;
– Member, Rotary Club
– Broward County School Board – STARS Academy- Mentor
– Former Volunteer, Wildlife Care Center
– Former Volunteer, Broward County Big Brothers/Big Sisters
– Sponsor, Weston District VIII Community Councils’ “Christmas in July”
– Member, St. Thomas More Society for Lawyers
– Board Member, Italian-American Lawyers Association
– Board Member, Italian-American Cultural Center
– Board Member, Advisory Board, HANDY (Helping Abused and Neglected
Dependent Children)
– Children’s Services Council, Rating Board Member, 2004
– Mentor, HANDY “Fighting Chance” Boxing and Fitness Club for children in the dependency system
Community Awards/Recognitions: 2011 Golden Nugget Community Service Award, Mount Bethel Human Services; 2003 Heart Award for Outstanding Public Official; 2004 Summit Award for Excellence from the Dependency Court Improvement Summit; 2000 Award for Exemplary Contribution to Broward Children and Families from Broward Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse; 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 JAFCO (Jewish Adoptions and Foster care Options) judicial recognition; 2001 finalist for the William Gladstone Award for outstanding statewide Judicial Officer; Restoration Youth Ministries Community Service Award; 2002 Justice for Children “Making a Difference Award”; 2002 Award for Exemplary Contribution from the Broken Heart Foundation.