Judicial Assistant: Amanda Abrams
Phone Number: (954) 831-7825
Chamber: WW15125
Courtroom: WW15170
Division: 21
Zoom Meeting ID: 919-2602-8850

Undergraduate School:Brandeis University
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, cum laude
Law School: Boston University School of Law
Prior Positions:  1985-1987-Attorney at Emens, Hurd, Kegler and Ritter.
– Practiced corporate and securities transactional law.
1988-2006 Assistant Public Defender at Dade County Public Defender's Office.
-“A level” trial attorney whose caseload consists primarily of first degree and life felonies. Additional responsibilities include supervision and mentorship of three other lawyers. Practiced in Juvenile, County and Circuit Court.
-Experience as Training Attorney, responsible for supervising and teaching attorneys new to Circuit Court.
-Over 100 trials
-Litigated thousands of motions
-Conducted thousands of depositions
-Identified treatment needs of clients with mental illness
Florida Bar Admission: 12/3/1987
Community Involvement: Florida Supreme Court Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Courts
Board of Governors, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
Board Member, Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals
Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law
Law school internships and mentorships
Host public and private school courthouse tours
Coordinate the annual Broward County High School Mock Trial Competition
Board Member of Harmony Development, a non-profit organization that works with the court system to keep at-risk juveniles out of the court system