Seleta Griffin is Of Counsel in the Litigation Practice in the firm’s Atlanta office. She counsels clients in areas of criminal, and personal injury law. Her government experience includes representing clients and the State in legal proceedings including trials, suppression and preliminary hearings, various motions hearings, and probation revocation hearings.
Zulema Laurent Green was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, and is the youngest of four girls. She graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA.
In May 2001, Zulema graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Preventive Medicine from the University of Southern California. After graduation, Zulema attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. In May 2005, Zulema graduated with her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. In December 2018, Zulema obtained her Master’s in Health Administration from the University of Southern California.
In June 2006, Zulema moved to Atlanta, GA. Two months later, Zulema began working as a Public Defender in Fulton County. Zulema worked as a public defender for 2 years before joining the firm of Wolpoff and Abramson as an Associate Counsel. Soon thereafter, Zulema became an Associate Counsel for Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, which is a publicly traded corporation headquartered in Virginia. Currently, Zulema serves as Portfolio Recovery Associates’ Regional Managing Attorney with a team of over twenty attorneys across 9 states directly reporting to her and numerous law firms of which she offers legal strategy on company-involved litigation.
In 2013, Zulema was recognized by the National Bar Association and IMPACT as a top 40 Lawyer under 40. This is an honor reserved for attorneys with high achievement in their field. In 2017, Zulema presented on State Court Legal Theories in Collection cases at the National Association of Retail Credit Attorney’s conference in Orlando, FL.
Zulema is married with two children and resides in the metro Atlanta area.
Barbara Dorsey Miller is Vice President and Associate General Counsel of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), which is a U.S. government-sponsored enterprise that provides funding to financial institutions to support housing finance and community investment. Ms. Miller advises FHLBank Atlanta on a variety of complex transactional, regulatory, compliance, and policy matters, including capital markets and securities transactions, secured lending, custodial arrangements, government relations, and corporate governance matters. Ms. Miller is a member of FHLBank Atlanta’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and Development Advisory Council. She joined FHLBank Atlanta in 2010 after previously practicing corporate transactional law at large law firms in New York, California and Atlanta. Ms. Miller earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A. in History and Science from Harvard University.
Kathleen Barron is Corporate Legal Counsel with The Quikrete Companies and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. In her capacity as Corporate Legal Counsel, Mrs. Barron manages litigation claims, negotiates contracts, and provides general advice on a variety of matters. Prior to joining The Quikrete Companies, Mrs. Barron was an associate with Smith, Currie & Hancock in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Barron received her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Business Law Review and a member of the moot court team. She received her B.A. from Furman University.
Pamela Lee is a partner at Swift Currie with more than 10 years of experience practicing in the firm’s litigation section. Pamela devotes her entire practice to litigation, including various tort liability litigation, insurance coverage disputes and the defense of insurance bad faith matters. Her liability practice is wide and varied, encompassing premises liability, product liability, escalator and elevator liability, automobile liability and general personal injury law. She represents companies in the food, automobile and retail industries.
Pamela counsels clients in all stages of litigation, including trial and appellate work. She has secured victories at the Court of Appeals on a premises liability matter and a sexual assault case, as well as the successful defense of a spoliation claim.
Pamela keeps her clients informed at every step of the process and works with them to create an effective strategy early in the case to avoid wasted time and excessive legal bills Pamela was elected as the vice president of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association and is a member of the Steering Committees for three Defense Research Institute sections: Retail and Hospitality, Women in the Law, and Trial Tactics. At Swift Currie, Pamela is a member of the Hiring Committee.
Jennifer Snow is a Risk Analyst in the Applications division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where she analyzes merger and acquisition applications and evaluates proposals involving bank holding companies, state member banks, and other financial organizations in the Supervision and Regulation division. She has also worked in the Consumer Affairs department leading highly complex, risk-focused compliance examinations of large bank organizations.
Prior to her work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Jennifer was a securities litigator focusing on plaintiff-side litigation representing an Examiner and a Receiver in federal cases involving the SEC and the FTC and worked in the Securities Division of the Secretary of the State of Georgia’s office as an enforcement attorney and director of the audit-exams program.
Jennifer obtained her B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Lattimore is a member of WestRock's litigation and employment practices team, which provides global support for litigated and threatened claims, as well as advice and counseling on topics such as employment practices, privacy, product stewardship, commercial disputes, product liability and safety.
Andria Ryan is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm's Hospitality Industry Practice Group. She represents employers in virtually every area of employment and labor law.
Andria represents employers throughout the United States in defending employment discrimination and harassment cases as well as handling traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union campaigns.
She spends much of her time counseling employers in day to day employment and labor decisions and educating employers about prevention and practical solutions to workplace problems.
She is a frequent speaker to industry groups and human resources professionals on such topics as avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques.
In 2007, she received the Chairman's Award from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association for her development of the Employment Compliance Guide for Colorado Hospitality Employers. She and Fisher Phillips have also been honored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association as Supplier of the Year – Stars of the Hospitality Industry Awards 1994-2015 and the Washington Lodging Association for valuable contributions by an Allied member. Andria is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Linda Seal has over 20 years of experience in providing business and corporate law advice and counsel to public companies, foundations and other non-profit organizations. Linda is currently Associate General Counsel for The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) and as such, she supports the company’s distributor and installation services businesses. As a member of The Home Depot Pro’s Leadership Team, Linda serves as the division’s chief legal advisor. In this role she provides strategic advice and forward-looking guidance for the division’s initiatives, major transactions and operations. Additionally, Linda serves as The Home Depot’s principal Government Relations counsel and is a board member of The Home Depot’s Political Action Committee. She is also responsible for co-leading diversity efforts for the Legal Department. Linda began her career at The Home Depot in 2005 as Corporate Counsel and has since held several positions, each with increased responsibility.
Attorney with over 10 years experience facilitating international business and foreign direct investment, including the full range of transactional and regulatory issues, such as customs, export controls, FCPA and related regulatory and policy issues. Experienced in a wide-range of corporate issues, including contract negotiation, intellectual property, real estate and M&A.
Michelle is Manager & Counsel serving the Global Merchant Services ("GMS") Group at American Express Company supporting the Accertify, Inc. and InAuth, Inc. Business Units. Prior to joining the American Express General Counsel's Organization ("GCO"), Michelle served as Director of Legal Affairs for the Famous Dave’s restaurant chain. She was the sole legal counsel for the company, addressing a broad range of legal matters including contract negotiations and IT and IP matters. Previously, Michelle handled complex contract negotiations for National Express Corp. in the transportation industry, Heartland Food Corp. a Burger King Franchisee where she also served as the sole legal internal counsel and McDonald’s Corp. both in the in QSR/fast food industry, The Rewards Network in the financial and marketing services industry and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. in the financial services & risk industry. Michelle has earned international law certificates from the University of Toronto and Oxford University.
Ms. Turner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2003. During law school, Ms. Turner was an Editor on the Alabama Law Review and served as a member of the Campbell Moot Court Board.
Following law school, Ms. Turner has practiced almost exclusively in the area of labor and employment law. Her practice at Ogletree Deakins includes employment litigation and administrative proceedings involving race, gender, age and religious discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation, as well as judicial and arbitration proceedings involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants and employment contracts. Additionally, Ms. Turner frequently counsel clients on compliance with state and federal workplace laws. Ms. Turner’s practice is national in scope, but she most frequently handles cases and counsels clients regarding matters in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Jennifer Parrott focuses her practice in civil litigation and represents individuals, corporations, and insurance companies in state and federal courts. Her practice includes an emphasis on general liability and insurance litigation, transportation/trucking law, personal injury, products liability, and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in managing files, interviewing witnesses, preparing discovery, writing and responding to motions and appeals, and taking depositions.
In 2017, the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance section, appointed Mrs. Parrott to Vice-Chair for both the Cyber Security Data Privacy General Committee and the Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee and as a member of the Outreach to Young Lawyers Standing Committee. The ABA TIPS Technology section also appointed Mrs. Parrott to Vice-Chair for the Self-Insurers and Risk Managers Committee.
Prior to joining Drew, Eckl & Farnham, Mrs. Parrott served as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Irma B. Glover in Cobb County State Court and as an Assistant Solicitor in the Fayette County Solicitor’s Office. Interestingly, Mrs. Parrott formerly raced cars, competing throughout the United States and in the first women only professional road race (Inaugural Women’s Global GT 1999). Though she still enjoys fast cars she no longer races, her interests outside the office now consisting of hiking and travel with her family. Additionally, Mrs. Parrott also dedicates time to raising funds for cancer research and from 2011-2015, she served on the Board of Trustees for the Ainsley Paige Higgins’ Dare to Hope Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of children with rare diseases and complex medical conditions.
Seletha Butler is First Vice President and Senior Counsel with SunTrust Banks, Inc. where she supports the wholesale unit on strategic commercial matters and the founder of and advisor at srButlerCo through which she consults with organizations on governance matters, including business ethics and diversity. She is a former co-chair of the Public Sector Initiatives Committee of the Thirty Percent Coalition. Previously, Ms. Butler was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, a Fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School, Women and Public Policy Program, and a Network Fellow with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.
Ms. Butler has a J.D., Harvard Law School, M.B.A. (global focus), Georgia Institute of Technology graduating with a 4.0/4.0, and B.S. (summa cum laude), Corporate Finance, The University of Alabama where she ranked 3rd in class of 236. While at The University of Alabama, Ms. Butler was an Academic Tutor for The University of Alabama’s Athletic Department and The Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration.
At Georgia Tech, Ms. Butler taught courses involving the intersection of business, law, ethics, and policy, including developing a Corporate Governance course for undergraduate students for which she received the Scheller Professor of the Year Award—Elective Business Courses (2013) on her first semester teaching the course. This is an award selected solely by students. Ms. Butler also received other honors recognizing her work at Georgia Tech, including Professor Appreciation recognition from the various programs with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, and Thank-a-Teacher recognitions from students through the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.
Ms. Butler’s research addresses corporate governance and related business ethics issues. Such research includes the structure, obligations, and activities of boards of directors, including (i) the ethical aspects of legislation and regulation around board diversity and regulatory disclosure and (ii) business decision-making with her developed ethic of care and justice framework. Her four articles touching on corporate governance and business ethics include: (1) “All on Board! Strategies for Constructing Diverse Boards of Directors” published in Virginia Law and Business Review; (2) “‘Financial Expert’: A Subtle Blow to the Pool and Current Pipeline of Women on Corporate Boards” published as the lead article in The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law; (3) “Business Ethics: Conceptualize Governing with the Ethic of Care and Justice” published in NYU Journal of Law & Business; and (4) “Higher Education Governance: Proposals for Model Child Protection Governance Policy” published as lead article in Brigham Young University Education and Law Journal. Ms. Butler is the co-author of a book chapter—“Using Power and Influence to Create Gender Diverse Boardrooms: the Role of Public Policy”—in the book, More Women on Boards of Directors: An International Perspective. Ms. Butler frequently engaged undergraduate and graduate students to assist her on her research projects, and she sometimes works with industry experts on her research projects.
Ms. Butler is the recipient of the 2015 Leaders and Legends Faculty Award from the Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization and 2014 Women Out Front Award. In 2011, she was a recipient of the Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40, an honor by the National Bar Association and IMPACT to recognize a cross-section of legal professionals age 40 and under within the African-American legal community who have achieved prominence and distinction in their career.
Prior to joining Scheller, Ms. Butler spent fourteen years, collectively, with global law firms in Atlanta (DLA Piper LLP, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, and Hunton & Williams LLP) and Chicago (Altheimer & Gray) and one of the nation’s largest commercial banking organizations. During her tenure in private law practice and corporate America, Ms. Butler’s legal practice focused on complex domestic and global commercial transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licensing, and outsourcing, and corporate governance matters. She retains close industry relationships and included industry speakers in all of her classes. Ms. Butler also connected students with some of the industry contacts as they seek career advice.
Ms. Butler is a speaker on organizational governance, diversity, professional responsibility, ethics in business, and career development and advancement strategies for corporations, education institutions, professional associations, governmental organizations, and not-for-profit organizations. Among Ms. Butler’s professional and community activities, she is on the Board of Trustees of MedShare International, Inc. (and its Executive Committee (Secretary) and chairs its Nominating and Governance Committee), and co-chair of the Public Sector Initiatives Committee of the Thirty Percent Coalition. She is a former member of the Board of Governors of Tech High School, Inc. Ms. Butler served as a Faculty Associate for the Georgia Tech Grand Challenges Program and the Faculty Advisor for the Scheller Society of Entrepreneurs and the Scheller College of Business Graduate Minorities in Business. She also is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and a member of the Georgia Tech Leadership Roundtable, Fall 2011 and the 2005 Class of Leadership Georgia.
Currently, Ms. Butler also is working on The Hayden, Butler and Lovett Family Foundation and the Judge Willie Lovett “IGB” Scholarship (honoring her late husband The Honorable Willie J. Lovett, Jr.) and a book project.
Tashwanda Pinchback Dixon is a trial lawyer with over 11 years of experience of successfully resolving a wide variety of labor and employment disputes as well as providing employment counseling. Tashwanda represents management in both union and nonunion settings in the litigation of federal and state employment and labor law claims, with a particular focus on workplace safety and health (OSHA).
Stacey Wolf is the Vice President of Business Affairs for CNN Worldwide. In this role, she negotiates all development, production, license and distribution deals for CNN Original Series, CNN Films, and HLN Original Series.
Stacey launched the Business Affairs team in 2014 and since then has negotiated deals to acquire or commission more than 20 CNN Original Series, including the critically-acclaimed and Peabody award-winning Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, produced by ZPZ Production; This is Life with Lisa Ling, produced by Part 2 Pictures, the Primetime Emmy® Award-nominated The Sixties, The Seventies, The Eighties and The Nineties, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog; and The History of Comedy, executive produced by Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, Mark Herzog and Christopher Cowen. Stacey and her team have also negotiated deals with Cineflix, Endemol Shine International, Fremantle Media and Kew Media for the global distribution of select CNN Original Series.
Since 2014, Stacey has negotiated deals to acquire, co-produce, or commission more than 30 feature and short documentary films for CNN Films - many of which have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to have successful theatrical exhibitions. Under her leadership, CNN has partnered with companies including Magnolia Pictures, Paramount, Participant Media, NEON and Universal Pictures for the worldwide distribution of CNN Films.
Before starting the CNN Business Affairs department in 2014, Stacey was in the CNN Legal Department for 15 years, ultimately as Assistant General Counsel, and provided legal advice on newsgathering, production, and copyright issues for CNN. Stacey also created and ran the CNN Rights and Clearances team which handles the licensing and tracking of all third-party material used on CNN networks worldwide.
A graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A., with distinction, in English, Stacey also holds a law degree from Emory Law School.She was a staff member of the Emory Law Review and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She began her career as a product liability litigation associate at King & Spalding in Atlanta. Stacey is a Turner’s KEYS program graduate and a Turner Volunteer Day Site Leader. She and her husband, Barry, co-run the Wolf household. They are parents to three active kids, Sawyer, Alana and Zachary, and two dogs. Stacey also volunteers on the Board of the Lakeside PTSA and as a committee head and Parent Association Member at The Galloway School.
Kimyatta is Regulatory Investigations Counsel & Head of the Global Investigations Program at McKesson Corporation, where she oversees McKesson’s enterprise-wide internal Investigations Program and provides strategic counseling on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters, as well as risk mitigation activities. Kimyatta sits in the General Counsel Organization—a centralized team of attorneys and compliance professionals who support the entire family of McKesson businesses. Kimyatta is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC).
Kimyatta developed her expertise as a healthcare litigation, compliance, and regulatory attorney representing a variety of plan, payor, and provider clients at Alston & Bird LLP, where she practiced prior to joining McKesson. In private practice, she represented clients in the defense of False Claims Act litigation, whistleblower actions, and government investigations related to alleged fraud and abuse violations of federal and state health care laws. She also assisted clients in conducting internal compliance investigations, as well as with developing and implementing effective compliance programs.
Lisa H. Lemke is the National Director of Talent Development for Counsel On Call. She has been with the company since 2004, and has held numerous positions in both talent and business development. She is based in the company’s Atlanta office. Previously, Lisa practiced labor and employment law with Troutman Sanders, LLP in Atlanta. She also practiced labor and employment law with Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman also in Atlanta. She is a cum laude graduate from the University of Georgia School of Law and received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the Honors Program at the University of Georgia. Lisa is licensed to practice law in Georgia and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers.
For over fifteen years, Leigh Tyson has practiced in all areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on National Labor Relations Board issues. Leigh is co-chair of Constangy's Labor Relations Practice Group.
The focus of Leigh's practice includes:
Handling unfair labor practice charge investigations and hearings;
Union campaign issues, including representation hearings, management campaigning, and elections;
Collective bargaining and arbitration hearings;Employment discrimination claims, including mediation, investigations, and litigation;
Investigations into all workplace matters, including wage/hour, OSHA, and ADA compliance; and
Supervisory training in all areas relating to labor and employment law.
In addition to representing clients across the country in a wide range of industries, Leigh is also the host of Constangy's first video series, "Close Up on Workplace Law," where she interviews other Constangy attorneys about current issues affecting employers. She is also a frequent author and speaker on legal issues of interest to employers.
Janna S. Nugent, Co-Chair of the Atlanta Business Litigation Group, is an experienced litigator, focusing her practice on complex commercial litigation and business disputes, products liability, employment matters, and tort defense. Her experience extends to both state and federal courts in Florida and Georgia, and includes representing pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers in products liability cases and multi-district litigation. In addition, she represents government entities in various administrative hearings and related litigation.
Ariel Zion serves as Deputy General Counsel to Insight Global, a national staffing and servicing company that specializes in sourcing information technology, government, accounting, finance and engineering professionals and delivering service-based solutions to Fortune 1000 clients. Insight Global completes more than 41,000 placements annually in short-term, long-term, contract-to-hire, and direct placement positions through its network of more than 49 regional offices across the United States and Canada. Insight Global has been ranked one of the fastest growing staffing firms for the past 11 years, and named the 3rd largest IT staffing firm in America by Staffing Industry Analysts for four consecutive years.
In her role as Deputy General Counsel, Ariel is responsible for all conflict and litigation-related matters, ranging from contract disputes, employment claims, class action lawsuits, and restrictive covenant enforcement. A litigator at her core, Ariel handles matters as lead trial counsel, appearing in court on behalf of the company all over the United States; as well as managing outside counsel and legal vendors.
Ariel joined Insight Global in 2017 after spending the first ten years of her legal career in private practice, specializing in commercial and real estate litigation, and handling complex matters in both federal and state courts. Ariel practiced in both a large Atlanta law firm and a litigation boutique. It was Ariel’s hands-on trial experience that made her uniquely suited for her current role with Insight Global.
Outside of Insight Global, Ariel is actively involved in Leadership Buckhead and the Anti-Defamation League. She is a wife and mother of two young children.
Ariel received B.A. degrees in Government and History from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.
Natasha L. Wilson is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Complex Employment Litigation & Trials group and Co-Chair of the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law, and devotes her legal practice to representing management in all aspects of employment law, from prevention and compliance issues to arbitration and litigation. She has litigated a wide variety of employment issues on the federal, state and local levels before courts and administrative agencies. Natasha works closely with her clients to provide counseling and consultation on employee matters, policy revisions, litigation prevention and the implementation of sound employment practices.
Prior to joining the firm, Natasha was an associate with one of the largest law firms in the Southeast. Her prior litigation experience includes representation of clients in environmental and toxic tort defense and general business litigation. She also has experience in white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations, electronic discovery and digital information. Before entering law school, Natasha worked as a television journalist for seven years.
Trenika L. Fields is In-House Counsel of Flashpoint based in New York. In her role as head counsel, she provides innovative leadership on legal matters as well as act as a strategist business partner to the organization. Trenika is responsible for overseeing documents in legal review, contract negotiations, intellectual property matters, cybersecurity and privacy, and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Flashpoint, Ms. Fields advised and counseled on commercial agreements for Verint Systems Inc., a $1.3B+ publicly traded technology company where she was the primary lead negotiator for software and services agreements for the Northeast region. Prior to that, she served as Corporate Counsel where she also held numerous positions including director of business and legal affairs. She established the company’s legal department and successfully negotiated an annual revenue of $40M which led to merger and acquisition by a billion dollar publicly-traded organization.
She began her career succeeding in several operational roles within in-house legal departments for corporations across the country, including 21st Century Insurance Company, International Coffee & Tealeaf, Hot Topic, Inc. and a stint at B.E.T. Networks during her law school career. Ms. Fields has had extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, cybersecurity, data and privacy, franchise, entertainment and insurance law.
Ms. Fields is a Board of Trustee of Hammonds House Museum. She is a member of several professional, including but not limited to, the Corporate Counsel Women of Color, Louisiana Bar Association, Gate City Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Women in Technology.
Ms. Fields received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach and earned a Juris Doctor from Southern University Law Center. She is authorized to practice law in Louisiana. Ms. Fields is from Berkeley, California and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
Michelle Ruff’s practice presently centers around licensing and compliance. Since 2012 she has served as a legal advisor to corporate counsel and leaders at Amrock, a title and technology company located in Detroit, Michigan. She is heavily relied upon for matters in Texas and is an expert in all matters pertaining to title, curative, real estate and settlement services for the State of Georgia.
Prior to working for Amrock, Michelle was in private practice handling real estate, family, criminal, unemployment appeals, social security appeals and immigration matters. She is a seasoned family law litigator and believes that her civil litigation practice has helped her to skillfully find creative legal solutions to meet complex compliance issues.
She graduated with her B.A. in Communications from Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL in 1996 and with a M.A. in Communications from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY in 1998. A 2001 graduate of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, Michelle participated in the Immigration Clinic as a student; received an award for her public service work; and, was an active member of the Diversity Committee. After graduation, she begin her career working with Farmworker Legal Services in Michigan and proudly continued her non-profit service with Cobb County Legal Aid, a division of Atlanta Legal Aid and the Latin American Association before going into private practice. She is a member of the Kentucky, Michigan and Georgia Bar Associations.
Michelle has put together training materials on cultural sensitivity for guardian ad litems and spoken on the impact of natural disasters on immigrants for young lawyers assisting Hurricane Katrina victims.
Most importantly, Michelle has two adult children, who endured college, graduate and law school with her as a single mother. She is an avid fitness enthusiast who volunteers to teach a workout class to senior citizens in Atlanta, Georgia, where she lives.
Jennifer Marino is a partner in the Tampa office of Litchfield Cavo LLP. She focuses her practice in all areas of civil litigation, including personal injury defense, premises liability, motor vehicle negligence, retail and hospitality defense, general liability claims, first party claims and construction defect disputes. She practiced in New York for five years before bringing her practice to Florida.