Anthony Suarez, President
Admitted to the Bar in 1977 in New York and in 1992 in Florida, Mr. Sanchez has had a varied career, as a trial attorney, counsel to New York State Legislature, community activist, Member of the Florida state Legislature, United States Delegate to the Guatamala Peace Accords in 1996, currently adjunct Professor of Law and Radio talk show host. He has tried hundreds of jury trials and argued dozens of cases before appellate courts thus he has had a wide experience in the law over the 31 years of practice. Born in New York City of parents from Puerto Rico. Bar Admissions: New York, 1978 Florida, 1991 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1979 U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1979 U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991 U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1998 U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998 U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, U.S. Tax Court, 1992. Professional Associations and Memberships: New York State Bar Association, 1987 Member Conference of Bar Leader New York State Bar Association Member of Committee of Law Office Economics New York State Bar Association, 1988 - 1990 Chairman: Committee on Minorities in the Profession Puerto Rican Bar Association, 1987 President Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York, 1985 Chairman Judiciary Committee Puerto Rican Bar Association of New York, 1986 Chair Legislative Committee Reserve Officers Association, 1974 - 1985 New York State Trial Lawyers Association Bronx County Bar Association, Florida Bar, 1992 Member Tax Committee Seminole County Bar Association Orange County Bar Association The Fund for Modern Courts, New York, NY, 1987 Director Federal Bar, New York Middle & Eastern District, Florida Middle District, 2nd Circuit & 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Member 351st Psychological Operations Company United States Army Reserves, 1978 - 1986 Executive Office Tito Puente Scholarship Fund, 1983 - 1991 Councel South Bronx Board of Trade, 1986 - 1991 Councel P.R.O.M.E.S.A., Drug Rehabilitation Center, 1986 - 1987 Director South Bronx Community Action Theater, 1985 - 1987 Director Legal Aid Society, Seminole County, Florida, 1995 - 1996 Director N.Y. Prisoners Legal Services Corp., 1989 - 1991 Director Latinos in Action Community Development Corp., 1998 - 1999 Chairman Latino Leadership, 2000 Chairman Boys Club of Central Florida, 2001 Director.
517 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, Florida 32804
T. (407) 841-7073
F. (407) 841-7181
Yesenia Collazo, 2nd District Regional VP
Attorney Yesenia Collazo is the founder of Collazo Law Firm, P.A., the firm primarily practices civil litigation. She is involved with various nonprofit foundations and community projects including the Chair for the Board of Directors for the Open Door Health Center, the Secretary of the Board for the Russell Reading Life Skill Foundation, and part of the Board for Borinquen Health Center. Ms. Collazo is a Founder of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida and currently serves as its Regional Vice–President and National Director of Legislative Affairs.
10200 N.W. 25 Street, Suite 201
Miami, Florida 33172
T. (305) 477-6401
F. (305) 418-9767
Nicholas G. Rossoletti, 3rd District Regional VP
Mr. Rossoletti is an associate in the Law Offices of Richard R. Robles, P.A. His practice focuses in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, corporate/partnership disputes and personal injury matters in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. A graduate of the graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Rossoletti received his Bachelor of Sciences in Telecommunication, Operations in 2004, and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2007.
Mr. Rossoletti is admitted to practice law in Florida. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2008. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico. Mr. Rossoletti is a board member, director and Secretary of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida.
Law Offices of Richard R. Robles, P.A.
905 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 228
Miami, Florida 33131
T. (305) 755-9200
F. (305) 755-9270
Florida Website: www.roblespa.com
Puerto Rico Website: www.quiebrasrobles.com
Rudwin Ayala, 4th District Regional VP
Rudy Ayala received his Bachelors from Quinnipiac University Magna Cum Laude in 2007 and his Juris Doctor as a Goodwin Scholar from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. He was admitted to the Florida Bar the same year and is licensed to practice in all state courts in Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Rudy is a member of the Broward County Bar Association; Palm Beach County Bar Association (Professionalism Committee; Committee for Diversity and Inclusion); Broward County Hispanic Bar Association; Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida; and the Hispanic National Bar Association. In 2012, Rudy was appointed Region VIII Representative for the Young Lawyers Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association, which encompasses all of Florida.
Rudy has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in various types of matters, but primarily focuses his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and complex commercial litigation. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Rudwin Ayala is a Florida Personal Injury and Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney.
Law Offices of Jay Cohen P.A.
100 S.E. 3rd Avenue, Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394
T. (954) 763-6939
Marrie Masson, 5th District Regional VP
Marie E. Masson received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Puerto Rico in 1996. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Ms. Masson continued her education at the Florida State University College of Law, where she served as an intern at the Supreme Court of Florida and earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 2000. Her primary areas of practice include workers’ compensation, general liability and labor and employment. Ms. Masson handles all aspects of trial litigation and appeals. By providing aggressive and timely defense strategies, she is often able to bring matters to early closure through the effective use of alternative dispute resolution. Throughout her career, Ms. Masson has represented several Fortune 500 companies in the industries of food and beverage, entertainment, retail, hospitality, telecommunications, transportation, and health care.
Ms. Masson is a partner at HERNANDEZ, HICKS & VALOIS, a minority-owned, A-rated insurance defense firm focusing on litigation in Florida since 2002. She is the managing partner at the firm’s Orlando office. She is admitted to practice in all state courts in Florida, as well as in the Northern, Middle and Southern federal district courts in Florida. Ms. Masson is a member of the Workers’ Compensation and Labor and Employment sections of the Florida Bar, a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the American Bar Association, and she has served as secretary for the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida. She is certified as an insurance instructor with the State of Florida and regularly conducts seminars for employers, servicing agents and carriers. Ms. Masson contributes to various legal periodicals, including the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Hernandez, Hicks & Valois, P.A.
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 500
Orlando, Florida 32801
T. (407) 926-4033
Elsa T. Camacho, Secretary
Elsa Camacho attended the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Art degrees in Political Science and Psychology. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Florida A&M University College of Law. While attending law school Elsa Camacho was voted Vice President of the Hispanic American Law Student Association.
Ms. Camacho worked as a legal assistant, primarily in the area of construction litigation, for various local law firms while attending law school. After graduation, Ms. Camacho was admitted to The Florida Bar.
Elsa Camacho is an Associate Attorney at KEL practicing in the area of foreclosure defense.
Kaufman, Englett & Lynd
150 N. Orange Ave. Suite 100
Orlando, Florida 32801
T. (407) 513-1900 Ext. 7179
F. (407) 591-3779
Florida Website: www.kelattorneys.com
Arthur J. Jones, Treasurer
Arthur J Jones, Esq., is a graduate from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law as well as the Eugene Dupuch Law School of The Bahamas. He is licensed to practice in the state of Florida, the Southern District of Florida for the Federal Courts, and eligible to appear pro hac vice in the rest of the United States. He is also eligible to offer legal services in The Bahamas as a“registered agent”.
Arthur began his career as a public defender in Gainesville and Miami, Florida. Since opening The Arthur Firm, P.L., in 2008, his passion for protecting defendants in criminal court blossomed into a desire to protect defendants in civil litigation too. He has therefore expanded the firm’s practice to the areas you see on this website. His jury trial experience is extensive and he has been featured in the New York Times, and appeared in The Miami Herald and on the Fox News Channel. He is also actively involved with the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter) as a board member, co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee, and their liaison to the State Attorney’s Office for felony matters.
Arthur is also a member of the Dade County Defense Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association, and the Caribbean Bar Association.
12550 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 800-102
North Miami, Florida 33181
T. (954) 399-8721
F. (407) 841-7181