MARIE E. MASSON, PRESIDENT
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, labor and employment, and insurance litigation. 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 solo practitioner in Central Florida, servicing Orange, Lake, Volusia, Polk, and Marion counties. 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. She is certified as an insurance instructor with the State of Florida and regularly conducts seminars for employers, servicing agents and carriers. Ms. Masson is also an adjunct professor at Florida A&M College of Law in Orlando, FL.
Since joining as a member in 2008, Ms. Masson has served as Secretary and Regional Vice President for the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida and is currently its President-Elect. She is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Marie E. Masson, Esq.
Masson Law Firm, P.A.
15701 Highway 50, Suite 204
Clermont, FL 34711
Labor and Employment
Arthur J. Jones, 2nd District Regional VP
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
Yesenia Collazo, 3rd 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
Joel A. Montilla, 5th District Regional VP
Anthony Suarez, Immediate Past President and Treasurer
Admitted to the Bar in 1977 in New York and in 1992 in Florida, Mr. Suarez 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 Guatemala 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 Counsel South Bronx Board of Trade, 1986 - 1991 Counsel 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