Jany Martínez-Ward

Title: Founding and Managing Partner, Chief Marketing Officer

Company: Ward Law Group, PL

Education: Certified Legal Intern, State Attorney’s Office, 17th Judicial Circuit, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2012); Legal Intern, U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Federal Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2011); Legal Intern, Put Something Back, Legal Aid, Miami, FL (2010); Judicial Intern, Honorable Reemberto Diaz, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami, FL (2010); JD, Nova Southern University Shepard Broad College of Law (2011); BS in Psychology, University of Florida (2009); BA in Spanish Literature, University of Florida, Cum Laude (2009); Diploma, Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Lakes, FL

Career History: Founding and Managing Partner, Chief Marketing Officer, Ward Law Group, PL, FL (2012-Present); Law Clerk, Law Office of Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, Adair & Bosack, LLP (Now Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Wachs, Adair & Dishowitz, LLP, Attorneys at Law), Fort Lauderdale, FL (2011); Law Clerk, The Law Offices of Diana Santa Maria, P.A., Davie, FL (2010); Guardian ad Litem (2006-2008)

Jany Martínez-Ward, Founding and Managing Partner, Chief Marketing Officer at Ward Law Group, PL, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Ms. Martínez-Ward overcame numerous obstacles throughout her life to ultimately become one of the most prominent Hispanic attorneys in Florida and the establisher and leader behind one of the state’s largest and most successful personal injury law firms. Originally from Cuba and a resident of Venezuela, she crossed the Texas-Mexico border with her mother and eight-month-old brother when she was 15 due to a feeling of danger in her home counties and a yearning for a safer environment. Devastated to leave her life behind and confused not knowing English, she witnessed her mother being arrested and while their legal issues were being resolved, she and her brother were placed in a foster home. She struggled to understand the law and language of the country and it was during these difficult times that she became exposed to the complex and intimidating legal system in the United States and aware of the barriers Hispanic people faced upon arriving. It was then that her interest in law began to develop and over the course of her immigrant journey, her purpose was ignited, inspiring her to serve her community’s legal needs.

Thankfully, Ms. Martínez-Ward’s mother was released after a month of detainment and they officially settled in Florida as political asylum seekers. Despite even her first English teacher doubting her ability to grasp the language, she studied hard in school and diligently picked it up. After graduating from high school at the top of her class, she received a scholarship to attend the University of Florida—where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and graduated cum laude in 2009. She subsequently chased her dream at Shepard Broad College of Law within Nova Southern University. She not only attained a JD there in 2011 but also met her husband, Gregory Ward, who had been practicing law for 15 years at the time. Fresh out of law school, after she gained experience clerking for some firms, the two established the Ward Law Group in 2012. Ever since, the firm has been dedicated to providing personal injury law to Hispanic immigrants who have been in car accidents due to the negligence of others.

As founder, managing partner, and chief marketing officer at the Ward Law Group, Ms. Martínez-Ward strives to advocate for and represent the Hispanic community to the best of her ability—creating awareness about changing laws and regulations regarding auto accidents and providing legal representation. In addition, she engages Spanish-speaking audiences every week across the radio and television—through which she interacts with them, answers their legal questions and concerns, and gains a deeper understanding of their needs. At the firm, she handles everything from assisting clients with paperwork and counseling them negotiating settlement claims directly with insurance companies to ensure her clients receive just compensation for any financial loss, work interruptions, and emotional distress; and overseeing 15 managers and more than 140 employees—all the while ensuring that clients are receiving outstanding service. On top of the extensive legal services they provide to vulnerable and displaced immigrants, she and her husband feel just as strongly about building relationships with those they serve and going the extra mile to get involved and give back.

For several years, they were active members and supporters of the church, Alpha & Omega, and have since partnered with different churches to sponsor countless events to help families and youth groups reach their full potential. Additionally, the firm supports an annual Back-to-School donation drive that helps orphans and underprivileged children and she co-founded a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway program, which donates 1,500 meals and turkeys to families every year. They’ve also seen to it that numerous Venezuelan children had warm meals during the holidays. Despite the numerous accolades she has accrued over the course of her career—including being named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in 2022—and even being invited by the Florida Bar Association to contribute a chapter to the 10th edition of Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, bettering the lives of her clients and community as a whole has been her most rewarding achievement.

In the future, Ms. Martínez-Ward’s goals include serving 800 clients a month, exceeding their current revenue of $50 million a year, and expanding their operations to Texas, New York, and New Jersey. Her additional aspirations are to advocate for displaced people around the world who are unable to defend themselves and support individuals who are fighting for basic human rights. Ultimately, she hopes to establish a nonprofit whose mission would be to assist and protect displaced immigrants so they can live dignified lives. The motto that has motivated Ms. Martínez-Ward throughout her life has been “All things are possible with faith.”



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Yosef H. Lee, Esq.

Title: Attorney At Law, Founder

Company: Your Lifestyle Equity Partners, LLC

Education: JD, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University (2012); Bachelor’s Degree, Hunter College (2006)

Career History: Attorney-at-law, Law Offices of Gary Park, P.C. (2009-Present)

Yosef H. Lee, Esq., Attorney at Law and Founder at Your Lifestyle Equity Partners, LLC, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of law and real estate.

Motivated by his desire to become a better version of himself every day, provide for his family, and impact others, Mr. Lee has built an accomplished career as a successful litigation attorney and prolific real estate investor specializing in multifamily assets. His natural abilities as a people connector, strategic planner, and go-getter have allowed him to excel in his dual roles—an attorney-at-law at the Law Offices of Gary Park, P.C., he balances those responsibilities with managing multifamily investments—sourcing competitive deals, negotiations, underwriting, legal due diligence, financing, and structure partnerships—as a syndicator and general partner.

Originally from South Korea, Mr. Lee immigrated to the United States without knowing the language, learned it, and prospered throughout his educational journey. First acquiring a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College In 2006, he began working as a paralegal for the Law Offices of Gary Park, P.C. in 2009 while pursuing his own law degree. He obtained his JD from the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University in 2012 and became licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. As the firm had always been good to him and helped him on his career path, he has remained there ever since. He later became a licensed real estate broker in New York and began his journey of obtaining multifamily apartments as a way to create passive income streams.

Over the course of his burgeoning career, Mr. Lee accrued such accolades as a Young Leaders Achievement Award and a commendation from the Office of the New York City Comptroller. Civically minded, he has been affiliated with the United Nations Association of USA, the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, and Queens Community Board 11, and strives to one day create a community where people can freely share their high-level experiences, both personally and professionally, to help others. He also seeks to create an educational platform for young adults to enhance their financial literacy.

Mr. Lee values networking, vision, goals, self-development, business, planning, and building systems and regards himself as a believer, lawyer, and investor. But the title he takes the greatest pride in is being a father. Married with two daughters, he prioritizes spending time with them and encouraging their own successes in school and life.

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Damian F. Bakula

Title: Managing Attorney, Certified Italian Translator

Company: Bakula Law LLC, Self-employed

Education: JD, The University of Iowa (2015); MBA, Boise State University (2008); BBA, University of Maryland

Career History: Managing Attorney, Bakula Law LLC, Kansas City, MO (2017-Present); Certified Italian Translator, Kansas City, MO (2016-Present); Freelance Attorney, Langdon & Emison Attorneys At Law, Kansas City, MO (2017-2022); Research Assistant, Professor Emeritus Burns H. Weston, The University of Iowa, Iowa (2013-2015); Finishing Line Test Operator, Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, ID (2006-2007); Transportation Security Program Manager, Italy, ArmorGroup, Aviano, Italy (2003-2005); Senior Field Advisor, University of Maryland Campus, Europe

Damian Bakula, Managing Attorney at Bakula Law LLC, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Mr. Bakula had always been drawn to the legal profession, as well as the research and learning opportunities that accompany the career. It was one of his first cousins, an accomplished real estate attorney in Chicago, who inspired him to make his dream a reality. Prior to this, he had served in the U.S. Air Force as a U-2 Aircraft Crew Chief for four years and was a transportation security program manager for ArmorGroup in Italy from 2003 to 2005, a finishing line test operator at Micron Technology, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, and a UK Senior Field Advisor for UMUC Europe from 2010 to 2012. Already equipped with a Master of Business Administration, he began pursuing his law degree at the University of Iowa in 2012, during which time he served as a research assistant for Professor Emeritus Burns H. Weston at the institution.

Upon earning his JD in 2015, and becoming licensed to practice law in Missouri, Mr. Bakula was a freelance attorney at Langdon & Emison Attorneys at Law in Kansas City from 2017 to 2022 and has been a managing attorney at his own firm, Bakula Law LLC, since 2017. Specializing in personal injury/accident, real estate, labor, and contract law, he excels as a litigation attorney who represents tenants against landlords, homeowners against contractors, and commercial clients dealing with contract disputes, among several other cases. In addition, he has found success as a Certified Italian Translator since 2016, through which he serves as an independent consultant who is uniquely qualified to facilitate communication with Italian companies, provide business consulting services, and translate Italian documents—particularly those involved in litigation. Always striving to give back to society, he provides services for free or at reduced rates for veterans and tenants, and for more than 10 years, he has lent his services as a volunteer tax preparer at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and as a volunteer at the Salvation Army.

Attributing his success to developing good relationships with clients and other attorneys, Mr. Bakula’s most notable professional achievement was winning a Missouri Merchandising Practices Act suit against a landlord who allowed their premises to be occupied before passing the final inspection, securing occupancy certificates, and addressing safety issues—including electrical and fire safety problems. Looking toward the future, Mr. Bakula plans to narrow his focus and handle fewer cases in order to be more efficient as a professional.


Jeremy A. Poynter, Esq.

Title: Partner

Company: Holland & Knight LLP

Education: JD in Law, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Law (2015); BBA in Finance, Middle Tennessee State University (2012)

Career History: Healthcare Regulatory Partner, Holland & Knight LLP (2023-Present); Healthcare Partner, Waller (2023); Healthcare Associate, Waller (2015-2022); Summer Associate, Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis (2014); Legal Intern, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2014)

Jeremy A. Poynter, Esq., Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Growing up in a small town in Tennessee, Mr. Poynter was raised by parents who didn’t attend and became exposed to various professional careers through television. He gravitated toward the idea of becoming a lawyer by watching legal dramas and films that depicted litigators in the courtroom. He first earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Middle Tennessee State University in 2012 and followed it with a JD in law from the Knoxville College of Law at the University of Tennessee in 2015. It was while in law school, though, that he discovered he didn’t enjoy practicing as a litigator and instead found himself drawn to the field of transactional law, which he has since pursued.

Starting off as a legal intern at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Mr. Poynter gained additional experience as a summer associate at Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis, the firm he went on to join full-time as a healthcare associate from 2015 to 2022 before becoming a healthcare partner there. Since 2023, he has excelled as a healthcare regulatory partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where he focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory compliance and operations. His responsibilities include advising and counseling hospital properties, healthcare systems, surgery centers, and other facilities on regulatory and operational issues in day-to-day operations—as well as assisting with the change of ownership filings and license applications required in healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. At Holland & Knight, his practices include Behavioral Health, Dental Support Organizations, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Healthcare Investors and Lenders, Outpatient and Ambulatory Services, and Healthcare Regulatory Compliance. As a testament to his success and dedication, he was recognized among “Ones to Watch” in Health Care Law by The Best Lawyers in America guide for 2021-2024 and holds memberships with

Mr. Poynter attributes his success to having a strong work support system and several vital resources. Having grown up in a non-college-educated family, he’s extremely proud of graduating college, obtaining a professional degree, and becoming a partner at his firm after nearly eight years of practice. Looking toward the future, Mr. Poynter wants to continue his success as a partner at the firm.

Devin T. Slaugenhaupt

Title: Special Victims’ Counsel

Company: U.S. Army

Education: JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law (2021); Judicial Intern, Western District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court (2021); Summer Fellow, Pro Bono Center, Allegheny County Bar Foundation (2020); Certified Legal Intern, Securities Arbitration Clinic, University of Pittsburgh (2020); Legal Intern, Criminal Division, United States Attorneys’ Offices (2019); B, Georgetown University (2018)

Career History: Special Victims’ Counsel, United States Army (2022-Present); Legal Services and Claims Attorney, United States Army (2022); Law Clerk, FHAS (2020); Marketing and Content Manager, CMA Global Partners, German Foods, Specialty Food Association, Inc. (2016-2018); Helped Manage a Program in Georgetown That Helped the State Department with Education Grants in Chile

Devin Slaugenhaupt, Special Victims’ Counsel at U.S. Army, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the military field.

A dedicated attorney who takes pride in advocating for his clients, Captain Slaugenhaupt has lent his legal services and expertise to the U.S. Army since 2022—first as a claims attorney and then as special victims’ counsel. He specializes in helping clients who have been through traumatic experiences, such as victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and has accrued experience prosecuting those who commit sex crimes. Because of the sensitivity of the cases he takes on, his natural empathy and strong ability to connect with people help him build rapport, trust, and understanding with those who seek his counsel. The highlight of his still-young career has been aiding his numerous clients—many of whom have been able to better their lives because of his work.

Captain Slaugenhaupt’s gravitation toward helping the men and women who serve in the military stems from his family history; his grandfather on his father’s side had 16 brothers and sisters, and nearly every one of the men served in either World War II or Korea. In addition, two of his uncles were servicemen. The first in his family to go to college, he attained a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in 2018—during which time he had no aspirations of pursuing law and was helping to manage a program that helped the state department with education grants in Chile. However, during his senior year, his father experienced a terrible accident that made him paraplegic, leading Captain Slaugenhaupt to decline several job offers to care for him.

On a complete whim, he and his friend took the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, and he applied to some law schools in Pennsylvania, where his parents lived. He was ultimately accepted into the University of Pittsburgh School of Law with a full scholarship, where he learned from a visiting Judge Advocate General that he could be an attorney and a soldier serving his country and clients. Already wanting to help the underserved population, he completed his training at Fort Leonard Wood, where he did legal assistance work involving wills, divorcees, and spousal support. He later accepted an internship at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, specifically in the child sex crimes division, seeking to make a difference. Additionally, on the path toward graduation, he became a certified legal intern in the University of Pittsburgh’s Securities Arbitration Clinic, a summer fellow at the Pro Bono Center within the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, a judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and served as the staff editor, senior topics editor, and a contributor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2021.

Outside of his primary roles, Captain Slaugenhaupt maintains his connection to the field as a member of both the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Looking ahead to the future, he wants to become a subject matter expert and help more people, as well as be published on the topic of sex crime prosecution.


Cory Woerner

Cory Francis Woerner, Esq., Attorney at the Law Offices of Lee M. Perlman, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Ever since he was a child, Mr. Woerner wanted to be a lawyer. With several family members in the legal field, he felt a natural gravitation toward that career and ultimately pursued it by earning a Bachelor of Arts in history from Coastal Carolina University, from which he graduated cum laude and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vermont Law & Graduate School in 2018. While in law school, he was active as treasurer of the Student Bar Association and tutored and mentored first-year students. In addition, he volunteered with the Hartford Restorative Justice Center.

He has been admitted to practice law by the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Federal District of New Jersey and launched his career as an associate attorney for the Law Office of Seymour Wasserstrum from 2019 to 2021. Since 2022, he has excelled as an attorney at the Law Office of Lee M. Perlman, a firm primarily dedicated to bankruptcy law. An expert when it comes to business law, Mr. Woerner initially never saw himself working in the area of bankruptcy, but he has found that he has the right skill set to excel at it because of his strong abilities when it comes to math and numbers.

In his role, Mr. Woerner has represented both debtors and creditors in consumer bankruptcy proceedings and adversary proceedings, as well as represented and advised consumers in other civil matters. A few years ago, he won’t his first written opinion from a bankruptcy judge that expanded upon the case law that was already in the district. He was recognized with an award from the New Jersey Law Journal in 2022 and holds memberships with the Camden County Bar Association, Burlington County Bar Association, and National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Looking toward the future, he hopes to change some state legislation to better protect consumers in his home state of New Jersey and nationwide. On that front, he would like to find his way into a government role, whether in the Department of Justice or the United States Trustee Program as a staff or trial attorney.

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Christopher G. Mazawey, Esq.

Title: Attorney at Law

Company: The Mazawey Law Firm

Location: Clifton, NJ

Education: JD, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, White Plains, NY (2014); BA in Political Science, Minor in Public Policy, Ramapo College of New Jersey (2011); Diploma, Pascack Hills High School, Montvale, NJ (2007)

Career History: Associate Attorney, The Mazawey Law Firm, New York (2014-Present); Legal Intern, Westchester County, NY District Attorney’s Office, White Plains, NY (2014); Intern Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Robert P. Contillo of the Chancery Division in Bergen County (2011); Senior Vice President, Bandwagon, New York (2011); Strategy Consultant, Motor Lounge (2008-2010); Intern, Professional Sports Management, LLC (2007-2008); Lifeguard, Old Mill Pool (2005-2007)

Christopher G. Mazawey, Attorney at Law at the Mazawey Law Firm, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Since 2014, Mr. Mazawey has lent his expertise in residential and commercial real estate, general practice litigation, foreclosure defense, corporate litigation, auto accident cases, and criminal defense as an associate attorney and the torch-carrier of his father’s law practice. He serves as the lead general counsel for two major self-performing general contractors in New Jersey and New York City.

Growing up, he often helped his father, Richard S. Mazawey, in the office of the Mazawey Law Firm, which was founded more than 40 years ago. His father’s strong work ethic shaped his personality and influenced his career trajectory; in addition, his competitive mentality developed from playing sports throughout high school and college. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in public policy from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2011 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2014. Over the course of his educational journey, he served as a senior vice president at Bandwagon; an intern judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert P. Contillo; and a legal intern at the Westchester County District Attorney, where he assisted in general prosecution work.

Upon reflection on his career, Mr. Mazawey has been proud of working for his family’s business and keeping his legacy alive; he is no stranger to impressive victories in court with high-profile clients after he and his team dedicated their time and services to their cases from the trial court to the appellate division. These achievements have paved the way for future work and continued representation of their existing client base.

Outside of his primary endeavors, Mr. Mazawey has long been involved in community outreach programs, including environmental cleanups and volunteer efforts through his and his family’s church, Our Lady Mother of the Church. In the future, he looks forward to getting married to his fiancé as he continues to grow and develop his practice, delivering results for his clients and maintaining the integrity of his profession to the best of his ability. He feels fortunate to perpetuate his father’s 45-year-old legacy and positive reputation in their community. He lives his life by the motto, “Never give in and never give up.”

Katelyn E. Bayhi-Courville

Title: Attorney

Company: Neuner Pate

Location: Lafayette, LA

Education: JD, Louisiana State University Paul M. Herbert Law Center (2017); Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law, Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Cum Laude (2020); Intern, Dill Firm (2017); B in Public Relations and Criminal Justice, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Summa Cum Laude (2017); Website Intern, Caroline & Company (2016)

Career History: Attorney, Neuner Pate (2020-Present); Junior Associate, Journal of Energy Law and Resources, Louisiana State University (2018-2019); Law Clerk, Dill Firm (2017-2018)

Katelyn E. Bayhi-Courville, Attorney at Neuner Pate, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

An emerging figure in the legal world, Ms. Bayhi-Courville serves as an attorney at the Louisiana-based firm where she primarily works on cases related to civil defense, environmental litigation, oil and gas, personal injury, open account collections, toxic torts, property disputes, maritime law, and commercial litigation. Before joining Neuner Pate in 2020, she served as a law clerk at Dill Firm from 2017 to 2018 and as a junior associate within the Journal of Energy Law and Resources at Louisiana State University, her alma mater, from 2018 to 2019. A dedicated member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Lafayette Bar Association, and The Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court, she attained a Bachelor of Science in public relations and criminal justice from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2017, and both a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a graduate diploma in comparative law, summa cum laude, from the Paul M. Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2017 and 2020, respectively. While studying law, she participated in an externship for The Honorable Carol B. Whitehurst, the United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

Although the law has proven to be the perfect fit for her, Ms. Bayhi-Courville was once torn about what professional path to take. She initially wanted to either become an FBI investigator or a boutique owner. She ultimately started with criminal justice as her major in undergraduate school; in her first year, she was advised to think about what she wanted to do. She believed the police academy was not for her, but having had a full year in criminal justice under her belt, she needed a semester’s worth of coursework to complete a double major. As part of the program, she interned at a law firm. She immediately gravitated toward the field as it provided an outlet for public speaking, advocating for others, and getting people to listen.

Upon reflection on her new career so far, Ms. Bayhi-Courville is proud to have been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Young Lawyers” for the state of Louisiana in 2023. She also previously accrued such accolades as the Steve James Matt Beyond the Books Award and the Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney Award from the Lafayette Bar Association in 2021. Another highlight of her legal career has been the ability to represent pro bono protective order cases, all of which received the desired outcome. In addition, she was a semifinalist in the John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court National Competition between 2019 and 2020. Outside of her primary endeavors, she has previously been active as the Director of External Appellate Competitions for the Law Board of Advocates at LSU, as well as the Notes and Comments Editor of the institution’s Journal of Energy Law and Resources.

Looking ahead, Ms. Bayshi-Courville aspires to become a partner with Neuner Pate, start establishing her own clientele, and continue to be involved in the community. On top of her career goals, she hopes to be able to start a family in the future with her husband, Michael Courville.

Danielle A. Perez, Esq.

Title: Associate Attorney

Company: The Morgan Law Group

Location: Miami, FL

Education: JD, St. Thomas University College of Law (2022); BA in Sociology, Minor in Political Science and Criminal Justice, Florida Atlantic University; Judicial Intern, Circuit Judge William Altfield

Career History: Law Clerk, The Morgan Law Group (2022-Present); Associate Attorney, The Morgan Law Group; Law Clerk, Farrell, Patel, Jomarron & Lopez; With, Aronberg, Aronberg & Green; With, White & Twombly, P.A.; With, Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC

Danielle A. Perez, Esq., Associate Attorney at The Morgan Law Group, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of law.

Attributing her success to her parents, who instilled in her a strong work ethic and high morals, Ms. Perez has dedicated her young career to helping people deal with complicated issues. As an associate attorney and law clerk with the Morgan Law Group since 2022, she represents individuals and businesses in civil litigation, personal injury, unemployment, and property insurance claims cases—both commercial and residential alike. She previously cut her teeth in the legal field as a file clerk, legal intern, secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal with such firms as Farrell, Patel, Jomarron & Lopez, Aronberg, Aronberg & Green, White & Twombly, P.A., and Remer, Georges-Pierre & Hoogerwoerd, PLLC.

Equipped with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, with a minor in political science and criminal justice, from Florida Atlantic University, Ms. Perez pursued her law degree at St. Thomas University College of Law—where she excelled in numerous mock trial competitions and displayed remarkable trial advocacy skills in a hybrid of virtual and in-person hearings, for which she earned many recognitions. She earned a Merit Scholarship, a C. Clyde Atkins Memorial Scholarship, and, most notably, the Order of Barristers—which is only given to a select few students. Balancing her academia with work at law firms, as well as serving as the Student Articles Editor for the university’s Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, she graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2022 and was subsequently admitted to the Florida Bar.

It was in 2017 that Ms. Perez gravitated toward a focus on homeowner insurance when family members of hers located in Puerto Rico were impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In addition, she experienced many storms and hurricanes herself as a Florida native, and has found that these damages tend to leave homeowners with minimal options; she has been determined to serve as a strong advocate for her clients in need by recovering their assets. She takes great pride in being able to see her clients satisfied after they reached a settlement. Holding a Certification of Completion in Disaster Lawyering by the Equal Justice Works Disaster Relief Program, she has also been active as a member of the American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association, Federal Bar Association, and American Bar Association.

Looking toward the future, Ms. Perez strives to open her own firm, where she could utilize her experience in every type of role and would have a hands-on approach to training the legal staff. Outside of her primary legal endeavors, she contributes her time and efforts to St. Thomas University’s Center for Pandemic, Disease, and Quarantine Research, and enjoys dancing, practicing yoga, meditating, cooking, and taking part in outdoor activities.