Anthony Suarez, Immediate Past President
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.
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