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Manuel R. Morales, Jr P.A.

EDUCATION:

    • Belen Jesuit Prep. Miami, Florida. Graduated - June 9, 1972
    • Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama. Graduated - May 16, 1976 Degree: Bachelor of Arts (History)
    • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Graduated - February 19, 1979 Degree: Juris Doctor Honors; Cum Laude
    • Admitted to The Florida Bar on May 15, 1979
    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar (1991-continuously recertified to date)
    • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by The National Board of Trial Advocacy (1992-continuously recertified to date).
    • A. V. Rated (highest possible rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator (1999 - continuously recertified to date).
    • LEGAL EMPLOYMENT:

    • Brumer, Cohen, Logan and Kandell - 1979-1988
    • Manuel R. Morales, Jr., P.A. - 1988-present

    MEMBERSHIPS:

    • The Florida Bar (1979-present)

      • Grievance Committee 11M (1989-1992)
        • Vice-Chairman (1990)
        • Chairman (1991)
      • Board of Governors (1993-2001)
        • Access to the Legal System Committee (1993-1994)
        • Disciplinary Review Committee (1993-1994)
        • Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics (1994-1997)
        • Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics (1998-2007)
          • Chairman (1994-1995) (1998-1999) (2000-2001)
        • Program Evaluation Committee (1994-1996)
        • Disciplinary Procedure Committee (1996-1997)
          • Chairman (1996-1997) •
        • Legislation Committee (1996-1998)
          • Chair-Elect (1996-1997)
          • Chairman (1997-1998)
        • Executive Committee (1997-1999)
        • Certification Plan Appeals Committee (1999-2001)
        • Merit Retention Committee (1999-2000)
        • New Law Schools Committee (1998-1999)
        • Election Reforms Committee (1998-2000)
      • Advertising Task Force Chairman (2004)
      • Board of Legal Specialization and Education (2004-2007)
      • Twice awarded The Florida Bar's President's Award of Merit (2001 and 2005)
    • Dade County Bar Association (1979-present)

      • Director - (1988-1991) (1993-1996)
      • Certificate of Merit - (1989)
      • Judicial Poll Committee - Chairman (1991, 1995-1996)
      • Executive Committee - (1989-1991) (1995-1996)
      • Membership Committee - Chairman (1995-1996)
      • "Put Something Back" - 100% Law Firm Program - Certificate (1996)
    • Cuban American Bar Association (1980-present)

      • Director (1984)
      • Vice-President (1985)
      • President-elect (1986)
      • President (1987)
    • LawyersAction PAC - President (2005-2007)

    • United States Supreme Court

    • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals -5th and 11th Circuits

    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florids

    • American Bar Association (1979-present)

    • ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) (1997-present)

      • Membership by nomination only - Advocate level
    • Consistently selected one of "South Florida's Top Lawyers” by South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Super Lawyers, and Florida Trend.