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brianPresident, Brian Kirlew began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office. He received his law degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. During law school, Brian pursued his passion in litigation and criminal defense. He won the prestigious Feinreder Moot Court Competition finishing 1st out of 100+ students. Brian competed on five interscholastic Moot Court and Mock Trial teams in Orlando, New York City, Washington D.C. and San Diego. During his last semester of law school, Brian was a certified legal intern at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office where he participated in two felony jury trials. Brian was recognized for excellence in the art of courtroom advocacy with the prestigious Order of the Barrister designation at his law school graduation. After law school, Brian became an Assistant Public Defender in Miami and worked in that capacity for six years. FACDL recognized his tenacity and dedication by awarding him the Gregg Wenzel Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2012. After leaving the public defender‚Äôs office, Brian opened the Kirlew Law Firm where he continues to practice criminal defense in state and federal court. Brian is also a proud member of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for Miami-Dade County where he continues to represent indigent clients in felony court. Brian has previously served as FACDL-Miami‚Äôs Young Lawyers Committee Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. He is also a member of the Dade County Bar Association and the Statewide Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
MarcusVice President, Marcos Beaton is a partner at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan and Stumpf.  He began his career as an attorney at the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office in 2002. Marcos has focused his practice on complex criminal matters, often representing doctors, lawyers and successful business professionals.  He has handled misdemeanors, where professional licenses may be on the line, all the way up to highly complex securities fraud cases, complex tax cases, racketeering cases, and even first degree murder.  He has tried multi-week and multi-month cases in both federal and state court and has participated in many exhaustive pre-indictment and pre-arraignment investigations. Marcos is also and adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches a criminal evidence workshop with his partner Roy Black.

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Secretary, Michelle Estlund is the founder and principal attorney of Estlund Law, P.A., located in Miami, Florida.  Michelle‚Äôs practice focuses exclusively on criminal and INTERPOL defense cases, with an emphasis on human rights violations and politically motivated prosecution. Michelle regularly advises international journalists, human rights organizations, and other attorneys on issues related to INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization).  Michelle has successfully represented Red Notice subjects before INTERPOL by achieving the removal of Red Notices in their names, as well as having Red Notices modified or corrected.  She writes extensively about INTERPOL matters on her blog, the Red Notice Law Journal. Her current practice is the culmination of the consistent pursuit of equality and fairness under the law, and is based in the belief that quality legal representation requires highly personalized client service.




Inmediate Past-President, Teresa Enriquez received her Juris Doctor Degree in May 1995 from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was active on Moot Court Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Florida State University in May 1992. In 1995, she joined the Miami-Dade Public Defender
‚Äôs Office and has represented thousands of indigent clients charged with offenses across the 
 spectrum of Florida‚Äôs penal code, from relatively minor misdemeanors offenses to capital felonies. In 2011, the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded her The Rodney Thaxton ‚ÄúAgainst All Odds‚ÄĚ Award for her work on the defense team of the highly publicized ‚ÄúBaby Lollipops‚ÄĚ case. The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union awarded her the C. Clyde Atkins Civil Liberties Award for her work on behalf of those facing the death penalty. In 2014, Teresa was appointed to the ABA‚Äôs Special Committee for Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, where she advocates for indigent defense issues nationally. In 2015, the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Foundation honored her with their ‚ÄúDistinguished Honoree‚ÄĚ award, in recognition of her dedicated service to the Miami-Dade community. Teresa is on the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. and is President of Do the Right Thing, Inc. Her proudest accomplishment is training lawyers to vigorously defend marginalized people. Currently the Public Defender‚Äôs Chief Assistant for the County Court division, Teresa recently celebrated 20 years dedicated to ensuring equal access to justice for all. When not at work, she co-parents her four children with the love of her life, Michael.

Board of Directors

Milena Abreu  
Maggie Arias  
Henry Bell  
Jonathan Blecher


Katie Carmon
Michael Davis  
Christopher Decoste  
Damaris Del Valle  
Christian Dunham
David Edelstein  
Marissa Glatzer  
Ayana Harris  
Kevin Hellmann  
Phil Horowitz  
Arthur Jones  
Tara Kawass
Lauren Krasnoff  
Preeti Lala  
Dore Marshall Louis
Kellie Peterson  
Karen Ruiz  
Warren Schwartz  
Arnold Trevilla  
Khurrum Wahid  

Statewide Chapter Representatives

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Beaton Jr. Marcos  
Kirlew Brian
Llorente Betty  
Meyers Matthew  
Sands Leonard A.

Federal and State Public Defender and Regional Conflict

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Caruso Michael  
Martinez Carlos  
Zenobi Eugene  

Young Lawyer Directors

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Crego Ramon  
Doyle Lauren  
Meyers Matthew  
Paez Mariem  
Spence Renee  
Stroleny Julian

Life Members

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Catalano Michael A.
Coulombe Jr. Robert  
De La Cabada Ramon  
Dray S. Patrick
Eiglarsh Mark R.
Fingerhut H. Scott
Freedman Rick  
Georgi Edith  
Haber Michael A.
Hassett Kenneth P.
Joffe David  
Krieger Albert J.
Kuehne Benedict P.
Llorente Beatriz A.
Markus David O.
Moss Margot  
Moss Tony  
Petruzzi Paul  
Puglisli Sabrina  
Scherker Elliot H.
Sharpstein Janice Burton
Sharpstein Richard A.
Tannebaum Brian L.
Weiner Jeffrey S.
Zenobi Eugene  

Past Presidents/Directors Emeritus

Year Name
1963 Harry W. Prebish (dec.)
1964 Philip Carlton
1965 Philip Carlton
1966 Mitchell M. Goldman
1967 Arthur B. Stark (dec.)
1968 Arthur B. Stark (dec.)
1969 Robert L. Koeppel

Walter Gwynn (dec.)

1973 Marco B. Loffredo(dec.)
1974 Marco B. Loffredo(dec.)
1975 Sky E. Smith
1976 Thomas J. Morgan, Sr.
1977 James G. Gilmour
1978 Alan E. Weinstein

Honorable Ronald C. Dresnick

1980 Stephen J. Bronis
1981 Jeffrey S. Weiner
1982 Honorble Stanford Blake

Neal R. Sonnett

1985 Richard A. Sharpstein
1986 Richard A. Sharpstein
1987 Edward R. Shohat
1988 Honorable Theodore Klein (dec.)
1989 Jose M. Quinon
1990 Benedict P. Kuehne
1991 Honorable Milton Hirsch
1992 William Aaron
1993 David B. Rothman
1994 Honorable Robert N. Scola, Jr.
1995 Steven M. Potolsky
1996 Honorable Richard L. Hersch
1997 Pamela I. Perry
1998 Kenneth M. Swartz
1999 Jeffrey E. Feiler
2000 Gregory A. Prebish
2001 Leonard A. Sands
2002 Paul M. Rashkind
2003 Kenneth P. Hassett
2004 H. Scott Fingerhut
2005 Brian L. Tannebaum
2006 David O. Markus
2007 Barry M. Wax
2008 Rick Freedman
2009 Hector L. Flores
2010 Sabrina Puglisi
2011 Beatriz A. "Betty" Llorente
2012 Jude M. Faccidomo
2013 Eduardo X. Pereira
2014 Margot Moss
2015 Teresa Enriquez

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