F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association


  President: Lawonda R. Warren, Esq.
     fmcbarassoc@gmail.com

Lawonda Warren is an Assistant City Attorney/Police Legal Advisor for the City of Delray Beach. A Palm Beach County native, she began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office for nearly 5 years.

She then served as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General’s Office for 2 years.  She is also an Adjunct Professor of Paralegal Studies at Broward College. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center in 2009 and Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2005.

Devoted to making a difference in her local community, Ms. Warren is the President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association and the Immediate Past President of the Gamma Gamma Sigma, West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, where she serves on the Judicial Campaign Commission and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.  She previously coached the Inlet Grove High School Mock Trial Team and has served as a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach County, Inc.

In her spare time, she enjoys running, spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

 

  President Elect: Nicholas C. Johnson, Esq.
     njohnson@cohenmilstein.com

Nick Johnson is currently an Associate with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, where he represents individuals who have been catastrophically injured due to medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and motor vehicle accidents. Nick was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and graduated from Boston University with a degree in Economics.  He graduated cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2007.

 Nick is a former Assistant Public Defender in Palm Beach County, where he represented indigent clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, ranging from DUI to crimes punishable by life in prison.  He was awarded the Best Advocate Award at the Florida Public Defender College in November, 2008.   Nick tried approximately 30 jury trials to verdict  as an Assistant Public Defender.

Nick is also a Fellow of the Florida Bar Leadership Academy (2015-2016); Board Member of the North County Bar Association; Member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Committee; Board Member of the Florida Justice Association’s Young Lawyers Section; Member of Florida Justice Association’s Diversity Committee; and Member of the American Association of Justice. 

 Treasurer: Jason A. McIntosh Esq.
    jmcintosh@foryourrights.com

Jason Anthony McIntosh is a personal injury attorney who excels when fighting for the rights of victims of negligence. Prior to joining the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, Jason was an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County’s 15th Judicial Circuit. During his time as a prosecutor Jason tried over 50 jury trials and handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Jason is originally from the New York Metropolitan area but is Palm Beach County raised through and through. Jason attended middle school, high school and college all in Palm Beach County. Jason then matriculated at the Florida State University College of Law and while in Tallahassee he worked as a legislative intern with the Florida House of Representatives’ Democratic Office. Jason provided bill analysis, policy impact summaries, and legal research for House Members who were on the civil justice and criminal justice subcommittees. Jason also practiced as a Certified Legal Intern with the Office of the State Attorney during his time in law school. Jason’s extensive courtroom experience, legal knowledge and abilities allow him to passionately advocate for client’s rights.

Education:
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2013
B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2007

Bar Admissions:
Florida 2013

Memberships:
Palm Beach County Bar Association
F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr Bar Association
Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar Association
Florida Justice Association and Palm Beach County Justice Association
American Association for Justice

Secretary: Whitney M. Baldwin, Esq.
 Whitney.Baldwin@frls.org

Whitney Baldwin is a May 2013 graduate of the Florida Agricultural & mechanical University College of Law. Additionally, she has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration.


In October 2013, Whitney began her legal career with Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. as a staff attorney. Through this position, Whitney is able to fulfill her personal mission of service by providing legal representation to low income clients. She primarily practices in the areas of family law, housing, and criminal record sealing and expungement.

Whitney is an active member of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Bar Association and previously served as the Young Lawyers’ Section Chair. In 2015, she was appointed to the Florida Bar’s Student Education/Admissions to The Bar Committee by Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin.  In addition to her legal service, Whitney participates with several community organizations. She is Second Vice-President of the Xi Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is a member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Palm Beach County. Whitney is also an active member of Gray’s Temple CME Church and serves as the church’s secretary and vice-president of the young adult ministry.

 

 Immediate Past President: Byrnes Guillaume, Esq.
 Bguillaume@byrnesglaw.com

Byrnes Guillaume is a solo practitioner who provides legal solutions for individuals in need of legal services in Criminal Law, Commercial Litigation, Foreclosure, Personal Injury, Family Law, and ad hoc law areas determined case by case.

 Byrnes earned his experience as a prosecutor for the State Attorney office in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. 

 Byrnes also worked for United Technologies P&W Commercial Engines Legal/Contracts team as a Contract Manager supporting the New Engine Business.  As a Contract Manager, he was responsible for project managing the proposal preparation activities associated with the delivery of a variety of Large Commercial Engine contracts and agreements.

Prior to joining the State Attorney’s office, Byrnes also worked as Senior Financial Analyst for Sikorsky, Travelers Insurance and ADT. 

Byrnes holds a BS degree in Marketing from Florida State University, a Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law, and an MBA from Howard University.

Byrnes is the immediate past president of the Haitian Lawyers Association. He has served as secretary and treasurer for FMCBA and has been an active member for several years. He was recently named a Florida Bar Fellow.

 

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