F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association


President: 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. 

 President-Elect: 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: Masimba Mutamba, Esq.
 mmutamba@humanrightsdefensecenter.org

Masimba Mutamba is the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC’s) inaugural William A. Trine fellow and an HRDC staff attorney who works on civil rights matters. Masimba graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the University of Miami International & Comparative Law Review. In addition, Masimba participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court competition where he received a Best Oralist award. He further competed on behalf of the law school in the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration competition in Vienna. Masimba obtained a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, with distinction, from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Prior to his work at HRDC, Masimba litigated complex real estate cases on behalf of Fortune 500 financial institutions and a nationwide mortgage servicer. He handled matters in various state and federal courts and at both the trial and appellate level. Further, Masimba represented individuals against municipal police departments in civil rights actions and represented the rights of a student in an administrative proceeding against a school board under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). More recently, he worked at a full-service immigration law firm representing clients across the country in lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its attendant immigration agencies, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In that position, Masimba handled complex family and business immigration matters consisting of administrative appeals, federal court lawsuits based on administrative immigration decisions, as well as immigration appeals before the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.  In addition to being an active member of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, Masimba is also on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion of the Palm Beach Bar Association and is a Board Member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach Bar.

 

 Treasurer:  Danielle A. Sherriff, Esq.    

    dsherriff@sa15.state.fl.us

 

 Danielle A. Sherriff is an Assistant State Attorney in the Traffic Homicide Unit for Palm Beach   County's 15th Judicial Circuit. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, while  minoring in Chemistry at Florida International University.  She went on to obtain her Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. Danielle began her legal career in the State Attorney's Office in County Court, handling various misdemeanors. She was later promoted to the felony division where, as a supervisor, she handled cases involving the most serious criminal offenses.

Danielle is a Florida Bar Leadership Academy Class III Fellow.  She serves as Vice Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee and the Florida Bar Criminal Rules Procedure Committee. Danielle is also active in her local bar, serving on several committees: the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Professionalism Committee, and Lawyers for Literacy Committee. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and before the United States Supreme Court. 

 

Immediate Past President: Lawonda R. Warren, Esq.

  lawonda.warren@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.

Lawonda is an active member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, where she serves on the Judicial Campaign Commission, the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and serves as a Co-Chair for the 2018 Bench Bar Conference. Devoted to making a difference in her overall local community, Lawonda is the Immediate Past President of the Gamma Gamma Sigma, West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and Co-Chair of the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County’s Women on the Bench Program. 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.

 

 

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