F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association


Executive Board 2020-21

President:  Hershley Ogé, Esq. 

hershley.oge@gmail.com  

Hershley Ogé is currently a defense attorney with the Law Office of Jeffery R. Hickman, where she serves as In House Counsel to GEICO General Insurance Company. She is of Haitian descent and was raised in Pompano Beach, Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies with a Minor in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. While at UCF she received a certification in Litigation and Advocacy and was a member of their Award Winning Mock Trial Team.

 She went on to attend Florida's First Law School, Stetson University, College of Law. While in law school Hershley worked as a Certified Legal Intern with the Office of the Public Defender in the 6th Judicial Circuit where she represented children within the Crossover Dependency and Delinquency court. 

 After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2013, she then worked at the Office of the Public Defender in the 9th Judicial Circuit where she was able to assist thousands of indigent clients charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.  Hershley tried approximately 20 jury trials to verdict and representing children within the Delinquency Court where she tried many bench trials.

 Currently she serves as Legal Advisor to the Zeta Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  She is a mentor to the Precious Pearl Middle School Youth Group, and the Big Sister of a 12 year old for Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Palm Beach and Martin County.  She is also a member of the Palm Beach Bar Association. 

President-Elect:  Denise Mutamba, Esq.

denise.mutamba@hotmail.com

Denise Mutamba was born and raised in Canton, OH, the home of the NFL’s Football Hall of Fame.   In 2001, she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources and a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business from the University of Akron.  In 2007 she moved to Jacksonville, FL where she worked for CSX Transportation, Inc., a fortune 500 company.  At CSX, she worked in the Human Resources department assisting hiring managers with employment decisions. 

In 2014, Ms. Mutamba graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with her Juris Doctor.  During her time at the University of Miami School of Law, Ms. Mutamba earned a CALI Award for Excellence in Human Rights Law, was recognized on the Dean’s List for academic excellence, and tapped into the Society of Bar and Gavel, an organization that recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary character, service to others, positive attitude, and leadership.  In addition, she was a member of the Mock Trial Team and a committee chairperson for the Black Law Students Association.

Prior to joining the City of Riviera Beach in March 2020 as an Assistant City Attorney, Ms. Mutamba  practiced fair housing, employment, and consumer rights law at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.  

Ms. Mutamba is very active in the legal community.  She is a former representative of the Young Laywers Division of the Florida Bar, a former Associate member of the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court, a former co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and a former Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association.  She currently serves on the Small Claims Rules Committee for the Florida Bar and the executive board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

She is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.  In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, playing taboo, mentoring, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Mutamba is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. 

 

Treasurer:  Aieshia Charles, Esq. 

aieshia.charles1@gmail.com


Aieshia Charles is currently a personal injury attorney.  She was born and raised in Palm Beach county. She earned her Bachelor of Science in FInance and a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  After years of holding positions as a financial analyst and staff accountant she decided to pursue her education in law.  She graduated from Florida International University College of Law with her Juris Doctorate. She was a Compliance Manager for Zimmer Biomet for five years until she recently decided to start practicing.  

She is also a former board member for The City of Boynton Beach Planning and Development Committee.


 

Secretary:  Alcolya St. Juste, Esq. 

alcolya@gmail.com

Alcolya J.L. St. Juste, Esq. is a Boynton Beach native. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida State University; and her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, graduating in the top ten percent of her class. Alcolya has practiced law for fifteen years here in Palm Beach County. She has held positions of increasing responsibility including Senior Attorney for the State of Florida’s Department of Children and Families, and as a Special Magistrate to Palm Beach County’s Code Enforcement. Alcolya founded her law firm, a robust civil practice, which concentrates primarily in the areas of juvenile dependency, family and personal injury, as well as immigration and business. She was appointed to serve as a Hearing Officer for the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics. Alcolya serves the community as a volunteer on several boards, including the Community Alliance of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Mental Health Association, New Christian Life Board of Directors and Lake Worth Christian School Board.

Immediate Past President: Danielle A. Sherriff

dsherriff@sa15.org

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 Criminal Procedure Rules Committee and is a member of the Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Danielle is also active in her local bar, serving on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), Lawyers for Literacy Committee, and as treasurer for the Palm Beach County chapter of FAWL. She is admitted to practice law in Florida and before the United States Supreme Court.

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