F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association


President: Danielle 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 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.

 President-Elect: 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. 

 Treasurer: Cheo Reid, Esq.

 creid@sa15.org

Cheo Reid is an assistant state attorney in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Palm Beach County and has served in this capacity since 2009.  He currently serves as the Chief of the Juvenile Division where he oversees the prosecution of all juvenile cases in Palm Beach County and trains and supervises attorneys.  He has prosecuted a myriad of cases on offenses ranging from simple battery to homicide.  Cheo is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Cunningham Bar Association, and Hispanic Bar Association.  He previously worked as a hearing officer for the Department of Economic Opportunity; and, prior to practicing law, he worked as a probation officer in Palm Beach County, FL and a community corrections officer in Orange County, FL. Cheo has been a featured speaker and volunteer at many civic organizations including the Boys & Girls Club, Justice League of Palm Beach, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Prostitution Impact and Prevention Education program, mock trial programs, and career days.  He regularly speaks at schools and seminars educating the public on internet safety and educating youth on the consequences of crime.   Cheo also serves on the Community Engagement Team for Palm Beach County’s Criminal Justice Commission. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and Florida A&M University College of Law.  He has a demonstrated passion for protecting the community and re-shaping the lives of youth who entire the justice system.

 

 Secretary:  Carla Erskine, Esq. 

 cerskine@mcdonaldhopkins.com

  

Carla Erskine is an associate attorney in the Business Law Department of Mcdonald Hopkins, focusing on land use and real estate transactions and business counseling – working with a range of clients including business owners, developers, and sports/fitness professionals. Carla earned a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2013 and also graduated from Vermont Law School in 2013 with a master’s degree in Environmental Law and Policy. She earned her B.A. in Political Science, Geography and Environmental Studies from Villanova University in 2010.

In law school, Carla served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, a law clerk for a litigation law firm in Honolulu, a law clerk with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 4) in Atlanta, and was recognized as a fellow by Oxfam America in Boston. During college, she worked as an intern at both the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia and the International Road Federation in Geneva, Switzerland.

Outside of the office, Carla is passionate about fitness and sports, as a former Division One college tennis player and bodybuilding fitness competitor. She also prioritizes civic engagement focused on health & wellness, environmental protection, youth mentorship, professional development and combating issues of poverty. Over the years, Carla has served on various boards to address these issues and more: Marjorie Fisher Boys and Girls Club (Board Member), New Leaders Council of Palm Beach (Co-Director), the Environmental Control Hearing Board of Palm Beach County (Vice-Chair).

 

 Immediate Past President: Jason A. McIntosh

  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

 

 

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