Tequisha Y. Myles
A graduate of University of South Florida with at B.A. in Political Science, Tequisha received her Juris Doctor degree from Florida State University College of Law in May 2003. After graduation, Tequisha went to work for Florida Rural Legal Services as a staff attorney for three (3) years. She began working for Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. in March 2006.
She currently serves as the Supervising Attorney of Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County’s ElderLaw Project, Consumer Advocacy Unit, and Fair Housing Project. She investigates and litigatesclaims of discrimination against housing providers in Palm Beach County, Florida and provideslegal representation and counseling to seniors in the areas of Consumer and Real Property laws.
Tequisha has worked in the community with many organizations for a number of years. She is a Past-President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association. She also served as the President of the Board of Directors for Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. Tequisha is an active member of Mount Hermon AME Church in Fort Lauderdale and serves as its legal counsel.
Mt. Hermon AME Church, Pro-bono General Counsel 2006-Present
Mt. Hermon AME Church, Trustee Board 2007-2012, Chair 2011-2012;
Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee, Member 2009-Present, Vice Chair 2012-2014; Chair 2014-2015;
Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Committee, Member 2007-2010;
Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Member 2015
F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association Diversity Action Committee, Member 2015
F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association Holland Scholarship Committee, member 2012-Present
Interfaith Seder sponsored by F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association and American Jewish Committee, Co-Chair 2013, 2014, and 2015;
Planned and Coordinated 2012 Glades Summit on behalf of Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County (one day conference held at Palm Beach State College in Belle Glade).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2010 Steven M. Goldstein Award (awarded to Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and
three other non-profit law firms for work on impact litigation against the City of Lake Worth)
2011 West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Women of Excellence Award for Social Action
2011 One Child at a Time Luncheon Honoree
2011 Rosa Parks Spirit Award recipient
2011-2012 Bank of America Leadership Development Institute, Emerging Leader