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Anisha C. Atchanah
Jay Kim
Brian L. Lerner
Kristen L. Palacio-Martinez
Cherine Smith Valbrun
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Robert C. L. Vaughan
 
 
   
   
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Cherine Smith Valbrun concentrates her practice in complex commercial and tort litigation matters. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, including breaches of contracts, employment issues and disputes, commercial torts, and shareholder and partnership disputes.  She has successfully domesticated out-of-country foreign money-judgments and successfully represented clients through a trial that challenged the recognition of an out-of-country foreign judgment entered in a multimillion dollar lawsuit.  She also has experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.

Ms. Smith Valbrun has represented clients from a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, accounting services, recruiting, information technology consulting, retail merchandising, homeowners’ associations, and other service providers. She has represented individuals and corporate entities in class action and multi-party litigation.  

Ms. Smith Valbrun was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.

 
Honors & Recognition
   
Florida Trend, Florida Legal Elite Up and Comer, 2015
Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2010, 2015
Legacy Magazine, 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow, 2014
Broward Lawyers Care, Award for Recognition of Pro Bono Service, 2014
   
The Florida Bar & Community Service
   
Fellow, The Florida Bar Leadership Academy
Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, The Florida Bar
Fellow, The Florida Bar Business Law Section, 2013 Diversity Fellowship Program
Member, The Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 17th Judicial Circuit
Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, Broward County Bar Association
Chair, AOC Conference Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Broward County Bar Association
Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Broward County Bar Association
Board Member (2010-present), Caribbean Bar Foundation
Member, Past-President (2009-2010), Board Member (2010-2011), Caribbean Bar Association
Board Member, Legal Services of Greater Miami
Member, National Bar Association
Member, Broward County Bar Association
   
Education
   
University of Miami 
  B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2003
 
General Honors
Departmental Honors
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2006
 
Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association Scholar
2005 Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division National Bar,
Association Scholar 
2004 Pro Bono Pledge Honoree 
International Law Society
   
Bar Admissions
   
All Florida Courts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
   
Professional Background
   
Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, Legal Extern
DunnCox, Kingston, Jamaica, Legal Intern
Steel Hector & Davis LLP, Miami, FL, Legal Intern
Washington Gas & Light Co., Legal Department, Washington, DC, Legal Intern
   
Teaching Experience
   
Legal Services of Greater Miami
 
Using Documents at Depositions, August 2013

 
 
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