A. MARGARET HESFORD

 

                                                                                    10950 Stirling Road

                                                                                                                            Davie, Florida 33328

                                                                                                                 (954) 880-0257 (telephone)

                                                                                                                     (954) 562-8233 (cellular)

                                                                                                                   (954) 252-8516 (facsimile)

                                                                                                                        AMHPA@earthlink.net

                                                                                                                             www.AMHPA.com

 

EMPLOYMENT:

A. Margaret Hesford, P.A.

Davie, Florida

Sole Practitioner, 1997 to date

Federal, state & administrative complex commercial civil litigation & appeals.

In-house counsel for multiple Sanz corporations, 1997 to 1998.

A-V rated & A-V peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell

Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Civil & County mediator

Residential mortgage foreclosure mediator, approved by the Southern & Middle District

bankruptcy courts & the Florida state courts; qualified arbitrator

Adjunct faculty, Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University, 2010 to date

Colodny, Fass & Talenfeld, P.A.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Associate, 1994 to 1997

Federal, state, & administrative complex commercial civil litigation & appeals.

 

Friedman, Rodriguez & Ferraro, P.A.

Miami, Florida

Associate, 1992 to 1994

Complex commercial litigation, asset collection, FIRREA, & appeals.

 

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Miami, Florida

Associate, Labor & Employment section, 1991 to 1992

Public & private sector management labor law before federal & state courts, & federal,

state, & local administrative agencies.

 

Honorable William M. Hoeveler

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Judicial Intern, Summer 1989

 

Teacher of English & French

Sheffield, London, & Rotherham, England, 1970-81

 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS:


All Courts of the State of Florida.

Supreme Court of the United States.

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida & Trial Bar.

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.

United States District Court, Western District of Michigan.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

 

Florida Bar Association; appellate section member

Broward County Bar Association

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:

 

Pro Bono Attorney for Guardian Ad Litem, Broward County, 1992 to date

Guardian Ad Litem, Broward County, 1989 to 2000

Panelist for Guardian Ad Litem training, February 2006

Tobias Simon Award, Recipient, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, 1999

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, 1995

Kairos Prison Volunteer, April 2003 to 2012 (closure of the Broward prison)

Kairos Broward Correctional Institute Advisory Council, 2008 to 2010

Kairos South Florida Area 7 Board, 2008 to 2012

Parish Chancellor, Anglican Church of the Word, 2003 to date

Parish Chancellor, Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church, 1995 to 2003

Secretary, Executive Council of the Emmaus Network, Anglican Mission in the Americas, 2010 to date

Lay member, Ecclesiastical Trial Court of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, 1997-2000

Presiding Judge, Ecclesiastical Trial Court of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, 1998-2000

 


LEGAL EDUCATION:

 

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

J.D., Summa Cum Laude, May 1991

Rank:  1 of 233; GPA:  3.868

Honors:

Nova Law Review        -           Junior Staff Member, 1989-90

-           Senior Staff Member, 1990-91

Moot Court Society      -           Team Technical Services Editor, 1989-90

-           Teams' Coordinator, 1990-91

John Marshall National Moot Court Competition Finalist 1989

John Marshall National Moot Court Competition

                                                            -           Octofinalist 1990

-           Individual Oralist, 4 out of 40, 1990

Book Award                -           Torts, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Property, First Amendment,

                                                Corporations, Professional Responsibility, Florida Constitutional Law,

                                                Family Law & Juvenile Law

Best Appellate Brief, Legal Research & Writing, 1989

Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, Graduation

Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition, Nova University, Shepard Broad Law Center, First Prize, 1991

Dean's List each semester

Leo Goodwin Merit Scholarship 1988-91

Board of Student Advisors 1990-91

Phi Delta Phi

 

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

 

                        Florida International University

Miami, Florida

B.A., Magna Cum Laude, April 1988

English major, Psychology minor

GPA:  3.977

College of Arts & Sciences - Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in English

Dean's List each semester

Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Excellence) Honor Society

Psi Chi (Psychology) Honor Society

University of Sheffield, Institute of Education

Sheffield, England, Certificate in Education, June 1970

Advanced Main double major - English & French

                        Optional three year Experimental Psychology course