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The Honorable Morgan Laur Reinman

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The Honorable:
Morgan Laur Reinman


PUBLICATIONS:

  • Published in 1994 an audio cassette program entitled, To Divorce or Not: The Financial, Legal and Emotional Aspects.

EDUCATION:

  • Nova University, J.D. 1986; Dean’s List Spring, 1984
  • Florida Southern College, B.S. 1982; Dean’s List two semesters
  • Merritt Island High School, graduated with honors, 1979

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • President, Morgan Laur Reinman, P.A., 1995 – 2005
  • Partner, Reinman, Harrell, Graham, Mitchell & Wattwood, P.A., 1993 – 1994
  • Associate, Reinman, Harrell, Graham, Mitchell & Wattwood, P.A., 1988 – 1993
  • Associate, Caruso and Kabboord, P.A., 1987 – 1988
  • Asst. State Attorney, State Attorney, – 1986 – 1987
  • Legal Intern, State Attorney 1986 – ( I was provisionally certified by the Florida Supreme Court to practice law while in law school.)

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Elected Circuit Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2003 – present
  • 5th D.C.A., Judicial Nominating Commission, 2001 to 2002
  • 18th Circuit, Judicial Nominating Commission (Governor Appointed), 1990 to 1994
  • Chairperson, 1991 – 1992
  • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division 1987 to 1991
  • Member, Executive Committee 1989 to 1991
  • Family Law Section 1987 to 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (admitted April, 1987)

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

  • American Bar Association 1987 to 2004
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1987-1994
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Trustee, 1994 to present
  • Secretary, 1992 to 1993
  • Board of Directors, 1989 to 1994
  • Brevard County Bar Association 1986 to present
  • Chairperson, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, 2002 – 2003
  • President, 2001 – 2002
  • President-Elect, 2000-2001
  • Secretary, 1999-2000
  • Treasurer, 1998-1999
  • Board of Directors, 1995 to 2002
  • Chairperson, Law Week,1988 and 1989
  • Brevard County Civilian/Military Council
  • Member, 2008 to present
  • Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, 1990 to 2003
  • Chairperson, Legal Supervision Committee, 1992-1993, and 1997 to1999
  • Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals
  • Member, 2008 to present
  • Florida Real Estate Salesman License, 1983 to present
  • Family Administrative Judge for the Eighteenth Circuit,
  • Brevard and Seminole Counties, 2005 to 2007
  • Family Law Advisory Group, 2001 to 2007
  • Chairperson, 2003 to 2007
  • Family Law Network Chairperson, 2004 to 2007
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, 2003 to present
  • Fifth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida
  • Associate Judge, September 5, 2007
  • Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents, 2003 to 2007
  • Board of Directors, 2004 to 2007 Juvenile Administrative Judge for the Eighteenth Circuit, 2009 to present Juvenile Delinquency Stakeholders Group, Chairperson, 2007 to present
  • Leo Goodwin Research Fellowship, August, 1984 to February, 1985
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law fraternity 1983 to present
  • Seminole County Bar Association, 2003 to 2008
  • Space Coast Tiger Bay Club, 2006 to 2007
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Member, 1995 to 1999, 2004 to 2007
  • Executive Committee, 1996 to 1999
  • Secretary/Treasurer, 1997 to 1999
  • Program Director, 1996-1997

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Presidents Award, Brevard County Bar Association, July 18, 2003
  • Appreciation Award for Extraordinary Service to the Eighteenth Judicial
    Circuit from Chief Judge Bruce W. Jacobus, July 12, 2002
  • Award, Fair Housing Continuum, Inc., April 16, 2002
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (President), 2001 – 2002
  • 2001 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc., March 1, 2002
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (President-Elect), 2000 – 2001
  • 2000 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc., February 23, 2001
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (Secretary), 1999 – 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Tropical Elementary School (Career Week), 1999
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (Treasurer), 1998 – 1999
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (Quiet Room), July 17, 1998
  • Award, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (Secretary/Treasurer), 1997 – 1999
  • Award, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (Program Director), 1996 – 1997
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Kiwanis Club of Cocoa Beach, October 10, 1996
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard, January 26, 1996
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Merritt Island High School Class of 1995 (Project
    Graduation), 1995
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard (50/50 Raffle), June 21, 1993
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard (Chairman of Art Auction), May 22, 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard, January 27, 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division, June 25, 1992
  • Award, Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (Port Canaveral Seafood Festival), March 29, 1992
  • Certificate of Appreciation, American Bar Association’s American Bar Endowment, January 30, 1992
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard (Secretary), 1992
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard (Chairman), 1992
  • President’s Award, Brevard County Bar Association 1988 – 1989
  • President’s Award, Brevard County Bar Association, 1987 – 1988
  • Certificate of Recognition, Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute (DUI Trial School), October 18, 1986

SPEECHES AND LECTURES: 

  • The Florida Bar, Practicing With Professionalism: Panel Discussion
  • Indian Harbor Montessori Elementary: spoke on the Three Branches of Government
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 2006 Annual Professionalism Awards Luncheon: presented the Non-Lawyer Award
  • Family Law Advisory Group, Divorce Symposium: gave Welcome, introduced speakers and participated in a Panel Discussion with the Judges
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: guest speaker
  • Brevard County Bar Association: installed officers
  • Brevard County Bar Association: spoke as a Continuing Legal Education Speaker on “Addressing All Issues in a Comprehensive Dissolution of Marriage Final Judgment and Preparation of the Proposed Order”
  • Merritt Island High School: numerous lectures on being a Judge
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 50th Anniversary Celebration: presented the Oral History of the Brevard County Bar Association
  • Brevard Paralegal Association, Fourteenth Annual Installation and Awards Banquet: Keynote Speaker
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 2003 Fifth Annual Awards Luncheon: presented the Non-Lawyer Award
  • Equal Housing Opportunity: spoke as a guest speaker at their “2002 Fair Housing Litigation: Rights, Remedies and Rewards”
  • Brevard County Bar Association: spoke as a Continuing Legal Education speaker on “Child Support Guidelines: Old and New”
  • Brevard County Bar Association: spoke as a guest speaker at the dinner/roast for the Honorable John Antoon II
  • Brevard County Bar Association: spoke as a Continuing Legal Education speaker on “In Jason’s Best Interests: The Responsibilities of Lawyers In Custody Disputes”
  • Brevard County Lawyers Women’s Symposium: spoke as a guest speaker on
    “Balancing Personal and Professional Obligations”
  • Brevard County Paralegal Association: installed officers for two years
  • Tropical Elementary School: spoke as a guest speaker for career week on being a lawyer
  • Kiwanis Club of Cocoa Beach: spoke as a guest speaker on divorce
  • Kennedy Space Center Credit Union: numerous lectures on divorce and adoption
  • Space Coast Credit Union: numerous lectures on divorce and adoption
  • Women’s Center: numerous seminars on divorce
  • Brevard County Professional Women’s Network: spoke as a guest speaker on “Foibles to Avoid as a Businesswoman in a Male Business Environment”
  • WMEL Radio Station: spoke as a guest speaker on divorce
  • Brevard Community College: spoke as a guest speaker at their Pro Se Divorce Clinic
  • Legal Secretaries of Brevard: spoke as a guest speaker on Litigation Procedures
  • Public TV Station: spoke as a guest speaker on Law Day