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The Honorable Morgan Laur Reinman

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The Honorable:
Morgan Laur Reinman


PUBLICATIONS:

  • September 2010, “A View from the Bench: Service to the Community”, The Ex Parte.
  • 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 to 2005
  • Reinman Harrell Graham Mitchell & Wattwood, P.A. 1988 – 1994: Partner 1993 to 1994, Associate 1988 – 1993
  • Associate, Caruso & Kabboord, P.A. 1987 to 1988
  • State Attorney, 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney 1986 to 1987
  • Legal Intern, 18th Judicial Circuit State Attorney 1986 (provisionally certified by the Florida Supreme Court to practice law while in law school)

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Juvenile Mental Health Court Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2019 to present
  • Juvenile Drug Court Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2019 to present
  • Felony Administrative Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2016 to 2019
  • Felony Mental Health Court Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2017 to present
  • Felony Administrative Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2016 to present
  • Juvenile Drug Court Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2009 to 2012
  • Juvenile Administrative Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2009 to 2011
  • Fifth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Associate Judge, September 5, 2007
  • Family Administrative Judge for 18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, 2005 to 2007
  • Appointed and elected Circuit Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 2003 to present

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Judicial Mentor Program, appointed by Supreme Court of Florida, August 14, 2019
  • American Bar Association 1987 – 2004
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1987 -1994
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Brevard: Trustee 1994 to present, Secretary 1992 to 1993, Board of Directors 1989 to 1994
  • Brevard County Bar Association: Chairperson, Lawyer Referral Service Committee 2002 – 2003, President 2001 to 2002, President-Elect 2000 to 2001, Secretary 1999 – 2000, Treasurer 1998 to 1999, Board of Directors 1995 to 2002, Chairperson, Law Week 1988 and 1989, member 1986 to present
  • Brevard County Civilian/Military Council 2003 to 2016
  • Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc.: Board of Director, 1990 to 2003, Chairperson, Legal Supervision Committee 1992 to 1993 and 1997 to 1999
  • Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals, member 2008 to 2011; 2019 to present
  • Florida Real Estate Salesman License 1983 to 2016
  • Family Law Advisory Group 2001 to 2007: Chairperson 2003 to 2007
  • Family Law Network: Chairperson 2004 to 2007, Member 2014 to 2016
  • Juvenile Delinquency Stakeholders Group: Chairperson 2007 to 2011
  • Leo Goodwin Research Fellowship 1984 to 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 and 2004 to 2007, Executive Committee 1996 to 1999, Secretary/Treasurer 1997 to 1999, Program Director 1996 to 1997
  • 5th D.C.A. Judicial Nomination Commission, 2001 to 2002
  • 18th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (Governor Appointed), 1990 to 1994: Chairperson, 1991 to 1992
  • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division 1987 to 1991: Member, Executive Committee 1989 to 1991
  • Family Law Section, The Florida Bar 1987 to 2007
  • S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (admitted April 1987)
  • The Florida Bar (admitted October 24, 1986)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Judicial Award, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, State of Florida, August 2019
  • Judicial Award, Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency, Brevard County Chapter, May 2019
  • Nominee, Accomplishments and Achievements in Industry, Women of Excellence, Melbourne Regional Chamber, May 3, 2013
  • Letter of Appreciation, Palm Bay Police Department, June 28, 2011
  • Certificate of Participation, the National Judicial College “Enhancing Judicial Bench Skills”, 2010
  • President’s Award, Brevard County Bar Association, July 18, 2003
  • Appreciation Award for Extraordinary Service to the 18th 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 to 2002
  • 2001 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc., March 1, 2002
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (President-Elect), 2000 to 2001
  • 2000 Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Brevard County Legal Aid, Inc., February 23, 2001
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (Secretary), 1999 to 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Tropical Elementary School (Career Week), 1999
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (Treasurer), 1998 to 1999
  • Award, Brevard County Bar Association (Quiet Room), July 17, 1998
  • Award, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (Secretary/Treasurer), 1997 to 1999
  • Award, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court (Program Director), 1996 to 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 (Project Graduation), 1995
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard (50/50 Raffle), June 21, 1993
  • Award, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brevard (Chairperson of the 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 28, 1992
  • Award, Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (Port Canaveral Seafood Festival), March 29, 1992
  • Certification 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 to 1989
  • President’s Award, Brevard County Bar Association 1987 to 1988
  • Certificate of Recognition, Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute (DUI Trial School), October 18, 1986

SPEECHES AND LECTURES:

  • Presenter, Brevard Bar Foundation “2019 Community Leader of the Year” Award Dinner, May 2, 2019
  • Presenter, Brevard Bar Foundation Dinner, April 4, 2018
  • Presenter, Brevard County Bar Association, President’s Dinner, July 12, 2017
  • Presenter, Brevard County Foundation Dinner, April 6, 2017
  • Speaker and Presenter, Brevard Paralegal Association, April 14, 2016
  • Speaker, Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc., Brevard Chapter, October 17, 2015
  • Speaker, Family Court Judicial Forum, May 8, 2015
  • Speaker, “Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure”, Family Law Network, April 14, 2015
  • Speaker, “Consequences of Choices”, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, March 3, 2015 and September 30, 2014
  • Speaker, “Criminal Law Issues for the Family Practitioner”, Family Law Network, July 17, 2013
  • Presenter, Brevard County Legal Aid, Annual Pro Bono Awards and Recognition Gala, February 22, 2013
  • Speaker, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Career Day, February 8, 2013
  • Speaker, Indialantic Elementary, Career Day, May 3, 2012
  • Speaker, Youth Summit, Brevard County Weed and Seed/Project Safe Neighbors, April 20, 2011
  • Speaker, “Rights and Responsibilities of a High School Student”, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, 2011
  • Speaker, “What you need to know about Juvenile Crime in your Community”, Cocoa Beach Rotary, November 10, 2010
  • Presenter, Statewide Drug Court Graduation, May 13, 2011 and May 11, 2010
  • Speaker, “What you need to Know About Juvenile Crime and Your Child”, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy’s Parent Association, March 2, 2010
  • Speaker, “Legal Ramification of Poor Choices”, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, September 6, 2010
  • Presenter, Brevard County Bar Association, July 9, 2009
  • Speaker, “Working Effectively with Court Personnel” Brevard County Bar Association’s Fall CLE Afternoon Series, November 14, 2007
  • Speaker, Collaborative Law Training Seminar, November 2, 2007
  • Panelist, “Practicing with Professionalism; The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, September 29, 2006
  • Speaker, “3 Branches of Government” Law Day, Indian Harbor Montessori, May 2, 2006
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Annual Professionalism Awards Luncheon: presented the Non-Lawyer Award, April 13, 2006
  • Family Law Advisory Group, Divorce Symposium: gave Welcome, introduced speakers and participated in a Panel Discussion with the Judges, February 4, 2006
  • 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”, November 18, 2004
  • Speaker, Merritt Island High School’s Legal Studies Class, November 10, 2004
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 50th Anniversary Celebration: presented the Oral History of the Brevard County Bar Association, October 21, 2004
  • Brevard Paralegal Association, Fourteenth Annual Installation and Awards Banquet: Keynote Speaker, October 14, 2004
  • Brevard County Bar Association, 2003 Fifth Annual Awards Luncheon: presented the Non-Lawyer Award, April 9, 2003
  • Presenter, Brevard County Bar Association, Annual Awards and Installation Banquet, July 12, 2002
  • Equal Housing Opportunity: spoke as a guest speaker at their “2002 Fair Housing Litigation: Rights, Remedies and Rewards”, April 16, 2002
  • Presenter, Brevard County Bar Association, Annual Awards and Installation Banquet, July 12, 2001
  • Legal Secretaries of Brevard: spoke as a guest speaker on Litigation Procedures, September 30, 2000
  • Brevard County Paralegal Association: installed officers, April 19, 2000
  • Brevard Community College: spoke as a guest speaker at their Pro Se Divorce Clinic, 1999
  • Brevard County Lawyers Women’s Symposium: spoke as a guest speaker on“Balancing Personal and Professional Obligations”, April 24, 1998
  • Public TV Station: spoke as a guest speaker on Law Day
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: guest speaker
  • Brevard County Bar Association: installed officers
  • 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”
  • 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