Staff Attorneys

Harriet Atsegbua – Ms. Atsegbua received her Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Master of Arts from the University of DenverJosef Korbel School of International Studies, and her Bachelor of Science from Emory University. Ms. Atsegbua is a member of the New York and Texas Bars.

Athma Birju – Mr. Birju received his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Birju is a member of the Florida Bar.

Valerie Kanner Bonk – Ms. Bonk received her Juris Doctor from Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from University of Maryland. Ms. Bonk is a member of the Maryland Bar.

Paul BurnsMr. Burns received his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science from University of Central Florida. Mr. Burns is member of the Florida Bar. 

Victoria Cook – Ms. Cook received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University. Ms. Cook is a member of the Florida Bar.

Christopher Donnelly – Mr. Donnelly received his Juris Doctor from University of Pennsylvania Law School, his LL.M from New York University and his Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.  Mr. Donnelly is a member of the Florida, California, New Jersey, and New York Bars, and he is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Michele Fassberg – Ms. Fassberg received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University. Ms. Fassberg is a member of the Florida Bar.

Nina Hakoun – Ms. Hakoun received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University.  Ms. Hakoun is a member of the Florida Bar.

Tara Heydt – Ms. Heydt received her Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.  Ms. Heydt is a member of the Florida Bar.

Ryan Joseph – Mr. Joseph received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Science from Boston University. Mr. Joseph is a member of the Florida Bar.

Max Kotelevets – Mr. Kotelevets received his Juris Doctor from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University.  Mr. Kotelevets is a member of the New York, Florida and New Jersey Bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Mauri Levy – Ms. Levy received her Juris Doctor Degree from Villanova University School of Law and her Bachelor of General Arts and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Levy is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Leslie Martey – Ms. Martey received her Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from C.W. Post College. Ms. Martey is a member of the New York Bar.

Kwabena Mensah – Mr. Mensah received his Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Mensah is a member of the Connecticut Bar.

Timothy Odroniec – Mr. Odroniec received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and his Bachelor of Science from University of Central Florida. Mr. Odroniec is a member of the Florida Bar.

Marjorie Peralta – Ms. Peralta received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from American University. Ms. Peralta is a member of the Florida Bar.

Elisabeth Porter – Ms. Porter received her Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law, her Master of Arts from Hunter College-CUNY, and her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College. Ms. Porter is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Zerin Taher – Ms. Taher received her Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University, and her Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from Nova Southeastern University.  Ms. Taher is a member of the Florida Bar.

Billie Tarnove Ms. Tarnove received her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from New College of Hofstra University. Ms. Tarnove is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. 

Karen Thompson – Karen Thompson received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Bridgeport.  Ms. Thompson is a member of the Florida Bar.

Craig Walenta – Mr. Walenta received his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Seton Hall University and his Bachelor of Arts from Drew University.  Mr. Walenta is a member of the New Jersey Bar.

Courtney Weisholtz – Ms. Weisholtz received her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University. She is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.