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Maria Rodriguez Lewis

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Toll Free: (800) 668-2156
Phone: (954) 680-6228
Fax: (954) 434-4462

University Place
5220 S. University Dr., Suite 206C
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328

Born in Cuba February 1956
Bilingual/ Bicultural
Married to Daniel A. Lewis, Judge of Compensation Claims, Fort Lauderdale District Office
Children - Caroline (20), Rebecca (19), and Emily (14)

Education

J.D., Nova Law Center, Nova University, 1981

B.A, City College of New York, 1978
Cum Laude

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Florida Bar
Member Since: 1982

Broward County Bar Association
Member Since: 1982

Federal Bar
Member Since: 1982

Broward County Hispanic Bar Association
Member Since: 1989

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
General Practice of Law, (Managing Partner of Lewis & Rodriguez, P.A., Reyes, Lewis & LLorente P.A., and Lewis & LLorente, P.A.), Sole Practitioner of  Maria Rodriguez Lewis, P.A.)
Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family, Circuit and County Mediator
Qualified Arbitror

STATE OF FLORIDA, WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDIATOR
Fort Lauderdale District Office, 2007 and 2008
Miami-Dade County Division (District K), July 1996 to March 1997

SPECIAL MASTER (Workers' Compensation Mediator)
State of Florida, Department of Labor and Employment Security,
Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach County Divisions (Districts K, J and I),
April 1992 to September 1993

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE
Legal Intern, August 1980 to December 1980

OTHER AFFILIATIONS
Member, Hispanic Unity of Florida (1991 to 2003)
Member, 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (July 1996 to June 2000)
Chair, 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (October 1996 to July 1998)
President, Hispanic Unity of Florida (1992 to 1993 and 1996 to 1997)
President, Broward County Hispanic Bar Association (1993 to 1994)
Legal Advisor, The Latin Chamber of Commerce of Broward County, Florida (1991 to 1993)

ELECTIVE POSITIONS:
Committeewoman, Republican Executive Committee, Precinct 06T,
Broward County, Florida (September 5, 2000)