Leadership

Legal League 100 Advisory Council

The Advisory Council strategizes growth opportunities, facilitates education, and enhances strategic relationships in the industry on behalf of the Legal League. Advisory Council Members are responsible for aiding the Chair, Vice Chair, Executive Director, and Ex-Officio of the Legal League 100 in developing new strategies for progress in the areas of legislative actions, education, compliance, advocacy, and/or marketing.


Roy Diaz
SHD Legal Group P.A.
Legal League 100 Chair

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Roy Diaz is the shareholder of SHD Legal Group P.A. in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Roy has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1988. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, litigation and bankruptcy. He has represented lenders, servicers of both conventional and GSE loans, private investors and real estate developers throughout his career with an emphasis on the mortgage servicing industry for over 20 years. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest peer rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.


Michelle Garcia-Gilbert
Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A.
Legal League 100 Vice Chair

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Michelle Garcia-Gilbert is the President and CEO of Gilbert Garcia Group. Garcia-Gilbert has practiced real estate and business law since 1989, specializing in default servicing work including litigated foreclosures, real estate closings, evictions, and commercial litigation. In addition to her vast experience speaking at webinars and conferences, Garcia-Gilbert also taught the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Certified Process Servers Course from 1993 to 2014.

Advisory Council Members

Caren Castle, The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation
Ed Delgado, Ex Officio, Five Star Institute
Stephen Hladik, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP
Erin Laurito, Laurito & Laurito, LLC

Richard Nielson, Reimer Law Co.
Chad Neel, McCarthy & Holthus LLP
Neil Sherman, Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C.
Tony Van Ness, Van Ness Law Firm, PLC

Special Initiative Working Group

In order to respond to a shift in the industry which requires law firms to operate at a more efficient level, the Legal League 100 has created the Special Initiative Working Group (SIWG). The SIWG is comprised of senior representation from member firms and executive level associate members with a focus on the strategic objectives of concern to financial services legal professionals as directed by the Legal League 100 Advisory Council, Executive Director.