Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association

Cultivating Excellence & Inclusion in the Legal Profession 

Monique D. Hayes

President  

 

Monique D. Hayes is a partner in the Miami office of Goldstein & McClintock, LLLP. She focuses her practice in the areas of business transactions, commercial litigation, and corporate restructuring. She has extensive experience advising fiduciaries, corporations, and non-profit board members.  Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Hayes served as law clerk to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff and housing attorney for Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

Ms. Hayes is a member of the American Bar Association – Business Law Section – Young Lawyers Committee Incoming Chair, Bankruptcy Bar Association S.D. Fla., American Bankruptcy Institute, the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (“IWIRC”) – Florida Network Chair, and the Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association – President-Elect. She is also a member of the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee and served as its 2013-2015 Fellow and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Executive Contracts Subcommittee. Ms. Hayes frequently serves as a writer, commentator, and panelist on business law issues. In the community she an active philanthropist and has been recognized for her efforts in that regard. 

Loreal Arscott

President-Elect


Loreal A. Arscott is a native Miamian, who was born and raised in the “Magic City”. In 2003, she received a Bachelors of Art in both Political Science and English, while minoring in Psychology, from the Florida State University. She then matriculated to the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2006.

Prior to joining the City of Miami Gardens, in March 2016 as the Assistant City Attorney, Ms. Arscott served as a litigation attorney in the Corporate Law Department of a major insurance company, primarily practicing insurance defense. Ms. Arscott initially dedicated  her  practice  to  Family  and  Dependency  Law,  serving  the  most vulnerable members of our society, our children, for several years as first a Program Attorney for the Guardian Ad Litem Program, and then as Division Chief for Florida’s Department of Children and Families’ Children’s Legal Services.  Ms. Arscott continues to serve as a pro bono Attorney Ad Litem for Dependency cases.

Ms. Arscott is very active in the Florida Bar and in and her local community. She is currently the Group II Director for the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association.  She is also the Immediate Past President of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer’s Association (GSCBWLA), having served two (2) consecutive terms, from 2015-2017, as President.

Dwayne Antonio Robinson

Vice President

 Dwayne Antonio Robinson is Of Counsel at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, and focuses his practice on complex litigation. Dwayne is a trial-tested lawyer who has represented clients in dozens of appeals in federal and state court, including at oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal.  

Dwayne received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and his Bachelor of Science in Journalism from University of Florida, where he also minored in Business Administration.  He later received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from University of Florida Levin College of Law, earning the distinction of membership in the Order of the Coif.  There, Dwayne served as Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review.  Thereafter, Dwayne clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit with the Honorable Ed Carnes, presently the Chief Judge of that circuit.  

Dwayne is a committed member of the community.  He serves on the Board of Directors for The Lotus House women’s shelter in the Overtown district of Miami.  He also is a governor on The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, representing Miami’s Seat 3.  

Christopher Lomax

Secretary

Chanelle Artilles

Treasurer 

Octavia Green

Group I Director

Jazmine Preston-O'neill

Group II Director

Trelvis D. Randolph

Immediate Past-President 

 

Trelvis D. Randolph is a partner in the Miami office of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. He began his legal career in the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office where he represented clients charged with misdemeanor and serious felony offenses. After several subsequent years of doing civil litigation, he joined CSK and focuses his practice in the areas of premises liability; nursing home and assisted living facilities; personal injury; vehicle negligence; general civil litigation; hospitality industry defense; and negligent security. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, he received his Juris Doctor degree from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at The University of Memphis.


He also serves as the General Counsel of the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP and is an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has been a member of the Board of Directors of SAVE for several years and is also active with the local ACLU, as well as the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA). Trelvis Randolph has proudly served the United States of America as an infantry soldier in the United States Army, as well as the Tennessee Army National Guard. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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