Executive Board Members

President, Brian Kirlew began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office and worked in that capacity for 6 years. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, Brian founded the Kirlew Law Firm, PLLC, located in Miami, Florida. Brian has represented thousands of clients from arraignment to jury verdict and on appeal. Brian has tried over 50 jury trials, including numerous homicide cases and other violent felonies.

Brian’s practice focused on serious offenses and complicated criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida. Brian has vast experience in all matters of criminal law. Throughout his years as a lawyer, Brian has built a reputation as being a tenacious litigator, compassionate advocate and an ethical officer of the court. Brian is also a proud member of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for Miami-Dade County, where he continues to represent indigent clients accused of felony offenses in circuit court. In 2012, Brian was awarded the Gregg Wenzel Outstanding Young Lawyer award for his tenacity and dedication to the cause of justice.  Brian has previously served as the Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President of FACDL-Miami. Brian is also a member of the Dade County Bar Association Board of Directors and a Chapter Representative of the Statewide Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brian received his law degree from the Nova Southeastern University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida.”

Vice President, Marcos Beaton is a partner at Black, Srebnick, Kornspan and Stumpf. He began his career as an attorney at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office in 2002. Marcos has focused his practice on complex criminal matters, often representing doctors, lawyers and successful business professionals.

He has handled misdemeanors, where professional licenses may be on the line, all the way up to highly complex securities fraud cases, complex tax cases, racketeering cases, and even first degree murder. He has tried multi-week and multi-month cases in both federal and state court and has participated in many exhaustive pre-indictment and pre-arraignment investigations. Marcos is also and adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law, where he teaches a criminal evidence workshop with his partner Roy Black.

Treasurer, Carmen Vizcaino is a partner at Wahid Vizcaino LLP, located in Miami, Florida. Over her almost 20 years of practice she has represented both individuals and corporations in complex litigation matters in over 100 trials. Ms. Vizcaino practices criminal and civil litigation in multiple jurisdictions with a focus on defending those charged with financial crimes, regulatory

violations and corporate licensing violations. Ms. Vizcaino also works on national security litigation and has top secret security clearance from the Department of Justice.

Ms. Vizcaino is regarded among the premier litigators in Miami as she regularly engages in high profile and novel litigation. Ms. Vizcaino was a member of the trial team that litigated issues on money transfers to individuals who reside in locations where the US government has deemed alleged terrorist operate. She was awarded for her work protecting civil liberties during the massive United States detention of immigrants and American Muslims following the events of 9/11. She spearheaded the litigation against the State of Florida in the case of State v. Hardy, making sure those who cannot afford an attorney do not remain in jail without an attorney being appointed to them. Ms Vizcaino received the President’s Award from the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for litigation in support of the less fortunate against the Governor of the State of Florida.

Ms. Vizcaino is a native of Miami, the daughter of Cuban immigrants. She attended Florida International University obtaining a B.A. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor degree graduating second in her class from St. Thomas University School of Law. Ms. Vizcaino is an ardent advocate of minority rights with a focus on women’s issues. She is the chair of a political action committee which focuses on legislative issues related to women. Ms. Vizcaino currently sits on the executive board of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Secretary, Michelle Estlund is the founder and principal attorney of Estlund Law, P.A., located in Miami, Florida. Michelle’s practice focuses exclusively on criminal and INTERPOL defense cases, with an emphasis on human rights violations and politically motivated prosecution. Michelle regularly advises international journalists, human rights organizations, and other attorneys on issues related to INTERPOL (the International Criminal Police Organization).

Michelle has successfully represented Red Notice subjects before INTERPOL by achieving the removal of Red Notices in their names, as well as having Red Notices modified or corrected. She writes extensively about INTERPOL matters on her blog, the Red Notice Law Journal. Her current practice is the culmination of the consistent pursuit of equality and fairness under the law, and is based in the belief that quality legal representation requires highly personalized client service.

Inmediate Past-President, Teresa Enriquez received her Juris Doctor Degree in May 1995 from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was active on Moot Court Board. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Florida State University in May 1992. In 1995,
she joined the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office and has represented thousands of indigent clients charged with offenses across the spectrum of Florida’s penal code, from relatively minor misdemeanors offenses to capital felonies In 2011, the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers awarded her The Rodney Thaxton “Against All Odds” Award for her work on the defense team of the highly publicized “Baby Lollipops” case. The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union awarded her the C. Clyde Atkins Civil Liberties Award for her work on behalf of those facing the death penalty. In 2014, Teresa was appointed to the ABA’s Special Committee for Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, where she advocates for indigent defense issues nationally. In 2015, the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Foundation honored her with their “Distinguished Honoree” award, in recognition of her dedicated service to the Miami-Dade community. Teresa is on the Board of Directors of Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. and is President of Do the Right Thing, Inc. Her proudest accomplishment is training lawyers to vigorously defend marginalized people. Currently the Public Defender’s Chief Assistant for the County Court division, Teresa recently celebrated 20 years dedicated to ensuring equal access to justice for all. When not at work, she co-parents her four children with the love of her life, Michael.

Board of Directors

textMilena Abreu
textMaggie Arias
textHenry Bell
textJonathan Blecher
textKatie Carmon
textMichael Davis
textChristopher Decoste
textDamaris Del Valle
textChristian Dunham
textDavid Edelstein
textMarissa Glatzer
textAyana Harris

textKevin Hellmann
textPhil Horowitz
textArthur Jones
textTara Kawass
textLauren Krasnoff
textPreeti Lala
textDore Marshall Louis
textKellie Peterson
textKaren Ruiz
textWarren Schwartz
textMatthew Meyers
textKhurrum Wahid

Young Lawyer Directors

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Crego Ramon
Doyle Lauren
Meyers Matthew
Paez Mariem
Spence Renee
Stroleny Julian

Federal and State Public Defender and Regional Conflict

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Martinez Carlos
Caruso Michael
Zenobi Eugene

Statewide Chapter Representatives

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Beaton Jr. Marcos
Kirlew Brian
Llorente Betty
Meyers Matthew
Sands Leonard A.

Life Members

Last Name First Name Middle Name
Catalano Michael A.
Coulombe Jr. Robert
De La Cabada Ramon
Dray S. Patrick
Eiglarsh Mark R.
Fingerhut H. Scott
Freedman Rick
Georgi Edith
Haber Michael A.
Hassett Kenneth P.
Joffe David
Krieger Albert J.
Kuehne Benedict P.
Llorente Beatriz A.
Markus David O.
Moss Margot
Moss Tony
Petruzzi Paul
Puglisli Sabrina
Scherker Elliot H.
Sharpstein Janice Burton
Sharpstein Richard A.
Tannebaum Brian L.
Weiner Jeffrey S.
Zenobi Eugene

Past Presidents/Directors Emeritus

Year Name
2015 Teresa Enriquez
2014 Margot Moss
2013 Eduardo X. Pereira
2012 Jude M. Faccidomo
2011 Beatriz A. “Betty" Llorente
2010 Sabrina Puglisi
2009 Hector L. Flores
2008 Rick Freedman
2007 Barry M. Wax
2006 David O. Markus
2005 Brian L. Tannebaum
2004 H. Scott Fingerhut
2003 Kenneth P. Hassett
2002 Paul M. Rashkind
2001 Leonard A. Sands
2000 Gregory A. Prebish
1999 Jeffrey E. Feiler
1998 Kenneth M. Swartz
1997 Pamela I. Perry
1996 Honorable Richard L. Hersch
1995 Steven M. Potolsky
1994 Honorable Robert N. Scola, Jr.
1993 David B. Rothman
1992 William Aaron
1991 Honorable Milton Hirsch
1990 Benedict P. Kuehne
1989 Jose M. Quinon
1988 Honorable Theodore Klein (dec.)
1987 Edward R. Shohat
1986 Richard A. Sharpstein
1985 Richard A. Sharpstein
1984 Neal R. Sonnett
1982 Honorble Stanford Blake
1981 Jeffrey S. Weiner
1980 Stephen J. Bronis
1979 Honorable Ronald C. Dresnick
1978 Alan E. Weinstein
1977 James G. Gilmour
1976 Thomas J. Morgan, Sr.
1975 Sky E. Smith
1974 Marco B. Loffredo(dec.)
1973 Marco B. Loffredo(dec.)
1970 Walter Gwynn (dec.)
1969 Robert L. Koeppel
1968 Arthur B. Stark (dec.)
1967 Arthur B. Stark (dec.)
1966 Mitchell M. Goldman
1965 Philip Carlton
1964 Philip Carlton
1963 Harry W. Prebish (dec.)