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WSH Associate Alison F. Smith Elected President of CBA

WSH Associate Alison F. Smith has been elected as the next President of the Caribbean Bar Association, a voluntary bar organization of South and Central Florida lawyers from the Caribbean community. 

Founded in 1994 and based in Miami, Florida, the Caribbean Bar Association ("CBA") is a voluntary bar organization embracing attorneys from the Caribbean-American community in South and Central Florida. CBA attorneys work in both the public and private sectors and practice criminal law, civil and commercial litigation, administrative law, family, immigration, business and corporate, insurance defense, medical malpractice, real estate, trust and estates, probate, maritime, international law, arbitration, personal injury, land use and zoning law, among other areas of practice.

“We are proud that Alison has continued to take a leadership role in the community, and the Caribbean Bar Association is fortunate to have her talents utilized on behalf of all its members and the good work they strive to achieve every day,” said Michael S. Popok, Partner in Charge of WSH's Miami-Dade office.

A member of WSH's Labor and Employment Law Group and Litigation Division, Alison focuses her practice in the areas of labor and employment.  She has represented public sector clients in labor arbitrations, and defended employers in suits alleging employment discrimination and/or retaliation.  Alison also has experience in commercial litigation and administrative and regulatory law, with direct experience handling cases involving civil rights and constitutional law claims. She is admitted to the Florida Bar, U.S. District Court Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit.

Alison's term as President will start in September.  She currently serves as the Secretary for the CBA.  In addition, Alison serves on the Board of Directors for Legal Aid Service of Broward County. 

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