Board of Directors
Amanda Perry Carl
Amanda Perry is excited to serve as CFAWL’s President this year. CFAWL has held a special place in Amanda’s heart and life since she first moved to Orlando almost 7 years ago. In that time, Amanda has served as President-Elect, Membership Director, Treasurer-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary of CFAWL. Amanda is a Corporate Attorney for A. Duda & Sons, Inc., a diversified land company engaged in agriculture, real estate, and other related businesses. In her spare time, Amanda loves to run and has completed numerous half-marathons and a couple of full marathons. Amanda is also a bit of a college football fanatic and bleeds orange and blue! Go Gators! Amanda is married to Tim Carl and they enjoy living in Central Florida.
Kimberly E. Hosley
Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude from Stetson University in 2001, majoring in Economics, Political Science, and International Studies with a minor in Spanish. She received her Doctor of Law Degree from Emory University School of Law in 2005. While at Emory, Kimberly was a certified mediator in the State of Georgia. She also clerked for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Law Judge Marcy Louza. Kimberly currently practices business law, civil litigation, and real estate at The Orlando Law Group, PL and is an owner of The Orlando Title Group, LLC. She is an active member of the community and she consistently serves as a pro bono guardian ad litem for children who have been adjudicated dependent due to abandonment, abuse or neglect. She has been a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 15 years, and is the proud daughter and granddaughter of veterans.
During her time in CFAWL, Kimberly has served on countless committees, chaired the Professional Women’s Exchange, started a new event called Fall into Fashion that broke CFAWL charity fundraising records at the time, and is currently serving her fourth year on the CFAWL Board. Aside from her service to CFAWL, Kimberly also serves as an officer on the Board of Trustees for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. She has recently been appointed to the Florida Bar Committee on the Legal Needs of Children and serves as Legislative Chair for the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She received the OCBA Presidential Service Award in 2016 for her work as chair of the OCBA Professionalism Committee on matters of diversity in the profession. Kimberly has been named by Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016, received the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Leaders in the Law award in 2013, and was awarded the New Attorney Award of Excellence in 2009 for her pro bono service to the poor and to children. She is a member of the George C. Young First Central Florida Inn of Court.
Arti A. Hirani
Arti Hirani is a former gator who works at Meenakshi A. Hirani, P.A. where she practices civil litigation, estate planning, criminal law, Family law and social security disability. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the New York Bar where she scored among the top fourteen percent. She also teaches Bar prep for the Florida Bar students and is the vice president of Daaminee, Inc, a value-added resource business dealing with U.S. Department of Defense.
In addition to serving as Secretary of CFAWL, Arti is currently the chair of the Judicial Reception. She enjoys community service and is actively involved in the Howard Phillips Center and is part of a start up of the Young Philanthropists, a new group actively involved in aiding their community. She also enjoys membership in the Inns of Court and Young Lawyers Section.
A native of Orlando, Arti loves to teach salsa dancing, traveling, practice hot yoga, and singing!
Kelli A. Murray
Kelli Murray is currently Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Faculty Development at Barry University School of Law. Prior to Barry Law, Kelli practiced as an Associate at the Cleveland-based law firm of Baker Hostetler in Orlando with the firm’s commercial litigation practice group, focusing on general litigation and family/marital law matters.
Kelli graduated with honors and a dual degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Florida where, among a host of other accomplishments, she was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame and Warrington College of Business Hall of Fame. She continued her education at The Florida State University College of Law, where she graduated with honors and was cited for Outstanding Pro Bono Service.
Kelli is actively involved in several voluntary bar associations, serves as a Guardian ad Litem attorney through the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, is a Brownie Troop Leader and is active in her church, Rejoice in the Lord Ministries.
Megan W.L. Malec
Megan W.L. Malec is an associate attorney at N. Diane Holmes, P.A. Family Law Group where she practices exclusively in the area of marital and family law. Prior to joining N. Diane Holmes, P.A. Family Law Group in May 2011, Megan was a staff attorney for the domestic relations division of the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Megan received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in 2004 (Charge On Knights!) and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 2007.
She previously served on the CFAWL Board of Directors as Young Lawyers Chair (2010-2011, 2011-2012), Membership Director (2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015), and Secretary (2015-2016). Megan has also served as a committee member for various events and long-term projects, including CFAWL’s Strategic Planning Committee. Outside of CFAWL, she volunteers for the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association as a Guardian ad Litem and Teen Parent Education Project speaker. Megan was honored by FAWL as a Leader in the Law in 2012.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys spoiling her lovable rescue dog, Charlie, and traveling, golfing and kayaking with her husband, Brian. Megan and Brian are also big Orlando City soccer fans – Go Lions!
Mary J. Walter
Mary Walter is an senior associate at Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, focusing on appellate practice and litigation support. In this role, she has advocated on behalf of her clients throughout the state in a variety of practice areas, including financial institution litigation, commercial transactions, real estate law, and general civil litigation. Prior to joining Liebler, Gonzalez, Mary represented national and statewide insurance companies in liability and coverage disputes involving personal injury, product liability, and contract issues. She is a member of the Florida Bar and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Mary is a native of Winter Park, Florida. She earned both her undergraduate degree and juris doctorate degree from Florida State University. While in law school, she served as Co-Editor in Chief of the FSU Business Review and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and the Order of the Coif. Mary was also a proud member of the World Renowned Florida State University Marching Chiefs, and remains active in the alumni association.
Celeste Thacker is excited to serve as CFAWL’s Membership Co-Director.
Charity Tonelli focuses her practice exclusively in the area of Criminal Defense at her firm, Tonelli Law. Prior to entering private practice, Charity was a prosecutor in the Ninth Judicial Circuit working to ensure justice for felony, juvenile, domestic violence, and misdemeanor cases.Charity attended Barry School of Law where she booked multiple classes and graduated with Honors in Trial Advocacy and Honors in Children & Family Law. Charity has always been passionate about defending the rights of others, especially those of children and people with special needs. Charity now uses her experience as a trial attorney to fight for the individual’s personal rights and liberties.
Charity attended Barry School of Law where she booked multiple classes and graduated with Honors in Trial Advocacy and Honors in Children & Family Law. Charity has always been passionate about defending the rights of others, especially those of children and people with special needs. Charity now uses her experience as a trial attorney to fight for the individual’s personal rights and liberties.
In addition to her litigation practice, Charity enjoys giving back to her legal community as an active Board Member of the Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and as Director of Programs for the Central Florida Association for Women. In addition to chairing multiple CFAWL committees, Charity previously served as CFAWL’s Membership Co-Director and CFAWL’s Young Lawyers Co-Director.
Charity met and married her law school sweetheart, William (Bill) Tonelli, and they now call Orlando home. In their free time they enjoy spending time together and traveling whenever their schedules will allow it. Charity is looking forward to a great CFAWL year!
Lauren is excited to serve as CFAWL’s Co-Programs Director.
Director, Public Relations
CJ Bosco is an attorney and currently the Director of Business Development for U.S. Legal Support, Inc. in Orlando, Florida. She received her B.A. in English from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Miami, School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida in 2001, she worked for several law firms, most recently Fisher Rushmer, P.A. in Orlando. She also owned her own firm, Bosco Law Firm, P.A. in Fort Myers, Florida for five years just prior to relocating to Orlando.
While practicing law, CJ focused on litigation, including family law, insurance defense and construction litigation. She is also a Certified Family Law Mediator, a Parenting Coordinator, former Florida Bar YLD Governor and former ABA YLD scholar for the GP, Solo, Small Firm section. In additional to her position on the CFAWL board, she currently serves on several committees for the Florida Bar Family Law Section.
Lindsay R. Hall Harrison
Director of Social Media
Lindsay is Associate General Counsel at FBC Mortgage, LLC a national residential mortgage lender based in Orlando. Her previous practice experience is in foreclosure litigation, transactional residential real estate, and title work. Lindsay is a 2015 recipient of the FAWL Leaders in the Law award, having been nominated by CFAWL for this honor. This is Lindsay’s fourth year on CFAWL’s leadership team, previously serving as Website Editor, Public Relations Director and Programs Director.
Lindsay is a huge Orlando City Soccer fan and is proud to represent in purple whenever the team plays. She is also a certified scuba diver and enjoys diving, kayaking, and biking in the Florida State parks. She is married and has four shelter babies, two dogs and two cats.
Camy B. Schwan-Wilcox
Director, Young Lawyers
Heather M. Meglino is a founding partner at Meglino Morse Law. Her practice focuses on employment litigation in areas including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, overtime and unpaid wages, FMLA leave and disability issues, employment contracts, whistleblower and other employment law claims under various state and federal laws.
Ms. Meglino earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the Barry University School of Law, where she was actively involved as Vice Justice of the Moot Court Honors Board and received the award for Most Valuable Advocate, as well as Runner up in a National First Amendment Competition. She also received one of two awards given to Barry Law graduates, the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award.
Ms. Meglino received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, where she was a scholarship recipient and co-founder of the USF Bowling Team. She was a member of the National Order of Omega Honor Society, Rho Lambda Honor Society, and the Pre-Law Society. She served as Vice-President of the Panhellenic Council, Chi Omega Sorority Chapter Secretary and Housing Manager, Campus Resident Assistant, Greek Week Executive Director of Programming, USF Homecoming Court Member, and USF Women’s Bowling Team Captain.
Currently, Ms. Meglino serves on the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers Board, OCBA Board of Trustees, OCBA Young Lawyers Board and the USF Alumni Association, Orlando Chapter Board. She also volunteers as a Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Lorraine Pitre is an attorney and works for Florida Hospital as an Employee Relations Consultant in their Human Resources Department. Ms. Pitre earned her Juris Doctorate from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in 2011. She received her undergraduate at the University of Phoenix. Ms. Pitre enjoys giving back to the Central Florida community, and is active in community work through memberships in the Orange County Bar Association and Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers. In her spare time, Lorraine loves to cook and experiment new recipes on family and friends. She also loves doing yoga and Bar Method. Lorraine is also a big Yankees fan – Go Yankees!
Jamie Billotte Moses
For the past 22 years, Ms. Moses has dedicated her practice to the defense of professionals, including lawyers, real estate agents, appraisers, and title agents in litigation and before licensing authorities. Ms. Moses is also a Board Certified Appellate Specialist. Ms. Moses is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as one of Florida’s Legal Elite and Orlando’s Top Lawyers. Ms. Moses practices in both state and federal trial courts as well as state and federal appellate courts. Ms. Moses is very active in The Florida Bar having served as President of the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar, on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, Chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee, and is the immediate past Chair of the Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee. Ms. Moses was recently reappointed by The Florida Bar to the At-Large seat on the Florida Realtor-Attorney Joint Committee. Ms. Moses is the Immediate Past President of the Orange County Bar Association and is a past President of the Orange County Bar Legal Aid Society. In June of 2015, Ms. Moses received The Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section’s Pro Bono Award. Ms. Moses is a proud graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Notre Dame Law School.
Jessica P. McGinnis
Immediate Past President
Jessica McGinnis works at Baker & Hostetler LLP and focuses primarily on real estate and business law. Her experience includes complex commercial real estate transactions and land use, business law issues, and franchising. In her former life, as she likes to say, she was the Vice President and In House counsel of a property management company contracted by Walt Disney World, where she led a company of 200 employees.
Jessica has been honored with the Leader in the Law award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Jessica has previously served as CFAWL’s President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Programs Director and Programs Co-Director.
Jessica is a fifth generation native Orlandoan and has been very involved in charity and volunteer efforts in the community. She is married and has three young children.