Board of Directors
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. During college, Kimberly studied abroad in Mexico and Spain, went to the Middle East to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via an American University program, and interned with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights in Washington DC and with the city government in Villaguay, Argentina. 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 20 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, created a new event called Fall into Fashion that broke CFAWL charity fundraising records at the time, and is currently serving her fifth 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 was appointed and serves on the Florida Bar Committee on the Legal Needs of Children and the Annual Convention Planning Committee and she 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, 2016, and 2017, 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.
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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, and Family Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the New York Bar. She scored among the top fourteen percent in the New York Bar. She also teaches Bar prep to students taking bar exams of different states. She is the vice president of Daaminee, Inc, a value-added resource business dealing with U.S. Department of Defense.
Arti is currently looking forward to a great year at CFAWL as President – Elect. She has enjoyed serving as Secretary of CFAWL, Treasurer-Elect, Chair of the Judicial Reception, and being a part of numerous committees that CFAWL has. She enjoys community service and is actively involved in various community activities. She is also a member of the Inns of Court and Young Lawyers Section.
A native of Orlando, Arti loves salsa dancing, traveling, practice hot yoga, and singing!
Jamie Billotte Moses
Ms. Moses is Senior Counsel with Holland & Knight LLP and is 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 a past Chair of the Statewide Advertising Grievance Committee. Presently, Ms. Moses serves on the Appellate Board Certification Committee. Ms. Moses is a Past President of the Orange County Bar Association and is a past President of the Orange County Bar Association Legal Aid Society. Ms. Moses was the Founding Chair of the OCBA Appellate Practice Committee. 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.
To learn more about Jamie, please visit: www.hklaw.com/jamie-moses/
Megan W.L. Malec
Megan W.L. Malec is the senior 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), Secretary (2015-2016), and Treasurer-Elect (2016-2017). 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 and was recently appointed to the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee “D”. Megan received FAWL’s Leader in the Law Award in 2012 and CFAWL’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 2016.
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!
To learn more about Megan, please visit http://www.ndhpa.com/megan-w-l-malec.html
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.
To learn more about Mary, please visit http://www.lgplaw.com/attorneys/mary-j-walter/
Celeste is a proud seventh generation central Floridian and is passionate about the State of Florida. She received Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University in 2011 and her Juris Doctorate from the university of Florida, following in the footsteps of her great grandfather, grandfather, mother, and sister who are also UF Law graduates. While at UF, Celeste was honored to serve as the President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Law Student Division, Commencement Speaker, and the Student Representative for the Dean Search Committee. Celeste was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the University and Florida Blue Key.
Celeste is now an Associate at Shutts & Bowen LLP. She practices land use and commercial real estate and has the pleasure of representing developers with all matters from rezoning to acquisition and leasing. While in law school Celeste externed for the late Honorable Scott Polodna. Celeste is an active member of the community, participating as a Mentor for Support Our Scholars, Member of the Silver Spurs, graduate of the Mayor’s City Academy, member of the Osceola and Orange County Bar Associations, member of First United Methodist Church, and member of the Central Florida Gator Club. During her time in CFAWL, Celeste has served as Mentoring Committee Co-Chair and Co-Director of Membership. While only in her second year of law practice, Celeste began her CFAWL membership during law school and lead the UF FAWL Chapter.
To learn more about Celeste, please visit https://shutts.com/lawyer/celeste-a-thacker/
Heather practices appellate law with the Law Office of Chad A. Barr, P.A. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stetson University in 1990, her Juris Doctor degree and an Honors Certificate in Foreign and International Law from Rutgers University School of Law in 1993, and an LL.M. in Vulnerability and the Human Condition from Emory University School of Law in 2015. She has published several articles on family, employment, immigration, and gender law issues.
Heather spent several years working as a Trial Court Staff Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando and practiced employment and commercial litigation before becoming a law school professor. As a professor, she taught legal research and writing, appellate advocacy, and professional responsibility and coached moot court. She returned to full-time private practice in 2015.
Heather has been involved with CFAWL for several years, working primarily with the Public Relations and Programs Committee and overseeing CFAWL’s Table for Eight program. She has also been an active mentor in CFAWL. Heather serves on the Pro Bono Committee for the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Committee. Heather was recognized as one of FAWL’s Leaders in the Law for 2016 and as one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite for 2017.
In her spare time, Heather loves to travel and volunteer with her two children. She also runs triathlons and road races for fun.
To learn more about Heather, please visit www.chadbarrlaw.com
Charity J. Tonelli
Director, Public Relations
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!
To learn more about Charity, please visit http://tonellilaw.com/firm-overview/
Co-Director, Public Relations
Heather M. Meglino is a founding partner at Meglino Law. Her practice focuses on business owners and employers in various business and employment law matters. This includes making sure businesses are protected and in compliance with business and employment laws. Ms. Meglino also litigates cases 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. She also serves as in-house counsel for multiple companies.
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 Young Lawyers Board and the USF Alumni Association, Orlando Chapter Board. She also volunteers as a Wish Granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
To learn more about Heather, please visit http://meglinolaw.com/attorney/
Director, Young Lawyers
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!
Co-Director, Young Lawyers
Lauren Millcarek is an associate in Holland & Knight’s Orlando office focusing on federal court litigation, particularly in the areas of complex civil litigation, False Claims Act investigation and litigation, white collar criminal defense, healthcare litigation, disputes involving debt collection and consumer solicitation practices, and financial services and business litigation. Ms. Millcarek is active in the Orlando community and serves on the boards of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the homelessness nonprofit IDignity, as well as the Grievance Committee for the Orlando Division of the Middle District of Florida. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Millcarek served for two years as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Roy B. “Skip” Dalton, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, where she drafted hundreds of orders on dispositive motions and assisted the judge with more than a dozen civil and criminal trials. A proud double Gator, Ms. Millcarek served during law school as a law clerk for the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., a certified legal intern trying cases with the State Attorney’s Office in Gainesville, the Executive Managing Editor of the Florida Law Review, and the President of the Law Association for Women.
Camy B. Schwan-Wilcox
Camy has been a member of CFAWL since 2002, she has held various board positions, worked on many committees throughout the years, and she is very excited to continue to be on the board this year as the OCBA Representative and the Judicial Relations Committee Representative. Camy owns her own law firm, she has been a practicing attorney since 2000, (starting her career as a State Prosecutor for the 9th Judicial Circuit) and has experience in the legal field as a legal assistant, legal secretary and paralegal since 1994 (prior to her attendance at law school). Camy primarily practices in the area of Family Law; however, she is also licensed to practice Bankruptcy in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. Camy also practices in the areas of criminal defense, wills/trusts, adoption and dependency. Camy is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and is an active Guadian Ad Litem for both domestic and dependency cases. Camy is on several legal and non-legal boards and holds an annual food drive each year to fill the Pearlman Pantry for members of our community who are less fortunate, and need some assistance with feeding their families.
In her spare time Camy enjoys boating, the theater, tap dancing, cruising, and spending as much time with her family as possible, the achievement she is most proud of is earning the title of “mommy”.
To learn more about Camy, please visit https://www.cbswlaw.com/orlando-attorney-camy-schwam-wilcox
CJ Bosco is the Director of Business Development for U.S. Legal Support, Inc. in Orlando, Florida, focusing on eDiscovery, court reporting, records retrieval and trial services. She received her B.A. in English from Alma College in Alma, Michigan and her J.D. from the University of Miami, School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida in 2001. She was a litigator in several cities in Florida including Naples, Fort Myers and 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 in 2010.
Service to the community, both legal and otherwise, is very important to CJ. She is a former Florida Bar YLD Governor and former ABA YLD scholar for the GP, Solo, Small Firm section. She was previously Public Relations Director for CFAWL and was the Recipient of FAWL’s Leader in the Law award in 2016. CJ volunteers her time with the Central Florida Chapter of the JDRF and serves on the Annual Gala’s Board of Ambassadors. She has served on the Orlando Science Center’s Science of Wine committee. She also acts as a Guardian ad Litem for those children in the dependency system. CJ is an avid runner and often runs to raise money for the JDRF.
To learn more about Suzanne, please visit https: www.hklaw.com/Suzanne-Gilbert/
Amanda Perry Carl
Immediate Past President
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.