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Finkelstein honored by Legal Aid Programs

Legal Aid Programs of Broward County hosted the 18th annual For the Public Good Annual Fundraiser on Nov. 14th at Signature Grand. With more than 360 Broward County notables in attendance, the event raised more than $88,000 to benefit low-income individuals and families.

The event honored Howard Finkelstein, Broward Countyís public defender, for his lifelong commitment to ensuring equal access to justice and his career in public service.

Wells Fargo also presented a check for $25,000 to Legal Aid to help prevent homelessness among veterans.

A 50-year legal career with a twist

Anthony Jay Molluso, a member of the team at Van Horn Law Group, is celebrating 50 years in the field of law as a practicing lawyer and paralegal combined. 

Molluso joined Van Horn in 2010 when he moved to Fort Lauderdale from Pennsylvania after practicing law in Pennsylvania for 38 years. He joined the firm as a part-time paralegal to stay busy and continue to be professionally involved in the field.

 

ìMy philosophy from five decades of practice is that at the end of the day all you have is your reputation,î said Molluso, who is called a go-to member of the firm.

The case against GM

Robert Kelley, a trial attorney for Kelley Uustal, has written The Memorandum, which is about his battle with General Motors and a landmark $60 million judgment.

It was revealed during the trial that engineers considered whether or not it would be worth spending $2.20 per vehicle to install life-saving fuel tank shields. The jury sided with Kelley, resulting in the largest wrongful death and personal injury judgment ever paid by GM.

Kirkus Reviews called Kelleyís book ìa well-written and engrossing tale of a real-life legal battle.î

Brian Entin, Patrice Paldino, Howard Finkelstein, Tony Karrat and Jeff Wank
Jay Molluso
The Memorandum Front Cover
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