Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation

Florida seniors are often victims of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. The issues are wide-ranging and include domestic violence, breaches of fiduciary duty by professionals and family, and financial scams which target vulnerable seniors. Those victimized are from all socio-economic levels and live throughout the State.

The Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Committee seeks to hear from and educate its members about the various faces of ANE and to determine how best to address the issues identified. The Committee focuses on currently available remedies and those yet to be developed. The Committee coordinates with the Legislative committee of the Elder Law and other relevant sections of the Bar for the benefit of Florida’s vulnerable seniors.


Ellen L. Cheek

Bay Area Legal Services
Tampa, FL


Karen C. Murillo

AARP Florida
Tallahassee, FL

2021-2022 Members

Alex Sabo

Aubrey Ducker

Brenda Mezick

Cynthia Arevalo

David Weintraub

David Sterling

Ellen Cheek

G. Paul Lemieux

Helen Dolland

Imani Boykin

Karen Campbell

Karen Murillo

Melva Rozier

Phelicia Stiell

Roman Ortega-Cowan

Shannon Miller

Susan Anderson

Victoria Heuler

Willa Russell


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