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
Office: 813-232-1343 x121

Vice Chair

Karen Murillo
Office of Statewide Prosecution
Tallahassee, FL
Office: 850-414-3300


Sherri Akin – sakin@akin-law.com
Susan E. Anderson – sanderson@leadingageflorida.org
Scott J. Anderson – scotta@millerelderlawfirm.com
Cynthia J. Arevalo-Bialy – info@arevalolaw.com
Ada Aviles-Yaeger – ada@adafloridalaw.com
Marilyn (Lynn) Belo – lynn@mcbelolaw.com
L. Jean Berry – ljberry@ljberrylaw.com
Imani Boykin – iboykin@imaniboykinpa.com
Robert W. Carlson – rcarlson@robertcarlsonlaw.com
Karen Campbell – karen@campbelllawgroup.org
Patricia E. Cowart – patricia.cowart@wellsfargoadvisors.com
Aubrey Ducker – aducker@cplspa.com
Edmund Gegan – edmund.gegan@geganoffice.com
Victoria Heuler – victoria@hwelderlaw.com
Lizzie Johnson – lizziej@clsmf.org
Chante Jones – jonesch@elderaffairs.org
Cathy Lerman – clerman@lermanfirm.com
Jared Loucel – loucellaw@gmail.com
Glenn M. Mednick – gmednick@mednicklawgroup.com
Michael C. Norvell – lakelawmcn@aol.com
Katina Pantazis – katinap@lawkppa.com
Daniel Perry – dan@danielperry.com
Shelley Rhoads Perry – sperry@lastinglinks.org
K. Ashley Roof – aroof@kirsonfuller.com
Zachary Rothman – zrothman@bfmlaw.com
Melva Rozier – mrozier@legalaidpbc.org
Alex Sabo – asabo@bressler.com
William S. Saliba – william@williamsaliba.com
Ivory Simpson – ivory.simpson@jpslegal.com
Jeremy Soffler – jsoffler@gmail.com
Max Solomon – max@hwelderlaw.com
Marc J. Soss – mjs@fl-estateplanning.com
Lawrence Jay Stein – taxman532@hotmail.com
David F. Sterling – dfsterling@verizon.net
Matthew Thibaut – mthibaut@ciklinlubitz.com
Matthew Linde – malinde@lindelawgroup.com