Adriana Lopez - President

Adriana Lopez is an Assistant State Attorney with the 15th Judicial Circuit.  She currently works in the Organized Crime Unit of the State Attorney’s Office with an emphasis on Violent Crimes, Racketeering, Drug Trafficking, and Medical drug trafficking cases. She is a seasoned trial litigator with over 100 jury trials carried to verdict.  She is a graduate of the Florida read more

Victoria Mesa-Estrada - President-Elect

Victoria Mesa-Estrada is a solo practitioner at her law firm Mesa-Estrada Law, P.A. Victoria has successfully handed major class actions on behalf of over 1,000 migrant and domestic workers for violations of federal and state employment laws. A native of Colombia, Victoria immigrated to the U.S. in 1992. She graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2008, and read more

Jacqueline Delgado - Corresponding Secretary

Jacqueline Delgado is the Founder and Managing Partner at Delgado Law Group, focusing in the area of Immigration Law. Ms. Delgado has vast experience representing businesses and investors in their applications for EB-5 green cards, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O, and P visas. Further, she has served as In-House Counsel for Butler Search Group which specializes in hospitality recruitment of J-1 read more

Curtis Alva - Board Member

Curtis Alva has been a corporate and commercial litigator for 30 years. Curtis has broad experience in complex litigation. He defends company directors and officers, limited partnership managers, trustees, partners and other individuals with fiduciary duties, and represents certain substantial shareholders. Prior to opening his own firm, Curtis worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Holland & Knight; Gunster, read more

Olga Patterson - Paralegal Member

Olga Patterson was born and grew up in Miami, Florida and moved to Stuart, Florida in 2005. She is married to a retired Firefighter-Paramedic. She has four children and is a grandmother to seven. Paralegal Board Member, Olga Patterson, has been a member of the Hispanic Bar Association for the last four years. She is employed with Searcy Denney Scarola read more

Nelson Baez

Nelson E. Baez, Esq. - Immediate Past President

In July of 2013 Nelson E. Baez joined the Law Firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. His practice is focused on obtaining just compensation for clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Nelson represents clients for injuries suffered as a result of motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, negligent security, slip and falls, products liability read more

Kelsey C. Burke - Recording Secretary

Kelsey C. Burke is an Attorney at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. She is fluent in Spanish and represents clients in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, auto negligence, premises liability and defective products. Ms. Burke was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and arrived in the United States at the age of 10 years old. She earned read more

Christa McCann

Christa L. McCann - Past President

Christa McCann is an attorney with the firm of Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin, where she handles personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the state of Florida, including claims on behalf of victims of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home negligence, and any other situation in which someone is injured—catastrophically or otherwise—by the negligent read more

Adelina Ruiz Baez, Esq - Board Member

Adelina Ruiz Baez, managing partner at the Law Offices of Adelina Ruiz, P.A., focuses her practice primarily on corporate law, business law, landlord/tenant law and commercial litigation. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Herbert H. Lehman College, City University of New York, and earned her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Adelina was born in the read more

Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Assn.

800 Village Square Crossing
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: (561) 342-1043