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.


David A. Weintraub

7805 SW 6th Ct
Plantation, FL 33324-3203
Office: 954-693-7577
Fax: 954-693-7578
Email: daw@stockbrokerlitigation.com


Ellen L. Cheek

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.
1302 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33605-5230
Office: 813-232-1343 x121
Fax: 813-248-9922
Email:  echeek@bals.org


Cynthia J. Arevalo-Bialy – info@arevalolaw.com
Ada Aviles-Yaeger – ada@adafloridalaw.com
Marilyn (Lynn) Belo – lynn@mcbelolaw.com
Karen Campbell – karen@campbelllawgroup.org
Patricia E. Cowart – patricia.cowart@wellsfargoadvisors.com
Edmund Gegan – edmund.gegan@geganoffice.com
Scott Ilgenfritz – scotti@jpfirm.com
Lizzie Johnson – lizziej@clsmf.org
Cathy Lerman – clerman@lermanfirm.com
Jared Loucel – loucellaw@gmail.com
Glenn M. Mednick – gmednick@mednicklawgroup.com
Jason Neufeld – jneufeld@nkplaw.com
Katina Pantazis – katinap@lawkppa.com
K. Ashley Roof – aroof@kirsonfuller.com
Alex Sabo – asabo@bressler.com
Ivory Simpson – ivory.simpson@jpslegal.com
Jeremy Soffler – jsoffler@gmail.com
Matthew Thibaut – mthibaut@ciklinlubitz.com