Advocate Profiles


Sandra Day

Day Law Office

This month, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) is honoring attorney Sandra Day. Sandra is passionate about helping others, in large part due to her own experiences. She remembers her mother needing an attorney when she was in college. She visited one attorney after another and each one said no or wanted a large sum … Read More


Raymond T. McNeal

Family Mediation and Arbitration Services

Raymond T. McNeal received the Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Volunteer Lawyers Project 2013 Richard D. Custureri Pro Bono Award for his dedication to helping the people of Marion County. Ray was born in Ocala, Florida and graduated from Ocala High School in 1964 with High Honors. He received is Bachelor of Arts in Education … Read More


Carlos V. Leach

Morgan & Morgan

Carlos V. Leach of Morgan & Morgan has demonstrated a deep and ongoing commitment to helping residents of Central Florida earn a living wage. In 2009, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida launched an “Income Protection Project” to assist individuals who have had their wages illegally withheld by their employers. The Project focuses on helping residents … Read More


Shimene Shepard-Ryan

The Law Office of Shimene Shepard-Ryan

Shimene Shepard-Ryan has dedicated her time and focus to pro bono service since April 2008. She started her pro bono career by helping Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida’s Volunteer Lawyers Project establish its first bankruptcy legal advice clinic. The model she helped to develop is currently being used by volunteer bankruptcy attorneys in a 12-county … Read More


J.J. Dahl

Dahl Family Law Group

J.J. Dahl is the 2013 recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award, and it is no wonder given the energy and dedication she has shown in serving others. Since accepting her first pro bono case from Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida in June 2010, Dahl has provided full representation to low-income clients, … Read More


Daniel Lee Hightower

The Law Office of Daniel L. Hightower

Daniel Lee Hightower received The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in 2011, but his commitment to pro bono involvement started early in his career. By recognizing the need for low-income individuals to have access to quality legal services, he served on the original Board of Directors for the Marion County Legal Aid Society … Read More


Raven Elizabeth Sword

Livingston, Wolverton & Sword, P.A.

Raven Elizabeth Sword recently joined the Board of Directors of CLSMF but is no stranger to what we do. Even before donating her time as a Board Member, Raven has been actively providing her legal services in a variety of ways. In response to the foreclosure crisis, she volunteered at weekly foreclosure and bankruptcy legal … Read More


Michael Cooper

Law Office of Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper received the 2010 Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for his outstanding service to low-income clients in Ocala and surrounding areas. While Michael has helped many individuals, one case stands out. An elderly woman needed Michael’s help after she co-signed on a loan for her granddaughter’s newly-purchased vehicle. After the vehicle was … Read More


Timothy Allen Moran

The Law Office of Timothy A. Moran

Timothy Allen Moran is a superstar in the pro bono world.  In May 2009, he contacted CLSMF’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, and said he was interested in helping low-income clients facing foreclosure. He was referred to the Housing Unit managing attorney, who provided him with foreclosure defense litigation training. Since he completed his training, he has … Read More

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