Work Experience:

  • Practicing since 1974 primarily in the areas of Divorce, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
  • State Attorney’s Office, Dade County, Florida
  • Courshon & Berk, P.A. of counsel
  • Hearings Officer, Dade County Code Enforcement
  • Panalist American Arbitration Association complex
  • Construction arbitration
  • Private practice in Dade and Broward and Palm Beach Counties primarily in Divorce, Bankruptcy, Construction and Personal Injury
  • Certified Circuit & Family Court Mediator – Arbitrator

Professional Licenses:

  • Florida Bar, 1974
  • Federal Trial and Bankruptcy Bar, New York
Education Highights

  • University of Miami, School of Law, J.D. 1974
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison B.A. 1971
  • Universidad de Valencia, Spain 1970
  • American Arbitration Association certification program for Circuit Court Mediator and Arbitrator 1989
  • Florida Bar certification for mobile home and insurance mediation
American Arbitration Association
Certified Mediator
Certified Arbitrator
1986 – 1998
Metropolitan Dade County
Hearings Officer
Consumer Protection
Building and Zoning
Code Enforcement Boards
1981  Present Private Practice
Family Law,Real Property Litigation,Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, Elder Law, Personal Injury, Dissolution of Marriage, Real Estate Closings and Bankruptcy
1979-1981 Courshon and Berk, P.A., Miami, FL
Of Council
Civil Litigation, Creditor and Real Estate Litigation
1976-1978 Dade County State Attorney’s Office, Miami, FL
Consumer Frauds Division, General Felony Division
1974-1976 Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., Miami, FL
Manager of Wynwood Office
1/06/89 Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Completion Arbitration Program
1989 1989 American Arbitration Association
11th Judicial Circuit Court Training
1974 1974 University of Miami, School of Law
Coral Gables, Florida
Juris Doctorate
1971 University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts
1970 University of Valencia
Valencia, Spain
Spanish Language and Culture
AFFILIATIONS: Member Florida Bar since 1974
Member United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Member Trial Bar since 1983