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Longtime Broward Child Advocate Litigator Anne Alper Joins Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb Children’s Rights Division

March 15th, 2013   No Comments   Advocacy, News & Events

Attorney Anne V. Alper, who has dedicated her 25-year career to protecting the rights of vulnerable individuals, joined the Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky, Abate & Webb Children’s Rights and Foster Care/Disabled Persons Damages Division as an Associate in January 2013.

With her, Ms. Alper brings extensive experience in children’s rights litigation and litigation management, and will continue to handle similar cases on behalf of the Firm.

In private practice for 15 years, she handled family law-related cases involving child advocacy, and was frequently called upon to serve as a Guardian Ad Litem and special magistrate. During that time, she incorporated into her firm the practice of insurance defense litigation, and also performed legal work involving administrative law, employment disputes and contractual obligations.

Early in her career, Ms. Alper spent nearly 10 years as an Assistant State Attorney, handling a high volume of litigation and supervising other attorneys in the area of child abuse and sexual abuse, as well as other crimes. She handled all aspects of investigation and litigation of cases, and successfully conducted numerous jury trials. In addition, she taught seminars on evidence, litigation and preparation, as well as educated community members—including police officers and other law enforcement personnel—about how to properly recognize a victim’s behavior.

Ms. Alper, who briefly served as Supervising Counsel for the Broward County Office of the Guardian Ad Litem, is a recipient of the Florida Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Award for the 17th Judicial Circuit. For her advocacy on behalf of at-risk youth, the Broward County School Board bestowed her with its Mentor Award.

She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1987, where she graduated with honors and received a Book Award in Contracts. During her final year of law school, she taught dispute resolution and arbitration and resolution techniques to law students and served as part-time host and producer of “LegalVision,” a show that profiled local politicians and legal issues.

She also holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and the University of Florida, respectively.

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