Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/19/2018 -- Lawyers of Distinction proudly welcomes two of our newest Members in April 2018, which includes a member of the New York Judiciary and a Law Professor.
We welcome the addition of The Honorable Frank N. Schellace, a New York State Supreme Court Judge and Special Referee in the Commercial Division. Judge Schellace, who as a private attorney focused his practice on consumer protection law, is a 1979 graduate of Hofstra School of Law. We recognize and applaud Judge Schellace for all of his years of public service.
We also welcome the addition of David Haas, Esq., of Haas Law, PLLC. Mr. Haas has dedicated his legal career to public service. He was an Assistant State Attorney in Florida, before accepting a position at the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Middle District of Florida. As a U.S. Attorney he has worked in the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). Professor Haas who is obviously an immensely skilled litigator also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida.
We are so proud to include these fine gentlemen amongst our distinguished roster which is 3,000 lawyers strong and growing. Thank you both for your public service.
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