DCW Attorney Michelle DeLong Receives FJA 2019 Rising Star Award
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (October 2, 2019) – Domnick Cunningham & Whalen (DCW) attorney Michelle DeLong is the 2019 recipient of the Florida Justice Association (FJA) Rising Star Award. This award highlights individuals who show exemplary promise as a future leader of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). The awards ceremony took place during the FJA Masters of Justice Convention Founders Award Luncheon hosted at The Four Seasons in Orlando, Florida on September 26, 2019.
The Rising Star award is presented to an individual who is committed to developing legal, legislative and civic responsibility in themselves and others; whose work reflects a strong emphasis on defending the civil justice system. Ms. DeLong earned this award because she displays these qualities which serve as the foundation of a great leader and a great litigator. In the two short years since Ms. DeLong became an active member of the FJA, she has proven her commitment not just to the association but to the consumers of Florida. She currently serves as Chair of the FJA Women’s Caucus and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Ms. DeLong is the 2019 recipient of the FJA Shoe Leather Award, presented in recognition of outstanding legislative service, and is Vice-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee. She also served as Co-Chair of the Advanced Trial Skills Seminar for the 2019 Annual Convention where she worked diligently to develop a diverse program that appealed to both young lawyers and seasoned litigators.
The Florida Justice Association is a statewide organization representing plaintiff attorneys whose mission is to strengthen and uphold the civil justice system and protect the rights of Florida’s citizens and consumers.