Manatee County Bar Young Lawyers Division

Manatee County Young Lawyers Division

The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is comprised of attorneys practicing in a variety of areas of law throughout Manatee County. All members of the MCBA in good standing who are either (a) under the age of 40, or (b) within their first 5 years of practicing law, are automatically members of the Division for that fiscal year. No additional registration or payment of dues shall be required for such membership in the Division to be effective. As a new lawyer, the YLD is a valuable resource because it offers an opportunity for building relationships, Pro Bono service, and professional growth. Whether you choose to attend a luncheon, volunteer for a charitable project, or join the Board of Directors, the YLD is the gateway to enhance your career. We look forward to meeting you at the next event!

Purpose The purposes of the Division are:

  • To orient young and recently admitted lawyers to their responsibilities as members of the Manatee County Bar Association, Inc.
  • To promote professionalism, cooperation and understanding amongst young and recently admitted members of the MCBA;
  • To promote interest and participation in the MCBA;
  • To promote continuing legal education and professional development;
  • To provide opportunities for social activities, pro bono activities, and participation in projects for the betterment of the MCBA, the Bench, the legal community, or the community in general.

Meeting Time and Location The YLD Board typically meets for lunch the second Wednesday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Manatee County Courthouse. Please RSVP (luncheons only) to Graceann Frederico, Executive Director. The YLD offers several events a year for young lawyers. Past events include Java with the Judges which provided an opportunity for young lawyers to enjoy breakfast with the Judges in an informal setting, baseball outings, and beach parties. Pro Bono Projects such as Wills for Heroes where young lawyers partnered with Estate and Probate attorneys to draft wills for our Veterans, Police, Officers and first responders.



Aaron B. Crittenden, Esq.

Aaron B. Crittenden
Harllee & Bald, P.A.
202 Old Main St.
Bradenton, FL 34205,
(941) 744-5557

Melissa Casanueva, Esq

Melissa Casanueva, Esq
Porges, Hamlin
Knowles& Hawk, P.A.
1205 Manatee Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-3770

Alexandra Nicodemi

Alexandra Nicodemi
Manatee County Attorney’s Office
1112 Manatee Ave
Bradenton, FL 34205,
(941) 745-3750

Grace Reeves

Grace Reeves
Legler, Flynn, Murphy & Battaglia
2027 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-5599

Ann K. Breitinger, Esq.

Ann K. Breitinger, Esq. 
Blalock Walters, P.A.
802 11th St.
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-0100

Sierra A. Butler, Esq

Sierra A. Butler, Esq. 
Butler Elder Law, a member of Ferrari & Butler, PLLC
435 – 12th St. W., Ste. 215
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 254-6611

Amanda C. Tullidge, Esq.

Amanda C. Tullidge, Esq.
Blalock Walters, P.A.
802 11th St
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-0100

Jamie C. Worley

Jamie C Worley
Worley Elder Law, PLLC.
4916 26th St. W #152
W. Bradenton, FL 34207
(941) 448-1302

Dustin S. Wagner, Esq.

Dustin S. Wagner, Esq.
Lutz, Bobo & Telfair, P.A.
Two N. Tamiami Tr., Ste. 500
Sarasota, FL 34236
(941) 951-1800

Gregory S. DeMeuse, Esq.

Gregory S. DeMeuse, Esq.
Blalock Walters, PA
802 11th St W
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 748-0100

Katherine M. Fall, Esq.

Katherine M. Fall, Esq.
Boyer & Boyer, P.A.
46 N Washington Blvd Ste 21
Sarasota, FL 34236-5967
(941) 365-2304

M. Brandon Robinson, Esq

M. Brandon Robinson, Esq
Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout, Perron,
3119 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 741-8224

James M. Horne, Jr., Imm.
Past President:

James M. Horne, Jr., Imm. 
Kallins Little Delgado, P.A.
433 8th Ave.
Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 749-1446

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Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

By the Numbers

  • Number of Events


  • Number of CLEs


  • Funds Raised

    $USD 20,000.00

  • Pro Bono Hours