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David McLeod
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

200 W Academy St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501, USA


David McLeod is the founder of McLeod Firm, P.C., in Gainesville, Georgia and since the creation of the firm has provided excellent legal services to diverse clients. Mr. McLeod has been consulted in the areas of business law, family law, criminal law, and civil litigation and has many returning clients who attest to his legal expertise. During the course of his career, Mr. McLeod has tried and won over 60 jury trials, conducted hundreds of motion hearings before judges, and won appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. McLeod’s focus is always on obtaining the best possible legal result for his clients. Prior to the founding of McLeod Firm, P.C., David McLeod was a partner in the firm of Robbins & McLeod in Gainesville, Georgia. During this time, Mr. McLeod served as lead counsel in complex litigation matters, providing expert counsel and advice to clients. He also managed the firm’s support staff and coordinated interactions with judges, opposing attorneys, and an array of witnesses and stakeholders. Preceding his tenure at Robbins & McLeod, Mr. McLeod was an attorney at The Nodvin Firm in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked in the area of commercial litigation. He managed all aspects of client legal issues from conducting research and drafting pleadings to conducting hearings and trials. He was recognized for his outstanding performance as sole counsel representing corporate clients. Mr. McLeod’s career began as an Assistant District Attorney. In that capacity, Mr. McLeod was promoted from general litigation to head the prosecution of all crimes against children cases and to serve as the District Attorney’s official liaison with the local Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) and law enforcement. He achieved a 100% winning record of prosecuting molestation and abuse cases. He dramatically enhanced the county’s record of success in prosecuting child abuse perpetrators and spearheaded a procedural overhaul which streamlined the management of child abuse cases. Mr. McLeod was awarded a commendation from the Director of DFCS. Above all, Mr. McLeod learned toughness and aggressiveness on behalf of his clients in difficult and emotionally charged situations. Mr. McLeod holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy Degree from Georgia State University. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Clifford Meirowitz
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

450 7th Ave, STE 1908, New York, NY 10123


Clifford A. Meirowitz was chair of the New York County Lawyer?s Association pro bono Elder Law Project and the past chair of the New York County Lawyer's Association Elder Law Committee. Mr. Meirowitz is an adjunct assistant professor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies where he teaches a course in Trusts and Estates and the NYU Wagner School of Lifelong Learning where he teaches an Elder Law class. Mr. Meirowitz is a mentor attorney to the New York Law School Elder Law Clinic. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the New York State Bar Association?s Elder Law Section, where he was a member of the Executive Committee and past vice chair of the subcommittee, Persons Under Disability, and was a past member of the New York City Bar?s Committee on Legal Problems of the Aging. He was named as a 2009 New York Superlawyer. Mr. Meirowitz was appointed in 2004 by the Chief Judge of New York State to serve on the Commission on Fiduciary Appointments. Mr. Meirowitz is a founding member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital's Planned Giving Advisory Council. Mr. Meirowitz testified before the New York City Council Joint Committees on Aging and Health regarding resources available to seniors in New York City. He has chaired and / or presented at various Continuing Legal Education classes for the New York County Lawyers? Association, New York State Bar Association and the City Bar. He has received numerous appointments as court evaluator, guardian and attorney for the alleged incapacitated person in Guardianship proceedings and appointments as Guardian Ad Litem in Surrogate?s Court proceedings.

Emmanuel Miguelez
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

220 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134, USA


Emmanuel Miguelez is an estate planning, probate, guardianship law and personal injury attorney who works with individuals and families in the greater Miami area. No stranger to the courtroom, Mr. Miguelez relies on significant litigation experience to provide insightful, detailed and personalized advice in all areas of his practice. Clients trust his deep knowledge of the law and appreciate his caring and tireless approach to addressing their legal needs. Mr. Miguelez focuses on seeing the issues from his clients point of view, and he seeks to address each clients needs as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

Michael Monteforte Jr.
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

400 TradeCenter, Suite 6890, Woburn, MA 01801


I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and am part of the Practice Development and Practice Management Section. Several times per year I attend the Medicare and Elder Law updates put on by the Foundation for Continuing Education and hold their Certificate in Trust & Estate Planning.

Jonette Montgomery
Charter Member
Estate Planning Law

502 W. Grangeville Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230


Jonette M. Montgomery came to Dias Law Firm, Inc. in 2006 having received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from California State University at Fresno where she graduated Cum Laude in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate degree from San Joaquin College of Law in 2003. Mrs. Montgomery has gone on to become a shareholder in Dias Law Firm, Inc and practices law in the counties of Kings, Tulare and Fresno, where she specializes in business law, civil law, estate planning, probate and trusts, real estate law, family law and juvenile dependency law. As well as being an active member of the Kings County Bar Association and a member of Tulare-Kings County Estate Planning Council, Jonette has been a member of the Parent Advisory Committee for the Pioneer Union Elementary School District and is an honorary member of the Kings Guild of Children’s Hospital of Central California.