Mark NeJame 2017 - 2018 News

Diamond and ruby tiara, in memory of nephew, becomes a fundraising jewel
Angelo Ballestero Jr. had the kind of wild red hair that made you notice him across a room. He had a sweet smile and quirky sense of humor, and even when the Eustis boy developed bone cancer at age 13 — undergoing long rounds of chemotherapy and the partial amputation of his left leg — he had a composure and faith that the adults in his life could only envy....

Pediatric cancer patient to crown homecoming queen with $200K diamond tiara: Proceeds to Benefit Runway to Hope
Lake Highland Preparatory School's homecoming queen is set to be crowned with a tiara that is worth $200,000 and has an even greater sentimental value. The Hope Tiara, as it is known, has been used to raise money for Orlando pediatric cancer charity Runway to Hope. A pediatric cancer patient sponsored by the organization will be the one...

John Morgan, Mark NeJame, Justin Luna selected to national list of influential attorneys
John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan, Mark NeJame of NeJame Law and Justin Luna of Latham, Shuker, Eden & Beaudine have been selected to a national list of notable attorneys. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Law spotlights 100 executives who are having an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the nation...

Florida's new law targeting mug shot websites takes effect soon, but may be hard to enforce.
When a quick Google search can quash one’s hope of obtaining a job or apartment, a new law is designed to help those who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime. The law, which takes effect July 1, bars websites from demanding a fee in exchange for removing an arrest mug shot.

Family sues Orange County jail, nursing staff after inmate's death from police-dog bite (With Video)
The last two years have been hard for Willine Gracia. The 46-year-old mother says she can’t eat or sleep and feels she has become a burden on her family since her son died in 2015 — a death that she says was preventable and never should have happened.

George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks
Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. “People don’t understand you have to follow the law,” juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. “They give directions to the jury, and you follow that.”

Court records: Warrant delay let Christopher Redding bond out of jail
Christopher Redding Jr., the Orange County man who shot a deputy and was killed during the confrontation Tuesday, should have been in jail, according to Orange County court records.

Black dog of depression: RIP, my friend — Central Florida 100
Lawyer Mark E. NeJame shares about a friend who mask symptoms of depression — until it was too late. 100 of Central Florida's most influential people weigh in on current events. Read their thoughts on the biggest stories of the week and see what they think will make headlines next week.

Lawyer of Loyd's ex-girlfriend says she's not threat to society
The lawyer for Markeith Loyd's ex-girlfriend Jameis Slaughter said she is not a threat to society after she bonded out of the Orange County Jail after she bonded out late Tuesday night. The State Attorney's Office agreed to lower Slaughter's bond from $500,000 to $25,000 on Tuesday morning.

Sex Predator Who Won Lottery Settles Lawsuit (With Video)
A convicted sex predator who won a $3 million Florida Lottery jackpot has settled a lawsuit filed by his alleged victims. The plaintiffs' suit against Timothy Poole, 45, was scheduled to go trial this week in Orange County Circuit Court. However, like many other civil cases, the parties were able to reach an agreement days before jury selection was expected to begin.