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Jarred Reiling ’11

Jarred Reiling joined Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A. following two federal judicial clerkships, first with Judge Adalberto Jordan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and then with Judge Beth Bloom of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Prior to his clerkships, Jarred began his legal career as a Presidential Management Fellow, working as Policy Counsel for the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and completing a rotation at the Department of Justice, Office of the Assistant Attorney General.

Jarred graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, from Florida International University College of Law in 2011. While in law school, Jarred served on the Executive Editorial Board of the FIU Law Review; worked in a clinic to help students with disabilities obtain free and appropriate public education; aided victims of violence as a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow; served as President of the Board of Advocates and in the Student Bar Association; and competed in moot court and trial competitions.  Jarred received recognition as the graduate with the highest demonstrated commitment to public interest law, won several awards for oral advocacy, and served in the Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inn of Court.

Jarred currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the FIU College of Law.  He also serves: as President of the FIU Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors; on the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion; on the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association; on the Informed Voters, Fair Judges and JNC Oversight Committees of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers; and on the Dade County Bar Association. Jarred was also a Class IV Fellow of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.  Earlier in his career, Jarred was as an Adjunct Professor at the David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of District of Columbia and served on the Human Rights Committee of the City of Miami Beach.

A native South Floridian, Jarred lives in Fort Lauderdale with his husband Dr. Jesse Carlo and their adorable puppy Jackson.  He is also a CODA (child of deaf adults) and a proud uncle.

Benjamin Rosenberg ’14

Benjamin Rosenberg is an associate in the Startups, Cannabis, and Sports and Entertainment Law groups of Rimon, P.C.  His practice focuses on providing corporate counsel for the Miami start-up community, Mr. Rosenberg works to cultivate relationships with start-up entrepreneurs, investors, and organizations that provide ancillary support and services such as incubators.

Mr. Rosenberg earned his Juris Doctorate from Florida International University College of Law.  During his academic career, Mr. Rosenberg was a member of the Negotiations team.  Mr. Rosenberg was a judicial intern for the Honorable Cecilia Altonaga at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  Mr. Rosenberg also interned at the compliance department for Jackson Health Systems.  Mr. Rosenberg earned a dual degree in Business Management and International Business with a minor in Hospitality from Florida International University.

Additionally, Mr. Rosenberg proudly volunteers his time on the FIU President’s Council, and with HYPE Miami, which is the young leadership division of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Samah Abukhodeir ’13
Vice President

Samah (“Sam”) Abukhodeir was born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida. Following high school, Ms. Abukhodeir moved to Tallahassee, Florida, to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Arabic and Child Development at Florida State University. Ms. Abukhodeir obtained her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s List and earned two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Islamic/Sharia Law and Judicial Externship.

While in law school, Ms. Abukhodeir worked as a Graduate Assistant to Law Professor Cyra Choudhury – recipient of the Santander & Institute for Global Law & Policy Doha Collaborative Research Grant from Harvard Law School – and was a judicial intern for the Honorable Marisa Tinkler Mendez, Circuit Court Judge in the Criminal Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida, and the Honorable Maria M. Korvick, Circuit Court Judge in the Probate Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida. After law school, Ms. Abukhodeir returned to the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida as a staff attorney/case manager for the Honorable Maria M. Korvick, the Administrative Probate Judge.

Ms. Abukhodeir practices in the areas of Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Family Law.  Ms. Abukhodeir is fluent in English and Arabic.

Scheril Murray ’15

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq. is currently employed as a Cannabis and Civil Law Attorney MINARDI LAW. She is also General Counsel for Minorities for Medical Marijuana, General Counsel for Buds 4 Vets and General Counsel for Patience with Patients. She is a graduate of Florida International University College of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar, Dade County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association, and National Bar Association, and was selected by her peers to speak at the FIU Law Commencement Ceremony. She has been selected to present at a number of Cannabis Conferences including the Canna-Ed Conference hosted by the Florida Cannabis Coalition. Scheril is the regular Cannabis Law expert on Cannabis Law Radio every Sunday morning on 850 WFTL Radio in Florida. She presented at the National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists Joint Conference in August 2016 on the topic of: “Exposing the Truth: Getting Access to Audio and Video Evidence in Police Involved Shootings”. Scheril is the Treasurer of the FIU College of Law Alumni Board. While at FIU Law, she was the Charter President of the Palm Beach ABA Student Organization and a member and coach of the Board of Advocates Negotiation Team.

In 2013, Scheril won the FIU Law Intramurals Negotiation Competition, also she and her partner won the ABA Southern Region Negotiation Competition. In 2014, she and her partner came in 2nd place in the Nelson Mandela International Negotiation Competition and she was awarded the distinction of Best Overall Negotiator for her efforts. Scheril served on the Black Law Student Association’s National Board for two years and is passionate about eradicating sex trafficking and other social justice issues such as police brutality. She has interned at the State Attorney’s office in the 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County and for two judges of the 17th Judicial Circuit of Broward County. In the summer of 2014, she served as an Anti-Defamation League Summer Associate. She believes that practicing the law and advocacy for the disadvantaged go hand in hand. She is an activist and has dedicated her time and resources to promoting awareness, access to educational resources, and support for survivors of domestic violence and trafficking. She has a Facebook page called “Police Chronicles” which documents national police interactions with the community. She sits on the board of two non-profit organizations: Project Ship Foundation which guides the youth through the various “ships” of adolescence including “Leadership”, “Citizenship”, “relationship”, “entrepreneurship”, and “sportsmanship”; and Project 360 Degrees, an advocacy organization for survivors of sex trafficking. She mentors Pre-Law and Law School students of diverse backgrounds and has been a speaker at the Black and Hispanic Prelaw Conference, the Diversity Prelaw Conference, and the HBCU Prelaw Summit and Expo. Law is a second career for Scheril. She spent over a decade in the wireless industry working for T-Mobile, USA; T-Mobile, UK; RIM BlackBerry; and MetroPCS as a Customer Retention Strategist and Marketing Interface Manager rolling out training, technical change, cultural change, and process improvement projects Nationwide.

Scheril received her undergraduate Business Management degree from Florida Atlantic University with a minor in Marketing where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and served as the Student Government Senate Speaker for seven campuses. Scheril credits her hard working and strict Jamaican parents James and Judith Hall for her work ethic, tenacity, persistence, and commitment to excellence. She was taught at a young age that we all have a responsibility to each other and must be the example that tears down stereotypes while opening the door for others to follow in your footsteps. She stays motivated by remembering that her son Judah is watching how she lives her values and “walks the talk” in her daily activities. Scheril believes that every test is for a testimony that will glorify God. If He can do all that he has done for me…imagine his plans for you.

Jose Leon ’13, Secretary – Headshot and bio coming soon!