Exceptional FIU Law Alumni Awarded 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida

On November 5, 2016, Joseph Goldberg, ’11, and Amber Kornreich, ’15, were honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida.

Over 300 nominations were submitted for the award, making the 2016 Class of Honorees the most competitive yet.

The award is given to 40 Attorneys in South Florida under the age of 40 years old who excel in the legal field and have a positive impact in the community and strong commitment to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This year, the 40 Under 40 Honorees worked together to raise over $70,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Joe Goldberg is a notable FIU Law Graduate. He served as the President of the FIU Student Bar Association, competed on the Moot Court team, and was a Comments Editor of the FIU Law Review. After graduating cum laude, Goldberg also served as President of the FIU Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Now, Goldberg is a partner at Cole Scott & Kissane, P.A., specializing in the defense of premises liability, automobile negligence and trucking accident cases. Goldberg is married to his wife Susie for nine years and has two sons, ages four and two.

The youngest awardee this year, Amber Kornreich, is a former President of the FIU Law Women’s Law Society, represented FIU Law internationally on the Negotiations Team, and was recognized with the Faculty Recognition Award and Student Bar Association’s Student Service Award. Kornreich practices marital and family law at Kornreich & Associates, works as a Pro Bono advocate in Dependency Court, serves as a Co-Chair of the Mentoring Committee for the Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers, is the Treasury Chair of NextGen for Chapman Partnership empowering the homeless, and is involved with numerous charity and community projects.
Kornreich was recently also awarded the First Family Law American Inn of Court’s Inaugural Rising Star Award.

Goldberg and Kornreich hope that other FIU Law graduates will become inspired to help cure Cystic Fibrosis and will continue to promote FIU Law’s reputation within the Miami legal community.