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Marc Consalo

Marc Anthony Consalo

, L.L.M with Distinction, J.D. with Honors, B.A. Summa Cum Laude
Lecturer
Legal Studies

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Biography

Curriculum Vitae:

Marc Anthony Consalo, J.D.

 

EDUCATION:


Stetson College of Law L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy with Distinction (December 2016)

University of Florida College of Law J.D. with Honors (May 1999)

Rollins College B.A. Summa Cum Laude (May 1996) Major: Psychology/ Minor: Organizational Communication

 

EMPLOYMENT  (TEACHING  RELATED)

 Spring 2014 to present

             University of Central Florida, Orlando

             Lecturer in Legal Studies Department

             -Taught Classes entitled Foundations of Law; Criminal Law, Domestic Law, Professional Responsibility; Legal Research; Legal Writing; Civil Procedure; Criminal Procedure; Advanced Trial Advocacy

 

Fall 2014 to present

             University of Central Florida, Orlando

             Faculty Advisor for Trial Team Program

             -Supervise program involving students traveling and competing in the American Mock Trial Association

             -Tournament Director for the American Mock Trial Association South Eastern Regional Tournament

           

 Fall 2013

             University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

             Adjunct Professor in Legal Studies Department

             -Taught Class entitled Trial Advocacy which educates students as to the elements of a trial.  Topics include jury selection, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, and closing arguments.  Students are tested by presenting mock segments of trials to perfect their oral abilities, organizational skills, as well as critical thinking.

             -Taught using Trial Techniques by Mauet.

             -Utilized Guest Speakers including judge and attorneys.

             -Created every quiz and test question, no exam banks were used.

 

Fall 2013

             Strayer University, Maitland, Florida

             Adjunct Professor in Legal Studies Department

             -Taught Class entitled White Collar Crime which is a 200 level legal studies class providing a comprehensive study of economic crime.  Topics covered in class include corporate crime, employee theft, local and federal government fraud, and tax evasion.

            -Taught using Trusted criminals: White collar crime in contemporary society by Friedrichs; Executive roadmap to fraud prevention and internal control: Creating a culture of compliance by Biegelman; Antecedents of white collar crime in organizations: A literature review by Bashir; What's your fraud IQ?   http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/Issues/2011/Aug/20113924.htm by McNeal; Edwards verdict is another big loss for DOJ's public integrity section: Will he be retried? www.abajournal.com/news/article/edwards_verdict_is_another_big_loss_for_dojs_public_integrity_section/.

            -Utilized guest speakers including judge, law enforcement, attorneys as well as YouTube presentations.

 

2007 to present

             Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

             Adjunct Professor in Psychology Department

             -Taught Class entitled Psychology and Law which focuses on the interaction of psychiatry and psychology in the legal field.  Topics covered in the class focused on civil competency for testamentary documents, psychological accommodations for work and education, guardian ad litem work in divorce and dependency cases, alternative dispute resolution, parenting evaluations in divorce and paternity cases, victim awareness in criminal cases, competency and sanity evaluations for defendants, psychological mitigation in sentencing, special issues regarding children witnesses, difficulties facing police psychologist, the role of prison psychologist, and the use of lie detector tests and hypnotism in evidence.

             -Taught using The Handbook of Forensic Psychology by Weiner and Hess; and "Guidelines for Child Custody Evaluations in Divorce Proceedings" American Psychologist July 1994 Vol. 49, No. 7 677-680 [http://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/child-custody.pdf]

             - Created every quiz and test question, no exam banks were used.

             - Utilized guest speakers, including certified mediators, law enforcement victim advocates, local psychologists and psychiatrists.

             - Facilitated courtroom observation with the 9th Judicial Circuit.

 

Spring 1999

              University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

              Teaching Assistant for Appellate Advocacy

                -Assisted Professor Henry Wihnyk in teaching first year law students Appellate Advocacy including leading small groups, grading briefs, and judging mock oral arguments.

 

Fall 1998

               University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

               Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing

               -Assisted Professor Henry Wihnyk in teaching first year law students Legal Research and Writing including leading small groups demonstrating research techniques and grading research papers.

 

1993-1996

             Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida

             Teaching Assistant/Writing Consultant for Rollins College Writing Center

              -Acted as a peer consultant for students writing papers on a variety of topics, proof read for errors, and provided guidance on structure, coherence, and clarity of thought.

    

EMPLOYMENT (LAW RELATED)

2010 to Present

             The Consalo Law Firm, PA, Orlando, Florida

             Criminal Defense and Family Law Trial Attorney,

             - Handled cases in State and Federal Court.

             - Handled cases in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties.

             - Handled cases ranging from traffic citations to serious felonies including Sexual Batteries, Murders, Drug Offenses, and Thefts Charges.

             -Handled Family Law Cases involving Divorce, Paternity, Child Support, and Domestic Violence Injunctions.

             -Conducted numerous jury trials, bench trials, motions, and depositions.

             -Wrote briefs to 5th DCA.

 

2003 to 2010

             Partner of Dicembre, Nace, and Consalo, Attorneys at Law, Orlando, Florida f.k.a Nace and Consalo Attorneys at Law, Orlando, Florida

            Criminal Defense and Family Law Trial Attorney,

            - Handled cases in State and Federal Court.

            - Handled cases in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties.

            - Handled cases ranging from traffic citations to serious felonies including Sexual Batteries, Murders, Drug Offenses, and Thefts Charges.

            -Handled Family Law Cases involving Divorce, Paternity, Child Support, and Domestic Violence Injunctions.

            -Conducted numerous jury trials, bench trials, motions, and depositions.

            -Wrote briefs to 5th DCA.

            -Managing Partner running day to day business of small law firm.

 

2001 to 2003

            State Attorney's Office, 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando, Florida

            Assistant State Attorney for Juvenile, Felony, and Sex Crimes

            -Handled cases as a prosecutor in the juvenile delinquency division before the Honorable Jose Rodriguez including misdemeanors, felonies, and violations of probations, conducted trials and motions, and attended depositions.

            -Handled cases as a prosecutor before the Honorable Frederick Lauten including felonies and violations of probation conducted trials and motions, and attended depositions.

            -Handled cases before the Honorable Stan Strickland, Richard Conrad, and Lisa Munyon including all sex crimes, conducted trials and motions, and attended depositions, interviewed child witnesses in intake level for cases.

 

1999 to 2001

            Law Firm of Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser, and Sutcliffe, Orlando, Florida

            Attorney

            -Handled cases as an Associate for a worker's compensation defense firm, conducted administrative hearing, attended depositions and mediations, wrote briefs and performed oral argument before 1st DCA.

 

1999

            State Attorney's Office, Eighth Judicial Circuit, Gainesville, Florida

            Certified Legal Intern

            -Handled misdemeanor traffic cases through the certified legal intern program sponsored by the University Of Florida College Of Law.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

            -Elizabeth Susan Khoury Guardian Ad Litem Award of Excellence (2016)

            -MARTINDALE HUBBELL RATING, AV Rated Preeminent (2013 - present)

            -Orlando's Top Lawyers Orlando Life (July 2013)

            -Outstanding Pro Bono Services Award Winner (2005, 2006, 2009): awarded to Guardian Ad Litem's in Orange County for service to children in the dependency court system.

             -Justice Campbell Thornal Moot Court Board (1998-1999)

                        -Final Four Competitor (Spring 1998)

                        -Vice Chair For Intramurals (Spring 1999)

             -Phi Delta Phi Honor Society (1998-1999)

             -Hamilton Holt Award (1996) - awarded to outstanding Rollins College graduate for service and academics to the College community.

               -Award For College Senior With Highest G.P.A. in Organizational Communications (1996)

               -Sydney Sullivan Scholarship Award Winner (1995) - granted to student with commitment to service in the local community.

               -Court TV:  Featured on In Session Court TV for case of State of Florida vs. Tommy Carlton 2009-CF-1877 (Osceola County, Florida)

 

VOLUNTEER WORK AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

            -Trial Team Program:  coordinated volunteer program with Trial Team students where a mock trial based on the Harry Potter Books is performed for Elementary School Students

                        -Hillcrest Elementary School (Fall 2014)

                        -Audubon Elementary School (Spring 2015)

            -Florida Bar Grievance Committee Member (July 2012-July 2015)

                        -Vice Chair 2014

                        -Chair 2015

               -Florida Bar Traffic Rules Committee (2013-2016)

               -Orange County Bar Association (2009-present)

                        -Criminal Law Committee Chair (2010-2012)

                        -Family Law Committee Chair (2014-2015)

            -City of Orlando Citizen's Police Review Board

                        -Board Member (2007-present)

                        -Chair (2009-2011)

                        -Vice Chair (2008-2009)

             -Guardian Ad Litem Program (1999-present)

 

BARS ADMIITED TO PRACTICE:

            -Florida Bar admitted (September 1999)

            -The United States of America Middle District of Florida (July 2008)

            -Orange County Bar Association

 

GUEST LECTURING AND INSTRUCTION

Fall 2013

            University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

            Moot Court Team Coach

            -Assisted Dr. Cynthia Schmidt in preparing the UCF Moot Court team for the South Atlantic Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament.  Lectured on 4th Amendment and Article II of the United States Constitution issues as they related to case problem. Helped small groups with tutoring regarding presentation skills as well as understanding and applying case law to the instant case.

 

Summer 2013

             -UCF Guest Judge - acted as guest judge for Dr. Cynthia Schmidt's Legal Studies class.  Judged students oral arguments for legal class.

 

Spring 2013

            -UCF Trial Advocacy Coach - acted as a coach for Dr. David Slaughter's Legal Studies class.  Assisted with a group of students performing a mock trial at Barry Law School.

 

Spring 2013

            -UCF Guest Judge - acted as guest judge for Dr. Cynthia Schmidt's Legal Studies class.  Judged students oral arguments for legal class.

 

Spring 2013

             -UCF Guest Lecturer - acted as guest speaker for Professor Brett Metlzer Legal Studies class.  Lectured on relevant topics on being an attorney, the rigors of Law School and passing the Bar.

 

Fall 2012

            University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

             Moot Court Team Coach

             -Assisted Dr. Cynthia Schmidt in preparing the UCF Moot Court team for the South Atlantic Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Qualifying Tournament.  Lectured on 14th Amendment and 1st Amendment issues as they related to case problem. Helped small groups with tutoring regarding presentation skills as well as understanding and applying case law to the instant case.

 

 Summer 2012

             -Orange County Bar Criminal Law Mediator For County Court Judge's Debate - acted as the mediator for a debate between the four Orange County Court Judge Candidates for the 9th judicial circuit held at the Orange County Bar Headquarters for CLE credit.   

 

 Summer 2012

            -Orange County Bar Family Law Mediator For Circuit Court Judge's Debate - acted as the mediator for a debate between the nine circuit court judge candidates for the 9th judicial circuit held at the Orange County Bar Headquarters for CLE credit.

 

2011, 2012    

             -UCF Externship Program - acted as mentor for one week for a UCF legal studies intern to have shadow for court, depositions and jail visits.

 

Spring 2012

               -UCF Guest Lecturer - acted as guest speaker for Professor Brett Metlzer Legal Studies class.  Lectured on relevant topics on being an attorney, the rigors of Law School and passing the Bar.

 

Fall 2011

              -UCF Guest Lecturer - acted as guest speaker for Professor Heather Higbee's Legal Studies class.  Lectured on relevant topics in Criminal Law as well as provided experience in being a criminal defense attorney.

 

Fall 2011

              -UCF Guest Lecturer - acted as guest speaker for Professor Cindy Schmidt's Legal Studies class.  Lectured on relevant topics in Family Law as well as provided experience in being a family law solo attorney.

 

2009, 2010

             -Boone High School Mock Trial Judge - helped the Boone High School Mock Trial Team prepare for the competition by acting as a guest practice judge.

 

2009

            -Boone High School Guest Lecturer - acted as a guest speaker for the Law Magnet Program sharing experiences of a lawyer to high school students interested in studying law.

 

2009

             -Orange County Bar Family Law Major Seminar Speaker (CLE) - spoke for approximately one hour during the Family Law Bar's annual major seminar teaching other attorneys about the interaction of divorce case and domestic violence injunction cases.

 

2009

             -Hillcrest Elementary School - portrayed role of attorney representing the Big Bad Wolf who was suing the three bears to teach elementary students the ins and outs of a trial.

 

PUBLICATIONS


             -"The Same Sex Marriage Debate For Dummies: A Breakdown Of The Twenty-First Century's First Civil Rights Movement." Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law Child and Family Law Journal. Vol. 3 No. 5 Fall 2015.

             -Consalo, Marc. (2015). "The Federal Minimum Wage Debate:  An exercise in futility?"  In Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society.  ABC-CLIO, 2015. Ant. Spring 2015.

             -Foundations of Law by Pyle and Bast; "Chapter 13 Family Law" 6th Edition Delmar Cengage Learning (2015)

             -Orange County Bar Briefs May 2014 Issue "ORANGE COUNTY FAMILY LAW MAGISTRATES; THE BEST UNUSED TOOL OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT."

            -Orange County Bar Briefs March 2013 Issue "THE ROMEO AND JULIET STATUTE: WOULD A SEX OFFENDER BY ANY OTHER NAME SMELL AS BAD."

           -Orange County Bar Briefs January 2013 Issue "UCF LEGAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT HOSTS REGIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION: LOCAL TEAM GETS BID TO NATIONALS."

 

Credentials

  • L.L.M with Distinction, Trial Advocacy, Stetson College of Law
  • J.D. with Honors, Law, University of Florida
  • B.A. Summa Cum Laude, Psychology/Communications, Rollins College
  • Research

    Criminal Law (Romeo and Juliet Statute)

    Domestic Law

    Mental Health Law

    Trial Advocacy

    Courses

    • PLA 3306-0055: Criminal Law
    • PLA 4806-0055: Domestic Relations Law
    • PLA 30122-005: Law and the Legal System
    • PLA 4910-0002: Trial Advocacy
    • PLA 4266-0001: Advanced Trial Advocacy
    • PLA 3108-0055: Legal Writing
    • PLA 3309-0055: Criminal ProcedureLearn more about this course.

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