The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association is honored to announce that Florida Bar President Ramón Abadin appointed Cynthia Johnson-Stacks as the Chair of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education. The Board of Legal Specialization and Education is a 17-member board that oversees the Bar's board certification program, continuing legal education accreditation and compliance.
Cynthia Johnson-Stacks is a Founding Member and Past President of the Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association, currently known as the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association. She is a leader in the legal community serving on judicial nominating commissions responsible for recommending lawyers to serve on the federal and state trial benches and the state appellate bench. Cynthia Johnson-Stacks has been appointed by Florida’s United States Senators to serve on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Committee, Southern District Conference.
Currently, she serves as the Section Chief of the Social Services and Public Health Trust section of the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office. She has experience in many areas, including public transportation, municipal finance, incorporation of new municipalities and annexation of unincorporated areas to existing municipalities, tort liability defense, intergovernmental agreements between municipalities and the County, and ad valorem taxation. She has served as legal advisor to the Mayor’s Office and has advised Charter Review Task Forces, the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and various county boards.
She is board certified in city, county and local government law. Cynthia Johnson-Stacks has been recognized by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County and Local Government Law since 1998. She is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. She was selected by the President of the Florida Bar to serve as a member of the City, County and Local Government Certification Committee, which reviews applications of lawyers for board certification, conducts peer review, and writes and grades examinations for board certification in the local government practice area. And, she is recognized as a Florida Legal Elite Top Government Attorney.
Cynthia Johnson-Stacks is a proven leader in the legal community exemplifying professionalism, integrity, and excellence. The Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association congratulates Founding Member and Past President Cynthia Johnson-Stacks on her appointment.