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About Us

About Brevard County Legal Aid

Currently in Rockledge, Florida, BCLA was established in 1970 by the Brevard County Bar Association. Since then, we have grown to include a network of over 400 attorneys who volunteer their time to help low-income persons achieve meaningful access to the civil court system.

BCLA attorneys provide legal services on a range of issues including; family law, foreclosures, domestic violence, guardianship, consumer cases, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant cases.

For more information regarding your particular legal issues Contact Us.

Our Mission

We are committed to improving the quality of legal aid and assistance to protect personal safety, establish family stability, and ensure equal access to justice for low income and disadvantaged persons in Brevard County. We are a non-profit (501-C3) agency serving Brevard County since 1970.

The BCLA Team

Program Staff

Robert L. Johnson, Jr.

Robert L. Johnson, Jr.

Executive Director

Ashley M. Ferrell

Ashley M. Ferrell

Staff Attorney

Lydia Stoddart

Lydia Stoddart

Paralegal

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Director, Finance & Operations

Lia Allawas

Lia Allawas

Staff Attorney

Marlana Scholtens

Marlana Scholtens

Paralegal

Valeta Cameron

Valeta Cameron

Staff Attorney

Amanda R. Wilhelm

Amanda R. Wilhelm

Staff Attorney

Sandi Anderson

Sandi Anderson

Domestic Violence Paralegal

Debra A. Clarke

Debra A. Clarke

Staff Attorney

Sherri MacFarlane

Sherri MacFarlane

Paralegal

Patricia East

Patricia East

Receptionist

Executive Committee

Pierre Mommers

Pierre Mommers

President

Richard Shuster

Richard Shuster

Treasurer

Tim Walters

Tim Walters

Member-at-Large

Janet C. Rooks

Janet C. Rooks

Vice President

Janis Rubin-Telles

Janis Rubin-Telles

Secretary

Members

Audrey S. Wanich

Audrey S. Wanich

Member

Jay Thakkar

Jay Thakkar

Member

David L. Wildman

David L. Wildman

Member

Mitch Evander

Mitch Evander

Member

Lori Sutherland

Lori Sutherland

Member

Mary Lu Tombleson

Mary Lu Tombleson

Member

Matthew Scott Ballou

Matthew Scott Ballou

Member

Margaret Wagner

Margaret Wagner

Member

Key Funders