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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 Ferrell

Ashley Ferrell

Staff Attorney

Sherri MacFarlane

Sherri MacFarlane

Paralegal

Pamela Bress

Pamela Bress

Senior Staff Attorney

Lia Allawas

Lia Allawas

Staff Attorney

Angelica Brown

Angelica Brown

Paralegal

Valeta Cameron

Valeta Cameron

Staff Attorney

Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Director, Finance & Operations

Hannah Mitchell

Hannah Mitchell

Paralegal

Debra Clarke

Debra Clarke

Staff Attorney

Sandi Anderson

Sandi Anderson

Pro Bono Coordinator

Patricia East

Patricia East

Receptionist

Executive Committee

Pierre Mommers

Pierre Mommers

President

Tim Walters

Tim Walters

Member-at-Large

Janet C. Rooks

Janet C. Rooks

Vice President

Janis Rubin-Telles

Janis Rubin-Telles

Secretary

Susan L. Christmas

Susan L. Christmas

Treasurer

Members

Steven Allender

Steven Allender

Member

David L. Wildman

David L. Wildman

Member

Lori Sutherland

Lori Sutherland

Member

Samuel Bookhardt

Samuel Bookhardt

Member

Jay Thakkar

Jay Thakkar

Member

Mitch Evander

Mitch Evander

Member

Mary Lu Tombleson

Mary Lu Tombleson

Member

Richard Shuster

Richard Shuster

Member

Margaret Wagner

Margaret Wagner

Member

Key Funders