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Enrique Escarraz, III

Enrique Escarraz, III, American lawyer. Bar: Florida 1969, United States District Court (southern and middle districts) Florida 1969, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981. Recipient St. Petersburg Chapter award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gardner Beckett Civil Libertarian of Year award, American Civil Liberties Union, Pinellas Chapter.

Background

  • III, Enrique Escarraz, was born on August 30, 1944 in Evergreen Park, Illinois, United States. Son of Enrique Junior and Mary Ellen (Bandy) E.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Florida, 1966. Juris Doctor, University Florida, 1968.

    Career

    • Volunteers in Service to America attorney Community Legal Counsel, Chicago, 1968-1969. Managing attorney Florida Rural Legal Services, Fort Myers, 1969-1971. Private practice law St. Petersburg, Florida, 1971-1982, 85-87, 88—.

      Partner Anderson & Escarraz, 1982-1985. Assistant general counsel University South Florida, 1987-1988. Associate James L. Eskald Law Office, Largo, Florida, 1988.

      Part-time attorney Public Defender' General’ s Office Florida 6th Circuit, St. Petersburg, 1973-1974. Board directors Gulf Coast Legal Services, Inc., since 1989, president, 1994-1996, treasurer since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Florida 1969, United States District Court (southern and middle districts) Florida 1969, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.

    Membership

    Volunteer Community Law Progressive, Inc. Coordinator James B. Sanderlin for Judge, Pinellas County, Florida, 1972-1976. Member American Civil Liberties Union Legal Panel, St. Petersburg, since 1972.

    Cooperating attorney National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Education Funds, Incorporated, New York York City, since 1973. President Creative Care, Inc., Clearwater, Florida, 1974-1980. Member allocations committee United Way, Pinellas County, 1976, 1978-1981.

    President, treasurer Community Youth Services, Inc., St. Petersburg, 1977-1982. Co-chairman Blue Ribbon Committee Pinellas County Democratic Executive Committee, 1977-1982. Member Florida HRS District V Advisory Council, Pinellas County, 1982, St. Petersburg Human Relations Review Board, 1984, 90—, St. Petersburg Adult Community Band, 1989-2003, Greater St. Petersburg Second Time Around Marching Band, 1990-1992.

    Member advisory board Jacquelyn Elvera Hodges Johnson Fund, 1990-2007. School advisory committee John Hopkins Middle School, 2005-2009, Gibbs High School School, since 2009. Member of Association of Trial Lawyers of America, American Bar Association, St. Petersburg Bar Association (pro bono committee 1988, 1995—2001, diversity committee 2000-2007), National Association Social Security Claimant Representatives, Florida Bar Association, Weight Watchers (life), Show Me the Money Investment Club Pinellas (founding member, 1st president 2002, vice president 2009), Greater Pinellas County Democratic Club (secretary-treasurer 1989-1997, board directors 1997—2001).

    Connections

    • Children from previous marriage. Erin Christine, Martina Mary. Married Patricia Jane Escarraz.

      Children: Sarah Ellen, James Lee, Jason F.
    • father: Enrique E. Junior
    • mother: Mary Ellen (Bandy) E.
    • spouse: Patricia Jane Escarraz
    • children: Sarah Ellen III
    • James Lee III
    • Jason F. III
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    Born August 30, 1944
    (age 73)
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