Legal Eagle Competition
Meet our Legal Eagle Champions
Are you the best closing attorney in South Florida?
Open to all attorneys who are practicing in the 11th Judicial Circuit, are under 40 years of age and admitted to the Florida Bar for less than seven years, the Legal Eagle competition consists of several rounds of arguing both the plaintiff’s and defendant’s positions. Facts and materials are released 48 hours before the competition begins, and competitors learn which side they will take on the morning of the one day, single elimination competition. After the final round, a perpetual trophy contributed by Bilzin Sumberg is presented to the winner at a Victory Celebration and Networking Reception for judges, competitors and supporters. The winner will be listed in the Hall of Fame for perpetuity. Will you be joining these winners in the HALL OF FAME?
This year’s champion is Anastasios Kamoutsas. Anastasios works at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Kingsley Nwamah, a first year associate at Rivero Mestre, took home second place. And rounding out the top four were Marbely Hernandez, also Miami-Dade SAO, and Jeremy Kahn, Law Clerk to the Honorable Kenneth A. Marra. Congratulations to Anastasios and to all of the competitors!
2015 Legal Eagle Champion: Freddi R. Mack
Freddi R. Mack, a 2014 graduate of the University of Miami is the 2015 Legal Eagle Champion. Ms. Mack is an associate at K&L Gates where her practice focus is commercial disputes. Prior to joining K&L Gates, she served as a legal intern at the United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, in Miami, and as a judicial intern for the Hon. United States District Judge Alan S. Gold in the Southern District of Florida.
2014 Legal Eagle Champion: Kristen A. Corpion
Kristen A. Corpion is the first female winner of the competition, as well as its youngest. “I am proud to have been a part of the competition, to represent Greenberg Traurig and to support Legal Services of Greater Miami,” said Ms. Corpion. A 2013 graduate of University of California at Berkeley School of Law, her practice focuses on general litigation matters At U.C. Berkeley School of Law, she was a member of Moot Court Board (Trial Team), Executive Editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal, Regional Winner and National Finalist of the American Bar Association (ABA), Labor and Employment Law, Student Trial Advocacy Competition.
2013 Legal Eagle Champion: Bryan L. Paschal
Bryan L. Paschal is a 2011 graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation, securities and financial services litigation, and other commercial disputes. His other advocacy awards include the 2011 ABA National Criminal Trial Competition Champion, the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s 2011 Trial Competition Best Advocate, and the Florida Bar’s Chester Bedell Trial Advocacy Champion.
2012 Legal Eagle Champion: Warren T. Zinn
Warren Zinn is a 3rd generation Miami trial attorney formerly with the law firm of Zarco, Einhorn, Salkowski and Brito where his practice focused on complex civil litigation and franchise law. Previously, he worked for the law firm of Shohat, Loewy and Shohat with a focus on the defense of complex white collar crimes. Mr. Zinn is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Zinn was a photojournalist and war correspondent. He served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as spending time in other conflict zones.