Established in 1955, the Martin County Bar Association’s mission is to provide educational opportunities to its members, encourage civility and professionalism, promote fellowship and networking, foster the membership’s health and wellness, assist the public in understanding the role of attorneys and judges in the legal system, and to engage in service to the community.

MCBA President
R. Wayne Richter

A Message From The President

Dear Member,

I am incredibly honored and proud to serve as your 2023-2024 Martin County Bar Association President. This year’s theme is Engagement. Your MCBA Board of Directors has already begun working hard to bring our members an engaging year. I am asking our members to engage in our bar association by considering being a sponsor, by attending our CLE luncheons, by attending a social event, and/or by being involved with an MCBA committee. The MCBA only thrives when YOU are engaged!

Of course, by now, you have probably heard the news that the MCBA has a new Executive Director. Lynne Poirier will take the helm of the MCBA effective July 11. Lynne joins the MCBA after 23 years as the Communications Director of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Please come to one of our upcoming events and introduce yourself to Lynne. Let’s make her feel welcome!

President’s Speaker Series Announced for 2023-2024

Please mark your calendar and join us for my President’s Speaker Series. These membership lunches are held on the third Friday of every month at Monarch Country Club in Palm City from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Programs are educational, informative and provide great networking opportunities! Plus, lunches include CLE and are FREE to all MCBA members and the judiciary. Now, that’s a great member benefit!

RSVP by email to: (please include in the subject line: President’s lunch & the lunch date you are registering for) Attorneys who are non-MCBA members are welcome for $45.00.

Send your check to: P.O. Box 2197, Stuart 34995

2023-2024 MCBA Executive Board

R. Wayne Richter
R. Wayne RichterPresident
Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, P.A.
2646 SW Mapp Road, Suite 201
Palm City, FL 34990
Tel: (772) 291-2765
Brandon V. Woodward
Brandon V. WoodwardVice President
Woodward Kelley Fulton & Kaplan
10 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
Jeanette M. Lugo
Jeanette M. LugoSecretary
Jeanette M. Lugo
340 Columbia Drive, Suite 111
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Gene Zweben
Gene ZwebenTreasurer
Zweben Law Group
532 Colorado Avenue
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 223-5454
Jessica VanValkenburgh
Jessica VanValkenburghSocial Chair
McCarthy, Summers, Wood, Norman & Schultz
2400 SE Federal Highway, 4th Floor
Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 286-1700
Jeffrey M. Friedman
Jeffrey M. FriedmanImmediate Past President
The Law Offices of Jeffrey M. Friedman
10 SE Central Parkway, Suite 305
Stuart, FL 34994
772-247-0228 ext. 403