The Everglades Law Center Board of Directors serves in a professional advisory capacity, providing expertise, direction and final approval for all litigation actions.
Robert N. Hartsell, Esq.
Robert N. Hartsell is an attorney whose primary practice areas are environmental, land use, zoning, permitting and Everglades restoration law. Robert is well known in these practice areas for his work on high profile cutting edge litigation and advocacy.
Karen T. Marcus
Karen T. Marcus served as Palm Beach County Commissioner for 28 years, representing District One. She also served as President of the Florida Councils Association, was President of the Florida Association of Counties from 2000-2002, served on the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, and chaired the School Advisory Council for Palm Beach Gardens High School.
Mrs. Durst is an environmental activist. Born in Denmark, she spent part of her childhood on her grandparents’ self-sustaining farm. Her parents worked in landscapes and the flower industry. Mrs. Durst traveled all over Europe with her father studying plant growth, and earth conditions in the wild and in nurseries. At 21, she moved to New York City for a job at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital as a lab technician in a cancer research program for melanomas.
Michael J. Pucillo
Michael J. Pucillo recently retired from the practice of law after nearly forty active years in the profession. Mr. Pucillo practiced almost exclusively in the area of securities litigation, representing public pension funds and other investors in class actions and related claims. He has been appointed lead counsel in numerous shareholder class actions by Federal District Courts throughout the United States.
Jason is a partner at the international law firm Cozen O’Connor and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on international, fiduciary, and real estate related matters. Jason previously served on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami as the Habitat Young Professionals president, president emeritus, and networking chair, and currently serves as the RISE Membership Chair for Guitars Over Guns.