Attorney Collett P. Small
Collett P. Small is the founder of the Elder Law Firm of Collett P. Small, P.A. She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Elder Law. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Florida International University and her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law.
Ms. Small is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. She serves on the Executive Council of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar as Chair Elect of the section. She also serves on the Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for the Weston Bar Association. Ms. Small is past chairperson for both the Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Law School Liaison Committee for the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is a member of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Florida State Guardianship Association. She also serves as a court appointed attorney with the state of Florida Justice Administrative Commission for guardianship cases in Broward County.
Ms. Small writes articles that address elder law issues, and she frequently gives speeches and lectures in the community in the area of Elder Law. Attorney Small is very active in the community, and is a member of the School Advisory Counsel for Broward County Public Schools. She also volunteers at local law schools, and serves as a mentor to law students and new attorneys.
Prior to establishing her own firm, Ms. Small, worked as an insurance defense attorney in Palm Beach. She also worked as an intern with the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals. Prior to law school Ms. Small enjoyed a successful career as a Bank Manager with two major financial institutions.
When she is away from the office she enjoys traveling, competing in marathons, gardening and spending time with family.
Toni Joseph, Florida Registered Paralegal
Toni migrated from the Island of Haiti to South Florida in 1981. She resides with her husband and children in Pompano Beach. As a Paralegal, she brings extensive experience in relationship management, office administration, leadership and management to the firm. She is a highly positive, motivated and committed team player. Prior to joining the firm, Toni worked as a Collections Litigation Specialist for a leading financial institution. With a zeal for education, Toni has earned degrees in Office Systems Technology and Legal Assisting with several technical certificates in Office Management, Office Specialist and Office Support. Toni enjoys quiet moments listening to classical music, singing, and gardening. She is involved in her community as a volunteer with Hands On Broward, and various churches where she speaks and mentors small groups of young girls about family values. She is a member of South Florida Paralegal Association and National Federation of Paralegal Associations.
Adam Reichenberg: Director of Client Services
Adam worked as a Legal Assistant with the firm for two and a half years before becoming the Director of Client Services. During his time as legal assistant, Adam came to learn the ins and outs of the firm, as well as the importance of providing service with a personal touch for clients who are dealing with stressful legal issues that impact their lives and the lives of their families. With both a business and customer service background, it is Adam's goal make connections with the community and to ensure that those in need know of the options that are available to them, whatever the situation.
Anthony Murphy is currently a legal intern at the Elder Law Firm of Collett P. Small, PA. Anthony is a third-year law student at St. Thomas University School of Law and has a specific interest in Elder Law and Real Estate Law. Anthony is an active member of the St. Thomas University School of Law Moot Court Board, having served as a competitor in the Zehmer Workers' Compensation Competition in the summer of 2015. Additionally, Anthony served as a Tax Preparer for Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) in the 2014-2015 tax season and will be serving as a Site Coordinator for VITA in the 2015-2016 tax season. Working for VITA consists of assisting low-income families with preparation and filing of their taxes at no cost and provides the local community with a helpful service to ensure their taxes are filed correctly with the IRS. Anthony is currently in the process of completing coursework to receive an Elder Law Certificate prior to his graduation in May 2016. Furthermore, in the summer of 2015, Anthony was a judicial intern for the Honorable Carol-Lisa Phillips of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. In that role, he reviewed pleadings prior to hearings and reviewed several cases, including researching, briefing and assisting the judge in preparing a final order on a motion for summary judgment in an asbestos case, which was published in the Florida Law Weekly Supplement. Prior to law school, Anthony received a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2013, an Associate Degree in Psychology from Miami-Dade College in 2011, and has over seven years of work experience in customer service, hospitality, and account management. With excellent organizational and communication skills, an outstanding work ethic, and the ability to work in both team-oriented and self-directed environments, Anthony always seeks to exceed expectations.