In the Community
Attorney Reaches Out to Injured Firefighter
As soon as Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein heard about Jahwann McIntyre, the injured Martin County firefighter, she wanted to help out. "Firefighters and the police risk their lives everyday to keep each of us, our families and our personal property safe and when they are injured, it is important that we step forward to help them in any way possible," Lauri commented.
McIntyre, age 22, was burned on his hands, chin, thighs, abdomen and feet, totaling more than 40 % of his body. He is still recovering in the hospital in Miami. He was one of three firefighters injured in a house fire in late December.
Lauri and her family went to the Big Apple Pizza and Pasta fundraising event in January in Fort Pierce and presented a check for $500 to Scott Van Duzer. This was the first time Lauri and Scott have met one another but they are both active in their communities helping out wherever they can.
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein is the managing partner of A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L., a personal injury firm with offices in Stuart, FL. To learn more visit www.gswlawyers.com
Photo: Lauri Goldstein meets Scott Van Duzer at the fundraiser for Jahwann McIntyre and presents him with a check for $500
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein Donates Billboard Dedicated to Saving Animals via Spay Neuter
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. provided the Spay Neuter Alliance of the Treasure Coast with their first billboard, which was designed to alert people to the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, as well as to encourage adoption of homeless pets in Martine County. The billboard pictures an abandoned cat that is reaching out of the bars of a cage with the headline "I Have Waited for You for So Long".
According the Executive Director of the Spay Neuter Alliance of the Treasure Coast, cats are the most abandoned animal in the United States. Because a pregnant cat and her offspring can produce about 370,000 kittens in 7 years, spaying and neutering is vital to saving animal lives. Martin County Community Foundation manages the spay and neuter fund, helping shelters provide free or low cost services from its $30,000. The director of fund has reported a 100% increase in spay and neuter procedures.
On Valentine's Day, the billboard had its big debut. To celebrate, the 7 foot mascot of the Spay Neuter Alliance, Kitty T Cat, gave Attorney Goldstein and Attorney Schmitt a special valentine as a thank you for their support. To visit the Spay and Neuter Alliance website, click here.
In photo: Attorney Tom Schmitt with Susan Hargreaves Executive Director of the Spay Neuter Alliance of the Treasure Coast with Kitty T Cat and Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein.
Seawind Elementary Students Graduate from DARE program
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. supported the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program in 4 Martin County public schools by providing them with tee shirts. D.A.R.E. is an 11-week course that educates children on substance abuse, encouraging them to resist drug and gang membership. Attorney Tom Schmitt represented the firm at the D.A.R.E. graduation for Seawind Elementary School in Hobe Sound.
Out of the 1500 students that graduate from the D.A.R.E. program every year, more than 140 were from Seawind elementary. Martin County Deputy Martha Williams taught the classes. On completion of the course work, all the students write an essay regarding what they learned about drug and alcohol use and how it negatively affects their lives. Each class has a class winner, and then one overall winner is chosen from those. This year, RJ Macedo, Jarrod Hemann, Analiese Cremers, Peyton Stromik, Jakob Major, Catalina Pike, and Michael Schaeffer won in their respective class. Ryan Potawsky was the overall winner.
At the graduation, attendees heard several people speak, including Deputy Williams, Principal Ager, Superintendent Gaylord, and Attorney Schmitt. In his remarks, Tom Schmitt said that he and the law firm were honored to support D.A.R.E., encouraging the students to always remember what they had learned about drug and substance abuse. He closed by stating that each of the students were winners, but if they ever had a problem, to call his firm and they could help.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Supports Hobe Sound Elementary D.A.R.E. Program
This year, more than 100 students graduated the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program with the help of their sponsors, A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. D.A.R.E. is an 11 week program that is taught by specially trained officers throughout 10 public schools in Martin County. It teaches kids about the importance of resisting drugs and gang membership by showing the effects on the body and the future.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. provide support to four of these elementary schools by giving them their T-shirts. Goldstein commented that "the D.A.R.E. program is a vital resource for the youth in our community". (TCPalm) Approximately 1,500 youth graduate from the D.A.R.E. program annually. At the Hobe Sound graduation, Goldstein represented the firm and greeted the students as they walked across the stage to receive their diploma.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Sponsors Northland Gold Card for the 5th Year in a Row
Lauri Goldstein and A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L., a personal injury firm serving South Florida, are as committed to their community as they are to their clients. This year marks the 5th year that they have underwritten the expense of the Northland Gold Card, an alcohol and drug abuse prevention program, sponsored by Tykes and Teens. For more informaton about this program, please click here.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. have a swingin' good time for good cause
Attorney Aaron Chatenka (on the right) had a great time at the LifeBuilders of the Treasure Coast, Inc. 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, supporting the organization's mission of helping those progressing through the criminal justice system, or dependency court, be successful. Here he is with the rest of his golf foursome Gordon Veling, Jason Hughes and Sean Barrett.
The golf tournament was held at the Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie on October 6, and funds raised through the event help individuals receive the assistance, guidance, and motivation they may be lacking elsewhere to continue on their path to recovery and becoming a contributing member of the community. Aaron also attended the VIP reception the evening before with his wife Stefanie and A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Attorney David Aversa.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Gets Spooky & Supports the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center
Supporting the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center, Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein, along with members of her staff, sponsored and attended the 2012 Owl's Howl Halloween Ghoula event at the Mansion at Tuckahoe in Jensen Beach. Dressed to 'kill' during the annual Halloween 'spook-tacular', Thomas Schmitt and Marianna Cher, dressed appropriately as a King & Queen, took home the title of "Best Dressed" out of the more than 300 attendees. Pictured from L to R: David Aversa, Jill Osterlund, Elliott Scher, Nicole A. Lopez, Kaylea Adkins, Lauri J. Goldstein, Thomas Schmitt and Marianna Cher.
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein Meets Equal-Rights Advocate Gloria Steinem
On October 24, Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein attended "A Conversation with Gloria Steinem" at the Lyric Theatre. Steinem, a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist, talked to the crowd about women's and equal-rights issues, along with the importance of the upcoming election. During a smaller reception which followed, Goldstein mingled with many other community leaders and had the opportunity to meet with Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bower, a former publisher of MS Magazine.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Support Treasure Coast Hospice
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A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Hosts Committee Organize Fundraiser Event for David Dees for Sheriff 2012
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein and her partners, and a team of well-known professionals, organized a meet and greet party for David Dees at the law office. Host committee members were David Aversa, Esq., Aaron Chatenka, Esq., Kim Capen, Dr. Amy Eversole, Michael and Jodi Fogel, Dr. Brett Greenwald, Beverly Bevis Jones, Tami Karol, Michael Katz, Esq., Jessica Maniscalco, William Ponsoldt, Esq., Dr. Heather Yeckes Rodin, Paul Shirley and Sandie St. Onge.
In addition to 28 years with the Martin County Sheriff's Office, David served as the chief of law enforcement services with the Florida Sheriffs' Association.
David's position statements are available on his website: www.deesforsheriff.com. Among David's strengths are his budgeting skills, which he used both at the Sheriff's Office and FDOT. FDOT consistently operated below the approved budget.
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein Nominated by Tykes and Teens as a Woman of Distinction
Darcy Flierl of Tykes and Teens nominated Lauri Goldstein who is seen here with her husband Elliott and Soroptimist of Stuart member and past winner of Woman of Distinction, Jody Bond.
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Support Given for National Foster Care Month
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A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Sponsored Foster Care Commercial.
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Local Cultural Arts Organizations Receives Support from A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L.
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A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. Support DARE Program at Jensen Beach Elementary
Lauri J. Golstein participated in the DARE Program for Jensen Beach Elementary, with over 1,500 students graduating from the program each year, Lauri has made a positive impact in the lives of young children. For more on the story click here.
Deputy Williams, Deputy Garman, Martin County School Superintendent Nancy Kline, Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein, Lt. Morgan Sprott, Assistant Principal Janice Mills and Principal Don Merritt congratulate DARE essay Winners Kaitlyn Lunt, Chase Kimpton, Megyn Cook, Caroline Maccio, and Emmi McIntosh.
Congratulations to Lauri Goldstein for being nominated as a Woman of Distinction!
Soroptimist International of Stuart announces that Lauri J. Goldstein is a nominee for the 2012 Women of Distinction award!
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Colorful Reminders Splashed on Billboards Help Get Out The Vote
A very grateful thank you to Lauri Goldstein and A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. for donating space on their digital billboard at the intersection of Kanner Highway and Monterey Road in Stuart to the Martin County Supervisor of Elections.
A series of changing colorful messages asked drivers if they were “Election Ready” and advised passersby of the Republican Primary Election on January 31, 2012; the August 14, 2012 Primary; and the General Election on November 6, 2012.
Vote by mail, early voting, changing voter locations, plus the phone number and website of the Elections Office helped Supervisor of Elections Vicki Davis and her team get out the vote.
“When we asked to use the billboard, Lauri immediately agreed,” said Davis. “A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. supports Americans Right To Vote. We appreciate their cooperation and good citizenship.”
Pinewood Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduates Thank A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L.
Pinewood Elementary fifth grade student Eddy Casco was the overall winner of the DARE essay contest. Pictured with Deputy Martha Williams and Attorney Aaron Chatenka of A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L.
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Photo Taken at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Palm City
Attorney Lauri Goldstein Helps Feed the Homeless at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Palm City. Especially at this time of year, it is important to help those less fortunate.
Photos From Martin County Master Gardener's Association Event
Photos From Our Recent Red Cross Event
Photos From Our Recent Bar Event
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein provides DARE Tee-shirts to Elementary Schools
Stuart, FL --Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein was recently recognized for her generous support of the award-winning DARE program during the DARE graduation ceremony at Hobe Sound Elementary School. Ms. Goldstein provided tee shirts for all of the students who completed the course at Hobe Sound Elementary School.
DARE, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a program that is made possible by the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. There are two deputies assigned to instruct the program at 10 elementary schools. During the 2008-2009 school year, over 1,500 children graduated from the D.A.R.E. program.
Ms. Goldstein will also be providing the tee-shirts at Pinewood Elementary, Seawind and Port Salerno Elementary.
A Law Firm of Goldstein, Schmitt, Cambron & Reynolds P.L. is a personal injury attorney with more than 70 years of legal experience. The firm has offices in Stuart and St. Lucie County. The firm website is www.FemaleInjuryLawyer.com. They may be contacted at 877-4-The-Hurt or 772-286-8605.
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein Nominated for Small Business Philanthropist
Stuart, FL - Lauri J. Goldstein has been an advocate of myriad Treasure Coast non-profit organizations for many years. And they don’t always ask for her support; she volunteers it. She is a unique individual who has never been afraid to follow her heart with all of her intellectual capacity. Wanting to recognize her enormous generosity, Alzheimer’s Community Care and the House of Hope joined forces and nominated Goldstein for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Treasure Coast Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Awards for Small Business Philanthropist.
In addition to her nominators’ organizations, Goldstein’s philanthropic support has touched organizations such as the United Way’s White Doves, the Stuart Police Department Canine unit, the City of Stuart Recreation Department, Tykes and Teens, Scripps Music Fest and the Riverwalk Jazz Series, the NIE (Newspapers in Educations) program, the Downtown Business Association’s Pirate Fest, Port Salerno Christmas Jamboree, Ft. Pierce Main Street’s Sandy Shores Festival, the St. Lucie County Fair, the Sunrise Theatre, Fright Nite at Tradition, the Treasure Coast Food Bank, the Pilot Club, the Port St. Lucie Rotary foundation, Light the Night Walk for Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters Duck Derby, American Cancer Society, Martin County Red Cross, ARC of Martin County, Hibiscus Children’s Center, Florida Oceanographic Society, the Woman’s Club of Stuart and many more.
Over the past 12 months, she has provided invaluable free advertising for more than 100 events, non-profits and small businesses on the Kanner Highway digital billboard, which has a daily traffic count of approximately 37,000. A conservative estimate of the in-kind value at $100 per day per organization would be $109,500. Usually, three or more community messages are running. Examples of this include summer art camps for the Elliott Museum, 4H and The Artistic Refuge, ArtsFest and the Martin County Fair. A new “Souper Sunday” church soup kitchen received a helping hand, as did Martin County Giving Day. When the Haitian earthquake disaster shook our lives, Goldstein immediately posted a message that donations and supplies would be accepted at her office, resulting in hundreds of pounds of supplies. She has even posted messages to rally community support for board meetings with S. FL Water Management District.
Philanthropy is the effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind. Alzheimer’s Community Care and House of Hope agree that Lauri J. Goldstein is a synonym for it.
Team Goldstein helps lead kids to victory over alcohol and drugs
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein has once again partnered with Tykes and Teens, The Children’s Services Council of Martin County and local businesses to bring The Gold Card to Martin County middle school students. The Gold Card encourages teens to make healthy choices by providing them with discounts to local family-friendly businesses in exchange for a commitment to remain alcohol and drug free. The number of participating Gold Card businesses has increased tremendously this year and includes Big Apple Pizza, Learning Express, Tropical Smoothie Café of South Stuart, Play N Trade Video Games, Vintage Guitar Closet, Jensen Beach Bowl, Papa Johns, Earthtones in Harmony with Nature, Kilwin’s Chocolates and Ice Cream, 76 Golf World and Stuart Ceramics Painting Studio.
The cards were distributed to students during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-30, which is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention campaign for youth. “We are grateful for Lauri Goldstein’s consistent support of our drug and alcohol prevention efforts”, said Tykes and Teens Executive Director Jeff Ralicki. “Her generosity has given us the resources to find new and creative ways to get our prevention message across to local youth”
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein Makes a Sweet Donation
Stuart, FL - Who can resist buying Girl Scout cookies during the cookie buying season ?
Not many people, that's for sure. Ms. Goldstein purchased nine cartons of cookies to help out a colleague's Girl Scout troop but rather than keep them for herself, she wanted to share them with those less fortunate. Ms. Goldstein donated all nine cases to The House of Hope in Stuart, a nonprofit agency, founded in 1984, that provides food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and life-changing case management services to Martin County residents.
Lauri J. Goldstein Provides Community Support 24/7
What is big and bright, can be seen from a distance and helps charities all over the Treasure Coast? The answer is Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein’s ads on the digital billboard at the corner of Monterey and Kanner Highway. Ms. Goldstein was one of the first businesses to sign up for the billboard and knew then that she wanted to use it to help others in the community.
One of the best features of the board is the ability to change messages quickly. When the Haitian earthquake occurred, Ms. Goldstein immediately put up two messages; one to donate to the American Red Cross and another to announce that donations were being accepted at the Stuart office. All the donations were taken to Missionary Flights International for transportation to Haiti.
Another public service has been signage reminding drivers “Don’t Drink and Drive” around the holidays as well as messages for food donations to the House of Hope and support of the Treasure Coast Food Bank’s recent fundraiser “Fete du Vin 2010.”
Joanne Towner, development director of the House of Hope commented,” Ms. Goldstein’s billboard support of the House of Hope food drive and our recent fundraising fashion show have definitely made a difference. As soon as the Hearts of Hope luncheon message was posted, our phones rang with new reservations.”
Some of the other charities and events have included the Road to Victory Military Museum’s Open House, ArtsFest, MusicFest, Tykes and Teens, The Pine School, Florida Oceanographic Society Swashbuckler, the Port Salerno Seafood Festival and the St. Lucie County Fair.
Ms. Goldstein’s community support represents thousands of dollars of advertising support and the invaluable added exposure of non-profits events to a steady stream of drivers and passengers.
Lauri J. Goldstein is lawyer who handles serious accidents and injuries. The firm has more than 70 years of legal experience winning cases for the injured. Ms. Goldstein meets with clients personally to evaluate their cases and determine the best course of action to assist them. Her capable staff includes three other attorneys including Guy DiMartino, J.D., M.D. and a registered nurse who evaluate complex medical issues and review recommended medical treatments.
Ms. Goldstein’s main office is at 1330 S. Federal Highway, Stuart. Assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-877-4-THEHURT. Lauri Goldstein - tough and caring and working hard for the injured.
Lauri J. Goldstein Sponsors Road to Victory Military Museum
Road to Victory Military Museum celebrated its first full year in the WWII Camp Murphy Building donated by the City of Stuart in which the museum and its collection now permanently resides. Located in Memorial Park, downtown Stuart, the museum celebrated its anniversary in grand fashion with activities all weekend including a dedication ceremony, flag-raising, military vehicle displays, WWII encampments, weapons demonstrations and even a WWII battle re-enactment.
Road to Victory Military Museum is a 501 C 3 organization is housed in a WWII Camp Murphy building in Memorial Park, Stuart, Florida. This unique and highly interactive museum's mission is to honor and pay tribute to all the brave men and women who have served and are presently serving our country in the Armed Forces. By displaying historical artifacts, uniforms, militaria, photographs and historic military vehicles the museum is able to pay homage to those heroes while informing and educating the public of their noble endeavors and our freedoms as Americans.