Malina Cruz-Rosales


Malina Cruz-Rosales is a Californian and has recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida. She received a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Northridge with a focus in Politics and Government. Malina developed a strong sense of devotion for the legal field during her time as an assistant for Immigration, Workers Compensation, and Social Security firm. Outside of the office, Malina is committed to education and running. She is currently studying for Law School while training for her next marathon.

Cynthia A. Coffey

Legal Assistant to Mark A. Myers, Esq.

Cindy is a Jacksonville native. She graduated from Stanton College Preparatory School in 1991 and then the University of North Florida in 1996 with a BA in Criminal Justice. She has worked in the legal industry for Michael O’Neal, Esquire, formally of Howell and O’Neal,  since 1993 and presently with Fernandez Trial Lawyers. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, paddle boarding and Pro Kadima with her husband and children.

Danielle A. Rodriguez


Danielle moved from Illinois to Jacksonville with her daughter and Husband in 2018 to be in the sunshine year round. She has 3 prior years experience as a Legal Assistant and Customer Representative in Civil and Criminal Matters. Currently, she plans to work on obtaining her Paralegal Degree to further her career in Construction Defect Litigation. She is an active study of women’s physical and mental wellness and nutrition. In her free time, she enjoys fishing and boating with her family, going to Disney World, doing yoga, and planning her next “bucket list” adventure.

Benjamin J. Swart

Litigation Assistant

Ben is from Wyoming, Michigan and moved to Jacksonville in 2009. He is very passionate about football (“football”, a.k.a soccer) and enjoys watching it on the weekends with friends.

Deborah A. Slifka

Litigation Assistant

Debbie was raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Prior to arriving in Jacksonville, Florida in 2017, she has resided in Denver, CO; Dallas, TX; Birmingham, AL; Burgess Hill, England in the U.K.; and lastly, Danbury, CT. She has over 10 years experience in various roles in various legal fields including legal assistant, word processor and paralegal in family law, insurance defense and real estate. Debbie obtained her B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology in 2008 from Western Connecticut State University. Debbie is pursuing her passion of beach time and traveling, along with her newfound passion of car shows (being a partner in showing off a 1980 Bandit TransAm).

Joshua C. Lawley


Joshua is a Jacksonville native who recently joined the FTL family. He is eager to learn all he can in order to move forward and grow within the company. When not working, he enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends and camping in the great outdoors.

Grizel A. Anderson


Grizel was born and raised in Panama City, Panama until the age of 15. She relocated to Jacksonville in 1999 with her family after all DODDs Schools closed and has lived here ever since. Grizel recently joined the FTL family and is eager to learn new things. In her free time, she is a fitness enthusiast, a nature lover, enjoys listening to music, spending time with family and friends, traveling and is also an adventure junkie.

Casmira Harrison


Casmira Harrison joined FTL after more than 16 years in the newspaper industry. A former government journalist in the Daytona Beach area, Casmira explained complicated legal and political matters to the general public and, after recently moving to Jacksonville with her husband, aims to earn a paralegal certification and further her understanding of Florida law. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, riding motorcycles and spending time with her family.