Ira has coached youth sports for over 30 years. He coached basketball as the defensive coach at J.P. Taravella High School, JV, Many years of AAU basketball and traveling teams. He is the founder of All Broward County Allstars, teams comprised of players from different high schools in Broward County. He has coached the Broward County high school allstar teams for 10 years and coached at the Miami Arena.
Ira has also coached soccer and has been licensed to coach all the way through junior college. He has coached the sport he played in high school and college as a center striker at SUNY Maritime College and Patchogue High School. He played until almost 35 years old for the Italian American team in Broward County. When he seriously injured his right knee, he turned to coaching and found it to be a joyful experience. "I love to train others to go beyond what I was or even dreamed of being."
Ira says, "When you get too old to play sports competively, then trial law is the only game in town that satisfies the competive spirit.
Ira is also a Bible scholar having studied the Bible for 28 years and taught both Old and New Testament at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale for 24 years. He is currently studying and teaching on the Law-Word of God.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1973||09/08/2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)||N/A||2008 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||1975 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||1973 - Present|
|State v. Robert Consalvo||death row litigation for over 10 years|
|State v. Omar Blanco||postconviction litigation-death penalty case|
|State of Florida v. Tajhon Wilson||Jury Verdict Not Guilty|
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|The Catholic University of America||Law||Juris Doctor||1973|
|Old Dominion University||Mathematics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1970|
|S.U.N.Y. Maritime College||Marine Nuclear Engineering & Naval Architecture||N/A||N/A|