I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. I have been living in Florida since 1985 and have been residing in Lee County since 1996. I am married to Amy Hawthorne and we have a daughter named Cassandra who recently graduated from the University of Central Florida.
I believe in using a personal approach in my practice. When you hire me, you get me. I am the lawyer you will deal with. You will not be handed off to a paralegal.
I believe in using a compassionate approach to the practice of Family and Criminal Law, with a little Bronx toughness thrown in when needed. Put my experience to work for you.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||10/02/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Owner||Law Office of Joseph Cerino||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Bass and Cerino||2009 - 2012|
|Partner||Bass, Cerino, and Brizel||2000 - 2009|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rotary Club of Cape Coral - Goldcoast||President||2013 - Present|
|Lee County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Legal Aid Society||Board of Directors||2011 - 2013|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Florida State University||Criminology||N/A||1988|
|St John's University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Constitution Week at Varsity Lakes Middle School||The Bill of Rights||2012|