Executive Board

Donna E. DeMarchi, Esq.

President

Donna E. DeMarchi is currently the Litigation Supervising Attorney at the Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd and Lloyd firm with offices in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero Beach.  Ms. DeMarchi’s practice is focused primarily on the litigation of personal injury claims including automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall and trip and fall claims.  Ms. DeMarchi has been practicing law since 1999.

Ms. DeMarchi has been a resident of Florida since 1980.  She grew up in Martin County and is a 1987 graduate of Martin County High School.  Her family moved to Port St. Lucie in the late 1980’s and that is where Ms. DeMarchi currently resides.

Ms. DeMarchi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 1991 from the University of Florida.  From there, she started working in a local law office and ultimately returned to the University of Florida to obtain her law degree.  While attending Law School Ms. DeMarchi served as the chair of the orientation program and as the President of the John Marshall Student Bar Association.  Since returning to the Treasure Coast in 2003, Ms. DeMarchi had dedicated her career to the representation of those that have been injured due to someone else’s negligence.

Ms. DeMarchi is actively involved in the community serving on the Board of Directors of several area nonprofits including Junior League of Martin County, Voices for Children of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast, Communities Connected for Kids, Port St. Lucie Business Women and as a Trustee for the Rupert J. Smith Law Library.  She also actively volunteers with the United Way of Martin County Leaders United and the United Way of St. Lucie County Women United.


Ryan Reif, Esq.

Vice President

Ryan M. Reif was born in New Jersey and raised in New York until the age of 15, then moved to Florida where he began his journey of becoming an attorney. Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Florida, Mr. Reif pursued his legal education in Charlotte, North Carolina. While attending law school, he received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in multiple classes and was also named to the Dean’s List every semester of his law school career. Mr. Reif also gained valuable experience through his legal internships while in law school. In 2015, he earned his Juris Doctorate, graduating Magna Cum Laude and in the top 4% of his graduating class.

After passing the North Carolina Bar Exam and practicing in Charlotte, Mr. Reif returned to Florida where his education and experiences have prepared him to strongly advocate for the rights of his injured clients. His desire to become an attorney since the 4th grade has led him to his position of associate attorney at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon and Ryles.

When not pursuing his passion of helping others and practicing law, Mr. Reif enjoys spending time outdoors at the beach and travelling. Often times, he can also be found supporting his beloved New York Mets and New York Jets.

 


Heather Smith, Esq.

Treasurer

Heather Smith is Of Counsel to the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm. Prior to joining the Estate, Trust & Elder Law Firm, Ms. Smith was the owner of The Law Office of Heather L. Smith. Ms. Smith specializes in wills, probate & long-term care planning.

Originally from Buffalo, New York, Ms. Smith graduated from Boston College with a degree in English. Ms. Smith attended The Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.

Ms. Smith is Treasurer of the Port St. Lucie Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Aging of St. Lucie County, and Secretary of the Vestry of St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church in Fort Pierce. She lives in Fort Pierce with her husband and two sons.

 


 

 

Sara Fairbrother Davis, Esq.

Immediate Past President

Sara Fairbrother Davis is the managing attorney of The Law Office of Sara Davis, PLLC, a boutique law firm providing services to clients ranging from administrative and governmental consulting and litigation to family law.

Sara Fairbrother Davis was born in New York and moved with her family to the Treasure Coast as a small child where she lived for the next 16 years before moving to Jupiter, Florida to attend the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and subsequently Tallahassee, Florida to attend Florida State University College of Law. Having grown up in the area, Sara relocated to the Treasure Coast in 2008 where she now lives with her husband and two children.

Sara graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College in 2004, where she received numerous awards for her academic work and was an active participant in student government. She later graduated Cum Laude from Florida State University College of Law in 2007, where she was inducted into Phi Delta Phi International legal honor society and worked with the Children’s Advocacy Center program, gaining experience as an attorney-ad-litem.

Sara began her legal career as one of the first employees of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel in 2008, working primarily in their civil division in the areas of dependency and mental health in Martin County, Florida. After the birth of her first child, Sara began working as an attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, representing children who had been victims of abuse, abandonment, and neglect, and specializing in the area of children’s mental health and the use of psychotropic medication. She later moved on to private practice in 2014, focusing primarily in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and government.