Executive Board

Nico-ApfelbaumNico Apfelbaum, Esq.

President

Nico Apfelbaum is the managing attorney of Apfelbaum Law, a Treasure Coast law firm providing a wide variety of legal services ranging from business transactions and litigation, contracts, family and divorce law, real estate, probate, and immigration.

Nico Apfelbaum is a native of Argentina and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Nico founded Apfelbaum Law with the goal of providing dedicated and exceptional personalized services to individuals and businesses.

Prior to founding Apfelbaum Law, Nico Apfelbaum began practicing law in Orlando, Florida representing national and international businesses, investors and individuals in complex commercial litigation, business transactions and bankruptcy matters. Nico and his wife settled in the Treasure Coast and have made their home and family here. For a number of years, Nico practiced law at a large firm concentrating his practice in the areas of collections, creditors’ rights, business and UCC litigation, and a variety of other business and contractual matters – both transactional and litigation.

Nico Apfelbaum attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and law school degrees, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Finance, and Cum Laude from law school. Throughout his legal career, Nico has valued his community and roots by being constantly involved and assuming leadership roles in a number of local, Hispanic and International organizations.

 

 


 

David_Mitchell_4_FOR_WEBSITE.jpgDavid S. Mitchell, Esq.

Vice-President

David S. Mitchell is an attorney in the Port St. Lucie office of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010, Mr. Mitchell has devoted his practice to personal injury and insurance disputes throughout Florida in various tort and strict liability cases and has successfully litigated cases involving premises liability, automobile, products liability, and wrongful death cases.  He handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability, and dog bites.

Prior to joining Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, Mr. Mitchell practiced as a civil defense litigator, representing large corporations and insurance companies in personal injury, slip and fall, automotive, tire design defect, and product liability cases, including successfully handling numerous cases through trial in both State and Federal Courts throughout Florida.  Mr. Mitchell is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida.

Originally from Cortland, New York, Mr. Mitchell graduated from Tufts University in 2004.  Thereafter, he relocated to Florida, where he attended law school at the University of Florida, earning his Juris Doctorate degree in 2009, with honors.  David is a member of both the Florida Bar and St Lucie County Bar Associations.


 

 

Aaron_Chatenka_4_FOR_WEBSITE.jpgAaron Chatenka, Esq.

Secretary

Aaron Chatenka is an attorney in the Port St. Lucie office of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2010, Mr. Chatenka has devoted his practice to personal injury and insurance disputes throughout Florida in various tort and strict liability cases and has successfully litigated cases involving premises liability, automobile negligence, products liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death. Mr. Chatenka currently handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, products liability, and dog bites.

Prior to joining Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, Mr. Chatenka practiced as a criminal defense attorney for the State of Florida and a personal injury attorney representing plaintiffs in slip and fall, automotive, products liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases, including successfully handling numerous cases through trial throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Chatenka is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. Chatenka graduated from Marquette University and Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan. While in Law School, Mr. Chatenka received Certificates of Merit in Advanced Writing, Medical Malpractice, Law Office Management, and Criminal Procedure, while holding office as President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. Mr. Chatenka was also a five time Dean’s List recipient and member of Thomas M. Cooley’s National Negotiation Team. Thereafter, Mr. Chatenka relocated to Florida, where he began fighting for the rights of Floridians in both criminal and civil matters. Mr. Chatenka is also a member of both the Florida Bar and the St. Lucie County Bar

 


 

Diana-GoldmanDiana Goldman

Treasurer

Diana Goldman, Esq. has been a long-term member of the PSLBA and has been appointed the office of “Treasurer for Life.” Diana has a Law Office in Port St. Lucie, Diana Goldman, P.A. which handles Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, Probate, as well as Real Estate matters.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law and has been a member in good standing of the Florida Bar since 1987.