Firm/Employer: Eunice Baros Law, LLC
Law School: Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, Ft. Lauderdale, 1980
Year admitted to practice: 1980
Year joined PBCBA: 1993
Eunice Tall Baros
What is your current Practice area?
General practice including criminal defense and juvenile law, traffic, consumer fraud, civil-circuit mediation, and family law.
Please provide a short bio of your background:
Florida Assistant Attorney General, Consumer Fraud Unit in Miami,1981-90; Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight LLP, West Palm Beach, 1993-99; Assistant Public Defender, Palm Beach County, 1999-2012; Eunice Baros Law, LLC, 2012-date; Florida Supreme Court Certified (Civil Circuit) Mediator since 1994; Federal Mediator in the Southern District of Florida; former elected member of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, North County Section, Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches; former member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches; member of Hadassah, Temple Israel of West Palm Beach; Former Food Editor and Reporter for The Miami News, Staff Reporter for The Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Florida Alligator; Former Public Relations Account Executive for Nassau Beach Hotel and other companies.
What adversity have you faced because of your diverse characteristic and how did you overcome it?
We all have inherent biases. As a woman and single mother when I graduated from law school in 1980, I found it difficult to find employment, particularly in male-dominated firms. I overcame these challenges by being persistent, well-prepared, diligent, loyal, enthusiastic, determined, flexible, innovative, positive, grateful, and, yes, brave. When I was in college and the all-male prestigious Blue Key honorary would not accept women, I formed Savant-UF, a competing honorary which still exists today, at the University of Florida.
Why is diversity important to the practice of law in Palm Beach County?
I took an oath of admission to the Florida Bar to represent clients honorably and “never reject” …the cause of the “defenseless or oppressed” and to be of service to those I have pledged to assist. Diversity in my practice includes people of all economic and ethnic backgrounds who seek justice and fairness in the courts of law. Every person counts. All their legal issues are important. Each person is entitled to the fair administration of justice. Diversity enhances and broadens our service to our community and nation.