Jamaica Diaspora Day Live Online-Legal Forum

Legal Forum – Be in the know

The Legal Sectors Support Taskforce will provide legal information that is vital to those inside the Diaspora. Topics include: Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Family and Immigration. The panel consists of attorneys practicing in United States and Jamaica. Our focus will be to keep the Diaspora in the know.

Speaker Bios

Michelle Fanger, Esq.- Immigration and Tax -Maintaining your status during this pandemic.

Michelle T. Fanger is the founder of The Fanger Law Firm, PLLC. Her areas of practice are Immigration, Florida Family Law and Tax. Michelle is the Chair of the JDTAN Legal Sectors Support Panel. She is Legal Counsel for the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce and she serves on The Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Liason Committee, 2020-2021.


Moderator: Chrislyn Thompson, Attorney At Law


Collette Small, Esq.- Elder Law- Estate Planning the Secret to Building Inter-Generational Wealth.

Collett P. Small is a founding Partner of  the law firm Slater & Small PLLC.  She served as the Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar 2017-2018. Ms. Small is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Elder Law. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University and her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. 

Slater & Small PLLC, Csmall@slater-small.com

Able-Don Foote-Attorney-at-Law- The legalities of doing business in Jamaica 

Ranked in the Top 5 out of the entire cohort of local and International students (approximately 514) who sat the competitive Norman Manley Law School Entrance Examination in 2012 and ultimately graduated as one of the youngest Attorneys in Jamaica in 2014. Mr. Foote has since gained legal experience in multiple jurisdictions and successfully developed the Jamaican jurisprudence in deportation law by successfully arguing the landmark Court of Appeal deportation case of United States citizen Kwame Abayomi. He has also earned a reputation as a formidable litigator as evidenced by his multiple court victories. His areas of main focus are Commercial law, Property Law, Contract, Tax, Personal Injury and criminal law. He is an avid investor on the Jamaican stock market and a board of director of the Rent Board of Jamaica. He is the Principal of the New Kingston law firm Able Attorneys.


Ava-Gaye Hue, Esq.-Family Law

Attorney Ava-Gaye M. Hue earned both her undergraduate and juris doctorate degrees at the University of Florida. A former assistant public defender and civil litigator, Ms. Hue has tried cases in various jurisdictions across the State of Florida.  Ms. Hue is experienced in criminal, real estate and family law and has served as co-chair of the Broward County Bar Association’s Family Law Section.  She is a member of the T.J. Reddick Bar Association and its executive board.

The Heritage Firm, PLLC, ava.hue@gmail.com

Latangie Williams, Esq-Immigration The effects on Business-Based Immigration Law & Human Trafficking              
Latangie Williams is a Jamaican-American attorney that currently resides in northern Florida. Her firm focuses on Immigration, Criminal and Family law while she fights human trafficking as a member of the N.E. Florida Human Trafficking Coalition. She is the proud mother of two children: Melayja & Melik Little.

Published by Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network - JDTAN

Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network - JDTAN

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