Dec. 20, 2021

Tripp Scott Attorney Douglas H. Reynolds Elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., December 16, 2021 - Tripp Scott today announced that Douglas H. Reynolds, a director with the law firm, has been elected the Chair of the Board of Directors for Legal  Aid Service of Broward County, which serves both  Broward and Collier counties.

Legal Aid Services of Broward County,  through its 73 attorneys, provides free legal aid services to low-income and otherwise eligible residents. Last year over 20,000 individuals were impacted by its legal services in areas as diverse as housing conditions for the poor, protecting victims of domestic violence, children, the elderly, and people with HIV/AIDS. 

About Doug Reynolds

Throughout his career, Mr. Reynolds, who is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Business Litigation and Marital and Family Law, has performed pro bono legal services in our community. Because of his involvement with Legal Aid, Mr. Reynolds was the 2019 recipient of the Russell Carlisle Advocacy Award. The award is given annually to an advocate whose actions exemplify a personal and professional commitment to making justice available to the poor and disadvantaged. In addition, Mr. Reynolds has been actively involved in various local non-profit corporations and schools. He serves on the Offerdahl's Hand Off Foundation and he formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Broward Public Library Foundation and Pine Crest School.

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A current or prospective tenant is presented with a lease contract with
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As Published in the Daily Business Review

An Op-Ed featuring analysis from Tripp Scott's Chuck Tatelbaum and Corey Cohen

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SPECIAL REPORT featuring analysis from Tripp Scott's Paul O. Lopez and Brittany Hynes

As Published in the Daily Business Review

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