Bay Area Legal’s Ellen Cheek Named “Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year”

On June 23rd, Ellen Cheek (Staff Attorney for the Florida Senior Legal Helpline) received the award for “Consumer Protection Lawyer of the Year” from the Consumer Protection Law Committee of the Florida Bar at the Bar’s Annual Convention in Orlando.  This award has been given for the past 12 years to a legal service, public interest, an academic, or private attorney whose exceptional contributions to consumer law have strengthened and affirmed the rights of consumers in Florida.

In her presentation to Ellen, Committee President Beth Norrow cited Ellen’s direct service to helpline clients in consumer law matters, her education and outreach on predatory consumer practices, her ongoing co-chairmanship of the Bar’s Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Committee, and her role, along with several others, in creating the grant-funded Elder Law Risk Detector. Congratulations Ellen!