Florida Workers’ Advocates Educational Conference

Representing Florida’s Workers for Over 30 Years

FWA 32nd Annual Educational Conference
June 2-3, 2022
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort

Conference Managed by:

RMR Events

3837 Salmon Drive

Orlando, FL  32835



FWA appreciates the generous support of their numerous sponsors.  Many sponsorship opportunities for FWA and the FWA Educational Conference are available.  Information is available below.


The 2022 conference will be held in the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando.



Registration for the 2022 Conference is open now.  Click the link below. 

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort - Orlando

Information regarding room reservations will be posted early in 2022.
An email will be sent to the FWA mailing list and to the FWA list-serv when reservations are open.

About the FWA Educational Conference

With 150 attendees from all over the state of Florida, the new 1.5 day format has increased networking, educational and sponsorship opportunities.  Sponsorship areas located adjacent to meeting space facilitate attorney/sponsor interaction.  Engaging and informative general session presentations and panels provide a world-class educational experience. Lunch, refreshments and cocktail reception are provided.

FWA 2022 Agenda

Thursday , June 2, 2022

P7:45-8:15am – Registration

8:15-8:30am – Introduction, Opening Remarks
Matthew Carrillo, Esq. (Immediate Past President)
Michael Horowitz, Esq. (Incoming President)
Eric Sandler, Esq. (Incoming Vice President)

8:30-9:20am  – What’s New with the 60Q? A Review of the New Rules
James (Jim) Fee, Esq.
Kimberly Syfrett, Esq.

9:20-9:30am – SPONSOR Presentation

9:30-10:20am  – Dealing with SOL Violations
Holley Akers, Esq.
Steve Meyers, Esq.

10:20-10:30am – BREAK

10:30-11:20am  – New 1x Change Cases
Damon Pichoff, Esq.
Ricardo Morales, Esq.

11:20-11:30am – SPONSOR Presentation

P11:30-1:50pm  – LUNCH, Recognitions, & FJA Presentation

1:50-2:40pm Caselaw Update
Brad Smith, Esq. TBA

2:40-2:50pm – SPONSOR Presentation

2:50-3:40pm Business and Marketing for Law Firms
David Benn, Esq. TBA TBA.

3:40-4:00pm-SPONSOR Presentation

4:00-4:10pm – BREAK

4:10-5:00pm Legal Ethics & Professionalism with JCCs
Moderator – Christopher Smith, Esq.
Honorable John Moneyham, Judge of Compensation Claims
Honorable Erik Grindal, Judge of Compensation Claims
Honorable Sylvia Medina-Shore, Judge of Compensation Claims
Honorable David Langham, Deputy Chief Judge, Div. of Admin. Hearings

5:00pm – Cocktail Reception

Friday, June 3, 2022

8:30-9:20am – Setting Up a Case for a Successful Appeal
Amie DeGuzman, Esq.
Kenneth Schwartz, Esq.

9:20-10:10am – Legislative Update
Richard Chait, Esq.
Jonathan Kilman, Esq.

10:10-10:20am – BREAK

10:20am-11:10am – Virtual Law Firm Resources & Cyber Security 
Cathy Agacinski, Esq. WHO, Esq.

11:10-12:00pm – Attorney’s Fees
Sal Sicuso, Esq.
Laurie Thrower Miles, Esq.









Florida Workers’ Advocates has always valued its partnerships with numerous loyal companies that assist in the fight for Florida’s injured workers.  There are multiple opportunities to support this organization including sponsorship of the Annual Educational Conference.  If you have other questions, email us at: admin@fwaconference.org

Countdown to 2022 Conference








Florida Workers’ Advocates Mission

The purpose of the FWA is to protect and defend the workforce of Florida and particularly the rights of Florida‘s injured workers by providing a medium for cooperation and continuing education among lawyers representing the interests of injured and disabled workers and other persons interested in promoting injured workers and providing fair and just treatment to those workers who suffer workplace injuries and those who are dependent upon them.

To achieve this purpose, the FWA seeks to attract and promote the involvement of compassionate, dedicated individuals and organizations committed to the highest degree of professionalism and the protection of the rights of injured workers, and may take such action and engage in such activities, or assist other persons or organizations in such action or activities, as are consistent with the overall purpose and goals of the organization, including, but not limited to reaching out to and working with groups interested in providing fair and just treatment of Florida’s injured workers and their families encouraging active citizenship of its members through personal involvement and financial participation in the state elective process at the state and local level; assisting candidates for elective public office; educating and informing government officials and other organizations; striving to influence the passage or defeat of legislation to create fairness for injured workers, require benefits be furnished in a timely manner, and insure access to the courts; and participating in appropriate legal or administrative actions.

In support of this purpose, the FWA may also through a political action committee seek voluntary contributions from individuals and entities for the purpose of influencing the selection, nomination, election or appointment of any individual to any state or local public office and to foster positive legislation to promote a fair balance for all stakeholders in the workers’ compensation system.