Nicole Hessen of Wender, Hedler & Hessen P.A., a leading law firm in Palm Beach County serving injured workers, was installed as the president-elect of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL).
In this role, Hessen, a Wellington resident, will assist the current President Allison Lane as needed. Additionally, she will serve as a tireless advocate for her colleagues and will work to promote gender equality in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large, promoting reform in law and facilitating administration of justice.
“This appointment is a tremendous honor,” said Hessen who previously held committee positions with FAWL including PACE committee chair, newsletter and publicity chair and outreach director. “FAWL holds a special place in my heart for the work the organization is doing for the betterment of our community. I admire the men and women in my field that are a part of this organization, and I will work as hard as possible to keep everyone inspired and an active and engaged part of our community.”
In addition to her association with FAWL, Hessen is chair of the workers’ compensation practice committee for the Palm Beach County Bar 2008-13; is a Florida Bar SCOPE mentor and is a volunteer with the Village of Wellington coaching ages 4 to 6 in soccer. She also serves on the board of directors for the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association; is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association; the Workers’ Compensation Section, Florida Bar and the Florida Workers’ Advocates. Hessen was recently named a 2013 Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyer, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in Florida, as well as a member of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite list, which honors only 2 percent of the active members of the Florida Bar.
For more information on Hessen’s community involvement, or to learn more about Wender, Hedler & Hessen P.A., visit www.injuredworkersonly.com or call (561) 246-6666.
Wender, Hedler & Hessen P.A. is a boutique law firm with more than two decades of service defending injured workers in South Florida. With experience representing employees involved in accidents at work, WWH knows workers compensation laws inside and out.
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