Four Law Students Gain “On-The-Job Training” This Summer at Henderson Franklin

Fort Myers, Florida — Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to welcome four law students, John Marra, Alessandro Secino, Daumantas Venckus-Cucchiara, and Iman Zekri. They will supplement their law school experience by working as clerks at the firm during the summer.

As part of Henderson Franklin’s Summer Associate Program, they will be exposed to a broad range of practice areas and will attend hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and meetings with clients. They will also perform research, assist in the drafting of pleadings, discovery and analyze various legal issues. Each summer associate is paired with a Henderson Franklin attorney mentor who assists the summer associate with the transition from law student to lawyer.

  • Marra is a Florida native. He grew up in Palm Beach Gardens with seven siblings, graduating from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 2012. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and will be entering his final year at Stetson University College of Law. When not working, Marra enjoys sports, basketball, football, karaoke and spending time with his German Shepard/Rottweiler Mix named Biscuit.
  • Secino grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 2013, obtained his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and is currently attending Florida State University College of Law. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and spending time with his Bedlington Terrier named Remy.
  • Venckus-Cucchiara grew up in Klaipeda, Lithuania and Weston, Florida. He attended University of Iowa for his B.S. in Human Physiology/Pre-Med and University of Akron for his MBA. Currently, he is entering his 3L year at Florida State University School of Law. Venckus-Cucchiara enjoys outdoor adventures and physical exercise including white water rafting, hiking, and Olympic weightlifting. He hopes to complete his first ever Iron Man Triathlon on November 2, 2019 in Panama City.
  • Zekri is a Southwest Florida native and grew up in Lehigh Acres. She graduated from Riverdale High School in 2014, attended Florida SouthWestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University for her undergraduate degrees, and is currently the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  Zekri is fluent in Arabic (Tunisian dialect) and enjoys baking, photography, tennis and spending time with family.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on the Summer Associate Program or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

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