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2400 First Street, Suite 214 Fort Myers, FL 33901

Staff

A Highly Qualified and Caring Staff

Under the leadership of Executive Director Andrew Banyai, Esq., Lee County Legal Aid Society employs a Legal Director, staff attorneys and paralegals whose qualifications are second to none. Their passion for helping those in need shows in everything they do, each and every day. They are supported by a caring administrative team who shares their concern and heartfelt support for the community Lee County Legal Aid Society serves.

Andrew J. Banyai, Esq.
Andrew J. Banyai, Esq.
Director

Andrew Banyai is a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan.

Blair J. DeMinico, Esq.
Blair J. DeMinico, Esq.
Legal Director

Blair DeMinico is the Legal Director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society. DeMinico joined the Lee County Legal Aid Society as a Staff Attorney in 2014.

Nanci DuBois
Nanci DuBois
Executive Assistant to the Directors

Our Executive Assistant to the Directors is responsible for marketing, meeting fundraising goals, grants management, and promotion of the work of Lee County Legal Aid Society.

Ashley Faraone, Esq.
Ashley Faraone, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Ashley Hall Faraone grew up in Fort Myers and attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in Journalism and minored in English Literature.

Eunice Gedeon Linot, Esq.
Eunice Gedeon Linot, Esq.
Staff Attorney

Eunice Gedeon Linot is an Immigration Services and Florida Family Law attorney. She provides legal representation to underprivileged persons involved in family proceedings with excellence. She is fluent in Creole.

Jessica Lopez
Jessica Lopez
Paralegal
Jessica specializes in helping with Family Law.
Ely Naranjo Dominguez
Ely Naranjo Dominguez
Bilingual Paralegal
Ely helps with Immigration Services and is fluent in Spanish.
Melissa Ponce Urbina
Melissa Ponce Urbina
Receptionist

Melissa recently joined our team and has approximately 6 years of front office experience. Melissa loves to help people and guide people with their needs.

Cynthia Crosby
Cynthia Crosby
Paralegal and Self Help Center Services Coordinator
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