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160 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine LAW AND LAW ENFORCEMENT S heila Grabelle Pokras commenced her career as a secondary school teacher in Philadelphia and Newark, New Jersey, in 1957. She thereafter delved into the field of law, practicing privately in Long Beach, California, for eight years while also serving as city councilwoman in Lakewood. In 1978, she became a judge in the Long Beach Municipal Court and held the role for two years before serving as a judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court for 18 years. She retired in 1998. The recipient of a BS in education from Temple University and a JD, cum laude, from the Pepperdine School of Law, Ms. Pokras was admitted to practice law in California, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court. Alongside her primary endeavors, she was a founding member of Women Lawyers of Long Beach. In recognition of her career achievements, Ms. Pokras received the Torch of Liberty Award from the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League, was honored by the National Conference for Community and Justice, and was named Judge of the Year by the Long Beach Bar Association. JUDGE (RETIRED) Los Angeles Superior Court Huntington Beach, CA N elson Family Law is a boutique firm that focuses primarily on cases of family law, including marriage disputes, adoptions, child protective proceedings, paternity testing and divorce. Founded by Patricia R.M. Eufemia-Nelson, Esq., in 2008, the firm has received multiple accolades for its prestige in the industry, such as the Award for Regional Family Law Firm from Corporate Livewire, and was named Best Regional Family Law Firm by Acquisition International. Serving as a lawyer and principal of Nelson Family Law, Ms. Eufemia-Nelson has remained a premier source of expertise in her profession. The recipient of two degrees in philosophy and political science from the University of Toronto, Ms. Eufemia-Nelson also holds an LLB from the Osgoode Hall Law School. She serves as a mentor for numerous individuals and is a pro bono attorney in her spare time. Interested in her profession from a formative age, Ms. Eufemia-Nelson prides herself on representing clients with their best interests at the forefront and being honest about their expectations. As a testament to her skills, she was named a Super Lawyer by Corporate Livewire in 2015. LAWYER, PRINCIPAL Nelson Family Law Mississauga, Ontario, Canada SHEILA GRABELLE POKRAS PATRICIA R.M. EUFEMIA-NELSON, ESQ.