Serving Others: a Core Value of the Ezell Law Firm
Marian Wright Edelman photo courtesy CDC Public Health Image Library
“Service is the rent we pay for living.
It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”
— Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and the first African American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar
With a passion for creating positive change, Brenda Ezell has given back to the community and her profession in a variety of ways. A member of the Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Ms. Ezell currently serves as a director on the boards of ElderSource, Clearly Jacksonville, Waverly Academy Charter School for Girls, Inc., The Florida Center for Heirs’ Property, Inc., and Wise Owl Properties, Inc.
A former board member and chair of OneJax (formerly NCCJ, the successor organization to the National Coalition of Christians & Jews) she is also a past member of the boards of HabiJax, Lutheran Social Services, and the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. She was a member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2012, served on the Board of Governors of the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute from 2011-2019, and has also served on the Board of Directors and Board of Governors for JAXChamber, the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as other organizations.
Ms. Ezell actively gives back to her profession as well. A member of the Executive Council of the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, she serves as Chair of the organization’s 2022 Legislative and Caselaw Update Seminar, Co-Chair and Past Chair of its Real Estate Leasing Committee and Past Co-Chair of its Membership and Inclusion Committee. Additionally, she is active in the Jacksonville Area Real Estate Council, of which she is a board member and past president. She is a past president, former board member, and current DEI Committee Member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Jacksonville, a local affiliate of CREW Network, a global alliance of over 11,000 commercial real estate professionals. Ms. Ezell is also active in a number of professional organizations, including the Jacksonville and American Bar Associations.
Terrence Harvey is also involved in a number of community and non-profit organizations. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Wayman Academy of the Arts, one of Duval County’s first charter schools, serves as a mentor through several nonprofit organizations, and has dedicated many hours to helping the community through his local church. Previously, he was a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and served as a Board Member of the Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee.