Marc Consalo has been a practicing attorney in the Central Florida community since 1999. He began his career at the Law Firm of Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser, and Sutcliffe working as an insurance dense lawyer. He then moved to the State Attorney’s office where he handled a variety of cases including juvenile offenses, serious felonies, sex crimes, and homicides. Dr. Consalo left the prosecutor’s office to open his own firm in 2003 where he handled trial work for both domestic relation matters and criminal defense. To this date, he still serves as a conflict attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit handling felonies in both Orange and Osceola County in addition to serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in paternity and divorce actions.
In 2007 Dr. Consalo began teaching at the college level at his Alma mater, Rollins College. There he taught a class entitled Psychology and the Law focusing on the interplay of psychology and the law in the court system. In 2012, he became a Coach for UCF’s Legal Studies Moot Court Team and then an adjunct in 2013. He became a full time faculty member of the Legal Studies Department on January 1, 2014.
Dr. Consalo served as the faculty adviser for UCF’s Trial Team Program from 2014 through 2017. In summer 2017, he became the Coordinator for Experiential Learning and Online Education for the Department. In addition to his teaching duties, he oversees the internship program which places approximately seventy-five students each semester into the local community. He also assists with connecting students with would be employers for paid positions.
Dr. Consalo has written on multiple topics including Same Sex Marriage and Jury Selection. He has been published in the Orange County Bar Briefs, Barry School of Law’s Child and Family Law Journal, and Stetson Law School’s Journal of Advocacy and the Law. Dr. Consalo was also featured on an episode of Court TV for the case of State of Florida versus Tommy Carlton.
Dr. Consalo is a strong believer in service learning. He, himself, has served on multiple boards throughout his legal career. He has acted as both the Chair of the Orange County Bar’s Family Law Committee and their Criminal Law Committee. He has heard complaints against fellow lawyers as the chair of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee (9a) and members of the Orlando Police Force as chair of the Orlando Citizen’s Police Review Board. Currently, he sits on the Orange County Bar Foundation where he supports legal education in the Orange County Public School System.
Dr. Consalo has received awards and accolades for his work in the community. Specifically, he has four times been acknowledged for his work with abused and dependent children through the Legal Aid Society of Orlando winning the Elizabeth Susan Khoury Award for Pro Bono Service in 2016. He also maintains a preeminent designation through Martindale Hubbel, the highest possible, for his skill as a lawyer.
Having graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rollins College earning a B.A. in Psychology and Communications, with honors from the University of Florida College of Law earning a J.D., and with distinction from Stetson University Law School earning an L.L.M. in trial advocacy, Dr. Consalo has much to be grateful for. However, his greatest achievement is his family – son Anthony, daughter Eva, and wife Karen.
Criminal Law (Romeo and Juliet Statute)
Mental Health Law
PLA 3306-0055: Criminal Law
PLA 4806-0055: Domestic Relations Law
PLA 30122-005: Law and the Legal System
PLA 4910-0002: Trial Advocacy
PLA 4266-0001: Advanced Trial Advocacy
PLA 3108-0055: Legal Writing
PLA 3309-0055: Criminal Procedure