Lester J. Mortimer, Jr., QC / Senior Partner
Born in Nassau in 1953 and admitted to the Bar of England & Wales, Lincoln’s Inn in 1978 after completing his legal studies at the College of Law in London, Mortimer is one of the country’s leading authorities on shipping and maritime law.
R. Dawson Malone / Nassau Managing Partner
Mr. Malone is very knowledgeable of the trial and appellant processes of the Courts. He has also served a short term as the Assistant Registrar (Acting) of the Supreme Court of The Bahamas.
Chad D. Roberts, CLE, JD, BS / Partner
Mr. Roberts has been named a leading corporate law expert in The Bahamas by Global Law Experts, a premier guide for leading attorneys throughout the world, and the first Real Estate Law Expert in the Bahamas by Corporate INTL one of the leading monthly publications for business leaders, professional advisers and providers of finance throughout the world.
Simone Morgan-Gomez / Partner
She has been practicing in The Bahamas since 1997 and specializes in Commercial Litigation involving: Employment, Insurance, Insolvency, Trusts, Agency and Multi-jurisdictional Contracts. Mrs. Morgan-Gomez speaks English and Spanish.
Courtney L. Pearce / Partner
Courtney Pearce received her B. A. in International Politics from Colgate University in New York. Ms. Pearce went on to study at the University of Buckingham where she graduated with Upper Second Class Honours in 2005. During her year at Bar School, Ms. Pearce was very active in the Pro Bono Legal Advice Centre of the College of Law and negotiated a settlement between her clients and their local Council in a property dispute. Ms. Pearce was called to the Bar in England and Wales in July 2006 and to the Bahamas Bar in December 2006. She currently works in litigation and is building her specialization in Corporate and Trust Law.
Cheryl D. Cartwright / Partner
Ms. Cartwright’s responsibilities involve advising on multi-jurisdictional legal issues, and acting as a Pupil Master. Her areas of practice include Insolvency and Liquidations, International Commercial Litigation, International Commercial Transactions, as well as limited work with Conveyance, Mortgage and Property Law. Ms. Cartwright has served as an Acting Deputy Registrar of the Court of Appeal, served as Chairman and Board member on various government bodies, and was the founding Vice-President of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.
Carey G. Leonard / Senior Associate
Of all the 1,000 or so practicing attorneys in The Bahamas, Carey G. Leonard may be the least likely ever to have headed for a career in the legal profession or achieved the corporate and community leadership heights he has. His story reads like parts of a modern Robinson Crusoe fantasy.
Pearline Y. Ingraham / Associate
If ever there were a doubt about compassion and the law, one moment with Callenders Associate Pearline Ingraham will dispel any trace. A staunch defender of women’s and children’s rights, Ingraham is articulate and shining proof that passion about people and the law go hand-in-hand when in the right hands.
Garth Philippe / Associate
Mr. Philippe studied Spanish language and culture at La Universidad de Salamanca, Spain in 2006. Later he studied law at the University of Manchester, England where he received his (LLB) in both English Law and French Law in 2010. He also attended L’Université de Bougogne, France where he furthered his studies in French Law and civil law traditions and achieved the graduate level Diplòme de Relations Internationales in Public International Law in 2010.
Philisea Bethel / Associate
Philisea obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Law & Criminal Justice in 2012 at the College of The Bahamas. She earned a Bachelor of Laws with Upper Second Class Honours in 2015 at the University of Buckingham, England and a Master of Laws in International & Commercial Law (specializing in Financial Services Law) with Distinction in 2016.
Ian Cargill Jr. / Associate
Ian Cargill Jr. began his pupilage at Callenders in January 2021 when presented with an opportunity to learn from ‘one of the best litigators in the country’ in the person of Fred Smith, QC.