Judge Lopane is highly respected by Broward County lawyers and Broward County legal and charitable organizations. He consistently receives high approval ratings from the Broward County legal community polled by the Broward County Bar Association.
He has received numerous awards including an award for Exemplary Contribution to Broward Children and Families from the Broward Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Summit Award for Excellence from the Dependency Court Improvement Summit and the Heart Award for Outstanding Public Official.
He shows his commitment to community service by volunteering on a large scale for charities, mock trials, and community programs including HANDY, as well as teaching classes and seminars in all areas of the Law. He was integral in establishing the “Fighting Chance” Boxing Club for children in foster care.
Judge Lopane has been a great advocate for families who are struggling with the emotional stress and conflict of separation/divorce as well as the mental health issues which figure prominently during this traumatic transition. He always puts the welfare of children front and center in his courtroom while also respecting the needs of the parents by ensuring that they are referred to appropriate levels of intervention. For his advocacy and community support, Judge Lopane is certainly an EPIC individual.