The Miami Herald—Prosecutor of Kids now Mentor to Them

By Ajowa Nzinga Ifateyo

Four years ago, Mark Eiglarsh was a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade state attorney's office, where he saw an increasing number of young people being accused of violent crimes. It disturbed him greatly.

"I, with tears in my eyes, sent hundreds of kids to prison after convicting them of serious crimes," he said.

Eiglarsh began to think that if there were some way to "turn back the clock," he could make a difference in someone's life.

Today, the ex-prosecutor mentors on young man and heads Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami's 15-member volunteer recruitment committee, whose goal is to find other badly needed mentors.

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"Mark's assisted me on 3 separate instances with exceptional results. He treated me with respect and counseled me without judgment. He answered all my questions and removed any doubt during the lengthy legal process. Mark's courts skills and legal expertise places him amongst the top in his profession." D.A.
"I chose Mark Eiglarsh to serve as my Miami criminal defense lawyer during my DUI trial last month. He was great. We actually never had to go to trial because he worked out a bargain that was very nice." H.G.
"Mark Eiglarsh was a great help with my recent case, and I am very glad that he was recommended to me in Miami. He knew exactly what to do as soon as I was charged, and I was eventually released after he had the charges against me dropped. Amazing job, overall." J.G.