Donald J. Lunny, Jr., an equity partner with the full-service South Florida law firm Brinkley Morgan, recently participated in the Covenant House Florida’s “Sleep Out: Executive Edition” on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 in Fort Lauderdale. Participants of the annual event spent the night sleeping in the streets as a way to raise awareness and funds for the Covenant House Florida (CHF), which shelters homeless youths in the area.
As one of the largest private agencies serving runaway and homeless youth in the state, CHF is part of an international mission with programs in 20 cities in the United States, Canada, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The agency relies primarily on support from private individuals and organizations to meet the multiple and complex needs of homeless youth. CHF offers a variety of on-site programs, including G.E.D. classes, drug and alcohol addiction management, long-term transitional living, parenting education, health services, outreach, and more.
“Through my participation in the Sleep Out, I hope to help shed more light on the staggering number of children who are forced to live on the streets,” said Lunny, “and I am proud to continue supporting Covenant House in finding ways to improve the lives of young people, who often, through no fault of their own, find themselves in desperate circumstances.”
With nearly 30 years of experience, Lunny is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in City, County and Local Government Law. As the head of Brinkley Morgan’s Local Government Law group, he represents public and private sector clients throughout Florida in the areas of land development, local government law, real estate, business and financial transactions, and litigation. He currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Plantation, is a member of the Ethics Task Force for the Broward League of Cities, and is the immediate past president of Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (FMAA).