Margarita Esquiroz, a great woman, jurist and person died today. I had the honor of meeting this great woman some years ago. The moment I met her I knew I was in the presence of greatness. Have you ever met someone and were immediately overcome with feelings awe and respect? A professional crush? Margarita was the embodiment of everything I grew up wanting to be and emulate. That’s what happened to me some years ago when I met Judge Esquiroz. Today is a day of morning for all of us who practice law. The only thing greater than Judge Margarita Esquiroz is the legacy and example she leaves for the rest of us. She will be missed. God bless you and thank you for blazing a trail for women, Cuban Americans and everyone who practices law with class and distinction.