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Vanessa Palacio

Vanessa Palacio

Practice areas:

Appeals, Litigation

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About Me

Vanessa Palacio earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. With trial and appellate experience, while maintaining a modest law practice and performing legal reserach and writing for other attorneys, Vanessa currently does legislative and policy work for the Office of the Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. A South Florida native, she graduated from MAST Academy in 2005. She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of Miami, with a triple major in Biology, English, and Political Science. Vanessa is fluent in Spanish and conversational French. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida.

When she is not practicing law, she enjoys baking, fencing, snorkeling, bass guitar, and watching classic movies.


Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Appeals: 50%



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Contact Info

9001 SW 227th Street
Unit 6
Miami, FL, 33190-1832



FLMember in Good Standing201208/12/2015

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Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Marine Ecology & The LawUniversity of Miami School of Law2011
Conwell Law Merit-Based ScholarshipTemple University--Beasley School of Law2009
Bowman Foster Ashe Merit-Based ScholarshipUniversity of Miami2005
Williams College Book AwardWilliams College2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Certified Legal InternMiami Dade State Attorney's Office2012 - 2012
Founder, Attorney and Counselor at LawAttorney's Friend2012 - Present
Legislative AideMiami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Office of the Chair2012 - Present
Certified Legal InternMiami Dade State Attorney's Office2011 - 2011
University of Miami School of Law Federal Appellate ClinicFederal Public Defender's Office2011 - 2011
Judicial InternEleventh Judicial Circuit In & For Miami Dade County, Fl2010 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Alpha Epsilon LambdaMember2011 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaBoard Member2009 - Present
The Federalist SocietyAttorney Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude2012
University of MiamiBiology, English Literature, and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
MAST AcademyOceanic and Atmospheric SciencesSuperintendent's Diploma of Distinction2005