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Trial Attorney Olga Ruiz Baken provides counseling in litigation matters. Her areas of practice include commercial litigation, foreclosure and landlord/tenant law. She represents individual, corporate and financial institution clients.
She also litigates in the family law and dependency divisions of the Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Palm Beach County courts. Her family law practice focuses on divorce, support and separation without divorce, custody, visitation, child support, alimony, modification and enforcement of divorce decrees, adoption, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, relocation and international child kidnapping). Her dependency law practice focuses on dependency and termination of parental rights litigation and defense.
Olga has more than 20 years of legal experience. She began her career as a legal secretary and law clerk before attending the University of Miami’s School of Law, where she obtained her law degree. As a former criminal defense attorney, she participated in the defense team for General Manuel Antonio Noriega of Panama during the sentencing and appeal phases of his highly publicized and high profile case.
She is a member of the Broward Bar Association. In addition, she has been a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem and has been a pro bono attorney for Put Something Back and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Olga is fluent in Spanish and is able to speak, write and understand French and Portuguese.
Reduced $100 fee for initial consultations
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listing||Marquis' Who's Who (American Law, America, World, American Women, American Education)||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Cancer Society, New Directions||Board Member||1996 - 1996|
|Put Something Back||Pro Bono Attorney||1996 - 2000|
|Guardian Ad Litem||Volunteer GAL||1996 - 2000|
|Teen Court (Hillsborough County)||Volunteer Judge||1994 - 1994|
|Condominium Associations||Volunteer Board Member (President)||N/A|
|National Center for Missing and Exploited Children||Pro Bono Attorney||N/A|
|Broward County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|University of Miami School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Florida International University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|