Mrs. Haba spent seven years as an Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County, where she prosecuted human trafficking, sex crimes, child abuse, homicides, career criminals and violent crimes. At the time she left this position, Mrs. Haba had tried over 75 jury trials, leaving her with extensive trial experience and a high rate of success. Mrs. Haba tried the first human trafficking trial to occur in Seminole County and won, securing justice for the victim and a lengthy prison sentence for the trafficker. She has presented trainings statewide on the prosecution of human trafficking and how citizens can recognize the warning signs.
Mrs. Haba serves as the co-chair to the Seminole County Human Trafficking Task Force, and on the Board of Directors of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. She has worked with numerous non-profits that offer services to human trafficking survivors, and has lobbied and assisted in changing human trafficking laws to benefit survivors and hold those responsible accountable. Mrs. Haba has begun working with The Haba Law Firm where she now brings lawsuits against individuals and entities that perpetuate victimization, abuse, and human trafficking.
Mrs. Haba has also been doing immigration law for several years. While at the State Attorney’s Office, she assisted victims of crime with filing victim based visas on a pro bono basis. She now assists individuals with family based immigration, employment based immigration, investor visas, asylum & refugees, student visas, crime victim lawful status and adjustment of status (green cards).
Mrs. Haba has received several awards for her legal advocacy. In 2017, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi named her Prosecutor of the Year for the State of Florida at the Human Trafficking Summit. In 2016, she received the Polaris Star Award for exceptional legal advocacy in human trafficking from the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force. In 2015, she was awarded the National Crime Victim's Rights Week Attorney of the Year, from the State Attorney's Office, as well as Pride in Excellence Attorney of the Year from the State Attorney's Office. In 2014, Mrs. Haba was awarded the Young Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award from the Seminole County Legal Aide Society. In addition, she has been named a "Legal Elite" Attorney by Florida Trend Magazine from 2013 - 2018, an award based on peer review in the legal community.
Mrs. Haba received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Syracuse University where she dual-majored in Policy Studies and Economics and graduated cum laude. She then went on to attend Ave Maria School of Law on a Board of Governor’s Scholarship and received her Juris Doctorate. Mrs. Haba was the Moot Court Board President her third year of law school and won the Regional Championship for trial advocacy in the Texas Young Lawyer’s National Trial Competition.
Mrs. Haba is a member of the Seminole County Bar Association, the Seminole County Inns of Court, the Brevard County Bar Association, the Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers, and a member of the Council of Catholic Women.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2018|
|Prosecutor of the Year||Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Office||2017|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2017|
|Polaris Star Award for Legal Advocacy||Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force||2016|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2016|
|National Victims Rights Week Attorney of the Year||State Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit||2015|
|Pride in Excellence Attorney of the Year||State Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit||2015|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2015|
|Young Lawyer Service Award||Legal Aide Society of Seminole County||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2014|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Partner||The Haba Law Firm, P.A.||2018 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office, 18th Judicial Circuit (Brevard & Seminole County)||2011 - 2018|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit||2010 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Seminole County Chamber of Commerce||Member||2018 - Present|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Brevard County chapter)||Member||2018 - Present|
|Seminole County Inns of Court||Member||2018 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|Seminole County Human Trafficking Task Force||Co-Chair||2016 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Orlando Sentinel||Seminole County Prosecutor Fights Human Trafficking with Compassion||2017|
|The Florida Catholic||Catholic Mom Fights for Justice, Wins Award||2017|
|Florida Office of the Attorney General||Attorney General Bondi Kicks Off Human Trafficking Summit||2017|
|Ave Maria School of Law||N/A||2009|
|WOKB 1680am, Talk It Up Radio Show||Human Trafficking||2018|
|Rotary Club||Human Trafficking||2018|
|Human Trafficking Legal Symposium for Central Region of Florida||Human Trafficking||2018|
|A Townhall Meeting and A Community Conversation on Ending Human Trafficking (Aug 2018)||Human Trafficking||2018|
|A Townhall Meeting and A Community Conversation on Ending Human Trafficking (April 2018)||Human Trafficking||2018|
|2018 Florida Trial Court Staff Attorneys Association Conference||Common Issues in Sex Crimes||2018|
|2018 Florida Sexual Crimes Investigators Association Training Conference||Human Trafficking||2018|
|"I Am Not For Sale" Human Trafficking Symposium||Human Trafficking||2018|
|Law Enforcement Training||Human Trafficking||2016|
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