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Vanessa is an experienced attorney and South Florida native who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. 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.

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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 50%
    4 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    4 years
  3. Construction: 15%
    4 years
  4. Licensing: 15%
    4 years

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Contact info

Hall, Lamb & Hall, PA

2665 South Bayshore Drive
Penthouse One
Miami, FL, 33133

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201206/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CABA Pro Bono Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Project ParticipantCuban American Bar Association2014
HOPE Pro Bono ChallengeUniversity of Miami School of Law2012
HOPE Community Service ChallengeUniversity of Miami School of Law2012
Clinical Program ParticipantUniversity of Miami School of Law2012
Litigation Skills, PretrialUniversity of Miami School of Law2011
Litigation Skills, TrialUniversity of Miami School of Law2011
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
AssociateHall, Lamb & Hall, PA2015 - Present
Special Projects Administrator, Public Works & Waste ManagementMiami-Dade County2015 - 2015
Legislative Aide, Board of County CommissionersMiami Dade County2013 - 2015
Certified Legal InternMiami Dade State Attorney's Office Felony Division2012 - 2012
Attorney and Counselor at LawVanessa Palacio, P.A.2012 - 2015
Certified Legal InternMiami Dade State Attorney's Office2011 - 2011
University of Miami School of Law Federal Appellate ClinicFederal Public Defender (Miami)2011 - 2011
Judicial Intern, Circuit CourtEleventh Judicial Circuit In & For Miami Dade County, Fl2010 - 2011
Judicial Intern, County CourtEleventh Judicial Circuit In & For Miami Dade County, Fl2009 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cuban American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Florida BarAttorney2012 - Present
Alpha Epsilon LambdaMember2011 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaBoard Member2009 - Present
Federalist SocietyAttorney Member2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Triple Nine SocietyMember2009 - Present
MAST Academy Alumni AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
M.F. v. V.D.Favorable
I.M.v. S.N.Favorable
State v. V.D.Favorable
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Code of Miami-Dade County, FloridaRewrite of Chapter 15, Solid Waste Management2015
Miami-Dade CountySpecial Taxing Districts: Policies and Procedures2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of Miami School of LawBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
University of MiamiEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
University of MiamiPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
MAST AcademyOceanic and Atmospheric SciencesSuperintendent's Diploma of Distinction2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Special Taxing Districts Management Team, Public Works and Waste ManagementSpecial Taxing Districts: Policies and Procedures2015
Public Works and Waste Management DepartmentResidential Units: How to tell whether a unit is a condominium2015
Public Works and Waste Management DepartmentThe Legislative Process2015
Miami-Dade County Board of County CommissionersArticle X Homestead Implications of Annexation and Incorporation2014
Miami-Dade Board of County CommissionersImplications of International Players Championship, Inc. v. Matheson2014
Miami-Dade County Board of County CommissionersMiami-Dade Commission for Women's Concerns: Enslavement of Our Children: Identifying and Combating Human Sex Trafficking in Our Community2013
Miami-Dade County Board of County CommissionersCounty Medicaid Contributions under the Affordable Care Act2013