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Denise Martinez Scanziani

About me

I know I was born to be a lawyer. I love law and knowledge, yet I despise injustice. I take each of my client’s cases very seriously, knowing that no matter how ‘small’ it may appear to be, for each person, when he or she is in the middle of it, the situation can be overwhelming. I truly care about each and every one of my clients. I believe that ‘people perish for lack of knowledge’ and each case for me is an opportunity to not only advocate, but also to educate.

Married to my high school sweetheart, we have come together to form the legal team behind Scanziani Law Group.  We not only advocate, we educate.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    16 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
    16 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
    16 years
  4. Foreclosure: 15%
    16 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Eric Matthew Matheny

    Excellent attorney. I have used her services personally in addition to referring my own clients to her. She is an expert in the areas of commercial and bankruptcy law, real estate, foreclosure, and immigration. I strongly recommend her services.


    Eric Matheny Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Vanessa Alexandra Vasquez de Lara

    Denise Martinez Scanziani is a zealous advocate for her family law clients. She is extremely capable and has the experience necessary to assist her clients to obtain their desired resolution in court. I endorse this attorney.


    Vanessa de Lara Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

12464 SW 127th Avenue
Second Floor
Miami, FL, 33186


FLMember in Good Standing200006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Woman of Outstanding LeadershipInternational Women's Leadership Association2015
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Cum LaudeUniversity of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law1999
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Florida1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerScanziani Law Group2011 - Present
General CounselJuan Guzman Foundation2015 - 2015
PresidentDenise M. Scanziani, Esq., P.A.2001 - 2014
AttorneyLegal Aid Service Of Broward County, Inc.2000 - 2001
Pre-trial Release InternMiami Dade County Public Defender's Office1998 - 1998
Law ClerkJohnson & Vipperman1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law American Inn of CourtMember2015 - Present
Gator Lawyers of MiamiPresident2015 - Present
Grievance Committee of Florida BarMember2015 - Present
Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee of Florida BarMember2015 - Present
Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board to the Miami-Dade Board of County CommissionersBoard Member2015 - Present
Dade County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersCourt Care Fundraiser Liaison2015 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2014 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Florida BarAttorney2000 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Defending PaternityWe won the appeal, and the father was not required to take the paternity test.
Establishing TimesharingFather successfully gained the majority of timesharing of the minor child and mother's petition to relocate was denied.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dade County Bar Association WebsiteEquitable Distribution Presentation2015
AVVO Legal GuidesDivorce is all about PEACE2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of FloridaCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nuts & Bolts of Family LawEquitable Distribution2015
Lunch and Learn CLEDivision 46: Insider Tips to Child Support Enforcement (Co-Moderator)2015
Florida Association for Women LawyersWomen in the Law2015
Town Hall MeetingImmigration Executive Action Update2014
Ethical Governance Day 2014Ethical Governance and Civic Involvement2014
Fivefold Ministry SchoolLegal Issues Facing the Church2013
Community Legal WorkshopDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals2012
Community Legal WorkshopForeclosure Defense2008