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I have been a local practicing attorney since 1997. I specialize in the areas of family law and civil litigation. Family law encompasses many areas such as divorce, child support, alimony, child custody (timesharing), domestic violence, modifications, paternity actions, domestic partnerships, etc. I also handle cases at the appellate level (appeals) for my clients. I practice in the Tri-County area (Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties). 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 80%
    11 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    11 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    19 years



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Vanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC

1132 SE 3rd Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316-1110


FLMember in Good Standing199706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Book Award (Insurance Law)Nova Southeastern University1997
Book Award (Constitutional Law II)Nova Southeastern University1996
Best Brief AwardNova Southeastern University1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBradford Cohen Law2009 - Present
Partner/OwnerVanessa L. Prieto Law Offices, LLC2009 - Present
Of CounselSchwartz White2005 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNova Southeasterm University2011 - 2014
Of CounselOppenheim & Pilelsky2006 - 2008
Of CounselJuan Zorrilla2005 - 2008
AssociateShutts & Bowen, LLP1999 - 2005
AssociateMay, Meacham & Davell1997 - 1999
ClerkGreenberg Traurig1997 - 1997
StudentNova Civil Law Clinic1996 - 1996
VolunteerBroward County Attorney's Office1995 - 1996
Trial ParalegalRobles & Gonzalez1993 - 1995
Volunteer InternOffice Of The Attrney General1992 - 1993
ClerkSteinberg Law Offices1983 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Phi Alpha DeltaN/AN/A
Moot CourtN/AN/A
Law ReviewEditorN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Denker v. DenkerJudgment Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
(25 Nova L. Rev. 43 (Fall 2000)“A Survey of Florida’s Recent District Court of Appeal and Administrative Decisions Involving Bid Protests: Challenging the Government’s Conduct Regarding A Public Procurement”2000
Florida Bar publication"Commercial Arbitration"1998
20 Nova L. Rev. 987 (Winter 1996)“The Growth Management Pendulum: The Ecological Clock Is Ticking For Florida and Other States”1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Barry UniversityParalegal StudiesParalegal Certificate1992
Barry UniversityPre-LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1991