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Marielis Rivera has been practicing personal injury law for over ten years. She spent the first eight years of her legal career working for large law firms that represent insurance companies in car accident cases, slips and falls, and other types of injury cases. She has litigated countless cases and has handled hundreds of claims in Florida’s Federal and State Courts. Now, Marielis represents accident victims as she utilizes the insights she gained during the hundreds of hours she spent evaluating medical records, analyzing jury verdict results, and valuing personal injury claims, to zealously represent her injured clients. Marielis’ goal is to maximize each client’s recovery while communicating regularly with each individual about the progress of their claim.


Marielis’ mission is to provide prompt, efficient personal attention and aggressive representation to every individual she serves. Marielis gives back to her community by serving as a guardian ad litem for several foster children. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Voices for Children, which provides funding to the guardian ad litem program. She was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and she speaks Spanish fluently.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    13 years
  2. Car Accident: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
  4. Slip and Fall: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Melissa Dianne Solevilla

    I have had the pleasure of working with Marielis Rivera on many cases together. She is tenacious and compassionate in her pursuit of justice for her clients. She has a heart of gold and treats every client as if they are a dear from or family member.


    Melissa Solevilla Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew Stephen Carney

    Marielis is a true advocate. By providing exceptional representation and advice, her clients are in good hands and better able to focus on the recovery of their health.


    Matthew Carney Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Marielis- Injury attorney with Carey Leisure & Neal

622 Bypass Drive Suite 100
Clearwater, FL, 33764


FLMember in Good Standing200406/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2014 Champion for ChildrenCentre Club of Tampa Bay2014
Book Award for Legal Research & WritingUniversity of Miami Law School2001
Dean's Merit ScholarUniversity of Miami School of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Personal Injury Litigation AttorneyVarious Insurance Defense Law Firms2004 - 2012
Child Support EnforcementState Attorney's Office/Miami2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2015 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Voices for ChildrenBoard member2012 - Present
Guardian ad LitemVolunteer advocate for abused children2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Florida State UniversityPolitical Science/SociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1998