Nicole E. Mestre

Nicole Mestre—AV rated by Martindale Hubbell—has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1999. She spent the early part of her career as an associate in the appellate and products liability departments of Adorno & Yoss. This experience made her especially suited to opening her own firm specializing in family and appellate law, which have been her exclusive areas of practice for many years. In the time she has had her firm, Nicole has been recognized by her peers for her commitment to the legal community.

In 2011, Nicole was named as an “Up & Comer” by Florida Trend Magazine, which recognizes a small percentage of attorneys throughout Florida. She has also been elected repeatedly by her peers to the Board of Directors of the Cuban American Bar Association, and served as secretary of the organization in 2010. Recently, she was elected to the University of Miami Law School Alumni Board and she has served as the Chair on Family Law for the Hispanic National Bar Association on two separate occasions. She is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Association.

Nicole is committed to helping her community. In acknowledgement of this commitment, she was awarded the Pro Bono Advocate Award by the Cuban American Bar Association and has been appointed as Guardian Ad Litem by Family Court Judges. In addition, she has represented disabled individuals in pro bono dissolution of marriage actions. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Cuban American Bar Association Pro Bono Board.

Nicole attended Florida International University where she was a member of the Honors College. She also attended the University of Miami School of Law. At both schools, she was the recipient of the Dean’s Honor Scholarship and the Minority Participation in Legal Education Scholarship. During law school, she had numerous internships, including the Attorney General’s office and the Third District Court of Appeal.


EDUCATION

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
Juris Doctorate, May 1999

  • Dean’s Honor Scholarship
  • Minority Participation in Legal Education Scholarship

Florida International University, Miami, Florida
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, May 1996

  • Minority Participation in Legal Education Scholarship
  • Dean’s List
  • Honors Program

PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Manuel Vazquez, P.A., 2004-2006
Litigation Attorney

  • Practiced in the areas of family law and appellate law

Adorno & Yoss, P.A., 1999-2004
Litigation Attorney

  • Practiced Primarily in the area of appellate law; specifically associate for
    Raoul Garcia-Centero III, who went on to the Florida Supreme Court

Florida Attorney General’s Office-Criminal Appellate, Spring 1999
Certified Legal Intern

Third District Court of Appeal, Summer 1998
Judicial Intern for The Honorable Rodolfo Sorondo

AFFILIATIONS

Hispanic National Bar Association, 2009
Family Law Section Chair

Cuban American Bar Association, 2007-Present
Board of Directors

Family Section, Florida Bar, 2006
Member

Legal Services of Miami, 2001
Board of Directors

Florida Bar, 1999
Member

Florida International University Honors College
Advisory Board

Coral Gables Health Facilities
Co-Chairman, Board of Directors

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English & Spanish


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