An auto accident is a traumatic event that is life altering. In an instant, everything changes. Victims and their families suddenly have to figure out how to piece their lives back together, knowing it will never be the same.
I come from a family who understands what this feels like. Their story inspired me from a young age to become a lawyer, so that I could bring new hope to others. And for nearly 20 years, I have fought for the rights of those who have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. My team and I focus on building relationships with our clients based on trust and compassion.
My Family’s History Inspired Me to Help Accident Victims
My family originated in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. They lived a peaceful and comfortable life. But when Fidel Castro rose to power, everything changed dramatically. Stripped of their freedoms and all they had worked for, they courageously left their homeland and migrated to the United States. Life was forever changed.
They came to Florida with nothing but hope for a new future. Thankfully, after many years of struggle and hard work, they were able to piece their lives back together.
Raised by this loving family in Tampa, I was immersed in Latin culture. I embraced it all; from the Spanish we spoke, to the rice and beans we ate every day. With the little they had, they sacrificed and poured into me so that I could have hope for a better future. I knew early on that I wanted to be a lawyer and carry on the legacy they envisioned the moment they stepped on U.S. soil.
Bringing Hope to Those in Need
I was blessed to marry my high school sweetheart, Ben, during my senior year at Jefferson High School. With Ben’s love and support, I fulfilled my dream of becoming a lawyer in 2006. We now have two beautiful children, Trey and Bella, and I am forever thankful for our life together.
It’s my passion to bring hope to others. As a lawyer, I bring hope to my clients by taking the burdens off their shoulders and safeguarding their future.
My faith in Christ is also a huge part of my life. Ben and I are members of Idlewild Baptist Church, where we enjoy serving and going on mission together.
- University of South Florida (2001)
- Stetson University College of Law (2005)
- State of Florida – 2006-present
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association
- Florida Justice Association
Honors & Awards
- Expertise.com Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Lakeland (2022)
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2021)
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award (2019)
- Member of Idlewild Baptist Church
- Hope-5K Fun Run sponsor