Melisa Pena

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Jarbath Pena Law Group PA
 | 717 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Suite 332
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-615-1005
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

From the offices of Jarbath Pena Law Group in Coral Gables, Florida, Melisa Pena assists clients in matters related to immigration law, plaintiff's personal injury litigation and family law. Most of her clients are from Broward and Miami-Dade counties, including the cities of Miami, Kendall, Coral Gables and Dania Beach. Her representative family law cases include divorce, child support and modifications, prenuptial agreements, alimony, adoptions and postnuptial agreements. Typical matters related to immigration law include removal proceedings, employment-based petitions, temporary protective status applications, adjustment of status petitions and bond hearings.

A 2005 recipient of a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Florida International University, Ms. Pena pursued her legal studies at Florida International University College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2011. While in law school, she served as a legal intern with the Carlos A. Costa Immigration & Human Rights Clinic, representing low-income immigrants in federal immigration court, and she was also an intern at Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami Inc., an organization offering legal aid to low-income clients who have immigration issues. Since graduation, Ms. Pena has frequently volunteered with community and nonprofit organizations to assist indigent immigrants of all ages.

Ms. Pena is admitted to practice in the state of Florida and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is an active participant in the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar and serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar. Fluent in English and Spanish, Ms. Pena has been a member of the Miami-Dade Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Haitian Lawyers Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (50%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Family Law (40%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018

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About Melisa Pena

Admitted: 2012, Florida

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida Bar Fellowship

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar Membership, Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Bar Membership, Family Law, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Haitian Lawyers Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board of Miami Dade
  • Southern District of Florida
  • Florida

Educational Background:

  • Florida International Universit, Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice
Office Location for Melisa Pena

717 Ponce De Leon Blvd
Suite 332
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 305-615-1005

 

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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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