Melisa Peña, Esq.

Melisa Pena is a Peruvian-American attorney from Lima who has made her home in Miami, Florida. She is a founding Partner of JP Law Group, a boutique Immigration and Family Law practice established in 2013.


Her life’s work has been to help those that are faced with the same daunting challenges that her and her family faced as immigrants. Melisa graduated from Braddock High School and Florida International University (FIU). She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2012.


While securing her own citizenship and studying law at FIU, she interned at Catholic Charities Legal Services, as a Florida Bar Public Service fellow, where she used her passion for outreach and education to bring new life to legal orientation programs. She continues to use her experience to provide hope and help to her clients.


Whether it is volunteering at Temporary Protective Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or Citizenship clinics or holding workshops at high schools and churches, she is always advocating in the community and for the community. In her spare time, Ms. Pena is an avid traveler.


Recently, she has been heavily involved in Haiti relief efforts. She plans to continue working to keep families together and helping others.




Florida International University College of Law
Florida International University


Southern District of Florida

Honors & Awards:
Florida Bar Fellowship Recipient – Catholic Charities Legal Services

New Leaders Council Fellowship (2017)

Rising Star - SuperLawyers (2016) (2017)


Professional Associations and Membership:

Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board of Miami Dade

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Haitian Lawyers Association 
Florida Bar Membership

  • Family Law

  • Continuing Legal Education Committee

  • Young Lawyers Division


Contact Information:
Office (305) 615 – 1005
Fax (305) 615 – 1007


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