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Melisa
Peña, Esq.

Lead Attorney

Photo of Melisa Peña, Miami Immigration and Family Lawyer, Jarbath Peña Law Group PA, Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, FL.

ABOUT MELISA

Melisa Pena is an attorney of Peruvian descendant admitted to practice law in Florida and the Southern District of Florida. She received her Juris Doctorate from Florida International University College of Law and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. She practices in the area of Family Law, Immigration Law and Civil Litigation.

YEARS SELECTED:

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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.

LANGUAGES

EDUCATION

JURISDICTION

HONORS AND AWARDS

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

English
Spanish

Florida International University College of Law
Florida International University

Florida
Southern District of Florida

Florida Bar Fellowship Recipient – Catholic Charities Legal Services

New Leaders Council Fellowship (2017)

Rising Star - SuperLawyers (2016) (2017)

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

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