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Martha Díaz Pérez

Instructor in Legal Writing

B.A., University of Miami, 1985
J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1988

Born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Florida, Martha Pérez began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade County Office of the State Attorney. As a prosecutor, she handled juvenile delinquency cases, various felony cases, and special domestic crimes. After six years as an Assistant State Attorney, Ms. Pérez accepted the position of Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami Beach, where her responsibilities included counseling the Police Department and other divisions as well as drafting legislation for the City. Ms. Pérez spent ten years working for the City of Miami Beach, and today she works as a sole practitioner and teaches legal writing courses at St. Thomas University School of Law.