Lianet (Lia) Rodriguez has been practicing law since 2014. She began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney, working for a prominent Miami firm. During this time, she honed her trial skills while successfully defending clients throughout the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county area. In 2016, Lia decided to move into the civil arena where she has been vigorously defending businesses and individuals in cases involving premises liability, tort claims, construction matters and commercial litigation. She has significant experience representing defendants in catastrophic personal injury matters as well as complex construction, real estate and business disputes. Lia takes great pride in her ability to practice aggressively but professionally and in her commitment to maintaining regular communication with her clients and their insurance carriers.
Lia is a proud Cuban-American and active member of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA). She came to the United States at age 11 after being born and raised in Cuba. When she arrived in the States, she did not speak a word of English but quickly learned the language in school. Her background and upbringing have given her a great appreciation for this country, its judicial system, and the importance of protecting the rights of others.
Lia graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. While an undergraduate, she was an active in her community, volunteering for several organization including Autism Speaks. Also while at FIU, she interned at the Florida House of Representatives during the 2011 Legislative Session for former State Representative Eduardo Gonzalez.
She received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law where she was active member of the Moot Court Team, both as a student and as a student coach. She was awarded Dean’s Certificate of Achievement multiple times.
Lia fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exercising and keeping up with current fashion trends.