Tuesday, March 31, 2015

St. Thomas Double Alum Appointed as Miami-Dade County Court Judge

St. Thomas Law proudly announces that St. Thomas University and St. Thomas University School of Law graduate Diana Vizcaino is Miami-Dade County’s newest County Court Judge.  Governor Rick Scott made the announcement of his new judicial selections on March 12.

Ms. Vizcaino, who is currently a City of Miami Assistant City Attorney, beat out four other finalists for the appointment. In his remarks after the announcement of the new appointment, Governor Scott said that she will make a great addition to the bench. He added that throughout her career, she has “demonstrated a strong understanding of the law, which will allow her to serve the citizens of Florida with dignity and compassion.”

Ms. Vizcaino joined the Office of the City Attorney in June 2008 and is currently the Division Chief of the Labor & Employment Division. She represents the city in employment litigation matters, arbitrations and collective bargaining. She is also the Recruitment and Internship Coordinator responsible for all new hires, internships, and consultant engagements.  Prior to joining the Office of the City Attorney, Ms. Vizcaino litigated in Federal Court on behalf of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as well as in private practice. Ms. Vizcaino also served as an Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County prosecuting violent career criminals.

Ms. Vizcaino obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Thomas University in 1996 and her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas Law in 2000.

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