With the experience of over 50 jury trials under her belt, Carmen Maria Vizcaino is a member of the Florida Bar, the Bar for the Southern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Her practice of over 20 years has included litigation in the areas of Criminal, Family and USDA Snap litigation. She was born and raised in Miami Dade County, the daughter of Cuban immigrants. She graduated salutatorian from law school and Magna Cum Laude from undergrad. She has litigated some of the most high-profile cases in both State and Federal Courts in South Florida. Carmen has worked on several national security cases in New York, Virginia and Florida. Carmen handles death penalty and sexual violent predator civil committment cases, both are handled by only a select few Miami attorneys.
Carmen spearheaded the lawsuit against Governor Rick Scott to ensure due process for indigent defendants in Florida and extending Sixth Amendment Rights to misdemeanor defendants. Carmen is the past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- Miami and is Co-chair and founder of Slay Our Vote a non-profit organization which advocates for women’s rights. Carmen has been a mentor to many young women lawyers in her efforts to bring equality and diversity to the legal field. She currently serves on several committees as liaison between the Miami-Dade Judiciary and the private bar.