Tania M. Varela, Senior Associate

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Miami, Florida

Phone:
(305) 742-0066

Fax:
(305) 358-1773

Email:
tvarela@miamiprobate.com

Tania Varela is a litigator with over eight years of experience handling complex commercial litigation cases for corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts. She received her Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida in 2008. While attending law school, Tania served as a research assistant at the Levin College of Law, a teaching assistant, and a Florida Supreme Court legal intern at the Office of the Public Defender in Alachua County. Tania graded on to the Journal of Law and Public Policy and received book awards in legal research and writing and trial practice.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Honors College at Florida International University with a double-major in economics and political science. While a student at FIU, Tania was an officer of the Honors Council, Academic Affairs Chairperson on the University Student Government, Founding Member of the Pre-Law Fraternity, President of the Political Science Honor Society and President the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Tania also interned at the U.S. Department of Justice and at the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, where she was a member of the Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking divisions.

Tania is a native of Havana, Cuba and is fluent in Spanish.   

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2008

Florida International University Honors College, Miami, Florida

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, magna cum laude, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, 2004

Significant Reported Decisions

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 103 So.3d 282 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
  • Book Award in Legal Research and Writing
  • Book Award in Trial Practice
  • Grade-on to Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Dean’s List
  • Outstanding Senior Award, Florida International University
  • Book Award in Political Science, 2003 and 2004
  • Outstanding Service Award in Political Science, 2004
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, President
  • Political Science Honor Society, President
  • Economics Honor Society

Areas of Practice

Litigation 

Appeals 

Estate Planning 

Trusts 

Wills 

Probate Administration

Guardianship 

Elder Law 

Probate Litigation 

Guardianship Litigation 

Trust Litigation 

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (Native Proficiency)