Stephanie Moncada Gomez is an attorney in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department and international practice. Her experience includes representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. Recently, Stephanie successfully first-chaired a breach of contract bench trial, where she obtained a favourable monetary judgment for her clients. She was also part of the team that represented two Cuban-born Americans in a federal lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines, for violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by discriminating against a class on the basis of national origin. Ultimately, Cuba changed its policy of banning Cuban-born individuals from traveling to Cuba by ship, and now Cuban-born Americans can book and go on Carnival’s cruises to Cuba.
Stephanie received her B.A. with honors from the University of Miami, where she was President of the Pre-Law Advisory Club. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Chair of Intramural Competitions of the University of Florida Trial Team.
Stephanie was the ABA Law Student Division President, a 2013 Public Interest Law Fellow and received the Pro Bono Project Outstanding Achievement Award. During law school, Stephanie interned for U.S. District Court Judge Patricia A. Seitz in the Southern District of Florida. She was a Certified Legal Intern in the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic Juvenile Law Section where she represented juveniles in delinquency and dependency matters. Currently, Stephanie is committed to the pro bono representation of juveniles in immigration and dependency proceedings.
In 2014, Stephanie was the Executive Director Assistant of the Electronic Discovery Project and was published in the Florida Bar Journal – Streamlining and Modernizing Florida’s Pre-litigation Preservation Standard: Modern Technology Demands a Modern Solution, 88 Fla. B.J. 5 (2014).
Stephanie has been involved in the Dade Legal Aid Leadership Academy (Inaugural Class), the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Judicial Outreach Committee and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ Judicial Reception Committee. Stephanie is involved in the following professional associations:
- Federal Bar Association International Law Section, Secretary
- Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
- Hispanic National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Board Member
Stephanie is fluent in Spanish, has limited proficiency in French and works with the firm’s international client base.