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J. Alex Villalobos
Of Counsel
avillalobos@meyerbrookslaw.com

EDUCATION: 
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctorate Degree 1988
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Bachelor of Arts 1985

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
The Florida Bar, since 1989
United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Hawaii
United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  

Alex draws on more than two decades of legal and public service experience in counseling clients on a broad array of legal issues including State governmental operations and regulatory matters.  Alex has represented clients before State and Federal trial and appellate courts including the Florida Supreme Court.  He brings a broad understanding of the criminal justice system, having worked in both public defender's and state attorney's offices.  Alex has also proven to be an effective advocate in the court of public opinion, engaging with media opinion leaders to generate editorial support for client objectives.

Alex served for eight years in the Florida House of Representatives where he was Chair of Criminal Justice Appropriations.  In 2000, he was elected to the Florida Senate and re-elected to this legislative body in 2004 and 2006.  During his legislative career, he held many leadership positions including Senate Majority Leader, Senate Majority Whip, Chair of the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation and Chair of the Committees on Judiciary, Criminal Justice and Education.  Most recently, he served as the Senate Rules Committee Chair until November, 2010.

DISTINCTIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND BAR MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Senator Villalobos has been awarded The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010 Linda C. Cox Legislative Champion of Justice Award

  • Recipient, 2010 Perry Nichols Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Florida Justice Association (previously known as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding service to the cause of justice

  • President, Vote No on Amendment 8 Committee

  • President, Democracy at Stake, Inc.

  • Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law, 1995, Florida International University

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