Nicole Alvarez found her passion for the law as a 16-year-old driver. “It was a speeding ticket … I took it to court and I won.”
This moment blossomed into a legal career that saw Alvarez prosecuting sex crimes, and litigating finance and insurance cases.
Alvarez’s most recent practice focuses on criminal defense, family law, and immigration — three areas she sees as sensitive and needing special attention, particularly when assisting LGBT individuals through harrowing legal processes.
Alvarez takes pride in the care she takes with her clients — even her pro bono work — stating, “I do it from beginning to end. Going through a legal case is already scary. [The LGBT community is] always under attack.”
Alvarez sees service as a personal duty.
“It’s very important to volunteer. It’s so important to help the community … Anyone can do it … just be a good person; be a decent human being. Don’t just skate through life. It’s important — if you are in a position to do so — to make a difference even if it’s just for one person.”
This sentiment is evidenced not just in her legal work, but in her commitments as a member of the City of Miami LGBTQ Advisory Board and Board member of Miami Beach Pride.
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