Yvette was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelor in Business Administration from Florida International University, majoring in Marketing & Management. At her law school graduation, she was awarded the Victor O’ Wehle Award for outstanding trial advocacy.
Yvette has called Orlando home for the last 23 years. She and her husband, who is also an attorney, love raising their two daughters (ages 14 and 11) in Central Florida. They are all big Disney fans who also love Harry Potter!
In 2003, Yvette was named Downtown Woman of the Year by the Women’s Executive Council. That same year she received OCBA’s highest recognition, the President’s Award.
Prior to joining DSK Law in 1996, Yvette was an Assistant State Attorney in Lee County, Florida. She prosecuted misdemeanor, traffic, and felony offenses. She participated in an internship with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa and with the Civil Poverty Clinic in Bradenton, Florida. Yvette’s Pro Bono service includes OCBA ‘s Citizen Dispute Settlement Program and the Legal Aid Society’s Guardian Ad Litem program.
Currently, Yvette serves as a Special Magistrate hearing code violation matters in Orange County. She is also the attorney for Seminole County’s Code Enforcement Board.
Yvette is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and before the United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida. Yvette’s practice areas include: the preparation of wills and estate planning documents, probate, bankruptcy and local government law. Her experience as a former Prosecutor and as a civil litigator make her uniquely qualified to assist clients in every aspect of her practice areas.
Yvette also speaks Spanish.