Anel Viamontes is a former Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County. During her time as a prosecutor, she handled misdemeanor domestic violence matters ranging from domestic battery to violations of injunctions and pretrial orders. This is where she learned first-hand how to advocate for victims and prepare for trial.
Ms. Viamontes also interned for Judge Adalberto Jordan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and for the Judge Patrick M. Hunt for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. During her internships, she researched and prepared memoranda on complex legal questions ranging from state criminal procedure, conflicts of law, social security administration, and writs of garnishment. In addition, she interned at the Department of Homeland Security, where she prepared motions and appeared on behalf of the government in court. With this background, she appreciates the need for thorough research, writing, and advocacy.
Ms. Viamontes graduated top fifteen percent in her class from Florida International University College of Law. She was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Skills and Values II. She also was the founding member of the Stonewall Legal Alliance organization and a Quarterfinalist of the 15th Annual FIU Board of Advocates Intramural Appellate Advocacy Championship, the law school’s moot court competition.
Ms. Viamontes graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in English, a certificate in Professional and Public Writing and a certificate in Pre-Law Skills and Professional Values. During her undergraduate studies, she served as Vice-President for Sigma Tau Delta, a national English honor society, and worked at the FIU Center for Excellence in Writing as a writing consultant.