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Melba C. Rivera Sotomayor, Esq.

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Phone: (305) 448-8585
Toll Free: (877) 448-8585
Fax: (305) 448-9818

Melba Rivera, Esq. was born in Puerto Rico and relocated to Miami in 2017 after she took the Oath of Admission to the Florida Bar during May of that same year. Ms. Rivera as an associate at Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A., represents clients in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Workers’ Compensation. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ms. Rivera received a Bachelor of Arts, with major in Political Science, from the University of Puerto Rico in 2012. After earning her Bachelor’s in 2012 she continued her studies at PUCPR Law School in Ponce, Puerto Rico where she graduated Cum Laude in 2015. Ms. Rivera was granted the opportunity to complete her legal internship at the Legal Aid Society of Puerto Rico and the Society for Legal Assistance of Puerto Rico. Additionally, Ms. Rivera was awarded the opportunity of a judicial clerkship at the Court of First Instance of Puerto Rico for the Honorable Judge Perez Canabal and a judicial clerkship at the Puerto Rico Attorney General’s Office. During her legal studies Ms. Rivera was recognized with the Dean’s List academic award and was part of the law school’s honor roll.

Ms. Rivera is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to the Florida State Bar, the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, and is also admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico.


J.D., PUCPR Law School in Ponce, 2015
Cum Laude

B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 2012

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
Puerto Rico
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Florida State Bar

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar

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