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About the Attorneys

Monica Amador, Esq.

Monica Amador, Esq.

Monica Amador, Esq., is a Partner at Amador & Cuellar, PL. She is an experienced litigator in the areas of consumer law, debt defense and complex commercial and real estate litigation.

Before opening the firm, Ms. Amador practiced litigation with a boutique construction law firm in Miami, representing clients from large developers, contractors, and engineers to individuals. She also handled an array of real estate contracts negotiations from small residential purchases to multimillion dollar transactions. In 2009, with many of the firm’s clients facing economic hardship, Ms. Amador began working in the area of consumer law and foreclosure defense. Since that time, she has defended over 100 foreclosures and debt defense cases and has dedicated her practice to defending the rights of consumers.

Ms. Amador, was born and raised in Miami, from Cuban immigrant parents and understands the hardship and realities that face hardworking families every day. She prides herself in providing her clients with top quality legal services at a reasonable price.

Education:
–  Juris Doctorate, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL, (2006)
–  Bachelor of Arts, in Political Science, Florida International University, (2003)

Professional Associations:
– Florida Association of Women Lawyers
– Cuban American Bar Association
– National Association of Consumer Advocates
– Hispanic Advisory Board

Bar Admissions:
– Florida Bar
– U.S. District Court, S.D. Florida

Languages:
– English
– Spanish

Abbie B. Cuellar, Esq.

Abbie B. Cuellar, Esq.

Abbie Cuellar is a partner at Amador & Cuellar, PL. She is an experienced litigator and trial attorney focusing her practice in consumer law, debt defense, and leads the firm’s criminal defense practice.

Ms. Cuellar began her legal career as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office. She handled complex criminal litigation cases including violent crimes, armed home invasions, sexual battery, assaults, and attempted murder. Ms. Cuellar successfully prosecuted multiple cases through jury trial and conviction. After her time as a prosecutor, Ms. Cuellar joined the Miami Regional Counsel’s Office as a criminal defense attorney and served as a Guardian ad Litem attorney. As a former state prosecutor, Ms. Cuellar offers a unique perspective from both sides of the law, allowing her to compassionately and effectively tackle cases as a criminal defense attorney.

Prior to opening the firm, Ms. Cuellar practiced civil litigation with one of the largest foreclosure firms in Florida, handling complex residential foreclosure actions. She also successfully ran her own practice, Abbie Cuellar, P.A, handling cases in the area of criminal defense, foreclosure defense, and bankruptcy law.

Ms. Cuellar is Cuban-American and a native New Yorker. She attended NYU Stern Business School, one of the Nation’s leading educational institutions prior to earning her Law Degree from Rutgers School of Law. She has a long standing commitment to public service and a passion for giving a voice to those that do not have one. She was awarded, by the City of Miami, the Women of the Year award in 2011 for her public service and dedication to the community. She is currently the chair of the Miami-Dade Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board and continues serving her community.

Education:
–  Juris Doctorate, Rutgers School of Law, Newark, New Jersey (1995)
–  Bachelor of Science, NYU Stern School of Business, New York, New York (1990) 

Professional Associations:
–  Florida Bar
–  Dade County Bar Association
–  National Association of Counsel for Children
–  Chair for Miami Dade Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board.
–  Florida Association of Women Lawyers
–  National Association of Professional Women
–  National Association of Consumer Advocates

Florida Bar:
–  U.S. District Court, S.D. Florida
–  U.S. Bankruptcy, S.D. Florida

Languages:
–  Spanish
–  English