Maria Fernanda Baker

Maria Fernanda Baker

Associate
Location:
Miami, Florida
Phone:
305-444-0060
Fax:
305-444-3503
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 80% Immigration
  • 20% Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2016
  • Colombia, 2012

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2016
    • Law Review: ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, 2015 - 2016
  • Universidad Industrial de Santander-Law School, Bucaramanga, Colombia

Honors and Awards

  • Broward County Women’s Lawyers Association 2016 Rising Star- Gold Medal Award, April 2016
  • Fred Damski Constitutional Law Book Award, March 2015
  • Dean’s List- NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Dean’s List (Winter 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Fall 2015, Winter 2016)
  • CALI Excellence for the future Award (Fall 2014)
  • Top 10% GPA 3.49/4.00
  • Dean’s Certificate of Professionalism (Winter 2016)
  • ProBono Honor Program- Gold Award (Winter 2016)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Founding Co-President, NSU Student Chapter, 2015 to 2016
  • Hispanic Law Students Association, Vicepresident, 2015 to 2016
  • Moot Court Society, Member, 2015 to 2016
  • Immigration Law Organization, 3L Representative, 2015 to 2016
  • The Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court, Pupil, 2015 to 2016
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association AILA, Member, Since Oct 2016
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2015-Present
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member, 2014-Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin P.A., Summer Associate Attorney, May 2015 to Aug 2015
  • NSU-Shepard Broad College of Law, Professor A. Imoukhuede, Research Assistant, Constitutional and Administrative law, Jan 2015-April 2016
  • NSU-Shepard Broad College of Law, Professor J. Levy, Research Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, Sep 2015 to April 2016
  • Department of Homeland Security- ICE, Intern OPLA-ICE, Sep 2015-April 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • Department of Homeland Security- ICE- Intern, 2015 - 2016
  • Consulate General of Colombia in Miami, Intern at Visas Department and Legal Affairs Office, May 2010 to Dec 2010
  • Organization of the American States OAS, Organization of the American States OAS, Sep 2007 to Dec 2007

Languages

  • Spanish