Together, we have over fifty years of appellate
experience in both state and federal courts.

Theresa L. Girten

Theresa is a Miami native, who grew up in the Kendall area. Her B.A. is from the University of South Florida and she graduated from the University of Miami School of Law. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987 and is an AV Rated appellate lawyer. Theresa began her career as a Research Aide to the Hon. Phillip Hubbart, Third District Court of Appeals. Theresa was a trial lawyer and then headed the appellate division as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami, before joining Lauri Waldman Ross in 1999.

Education and Development


  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, 1989
  • Southern District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Philip A. Hubbart
  • Third District Court of Appeals, 1987-1989
  • Assistant City Attorney, City of Miami, litigation and appellate counsel 1991 - 1997
  • Member: The Florida Bar and Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inns of Court, 2010-2012
  • Member, Third District Historical Society

University of South Florida

B.A., 1978

University of Miami

J.D. 1987

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