Mayra Puerta was born in Colombia and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cum Laude, from Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar in 2005. She earned her Juris Doctorate at Western Michigan University – Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she graduated Cum Laude in 2018. Since 2007, she worked with numerous families in different communities to achieve their dreams of becoming home owners. While working as a real estate associate in the period during the housing crisis, and helping families going through short sales and foreclosures, she developed a strong desire to go to law school.
During law school, her academic achievements included placement on the Honor Roll, Dean’s List, Mock Trial Competition Winner, member of Phi Delta Phi, Legal Honor Society, board member of the Mock Trial, member of Reece Smith Inns of Court, Litigation Section, and she received the highest grade in three courses. Mayra was also a recipient of the Distinguished Student Award, and had the opportunity to work as judicial intern at the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Mayra concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation representing injured workers. Because of her previous experience, she understands the physical challenges and the financial impact that a work accident can cause to injured workers and their families. For that reason, she works zealously to obtain the benefits that injured workers are entitled to under workers’ compensation law. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is fluent in Spanish and she is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.
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