Connie Peña, Esq.

Connie

Attorney Connie Peña is the founder of Peña Law Office, P.A., where she represents clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, Marital and Family Law and Immigration throughout the Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Mrs. Peña obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Criminology and French and a minor in Portuguese from the University of Miami. She earned her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Mrs. Peña interned at the Office of the State Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Her interest and passion for criminal law led her to compose her research article "Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel: Broaden the Scope, Decriminalize, and Ensure Indigents a Fair Chance in Court and in Life" which was published in the St. Thomas Law Review.

Mrs. Peña began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender for the Broward County Office of the Public Defender, where she represented individuals in a wide range of criminal matters, ranging from petit theft, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), possession of controlled substances, robbery, burglary, and others. Her proficiency in numerous languages lead her to additionally assist many non-U.S. Citizens who had been charged with an offense and whose immigration status was dependent on the outcome of their criminal case. Attorney Peña is careful to analyze the possible immigration consequences of criminal charges facing non-U.S. Citizen clients to ensure the best outcome possible. Mrs. Peña has extensive trial experience having tried numerous jury trials and non-jury trials. She has obtained many favorable results for her clients, including not guilty verdicts, and the dismissal of charges. She is dedicated and committed to fighting for her clients and ensuring the best outcomes possible in all aspects of their life, and guiding her clients throughout process.

Mrs. Peña currently serves as President of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mrs. Peña has also been recognized by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best (2017) and The National Advocates Top 40 Under 40 (2017).