Julia Kefalinos

Miami, Florida
Experience: 27 years
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About Julia Kefalinos

Julia Kefalinos criminal defense and bankruptcy firm was established in 2006 after 16 years of service to the community as a Miami-Dade County Assistant Public Defender. From 1991-2006 Julia defended thousands of indigent people accused of crimes and unable to hire private lawyers or defend themselves. She vigorously prepared all aspects of their cases from investigation to depositions to trials. She has handled huge caseloads including felonies, traffic cases, juvenile delinquencies and domestic violence matters. Julia particularly enjoyed training new attorneys and she eventually became a lead attorney in a specialized division for 5 years. Of her experience there she states: "I feel privileged to have worked for such a prestigious office. It is an office which dedicates all its resources to protecting the constitutional rights of indigent citizens and I believe very strongly in this cause. My work there helped me learn how to connect with people in every aspect of the court system, including judges, prosecutors, victims, witnesses, court personnel, those accused of crimes and their families. This experience strengthened my confidence and removed any shred of fear or confronting difficult situations, especially in the courtroom". As a law student at American University Washington College of Law, she focused on Constitutional Law, Interned for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Represented Veterans before the Board of Veterans Appeals in their quests for benefits, represented Government Employees fighting unfair demotions and terminations and Interned with the Copyright Royalty Tribunal where her job was to rewrite legislation into plain English. It is clear from all of these choices that her goal is to defend those who need her help to defend themselves. In 2006, it became obvious to Julia that there was a strong need in the community for a bankruptcy attorney who would not victimize those who have already been gouged by greedy lenders, broke

Language(s) Spoken by Julia Kefalinos

  • Greek : Spoken
  • Spanish : Spoken, Written

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • White Collar Crime


  • Free Consultation

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • FloridaSince 1991
  • 11th Circuit
  • Federal CircuitSince 2007

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender Miami Dade County Public Defender's Office 1991 - 2006 Indigent Criminal Defense


  • New York University B.S. (1986) | Journalism, Spanish Literature Honors: Dean's List
  • American University Washington College of Law J.D. (1990) | Litigation 1987 - 1990Activities: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Copyright Royalty Tribunal, Boa


  • Client Distinction Award Martin-Dale Hubble 2013 Recognized for Excellence in quality of service to clients, overall value, responsiveness to clients and communication ability.

Professional Association

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers #1116201 Lifetime Member Current
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers #1116202 Member Current
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association #1116203 Member Current
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys #1116204 Member Current


2121 SW 3rd Ave
Suite 600 Miami
Miami, FL 33129 USA

Telephone: (305) 856-2713
Fax: (305) 856-2715

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