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Kristin Marrero


Kristin Marrero began her career after graduating with honors from both St. Vincent College and Ave Maria School of Law (AMSL). After earning her Juris Doctor, Ms. Marrero served as an Assistant Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Lee County, Florida. There, she acted as the attorney of record in over 1400 cases and tried over 20 jury trials as lead counsel. Based on the results of her trial work, she was awarded a Premier 100 Trial Attorney designation from the National Academy of Jurisprudence. She was also given a Justice Foundation Scholarship from the DUI Defense Lawyers Association for her handling of DUI cases. Following her time with the Public Defender’s Office, Ms. Marrero worked as an Associate Litigation Attorney with Walton Lantaff Schroeder and Carson, LLP in Miami, Florida. At Walton Lantaff, her areas of practice included criminal defense as well as civil defense – specifically, first and third party insurance coverage and liability defense, personal injury, and construction litigation.  From the beginning, Ms. Marrero has been a zealous advocate for her clients and passionate about helping people in their time of need.

Practice Areas

  • First-Party Property Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • DUIs

Honors & Awards

  • Treasurer-Elect, South Miami Kendall Bar Association (2017)
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation, Expert Network (2017)
  • Premier 100 Trial Attorney, National Academy of Jurisprudence (2016)
  • Justice Foundation Scholarship, DUI Defense Lawyers Association (2015)
  • Regional Octofinalist, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2013)
  • Vice President, Moot Court Executive Board, AMSL (2012)
  • Appointed Student Representative, Faculty Curriculum Committee, AMSL (2012)
  • 1st Place, Ave Maria Internal Trial Competition (2012)
  • Book Award, Appellate Practice, AMSL (2012)
  • Book Award, Criminal Procedure, AMSL (2011)
  • Overall Best Brief, Ave Maria Internal Appellate Competition (2011)