Bar Admissions: Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Practice Groups: Medical Malpractice Defense; General Liability
Education: University of Florida College of Law, JD with Honors, 1995; University of Florida, B.A. Anthropology, 1992
Memberships: Vice Chair, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising (2018 – present); Member, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising (2014 – present); Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association (2014 – 2017); Board of Directors, Catholic Legal Services, Miami Florida (2010 – 2018)
Viviana Varela is a civil litigator in the Miami office of Foley & Mansfield, where she focuses her practice in the defense of medical malpractice and general liability claims. With more than twenty-two years of legal experience – sixteen as a trial attorney - Viviana has represented a range of clients including individual medical providers, hospital systems, insurance carriers, big-box retailers, and myriad employers in all phases of litigation.
Prior to private practice, Viviana served as an Assistant State Attorney of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Polk County, Florida, where she individually conducted more than 40 jury trials, garnering a high conviction rate for felony prosecutions.