Yeslly Herrera is Dominican-American Attorney, born in New York and raised in Miami, Florida.
Growing up, Ms. Herrera aspired to be an attorney dedicated to defending people whose voices have been silenced. As a result, she enthusiastically applied herself to achieve her academic goals in pursuit of her long-life goal to become a lawyer.
Ms. Herrera earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from Florida International University. She then attended Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. During her time in law school, Ms. Herrera was Co-President of the Hispanic Student Bar Association and a member of the NSU Trial Association. In addition to her studies, Ms. Herrera also contributed to the community by volunteering with Lawyers to the Rescue and Americans for Immigrant Justice.
Ms. Herrera is passionate about helping and advocating on behalf of individuals and communities impacted by social and criminal injustices. Throughout her career journey, Ms. Herrera had the privilege of interning at the Miami-Dade Public Defenders Office where she defended the rights of indigent persons facing criminal charges. In addition to her work in the criminal defense field, Ms. Herrera has also taken on plenty of opportunities in the immigration field and is experienced in a wide variety of immigrant proceedings and application for immigration benefits.
Ms. Herrera is a firm believer in equality, compassion and justice, no matter the gender, race, ethnicity or sexual preference and identity of a person.
Fun fact: Ms. Herrera was first introduced to Immigration Law when she was a legal assistant here, at Arias and Pereira, prior to starting her law school journey. We have seen her grow and mature both personally and professionally.
Favorite quote: “We are all more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” – Bryan Stevenson