Stephanie L. Varela

Miami,  FL  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
    Contact InfoTelephone: 305.579.0539
    Fax: 305.579.0717
    University University of Miami, B.S., cum laude, Communications/Political Science, 2005
    Law SchoolUniversity of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2009; Florida Law Review, Member; Recipient of the Florida Law Review Best Note, Spring 2008
    Admitted2009, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    Professional & Community Involvement

    • Board Member, Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Board of Trustees
    • Member, Publications Committee
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
    • Member, Dade County Bar Association
    • Member, Appellate Court Committee
    • Member, Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
    • Former Mentor in Federal Bar Association Mentorship Program
    • Member, Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inn of Court
    • Member, The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section
    • Member, Publications Committee
    • Assistant Editor, The Record
    • Member, The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
    • Member, Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
    • Participant, Leadership Miami 2015-2016


    Stephanie focuses her practice on appellate law and trial support. She has experience with a variety of substantive legal issues and areas of the law, in cases before state and federal courts, and has lectured and authored publications on various issues.

    Awards & Recognition

    • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015


    • Staff Attorney, Justice Jorge Labarga, Florida Supreme Court, Tallahassee, FL, October 2009-September 2011

    Legal Experience

    • Legal Intern, Full Representation Clinic, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FL, Summer 2008

    Associated News & Events

    Press Releases

    10.02.15 Greenberg Traurig Associate Stephanie L. Varela Named to Leadership Miami 2015-2016
    07.29.15 Greenberg Traurig's Stephanie L. Varela Elected to Florida Supreme Court Historical Society's Board of Trustees
    06.11.15 95 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    06.11.15 48 Greenberg Traurig Miami Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    01.28.10 Greenberg Traurig Named an 'Appellate Group of the Year' by Law360

    Articles, Publications, & Lectures


    • Author, Damned If You Do, Doomed If You Don't: Patenting Legal Methods and Their Effects on the Lawyer's Professional Responsibilities, Florida Law Review, Vol. 60, December 2008


    • Guest Lecturer, Ethical Governance Day, Presentation at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School for Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, October 2015
    • Co-Panelist, Down to Business: A Tour of Recent Supreme Court Rulings All Young Lawyers Need to Know About, ABA Business Law Section and Young Lawyers Division, July 2015
    • Lecturer, Stays in Appellate Proceedings, CLE Presentation for The Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, September 2013
    • Guest Lecturer, Impediments to the Appellate Process, St. Thomas University School of Law, August 2013


    • Co-Author, Appellate Practice, Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, April 2015
    • Assistant Contributor, Chapter 2: Appellate Practice, Recent Developments in Business & Corporate Litigation, American Bar Association, 2014
    • Assistant Contributor, Chapter 17: Stays, The Florida Appellate Practice, Florida Bar, 19th Edition, 2014
    • Co-Commentator, 5th DCA Says Split Lesbian Couple Still Shares Parental Rights, Daily Business Review, January 2012
    • Contributor, foundation of Vegas Judges Gone Wild, chapter in Michael L. Siegel & James L. Kelley's Lawyers Crossing Lines, Carolina Academic Press, 2010

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    Office Information

    Stephanie L. Varela

    333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400
    MiamiFL 33131


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