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Lucia E. DeFilippo


Lucia E. DeFilippo was a former Assistant State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Ft. Myers, FL, where she has tried 33 jury trials. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law in 2021. While in law school, she published two peer articles, was a member of Nova’s Law Review and Moot Court Honor Society. Before law school, DeFilippo performed professionally as a ballerina in New York City, and internationally in Japan, Germany, and South Africa.


B.F.A., Florida State University, 2014

J.D., Nova Southeastern University – Shepard Broad College of Law, 2021


Bar Admissions

Florida, 2022

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation

Construction Litigation, Payment and Defects

Contract Disputes


Lucia E. Rodriguez, Filing Timely Federal Habeas Corpus Petitions During COVID-19, NITA Advocate (Jan. 2021), Link to article.

Lucia E. Rodriguez, Freedom of Speech in the Era of Social Media: A Review of Senate Bill 7072, Florida’s Anti-Censorship Aimed at Big Tech, 46 Nova Law R. 29 (Jan. 2022)


Former Assistant State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit in Ft. Myers, Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

Florida Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

Alumni Scholarship, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, 2019-2021

Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Minority Women Leaders Scholarship, 2020

Kozyak Minority Mentorship Foundation Fellowship, 2021

Sookie Williams Memorial Scholarship, 2021