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Migrant Farmworker Justice Project

14260 West Newberry Road #412
Newberry, Florida 32669

(please note: our address has changed)

Phone:  (352) 375-2494
Fax:  (352) 331-5202

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The Migrant Farmworker Justice Project remains committed to ensuring that the full range of legal advocacy is available to the 300,000 farmworkers who work in Florida’s fields and groves through innovation, law reform, legislative and administrative advocacy, and class actions.

Robert K. Dwyer - Attorney & Interim Director of Migrant Farmworker Justice Project of Florida Legal Services. For over twenty years Bob has practiced as a legal services attorney in the areas of civil rights, bankruptcy, mortgage foreclosure, employment, consumer, landlord-tenant, family, social security disability and veterans’ law in state and federal courts. Prior to his work with FILS, he was the managing attorney of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc., in Kissimmee and an attorney for Greater Orlando Area Legal Services in Orlando. He received his J.D. from Ohio Northern University and his B.A. from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. He is a member of the New York and Florida Bars, United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar. He has spoken in his areas of expertise - federal civil rights litigation and mortgage foreclosure law - in numerous legal services trainings and seminars. email

Victoria Mesa - Attorney:  Victoria is an attorney with the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project of Florida Legal Services. A native of Colombia, Victoria earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Florida International University, and received an Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with concentrations in South American and Caribbean Studies. She graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2008, and also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intercultural Human Rights, cum laude. Victoria is a zealous advocate for workers, immigrants and women. She has worked for human rights, international development and civil rights organizations including Colombian American Service Association, People for the American Way Foundation, and Oxfam America. Her advocacy and policy work extended nation-wide and overseas. Victoria serves on the board of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence and the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and is admitted to practice law in Florida, the Federal Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida and the Federal Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas.  email



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