vanessa vasquez de lara, esq.
founder, owner & attorney
Ashley Benitez joined the Vasquez de Lara law law group in 2023 as one of our litigating attorneys.
She was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in Psychology from Florida International University. After college, she attended law school at Nova Law.
While in law school, Miss Benitez worked as a clerk at the Broward Courthouse with Honorable Judge Timothy Bailey and served as a Research Assistant in Family Law for Professor Timothy Alcaro. She also was Vice President of the NSU Trial Team and participated in trial competitions.
Since 2007, she has been actively involved in family law, starting as an intern for Attorney Adriana Quirantes during her senior year in high school. Driven by a desire to support families during their most challenging times, Miss Benitez is currently a member of the Coral Gables Bar Association and the Miami-Dade Bar Association.
Miss Benitez is both fluent in Spanish and English and is eligible to practice in Florida and the United States Southern District of Florida.
She is an experienced litigator having handled hundreds of family law cases.
I hired Vanessa to assist me with a modification to my existing parenting plan due to relocation. Vanessa and her team were efficient and quick. I was able to amicably work out terms with my ex thanks to the guidance and care the office took with my case. I highly recommend Vanessa to anyone who needs a family attorney.
I’ve had the privilege of working with Vanessa before. She helped my daughter and me at a time when we most needed it. If Vanessa needs anything I hope that she knows that I won’t hesitate to run to her aid, even after many years. If anyone needs a good and experienced family lawyer with a big heart, I have and will continue to refer them to Vanessa!
Not only is Vanessa extremely knowledgeable, but she truly does care, she is passionate about her work and that really shines through as she will always give 100% in everything she does. If you are looking for a lawyer, there is no better option than Vasquez de Lara Law Group
I had a phenomenal experience with this divorce law firm. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Their level of professionalism is second to none. I would highly recommend them.
Vanessa de Lara is an outstanding family lawyer. I couldn’t have made a better choice, Vanessa does what she says she is going to do, when she says she’ll do it - her advice is firm, reasonable and fair. She is responsive to communications and a great listener." Thank you Vasquez de Lara Group for your advices.
Vanessa Vasquez is one of the best, most knowledgeable, and outstanding lawyers I have ever met. She is hard-working but most importantly, she is passionate about her work and her clients. She sees divorce as a last resource. I'd definitely recommend her as a family lawyer.
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