vanessa vasquez de lara, esq.
founder, owner & attorney
Melissa Paniagua was born in New York City and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies with a Minor in Philisophy at Florida Gulf Coast University. After college, she moved back home to Miami and went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law where she graduted Cum Laude.
While in law school, Ms. Paniagua was a Moot Court board member, part time law clerk at a family law firm and a judicial intern for the Honorable Daryl Trawick, former Circuit Court Judge in the Family Division of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade, Florida.
Ms. Paniagua is a current active member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Dade County Bar Association as well as the Dominican American Bar Association.
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.
Handling your divorce case or custody dispute on your own is not easy without an attorney. It’s also not the best choice. Family court is very procedural. You may have all it takes to win your case, but just filing something wrong can cause huge delays and increase the chances that you lose in court. Review your case for free today.