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About Raquel Regalado
Raquel Regalado is a lifelong resident of the Miami-Dade County School Board District 6, which encompasses the areas of Key Biscayne, the Roads, East Little Havana, Shenandoah, Silver Bluff, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami and Westchester. In the Board, Ms. Regalado is the Chair of the Facilities and Construction Reform Committee, and a member of the following committees: Instructional Excellence & Community Engagement, School Support & Accountability, and Innovation, Efficiency & Governmental Relations.
A proud graduate of Coral Gables Senior High, Ms. Regalado attended Miami-Dade Community College and then Florida International University, where she earned a degree in Liberal Studies with honors. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. While at St. Thomas, she was the recipient of the Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Scholarship and winner of the St. Thomas University School of Law C. Clyde Atkins Memorial Moot Court Competition and American Trial Lawyers Association Open/Close Competition. While in law school, Ms. Regalado was a member of the St. Thomas Law Review and the Moot Court Team. In the summer of her first year, Ms. Regalado was a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Shelly Kravitz. In the summer of her second year, she was hired as a law clerk by Holland & Knight LLP and later became an associate at said national firm. In the years that followed, Ms. Regalado worked as a commercial litigator at Holland & Knight’s Miami office and as an attorney specializing in patent and trademark litigation.
Ms. Regalado is admitted to practice law in Florida state courts, as well as in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is an active member of several bar associations, including the American Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. Ms. Regalado was named a Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation by Florida Trend and in 2009, was ranked among the top 40 attorneys in Miami-Dade County under 40 years old by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Since 2009, Ms. Regalado has conducted a daily Spanish language radio program on La Poderosa, 670 AM, dedicated to informing listeners about local politics, education and social services. Another of her projects is “Esta Semana con Raquel”, a weekly television show with political and news analysis, airing on Telemiami throughout the state of Florida. She is a member of the Community Advisory Board of WLRN, Channel 17, in Miami, FL. Ms. Regalado is also very active in local and national communities, serving on the executive committee of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and the boards of Autism Speaks, Chapman Partnership, the Miami Children’s Initiative, and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). In addition, she is a member of the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership Executive Committee, helping devise the Seven50 plan to secure the economic future and improving the quality of life in the seven-county region comprising Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties during the next 50 years and beyond.
Ms. Regalado is the proud mother of two children and the daughter of Tomas Regalado, the Mayor of the City of Miami.