Victoria Mesa-Estrada - 2019 President
Victoria Mesa-Estrada is a solo practitioner at her law firm Mesa-Estrada Law, P.A. Victoria has successfully handed major class actions on behalf of over 1,000 migrant and domestic workers for violations of federal and state employment laws.
A native of Colombia, Victoria immigrated to the U.S. in 1992. 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. In 2002, 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.
Throughout her years of work, Victoria has been a zealous advocate for workers, immigrants and women. She spent over 10 years in the not-for-profit sector working 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. To this day, Victoria remains actively involved in many of these campaigns advocating for workers’ rights, immigrant rights, and corporate social responsibility.
Over the past four years, her work was transitioned into working hand in hand with responsible caring employers who want to comply with the law but have been unable to do so given the complexities of many employment laws at the state and federal levels. Victoria designs and provides guidance and customized employment law compliance training on a variety of topics, including legal issues of sexual harassment and discrimination prevention, legal issues of supervision, performance management and documentation practices, wage and hour audits, and compliance with foreign temporary worker programs under the U.S. Department of Labor.
Victoria is the current President of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association, board member and Policy Committee of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Council member for the Federal Reserve Bank-Atlanta Organized Labor Advisory Council and member of the Palm Beach Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, the Federal Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida and the Federal Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas. She is married and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, Maya and Valeria, ages 6 and 12 years old. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 561-880-8062.