ELIS M. ROJAS

Elis Rojas is an associate with Sioli Alexander Pino and focuses on Admiralty & Maritime Law, General Liability, and Federal Workers' Compensation claims. Ms. Rojas previously worked as an associate for the General Counsel of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe, where she engaged in complex business litigation, tax-related matters, and numerous other issues arising from tribal representation.


While completing her legal education, Ms. Rojas was a judicial extern for both the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger and the Honorable Thomas E. Morris in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, where she gained valuable insight into the federal court system and the trial process.


Outside of the courtroom and classroom, Ms. Rojas dedicated her time to serving her community by participation in legal clinics, assisting in foreclosure, debt collection, bankruptcy, and immigration defense for low-income clients. After logging more than 500 hours of pro bono service while in law school, Florida Coastal School of Law presented her with a Pro Bono Honors Award at graduation in recognition of her diligent service.


Ms. Rojas is a Cuban native.  For extracurricular participation, Ms. Rojas served as the Vice-President for the Jewish Law Student Association and was an active member of the Hispanic Law Student Association. She also spearheaded legal writing workshops and tutoring services for incoming students in her role as Teacher Assistant for Beginning and Advanced Legal Writing courses.


Ms. Rojas excelled academically, earning Book Awards in both Contracts and Advanced Legal Writing, after achieving the highest grade in her class in each of those courses. She set this standard of excellence early in her academic career when she graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 2010, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Sociology.



Education
Florida Coastal School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2014
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, cum laude, 2010


Admissions

The Florida Bar, 2015
​United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2016

Languages
English, Spanish, and American Sign Language