VICTORIA MESA-ESTRADA works with Searcy Denney’s dedicated mass tort unit, which focuses on complex litigation for defective drugs, medical devices and consumer products. Prior to joining the firm, she spent more than a decade as a civil rights and employment law attorney with the Immigrant Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project at Florida Legal Services.
Born in Colombia, Ms. Mesa-Estrada moved to Florida with her parents and earned an undergraduate degree in political science and international relations from Florida International University. In 2008, she earned her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she also earned a Master of Laws in Intercultural Human Rights. She began her legal career as an attorney for agricultural workers, filing several successful class actions on behalf of underpaid and exploited farmworkers and obtaining a $17.4 million verdict for sexual harassment, recorded as the largest in Florida history against an agricultural employer.
A zealous advocate for the Hispanic community, Ms. Mesa-Estrada is co-founder and current president of the Florida Hispanic Bar Association and a past-president of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association. She is serving a four-year term on the Federal Judicial Nominating Conference for the Southern District of Florida and is an active member of the American Association for Justice, the National Employment Law Association, and the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Ms. Mesa-Estrada is admitted to practice in the State of Florida, as well as in the Federal Districts of Southern, Middle and Northern Florida. She is a member of The Florida Bar, where she serves on its Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee.