Victoria Mesa-Estrada is a civil rights attorney with the Immigrant Justice Project at Southern Poverty Law Center. She has successfully handed major class actions on behalf of over 1,000 migrant and domestic workers for violations of federal and state employment laws including violations of employment anti-discrimination, sexual harassment in the workplace, wage and hour and whistleblower laws and also represents immigrants in federal civil rights cases to combat the entanglement of federal immigration enforcement and local law enforcement agencies across the Deep South.

Throughout her years of work, Victoria has been a zealous advocate for workers, immigrants and women, working for civil rights organizations. 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. Victoria is the co-founder of the Florida Hispanic Bar Association, and board member of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.  She is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, the Federal Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida and the   U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11 th Circuit. She is married and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, Maya and Valeria, ages 10 and 15 years old.