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Abigail Price-Williams

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Miami, Florida 33128



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Maria Arista-Volsky

Practice Areas

  • Social Services & Public Health Trust
  • Tort Liability & Medical Malpractice


  • Indiana University, J.D., 1979
  • Purdue University, B.A. in Education, 1975, with Distinction

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 1979
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1980

Maria Arista-Volsky

Joined the Office in 1987
Assistant County Attorney 305-375-5151

Maria Arista-Volsky works in the Tort & Medical Malpractice and the Social Services & Public Health Sections and handles all legal matters involving The Children's Trust, a special taxing district of Miami-Dade County serving children and families in our community.

After graduation from Indiana University School of Law, Maria worked for a large law firm in Miami, Smathers & Thompson. Subsequently she served five years as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where she received a U.S. Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award. She practiced extensively at the trial and appellate levels in the federal system, handling a myriad of civil cases and developing expertise in the defense of medical cases involving military healthcare providers and hospitals.

Since joining the County Attorney's Office she has litigated in the state trial and appellate courts, primarily defending medical cases involving the Public Health Trust. Maria also specializes in professional regulatory matters and over the years has successfully defended many cases before State of Florida professional regulatory boards and the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings in Tallahassee. She assists risk management at the Public Health Trust on regulatory issues involving healthcare practitioners

Prior Experience

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, Miami, 1981-86
  • Associate, Smathers & Thompson, Miami, 1979-1981

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award
  • Preeminent AV peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years.