County Attorney
R.A. Cuevas Jr.

County Attorney's Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

Phone
305.375.5151

Fax
305.375.5634

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Attorney Profile

Cynthia Johnson-Stacks

Practice Areas

  • Social Services & Public Health Trust
  • Governmental Affairs

Education

  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1983
  • Fisk University, B.S. Music Education, Summa Cum Laude, 1980

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Cynthia Johnson-Stacks

Joined the Office in 1983
Assistant County Attorney
Chief, Social Services & Public Health Trust Section
cjs2@miamidade.gov 305-375-5151

Cynthia Johnson-Stacks is the Section Chief of the Social Services and Public Health Trust section of the office. This section represents the County in a multiple program areas, including public and affordable housing, economic development, homelessness and community redevelopment agency issues.

Cynthia has experience in many areas, including public transportation, municipal finance, incorporation of new municipalities and annexation of unincorporated areas to existing municipalities, tort liability defense, intergovernmental agreements between municipalities and the County, and ad valorem taxation.  She has served as legal advisor to the Mayor’s Office and has advised Charter Review Task Forces, the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust and various county boards.

Cynthia has been recognized by the Florida Bar as an expert in City, County and Local Government Law since 1998.  She was selected by the President of the Florida Bar to serve as a member of the City, County and Local Government Certification Committee, which reviews applications of lawyers for board certification, conducts peer review, and writes and grades examinations for board certification in the local government practice area.  Cynthia currently is the Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, which oversees the work of all of the certification committees and ultimately approves certification of lawyers as experts in all practice areas.

A leader in local bar associations, Cynthia has served on judicial nominating commissions responsible for recommending lawyers to serve on the federal and state trial benches and the state appellate bench.  Cynthia has been appointed by Florida’s United States Senators to serve on the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Committee, Southern District Conference.

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Member, Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Florida, 2010-2013 and 2013-2015
  • Vice-Chair, Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Third District Court of Appeal, State of Florida, 2000-2004
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, State of Florida, 1994-97
  • President, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association, 1987-1989 and Chair Local Government Law Section, Dade County Bar Association, 1998
  • Member, City, County, and Local Government Law Certification Committee, 2007-2010
  • AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a 2010 Florida Legal Elite Top Government Attorney.