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

Abbie Schwaderer Raurell

Practice Areas

  • Zoning, Land Use & Environment
  • Federal Litigation

Education

  • Yale, J.D., 2006
  • University of North Carolina, B.A. in Political Science, Highest Honors, 1998

Clerkship

  • Hon. Alan S. Gold, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2007-08

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Abbie Schwaderer Raurell

Joined the Office in 2006
Assistant County Attorney
ans1@miamidade.gov 305-375-1335

Abbie Schwaderer Raurell is a litigator who has practiced in federal and state court, at both the trial and appellate levels. Abbie handles a broad variety of cases, including zoning appeals, environmental enforcement actions, and federal civil rights claims.  Abbie has successfully defended a variety of challenges to County land use decisions and has defended the County and its police and correctional officers against claims of federal civil rights violations.  Abbie has also initiated and successfully prosecuted numerous civil enviromental enforcement actions seeking compliance with the County's environmental regulations on such matters as contamination and wetlands.

In addition, Abbie handles transactional work for the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, including the drafting and review of ordinances, resolutions, and contracts.  She also advises the Board of County Commissioners, the Planning Advisory Board, and several Community Zoning Appeals Board on public hearings involving land use matters.  

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Abbie served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, and she has served on the board of the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of South Florida, Inc.