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

Brenda Kuhns Neuman

Practice Areas

  • Social Services & Public Health Trust

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude, J.D., 2006
  • University of Florida, B.A. in English, 1996

Clerkship

  • Hon. Adalberto Jordan, 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2007

Brenda Kuhns Neuman

Joined the Office in 2006
Assistant County Attorney
bjk@miamidade.gov 305-375-3560

Brenda Kuhns Neuman represents the Department Public of Housing and Community Development in the provision of affordable housing and economic and community development funding from federal, state and local sources. 

Her practice involves coordinating and closing large-scale, mixed-financing transactions for new construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing throughout Miami-Dade County, as well as advising departments on legislative matters, real estate transactions, awards of loans and grants, contract  negotiation and execution, and issues related to community redevelopment agencies. Brenda also handles legislative items, drafting ordinances and resolutions and advising the Board of County Commissioners on affordable housing and economic and community development matters. 

In addition to her transactional practice, Brenda defends the County in employee disciplinary actions, litigates cases involving the Public Housing and Community Development Department, and represents the County's law enforcement professionals.

During law school, Brenda was a Dean's Scholar, the Greenberg Traurig Scholar, and graduated Salutatorian (2nd) of her class.  Brenda spent the early part of her career as a teacher in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Boston, Massachusetts, and then as a copy editor and freelance reporter in Miami, Florida.

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter
  • Outstanding Local Government Law School Student, awarded by the City, County and Local Government law section of the Florida Bar, May 2006
  • Trial Advocacy Award, FIU College of Law, May 2006
  • Greatest Contribution to Scholarly Publications Award, FIU College of Law, May 2006
  • Editor-in-Chief, FIU Law Review, 2005-2006
  • American Bar Assocation Negotiation Competition, Regional Finalist, Birmingham, Alabama, 2005