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111 NW 1st Street, Suite 2810
Miami, Florida 33128

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Suzanne Villano-Charif

Practice Areas

  • Public Health Trust


  • Georgetown University, 2002, J.D.,
  • University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), B.A. in Political Science, 1998

Court Admissions

  • The New York Bar, 2003
  • The Florida Bar, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2013

Suzanne Villano-Charif

Joined the Office in 2013
Assistant County Attorney

[email protected] 786-466-2380

Suzanne L. Villano-Charif joined the County Attorney's Office in 2013. Suzanne serves as a transactional attorney in the Aviation Division of the County Attorney's Office.   She also practices in the Commercial Litigation and Tort Liability sections of the office.

As a transactional lawyer, Suzanne has drafted contracts and handled procurements from bidding to award. Suzanne also has experience in bid protests and administrative proceedings.  As an experienced litigator, Suzanne tried numerous jury and bench trials.

Prior to joining the office, Suzanne was a Clinical Instructor and Supervising Attorney with the Health Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law.  She lectured in the areas of social security disability and trial practice.  Suzanne also served as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami.

Prior Experience

  • Clinical Instructor & Supervising Attorney, University of Miami School of Law, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Public Defender, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami, Florida, 2004-2010

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

  • Mental Health Courts: Protecting Fifth and Sixth Amendment Rights 
    Mental Health Law & Policy Journal, Volume 2, Symposium Issue, 2013
  • University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, October 2012
    Symposium: Lawyers as Problem Solvers: New Directions, New Voices. Presenter.
  • University of Tennessee School of Law, Southern Clinical Conference, March 2012  
    Presentation Panelist: Padilla Motions to Vacate: Teaching Social Justice

Community Involvement, Awards, & Recognition

  • Volunteer, Teen Court Program
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002