Joined the Office in 2015
Assistant County Attorney
Daija Lifshitz is a member of the Taxation and Finance section. She represents the Property Appraiser, the Tax Collector, and the Special Taxing Districts Division in all aspects of taxation, assessments, and financial matters.
Daija is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, having tried cases in both federal and state court. She handles litigation from initiation through appeal, and has represented the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector in a wide range of cases, including complex commercial and residential valuation, homestead fraud, and constitutional and statutory challenges.
Daija also provides guidance, drafts contracts, and prepares legislation for various County departments on issues of taxation.
Daija received her B.A., summa cum laude, from East Carolina University where she majored in psychology with a minor in criminal justice.
She earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, she served on the executive board of the Charles C. Papy Jr. Moot Court Board, served as Articles and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, and was a member of the Federal Appellate Clinic.
For her academic achievements Daija was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society recognizing law students who attain a high grade of scholarship.
Daija was also selected for the Order of Barristers, an extremely selective national honorary organization that recognizes individuals for excellence in oral and written advocacy.
Daija brings to the office the unique experience of having clerked for both federal appellate and state appellate courts. Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Daija served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peter T. Fay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to her clerkship with Judge Fay, Daija served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Melanie G. May, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal.