Vanessa D. Torres is one of the founding partners of Djebelli Torres PLLC and is also the chair of Djebelli Torres’ Aviation and Family/Matrimonial Group. An experienced litigator and negotiator, she represents companies operating in the aviation industry and small to mid-size companies on all their general counsel needs, and families during some of the worst and best times in their lives.
Ms. Torres has substantial experience in federal and state court, arbitrations, mediations, and defending claims before agencies.
In addition to her litigation and negotiation experience, Ms. Torres provides clients with valuable day-to-day preventive counseling on compliance and avoiding lawsuits, offering in-house training programs on topics such as hiring/firing, sexual harassment, diversity, Family and Medical Leave Act, discrimination, and wage and hour compliance.
With respect to the aviation practice, Ms. Torres represents Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facilities with operations in Miami and throughout the world. She handles all domestic and international transactions, regulatory compliance matters, and handle the day-to-day challenges regarding employment and labor law issues when serving in the role of General Counsel for the MRO facility. She also handles Defense of FAA enforcement actions and assists with voluntary disclosures.
Ms. Torres is an active member in the Florida Bar’s Aviation Law Committee and the Dade County Bar Association
Florida Middle District Bankruptcy Court
Florida Northern District Bankruptcy Court
Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Juris Doctor, St. Thomas University School of Law, 2011
St. Thomas Law Review, Senior Articles Editor, 2010-2011
St. Thomas Law Review, Editor, 2009-2010, Phi Delta Phi
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science, Florida State University, 2008
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, U.S. Aviation Law Certificate, 2018
Notary Public, Florida
Dade County Bar Association
Florida Bar Aviation Law Committee, 2018-Present, Committee Member
Dade County Bar Association Family Courts Committee, 2021-Present, Committee Member