A native of Belle Glade, Florida, Ms. Aliana Payret is a graduate of both Stetson University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree, and Florida Coastal School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree.
While at Florida Coastal, Ms. Payret also received her certification in International and Comparative Law, as well as a pro-bono award/certification upon graduation due to the amount of pro-bono work completed throughout her time in law school. Prior to graduating from law school, Ms. Payret spent a summer semester in Madrid, Spain, where she was eager to return after having spent an entire semester there during her undergraduate studies, in furtherance of her comprehension of International Law and the Legal System of the European Union.
While earning her educational degrees, Aliana was very active in several law school organizations, including Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity, Hispanic American Law Students Association, Women’s Law Student Association and the Volunteer Immigrant Student Alliance. She also worked as an intern for the Farm Workers Association of Florida and the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Florida Coastal School of Law.
Upon graduation from law school and her subsequent certification to practice law in the State of Florida, Ms. Payret started her legal career at Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro & Noone, LLC in Fort Myers/Labelle, Florida, where she practiced primarily in the areas of personal injury litigation, immigration law, and criminal defense cases.
Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Payret joined Robinson, Pecaro & Mier in January 2015, working out of their Lakeland, Florida office. Ms. Payret has shifted her practice to primarily consist of probate administration involving wrongful death and effectuation of settlements involving minor children (i.e., friendly suits).
Whenever she has the opportunity, Ms. Payret enjoys volunteer work with several charitable and community service organizations, particularly those providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and abuse, as well as the immigrant community. In her previous experience as an immigration attorney, Ms. Payret has assisted victims human trafficking, as well as victims of domestic violence, remain lawfully in this country by helping them obtain Trafficking Visas (T-Visas), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), U Nonimmigrant Status for Victims of Criminal Activity (U-Visas), and assisting qualifying victims in applying for residency through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Additionally, while practicing at Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro & Noone, Ms. Payret assisted in fundraising efforts for a new center in Labelle, Florida for Abuse Counseling and Treatment (A.C.T.) and applied to the Florida Bar Association for a grant on A.C.T.’s behalf in order to fund the creation of the center, which was approved in full in order to finish the completion of the Center and aid dozens of victims of abuse and their families receive the assistance they need to move forward with their lives.
- Wrongful Death
- Personal Injury
- Friendly Suits
- Florida- 2013
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida- 2014
- Florida Coastal School of Law – J.D. with a Certification in International & Comparative Law, 2012
- Stetson University – B.A., 2009
- Lakeland Bar Association – Member
- 10th Judicial Circuit Young Lawyers Section – Member
- Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
- Bartow Chamber of Commerce