Board certified in City, County and Local Government Law.
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1988); University of Miami (A.B., cum laude with General Honors, 1983)
Bar Memberships and Bar Associations:
Florida (1989); Pennsylvania (1989); Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1995); Third Circuit Court of Appeals(1991); United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (1994); United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1991);
American Bar Association;
Cuban American Bar Association
Ms. Santovenia joined the Miami City Attorney’s Office in September, 1999 as a member of the Litigation Section, handling primarily commercial, tort, civil rights and construction litigation.
She began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Murray C. Goldman, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Civil Trial Division and as a litigation associate at LaBrum and Doak, a top-twenty Philadelphia-based civil litigation firm.
Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, she focused her practice on representing both corporate and government agency clients in areas including complex commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and real estate, banking, and appellate law. She has worked on such significant issues as Everglades restoration on behalf of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and has been active as a planning board member of the business and environmental law committees of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.