Eddie Holiday

President

Eddie Holiday’s practice includes various aspects of complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. Recognized as a “Rising Star

40 Under 40” in the Daily Business Review, his practice consists of representing Global 500 clients with a focus on the defense of product liability, premise liability, negligent security and toxic tort claims. Prior to joining the firm, Eddie served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney, the fourth largest prosecutor’s office in the nation.  During his tenure, he tried over 50 jury trial to verdict ranging from misdemeanors to life felonies as a member of the specialized Career Criminal Robbery Unit. Eddie graduated from the Howard University School of Law where he competed on the Charles Hamilton Houston National Moot Court Team and represented indigent clients before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia as a Student-Attorney with Howard’s Criminal Justice Clinic.

Eddie continues his commitment to serving his community by coaching Florida International University’s undergraduate Mock Trial Team and speaking to youth at various forums.

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Kioceaia Stenson

Vice-President

Kioceaia Stenson received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Spelman College in 2011. She later went to obtain her Juris

Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 2014. Kioceaia joined the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office in 2014. She is currently an Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal and Robbery Unit, where she prosecutes recidivist defendants and violent crimes.

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Shireen Brueggeman

Secretary

Originally from Seattle, Shireen began her legal career in 2007 as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

After six years, she accepted a position as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General’s Office where she prosecuted drug trafficking, organized fraud and racketeering cases. After three years with the Attorney General’s Office, she took a sabbatical to travel extensively and then relocated to California, where she joined the California Bar. In January 2020, she returned to Miami and rejoined the State Attorney’s Office where she works in its Organized Crime Unit.

Shireen received her Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley with High Honors. She thereafter attended Brooklyn Law School, where she was the graduating student chosen to receive the Ed Byrns Memorial Prize for “.. academic excellence in the area of criminal procedure and … exemplifying high moral character and personal integrity.” In her third year of law school she participated in the Prosecutor’s Clinic with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, an experience that inspired her to pursue a career as a prosecutor and for which she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. She rounded out her legal education with internships in a variety of organizations and cities, including the Attorney General’s office in Washington DC, a domestic violence agency in the Bronx borough of Manhattan, and the Legal Aid Society in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Stephen Mitchell

Treasurer

Stephen Mitchell joined the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in 2007 where he has served in a variety of roles. Since 2019, Mr. 

Mitchell has been the Division Chief of the Gang Strike Force Unit.  Before that, he had been a homicide prosecutor in the Gang Strike Force Unit focusing his attention on violent street crimes, criminal conspiracies, and narcotics trafficking. He is also an instructor for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), a drug-prohibition enforcement program run by the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy. A native of South Florida, Mr. Mitchell received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2007 and received his Bachelors of Science in Finance from the University of Florida in 2004.

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Shawn Abuhoff

Shawn received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Political and Business History from Dartmouth College in 2012. While at 

Dartmouth, Shawn was a member of the football team, captaining his senior season and earning All-Conference, All-Region, and All-America honors. He was inducted into Dartmouth’s “Wearers of the Green” (Athletics Hall of Fame) in 2018. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2016, graduating Cum Laude. While attending the University of Miami, he was the Executive Editor for the International and Comparative Law Review, a member of the International Moot Court program (participating in the International Criminal Court Moot Competition) where his team was an American finalist and international participant at the ICC competition at the Hague, member of the Honor Council, and was a Deans Cup Co-chair. A native to Miami, Shawn decided to protect his community by working at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office after graduating from law school. He currently maintains the position of Division Chief, where he handles some of the most serious of cases, including murders, and is a part of the Hiring Committee and Police Accountability and Integrity Team at the office. In 2023, Shawn began teaching at the University of Miami School of Law in the Litigations Skills Program as an Adjunct Professor.

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Gabriela Alfaro

Gabriela received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2013 and her Juris Doctor from the 

University of Miami School of Law in 2016. Gabriela was born in Miami and remains active in the community as a member of the Young Professional’s Board of Alfalit, an international organization that strives to provide literacy, basic education and job skills training to those in need. Gabriela joined the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office in 2016, where she currently handles homicide cases.

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Yaneth Baez

Yaneth Baez has been a prosecutor with the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office since 2017 focusing on victim-oriented crimes

She was the Chief of the misdemeanor domestic violence unit where she trained and oversaw a unit of 20 attorneys and support staff. Yaneth is currently a prosecutor in the Human Trafficking Unit.

Yaneth was born and raised in Miami Florida. She graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Florida International University. She then ventured off to the very cold weather of Akron, Ohio to attend the University of Akron School of Law. While attending law school she found her passion was in public interest work. She was recognized among her law school graduating class for the greatest number of pro bono service hours, dedicating over 200 hours of pro bono work. She graduated from the University of Akron with her Juris Doctor and would go on to dedicate herself to the people of Miami Dade county as a criminal prosecutor.

Yaneth is currently the vice president of the National Black Prosecutors Association, and an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the Miami Dade Bar Association.

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Amy Drever

Amy began her legal career in 2014 as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, where she served in a variety 

of roles, including as a homicide prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit and as Assistant Chief of the Juvenile Division. Presently, she holds the position of Assistant Legal Counsel at the Broward Office of the Inspector General. In addition to serving on this board Amy is active in the Government Section of the Broward County Bar Association. Amy graduated magna cum laudewith a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Hampshire, where she pursued a dual major in justice studies and political science, accompanied by a minor in sociology.

Amy earned her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School, engaging in various internships. Notably, she served as a Law Clerk at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Genocide. She participated in the Prosecutor’s Clinic with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. Additionally, in her time at Brooklyn Law School, Amy was a member of the Moot Court Honor and received both the Brooklyn Law School’s International Human Rights Fellowship and a Public Interest Fellowship.

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Cristina Diamond

Cristina Diamond has been an Assistant State Attorney since 2011. She currently serves as a felony domestic violence division, 

where she focuses on a variety of domestic crimes, including homicide cases, and trains and supervises several young attorneys.  Cristina received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in 2011.

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Benjamin Gellis

Benjamin is a committed prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. He has served our community

as a prosecutor since 2014 and is currently a member of the Gang Strike Force Unit. Benjamin has also previously served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Benjamin earnedhis Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law – Yeshiva University.

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Jenisse Grace

Jenisse Grace received her Bachelor’s in Criminology from Florida State University in 2010 and later went on to receive her Juris 

Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2013. Jenisse returned home to Miami and joined the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office in August of 2013. She continues to work for the office where she is currently a Felony Division Chief. She has also has served as a member of the State Attorney’s Human Trafficking Unit.

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Marbely Hernandez Moye

Marbely was an Assistant State Attorney with the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office, where she practiced for eight years.  Throughout 

her time at the SAO, she tried numerous cases and served in several units including, Human Trafficking, Division Chief, and as an Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal Unit. Marbely has been an active member in the LOP since 2013 and served as President in 2018 and 2019. In addition to her involvement in the League, she was recently elected as a Board Member for the Florida Bar Young Lawyer Division and is an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Miami Bar Association. Marbely was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida International University and received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2013.

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Alejandra Lopez

Alejandra has been a prosecutor for nearly two decades. For 12 of those years, she was an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade

State Attorney’s Office, where she served in a variety of roles, including as a homicide prosecutor in the Gang Strike Force Unit and as a Felony Division Chief. Alejandra has handled all types of federal and state criminal matters, including homicides, violent street crimes, public corruption, civil rights, criminal conspiracies, child pornography, human trafficking, and narcotics trafficking. For her work, Alejandra has been recognized by the Daily Business Review as one of 2017’s Most Effective Lawyers.

Alejandra has also taught, and continues to teach, on a various topics– such as gang prosecutions and investigations, criminal procedure, and trial practice– at various law enforcement agencies and prosecutor offices.

She has been a member of the League of Prosecutors since 2007.  Since that time, she has served on the Board of Directors since 2016 and as President from 2017-2018, and is active in many other community activities. 

A native of Puerto Rico, Alejandra received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University.  She went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law, where she was a member of Moot Court, the ATLA trial team, and the Criminal Law Clinic.

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Jeffrey Mark Pierce

Jeffrey Pierce is excited to join the LOP Board!  Jeffrey graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree

in Theatre and the University of Miami School of Law with a concentration in Litigation, as well as a Master’s degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries.  He was an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and worked his way from the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Division all the way up to a Felony “A” prosecutor and member of the Hate Crime Unit.  Jeffrey spent the last 18 months of his tenure at the SAO in the Human Trafficking Unit, where he worked directly with the Human Trafficking Task Force on undercover operations and proactive investigations.  He actively participated in awareness campaigns throughout the county and trained law enforcement officers from multiple police agencies on the topic of human trafficking.  After leaving the SAO, Jeffrey became an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California in San Diego.  There, Jeffrey indicted countless cases stemming from crimes committed at the U.S./Mexico border, as well as a human trafficking & fentanyl overdose resulting in death case.  He argued several motions before the U.S. District Court and worked on appeals to the 9th Circuit.  In January 2024, Jeffrey returned home to Miami and now serves as Assistant Chief Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Andrea Piloto

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Andrea attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School and Immaculata-La Salle High School, and then

Florida International University for her undergraduate and law degrees. Andrea has a major degree in Political Science and a minor degree in Psychology. She graduated from FIU Law in May of 2018. She did several internships from college through law school. Three of those internships were at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, starting as early as 2014. From August 2018 to October 2023, Andrea worked as a prosecutor there, rising through the office’s different positions. During her last two years at the State Attorney’s Office, Andrea served as the Career Criminal Repeat Offender Court prosecutor, handling the cases of the most violent offenders in Miami-Dade County. Today, Andrea is running her own law firm, Piloto Law, P.A., offering services in civil, criminal, and general practice areas.

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