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.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Andrea attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School
and Immaculata-La Salle High School, and Florida International University for her undergraduate and law degrees. Andrea has a major degree in Political Science and a minor degree in Psychology, and 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. As of August 2018, Andrea has worked as a prosecutor in the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office and has risen through the different positions. She currently serves as the Career Criminal Repeat Offender Court prosecutor. This position includes handling the cases of the most violent offenders in Miami-Dade County, and Andrea is fulfilled by the hard work that she does in this unit for the safety of the community. Andrea became a member of the League of Prosecutors upon becoming a prosecutor, and now proudly serves as its Vice President.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raúl is a partner in MG+M’s Miami office and is the Chair of the firm’s Maritime Practice Group. His practice
focuses on a variety of litigation areas, including maritime, personal injury, products liability, premises liability, and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience as national and local counsel on many maritime matters and has represented clients from jurisdictions as far north as Canada and throughout the Continental U.S., Hawaii, the Caribbean, and South America. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in the state and federal courts of Florida. He is regularly appointed to act as national and local counsel by insurance companies on admiralty and maritime matters. Raúl has served in executive capacities for the Florida Bar Admiralty & Maritime Law Board Certification Committee, the Florida Bar Maritime Committee, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the League of Prosecutors. He is an adjunct professor of Marine Insurance Law at the University of Miami School of Law, and is Board Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the Florida Bar (certified 2012; re-certified 2017). He has been published and presented on various topics, including maritime law and practice, handling maritime claims in the U.S., management of maintenance and cure, risk shifting in maritime contracts, products liability, and analysis of U.S. Supreme Court decisions. He is a former prosecutor, having tried over 60 jury trials to verdict. Raúl earned his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law in 1993. He graduated with a B.S.E.E from the University of Miami College of Engineering in 1990.
Cristina Diamond has been an Assistant State Attorney since 2011. She currently serves as a felony division
chief, where she focuses on homicide cases and trains and supervises several young attorneys. Cristina received her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in 2011.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marie Elizabeth Mato is a dedicated prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. She has served our
community as an Assistant State Attorney since 2001. For the last 18 years, Marie has specialized in homicide cases and supervising, training, and mentoring young lawyers. She has been honored with the Prosecutor of the Year Award by the League in 2014 and received the L.E.O. Award for Prosecutor of the Year by the Dade Chiefs of Police in 2016. Marie has been an active member of the League since she started her prosecutorial career and has served as a board member since 2010. She has held several posts on the executive board, including serving as President from 2015-2017.
Marie was born and raised in Miami. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. In addition to her work on the board, she is an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and was recently appointed as a liaison for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit to The Florida Bar Board of Governors for 2023-2024.