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Lesly Carmen Longa

Lesly Carmen Longa

Fighting the Good Fight for Florida Families and Consumers
  • Estate Planning, International Law
  • Florida, Maryland
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Summary

Lesly Carmen Longa Vaillancourt litigated and defended claims on behalf of individuals against corporations for over 10 years. Today she focuses her practice on wills, estate planning and family mediation. Attorney Longa speaks Spanish, has represented foreign nationals in U.S. Courts, and also handles a variety of international matters for business and estate planning clients. She is a Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator who can help divorcing couples file for divorce and negotiate an agreement without attorneys, preserving the family's dignity and empowering folks to decide for themselves what is best for them and their children. Attorney Longa earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from the American University in Washington, D.C. She has been admitted to practice in Maryland, D.C., Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She volunteers throughout the Tampa Bay area, offering pro bono legal services through programs at Bay Area Legal Services and the Domestic Violence Assistance Project. Attorney Longa was born in New Orleans and raised in Tampa, Florida. After spending a decade in D.C., she decided to move back to Tampa to be closer to her family and started Longa Law Firm in 2008.

Education
Boston University School of Law
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Honors: Scholarship Recipient; Boston University International Law Journal, Note Editor
Activities: Legislation Clinic; Latin American Law Students Association; Mini-Pupil, Chambers of Geoffrey Hawker; Law Clerk, Shaevel & Krems;
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American University
B.A. (1998) | International Studies
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Activities: Intern, U.S. Department of State
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Professional Experience
Member, Editorial Board
American Bar Association, GPSolo Magazine
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Managing Partner
Longa Law Firm, P.A.
- Current
Chair
Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
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Certifications
Certified Family Mediator (34816 F)
Florida Supreme Court
Awards
Certificate of Meritorious Service
The Florida Bar
Recognition for Pro Bono Service in 2016
Supreme Court of Florida
Recognition for Pro Bono Service in 2013
Supreme Court of Florida
Professional Associations
Florida Bar, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association, GPSolo Magazine
Editorial Board Member
- Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Hillsborough County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Graduate, Bar Leadership Institute (2016)
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Florida Bar, Consumer Protection Law Committee
Chair
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Activities: Chair: 2015 - 2016 Chair Pamphlets Subcommittee: 2013 - 2015
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St. Petersburg Bar Association
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Florida
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
ID Number: 0506140192
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultations by Phone (up to 20 minutes). During this consultation, you can tell me about your issues and I will let you know if I can assist you and what my fee will be. Free consultations do not include free legal advice on your specific issue.
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • International Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Family Mediation (divorce agreements, parenting plans, no attorney needed)
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Office
1228 East 7th Avenue
Ste 200
Tampa, FL 33605
USA
Telephone: (813) 421-0190