Meritxell has been practicing criminal defense in South Florida for more than 13 years. As a former Assistant Public Defender, she handled thousands of cases ranging from Death Penalty cases to misdemeanor DUIs and drug offenses. She has tried more than 50 jury trials, including Murder and Capital Sexual Battery trials. Meritxell received her juris doctorate degree from St. Thomas University, where she was the recipient of the ABOTA Trial Scholarship. She has always had a passion for helping those who could not help themselves and has devoted her entire career to the zealous advocacy of those accused of crimes, firmly believing one bad decision does not define a person.