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Yisel Villar

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Yisel Villar is an associate and criminal defense lawyer at Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A.  Born and raised in Cuba, Yisel earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Havana School of Law. She then received her (second) Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law. 

Yisel focuses her practice on criminal defense. She defends the rights of people who are targets (or subjects) of criminal investigations, as well as of people who are facing criminal charges in both state and Federal courts. She cares about our clients and constantly receives letter and messages of thanks from our clients for her exceptional representation in their cases.

She is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. 

She is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (FACDL), the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). She was a student member of the Honorable Peter T. Fay Inn of Court, a chapter of the American Inns of Court, during law school. 

Yisel is fluent in English and Spanish. She has been featured as legal commentator on Spanish local media outlets and was a guest speaker at the 2019 NORML Key West Legal Seminar presenting on the topic of Federal criminal bond forfeitures. 

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