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FIU College of Law alumna, Loressa Felix recognized for her commitment to ethical governance and public trust as she was appointed by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust as its new General Counsel in March of 2023. The West Virginia native has spent over fourteen years making an impact in South Florida before joining the Ethics Commission in 2020. She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science from the University of Miami ahead of earning a Juris Doctor from the Florida International University’s College of Law in 2009. Loressa served as an Assistant State Attorney for Miami-Dade County for seven years, in the Career Criminal Robbery Unit and as an Assistant Chief of County Court, in addition to several years of civil litigation in both private practice and with Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Since graduating, Loressa has been a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association, and the National Black Prosecutors Association.

Loressa’s legal experience and continued leadership with organizations such as the Florida Bar, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, and the Miami-Dade County League of Women Voters have made her uniquely qualified as the newly appointed General Counsel for the Commission on Ethics. The Commission on Ethics is an independent agency tasked with ensuring the integrity of both the governmental decision-making process and the electoral process, restoring public confidence in government, and serving as the guardian of public trust. As General Counsel, Loressa provides legal counsel and representation to the Commission on Ethics and supports the Commission in the legal performance of its duties under the Charter and Ordinances of Miami-Dade County.