American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession

Emilia A. Quesada, a partner in the Miami office of Adorno & Yoss LLP, has been appointed to the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession.

Quesada is a member of Adorno & Yoss’ litigation department and concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on class actions. Adorno & Yoss is the nation’s largest certified minority-owned law firm.

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession (Commission on Women) is comprised of 12 members appointed by the ABA President. It was created to assess the status of women in the legal profession, identify barriers to advancement, and recommend actions to address the identified problems. Its mission is to secure the full and equal participation of women in the ABA, legal profession, and justice system.

Quesada is the lone commissioner from Florida, and the first Hispanic selected from the state. Only six Hispanic women have been appointed to the Commission on Women since it was created in 1987. Quesada will also serve on the ABA’s Grassroots Action Team, and continue as an active member of the ABA’s Litigation Section, and the Section’s Woman Advocate, Minority Trial Lawyer, and Commercial & Business Litigation Committees.

Quesada received her bachelor of science degree from Florida International University, and her juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law.

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