Daniela Tenjido is a commercial litigator with a focus on representing high-profile individuals in complex cases. Prior to joining Rivero Mestre, Daniela served as a term clerk to the Honorable Madeline H. Haikala of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
Daniela attended St. Thomas University College of Law where she was Editor in Chief of the Law Review. While in law school, Daniela worked as a certified legal intern for her law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic where she successfully argued before Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal, and in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi as a judicial intern for the Honorable Carlton W. Reeves. An excellent communicator, Daniela is skilled at breaking down and explaining complex ideas in simple terms, and is passionate about advocating on behalf of her clients.
Term Clerk for Judge Madeline H. Haikala of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (2022-2023)
Certified Legal Intern for St. Thomas University School of Law Appellate Litigation Clinic (2020-2021)
Judicial Intern for Judge Carlton W. Reeves of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (May 2020-August 2020)
Note, Shut Up and Dribble: The Racial Subordination of the Black Professional Athlete, 33 St. Thomas L. Rev. 27 (2021).
Comment, Pay to Play Is Here-NCAA’s Power Grip Loosens, 24 U. Den. Sports & Ent. L.J. 29 (2021).
St. Thomas University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2021
The Order of Barristers, Member
St. Thomas Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
Best Brief First Runner Up – Florida Bar National Tax Moot Court Competition
Top 10 Brief Award – Emory Civil Rights & Liberties Moot Court Competition
Florida State University, B.A. in economics, 2018
Florida State Army ROTC Cadet, 2015-2017
Florida Bar, 2021
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2021