Sylmarie Trujillo focuses her practice on complex, cross-border disputes, specifically involving Latin America. She has played an important role in a wide-range of high-stakes litigation matters involving the FCPA, fraud, tort claims, federal and state court litigation, and international arbitration. Sylmarie leverages her strong attention to detail, excellent writing and communication skills, and data-focused mind to consistently produce high-quality work products.
Before joining Rivero Mestre, Sylmarie earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She earned her Juris Doctor at Florida International University College of Law. While there, she served as the Executive Managing Editor for the FIU Law Review and was a member of the Board of Advocates, earning 10th Best Oralist in the Price Media Moot Court Competition at Oxford University. She also earned the FIU Law Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy Skills. Sylmarie is fluent in Spanish.
Associations & Activities
Miami-Dade County Advisory Board—Commission for Women, Board Member, (2020)
Florida Association for Women Lawyers—Miami-Dade Chapter (Awards Committee, Chair 2017-19)
Catalyst Miami—CLEAR Fall 2019 Cohort (Graduate)
Service of Process Considerations When Confirming International Arbitration Awards, International Law Section Quarterly, October 2021
Recognitions and Honors
Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation, 2024
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023
Recognized by Latino Leaders Magazine as a Lawyer to Keep on the Watch, 2020 – 2021
Florida International University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
Georgetown University, B.S. in International Economics, 2011
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida