Ada Pozo is an aggressive trial lawyer and a former Miami Dade County Court Judge. During her years as a judge Ms. Pozo presided over thousands of cases in the criminal, civil and domestic violence divisions, and has seen first-hand the impact of crime on families and the community. In addition, she was certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a mentor judge, and was tapped to assist and educate judges new to the bench.
As a trial attorney with the Miami Dade County Public Defenders office, she has litigated cases ranging from DUI and cocaine possession to armed robbery, capital sexual battery, and murder. Prior to becoming an attorney, she also served as a Forensic Social Worker for Miami Dade County.
Ms. Pozo is also a Radio personality. For years she could be heard every day (6:00 pm ET, 3:00 PT) as host of the SiriusXM radio show ACCESO LEGAL, which was broadcast as part of the network’s popular bilingual Cristina Radio channel (Channel 146). On the show, she addressed a broad spectrum of issues in a style that was both informed and engaging, fueled by more than two decades of experience as a judge and trial attorney in Miami Dade County. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and has appeared as an expert legal analyst on numerous TV and radio networks in English and Spanish; including CNN, HLN, ABC, Fox News, Telemundo and Univision. Pozo is a partner in the Miami-based law firm Pozo Goldstein, LLP, where her focus is immigration and criminal defense.
Her interest in fighting for the rights of others was probably pre-destined, as Pozo comes from a long line of high-profile public servants. Her grandfather, Justo Luis Pozo, was the last man to serve as Mayor of Havana, Cuba prior to the government’s overthrow by Castro. Her father, Dr. Rolando Pozo, was the island nation’s last Surgeon General prior to Castro’s takeover. The family subsequently immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Florida, where Ada was born and raised.
Pozo is married to Former Broward County Court Judge Eric M. Beller, has two children, a daughter aged sixteen and a son, nineteen, from a previous marriage. She holds both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Florida International University, where she majored in Criminal Justice (B.S.) and Sociology/Anthropology (B.A.). She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami. She is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
When she’s not spending time with her family or fighting for justice, Pozo is training for and competing in Spartan Races. She is also an avid indoor cyclist.