Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez

Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez

Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez, retired Judge 11th Judicial Circuit, joins the JAMS panel after an exemplary career as a lawyer, judge, and legal journalist. Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez's extensive knowledge of the law and rich cultural background positions her to serve as an effective and informed mediator and arbitrator. Born in Tampa, Florida, Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez grew up in Mexico where she earned her first law degree from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City. Upon returning to the United States, she earned a second law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.  After a distinguished career as an assistant public defender in the 11th Judicial Circuit, Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez became a Miami-Dade County Court Judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit.  In 2005, she was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge by former Governor Jeb Bush.

In 2007, Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez  retired from the bench to preside on the first national Spanish language court reality program “Veredicto Final” (Final Verdict).  In 2011, she became Univision’s in-house legal correspondent. Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez is fluent in Spanish. Christina Pereyra-Alvarez's biography in Spanish.




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Website: www.jamsadr.com/pereyra-alvarez

Articles and Video:

“My Story” Featuring Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez, Retired Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Florida (10/01/21)
When asked what advice she has for the next generation of ADR professionals, Mrs. Pereyra-Alvarez says, "Always go in with an open mind. Always believe that you are going to resolve the case, no matter what." This is a biography of her career path.