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Akivia Bassaragh

Akivia is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully litigated both criminal and civil matters in state and federal courts. She began her legal career at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office over a decade ago, and quickly developed and honed her advocacy skills. As a Public Defender, she zealously defended hundreds of clients and obtained significant courtroom and trial experience.

Akivia later transitioned from public service to private practice. As a civil litigator, she continues to skillfully advocate on behalf of her clients as a complex commercial litigator. Before joining Lomax Legal she was an attorney at Akerman, a top ranked national law firm. Her work there included defending Fortune 500 companies across various industries, including pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing, among others.

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Education

  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law

Bar & COURT Admissions

  • Florida
  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Listed for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants as "One to Watch" (2021)
  • National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 (2021)
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100 (2021)
  • Legacy Miami Magazine, 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow (2014)
  • Best Oral Advocate Award, Florida Public Defender Association (2011)

Community Involvement

  • Engage Miami, Board Member (2021-Present)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (“NITA”), Faculty for Building Trial Skills: Florida, March 2020
  • Nyah Project, Advisory Board Committee (2014-2017)
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Vice President (2017), Member (2010-Present)
  • Miami Dade Bar, Member (2019-Present)