Daniela Abratt was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Florida in 2002. She earned her law degree cum laude from the Florida International University College of Law in May 2015 and is a member of the Florida Bar.
During law school, Ms. Abratt worked as a law clerk for Justice Charles T. Canady at the Florida Supreme Court and Judge Richard J. Suarez at the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. As an active moot court member, she argued as a finalist in the Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition regional rounds in New York City and subsequently placed third in the international rounds at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom. She also worked as a Certified Legal Intern in the FIU Immigrant Children's Justice Clinic, representing abused, abandoned, and neglected minors in dependency proceedings.
Ms. Abratt served as a Comments Editor for the FIU Law Review and earned three Book Awards, two for legal writing courses and one for a seminar on Intellectual Property and Human Rights. She was also awarded the Dean's Scholarship, Judge Aaron B. Cohen Externship Scholarship, and a full tuition scholarship from the Betty G. Reader Foundation for her academic standing and community service.
Prior to law school, Ms. Abratt graduated from the University of Florida summa cum laude, earning her Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a minor in International Development and Humanitarian Assistance. She worked as a freelance reporter for The Miami Herald while attending UF. Ms. Abratt has published articles in The Gainesville Sun, The North Florida Herald, The Independent Florida Alligator, and the Medical Tourism Association's Medical Tourism Magazine.
Admitted: Florida, 2015; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2015
Law School: Florida International University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
College: University of Florida, B.S., summa cum laude, 2012
Member: Florida Bar