In 2018, Judge Yery Marrero was elected by the citizens of Miami-Dade County as a Circuit Court Judge. Following her January 2019 judicial swearing-in, Judge Marrero was assigned to the Unified Children’s Court, where she remains today. There she has presided over dependency, domestic violence, and juvenile delinquency cases. She is currently assigned to the dependency division and also oversees the dependency drug court, a rehabilitation court focused on the treatment of parents with addiction and mental health issues. In her position, Judge Marrero has also served as the Florida State Chair for the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ).
Judge Marrero was born in 1961 in Bayamo, Cuba. When Judge Marrero was three years old, her parents fled Cuba with their family and came to the United States. At the time Judge Marrero’s family left Cuba her father was in law school. Years later, their daughter attending and graduating from law school was the fulfillment of the family’s dream cut short. While in Cuba, the family had a proud history of public service; her paternal grandfather was the Mayor of Bayamo. It is only natural that Judge Marrero would choose to serve the citizens of Miami-Dade as a Circuit Court Judge.
Judge Marrero is a graduate of Miami Coral Park High School. She continued her education and graduated from Florida State University and then received her law degree from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Following law school, she returned home to Miami and devoted herself to public service by joining the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. After almost ten years as an Assistant Public Defender, Judge Marrero co-founded Marrero Bozorgi PL in 2000, a white collar defense firm dedicated to representing individuals and corporations under investigation or charged with state and federal criminal offenses. When practicing, Judge Marrero was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent® attorney, the highest rating available for an individual lawyer. Her firm, Marrero Bozorgi PL, was ranked in Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms and in Chambers & Partners.
During the years Judge Marrero was practicing law prior to her election to the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, she was always active in the greater legal and local community, both as a member of professional boards and as a legal analyst and commentator on Spanish-language television. She was previously appointed to serve on the DUI Review Board for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles by the then Florida Governor. She was also appointed to serve as a Traffic Magistrate for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade by the then Chief Judge, and has also served on a Florida Bar Grievance Committee.
She was a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, Miami Dade County Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. She served on the national board for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund for many years and on their National Leadership Council. She served as President of her neighborhood homeowner’s association in Coconut Grove. For many years, Judge Marrero also served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of her daughter’s primary school, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School. Her current position as a Circuit Court Judge reflects her continued commitment to public service.