ABOUT Polo, Brittney

Associate

Professional Experience

Brittney I. Polo is a New York native and an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Polo’s primarily practices first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis in bad faith litigation, water damage claims, fraud investigation, and windstorm coverage issues. While attending law school, Ms. Polo served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Melanie May in the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In her last year of law school, Ms. Polo worked as a certified legal intern for the Office of the Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit.

Ms. Polo received her undergraduate degree from Florida International University, where she majored in History and minored in International Relations. During her studies at Florida International University, Ms. Polo served as an intern for a boutique civil firm in Coral Gables, Florida.

Ms. Polo obtained her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law. During law school, Ms. Polo received Dean’s List honors, was an advocate for the Moot Court Honor Society and Nova Trial Association, competing in three national competitions and one state-wide mock trial competition.  Ms. Polo also was a member of Nova Law Review, serving as Articles Editor for Volume 43.  While in law school, Ms. Polo received two merit based scholarships. Ms. Polo graduated with Pro Bono Honors for providing over 200 hours of public service the Broward community. Upon graduation, Ms. Polo inducted to the Order of the Barrister, a national honorary organization for advocacy.

Practice Areas

  • Bad Faith Litigation
  • Property Practice
  • General Civil Litigation

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Member
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • Inns of Court, Member

Admissions

  • State of Florida

Education

JD, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law, cum laude, 2018

  • Dean’s Honor Scholarship
  • Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship Recipient
  • Moot Court Society, Advocate
  • Nova Trial Association, Advocate
  • ABA Judicial Clerkship Program 2017, Participant
  • Hispanic Student Bar Association, Student Involvement Chair

BA, Florida International University, 2014

  • Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority
  • Alternative Breaks, Member

Litigation, Membership & Honors

  • Certified Legal Intern, Office of the Public Defender for the 17th Judicial Circuit
  • Dean’s List (2015-2018)
  • NSU Trial Association- 1L Closing Argument Competition, Semi-Finalist
  • Intern, Fourth District Court of Appeals (2017)
  • Stetson National Pre-Trial Competition (2016, 2017)
  • South Texas Mock Trial (2017)- Octo-Finalist
  • Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition (2017)

Languages

  • Spanish