Victoria Mesa-Estrada - Corresponding Secretary
Victoria Mesa-Estrada is a staff attorney for the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project at Florida Legal Services. Victoria has successfully handed major class actions on behalf of over 1,000 migrant and domestic workers for violations of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act, and the U.S. Department of Labor regulations guest worker programs. Victoria also provides legal representation to temporary foreign workers in matters involving labor trafficking, employment discrimination, worker’s compensation and Occupational safety and health (OSHA).
A native of Colombia, Victoria immigrated to the U.S. in 1992. She graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2008, and also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intercultural Human Rights, cum laude. In 2002, Victoria earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Florida International University, and received an Undergraduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with concentrations in South American and Caribbean Studies.
Throughout her years of work, Victoria has been a zealous advocate for workers, immigrants and women. She spent over 10 years in the not-for-profit sector working for human rights, international development and civil rights organizations including Colombian American Service Association, People for the American Way Foundation, and Oxfam America. Her advocacy and policy work extended nation-wide and overseas. To this day, Victoria remains actively involved in many of these campaigns advocating for workers’ rights, immigrant rights, and corporate social responsibility. She currently serves as volunteer attorney for the Coalition of Florida Farmworker Associations in Miami-Dade County, East Coast migrant Head Start Project, and the Guatemalan Maya Center in Palm Beach County and is an active board member of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association.
Victoria is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, the Federal Southern, Northern, and Middle Districts of Florida and the Federal Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas. She is married and is the proud mother of two beautiful girls, ages 5 and 10 years old.