Normarie Rodriguez-Perez, who has a diverse law background, received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Communication from the University of Puerto Rico. Ms. Rodriguez-Perez received her Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 2007, and attended the University of Connecticut School of Law for a year as part of a Student Exchange Program, where she became familiarized with the broad category of Intellectual Property laws and regulations. Ms. Rodriguez went on to complete a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Information Technology & Privacy at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Ms. Rodriguez-Perez is admitted to practice law in Florida and Puerto Rico, as well as in United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and has worked as a civil law attorney in Puerto Rico since 2008.
While in Law School, Ms. Rodriguez-Perez performed as a Law Clerk at a Law Firm in Caguas, Puerto Rico, where she took an active role in analyzing, as well as drafting, bills for the Senate of Puerto Rico. As part of her duties, she collaborated in analyzing bills proposed for consideration in both cameras (the Senate and the House of Representatives), and provided recommendations through committee reports for three Senate Commissions. Once she obtained her law degree, she was invited to join the Law Firm as an Associate Attorney. As part of her new position, she also collaborated in writing a legal orientation handout for the public, and drafted the script for a series of online legal orientation videos.
Ms. Rodriguez-Perez also completed the requirements for a Masters in Arts (M.A.) from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico. As part of the requisites, she created, wrote and designed a magazine for Law School Students named “Ab Initio.” She also received the “Medalla Portico”, conferred to students with academic excellence.
In her spare time, Ms. Rodriguez-Perez enjoys the arts and participating in community initiatives. Before moving to Florida, she worked as a photography teacher at the “Escuela de Musica y Artes de Comerio”, a not for profit, community organization focused on providing the residents of the town of Comerio with an appreciation for the arts and Puerto Rican culture. Also, while attending school in Chicago, she connected with the Puerto Rican community there and participated in different cultural and socio-political initiatives. She also became a member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Illinois.
As of today, she still maintains deep ties with her family and community in Puerto Rico.