Monica Vila Castro is a Miami litigation attorney on Holland & Knight's Appellate Team and in the firm's Litigation Practice Group. She focuses on complex commercial litigation and appellate matters involving a wide variety of legal issues.
Since joining the firm, Ms. Castro has handled cases and appeals before the Florida Circuit Courts, the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Eleventh Circuits, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Castro routinely assists trial lawyers from the inception of a case, using her appellate knowledge to ensure that legal issues arising during the course of litigation are well-positioned for a favorable outcome, both at the trial and appellate levels. She serves clients in a broad range of industries, including financial services and healthcare.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Castro served as a law clerk to the Honorable Susan H. Black on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
While at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Ms. Castro served as editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review and graduated at the top of her class.
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