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The Honorable Dotie Joseph

State Representative, Florida House District 108

The Honorable Dotie Joseph is the State Representative for District 108 in Florida’s Legislature. Representative Joseph was born in Haiti and raised in Miami, where she attended public schools, studied hard, and went on to graduate from Yale University.

Passionate about civil rights, Ms. Joseph sought to hone her advocacy by earning a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

During law school, her commitment to combating discrimination led Ms. Joseph to intern with the national Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, extern with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and serve as the 2003 Frankel Fellow for Human Rights First.

After graduating from Georgetown, served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Eugene Hamilton, a Civil Rights Litigation Consultant, an employment discrimination litigator, Deputy City Attorney for the City of North Miami Beach, and Of Counsel Austin Pamies Norris Weeks.

In her Freshman debut in the Florida legislature, this fierce negotiator has passed three laws her first session, including one that allows victims of domestic violence to qualify for unemployment compensation and another to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage.

Rep. Joseph Miami-Dade County Democratic Executive Committee, First Vice Chair; City of North Miami Board of Adjustment, member; Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, member; The Florida Bar, Federal Court Practice Committee, member; and past President of the beloved Haitian Lawyers Association.