Yvette Ayala is a senior attorney at the Rogero Law Firm. Ms. Ayala was born and raised in Miami, where she pursued an undergraduate degree at Florida International University. She earned a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in English before ultimately delving into the study of law at the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Ayala is fluent in written and spoken Spanish and English.
In her tenure as an attorney, Ms. Ayala has served as a committee member in the Entertainment Arts and Sports Law and Animal Law section of the Florida Bar and has contributed her talents toward pro bono cases for Lawyers for Children of America. For 2019, she is Co-Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Dade County Bar Association, and Vice-Chair/Chair Elect for the Wild Bunch Committee of Zoo Miami Foundation.
Leadership, Membership & Honors
In addition to her commitments to enrich the legal field in Miami Dade County, Ms. Ayala has also been devoted to volunteerism by giving back through various organizations. In 2017, her focus was split between serving as host committee member for the Nicklaus Children’s Young Ambassador’s Annual Fashion Gives Back charitable fundraiser and Board Member for Pawsibility, the non-profit arm of Miami-Dade Animal Services (Adoption Center).
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Moreover, because she has always been passionate about saving animals, for several years she has worked with local agencies to rescue animals from kill shelters and find them temporary placement until permanent homes can be found. In 2018, Ms. Ayala expanded her impact by founding Reclaimed Earth, Inc., a non-profit dedicated raising awareness and funds for critically endangered animals world-wide. The first awareness and fundraising campaign created, benefits Rhinos, in particular Black Rhinos. She also serves on the leadership committee of the young professional group Wild Bunch for the philanthropic arm of Zoo Miami, Zoo Miami Foundation.