Miriam Ramos

Miriam Soler Ramos

City Attorney · City Attorney's Office

mramos@coralgables.com

Miriam Soler Ramos was appointed Coral Gables City Attorney in 2017. Ramos is the chief legal officer and general counsel for the city, serving as counsel to the City Commission, City Officials, and City Departments, providing legal opinions and interpretations on behalf of the city, and supervising the City Attorney’s Office and outside counsel. She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County, and Local Government Law.

Prior to her appointment as City Attorney, Ramos served as the Deputy City Attorney and City Prosecutor beginning in March 2015. In this role, she worked closely with the City Clerk and the City Attorney. Additionally, she advised the City Commission and city departments on agenda items and upcoming projects. As the City Prosecutor, she prosecuted cases before the Code Enforcement Board, oversaw the City’s Police Legal Advisors, and supervised the Justice Advocate Program. She also served as counsel to the Historic Preservation Board, the Forfeiture Asset Fund Committee, and oversaw outside counsel along with the City Attorney, and issued legal opinions interpreting the City Code.

Ramos has more than 18-years of government experience, including nine in local government ethics. Before joining the city, she served as Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Advocate for the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (COE). During her tenure at the COE, she participated in numerous panel discussions, provided training, and appeared on radio and television discussing ethics in government. Notably, she was invited by the U.S. Department of State to speak on corruption-fighting initiatives. Ramos led in the drafting and issuing of many ethics inquiries and opinions. She also led prosecutions for violations of the Miami-Dade County Ethics Code and other ordinances under their jurisdiction.

She also served as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. During her time as a prosecutor, she served in the Career Criminal Unit as well as the Domestic Crimes Unit. Her time at the State Attorney's Office allowed her to gain invaluable trial experience while representing the citizens of the State of Florida.

Ramos holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and Political Science and a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami. While in law school, she was a founding member of the Citizens' Health Rights Education Project at the Center for Ethics and Public Service.

As an active participant in legal organizations in 2020, Ramos was elected to serve as President Elect of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), where she has served as a Director since 2015. She serves on the Executive Council of the City, County and Local Government Law Section, as well as the Law Certification Committee of the City, County and Local Government Law Section. Additionally, she serves on the Government Relations Committee of the Dade County Bar Association and is a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the League of Prosecutors, Coral Gables Bar Association, and the City Attorney Committee for the Miami-Dade League of Cities. She also served two terms on the Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Vice Chair for 2017-18), and Special Committee on Parental Leave, and currently serves on the Mental Health and Wellness Committee. And is on the Board of Directors for the University of Miami Law School Alumni Association.

Committed to her community, she has been a mentor in Take Stock in Children, a member of the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council, and served on the board of the Children's Home Society, Miami Chapter for six years.

She has been recognized for her leadership throughout the years, including receiving the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County Award in 2013 and the University of Miami Law Alumni Leadership Award in 2017. She has been named to the Legal Elite- Government & Non-Profit Attorneys for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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