ALEX SAIZ, ESQ.
DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES
Alex Saiz is a trial attorney with more than a decade of experience in criminal defense. As a former Miami-Dade Assistant Public Defender, Alex has tried cases ranging from traffic misdemeanors to murder. Beyond his work in the courtroom, Alex has dedicated his career to working with nonprofit groups that serve the poor.
Alex currently serves as Treasurer of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami. He has also served his community for the past five years on the boards of Camillus House Homeless Shelter Young Leaders and the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Young Professionals. He recently served on the Board of Directors for LEAP, an organization dedicated to providing education and social services for women transitioning out of prison.
For his work in the community, Alex was awarded the 2017 Greg Wenzel Young Lawyer Award by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2018, he was named one of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in South Florida by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2019 he was named one of Florida’s Legal Elite in the Government and Non-Profit Category by Florida Trend Magazine.
Alex is an active member in good standing with the American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Cuban American Bar Association.
Alex has given speeches and performed trainings on topics including civil rights restoration, immigration consequences of criminal cases, and representing homeless clients.
Alex received his BA from Florida International University and JD from American University. With vast experience with the criminal justice system, along with extensive work in the non-profit sector, Alex brings unique real-world experience to the Florida Justice Center.