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Johana E. Nieves


Nieves joined Zinober, Diana & Monteverde, P.A. in 2021 as an Associate in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. She currently focuses on first party property litigation.

Nieves earned her Juris Doctor and Business Law Certificate from Florida State University College of Law. Here she participated in the FSU Business Law Clinic, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, and held leadership positions as President of the Aviation & Space Law Society and Vice President of the Women’s Law Symposium. Nieves earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies from Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Nieves has a wide range of experience across various practices of law. While in law school, Nieves interned at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, in Stratford, Connecticut. Nieves later went on to work in family and martial law at Gray Law in Tallahassee, Florida and during a summer program externed at Domi Station, a non-profit startup incubator and coworking space. During her last year of law school, Nieves clerked at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, where she worked in land use, procurement, securities, governmental, and regulatory matters.

Following law school, Nieves served in the General Counsel’s Office at the Florida Public Service Commission where she focused on economic regulation, compliance, utility certification, territorial disputes and hurricane recovery efforts. Nieves has experience representing plaintiffs in products liability and administrative law matters, as well as defending national insurance companies in first party property disputes, auto negligence and premises liability.

Nieves spends her spare time traveling, staying active and cheering on FSU. Go Noles! Nieves is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts and in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. She is a member of the Young Lawyers Division and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
    • J.D.
  • Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities
  • Florida Supreme Court Library

Professional Associations

  • Young Lawyers Division, 2018 to Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2018 to Present


  • English
  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney

Practice Areas

  • First Party Property

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
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