Raquel Alejandra Lacayo-Valle is an attorney at the Law Offices of Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A., a boutique family law firm located in downtown Miami. The firm specializes in complex divorces, paternity, timesharing, international and interstate custody matters, parental relocation, as well as prenuptial agreements.
Raquel graduated in 2001 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was the co-managing editor of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal. Raquel was selected to spend her last semester of law school as part of a study abroad program at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Raquel graduated in 1995 from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in English.
Raquel was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2014 and to the California Bar in 2001. Raquel was a juvenile dependency attorney in Alameda County at the public defender’s office, and later at the East Bay Children’s Law Office. Raquel practiced several years as a commercial litigator in San Francisco and later in Miami.
Raquel volunteers as a guardian ad litem in Chapter 61 dissolution cases through the Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back Program as well as in Chapter 39 dependency cases through the 11th Circuit Florida Guardian ad Litem Program.
At home, Raquel volunteers in the religious education program at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, is an avid reader, is married, the mother of two children, and an avid runner.