The Board of Governors has decided to elect Ms. Sorell Negro as the New President of the World Jurist Association U.S. Chapter. We are confident that her excellent legal experience will further enhance the Association as she leads the founding branch of the World Jurist Association. She is the youngest female attorney in our history to be designated as a President of a National Chapter. The Association foresees a promising future with the help of Ms. Negro’s professionalism and determination.
Currently, Ms. Negro is based in Miami working as a lawyer in Robinson & Cole’s Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups. She represents large institutional clients including multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, and local and regional government entities. Her litigation experience encompasses both U.S. state and federal courts, in addition to international matters throughout her various cases over the years. These cases included disputes pertaining to conservation and the uses of natural resources, land use in terms of development claims, public health concerns, and product liability claims containing hazardous materials. Ms. Negro has also previously worked in cooperation with international teams of lawyers and advisers to help administer environmental law projects within areas of the Caribbean and Africa. All of these factors demonstrate Ms. Negro’s passion as we are reassured she will utilize her values and experience to further this Association’s mission of ensuring peace through cooperation.
In 2015, Ms. Negro was named a finalist for the ABA Young Lawyers Division’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. She was also the recipient of the 2013 Jefferson B. Fordham Up & Comer Award from the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law. Ms. Negro is the CLE Coordinator for the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, chair of the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s Land Use and Zoning Committee, and co-chair of the Water Resources Committee of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.
Before working at Robinson & Cole, Ms. Negro clerked for the Honorable Fernando M. Olguin of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. in cross-cultural issues in mediation and negotiation from the Scheinman Institute of Cornell University. She also obtained a B.S. in justice and peace from Georgetown University, graduating with the academic distinction of cum laude.