Elect "Nike" for Judge

Nike received her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997 and her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Law and Rhetoric from Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, in 1994.  She is a member of the Florida Bar.

From 2005 until 2010, Nike was an instructor in the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program for Law Enforcement, Legal Section, which was a two week course covering all the legal topics necessary for the police recruits. The topics for the course included, but were not limited to, Constitutional Law, Search and Seizure, Laws of Arrest, and Elements of Crimes. 

Nike has been married to her husband, Patrick Marcelin, since May 2010.  They are the proud parents of a four year old son, Kendrick Ayomikun Marcelin.

SERVICE

  • 5000 ROLE MODELS OF EXCELLENCE

    • Motivational Speaker and Mentor (2003 to present)

  • TEEN COURT

    • Teen Court Judge and Mentor (2013 to present)

  • WOMEN OF TOMORROW

    • Mentor (2011 to 2015)
       

  • LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER MIAMI INC.

    • Board of Directors (2007 - 2012)

    • Grievance Committee Chair (2009 – 2012)

    • Fundraising Committee (2007 – 2012)

    • Board Relations Committee (2010 – 2012)

    • Mentor to LSGMI Staff Attorneys (2007-2012)

  • GWEN S CHERRY BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

    • President (2013 – 2014)

    • Board Member (2007 – 2012)

    • John Kozyak Minority Mentoring Picnic Ad Hoc Committee (2007 – present)

    • Lillie C. Evans Committee Service Chair (2007 – 2008)

    • Judicial Breakfast Ad Hoc Committee (2007 – 2016)

    • Holiday Social Ad Hoc Committee (2007 – 2015)

    • Bowling for Books Scholarship Co-Chair (2012 – present)
       

  • THE EMBRACE GIRLS FOUNDATION INC., Miami, Florida

    • Board of Directors (2002–2010)

    • Mentor (2002-2010)
       

  • National African American Read In: A Literacy Campaign (2010- present)
     

  • Florida Breast Health Initative: Door to Door Breast Cancer Outreach Campaign (2009–present)
     

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Member (1992-present)
     

  • Mentoring Valuable Proteges, Inc., (MVP) Mentor (2011-present)

EXPERIENCE

  • Member of Florida Bar for 20 years

  • Former Assistant State's Attorney with Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for 10 years (served as Chief of Litigation for Juvenile Division; Community Outreach Division)

  • Experienced Trial Attorney with numerous trials conducted

  • Legal Advisor for Miami-Dade Police Department

  • Attorney for Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel

  • Miami-Dade Teen Court Judge & Mentor

  • Former Instructor for the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program for Law Enforcement (Legal Section)

  • Former Board Member for Legal Services of Greater Miami, Incorporated

  • Past President of the Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer's Association

  • Selected as one of the "50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders" of 2017 by Legacy Miami

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • "John F. Balikes Award for Professionalism, May 2018

  • “50 Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders” of 2017: Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida, May 2017

  • The Alumni Leadership Award: University of Miami Law Alumni Association, October 2014

  • The Regional Collaboration on Violence, Community Empowerment Team: Certificate of Commendation, March 2009

  • The Regional Community Collaboration on Violence: Certificate of Appreciation, December 2007

  • Miami-Dade Police Department: Commendation, November 2007

  • Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Department: Appreciation Award, December 2006

  • Miami Dade College: Certificate of Appreciation, September 2005

  • The Embrace Girls Foundation, Inc.: Champion for Children Honoree, June 2003

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