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Maria A. Dominguez-Victoriano, Esq.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Criminal Matters
  • Financial Crime and Public Corruption
  • Commercial and Tort Litigation
  • Administrative Matters

Biography

Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano is a partner at DMR Law, LLC. She brings extensive litigation experience to the firm. Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano began her career in law in 1986 as an Assistant State Attorney, in the State Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida (11th Judicial Circuit of Florida). As an ASA she worked in the Criminal Traffic, Misdemeanors, Juvenile, and finally Adult Felony divisions, and tried dozens of bench and several jury trials.

After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano worked in private practice for three years at the Connecticut law firm of Cohen, Sylvester & Micci, P.A., where she was a senior litigation associate and practiced in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. In 1990 Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano returned to Miami, Florida, and there began her career in Federal public service as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida (Miami). During her tenure at the office, she worked in the Appellate Division, Major Crimes Section, and the Economic Crimes Section of the office, and served as Fast Track and Health Care Fraud Coordinator.

In 1995 Ms. Dominguez transferred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico, where she served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, White Collar Chief, Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of the Civil Division, Senior Litigation Counsel, and served as First Assistant United States Attorney for eight years before she retired from public service. As an AUSA Ms. Dominguez tried high-profile cases in the area of public corruption, complex financial crimes and money laundering, and RICO cases. She was honored with multiple awards and recognitions including an Attorney General Award, and several awards for superior performance as an AUSA. In addition to the foregoing, Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano was honored with an Exceptional Service award by the National Association of Former United States Attorneys.

Between 2002 and 2004, Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano served as the Program Manager for the Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. OPDAT assisted in efforts to transition the Colombian Criminal Procedure Code towards a more accusatorial type system. OPDAT assisted in the drafting of the new code and also provided broad-based training in the accusatorial system to the Colombian Justice Sector.

Ms. Dominguez-Victoriano retired from public service in 2015 and has been since engaged in the private practice of law. She is an accomplished litigator in both criminal and civil litigation. Her practice focuses on complex criminal matters, including financial crime and public corruption, commercial and tort litigation, and administrative matters such as petitions for reconsideration before the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Chapter Leader in Puerto Rico for the Women’s White-Collar Defense Organization, and a trainer for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). 

Education

  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D.
  • University of Miami
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science and Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Honors

  • Exceptional Service award by the National Association of Former United States Attorneys
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Past Positions

  • Assistant State Attorney, in the State Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida (11th Judicial Circuit of Florida), 1986
  • Senior Litigation Associate, Connecticut law firm of Cohen, Sylvester & Micci, P.A.
  • Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida (Miami)
  • Deputy Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico, 1995
  • Program Manager for the Department of Justice’s Office of Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, 2002 to 2004

Professional Associations

  • Chapter Leader in Puerto Rico for the Women’s White-Collar Defense Organization

Current Employment Positions

  • Attorney/Founding Partner