Miriam S. Ramos, Esq.
Miriam Soler Ramos is the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Coral Gables Her duties include serving as the advisor to the City Clerk and the City Attorney. Ms. Ramos also advises the Code Enforcement division of the Development Services Department and the Historical Resources Departments, among others. She also advises the City Commission on agenda items, along with the City Attorney. Ms. Ramos is responsible for Ethics Training programs for elected officials, board members and employees. She serves as the City Prosecutor for the Code Enforcement Board and as counsel for the Historic Preservation Board. She also oversees outside counsel along with the City Attorney and issues legal opinions interpreting the City Code.
Ms. Ramos has 13 years of government experience including 9 in the area of local government ethics. Most recently, Ms. Ramos served as Deputy General Counsel for the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (COE). She worked for the COE since 2005 and formerly served as Deputy Advocate. During her time at the COE, Ms. Ramos participated in numerous panel discussions, provided training and appeared on radio and television discussing ethics in government. Notably, she was invited by the U.S. Department of State to speak on corruption-fighting initiatives. Ms. Ramos was responsible for the drafting and issuing of many ethics inquiries and opinions and spent much of her time at the COE leading prosecutions for violations of the Miami-Dade County Ethics Code and other ordinances under the COE’s jurisdiction.
Prior to joining the COE, Ms. Ramos was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. During her time as a prosecutor, she served in the Career Criminal Unit as well as the Domestic Crimes Unit. Her time at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office allowed her to gain invaluable trial experience while proudly representing the citizens of the State of Florida.
Ms. Ramos earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami in Communications and Political Science in 1999 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami in 2002. While in law school, Ms. Ramos was a founding member of the Citizens’ Health Rights Education Project at the Center for Ethics and Public Service.
Ms. Ramos is a Director of the Cuban American Bar Association. She is a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers and sits on their Events Committee and their MAP Committee She is also a member of the League of Prosecutors, the Dade County Bar Association and the Coral Gables Bar Association. She has been a mentor with the Take Stock in Children Program and is a member of the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council. Ms. Ramos also served two terms on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Florida Bar and currently serves on the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She also sits on the board of the Children’s Home Society, Miami Chapter. She was also the recipient of the ”40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County” award for 2013.