Ivelisse De la Fe was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. She came to the United States to study and graduated summa cum laude from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor in Music. Having developed an intense desire to learn as much as she could about her new country and its laws, Mrs. De la Fe attended Stetson College of Law. While attending law school, Mrs. De la Fe served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Thomas McGrady from Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit where she was fortunate to gain insight to the practice of law from a judicial perspective.
Her duties in the capacity included conducting extensive research on various legal issues as well as preparing legal memoranda and orders. While attending Stetson, Mrs. De la Fe was the recipient of distinguished honors, including the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award, the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award and the Leadership Development Certificate.
Mrs. De la Fe is admitted to practice law in Florida, as well as before the U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Florida.
Mrs. De la Fe provides Lilly & Brown LLP clients legal services in the areas of Immigration Law and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death.
- Personal Injury
- Immigration Law
- Family Petitions
- Deportation Defense
- Non-Immigrant Visas
Mrs. De La Fe is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the Lakeland Bar Association.
Mrs. De la Fe’s involvement in the community includes serving as Secretary for the Hispanic Bar Association of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, being a member of the Advisory Board for the Imperial Symphony Orchestra as well as the Children’s Council at First United Methodist Church, Lakeland.
In addition to practicing law, Mrs. De la Fe is a passionate musician. She enjoys playing the piano and singing in the Contemporary Service at First United Methodist Church. She is married and has two beautiful daughters. She is fluent in Spanish.