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When Attorney Trizia G. Eavenson was honored for Professional Excellence in a Law Firm by Florida A&M University College of Law at the Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony, it was a proud moment. Eavenson who earned her Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude in 2008 at the College of Law has worked hard to achieve her goals.
As a founding partner of Moore Eavenson Baughan, PLC., in Brevard County, Eavenson embraces her Puerto Rican and Italian heritage. She was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Italy, Puerto Rico and Tampa, Florida. She grew up speaking, writing and reading English, Italian and Spanish, all of which serve her well in her practice today.
Eavenson graduated with a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of South Florida prior to attending the College of Law. She is an advocate against the abuse and neglect of animals, provides pro-bono legal services to veterans through Lawyers Helping Warriors, and serves as a judge and mentor for the Youth Teen Court Program in Brevard and Hillsborough Counties. Eavenson is also a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Brevard County Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association. She is also a wife and mother who is passionate about helping others, and a self-proclaimed "legal geek" who definitely loves the law.
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Mrs. Eavenson was featured in Latino Leaders' edition of the 101 Most Influential Latinos. She is also a spokeswoman for Lexus of Melbourne and a Latina leader in Brevard.
What does the pursuit of perfection mean to you?
It means to never ever give up working on becoming the best version of you possible. Envision greatness for yourself in the areas that mean THE most to you and then work toward those goals each day. Nothing worth having ever comes easy or quickly so the pursuit of perfection is so much sweeter when it comes to fruition.
What are you most passionate about?
I have been told I am a fashionista as well as a passionista. To me, al life without passion is not a life worth living. My zeal for living life to the fullest with my family and friends and spreading the joy of helping others is of paramount importance. Having a son two and a half years ago unearthed a passion that only mothers can know and experience.
What keeps you moving forward?
In Puerto Rico, we have a saying of "Siempre pa'lante", which literally means, "Always forward". It can be taken in various ways, but I was taught that no matter how much adversity or how many obstacles stand in my way, watch me bulldoze right through them. My beautiful family, faith and love of my legal career propel me forward each day.
What is the main quality that defines leadership?
I believe that the main quality that defines leadership is true passion. While humility and integrity are absolutely key components to leadership, a true leader embodies, and is emboldened by, passion in his or her chosen path. No one follows a person who meanders with mediocrity.
Attorney Trizia Eavenson is the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Lecture in Law presented by Florida Institute of Technology's School of Arts & Communication on Thursday, Oct.
1, in the Hartley Room on the second floor of Denius Student Center.
Eavenson will present, "I've Fallen & I Can Get Up! A Passionista's Guide to the Love of Law, Life and Never Giving Up."
Born in in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Italy, Puerto Rico and Tampa, this international upbringing helped Eavenson develop her gratitude toward to the United States, its Constitution "and the incredible rights bestowed upon its citizens (and non-citizens) that many take for granted," she said.
That in turn developed into her love of and passion for law, justice and teaching.
After earning her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of South Florida, Eavenson went on to earn her juris doctorate from Florida A&M University College of Law, from which she graduated with honors.
She is a member of the Florida Bar, Brevard County Bar Association, Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida and United States Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims.
Eavenson has been featured on numerous national and international outlets, including Fox and Friends, CNN and CNN en Español.
Ms. Trizia G. Eavenson was bestowed the Women of Excellence Award from the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce for her years of dedication to animal advocacy and mentoring.
Each year, the Women of Excellence Steering Committee honors chamber women that have made a positive impact on the community with an Awards Banquet. One Award of Excellence is presented based on professional accomplishments and achievements within their industry and the other Award of Excellence is presented based on community involvement an achievements.
Trizia G. Eavenson was recently honored to earn the inaugural Professional Excellence in a Law Firm Distinguished Alumni Award from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University College of Law at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony.
"We are extremely happy to recognize all of the alumni who have gone on to do great things with their FAMU College of Law education. They have touched the lives of many and have shared their talents with the communities they work and live in not only here in Florida, but across the nation," said LeRoy Pernell, dean of the College of Law.
Trizia FAMU Pic CloseupA special tribute, the Legacy Award, was presented posthumously to Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry. Cherry was a pioneer in the state of Florida's legal profession. Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965, Cherry was a woman of firsts; she was the first black women to practice law in Dade County, one of the first nine attorneys to initially serve at Legal Services of Greater Miami and she was the first black women to serve as a legislator from the state of Florida after she was elected in 1970. Cherry served four terms as a representative and during that time she introduced the equal rights amendment, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. state holiday and other legislation. She was also an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., serving as legal advisor. Cherry died in a car accident in 1979, but her contributions to law and professional women will long be remembered. All of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards nominees and 2005 graduates in attendance received congressional recognition from Corrine Brown, U.S. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district.