Parish Council

Steven P. Befera

Steven P. Befera is a Partner of the Miami office of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., a full service law firm. Mr. Befera handles a diverse civil case load involving architect/engineer/construction litigation and premises liability matters, among others, managing and directing major complex litigation in State and Federal Courts throughout Florida, the Unites States, and in select international venues.

Steven and his wife, Mayra Joli (Immigration Attorney) and their son Ishmael have been members of COTLF since 2004. Both Steven and Mayra are involved in the Emmaus Ministry. Steven also participates in the Lector Ministry and Mayra is in training to become a Eucharistic Minister.

Mr. Befera is a member of The American Bar Association, The Dade County Bar Association, The District of Columbia Bar Association, The Federal Bar Association, The Florida Bar Association, The Minnesota Bar Association, and The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He served as Editor-In-Chief of the Dade County Bar Bulletin from 1994 to 1996, being named Outstanding Committee Chairman of the Dade County Bar Association in 1996. Since 1994 he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Civil Litigation Skills at the University of Miami School of Law. Since 2005 he has served as a Trustee of the Miami-Dade County Law Library, the longest continually operating public courthouse law library in Florida.