Former Prosecutor with Extensive Trial Experience
Attorney Chavelys Y. Alers was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She specifically grew up in the towns of Vega Baja and Dorado. Attorney Alers is bilingual, as she is fluent in both English and Spanish. Two decades ago, Attorney Alers migrated from Puerto Rico to the mainland United States, Central Florida. Attorney Alers attended Boone High School and excelled, graduating with Honors. Attorney Alers is a proud alumnus of the University of Miami where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an associate’s degree in Music Business & Entertainment Industries. After several years in the workforce, Attorney Alers decided to follow her passion and she enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law where she received her Juris Doctorate. As a child, Attorney Alers listened to her father discuss cases in the news in Puerto Rico. Her father often explained to her that a lawyer’s task is to win cases and how she needed to do the same one day. Attorney Alers’ father’s influence helped her develop her love of the legal profession and today she continues to enjoy fighting the good fight, meeting and helping others, learning new items daily, equally importantly, Attorney Alers loves advocating for her clients.
After graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law and being admitted to the Florida Bar the same year, Attorney Alers began her career as a prosecutor in Lake County Florida. Attorney Alers learned to become a skilled prosecutor as she led several misdemeanor trials. Attorney Alers had the opportunity to second chair and prosecute cases in Circuit court for Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Assault, Domestic Battery By Strangulation, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Stalking cases.
Attorney Alers also worked in civil litigation as an Associate Attorney at Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer where she practiced Insurance Defense for a major retail company.
In 2017, Attorney Alers formed her own law practice focusing on criminal defense and family law matters. Attorney Alers handles cases including, but not limited to the following: Drug Trafficking, Drug Possession, DUI and DUI Manslaughter, Sex Crimes, Theft, Battery/Domestic Violence, and Reckless Driving. As a Defense attorney, she successfully tried cases on in County and Circuit Court. She has served as a Criminal Analyst for the local Univision TV station.
Attorney Alers was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, where she had the honor to be sworn in by Justice Sotomayor and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Alers Law Firm Stands Above the Rest
To her clients’ benefit, being a prosecutor has equipped her with valuable tools. To learn how they think, how to point out the weaknesses in their cases, and how to defend against the arguments and strategies they use in their prosecutions. She has also developed an eagerness to fight for minorities and the ability to take on any adversities to protect any of her clients’ rights. In addition to Criminal Defense, Attorney Alers oversees the Family Law area in her firm where she has a team dedicated to handling those cases.
Attorney Alers wants you to know that she is not here to judge you but to make sure that when you navigate the legal system, a system she believes is often flawed and unjust, you will navigate more willingly because you can rest assured that someone is fighting for you and that your constitutional rights are protected. Your Fight is Her Fight. Attorney Alers believes that without a fight we will not see the changes we seek. ”Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Attorney Alers is a member of the American Inns of Court, which is an association of legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds involving judges, lawyers, and law students. They meet monthly to discuss legal topics, to encourage and mentor relationships. She is also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, which is dedicated to “serving and promoting the interest and ideals of criminal defense lawyers.” Attorney Alers also participates and donates her time to non-profit organizations and organizations like the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association, where she is also a member.
When Attorney Alers is Out of the Office
Attorney Alers enjoys cycling. Attorney Alers has participated in several triathlons and cycling fundraisers. The most she has cycled in one day is 100 miles for the American Diabetes Association: Tour de Cure in Lake Nona. It is undeniable that she likes to stay active and enjoys working out. Attorney Alers comes from an island nation surrounded by water, so the ocean is her passion. Attorney Alers also enjoys boating and jet skiing as well. Attorney Alers loves to have her niece and nephews around and see them as much as she can.