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Tisha Maldonado

Tisha Maldonado

Legal Assistant

Tisha Maldonado is a legal assistant. Tisha was born and raised for most of her life in New York. She then relocated to Florida in 2018.

Tisha attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies in 2021. She is also a certified State of Florida Public Notary. She is aspiring to obtain her J.D. from an accredited law school.

In her free time, Tisha loves going to the beach. Most of all she loves spending quality time with her dogs, Castro, Goya and Joy.


  • University of Central Florida, B.S. Legal Studies

Astrid Mendez

Astrid Y. Mendez

Legal Assistant

Astrid Y. Mendez Barrios, is a Legal Assistant with the firm. She was born and raised in Venezuela. She learned English in Venezuela, where she became fluent and is bilingual in Spanish and English. She relocated to Orlando, Florida looking for a better future and opportunities to grow in all aspects of her life.

Astrid graduated from law school in Venezuela in 2016. She also has a degree in maritime law. She is a certified Notary Public in the State of Florida and is pursuing her associate degree to become a paralegal.

In her free time, she is always looking for new things to learn and is always seeking justice in any situation. She treats people with respect and expects the same in return. She strives to be the best at everything she does, as this is the values and the way she was raised.


  • University Jose Antonio Paez, San Diego, Venezuela, Law Degree

Kalianys Morales

Kalianys Y. Obregon Morales

Legal Assistant

Kalianys Y. Obregon Morales, is a Legal Assistant at the firm. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Kalianys was born in Puerto Rico and lived a good part of her life there before moving to the Central Florida area.

She attended and graduated from Deltona high School in 2020, and is currently working towards her A.S.W. Degree at Seminole State College and later continuing to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Work, at UCF. Upon graduation, she plans on working towards becoming an important role in children’s lives and helping them find a loving place to call home.

Kalianys’ faith is very important to her and she is very active in her church and help churches musically. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and relaxing with her husband. Kalianys likes to cook and bake as well as paint on canvases. She enjoys the beach and picnics outside. She loves creating new things and helping others. Kalianys is a big people person and loves to see a genuine smile on people’s faces. She has a strong passion to work with kids and families and believes every person deserves a place to call home.

Marian Rodriguez

Marian Rodriguez

Legal Receptionist

Marian the Legal Receptionist at Veliz Katz Law. She is the first point of contact at the firm and responsible for greeting clients, handling front office reception desk and various administrative duties. Marian came to the Firm with a wide variety of experience in customer service including, front desk, order management, and gate agent experience.

Marian is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She is a certified Notary Public in the State of Florida.

Outside of the office, Marian enjoys cooking, archery and spending time with family and friends.


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