Clerk of the Court
Mercedes M. Prieto
Mercedes M. Prieto has been appointed Clerk of the Third District Court of Appeal effective May 1, 2019. Upon graduation, Ms. Prieto began working at the Third District Court of Appeal as a law clerk for the Hon. Natalie Baskin. Thereafter, she served as Career Attorney to the Hon. Robert L. Shevin, the Hon. Melvia B. Green, and to the Hon. Vance E. Salter until the time of this appointment. Ms. Prieto has served on the Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator’s Appellate Law Clerk Education Committee and the State Courts Case Management Workgroup.
Ms. Prieto received her B.A. from the University of Miami, magna cum laude in 1984, and her J.D. from the University of Miami, cum laude, in 1989. Since 1989 Ms. Prieto has taught legal research and writing first at the University of Miami School of law, and then at the Florida International University Legal Studies Institute and Legal Skills and Values at the College of Law. She has held various committee positions including the Advisory Council, and Coordinator of the New Instructor’s Workshop.