Staff Attorney





Janine Lopez joined the ACLU of Florida in May 2022 as a staff attorney focusing on immigrants’ rights.

A Miami native, Janine received her B.A. from Brown University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  During law school, she interned at a nonprofit civil rights organization and a law firm focusing on police misconduct and prisoners’ rights.  After graduating, she served as a law clerk to then-Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  More recently, she served as a law clerk to Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining the ACLU of Florida, Janine worked in the Washington, DC office of the law firm Arnold & Porter, where she focused on appellate and Supreme Court litigation.  She maintained an extensive pro bono practice, with an emphasis on voting rights, immigrants’ rights, and prisoners’ rights.