Lyda is a member of the Freidin Brown, P.A. trial team, focusing on catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and tobacco litigation. Prior to joining Freidin Brown, P.A., Lyda gained extensive courtroom experience serving as an Assistant Public Defender in Florida-Dade County for 6 years. As a Felony A-Level Lawyer at the Public Defender’s Office, Lyda participated in more than 50 trials and prepared hundreds of cases while representing defendants criminally charged with the highest levels of offenses.
Before becoming an lawyer, Lyda attended Florida International University, where she graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. Lyda went on to earn her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law where she was a member of the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review and Moot Court Board. While in law school, she also worked as a law clerk at one of Florida’s top plaintiff’s civil litigation firms.
Lyda was born in Palma Soriano, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba and speaks fluent Spanish.