3165 McCrory Place, Ste. 174
Orlando, FL 32803
P: 407.284.4990
F: 407.857.2458

Nelda is a new addition to Rolfes Henry with an expansive portfolio of civil litigation experience that includes over fifteen years combined in defending cases involving professional licensing, administrative hearings, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and motor vehicle accidents. As a single parent for several years, she managed her own law practice in Miami, Florida, specializing in commercial disputes, consumer law, family law, and probate issues. Most recently, she supervised investigations for the Louisiana Department of Insurance regarding compliance with the Louisiana Insurance Code by national insurers, insurance producers, and public adjusters.

Nelda’s background includes litigation training behind the scenes in Miami as a federal court judicial intern and state court law clerk and bailiff. She received accolades as a student at the University of Miami School of Law in Civil Trial Skills and Moot Court.

Nelda’s career before law school was in education as an English and Language Arts Teacher in Louisiana. She is also a motorcycle enthusiast who currently lives in Orlando.


University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
Juris Doctorate, 2000

  • 2000-2001, Judicial Law Clerk/Bailiff for The Honorable Judge Fredricka G. Smith, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Dade County, Florida
  • Summer 1999, Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney’s Office, M.D. of Florida
  • 1998-1999, Intern, United Teachers of Dade, Miami, Florida (regarding administrative hearings for teachers and paraprofessional employees of Miami-Dade County)
  • Summer 1998, Judicial Intern for The Honorable Senior Judge James Lawrence King, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida)

University of Louisiana Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Bachelor of Arts in English Education,  magna cum laude, 1990



  • State of Florida

Additional Experience

  • Former real estate investor
  • Motorcyclist (licensed since 2009)


  • Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association


  • Champion of Law Award, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association