Nathalia Mellies Archer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a double minor in English and Philosophy from the University of Miami before earning her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law. She is the primary attorney assigned to represent the County’s Transit and Parks and Recreation Departments. She also handles certain real estate transactions for the County.
Prior to joining the Monroe County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Archer served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Key West. In this capacity, she was the lead attorney for all land use and zoning matters and served as counsel for the Planning Board. Additionally, she handled community development, affordable housing, emergency management and grant related matters as well as transactional work which included drafting and review of ordinances, resolutions, procurements, intergovernmental agreements and contracts. Ms. Archer also advised various City departments including Building, Engineering, Fire, Planning, Police, Transit, and Utilities as well as the City Commission.
Prior to her employment with the City of Key West, Ms. Archer was in the private sector for approximately 10 years working in the area of general civil litigation including personal injury, insurance litigation, and business disputes along with transactional work which included contracts and leases. As a litigator, she practiced in state court at both the trial and appellate levels.
Ms. Archer is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.