Katherine Fernandez Rundle
State Attorney, Miami-Dade County, FL
Katherine Fernandez Rundle is Miami-Dade County’s and Florida’s first Cuban-American State Attorney, having been re-elected six times since 1993. Ms. Rundle is considered a pioneer for her many accomplishments, including Florida’s first domestic violence unit, misdemeanor domestic violence court, Dade's nationally recognized "Drug Court" program, Human Trafficking Initiative, protecting the rights of children with her strict child support enforcement program, and bringing to the community services and crime prevention assistance via her Community Outreach Division.
Ms. Rundle is a dedicated civil servant, previously serving as the Assistant State Attorney and Chief Assistant. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, most recently the 2012 Prosecutor of the Year Award, the Human Trafficking Award from the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet; the Lawyer of the Year Award form Lawyers to the Rescue; and the William M. Hoeveler Ethics and Public Service Award from the Center for Ethics and Public Service.
Ms. Rundle received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Miami and both her Masters degree in Criminology and law degree from the University of Cambridge Law School in England.