Freddy Funes received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude. In law school, Freddy was a Soia Mentschikoff Scholar and served as Executive Editor of the University of Miami Law Review, which honored him with the award for best student note. After graduating from law school, he worked at a major law firm in Miami, where he litigated complex commercial disputes in federal courts, as well as securities issues in arbitration. He also worked on a variety of federal procedural issues and helped manage complex, nationwide multidistrict litigation.
Freddy served as a law clerk to Judge Adalberto Jordan on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and to Judge Stanley Marcus on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Active in the community, Freddy serves as an appointed member of the City of Miami Beach’s Committee on the Homeless. He is also a member of the Young Alumni Executive Committee for the University of Miami and the University of Miami Law Review Alumni Board.
Freddy, who is fluent in Spanish, is a native Miamian and lives in Miami Beach.