Jose I. Rivas graduated with honors from Rollins College in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree majoring in Political Science and History. Throughout the late 1990’s Jose served as managing partner in several hospitality business ventures. He was responsible for launching numerous new successful business ventures.
As a result of his extensive corporate experience, Jose decided to pursue a legal education at FAMU College of Law in 2003. During his legal education, Jose was elected to fundraiser committee of HALSA (Hispanic American Latino Student Association) at FAMU College of Law.
Jose was a top achiever in the contracts negotiation class. Prior to graduation, Attorney Jose Rivas served as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern for the Public Defender’s Office of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, where he obtained valuable legal experience in a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases.