Amira recognizes that the number one duty of a prosecutor is to keep the community safe. She and her husband Mike have raised four children in SW Florida and care deeply about the safety of our community. She understands that the worst criminals deserve the strongest sentences and believes that violent and habitual offenders must be severely punished. Recently, Amira worked to convict Mesac Damas, who murdered his wife and five children in Collier County and was successful in obtaining six death sentences. Amira has a long and distinguished record of convicting some of the most serious criminals in our five-county circuit since 1990.
Additionally, Amira has been instrumental in targeting those who commit crimes due to drug addiction and mental illness in order to hold them accountable while simultaneously seeking appropriate treatment so that they do not return to the criminal justice system. Thanks to the efforts of Amira, the Courts, local law enforcement, and local drug and mental health professionals, our area is a leader within Florida for its effective Drug Courts, Mental Health Courts and, Veteran’s Courts.
Finally, Amira believes that prosecutors must always look for new ways to attack crime and keep us safe. She has been instrumental over her last five years as Chief Assistant State Attorney in working with law enforcement to implement the gang and racketeering task force which has resulted in racketeering charges against gang members. She has also led the way in cooperating with law enforcement in conducting wiretap operations to catch and punish those who are selling and trafficking opioids and other illegal drugs in our community.
Chief Assistant State Attorney Since 2014
Assistant State Attorney for 18 years including serving as office head of Hendry, Glades and Collier counties.
AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating awarded by measuring client satisfaction and peer review for legal ability and the highest ethical standards
Small Business Owner – Managing Partner at Her Own Law Firm
Serves on the Judicial Nominating Commission for the 20th Judicial Circuit
Event leader for City of Palms Relay for Life for American Cancer Society