The Probate Pro provides probate legal representation throughout the State of Michigan, Illinois and Florida. If you live in any of these States, we want to help you stay informed on the probate court in your county. We’ve put together some vital information for people residing in Miami Dade County, Florida.



73 W. Flagler Street, Suite 238
Miami, Florida 33130


Hon. Jorge E. Cueto

  • Judge Cueto received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from the University of Miami. He also received his Quality Auditor Certification from DePaul University and completed the CPA curriculum at the College of DuPage. Cueto spent 16 years working in the Miami-Dade Police Department. He also served as staff counsel to the Public Safety Committee of the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners during that time. He then worked as legal counsel and vice president of a corporation in the Midwest. After that, he became an assistant state attorney in Miami.

Hon Rosa C. Figarola

  • Judge Figarola received her undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Miami. Before joining the circuit bench, Figarola was a judge of the Miami-Dade County Court from 2001 to 2011. Before that, she was an assistant public defender for the Eleventh Circuit. She has also served as a faculty adviser at St. Thomas University School of Law since 2010.

Hon. Milton Hirsch

  • Formerly Judge Hirsch was a Florida Criminal Defense Attorney with Milton Hirsch, P.L.L.C. Prior to that he was with the Office of the State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, where he rose to assistant chief of narcotics prosecution. Hirsch has a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He is a past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami chapter, and was named in The Best Lawyers in America

Hon. Celeste H. Muir

  • Celeste Hardee Muir is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Probate Division, in Florida. She began serving on the court in 1990 and was re-elected without opposition in 2014, winning a six-year term that expires on January 4, 2021. Muir received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Florida in 1970 and her J.D. from Florida State University in 1973.

Administrative Judge Yvonne Colodny

  • After graduating from North Miami Senior High School, Judge Colodny went on to study at Florida State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History and then her juris doctorate.  Before joining the bench, Judge Colodny served as an Assistant Public Defender for 10 years. During that time, she handled cases in the domestic violence, juvenile and felony divisions.

Magistrate Alvan Balent, Jr.

  • The Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, has appointed Mr. Alvan Balent, Jr., Esq. as General Magistrate for Probate Matters, effective July 2, 2018. Prior to his appointment as General Magistrate, Mr. Balent served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit since September of 2013, where he worked on many areas of the law, from foreclosures to same-sex marriage, but where his primary focus was on probate and mental health law, as well as questions involving judicial ethics.

Miami Dade Probate Court Website and Resources

The Miami Dade Probate Court website can be found at: This website has many great features, including different links that will tell you more about the Baker Act, guardianships and wills & probate.


The security at the courthouse is taken very seriously. All items that can be considered dangerous may be confiscated. Prohibited items include aerosol sprays, alcohol, ammunition, chemical sprays, explosives, firearms, flammable liquids, illegal drugs, knives, laser pointers, liquids, mace, pepper spray, oversized belt buckles, sharp objects and more.


Jurisdiction related to the types of cases that a court can hear and decide upon. The Miami Dade Probate Court has jurisdiction over cases related to estates, guardianships, mental health act, substance abuse, adult protective services, developmental disabilities and tuberculosis control. Venue describes who can go to this court, rather than other courts in the area. People who are domiciled in Miami Dade county or have property in the court, can go to the Miami Dade Probate Court.

Probate Lawyer near me

The Probate Pro is grateful to be able to practice law in Miami Dade County. The Probate Pro is here to help you navigate this journey by focusing on your goals.  If you have any questions concerning any aspect of the law, let me know. My direct line is 248-399-3300 or toll free: 833-PROBATE.