Ms. Rojas was born in Cuba to Jesus Rojas, an attorney who practiced in Camaguey. She and her family immigrated to the United States in 1961. English is Ms. Rojas’ second language, and she grew up poor in Los Angeles, California—but beat the odds. She paid her own way through college, then went on to the University of Utah law school.
After graduation in 1983, she worked for a law firm that specialized in complex litigation, toxic torts, serious accidents and medical malpractice. In 1991, she moved to Florida and established her own practice. She has two children—Justin, a United States Marine Corps Captain flying the Cobra helicopter, and Lauren (a double Gator), who currently attends the Levin School of Law at the University of Florida. After Ms. Rojas leaves her work for the day, she can be seen walking her 3 dogs, George, Bella, and Coco around Davis Islands where she lives.