Janessa Alfonso is an associate at Irama Valdes, P.A.. Ms. Alfonso is a Miami native who has dedicated her life to learning and helping others. She graduated cum laude from Florida International University (FIU) in August 2016, where she majored in criminal justice and minored in psychology. While at FIU, Janessa was also a proud member of the cheerleading team and helped to rally support for the school’s sports programs. During her undergraduate years, Janessa worked in an elementary school classroom with students who had emotional behavior issues, gaining valuable experience and insight into the importance of education and support for children in need.

Following her undergraduate studies, Janessa continued her studies at Florida International University School of Law to pursue a law degree. Janessa received her Juris Doctor in December 2020. Janessa began her legal career at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, working with the child support program. However, she later decided to focus on her passion for probate, guardianship, and estate planning.

Janessa works with the firm part-time. When she’s not at IVPA, she’s teaching or subbing at local schools.

Bar Admissions

Florida, 2021



Florida International University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2020

Florida International University
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology, 2016
Cum Laude


Professional Memberships

Florida Bar, Member (2021 – Present)
Dade County Bar Association, Member (2023 – Present)


Fluent in English and conversational in Spanish

On a Personal Note

When she’s not working, Janessa enjoys spending time with her loved ones and pursuing her hobbies, such as reading, working out and baking.

With her dedication to serving her community, Janessa is sure to make a positive impact in her field and beyond.