Clementine Uwabera is an associate attorney with King and Markman who focuses her practice on representing victims of violent crime, negligent security and survivors of wrongful death with care and compassion.
Ms. Uwabera was born in Butare, Rwanda but raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She was always interested in practicing law and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and a Certificate in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While at the University, Ms. Uwabera was active in professional and elected positions serving as a law school liaison for Students for Equal Access into Law School. She was appointed as the Wisconsin collegiate representative for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a national sorority. She served the community through her involvement in the executive board of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc., the oldest and largest professional business fraternity, National Pan-Hellenic Council and the African Student Association. She earned accolades and awards through the Rotary Club, Academic Advancement Program, and the Marion McCammonds Award.
Ms. Uwabera relocated from the Midwest and continued her passion for the law at the Florida State University College of Law. As a law student, she served as a leader with the National Black Law Student Association. She was recognized as a student whose moral compass, academic ability and personal integrity were beyond reproach by being honored with a membership into the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society, an international legal honor society. She served as a Judicial intern in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where she assisted with both civil and criminal cases.
While in law school, Ms. Uwabera was also active in her community. She participated in legal clinics in the areas of wills and estate planning, immigration and naturalization, indigent foreclosure and consumer defense and mentored adolescent mothers in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
Ms. Uwabera began practicing as an attorney with the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida in 2014. As an Assistant Public Defender, she litigated on behalf of indigent clients and tried more than 20 jury trials within her first two years.
Ms. Uwabera is a member of the Florida Justice Association, Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, The Orange County Bar Association, Paul C. Perkins Bar Association and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is fluent in French and Kinyarwanda. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with various local organizations, traveling with her friends and family, reading, and playing in competitive soccer leagues.