Natalie Rico


Ms. Natalie Rico serves as Partner with Milberg’s Miami-based team. She joins Milberg after two years of serving as an Assistant City Attorney with the City of Miami.

Before the City Attorney’s Office, Ms. Rico spent a decade specializing in mass tort litigation, class actions, products liability, medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and construction litigation.  

Ms. Rico’s grandfather, Pablo Acosta, inspired her to pursue law. Pablo was an attorney in his homeland of Cuba, but he fled the country with his family due to the communist revolution. Pablo had a profound respect for the rule of law, which he instilled in his children and grandchildren. It is his example and fervent respect for the law that inspired Ms. Rico to pursue a legal career. 

Outside the office, Ms. Rico is a huge supporter of the Arts, including ballet, opera, and musical theatre.

She also serves as a board member and secretary of Reclaimed Earth, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of endangered wildlife through species and habitat protection, repopulation, and medical care needs for critically endangered species in the wild, worldwide.

Lecturer, “Admission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence,” National Business Institute, October 25, 2017. 

Panelist, “Pro Bono Ethics,” DCBA Bench & Bar Conference, February 10, 2017. 

Lecturer, “Establishing Authenticity & Satisfying the Best Evidence Rule: The Unsurmountable Challenge,” National Business Institute, June 22, 2016. 

Lecturer, “Apply Hearsay Exceptions and Overcoming Relevancy Issues,” National Business Institute, June 22, 2015. 

Moderator, Dade County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference, “Legal Spanish,” January 30, 2015. 

Lecturer, Dade Legal Aid, “Taking and Defending Depositions,” January 18, 2015. 

Presenter, Dade County Bar Association & DBR, “Superstar vs. Rising Stars” Mock Trial, July 18, 2014. 

Lecturer, “Ethical Questions – The Practical Do’s and Don’ts,” April 30, 2013. 

Lecturer, National Business Institute, “Succeeding at Trial,” June 28, 2012. 

Lecturer, National Business Institute, “How to Prepare a Witness,” June 28, 2012. 


  • J.D., American University
  • B.A., University of Miami

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2009


  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 under 40 Award

Professional Activities

  • The Spellman-Hoeveler Inns of Court, 2015-Present
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association: Board Member, 2013-2019
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association: Executive Board Member, 2015-2016
  • American Association for Justice
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers