Eli DeRosa, Esq. – In Memoriam
Eli DeRosa, Esq. was born on October 31, 1989, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and raised in Wellington, Florida. After attending Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in political science, Eli DeRosa, Esq. moved on to pursue a career in law. He studied at Florida International University College of Law in Miami, where he was on the Dean’s list. Eli DeRosa, Esq. graduated in 2016 with his Juris Doctor degree.
During his time in law school, Eli DeRosa, Esq. joined our legal family at Ovadia Law Group as a clerk, a position which he held for two years. Eli DeRosa, Esq. assisted in various areas of law, including personal injury, homeowners insurance, auto body shop claims, and personal injury protection (PIP) litigation. After he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2016, he joined Ovadia Law Group as an associate attorney.
He was also very active in his community. Eli was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and also volunteered his time to teach civics education to imprisoned felons. An avid sports fan, Eli rooted for the West Virginia Mountaineers, the Miami Dolphins, and Manchester United. His love for soccer prompted Eli on many trips to England to see Manchester United play. He also enjoyed visiting the beach, weightlifting, reading, and listening to music.
Eli was a faithful to his family and friends and was proud to devote both his professional and personal life to the pursuit of justice. He was in the process of planning a wedding with his fiancé, when he passed away. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Marshall and Mary DeRosa; his sisters, Isabella DeRosa, her partner Michael Johnson, Abigail DeRosa, and her fiancé Ken Luba; his brother, Ian DeRosa; his nephew Karson Luba; and a host of other beloved family members.
- Florida International University College of Law – Miami, FL
- Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 2016
- Dean’s List 2015
- Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL
- Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in2012
- Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity
- Lambda Beta
Former Professional Affiliations
- The Florida Bar, Admitted September 2016