Nadja A. Prias is a founding partner of Casais & Prias, PLLC. She is a Miami native and is fluent in both English and Spanish. Ms. Prias is the head of the firm’s Divorce, Family and Probate Law Department and brings extensive legal experience to her practice.
Ms. Prias is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, a certified Guardian Ad Litem, has taken complex and highly contested cases to trial, and has prosecuted and defended domestic violence injunction cases. Clients can be assured, that they are working with someone who has their best interest in mind from the beginning of their case to the conclusion of the legal representation.
Ms. Prias earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2002, where she was a member of the Panhellenic Council. In 2004 she earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she was SBA Senator of her class, a member of the International Moot Court Team, Secretary of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and a volunteer of the Agency for Health Care Administration, Ombudsman Committee.
Ms. Prias served as Secretary, and currently as Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and a member of the Family Section of the American Bar Association’s, First Family Law American Inns of Court. She was also a volunteer for the 11th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem Program and a member of the Miami-Dade County, Put Something Back Pro Bono Project where she earned an “Outstanding Volunteer” award.
Ms. Prias is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and is also admitted to practice in Federal Court before the United States District Court for both the Southern and the Middle District of Florida, Florida Southern District Bankruptcy Court, and U.S. Tax Court.
Rolando Casais, Jr. is a founding partner of Casais & Prias, PLLC. Mr. Casais was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Mr. Casais is a former IRS agent and head of our firms’ Tax Defense Department and Immigration Department.
Mr. Casais earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Miami Dade Community College in 1998, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Barry University in 2001, and a Juris Doctor Degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2004.
Mr. Casais is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and sits on both their Budget Committee and LGBTQ Committee. He is also a member of the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. Furthermore, he is the recipient of an “Outstanding Volunteer” award for his participation in the “Put Something Back” pro-bono project.
Mr. Casais is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida, before the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida, and before the United States Tax Court.
Mr. Casais worked as a Revenue Agent for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). As a Revenue Agent Mr. Casais audited and examined individual and corporate tax returns to determine correct federal tax liabilities and ensure compliance with the technical requirements of federal tax laws.
Mr. Casais worked for the Law Office of Regional Counsel – Third District, as Assistant Regional Counsel. In this position, Mr. Casais provided defense representation to individuals in dependency and termination of parental rights cases. As an Assistant Regional Counsel Mr. Casais worked and litigated cases from their inception through trial.
Mr. Casais was an Associate Attorney at an immigration firm in Miami, Florida where he was responsible for preparing and submitting both family based and employment based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions. He also focused in preparing alien labor certifications filing under the PERM guidelines, applications for citizenship/naturalization, and providing defense to individuals in deportation proceedings.
In addition, Mr. Casais was an intern at the Economic Crimes Unit of the Florida State Attorney’s Office, 11th Judicial Circuit, in Miami Florida. In this position Mr. Casais assisted in the investigation and preparation of criminal cases including organized fraud, theft crimes, bank fraud, credit card fraud, and identity theft.