Danielle Cohen Higgins knows what it means to work hard and fight for a better future. Born at Jackson Memorial Hospital after her family immigrated from Jamaica to Miami, Danielle began her life in South Dade living in what is now a Section 8 Housing Complex named Milton Manors. She lost her father at the age of 8, and was raised by a single mother who takes the Metro Mover and Metro Rail to work every day.
Despite these obstacles, Danielle fought on. She studied hard and graduated Sunset Senior High School in the top 2% of her class. After receiving a scholarship to the University of Florida, Danielle would become the first person in her family to graduate from college. In 2006, she would earn her Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University School of Law and was admitted as an attorney at the age of 24. She is married to the love of her life, Mark, whose support is unwavering and has one charming and brilliant son, Ari.
After spending the first part of her career at the prestigious law firm of Greenberg Traurig, Danielle decided to branch out on her own and founded Cohen Law, a boutique practice with the mission and commitment of providing excellent and cost efficient legal services to small businesses and individuals in our community.
Danielle never forgot where she came from, which is why she is so dedicated to giving back. She sits on the Board of Directors for the South Florida American Heart Association, serves as the Young Ambassador to the Miami Children’s Health Foundation, and works as a mentor and board member with Take Stock in Children, a local non-profit. She serves on the statewide board of Ruth’s List, a non profit organization dedicated to empowering women to run for elected office in Florida, and was also elected to sit on the largest statewide board of trial attorneys, the Florida Justice Association.
Danielle is running for County Commissioner because she is ready to continue her service to our community. South Dade is a special place to live and raise a family, but it faces many challenges. Cost of living is skyrocketing, rents are out of control, and traffic has become a dangerous nightmare. We need leadership that will fight to get South Dade its fair share and ensure our community’s voice is well represented on the County Commission. Danielle is ready to be that leader. She’s prepared to fight for us and advocate for positive changes that will lift up our entire community for generations to come.