Kadisha Phelps

Attorney in Miami, Florida

Kadisha is available for panel discussions, interviews and speaking engagements.


Kadisha Phelps is an associate of the Miami office of Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. A native of Long Island, New York, Kadisha has worked in both the Miami and Boca Raton offices of the firm since the fall of 2006, after graduating from Washington and Lee School of Law. While at Washington and Lee, Kadisha participated in the Virginia Commonwealth Clearing House, a legal clinic where she assisted court-appointed attorneys in defending capital cases and served as a legal intern at the New York Stock Exchange’s Enforcement Division.

Kadisha completed her Bachelor of Arts in History at Florida State University, with minors in Black Studies and Urban and Regional Planning.

In Tallahassee, Kadisha held prominent government internships with then U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Florida Attorney General Bob Butterworth, as well as RBBO Public Relations LLC, a leading lobbyist firm at the Florida capitol.

Kadisha has successfully litigated in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties, handling both the plaintiff and defense side of matters for numerous business owners, defending various south Florida developers during the recent real estate crash and representing former NFL players in various complex business and investment disputes. Kadisha’s primary practice area is in General Commercial Litigation.


2018 The Atlantic - What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man

2017 Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago, Emerging Leader

2015 Miami Herald's Top Black 40 under 40

2015 Miami Women's Chamber of Commerce, President

2014 Indulge Magazine - Executive Feature

2014 Miami Herald's Rising Star

Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyer's Association, Board of Directors

Foundation of New Education Initiatives - Miami-Dade School Board, Board Member

Pace Center for Girls, Board Member

Junior League of Miami

Organization of Women in International Trade (South Florida Chapter - 2013 International Business Women of the Year Award), Judge

  • Education
    • Florida State University
    • Washington and Lee University School of Law