Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Mrs. Gedeon obtained her first law degree from Université Quisqueya in Haiti. Mrs. Gedeon worked for the Haitian Red Cross for six years, where she developed valuable leadership and managerial skills. She then went on to work as a legal officer at the Haitian Red Cross before she came to the United States.
Mrs. Gedeon earned a Master’s degree in Intercultural Human Rights from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in May 2012. In May 2014, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, where she also graduated Magna Cum Laude.
In law school, she was a student representative in the immigration clinic. She provided assistance to non-citizens seeking asylum in the United States and to other non-citizens subject to removal and immigration detention. Mrs. Gedeon served as a member of the St. Thomas Intercultural Law Review and was the recipient of the Merit Based Scholarship. She was a member of the Black Student Association, the Caribbean Student Law Association, and the International Honor Society “Phi Alpha Delta”.
Ms. Gedeon’s passion is to help people. She has been doing volunteer work since she started working at the Red Cross in 2002. As a youth leader at the Red Cross, she recruited more than 3,000 young blood donors to supply the Haitian Red Cross blood bank, often in critical need. She conducted life skills training courses for the Haitian youth with emphasis on HIV prevention and volunteer blood donation. She participated in several relief missions to provide food, healthcare and technical support to victims of natural disaster. Last, she represented the Haitian Red Cross at international conferences.
Ms. Gedeon founded her law firm, Nadine Gedeon, P.A., right out of law school in 2014. In 2017, she partnered with Ms. Maria Cristina Morales and co-founded Gedeon & Morales Law Group where she primarily represents immigration and family law clients. Civically, she demonstrates a tireless commitment to educating the Haitian-American community of their rights by regularly appearing on radio shows, voluntarily in her personal time and through her work with HLA; speaking on diverse panels with community partners including Sant La, FANM, and Lunion Suite; and organizing pertinent programming on legal issues including legal clinics and citizenship and voter’s registration drives.
She is currently the vice-president of the Haitian Lawyers Association. She was one of the Board Directors of Lawyers to the Rescue, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to the homeless community in Miami. She also volunteered her time with VIDA, a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to Women victim of Domestic Violence. Lastly, she volunteers with Americans for Immigrant Justice, where she gives pro bono advices to Immigrant detainees and represents them in Immigration Court Proceedings.
She is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Haitian Lawyers Association. She is fluent in French and English, and proficient in Spanish. She enjoys law, reading, music, movies and travel.