Marielena F. Tynan

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Marielena Feliciano Tynan was born and raised in New York and is of Puerto Rican descent. Marielena earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Long Island University in 1995.

After moving to Florida, Marielena graduated in the top 5% of her class from Nova Southeastern University in 2001, where she received her law degree. After doing so, she became a criminal prosecutor for the State of Florida in Orlando and Kissimmee, prosecuting traffic, misdemeanor and felony criminal cases.

In 2004, Marielena began practicing criminal defense in Brevard County and has litigated thousands of cases since that time, from misdemeanors through serious felonies.

At Johnson & Montas, P.A., Marielena practices personal injury law, criminal defense and family law. In her free time, she dedicates her energy to her family and is actively involved at the First United Methodist Church in Melbourne, Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2012
  • Washington D.C., 2018


  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 2001
    • Honors: Graduated Top 5% - Deans List
  • Long Island University, Brookville, New York
    • B.A, - 1995
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished ProBono Service Award, 2014 
  • Certificate of Appreciation Mock Trial Competition, 2015
  • Top Assistant State's Attorney in Fight Against Drunk Drivers Award, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Justice Association, Former Member
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Member, 2004 - Present
  • Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers , Member, 2016 - present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Member, 2016
  • Florida Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2016
  • 18th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Justice Panel U.S, Middle District of Florida, Member 
  • Court-Appointed Registry Counsel Brevard County, 18th Judicial Circuit, Member
  • Guardian Ad Litem Registry Brevard County 18th Judicial Circuit, Member
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inns of Court
  • Grievance Committee 2014 - 2017
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of Public Defender, Attorney, 2004 - 2006 and 2007 - 2010
  • Office of State Attorney, Attorney, 2002 to 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • 18th Judicial Cir. Grievance Committee, 2014 Present
  • Attorney Ad Litem - Children with Special Needs, 2016 - Present
  • Eau Gallie Little League Volunteer, 2013 - Present
  • Licensed Foster Parent, 2014 - Present
  • Worship Plan Team @ FUMC


  • Spanish