Dahlia A. Walker-Huntington is the principal of the Law Offices of Dahlia A. Walker, P.A. in Hollywood, Florida. She practices in the areas of Immigration, Family International, Criminal and Personal Injury Law. Walker-Huntington is also a Family Law and County Court Mediator, and an Arbitrator.
Dahlia is a Special Magistrate for the City of Miramar and an Adjunct Professor at Miami-Dade College School of Criminal Justice. While solution-oriented, Dahlia is a strong and experienced advocate in the courtroom and a skilled, resourceful and insightful negotiator. Born in Kingston, Jamaica Dahlia attended Holy Rosary Preparatory School and Convent of Mercy Academy “Alpha” in Kingston, Jamaica.
A graduate of Miami Dade College, with highest honors, Dahlia continued to be honored by the college by being named an Outstanding Alumni in 2001, 2006 and 2012. Dahlia served as an advisory board member to the Miami-Dade College Paralegal program.She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Florida International University, Miami, FL; and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Miami School of Law.
Walker-Huntington was a Dean’s honor scholar at the University Of Miami School Of Law, and received numerous honors while a law student. Dahlia is a Former President of the Association of Caribbean Law Students 1996-1997 at the University of Miami.
Dahlia was a Black History Month Honoree February, 2002 of The Herald; and a MYSTIK 1580 AM Women’s Month Honoree in March, 2003. The Florida Association of Women Lawyers – Miami Dade Chapter honored Walker-Huntington as a Woman Inspiring Hope and Possibility in March, 2004.
The Alpha Academy Alumnae Association of Jamaica named Dahlia their “Woman of Excellence 2008”. She received a Jamaican Diaspora Lumina Award in honor of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence in Miami in 2012; was named Change Maker of the month in honor of Caribbean-American Heritage month in June, 2013 by Caribbean Riddims; and Legacy Magazine named her One of South Florida’s 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Leadership for 2014.
Dahlia is a past president of the Caribbean Bar Association and the first female president of the association. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; Alpha Academy Alumnae Association, (Florida and Jamaica chapters); and The National Association of Professional Women. Dahlia is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Council of Bar Association Presidents.
Dahlia is the founder and president of The Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF), Inc., in 2013, a Non-Profit organization designed to provide an outlet for Jamaican women in Florida to empower themselves through charitable and educational outreach, mentoring and personal development.
She is active in the community and is often called upon to participate in community forums throughout the United States and Jamaica to speak on the issues of migration, immigration, citizenship and economic development.
Dahlia is renowned for organizing community events from Citizenship Drives and Economic Forums to Town Hall Meetings, Conferences and Galas. From June, 2004 to June, 2006 Dahlia was an elected advisor to the Jamaican Government and served on the Jamaican Diaspora Advisory Board representing the Southern United States.
Since February, 2006 Dahlia hosts “Your Legal Corner” on Thursday mornings, 8:40 a.m. EST on Power106FM in Kingston, Jamaica. “Your Legal Corner” is heard worldwide on www.go-jamaica.com, and is part of the Independent Talk segment with Althea McKenzie. This show connects people all over the world who have questions on US Immigration law, and was voted the number one hour on talk radio in Jamaica. (February, 2008).
In March, 2009 Dahlia began a US immigration column for The Gleaner, making the newspaper the first in Jamaica to engage its readers with a weekly column dedicated to US immigration. Her column led to similar columns handling queries about Canadian and British immigration in The Gleaner.
Walker-Huntington juggles two offices – Hollywood, Florida and Kingston, Jamaica, and is available for personal consultations with clients in Kingston, Jamaica, Hollywood, and Miami, Florida. She travels all over the United States to represent clients before the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice in Immigration Court.