Ann Marie Puente

Anne Marie Puente

Davis & Associates, P.A.
701 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 205
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Telephone: (561) 586-7116
Fax: (561) 586-9611


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • Juris Doctor of Law, December 2005.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, December 2001.

Professional Experience

  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County June 2021 – December 2022
    • Represented indigent civil defendants in landlord-tenant legal matters and conducted community legal clinics for St. Lucie, Martin, Hendry, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach County.
  • Anfield Consulting October 2019 – January 2022
    • Supported government relations team with agency regulatory interpretation and guidance; government contracting applications; public records requests; and legislative research, monitoring, and drafting.
  • Greyston Foundation January 2018 – July 2019
    • Director of European expansion of Open Hiring® management practice: worked with cross-functional teams to collect qualitative data, analyze practice, and synthesize findings for future development of policy manuals and corporate trainings.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce August 2010 – September 2011
    • Defended the Agency against employment discrimination claims: managed and advised Agency clients on disputes and litigation risk and represented the Agency at legal proceedings.
  • Faegre Drinker Consulting (formerly B&D Consulting) May 2009 – July 2010
    • Assisted local government, nonprofit, and technology clients’ federal advocacy efforts via legislation monitoring, grant research, and writing policy memoranda.


  • Admitted to Practice in all Florida State Courts.
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
  • Admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia.

Professional Memberships

  • Member in Good Standing of the Florida Bar since 2006.
  • Member of the Palm Beach County Bar.
  • Member of the National Association for Community Mediation.


  • Florida Supreme Court Circuit Court Certified Mediator (January 2021).
  • Florida Supreme Court County Court Certified Mediator (October 2021).


  • Modern Complexity Demands New Ways of Working: The Future of The Lawyer-Nonlawyer Partnership, Florida Bar Journal (May/June 2021).
  • Lobbying the Executive Branch, Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Law Section Treatise, (2020) (updating author).
  • Humanistic Management of Social Innovation in Service: A Human Interaction Perspective, Humanistic Management Journal (July 2019) (co-author).

Community Involvement/Pro Bono

  • West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.
    July 2022 – September 2022.

    • Selection Committee for Placemaking Initiative, “The Next Big Thing”
  • The Association for Conflict Resolution.
    September 2022.

    • Speaker/Panelist at National Conference – Community Day
  • The National League of Cities Eviction Prevention Learning Lab.
    April 2022.

    • Speaker/Panelist
  • Dade Legal Aid Put Something Back, Miami, FL
    December 2019 – June 2020.

    • Pro-Bono Attorney
  • International Academy of Mediators.
    May 2018

    • Speaker, Annual Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution.
    April 2017

    • Speaker/Panelist, Annual Conference in San Francisco, California