Ms. Greenwood earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of Miami in 1988, and her Juris Doctorate in 1991 from the University of Miami School of Law. While obtaining her Juris Doctorate degree, she was selected for the Law School Summer Honors Program at UM. She also served as the President of the Hispanic Law Students Association, and on the Executive Board of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Organization.
Ms. Greenwood was also the University of Miami School of Law Mock Trial Champion, representing the university in national trial competitions. She was selected as a National Member of the Order of the Barristers, representing excellence and high honor in court advocacy.
Membership and Activities
Beginning her career with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, County Court Crimes Division, she developed her skills concerning misdemeanor and traffic crimes. This involved prosecution, pretrial investigations, meeting with witnesses and law enforcement officers, extensive trial and motion practice, and conducting probation violation hearings.
Ms. Blanca Torrents Greenwood served the State Attorney’s office in varying capacities until 1998, including service in the Juvenile Division (1991-1992), Deputy Assistant Chief for the County Court Crimes Division (1992-1993), Felony Screening Unit (1993-1994), the nationally recognized Drug Court Division (1994-1997), and the Felony Trial Division (1997-1998).
In 1998, Ms. Greenwood began representing clients in employment-related issues as staff counsel for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association. After two years as Staff Counsel, she was promoted to Assistant General Counsel, taking on a training and supervisory role.
In 2002, Ms. Greenwood took on the General Counsel position until 2006, before moving onto the Executive Director position. This position involved representing the association on any and all government, business, and civic meetings and dealings. Her vision and dedication to these ventures were crucial to the PBA’s success in raising funding to aid families of fallen officers.
Ms. Blanca Torrents Greenwood is licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She has additionally completed Supreme Court mediation training.