Mandy Pavlakos


Though I was born in West Palm Beach, Central Florida is my home and my heart.  While attending the University of Central Florida as a business major, I realized that I felt compelled to always argue for the underdog in debates amongst friends and colleagues.  Law school seemed a logical choice and expansion on a passion which came as natural to me as breathing.  It was an uphill battle as I did not previously take any legal studies courses, nor had any family who practiced law. Even though it was difficult working full time and attending law school as a full time student, I found law school to be a time of discovery and growth. After surviving the first year of law school, I  feel as though I truly found my calling.

I have dedicated my life and law practice to helping residents of Central Florida with their legal needs and though I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life, were I not an attorney, I believe I would have still chosen a career in which I could help the less fortunate.  As Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Rescue Outreach Mission, it is my goal that one day we can end homelessness in Seminole County and perhaps expand to assist other counties.

When not practicing law, or volunteering at the shelter, I enjoy traveling with my husband and two boys.  We try to visit a new place each year and embark on different adventures to satisfy our thirst for all that this world has to offer.

Ely Diaz


“Ely Diaz grew up in Queens, New York and relocated to Orlando Florida in 2001. She graduated from Valencia College and ITT Technical College in Orlando Florida and currently pursuing legal studies at the University of Central Florida.

She spent Eight years working for Washington Mutual Bank as a Banking Loan Consultant and oversaw over 8 branches within Orlando, Winter Park, Casselberry, Winter Springs, Sanford and Lake Mary.

She currently lives outside Oviedo with her husband and young son.”

Nina Avile

I was born and raised in Central Florida and now reside in beautiful Mt. Dora located in Lake County.  My first job was in merchandise at Walt Disney World.  I was employed there for six years throughout high school and college and it remains one of my favorite places visit.  My time there instilled a value in providing customer service which not only meets, but exceeds expectations.

I graduated from Florida Southern College in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication.  From there, I worked in leasing for several years before going back to school to earn an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies from Seminole State College in 2013.  I have worked for the Law Office of Mandy Pavlakos, P.A. since July 2012.  In 2017, I became a Florida Registered Paralegal and assist Attorney Mandy Pavlakos in our civil litigation, estate and foreclosure matters.

Were I not a paralegal, I believe I would have pursued my interest in the field of publishing.  When I am not spending time with my husband and son, I can be found curled up with a book.

Jared Azofeifa


Mrs. Azofeifa is a legal Assistant for the Law Office of Mandy Pavlakos. She joined our firm in 2015, graduated in Business Administration from The American University in Costa Rica. Ms. Azofeifa has devoted her time in our firm’s loss mitigation department for Loan Modification negotiations. Jared uses her extensive knowledge of the banking and mortgage industry to help the client to the best results. Her dedication and perseverance with the banks has allowed her to get a more affordable payment for our clients. In her spare time, she is interested in photography and spending quality time outdoors with her family.