Denise Mutamba was born and raised in Canton, OH, the home of the NFL’s Football Hall of Fame. In 2001, she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resources and a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business from the University of Akron. In 2007 she moved to Jacksonville, FL where she worked for CSX Transportation, Inc., a fortune 500 company. At CSX, she worked in the Human Resources department assisting hiring managers with employment decisions.
In 2014, Ms. Mutamba graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with her Juris Doctor. During her time at the University of Miami School of Law, Ms. Mutamba earned a CALI Award for Excellence in Human Rights Law, was recognized on the Dean’s List for academic excellence, and tapped into the Society of Bar and Gavel, an organization that recognizes students who demonstrate exemplary character, service to others, positive attitude, and leadership. In addition, she was a member of the Mock Trial Team and a committee chairperson for the Black Law Students Association.
Prior to joining the City of Riviera Beach in March 2020 as an Assistant City Attorney, Ms. Mutamba practiced fair housing, employment, and consumer rights law at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Ms. Mutamba is very active in the legal community. She is a former representative of the Young Laywers Division of the Florida Bar, a former Associate member of the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court, a former co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and a former Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the F. Malcolm Cunningham Sr. Bar Association. She currently serves on the Small Claims Rules Committee for the Florida Bar and the executive board of the Young Lawyers Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
She is a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, playing taboo, mentoring, and spending time with her family.
Ms. Mutamba is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.