Olanike “Nike” Adebayo, was hired in 1997 as an Assistant State Attorney where she worked in the misdemeanor and felony domestic violence units. Ms. Adebayo worked her way up to the Chief of Litigation of the Juvenile Division and successfully tried over 50 cases. After 8 years at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office she left and joined the Police Legal Bureau for the Miami-Dade Police Department in July 2005. Ms. Adebayo organized and participated in a number of community forums along with officers from the various police departments throughout the county to speak to residents and participate in activities, such as the gun buy-back program, Thanksgiving food drive, Christmas toy give-a-way. She also taught courses to law enforcement and civilians at the Metropolitan Police Institute, in the areas of Child Custody Disputes, Juvenile Procedures, Domestic Violence, Landlord and Tenant, and Civil and Criminal Liability. Nike worked with the Miami-Dade Police Department for over five years before returning to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office to work in the Community Outreach Division.
In Nike’s new role at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, Community Outreach Division, she provided prosecutorial, law enforcement, and quality of life initiatives throughout the county. She developed training outlines and provided instruction to police officers from different municipalities, assisted in the development and implementation of the Junior State Attorney’s Program, and represented the State Attorney’s Office at meetings with elected officials, law enforcement, and concerned citizens.
In August 2014, Nike formed her own firm, Olanike Adebayo, P.A., and practices in the area of family law, criminal and juvenile defense, and personal injury. In December 2014, Nike joined the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Third Region of Florida as an Assistant Regional Counsel in the dependency division.