Mr. Vazquez is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and he licensed to practice in both Florida and Colorado. He is an experienced plaintiff’s attorney and counsels clients on a wide variety of legal matters including serious personal injury claims, wrongful death, bicycle accidents, trucking accidents, fall injury accidents, toxic torts, community environmental contamination, government takings of land (eminent domain), and claims against the government for negligence (soverign immunity). Though the firm's home office is in Gainesville, Florida, Mr. Vazquez has travelled extensively to personally meet with clients who are victims of negligent conduct and has litigated cases in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Vazquez also counsels on appellate practice and environmental consulting.
Dan Vazquez is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. In 2010, Mr. Vazquez served as a Florida Supreme Court extern clerk for Justice Jorge Labarga in Tallahassee, Florida. The Court's clerking program is a highly competitive process in which supreme court justices choose only the top applicants to work alongside court staff attorneys and the justices in chambers. Mr. Vazquez produced numerous legal memos for the Florida Supreme Court, assisted the justice and staff in preparation for oral argument, and worked directly on several last-minute death penalty appeals. In addition to his work for the Court, Mr. Vazquez has been an active member of several north Florida Inns of Court. Mr. Vazquez's law school studies focused on trial advocacy and environmental justice for impoverished communities affected by corporate pollution. Dan Vazquez was a member of UF Law's Environmental Moot Court team, whose brief placed fourth out of eighty-four teams in a national moot court competition with Dan receiving an award for best oralist for his argument of appellate issues to the semi-final round of competition. In addition to his Juris Doctor (JD) degree, Mr. Vazquez earned a Certificate in Environmental Law and Land Use Planning. Only a small percentage of law school students are able to complete the rigorous certificate program, which requires students to take a maximum course-credit load to achieve certificate graduation requirements. Dan Vazquez studied international environmental law abroad at the Universidad de Costa Rica, where he learned from renowned international legal scholars, several of whom litigate before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in San Jose, Costa Rica.
In 2010, Dan Vazquez was selected by former University of Florida College of Law Dean, Jon Mills (Director of the law school's Center for Governmental Responsibility), to serve on the center's Oil Spill Working Group. Mr. Vazquez collaborated with the center's research team to develop legal-response and policy solutions regarding the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster and resulting injuries to people, businesses, and the fragile gulf ecosystem. Mr. Vazquez has presented on legal topics such as "The Top 10 Mistakes People Make in Auto Accident Cases" and "The Personal Injury and Environmental Legacy of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill."
Mr. Vazquez received his undergraduate bachelors degree (BA) in history from the University of Florida, where his senior thesis on pandemics, care of the sick, and hospitals earned high honors (Magna Cum Laude) at graduation. Dan Vazquez has been inducted into several prestigious leadership and academic honoraries including Phi Beta Kappa and Florida Blue Key.
Mr. Vazquez was born in Warren, Ohio and raised in the barrier island community of Satellite Beach, Florida. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoys biking, kayaking, scuba diving, adventure travel, and snow skiing. For several years, Mr. Vazquez has served as the executive board member of the St. Johns-Suwannee County Sierra Club (serving 16 north Florida counties) as well as the Alpha Phi Foundation (a non-profit 501(c)(3) scholarship program to benefit students of the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida). He is also an Executive Board Member of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) of the 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association (8JCBA) and volunteers his time to through the bar association to promote professional devleopment between young lawyers and senior lawyers and judges as well as Pro Bono work to provide legal services for the underprivileged free of charge. Mr. Vazquez is admitted to practice law in Florida and Colorado.