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Albert G. Caruana

Albert G. Caruana

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation

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Albert G. Caruana is the founding and senior partner of Caruana and Jacobs, P.A. He is a seasoned trial
lawyer, with over 35 years of courtroom experience, who concentrates his practice in Family Law, including
complex contested dissolution of marriage cases, paternity, domestic violence and custody issues. Mr. Caruana
is actively involved in all strategy-related decisions, hearings and trials, and deals on a personal basis
with each of the Firm’s clients, and has assembled an excellent and dedicated staff of family litigation
attorneys to assist the clients and assist in the preparation necessary to service all of the client’s needs.


Mr. Caruana’s skill and talent has been recognized by his peers in Nifeh and Smith’s Best Lawyers in America
in Family Law


every year since 1995 to the present; South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyers, since 2000, and as
Florida Legal Elite in Florida Trend Magazine, 2004-2007, and as a Florida Super-Lawyer in 2006, 2007. Mr.
Caruana is a member of the American Law Institute. He
served as President of the First Family Law, American Inns of Court Chapter 181 for 1996-1997. He was also
a member of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Nominating Commissions from 1984-1988 and served as Co-Chairman
in 1987-88, and participated in the recommendation to the Governor of over 40 judicial appointments during
his tenure.


Mr. Caruana is admitted to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia, as well as before the
U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, U.S. Claims Court,
U.S. District Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia.


Mr. Caruana received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, where he received
the Wesley A. Sturges scholar award for graduating number 1 in his law school class in 1972. He was the
recipient of numerous academic honors, including Iron Arrow, Order of Barristers and the Society of Wig
and Robe. While at the University of Miami School of Law, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University
of Miami Law Review. He was also a member of the University of Miami School of Law National Moot Court
Team and a member of the State Moot Court Team, was a student instructor and judge of the Law
School Honor Court.


Mr. Caruana has served as a lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law and as an Adjunct
Instructor at Florida International University.


Mr. Caruana has dedicated his legal career to litigation. He was a partner in Miami’s Greenberg Traurig
Firm before starting his own firm in 1983. Mr. Caruana has received Martindale Hubbell's highest peer rating
for legal skill, integrity and legal ethics, the coveted "AV" rating


Mr. Caruana was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1947, and has resided in South Florida continuously since 1955.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
  2. Family: 50%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($450-500/hour), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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  • Vincent J. Zullo

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    Vincent Zullo Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Peter Michael Collins

    Albert is a tremendously talented trial lawyer and a class act. He gives sound advice to his clients and can deliver in the courtroom.

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    Peter Collins Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Coffey Burlington, PL

Office in the Grove, Penthouse
2699 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL, 33133

Caruana & Jacobs, P.A.

7901 SW 6th Ct, Suite 480
Plantation, FL, 33324

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197208/12/2015
DCSuspended197405/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
12 Consecutive Years - Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2009
Best LawyerFlorida Monthly2009
Top Lawyer - So. FLSouth Florida Legal Guide2009
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2009
Top Lawyer - So. FLSouth Florida Legal Guide2008
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2007
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2007
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2007
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2006
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2006
RecognizedFlorida Super Lawyers2006
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2006
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2005
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2005
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2005
HonoreeCharlie Christ, Florida Attorney General2004
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2004
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2004
Florida Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2004
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2003
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2003
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2002
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2001
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America2000
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America1999
Best Lawyer in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1998
Best Lawyer HonoreeBest Lawyers in America1997
Cum LaudeUniversity of Miami Law School1972
Wesley A. Sturges Scholar Award (1st in Law School Class)University of Miami School of Law1972
Academic HonorsN/A1972
Academic HonorsSociety of Wig and Robe1972
Academic HonorsIron Arrow1972

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Partner - ShareholderCaruana & Jacobs, P.A1983 - Present
PartnerGreenberg Traurig1975 - 1983
AssociateBurton Young, P.A.1972 - 1975

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
First Family Law American Inns of Court Chapter 181Member1998 - Present
First Family Law American Inns of Court Chapter 181President1996 - 1997
First Family Law, American Inns of CourtMaster of the Bench1992 - 1997
Circuit Court Family DivisionChairman1989 - 1990
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (Florida)Co-Chairman1987 - 1988
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (Florida)Member1984 - 1988
District of Columbia BarMember1974 - Present
American Law InstituteMember1972 - Present
Dade County BarMember1972 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
University of Miami Law ReviewEditor-in-Chief1971 - 1972
Law School Honor CourtJudge1970 - 1972
Law School Honor CourtStudent Instructor1970 - 1972
State Moot Court TeamMember1970 - 1972
University of Miami School of Law National Moot Court TeamMember1970 - 1972
University of Miami Law School, Research and Writing I and IIStudent Instructor1970 - 1972
lorida Judicial Qualifications CommissionSpecial CounselN/A
leventh Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration CommitteeSelectee of the Board of Governors of the Florida BarN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
University of Miami Law Review"Constitutional Right to a Speedy Trial"N/A
Florida Family Law, Matthew Bender"Enforcement of Property Awards"N/A
University of Miami Law Review"Criminal Law and Procedure, 1969-1971 Florida Survey"N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
University of MiamiN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Florida International UniversityAdjunct Instructor1976
Florida International UniversityAdjunct Instructor1975
University of Miami School of LawLecturer1974
Florida International UniversityAdjunct Instructor1974
University of Miami School of LawLecturer1973