Victoria Platzer was a Circuit Court Judge in Miami, Florida for over 18 years. During her tenure on the bench, she presided over hundreds of jury trials, many involving complex legal issues including.medical malpractice, admiralty, construction defects, insurance law, products liability, commercial real estate and employment law.
Judge Platzer also served in the Juvenile, Criminal and Family Divisions of the Court . She consistently received high ratings in the bar association polls and received several awards from both the Family Lawyers and Civil Trial Lawyers for her exemplary service.
While a Judge, Victoria taught a variety of topics to other judges as a part of the faculty at the Florida Conferences of Circuit and County Court Judges, the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies and the Florida Judicial College. She was appointed by the Supreme Court as a mentor to new judges and appointed to serve as a member of the committee which established the rules for complex commercial cases.
In 2013, Victoria left the bench to begin an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice. She has mediated numerous cases to resolution. Victoria also is an Arbitrator both privately and through the AAA on its Panel of Neutrals and Complex Commercial Panel, and through the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) on it's Seafarers Panel. She also serves as a Special Magistrate when appointed by the Court. Additionally, Victoria is available as a consultant to assist in the evaluation and presentation of cases in Court and as an expert witness on attorney's fees..
Since 2000 Victoria has taught litigation skills as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law.
Licensed since 1983
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1983||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Harry Lee Anstead Professionalism Award||Dade County Trial Lawyers||2006|
|Jurist of the Year||First Family Law American Inn of Court||2002|
|Citizen of the Year 1994||Citizen of the Year 1994 Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police||1994|
|Managing Member||Victoria L. Platzer, PA||2013 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Cuban American Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Florida Criminal Law Journal,||“Enhanced Sentencing in Florida”||2000|
|11th Judicial Circuit Court||Enhanced Sentencing in Criminal Cases||2000|
|unknown||Summary Trials: Maxi Results in Mini Trials||1995|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Young Lawyers Division||Dos and Dont's of Courtroom Conduct||2014|
|Trial Skills||Trial Skills for Women Lawyers||2014|
|Advanced Trial Advocacy Program||Advanced Trial Advocacy||2014|
|Evidence in Family Law||Evidence in Family Law||2013|
|NBI Judicial Forum||Top Mistakes Lawyers Make in Civil Litigation||2012|
|Resort Torts and the Courts||Resort Torts and the Courts||2011|