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Victoria Lynn Platzer

Victoria Lynn Platzer

Practice areas:

Mediation, Arbitration

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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.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Mediation: 60%
    3 years, 100 cases
  2. Arbitration: 20%
    3 years, 15 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($500/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Victoria L. Platzer, P.A.

201 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1205
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198308/12/2015
COInactive198408/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Harry Lee Anstead Professionalism AwardDade County Trial Lawyers2006
Jurist of the YearFirst Family Law American Inn of Court2002
Citizen of the Year 1994Citizen of the Year 1994 Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberVictoria L. Platzer, PA2013 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association for Women LawyersN/A2013 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/A2013 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Florida Criminal Law Journal,“Enhanced Sentencing in Florida”2000
11th Judicial Circuit CourtEnhanced Sentencing in Criminal Cases2000
unknownSummary Trials: Maxi Results in Mini Trials1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Young Lawyers DivisionDos and Dont's of Courtroom Conduct2014
Trial SkillsTrial Skills for Women Lawyers2014
Advanced Trial Advocacy ProgramAdvanced Trial Advocacy2014
Evidence in Family LawEvidence in Family Law2013
NBI Judicial ForumTop Mistakes Lawyers Make in Civil Litigation2012
Resort Torts and the CourtsResort Torts and the Courts2011