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Anthony Joseph Soto

Anthony Joseph Soto

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Slip and Fall Accident, Defective and Dangerous Products, Brain Injury

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About Me

Anthony Soto is a Board-certified civil trial lawyer and has been a trial lawyer since 1989. He is a director at the Law Offices of Robert Rubenstein, P.A. and concentrates his practice in serious catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He has settled and tried automobile, motorcycle, and trucking cases, as well as products liability and medical malpractice. Mr. Soto is a former Metro-Dade police sergeant who enjoyed an 11 year career in law enforcement prior to pursuing his law degree.


Mr. Soto is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, the Cuban-American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, and the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. A member of the Florida Bar, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia. Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Soto serves as personal injury counsel for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association and as general counsel for the Hispanic Police Officers Association. Additionally, he has assisted the firm in representing many Hispanic American and Hispanic clients from South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Mr. Soto also serves on Florida International University's Council of 100.


Mr. Soto graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1989 where he participated in the trial team and was awarded the school's top honor for civil and criminal trial work. His distinguished career in law enforcement included investigative work as a detective in the Sexual Battery Unit and Warrants Bureau. He spent three years as curriculum development specialist and law enforcement instructor

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
  2. Wrongful Death: 30%
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
    7 years
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Manuel Leon Dobrinsky

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Tony is a very caring and hard working attorney. He is always looking for ways to help his clients obtain the best recovery possible. He is also very ethical and highly regarded by his peers and the judges. I would recommend Tony to anyone that I know.

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    Manuel Dobrinsky Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Joseph Rotundo

    I have had an opportunity to work with Tony on a number of matters and found him to be a highly professional, hard-working trial attorney. Tony's experience and legal ability are an asset to the firm.

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    Michael Rotundo Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Rubensteinlaw P.A.

9155 south Dadeland Blvd
Suite 1600
Miami, FL, 33156

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Attorneys in FloridaAmerican Registry2011
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2006
ATLA Leaders ForumAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2003
Board Certified Civil TrialFlorida Bar1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
DirectorLaw Offices of Robert Rubenstein P.A.2000 - Present
Senior PartnerLaw Offices of Anthony J. Soto P.A.1992 - 2000
Trial lawyerGoldfarb & Gold1990 - 1992
Trial lawyerHigh, Stack, Lazenby1989 - 1990
Police SergeantMetro -Dade Police Department1978 - 1989

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Cuban American Golf AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2013
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaTrial Lawyer2008 - Present
Miami-Dade Justice AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - 2010
Florida International university council of 100Board Member2006 - 2008
Florida International University College of LawDean's Advisory Council2006 - 2009
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Eagle Member2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaTrial Lawyer1990 - Present
Police Benevolent AssociationPersonal Injury Counsel1989 - Present
Hispanic Police Officers associationAssociation Attorney1989 - Present
Florida BarMemberN/A
Dade County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cuban American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Cisneros v. Costco wholesale Corp.Plaintiff won on appeal
Cisneros v. Costco wholesale Corp.Plaintiff won on appeal
Miami Dade Conty v. Eliodoro HoyosVerdict for Plaintiff

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Florida International UniversityCriminal justiceBS - Bachelor of Science1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Florida International University Employment Interview seminarLecture students on resume writing and interview techniques2008
University of Miami Moot Court CompetitionPresiding Judge2007
Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Mock Trial Competitionscoring Juror/ judge2007