Daniel A. Alvarez, Sr. is a first-generation American born and raised in Florida. His family escaped communist Cuba seeking freedom and opportunity in the United States. He is one of three boys and credits his parents’ perseverance and courage in raising the family in a foreign country as one of his greatest motivators to date.
After high school, Danny attended the University of Florida as a second generation Gator and received his Bachelor’s of science in Journalism. While there, he was the Captain of the UF Club Lacrosse Team and the Cadet R.O.T.C. Battalion Commander. During his tenure in Gainesville, Danny served in the Florida National Guard with the 124th Infantry Regiment in Leesburg, Florida.
Upon graduation, Danny was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. During his time in the military, Danny was deployed to South Korea as a line platoon leader and later assigned to various leadership positions within the US Army Airborne School. While there, he was a jumping member of the historic Fort Benning Command Exhibition Parachute Team, “The Silver Wings.” Before he separated from the service, he earned a Masters of Science degree in Education from Troy State University in Alabama.
After his time in the military, Danny went to work for Johnson and Johnson as a business representative responsible for millions of dollars in sales. Seeking greater purpose and challenge, Danny attended Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. After passing the Florida Bar exam, he attended the nationally recognized, University of Miami School of Law LL.M program in Estate Planning.
Upon graduation, he returned home to Tampa and began working for The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration and Boston Asset Management as Associate General Counsel. Danny traveled the country consulting with law firms and lecturing about Conditional Payment Recovery, CMS Reporting requirements, Medicare Set-Asides and Special Needs Trusts.
Wanting to practice and help clients on a day-to-day basis, Danny later joined the Sanchez Law Offices in South Tampa. Danny lead the Firm’s Litigation and Estate Planning Group.
In May of 2010, Danny formed The Alvarez Law Group to help individuals whose voices are often drowned out in the legal system. Whiel the Firm specializes in Personal Injury and General Civil/Commercial Litigation a strong focus remains on Estate Planning and Entertainment Law.
Danny is a Business Law Professor at the University of Tampa. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Hillsborough Bar Association Leadership Institute. In 2010, Danny was appointed by the Hillsborough County Commission to a four-year term on the Hillsborough Children’s Services Advisory Board. He is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Small Business of the Year||The Tampa Bay Latin Chamber of Commerce||2012|
|The Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Scholarship Award||Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association||2007|
|The General Van Fleet Leadership Award||University of Florida Army ROTC||1997|
|Managing Member||The Alvarez Law Group, PL||2011 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor Business Law||The University of Tampa||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Sanchez Law Offices, PA||2010 - 2011|
|Director of Strategic Development||The Centers - Non Profit||2007 - 2010|
|Associate General Counsel||Boston Asset Management||2007 - 2010|
|Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||Janssen Pharmaceutica||2001 - 2006|
|Captain - Infantry||United States Army||1997 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Hillsborough County Children's Services Advisory Board||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Hillsborough Lodge #25 F&AM||Member||2006 - Present|
|The Valley of Tampa, Scottish Rite||Member||2006 - Present|
|John Darling Lodge #154 F&AM||Member||2004 - Present|
|deFENSE Post, The Florida Defense Lawyers Association||Medicare and Your Liability Settlement: Why Comp Creep makes sure it is not business as usual||N/A|
|The Journal (Idaho Trial Lawyer Association)||Making Sense of the MSA Landscape||N/A|
|Paraclete magazine, The St. Petersburg Bar Association||Why aren't your writing Special Needs Trusts||N/A|
|University of Miami School of Law||Estate Planning||LL.M - Master of Laws||2009|
|Stetson University College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||2007|
|Troy University (main campus)||Education||MA - Masters||2001|
|University of Florida||Journalism and Mass Communication||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|Program on Networking, Marketing, Finance with Top Attorney and Banker||Networking and Marketing as Attorneys||2011|