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Robert M. Rivera

Workers compensation Attorney at Miami Lakes, FL

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
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Robert Rivera graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton in 2009. Thereafter, he attended the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a top 25 law school in the country, in 2010. There, he was the President of the Hispanic/Latino Law Student Association, Vice President of the Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team and was awarded “Best Brief” in the William B. Aycock Intraschool Moot Competition. Additionally, Attorney Rivera assisted those in rural North Carolina in drafting Simple Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorneys and Health Care Power of Attorney for indigent clients.

Attorney Rivera’s litigation experience began in 2009, prior to law school, when he interned with Attorney Jeffrey Cario wherein he attended and viewed mediations, court hearings and trials in Family Court. Next, in 2011 he participated in the UNC Juvenile Justice Clinic where he defended juveniles in criminal court proceedings. He interned with esteemed New York criminal defense attorney Deron Castro in 2012. He also interned with Attorney John Pendergrass until 2013 assisting clients in obtaining their unemployment benefits.

After law school, Robert Rivera was hired at the State Attorney’s Office in Kissimmee, Florida wherein he prosecuted criminal matters in juvenile criminal court. There, Attorney Rivera attended hearings and trials and was in front of a Judge every single day. After a year at the State Attorney’s Office, Robert Rivera moved to Miami, Florida with his eventual wife. There, Robert Rivera was fortunate to be hired by The Law Office of Richard E. Zaldivar in 2015 where he fought for injured workers seeking their Workers’ Compensation benefits for six years. In that time, Robert Rivera handled hundreds of depositions, attended an array of hearings, negotiated numerous settlements, and has fought and won many trials. Attorney Rivera has a continued passion for litigation, the practice of law, and above all, for helping injured people.


Robert Rivera
6959 Sharpecroft Ct.
Miami Lakes, FL, 33014


5.0 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
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Posted by Eric Wizzard | February 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very excellent lawyer
Mr Rivera is a very good lawyer, I highly recommended to everyone who need a workman comp lawyer.
Posted by Brian | February 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic work on my workers comp case
Thanks again, it was super easy working with you. Communication was seamless and would recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Rivera
Robert Rivera provided an excellent services, he was very professional, he was always focused on achieving his clients goals.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful and understanding
Lawyer Robert Rivera provided me with excellent services and had patience and understanding with me. He never got frustrated or pressured me to make a decision. He fought hard for my case and never gave up. I am glad he was my lawyer and recommend him to anyone. Thank you Lawyer Rivera!
Posted by Janel | August 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Robert
I want to thank Robert and his staff for being so professional and friendly. Honestly he is the best lawyer to fight for your rights I'm100% satisfied whit his job. You won't regret
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
He is the best. He managge my worker compensation without any obstaclue and he is very professional
Posted by Jairo | April 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Un excelente servicio una gran persona y siempre pendiente y eficiente en todo el Proceso. Gracias Rivera.
Posted by Agustín | February 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer .
Persistent in in his work , very dedicated and focused until he achieves what his client expects from a good lawyer , he will not disappoint you because he fights until the end , he constantly communicates with his client, lettim him know each step to take , breaking down every communication the client sees the work he is doing and the good result of it when the case is resolved
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Posted by Daniel Penaranda | September 19, 2022
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Excellent attorney!
For me it was a great luck to meet the lawyer Robert. Since we started my workers' compensation case, he handled it with great professionalism and concern for my benefit. He was always aware of everything, he communicated with me, he was clear about everything that could happen with my case, he advised me and represented me in the best way. Communication was always excellent. I recommend it 100%. Thank you so much for everything
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Posted by Tracia Landley-Small | August 3, 2022
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Epitome of Excellence
Thanks so much Mr Rivera for your diligence in handling my case. I deeply appreciate your sterling professionalism and expressions of care and concern throughout the process. Your constant, honest and excellent communication was admirable.
Posted by Nickeisha | August 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Rivera for best workers compensation law firm in South Florida.
Taking this opportunity to thank Robert Rivera law, best workers compensation lawyer in South Florida. Thanking Mr. Robert Rivera and his team for your guidance and support through one of the most complex situation I have ever had to endure. Personally I got to see Mr. Rivera at work, he is hard working, focused and dedicated in helping his clients find justice and accomplish some form of balance. #riveralaw for best workers compensation lawyer.
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Posted by mark | July 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
To those of you who find themselves injured or hurt on the job I want to say this. There are time when we are hurt on company time and tell ourselves oh! its not so bad , I can deal with it or the pain will go away. I want you to consider this. Do you have health insurance? and does that health insurance provide the optimum of coverage ? or more importantly how will your injury affect you in the future? will your company still be there? will the health insurance you have through your job spare no expense to put your injury right no matter the extent of the damage and pain you experience? That's a lot of questions and I doubt the average worker can answer them. on top of these questions are you afraid of losing your job if you complain or take time of to deal with it, and dread the loss of wages to see a doctor more than once or twice. So, To those of you reading this I say this, if you have been hurt of injured on the job it is always serious. Don't take it for granted. Robert Rivera took on my case which i believed was not a serious injury. I was wrong. Robert spoke for me to people who don't know me or care if i work or not or whether I suffer or not. I minimized my injury and Mr. Rivera demonstrated a care and concern that i would not expect from anyone except a close friend or loved one. He settled my case for more than I imagined it was worth and I have been around, I am not naive. He arranged an advance on my settlement which I desparetley needed and brought about a final resolution in just a few days perhaps a week and a half. In the future if needed I would retain Robert In a heartbeat. He treated me like a friend but more important he was a professional who performed like a wall street lawyer in a old money firm. i was never left hanging or treated like a minor client. I felt like a VIP no exaggeration. if i could i would include my name and contact info but that is not allowed. So, in closing if your hurt on the job trust Robert Rivera, you will be happy with the results. Sincerely, Mark
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Posted by Megan | July 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp
I highly recommend Robert Rivera and his team for any of your workers compensation related needs. The process was very timely, precise and smooth. Amazing work!
Posted by Diosbel valdes | July 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best services
Mejores servicios que yo a tenido. Gracias muchísimas gracias. Es una persona paciente y siempre se comunica si tienes preguntas o algún problema.
Posted by Paulin Bonamy | May 4, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
My workers compensation
Mr Rivera has handled my case since September 2021 and he is a good adviser attorney although the case is not completely ending but for his knowledge, I would use him or recommend him for anyone.
Posted by Jason | March 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A man of integrity
My case was extremely complicated with little precedence in the court system. As the courts were fickle in handling these types of cases. Robert was very professional and personable the entire way. He advised me from the get go we may be up against a brick wall. In the end he secured a settlement for me which was along the lines of the better of the scenarios. I can whole heartedly say I would NOT hesitate to use him again should I need his services and would recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney in his field.
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Posted by Adelaida | February 19, 2022
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Your the best
You did a great job on my case thanks again you worked the case nice and easy
Posted by Douglas | February 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Rivera was a consummate professional throughout my entire experience with him. He is a zealous defender of your rights and will advise you to your desired outcome. He is prompt and has exceptional communication skills. I would not hesitate to seek his services in the future.
Posted by Maria Alejandra | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attention from Robert. He was very diplomatic and eager to work on one more case. He was always willing to help me in my employment case, regardless of the fact that my problem had occurred almost two years ago. He was very kind in all this, he always kept me informed of all my case, until the day of the hearing or agreement. He has done his job very well and now we are just waiting for the labor compensation payment.
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Robert Rivera Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard E. Zaldivar, P.A.
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Butler & Hosch, Pa
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
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  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • D. Deye v Best Buy
  • WON at trial finding that a thoracic spine evaluation by a neurosurgeon was appropriate
  • Y. Dominguez v Graduate Plastics Inc.
  • Won at trial - a determination that the insurance company underpaid Claimant.
  • T. Chambers v JAM Shell Builders
  • Won at Trial - Benefits provided


  • Florida Bar, Workers' Compensation Law Section
  • 2020 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Workers Compensation Attorneys in Miami Gardens
  • 2022
  • Distinguished Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Appellate Advocacy - Best Brief
  • University of North Carolina
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Ergonomics Consultants Q&A
  • Ergonomics Consultants Q&A
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work with Mr. Rivera on several matters when potential clients call me about Workers' Compensation issues with their employers. For these cases, I refer on to Mr. Rivera because I know anyone that has been injured on the job will be in great hands and will get all the medical assistance the individual needs! I endorse Mr. Rivera and recommend his services for Florida W.C. matters."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have come to know Robert Rivera as an excellent attorney who focuses his law practice on workers compensation matters. I have worked with attorney Rivera on several matters and without question, he is both competent and kind which is why I would refer my clients, family, and friends to him for any workers compensation matters."
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Miami Lakes Workers compensation Lawyer Robert M. Rivera
Robert M. Rivera
Workers compensation Attorney
Miami Lakes, FL
Licensed for 9 years

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