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Miguel A. Amador passionately and effectively defended indivduals and major corporations in hundreds of civil and criminal cases from the inception of the case through trial. He began his legal career at the Miami Dade Office of the Public Defender and gained tremendous trial experience in the courtroom representing his clients effectively and professionally.


 


Mr. Amador practiced law in the civil arena working for a well-known Statewide Civil Defense Firm representing major corporations and insured parties in various capacities. Most recently, he worked on behalf of injured parties on the Plaintiff side before establishing his law firm.


 


Mr. Amador attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts. He was on the Dean’s List and was a member of the National Hispanic Honor Society. After graduation, Mr. Amador was represented by an art gallery in Florida and worked as a professional artist for several years.


 


Wanting to broaden his horizons, Mr. Amador attended St. Thomas University School of Law. He received numerous scholarships and honors including the Book Award (top student) in Family Law and Corporations. He won Best Brief in the St. Thomas University Moot Court Intramural Competition and was on the Dean’s List. He was an intern to the Honorable Julio Jimenez of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Criminal Division, a research assistant to Professor Beverly Horsburgh and an Active Learning Instructor, tutoring law students in the areas of United States Constitutional Law and Criminal Law. Mr. Amador was elected to the executive board of the St. Thomas University Moot Court Honor Society, and was a member of the St. Thomas Mock Trial Team, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International and The Honorable Peter T. Fay Inns of Court.


 


Mr. Amador is licensed to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia Bar and the The United States District Court Southern District of Florida. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Dade County Bar Association, and The Cuban American Bar Association. He served as a Young Lawyer Director on the Board of Directors for the Miami chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a committee member in the Torts & Insurance Practice Section and Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    7 years
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    7 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    7 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Miguel A. Amador, P.A.

Brickell Bayview Center
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2000
Miami, FL, 33130

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200907/06/2016
FLMember in Good Standing200706/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top Contributor - Personal InjuryAvvo2013
Top Contributor - Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Book Award (Top Student) - Family LawSt. Thomas University School of Law2005
Book Award - CorporationsSt. Thomas University School of Law2005
Best BriefSt. Thomas University Moot Court Intramural Competition2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/Managing AttorneyMiguel A. Amador, P.A.2013 - Present
AssociateYoung & Stein2013 - 2013
Division LeaderHightower & Partners2009 - 2013
Assistant Public DefenderOffice Of The Pubic Defender, Miami Dade County2006 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member2013 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Miami chapter)Past Young Lawyer Commitee Board Member2006 - Present
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Thomas UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Florida State University College of LawStudio ArtBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Education CourseMalpractice, Civil Rights, and Premises Liability2012