I passionately represent injured individuals and the family members of those killed by the negligence of others throughout Florida and nationally.
After graduating law school second in my class and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, I clerked for a United States District judge in Houston, worked for one of the largest Wall Street law firms in the world and became an Assistant and Supervisery Federal Public Defender in Miami for ten years, where I tried more than 45 federal cases to verdict.
A nationally recognized attorney with nearly 25 years of legal and litigation experience, I have been selected by my peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® for 2012-15, 3000 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon®, The Top Trial Lawyers in America®, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ®, honors reserved for fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||06/19/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Multi-Million Dollar Advocate||Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2015|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|3000 Leading Lawyers in America||Lawdragon||2012|
|Cambridge Who's Who-Executives/Professionals & Entrepreneurs||Cambridge Who's Who||2008|
|Leading Plaintiff Lawyers in America||Lawdragon||2007|
|Supervisory Public Defender||Federal Public Defender (Miami)||1994 - 2004|
|N/A||Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom||1991 - 1995|
|N/A||Honorable Kenneth M. Hoyt||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Dade County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION||Secretary||2007 - Present|
|The Florida Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|New York Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|New Jersey Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)||Member||N/A|
|100 Black Men of South Florida Mentoring & College Scholarships||Member||N/A|
|Federal Court Committee on Rules and Procedures||Appointed Member||2007 - 2007|
|Jane Doe v. Florida Hospital||Confidential Settlement|
|Mr. and Mrs Jane and John Doe v. Florida Doctor||The case settled on the eve of starting trial.|
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|Thurgood Marshall School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Grambling State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|National Institute for Trial Advocacy||Trial Skills||1997|