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James A. Cueva attended and
graduated from high school in Miami, Florida. After high school, Mr. Cueva
attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science with minor degrees in Criminal Justice and Latin American Studies.
In 2003, Mr. Cueva earned his juris doctor cum
from the University of Miami where he was a James Weldon Johnson

While attending the University of
Miami, Mr. Cueva received the CALI book award in Environmental Law and Dean’s
Certificates of Achievement in Environmental Law and in a Seminar on Races,
Ethnicities, and the Law. Mr. Cueva served as a law clerk in the Florida office
of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers during his second summer and third
year of law school.

After graduating from law school,
Mr. Cueva joined a leading Spanish language broadcasting company as in house
counsel where he gained experience in the areas of Communications Law, Labor
and Employment Law, and Entertainment Law. As part of his commitment to public
service, Mr. Cueva has been an active member of the Miami-Dade County Unsafe
Structures Board since 2000 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2002.
The Unsafe Structures Board is a quasi-judicial Board that meets once a month
to hear appeals filed by property owners and interested persons challenging
municipal building officials’ findings that a structure is unsafe. The Board’s
thirteen members are appointed by the Miami-Dade County Board of County
Commissioners. The Board exercises its jurisdiction throughout all of
Miami-Dade County. The Board also has authority to order repairs or demolition
of a structure and issue subpoenas in connection with carrying out its

In 2008, Mr. Cueva re-joined
Mintzer Saorwitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP as an associate attorney in the
firm’s active civil litigation practice. Mr. Cueva is presently admitted to
practice in the state courts of Florida and in the United States District
Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. He is a
member of the Dade County Bar Association as well as the Labor &
Employment, and Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Sections of the Florida Bar.
Mr. Cueva currently practices in the areas of Construction Litigation, Premises
Liability Defense, Labor and Employment and General Casualty Defense.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 30%
    3 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    3 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    12 years
  4. Employment: 10%
    12 years
  5. Other: 15%
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Payment types:

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Contact info

The Law Office of James A. Cueva

250 Catalonia Avenue.
Suite 601
Coral Gables, FL, 33134


FLMember in Good Standing200306/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Book Award--Environmental LawUniversity of Miami School of Law2002
Dean's Certificate of Achievement -- Environmetal LawUniversity of Miami School of Law2002
CALI Book Award -- Races Ethnicities and the Law SeminarUniversity of Miami School of Law2002
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami School of Law2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberThe Law Office of James A. Cueva2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyMintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers L.L.P.2008 - Present
Managing MemberJames A. Cueva, PL2007 - 2008
Deputy General CounselSpanish Broadcasting System, Inc.2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dade County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Society for Human Resource ManagementN/A2003 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Caloosa Homeowners Ass'n v. Capitol Insurance Co.Summary Judgment for the defendant-carrier.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Punish the Deed Not the BreedMCABSL PowerPoint -- Miami's Breed Ban2012