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I would prefer that the reviews of my present and former clients, and the endorsements of lawyers I have had the pleasure of working with/against over my past 35 years of practice, will speak to my abilities, qualifications, dedication, truthfulness and integrity. I loathe selling myself.


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell has recognized me for the highest level of ethical standards and professional excellence.  I am a South Florida Top Rated Lawyer. Generations of lawyers have relied on LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell for 140 years as the authoritative source to confirm credentials based on independent evaluations of skills and experience. I have been rated by my peers pursuant to confidential opinions of lawyers and members of the judiciary to be AV Preeminent--the highest Peer Review Rating available.


On a scale of 1-10, I am rated 10 (Superb)  by AVVO.


I thank my many clients, co-counsel and opposing counsel over many years who have helped me achieve this superb rating.  Thank you.





Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
    35 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    35 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($250-600/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • Carl H Hoffman Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Carl Hoffman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin Michael Burke

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Kevin Burke Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Arencibia Attorneys

2534 SW 6th Street
Miami, FL, 33135-2926


FLMember in Good Standing198006/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Legal Leaders -- South Florida's Top Rated Attorney of 2013American Law Institute2013
Biographee, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in AmericaMarquis Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America1989
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1988
Biographee, Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law1987
Biographee, Who's Who in Florida's Latin CommunityWho's Who in Florida's Latin Community1986
Founders Day AwardNew York University1977
New York University ScholarNew York University1973
Regents ScholarshipState of New York1973
Biographee, Who's Who in Finance and IndustryMarquis Who's Who in Finance and IndustryN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerArencibia Attorneys2002 - Present
Special CounselKilpatrick Stockton2000 - 2001
MemberBailey Harper & Arencibia1991 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Business Network InternationalMember2004 - Present
Puerto Rican Professional Association of South FloridaMember2003 - Present
Florida BarMember1980 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
Business Network International - Dadeland ChapterPresident2007 - 2008
Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Inc.Secretary2005 - 2007
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionMember2003 - 2008
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law SectionExecutive Council Member at Large2003 - 2004
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember2003 - 2008
Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Inc.Director2002 - 2007
Florida Supreme Court, Advisory Committee for the 2001 Conference of the National Consortium of Task Forces and Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the CourtsCo-Chair2001 - 2001
Florida Bar, All Bar Conference on DiversityCo-chair2001 - 2001
Florida Bar, Council of Executive CouncilsDelegate2001 - 2001
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law SectionChair2000 - 2000
Florida Bar, Council of SectionsDelegate2000 - 2000
Florida Supreme Court, Racial and Ethnic Bias Study CommissionMember2000 - 2000
Florida Bar, Judicial Administration, Selection and Tenure CommitteeMember1999 - 2001
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law SectionCo-Founder1999 - 1999
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law SectionVice-Chair1999 - 1999
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities Law SectionMember1999 - 2008
Dade County Bar Association, Appellate Court CommitteeCo-Chair, Appellate Court Liaison Subcommittee1998 - 1998
Dade County Bar Association, Banking and Corporate Litigation Law CommitteeMember1998 - 1998
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities in the Profession CommitteeChair1996 - 1996
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities in the Profession CommitteeVice-Chair1995 - 1995
Florida Bar, Equal Opportunities in the Profession CommitteeMember1994 - 1999
Dade County Bar Association, Communications Law CommitteeMember1983 - 1984
Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember1981 - 1982
Dade County Bar AssociationMember1981 - 1988
Dade County Bar Association, Community Relations Coordinating CommitteeMember1981 - 1982
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Saenz v. PenaReversal in favor of Defendant/Appellant
Profilet v. Cambridge Financial Corp.Motions to dismiss denied/granted, in part
Paul v. Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationReversal in favor of Plaintiff/Appellant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Introduction to Construction LawBonds: The Protective Layer in the Construction Process1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
New York UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar 2001 Annual MeetingMasters Seminar on Professionalism, "Successful Lawyering in a Diverse Society"2001