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Catherine Magdalena Rodriguez

Child custody Attorney at Miami Beach, FL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Filler Rodriguez, LLP

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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Catherine

Learn Catherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    40%
    Helping families with child custody issues.

    24 years, 200 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Helping spouses with their divorce isseus.

    24 years, 200 cases

  3. Contracts and agreements
    20%
    litigating, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and other business agreements as well as postnuptial agreements and other business agreements

    34 years, 200 cases

MIAMI FLORIDA BOARD CERTIFIED DIVORCE & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY HAS OVER 30 YEARS OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE.

Catherine Rodriguez, Board Certified Miami Divorce Attorney and Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Partner to the firm, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Ms. Rodriguez graduated cum laude from Tufts University (1988), Medford, Massachusetts, and obtained her law degree from the University of Florida (1991). Ms. Rodriguez is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District and the Middle District of Florida. Ms. Rodriguez acquired extensive trial experience in the seven years she served as an Assistant State Attorney and as a Broward County Assistant County Attorney. Ms. Rodriguez has handled a wide range of disputes including but not limited to: divorce, separation agreements, alimony, child support, child custody, relocation, modification of judgments, modification of child support, modification of alimony, marital settlement agreements, pre-nuptial agreements and domestic and international child abduction pursuant to the Hague convention. She has had success in reuniting families when one of the parents has abducted the child from a foreign country.

Ms. Rodriguez’ vast experience, has given her an advantage in representing spouses who hold significant business interests as assets. Her numerous years of experience and her background enable her to assess each dispute with a unique and global perspective providing a solid base to vigorously represent her clients to the best of her ability.

 

Education

University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
Universidad Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

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Location

Catherine Magdalena Rodriguez
1688 Meridian Ave Ste 900
Miami Beach, FL, 33139-2712

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Posted by Arthur | October 20, 2013
The ideal advocat
Ms Rodriguez represented me in a very difficult and stressful case regarding the unlawful retention of my minor child in a foreign country. My wife, who was the offending party, was well funded and threw as much legal power as she could at me to defend her actions, both in the U.S. and in Brazil, which turns out to be a particularly difficult country to deal with in cases of child custody. Catherine also filed my grievance under the Hague Convention, and worked with the U.S. Dept. of State to put pressure on the Brazilian government to respond to my appeal. The case was successfully resolved, and I would recommend her without the slightest reservation. I can say that she worked tirelessly on behalf of myself and the welfare of my child, she studied every possible approach to the problem, and was relentless as a bulldog in trying to achieve justice, without resorting to the legal chicanery that was at times employed by the opposing attorneys. I owe her a great deal. I certainly don't wish this kind of a problem on anyone else, but if they have it, they should go to Catherine for help.
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Posted by Robert C. | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I wish there was a "Above & Beyond Excellent Star" to rate her!
" Trustworthy, knowledgeable, professional, understanding, results driven and kind. I am very grateful with Catherine Rodriguez, She is personable and you can tell her really cares about you, She works very diligently to get results. I really appreciate the fact that She treats you as a person and not like a "case" to handle. She goes the extra mile in order to help and she handles everything with utmost care and professionalism. I have a different point of view in regards to lawyers after meeting her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results, results, results
Everything I read online prepared me for a long, grueling year (or more) spent fighting in family court. I wasnt sure I could wait that long. However, within thirty days of my first meeting Ms. Rodriguez, she was able to get my case heard by a judge, who agreed with Ms. Rodriguez's motion 100%. Within thirty days we had a result. Anyone hiring a family attorney is likely facing some kind of crisis. Ms. Rodriguez is exactly the attorney you want at your side. I could not recommend her more strongly. She is the attorney you need.
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Posted by Niurka Carmassi | November 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Even in special case like mine,truly difficult.With her knowledge and skills she led me through, fighting for my rights like a warrior. She was the best choice i could ever make.Always keep me informed and on truck.I would highly recommend Miss Rodriguez for tenacious dedication to her customers.I am truly thankful.
Posted by Brenda | September 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody case
Ms. Rodriguez was very professional, with plenty of experience in her field. She took on a very difficult case that many lawyers avoided, not wanting to get involved, because it involved a party in another state. Ms. Rodriguez knew exactly how to approach my situation from the very beginning. She was successful in maintaining custody of my child, thanks to her efforts. I am truly grateful for her ability to save my famiky. I highly recommend her to others.
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Posted by Deepak | December 2, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Florida Top Trial Lawyer
As a client, especially being through the judicial system's litigation process in the past, I knew the type of lawyer I was looking for. Mrs. Rodriguez was referred to me by another well respected trial lawyer who said that her determination to address the clients' needs and best position her clients to realistically prevail in the court was unmatched. Simply stated, when one isn’t well and needs medical attention, you seek the best medical provider. Similarly, when one needs the best legal help, one gets the best lawyer possible. Mrs. Rodriguez proved this analogy on multiple occasions. Mrs. Rodriguez determination to prosecute the matter in the court was razor blade sharp even during the most devastating defenses presented before her and she never once gave up the prosecutorial fight whether it was a defense that was presented or it was a Judge’s unreasonable tact. She fought our case as if our life depended on it. The special part about Mrs. Rodriguez’s style was the ability to understand her client, and then her ability to convey that position to a Judge in an understanding format to best position the case. Thanks to her very hard work and perseverance we were successful in winning our case. Mrs. Rodriguez was God sent and we are truly blessed to have her presence both as a professional and as a person that we were able to relate to. Anyone who is serious about being in the best position to win their case and truly looking for the optimum trial solution for their needs should do themselves a favor in advance and get the best of the best-Mrs. Rodriguez!!
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Posted by Bryant | November 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
I have known Catherine Rodriguez for about 10 years and have seen the quality of her work up close and personal. She is the consummate professional and is highly respected by her peers. She will fight for you and your rights, and she knows how to do it. Highly recommend.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Filler Rodriguez LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Levey, Filler, Rodriguez, Kelso & DeBianchi, LLP
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Of Counsel
  • Levey, Airan, Shevin, Roen, Kelso, Corona & Herrera LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Conrad Scherer LLP
  • 1998 - 2005
  • Broward County Attorney's Office
  • Broward County
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorneys Office
  • 1991 - 1993
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Tufts University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA),
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce
  • Judgment for my client
  • Wrongful Retaliation Case
  • Verdict for the Plaintiff

Associations

  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I give Catherine Rodriguez my unqualified and highest endorsement. I have worked with Catherine on a wide variety of cases, including complex commercial, international child abduction, post-judgment modifications, initial divorce and high value asset dissolution cases. Catherine is not only a brilliant strategist, she is a great attorney. Catherine manages to zealously advocate for her clients while establishing professional, courteous relations with her opponents so that she can resolve cases to her clients' advantage if possible while always prepared to see cases through to well orchestrated trials."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer for her expertise in Family law and civil litigation. She is extremely qualified, in particular with internation Hague issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Catherine for a decade. She and I have worked on multiple cases together, including personal injury, unpaid wages and sexual harassment, to name a few. I am very familiar with her family law practice as well. Overall, you could not hope for anything more in an advocate than you will find in Catherine. She is bright, knowledgeable, detail oriented and has amazing litigation skills. We succeeded in all of our endeavors for our clients, in great part due to Catherine's skills as a litigator. She leaves no stone unturned and misses no details. At the same time as being tenacious for her client, she is understanding and empathetic, especially in family law matters. Hire Catherine and breathe easy, knowing you have the best."

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Miami Beach Child custody Lawyer Catherine Magdalena Rodriguez
Catherine Magdalena Rodriguez
Child custody Attorney
Miami Beach, FL
Licensed for 32 years
Virtual consultation available