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I am  an attorney licensed in the State of Florida.  I have been an attorney for two decades and graduated with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law where I was a member of the International Moot Court Team and a Judge in the Honor Council.  I was an Associate Editor of the St. Thomas Law Review and an active member of the Hispanic American Law Society (HALS).  I received the Book Award for best student in a subject in Constitutional Law, International Law, Comparative Law and Torts.  I was included in the Dean's List for the semesters of Fall 1990, Spring 1991, Spring 1992, Fall 1992 and Spring 1993. I graduated in the top 5% of my class.


I was born in Havana, Cuba, but I have lived in the South Florida area for the last 33 years; I am married and have four children.  I am a lifetime member of the Humane Society of the United States and a recipient of the 1989 Golden Paw Award.  I am an avid reader and a weekend golfer.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    18 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    18 years



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Contact info

Gallardo Law Firm

8490 SW 8th St
Miami, FL, 33144


FLMember in Good Standing199306/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award-Comparative LawWest Publishing1992
American Jurisprudence Award-International LawWest Publishing1991
Dean's ListSt. Thomas University School of Law1991
American Jurisprudence Award-TortsWest Publishing1990
American Jurisprudence Award-Constitutional LawWest Publishing1990
Golden Paw AwardHumane Society of the United States1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyGallardo Law Firm2014 - Present
ShareholderPrada & Novo, P.A.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyCorona Law Firm2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyPaul Schrier, P.A.2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThe Aelion Firm, PLC2007 - 2009
Government Operations ConsultantDepartment Of Children & Families2002 - 2007
ShareholderLaw Office of Jesus Novo III, Esq.1993 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
BNIAffiliate Member2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
Florida BarMember1993 - Present
Phi Delta PhiMember1991 - Present
Humane Society of the U.S.Lifetime Member1989 - Present
Christian Hill Inner City Golf Clinicsponsor1998 - 2001
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2001
Hispanic American Law SocietyMember1991 - 1993
St. Thomas University School Law Honor CouncilJudge1991 - 1993
St. Thomas University International Law SocietyMember1991 - 1993
St. Michael's Refugee FundFormer President1983 - 1986
Ronald McDonald HouseMember1983 - 1986
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The Doe's vs. Confidentialsix figure settlement
State of Florida vs. Jardiel Azcue, 432065XNot Guilty Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
HeliumAssessing the Future of Cuba2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1993
Florida International UniversityPolitical Science, minor in Soviet StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Temas Medico-legalesImmigration Law2013
En CorteImmigration Law2012
En CorteCriminal Law2011