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Rafael Enrique Millares

Personal injury Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Rafael Millares, Millares Law

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rafael

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I am truly blessed in this life since I love what I do.


I love being a trial attorney and It is my passion to fight for my client's rights in court. 


I am not afraid of going to trial and that sets me apart from many other lawyers who have little to no experience in the courtroom.  Insurance companies know which lawyers will accept the first low-ball settlement offer they make and which ones are not afraid of taking the case all the way.  


Insurance companies know that they stand to lose a great deal by going to trial.  A true trial attorney will maximize the value of a case and not settle for the first offer that comes along. 


That is what I aim to do for every one of my clients. 



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Millares Law Firm P.A. Main Office
1550 Madruga Avenue
Suite 150
Coral Gables, FL, 33146

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Posted by Jo | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will recommend to anyone
Has been an unbelievable help to me! Extremely efficient and completely trustworthy. I wouldn't hesitate to contact him again if the need should ever arise.
Posted by Texas Driver | July 21, 2015
Speeding Ticket client - Texas resident, Florida citation
I live in Texas and received a speeding ticket while returning from Spring Break in Florida - doing 110 in a 70 mph zone, which makes things a lot worse in terms of fines and points since the speed was more than 35 mph higher than the speed limit. My fault and everything, road was very clear and I wasn't paying attention to the speedometer, and the device used was a laser gun. Also when stopped I had my old insurance papers (had just renewed it, but I forgot to print the new ones) so that was another ticket. I hired Estrella ticket defense since it would have been very difficult to fly or drive to Florida to attend the court date. They took care of everything for me and got the speeding ticket ruling to be "withheld adjudication", with no points or fines, paying only court fees; and for the insurance one they presented the proof of insurance and had the ticket dropped. The judge wanted me to pay court fees for the insurance citation, but they had the court fees dropped as well after filing a motion since I could prove I had valid insurance at the time of the citation, just didn't have the paperwork on me. Overall I am very pleased with how they represented me in this matter and how they kept me informed. Their cost was high but this is due to the ticket nature, and were half that of another well reviewed firm on Avvo. Overall very pleased - hopefully i won't need them again, but if I do I, will definitely use them again.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2013
I got a traffic ticket for something I felt was not my fault, and I lived out of the state it occurred in so I was not able to appear to represent myself. Rafael Millares' law firm took care of it for less than the cost of the ticket. So I'm pleased.
Posted by Jose | May 23, 2013
Criminal Defense Lawyer
I routinely have the opportunity to work with Mr. Millares. I find him to be an excellent lawyer who takes into account the needs of his clients. He is well versed in the law and understands the nuances of the cases he handles. I strongly recommend him for anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2013
Amazing Lawyer
Great lawyer helped me with my tickets. Any questions I had were answered efficiently. Very Professional!
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2013
The best attorney in the State of Florida
Great attorney. Best service in town, Rafael Millares treats his clients with extreme profesionalism and handles his cases with an admirable disposition.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Estrella Ticket defense worked great for me
Needed an attorney to deal with my traffic tickets, he was recommended by a friend and Im very happy with the results
Posted by Rebecca | August 8, 2012
Amazing service and outcome!
Always responds quickly and offers amazing service. Would definitely use Rafael again for any of my traffic related issues!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & Managing Shareholder
  • Millares Law Firm P.A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Co-Founder & Managing Shareholder
  • Estrella Ticket Defense Law Firm P.A.
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney & Executive
  • Private Practice
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Miami Dade County State Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Miami Dade County State Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Legal Intern
  • Honorable Chief District Judge Federico A. Moreno
  • 1999 - 1999
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2004
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Client v. Baru Nightclub
  • $250,000 Settlement for our Client
  • Jimenez Vs. Yellow Cab
  • Victory!-Jury Verdict For Our Client
  • Auto Accident Client
  • Negotiated Settlement For Policy Limits
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  • Florida Department of Revenue
  • Certification of Value Adjustment Board Training & Exam
  • 2016 - Present
  • State of Florida
  • Notary Public
  • 2015 - Present
  • Order Of Malta
  • Knight
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Monica Burguera Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar Foundation
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Previous Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Previous Member
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Premier 100
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute Of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys In Florida
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Florida's Legal Elite (Up & Comer)
  • Florida Trend's Magazine
  • 2013
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Metropolitan Who's Who
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Moot Court Negotiation Competition
  • Judge
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (45)
Endorse Rafael
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rafael Enrique Millares aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. I highly recommend him."
Wrongful death Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rafael Enrique Millares is knowledgeable and astute. He has a broad range of experience and knows his stuff. I would refer any and all individuals to him."
Car accident Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Millares for all of his practice areas. I recently worked with him on a case, and it was a great experience. He was quick to respond to me and provided me with what I needed for my end of the case immediately. He's very honest and trustworthy, and was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely work with him again, and would hire him if I needed an attorney in South Florida."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rafael is an established attorney who is highly regarded as an expert in his field. I most certainly would recommend retaining his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rafael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rafael is a highly regarded and professional attorney. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I recommend Ralph. He is passionate about what he does and the people he represents. Above all, he is exceptionally qualified and delivers swift results."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rafael's reputation preceeds him. I consider him when my own family has traffic/ticket issues."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Rafael for many years on both a personal and professional level. He is the go-to guy when it comes to traffic criminal issues in Miami-Dade County. I also consider him a great friend and person and look forward to working with him for years to come."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It is always a pleasure to work with Mr. Millares. He is a lawyer that knows his craft and takes great pride in his work."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rafael is a great guy and provides outstanding results for his clients (a list that includes me, by the way). I cannot speak highly enough of his great work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rafael is a hard working lawyer who really listens to his clients. He puts their needs first and crafts unique solutions for their problems."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This the best lawyer in the practice of speeding and traffic ticket law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Millares is professional, smart and dedicated to his clients. I worked against him when he was a State Attorney and he represented the State of Florida with extreme professionalism and vigor. I can vouch for the fact that he is a dedicate lawyer and will treat his clients with respect and honesty while delivering xcellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rafael is an exceptional attorney who always goes the extra mile for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Millares and I worked on several matters together. He was always prepared, competent and effective. Any client relying on his counsel is in excellent hands."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. As an attorney I greatly admire Mr. Millares's work ethic and knowledge of the practice. He is both an efficient and effective attorney."
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Coral Gables Personal injury Lawyer Rafael Enrique Millares
Rafael Enrique Millares
Personal injury Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 22 years
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