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Rafael Enrique Millares

About me

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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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Social Security: 25%
  4. Car Accident: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Elizabeth E. Bourdon

    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.

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    Elizabeth Bourdon Violent crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Matthew Evan Kaplan

    Rafael is an established attorney who is highly regarded as an expert in his field. I most certainly would recommend retaining his services.

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    Matthew Kaplan Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Millares Law Firm P.A. Main Office

6401 SW 87th Avenue
Suite 100
Miami, FL, 33173

Satellite Consult Location 1

1207 South Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL, 33146

Satellite Consult Location 3

4100 Salzedo Street
Suite 19
Coral Gables, FL, 33146

Satellite Consult Location 4

2264 SW 22nd St. (Coral Way)
Miami, FL, 33145

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Premier 100American Academy of Trial Lawyers2015
10 Best - Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute Of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 100 DUI Attorneys In FloridaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Florida's Legal Elite (Up & Comer)Florida Trend's Magazine2013
Outstanding AchievementMetropolitan Who's Who2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder & Managing ShareholderMillares Law Firm P.A.2015 - Present
Co-Founder & Managing ShareholderEstrella Ticket Defense Law Firm P.A.2011 - 2015
Attorney & ExecutivePrivate Practice2004 - 2010
Assistant State AttorneyMiami Dade County State Attorney's Office2001 - 2004
Legal InternMiami Dade County State Attorney's Office2000 - 2000
Legal InternHonorable Chief District Judge Federico A. Moreno1999 - 1999
Legal InternSt. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office1999 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Florida Bar FoundationLifetime Member2002 - Present
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeChairman2015 - 2016
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeVice Chair2014 - 2015
American Bar AssociationPrevious Member2011 - 2012
American Bar AssociationPrevious Member2001 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Client vs. State FarmNegotiated a settlement for policy limits!
Jimenez Vs. Yellow CabVictory!-Jury Verdict For Our Client
Auto Accident ClientNegotiated Settlement For Policy Limits
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawReal Property DevelopmentLL.M - Master of Laws2004
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
College of the Holy CrossEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethical Governance Day 2014Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics2014
Moot Court Negotiation CompetitionJudge2011