I began my career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office, where I provided legal representation to those accused of committing criminal offenses ranging from juvenile offenses and misdemeanors to serious felony crimes. While working at the Public Defender’s Office, I handled hundreds of criminal matters and tried over 25 cases to verdict. Most notably, at the end of my tenure as an Assistant Public Defender, I successfully argued a motion to suppress physical evidence, several pounds of marijuana, and years later that decision was upheld by the United States Supreme Court.
Since leaving the Public Defender’s Office, I have gained a tremendous amount of civil litigation experience, both defending and prosecuting personal injury claims. In 2008, I helped litigate an asbestos exposure trial in which the client was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly type of cancer. That trial resulted in a $24,170,000 verdict for the Plaintiff. I also represented major cruise lines in federal personal injury cases. Since then, I have been zealously representing the injured in personal injury matters and the accused in criminal matters, obtaining favorable results for my clients for many years.
A South Florida native, I obtained myundergraduate degree at the University of Florida and graduated from University of Miami School of Law, cum laude. I am admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida. I am an active member of the Florida Bar, the Palm Beach County Justice Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.