Michael F. Suarez

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Michael F. Suarez practices within a broad range of matters with a focus on complex, high stakes civil litigation in State and Federal Courts. While a significant portion of his practice is dedicated to construction litigation where he typically represents general contractors and subcontractors, Michael has extensive experience in other areas as well. He has defended class action lawsuits involving multiple corporate defendants in TCPA violation and product liability matters, as well as litigated a variety of multimillion dollar commercial disputes in federal court. Additionally, Michael handles a variety of general liability matters, from catastrophic injury/wrongful death matters to negligent hiring/retention, automobile liability, fire losses, and complex contract matters. No matter the case, Michael’s philosophy is that client service is paramount. He carefully assesses and evaluates each claim to ensure the best possible resolution is achieved in a timely manner.

Michael earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from St. Thomas University. While in law school, he served as a Staff Editor for the St. Thomas Law Review and was also a member of the St. Thomas Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Michael graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In his free time, Michael enjoys sports, travel, and history.

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Credentials

Education

  • St. Thomas University, College of Law, Miami, FL (J.D., 2010)
    cum laude
    Staff Editor, St. Thomas Law Review; St. Thomas Moot; Court Board; Best Brief Award, 2008, St. Thomas Moot Court; Competition; Dean’s List Spring 2008 - Spring 2010; Book; Award, Advanced Legal Research & Writing
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL (B.A., 2005)

Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars (2014-2018)

Languages

  • Spanish
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Premises Liability: Overview, Slips, Trips & Falls," FIGA, 2017
Authorships

Publications

  • Successfully Attacking Class Certification. Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Fall, 2013
  • The Triggering of Florida's Statutory Warranty for Developers and Contractors in Construction Defect Litigation. Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Spring, 2012
Experience

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office (2010)
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  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships
  • Experience

locations

Miami

Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Miami-Dade

Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Monroe
Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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Broward
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie

Tampa

Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota
Orlando

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole
Ocala

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia
Jacksonville

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union
Pensacola

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton

Tallahassee

Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee

Mobile

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

Seattle

Seattle Office

800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104

T: 206.453.3030 F: 206.829.9046

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King | Pierce | Snohomish 

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