Michael F. Suarez



Michael F. Suarez practices within a broad range of civil litigation matters out of the firm’s Miami office on behalf of both corporate and individual clients. His areas of practice include Class Action Litigation, Commercial Disputes, Automobile and Premises Liability, Products Liability and Defamation. Mr. Suarez also practices extensively in Construction Litigation matters, where he has represented developers and contractors alike. Most recently, Mr. Suarez helped defeat class certification in a $30 million class action lawsuit following a class certification trial. The Court’s ruling is published on Westlaw.

Mr. Suarez earned his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from St. Thomas University. While in law school, he was also a Staff Editor for the St. Thomas Law Review and a member of the St. Thomas Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Mr. Suarez graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

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  • 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)


  • State of Florida, 2011

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2017)


  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

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


  • 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

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office (2010)
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Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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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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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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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 Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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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 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

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 Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 100 attorneys.


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