Martin P. Blaya

Associate

overview

Martin Blaya practices in the areas of first and third party defense, business and contract disputes, real estate litigation and commercial/residential eviction actions. Prior to joining Kubicki Draper, Martin was an associate at a mid-sized Florida insurance defense firm and managing partner of a boutique law firm in Miami. Martin has served on the Florida Bar Committee on Professionalism and has been voted to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite by his peers, an honor earned by fewer than 1.3% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida.

Martin was born in Santiago, Chile and moved to Miami, Florida as an adolescent; he is fluent in English and Spanish. Martin obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management at Florida International University. He then attended the University of Miami where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2006 and his Masters in Business Administration in 2007. Martin was a recipient of the Emery Means Findley, Jr. Graduate Fellowship and a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellowship Program. During his time at the University of Miami, Martin was elected Senator of the Student Bar Association, acted as an ambassador for the Student Recruiting Program and was a student mentor for incoming students.

Martin focuses on efficiently and effectively defending his clients’ interests and believes in building a close relationship with the individuals and companies he represents. When he’s not zealously representing his clients, Martin relishes spending time with his family, delights in testing out novel recipes in the kitchen and enjoys everything South Florida has to offer.                                                  

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • University of Miami (J.D., 2006)
  • University of Miami (M.B.A., 2007)
    Honors: Emery Means Findley, Jr. Graduate Fellowship; Presidential Management Fellowship Program, Finalist
  • Florida International University (B.S., 2002)

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Florida, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Legal Elite (2011)

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials

locations

Miami

Miami Office

9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

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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