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Miguel Amador

Miguel Amador

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Miguel A. Amador has represented insurance companies, large corporations, small business and individuals in civil and criminal cases from inception through trial throughout his career. He began his practice of the law at the Miami Dade Office of the Public Defender gaining tremendous courtroom and trial experience in defending his clients effectively and professionally.

After several years defending clients against criminal prosecution, Mr. Amador transitioned to the civil arena obtaining a position with a prominent statewide civil defense firm representing major corporations and insured parties in the areas of wrongful death, negligent security, premises liability, auto and trucking accidents as well as DRAM shop actions. As Division Leader he supervised associate attorneys, paralegals and support staff in the defense of his clients. He has also handled cases involved in mass tort/complex litigation.

Mr. Amador attended Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts. He was on the Dean’s List and was a member of the National Hispanic Honor Society. After graduation, Mr. Amador was represented by an art gallery in Florida and worked as a professional artist for several years. Mr. Amador attended St. Thomas University School of Law where he received numerous accolades and honors including the Book Award (top student) in Family Law and Corporations. He won Best Brief in the St. Thomas University Moot Court Intramural Competition and was on the Dean’s List. He was an intern to the Honorable Julio Jimenez of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Criminal Division, a research assistant to Professor Beverly Horsburgh and an Active Learning Instructor, tutoring law students in the areas of United States Constitutional Law and Criminal Law. Mr. Amador was elected to the executive board of the St. Thomas University Moot Court Honor Society, and was a member of the St. Thomas Mock Trial Team, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International and The Honorable Peter T. Fay Inns of Court.

Mr. Amador was selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017. This recognition is a reflection of the excellence he brings to his practice and the quality of work provided to clients. The honor of receiving this selection is limited to no more than 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Florida. He was also recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association for his dedication to the practice of law in the category of Top 40 under 40 in 2016.

Mr. Amador is licensed to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia Bar and the United States District Court Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the Florida Justice Association as an Eagle member, the American Bar Association, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Dade County Bar Association, and The Cuban American Bar Association. He served as a Young Lawyer Director on the Board of Directors for the Miami chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a committee member in the Torts & Insurance Practice Section and Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association.

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Catastrophic Injury, Wrongful Death, Negligence, Premises Liability, Products Liability

Admitted: Florida, 2007; District of Columbia, 2009; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2010; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2016; United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2016.

Law School: St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. 2006

College: Florida State University, B.S. 2000

 

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