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Firm News 2013

New West Palm Beach Location

DLD Lawyers is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in West Palm Beach, Florida. The office is located at 1655 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite C-402, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401.

December 11, 2013

DLD Lawyers Partners Again Selected to Best Lawyers

Pete DeMahy, Frank Labrador, Kenneth Drake, and Gregory Victor have once again been selected to Best Lawyers for the 2014 calendar year. This marks the second year in a row that all four have been selected by their peers to be included among the nation’s top lawyers.

November 21, 2013

DLD Lawyers Sponsors 2013 DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar

As part of our commitment to stay at the forefront of new developments in asbestos litigation, DLD Lawyers will be sponsoring the Defense Research Institute’s (“DRI”) 2013 Asbestos Medicine Seminar being held in New Orleans from November 7 through November 8.

DRI is a top organization comprised of defense attorneys from all over the world.

November 5, 2013

DLD Lawyers Welcomes Courtney Walter, Associate

DLD Lawyers is pleased to announce that Courtney Walter has joined our team as an associate.

Courtney Walter is a recent FIU College of Law graduate, magna cum laude. Ms. Walter was valedictorian of her class, editor-in-chief of the FIU Law Review and member of the Board of Advocates Moot Court Team. Ms. Walter also received six Book Awards while attending FIU.

October 30, 2013

DLD Lawyers, Padrino Sponsor of CABA Art in the Tropics 2013

DLD Lawyers is again sponsoring the Cuban American Bar Association’s Art in the Tropics. This year’s event will take place this Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 7 PM in The Freedom Tower at Miami-Dade College. As with every Art in the Tropics, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to CABA’s nationally-recognized Pro Bono Project, which was created to assist indigent members of the Miami-Dade community to obtain free legal counsel.

October 15, 2013

Amalia Gonzalez, Courtney Walter Recognized by FIU College of Law

Amalia Gonzalez and Courtney Walter began working with DLD Lawyers during their last year with FIU College of Law. Upon passing the Bar, each was offered a full time associate position with the firm.

Daniel Cartwright, third year law student with FIU College of Law and summer associate with DLD Lawyers, was also recognized by the college.

DLD Lawyers is a strong supporter of FIU College of Law, which was ranked among the top 10 law schools for Hispanics by Hispanic Business and regarded as one of the nation’s most welcoming schools for diverse students by The Princeton Review.

September 30, 2013

Patrick Gonyea to Speak at NAMWOLF 2013 Annual Meeting

Patrick Gonyea will be lecturing at this year’s Annual Meeting commencing on September 22, 2013. Mr. Gonyea and co-presenters, Beth Boggs of Boggs with Avellino, Lach & Boggs, LLC, Marcos Mendoza with Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund and Gene Hou with American Family Insurance Group, will speak on the hot topic of firearm legislation and its effects for employers, employees businesses and the insurance industry. Also attending the Annual Meeting for the firm will be Pete DeMahy, Frank Labrador and Greg Victor.

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) is a non-profit trade association comprised of minority and women-owned law firms rated AV Preeminent with Martindale Hubbell and other interested parties throughout the United States. NAMWOLF aims to promote diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among preeminent minority and women-owned law firms and private and public entities.

September 3, 2013

Donell Hicks Earns Board Certification in Construction Law

DLD Lawyers is proud to announce that Donell Hicks has earned the distinguished honor of board certification in construction law by the Florida Bar. Construction lawyers help resolve issues related to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects.

Board certification recognizes an attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiencies in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. This certification is the Bar’s highest level of evaluation of a lawyer’s competence and experience in a particular area of practice. Only attorneys who have earned The Florida Bar Board Certification are allowed to describe themselves as experts or specialists in a specific field of practice. Mr. Hicks is part of a select group composed of only 6% of Florida Bar members to obtain board certification.

Mr. Hicks earned a bachelor of arts degree in government from Cornell University in 1997, and obtained his juris doctor degree from The George Washington University, in 2000. He is a member of The Maryland State Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Florida Bar. Mr. Hicks’ areas of focus include construction litigation, architectural and engineering malpractice, professional liability, insurance coverage/property & casualty, general & products liability, personal injury, directors & officers, and commercial litigation.

August 1, 2013

DLD Lawyers Sponsors NBA 88th Annual Convention

DLD Lawyers is a sponsor of the 88th Annual Convention hosted by National Bar Association at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida. The NBA will provide its guests with seminars, showcases and other programs focusing on diversity in the legal profession. Join our attorneys, Frank Labrador, Gregory Victor, Donell Hicks and Cary Woods at the convention on July 27 through August 1, 2013.

The National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges in the United States.

May 14, 2013

DLD Lawyers Supports ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference

Each year, the firm sponsors the American Bar Association’s Fall and Spring National Legal Malpractice Conferences. The ABA hosts the conferences so that lawyers from all over the nation can come together and participate in different panels to discuss current topics in legal malpractice. Come join us this year at the ABA’s Spring National Legal Malpractice Conference on April 24 through 26, 2013. Our attendees will include Pete DeMahy, Ken Drake, James Shaw and Victor Ruiz.

March 29, 2013

DLD Lawyers Sponsors MCCA GCI Diversity Leadership Summit

DLD Lawyers sponsors the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s (MCCA) 10th Annual General Counsel Invitational Diversity Leadership Summit at the Doral Golf Resort Spa in Miami. Join DLD attorneys, Gregory Victor, James Shaw, Victor Ruiz and Donell Hicks, for the Lawyer’s Cup Challenge on April 18, 2013 and help the MCCA reach its goal of raising funds for the Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program. Through this program the MCCA distributes over $160,000 in scholarships annually to outstanding students to pursue careers in law.

February 20, 2013

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