The lawyers at Perez & Rodriguez, P.A., have a combined over 80 years of experience in trying cases with over 215 jury and non-jury trials.
Eighty- five percent ( 85%) of all cases filed do not go to trial- they settle or are dismissed. However, failing to prepare for the possibility that your case may go to trial is a common mistake. At P&R, we handle all matters with the goal that the case be resolved to our clients’ satisfaction, yet with the understanding that it may very well have to be tried. Simply stated, at P&R we try cases. We are not intimidated by the uncertainties of a trial. Our lawyers prepare from Day One as if the case you have hired us on will be tried.
What does this mean to you? It means we begin by identifying the key issues in the case. The attorneys at our firm identify what facts we will need, what arguments to anticipate from the other side and then focus on those key points throughout. We do not believe in just “pushing paper” in an endless cycle of needless motions that serve only to drive up the client’s litigation costs, but fail to bring the case closer to resolution.
Luis N. Perez has been defending personal injury cases throughout his career, with over 95 trials. These cases run the gamut from wrongful death to soft tissue. Recently, Mr. Perez tried 5 jury cases in a span of 10 months; a trucking accident in Monroe County, a trip and fall in an apartment building in Miami, a slip and fall in a gas station, a products liability case involving a press machine, and a PIP dispute. Mr. Perez is also a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates).
Javier Rodriguez has tried over 80 cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury and commercial litigation matters, and he is a member of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates). Recently, Mr. Rodriguez tried a commercial case to a jury in Federal Court that involved allegations of fraud, and represented Caterpillar Logistics in a two weeks jury trial in an employment case.
Johanna Castellon-Vega joined P&R from the Criminal court system, having begun her career as a Public Defender in Miami. She has tried 13 criminal cases and 2 civil cases.
Mrs. Castellon-Vega was a member of the Stetson Law School Trial Competition Team, a nationally ranked trial competition team and won the 2007 Chester Bedell Mock Trial Competition in Florida.
Cristina Diaz-Padron Cristina Diaz-Padron has tried many non-jury (bench) and jury cases involving premises liability, personal injury, and contractual issues throughout South Florida since the beginning of her career. These trials have included slip/trip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, property damages, workmanship issues, and insurance contract disputes.