Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Judicial Reception & Celebration

Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Judicial Reception & Celebration

 

In partnership with

Dade County Bar Association

Cuban American Bar Association

Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association

Hispanic National Bar Association

Miami Dade Hispanic Lawyers Association

 

Host Committee:

 

Amado Alan Alvarez, Nelson Bellido, Diana Diaz, Jordan Dresnick, Jose Ferrer, Javier Lopez, Irene Oria, Janpaul Portal, Frank Quesada, John H. Ruiz, Effie D. Silva, Nexcy De La Rosa-Monroe and Nadia B. Ahmad

 

 

Award Winners
Judge Barbara Areces, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Antonio Arzola, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Gina Beovides, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Beatrice Butchko, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Marcia Caballero, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Samantha Ruiz Cohen, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Ivonne Cuesta, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Pedro Echarte, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Robin Faber, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Victoria Ferrer, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Mario P. Goderich, Former 3rd District Court of Appeal Judge
Judge Diana Gonzalez-Whyte, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Adalberto Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Judge Maria Korvick, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Peter Lopez, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Jose Rodriguez, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Mavel Ruiz, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Maria I. Sampedro-Iglesia, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Maria de Jesus Santovenia, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Chief Judge Bertila Soto, 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Judge Richard Suarez, 3rd District Court of Appeal

 

Keynote Remarks
Raoul G. Cantero, Former Florida Supreme Court Justice

Barbara Areces is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Family Division, in Florida. She was first elected to this position on August 31, 2004, defeating incumbent Judge D. Bruce Levy. Her official investiture ceremony followed on February 10, 2005. She ran unopposed and was retained in the August 24, 2010primary to a six-year...
Beatrice Butchko is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush, effective in January of 2006, and currently serves in the appellate and civil divisions.[1][2][3] She was re-elected without opposition in 2014, winning a six-year term that expires on January 4, 2021. Butchko received her...
Raoul Cantero of White & Case LLP is a former Florida Supreme Court judge with an “outstanding” presence in the appellate field, offering clients market-leading abilities in their most challenging litigation matters. Clients say: “Raoul’s greatest strengths are his ability to analyze, distill and argue complex issues in a simple, understandable way.” Chambers USA Overview...
Jordan A. Dresnick is the General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer of a national trade company. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, University of Miami School of Law and Columbia University Law School. Following graduation, Mr. Dresnick served as a Visiting Scholar of Law at Columbia Law School, focusing on antitrust law....
Judge Lopez was elected to the 11th Circuit Court in 1996, re-elected 2002 and 2009 without opposition. Presiding in both the civil and criminal divisions, Judge Lopez heard hundreds of cases, including 1st degree capital murder cases, robberies, public corruption, medical malpractice, maritime/Jones Act, personal injury, and complex commercial/business litigation. Prior to taking the bench,...
Irene Oria has over 15 years of experience in complex commercial business litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals with a focus in recent years on Financial Services, Insurance and Securities Litigation, including nationwide class and multi-district litigation. She has tried jury and non-jury cases. Ms. Oria represents domestic and international public and...
Frank C Quesada is a partner with the MSP Recovery Law Firm. Quesada focuses his practice on health care litigation and, particularly, representing MSP Recovery, a data analytics company that purchases health insurance companies’ recovery rights stemming from their improper payments. Quesada oversees 30+ attorneys in-house and over 22 nationally recognized law firms that assist...
Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney and MSP Recovery Law Firm’s founder, John H. Ruiz, is recognized as one of America’s pre-eminent trial lawyers concentrating in class action, mass tort litigation, MDL consolidated cases, medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, real estate, and aviation disasters. His successful career is distinguished by an unprecedented number of favorable results...
Judge Sanchez-Llorens received a B.A. from Wellesley College, Master in Economics from Trinity College, and J.D. from New York University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, Judge Sanchez-Llorens worked in banking for approximately nine years, five of which she was a bank officer. For over 14 years, Judge Sanchez-Llorens was an Assistant Public Defender...
Nadia B. Ahmad is an Associate Professor at Barry University School of Law. Professor Ahmad’s research explores the intersections of energy siting, the environment, and sustainable development and draws on international investment law and corporate social responsibility. She has published over 30 scholarly articles and book chapters. In 2016, she was recognized by the Orlando...
Attorney Nexcy De La Rosa-Monroe attained her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and English from Florida State University. She grew up in Miami, Florida, and after college returned to her home town to work as a Judicial Assistant for a County Court Judge. After 2 years, Attorney De La Rosa-Monroe went to law school at...
Nelson C. Bellido is the partner in charge of the Miami office of Roig Lawyers. His main areas of practice are in complex commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, insurance fraud special investigations, finance law, products liability, employment litigation and shareholder and partnership disputes. Nelson represents clients on a national and international scale in a range...
José is a problem solver. He uses litigation and arbitration as a means of achieving clients’ business goals. He does this by taking the time to learn and understand his clients’ businesses, and not just by focusing on a specific dispute. A trusted advisor to a roster of domestic and international companies, José is engaged...
Robin Faber is the nonpartisan judge of the Miami-Dade County Court Florida Group 4 in Florida. Faber is running in the general election on November 6, 2018. Education Faber received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Miami in 1978 and 1983, respectively. Career 2007-present Judge, Miami-Dade County Court 1983-1987, 1994-2006 Public Defender,...
Maria I. Sampedro-Iglesia is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She serves in the Juvenile Division and the Unified Family Court/Complex Litigation Division. Sampedro-Iglesia began serving on the court in 2009, and she was re-elected without opposition in 2014. Her current six-year term expires on January 4, 2021. Elections 2014 See...
Marcia B. Caballero is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Appellate and Family Divisions, in Florida. She was elected to this court on August 26, 2008, and she was re-elected without opposition in 2014. Her current six-year term expires on January 4, 2021. Caballero ran for re-election to the Eleventh Circuit Court. As...
Rodolfo Armando “Rudy” Ruiz II is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division, in Florida. He was appointed to the court by Governor Rick Scott in November 2014 to fill the vacancy created by Judge Beth Bloom’s appointment to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida On May 7,...
Richard J. Suarez is a judge on the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. He was appointed to the court by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004 and was retained by voters in 2006 and 2012. His current term expires on January 7, 2019. Suarez served as chief judge of the court from 2015 to 2017....
Bertila A. Soto is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Criminal Division, in Florida. She was appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2002 to replace the late Judge Steven Levine. She ran unopposed and was retained in the August 24, 2010 primary to a six-year term that ended on January 2, 2017....
Maria de Jesus Santovenia is a judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court in Florida. She was elected in 2012 and took office on January 8, 2013. Her current term expires in 2019. Santovenia received her B.A. degree from the University of Miami in 1983 and her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School...
Mavel Ruiz is a judge for the Eleventh Circuit Court in Florida. She was elected to the court in 2014 for a term beginning on January 6, 2015, and expiring on January 4, 2021. Ruiz earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1991 and her J.D. degree from the Rutgers University School of Law...
Maria Marinello Korvick is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Probate Division, in Florida. She has served on this court since 1981. Her current term expires in January of 2019. Korvick was born in Cuba on February 23, 1946. She received her B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Miami in 1969...
Adalberto Jose Jordan is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He joined the court in 2012 after an appointment by President Barack Obama. Prior to his service on the Eleventh Circuit, he was a district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of...
Adalberto Jose Jordan is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He joined the court in 2012 after an appointment by President Barack Obama. Prior to his service on the Eleventh Circuit, he was a district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of...
Mario P. Goderich was born in Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, Cuba. While still living in Cuba, his parents enrolled him in high school in Virginia. After graduating from high school, he returned to Cuba, where he attended the University of Havana School of Law. He received his Doctor of Civil Laws degree in 1957. He...
Victoria Ferrer is a judge for the Miami-Dade County Court in Miami-Dade County, Florida. She was elected to the court in 2014 for a term beginning on January 6, 2015, and expiring on January 4, 2021. Ferrer received her B.A. from the Florida International University in 1998 and her J.D. degree from the St. Thomas...
Pedro P. Echarte, Jr. is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Family Division, in Florida. He was appointed by former Governor Lawton Chiles in 1998. His current term expires in January of 2019. Echarte was born in Cuba on October 21, 1952. He received his B.A. degree from Florida State University in 1975...
Ivonne Cuesta is the nonpartisan judge of the Miami-Dade County Court Florida Group 27 in Florida. Cuesta is running in the general election on November 6, 2018. At the time of her appointment to the circuit court, Cuesta was a county court judge for Miami-Dade County. She was first elected to that position in 2012....
Gina Beovides is the nonpartisan judge of the Miami-Dade County Court Florida Group 39 in Florida. Beovides is running in the general election on November 6, 2018. Beovides received both her bachelor’s degree and J.D. from the University of Miami. Prior to her judicial appointment, Beovides was a senior staff attorney at Dade Legal Aid...
Antonio Arzola is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Civil Division, in Florida. He was appointed to the court by former Governor Charlie Crist on September 22, 2009 to replace former Judge Thomas “Tam” Wilson. He was formally sworn in on December 4, 2009. He was elected in 2012 and his current term...
Global business attorney leading the Prepared Foods Business Unit Legal Team at Tyson Foods, the largest food company in the United States. Collaborating with Global Corporate Services and Global Litigation and Investigations, finding responsive solutions, and navigating a course for the future. Lead and develop team of lawyers and paralegals in the Business Unit. Manage...
Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, FL (Miami, FL) THE HONORABLE JOSE M. RODRIGUEZ was appointed to the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Florida by Governor Jeb Bush in the year 2000. Judge Rodriguez was previously a County Judge in the same Circuit appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1994. Judge Rodriguez has served...
Janpaul Portal focuses his practice on the representation of injured victims and consumers in catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, environmental toxic torts, defective drugs, and product liability cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Prior to joining The Ferraro Law Firm, Mr. Portal dedicated his practice to the representation of...
Javier Lopez is a partner in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton and focuses his expertise in complex litigation. Javier has particular expertise in advising and representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. He has represented many high-profile internationals individuals in entertainment contract dispute, commercial transactions, and intellectual property matters. Javier has...
Judge Samantha Ruiz-Cohen is a judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. She was elected to this court on August 24, 2010, and was officially sworn in to office in C2011#February 2011. She was re-elected to a new six-year term in 2016. Ruiz-Cohen was born in New York City, but raised in Miami....
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