J. Alfredo Armas

About the Speaker

Mr. Armas is one of the state’s premier trial lawyers. He has tried cases throughout Florida in both state and federal courts. Mr. Armas has been a trial lawyer for over 30 years, and has obtained multi-million dollar settlements and judgments in professional negligence, complex commercial, and insurance litigation cases. Mr. Armas has been privileged at the Dade County Bar Association Super Stars in Trial seminar.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • All Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Construction and real property disputes
  • A/E errors and omissions
  • Bid and procurement issues
  • Banking and insurance litigation
  • Executive compensation and executive employment issues
  • Professional negligence

EXPERIENCE

  • National Firm 1983-1984
  • Munilla & Armas 1984-1991
  • Armas & Borron 1991-1993
  • Alvarez, Armas & Borron, P.A. 1993-2011
  • Armas & Borron, P.A. 2011 to 2013
  • Armas Bertran Pieri 2013 to present

EDUCATION

  • University of Miami, B.A. 1979
  • University of Miami, J.D. 1982

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English
  • Spanish

DISTINCTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • Admitted to The Florida Bar 1983
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 1986
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 1987
  • Admitted to 11th Circuit Court of Appeal 1998
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • In the following cases, we successfully prosecuted appeals from substantial adverse judgments and reversed the judgments with instructions to enter final judgment in favor of our client. This is significant since the reversal rate of final judgments in this district hovers around 2%, and not only were adverse judgments reversed, but judgments were entered in favor of our clients:
  • Caronte Enterprises, Inc. v. Berlin, 668 So.2d 233 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1996;
  • Martinez v. Saez, 650 So.2d 668 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1995;
  • Pomares v. J. Krantz Enterprises, Inc., 711 So.2d 615 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1998;
  • CIMA Capital Partners, LLC, vs. PH Cellular, Inc.69 So. 3d 293 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2010;

REPORTED CASES

  • Munilla v. Espinosa, 533 So. 2d 895- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1988
  • Suchman v. National Hauling, Inc., 549 So.2d 200 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1989
  • Butcher v. Miami Elevator Co., 15 Fla. L. Weekly D 2520- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1990
  • Southeast Bank, N.A. vs. Grefs Construction & Roofing Corporation, 564 So.2d 199 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1990
  • Cruz v. Angelides, 574 So.2d 278 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1991
  • Gimenez v. Barry, 572 So.2d 35 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1991
  • Villar v. Pereiras, 588 So. 2d 678- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1991
  • Diaz v. Bravo, 603 So.2d 106 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1992
  • Huerta v. T & J Corporation, 611 So. 2d 525- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1993
  • Lopez v. Choos-Lopez, 646 So. 2d 203- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1994
  • Martinez v. Peoples Gas System, Inc., 634 So.2d 195 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1994
  • Davis v. Jordan, 651 So. 2d 686 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1995
  • James v. James, 648 So.2d 287 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1995
  • Martin-Hidalgo v. Chade- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1995, 1995 Fla. App. LEXIS 6566
  • Martinez v. Saez, 650 So.2d 668 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1995
  • South Medical Services, Inc. v. State, Agency for Health Care Administration, 653 So.2d 440 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1995
  • Caronte Enterprises, Inc. v. Berlin, 668 So.2d 233 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1996
  • Margules v. Delgado, 680 So. 2d 433- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1996
  • Technology Construction Corporation v. Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, 681 So. 2d 1152- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1996
  • West Miami Properties, Inc. v. Venguer, Inc., 683 So.2d 171 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1996
  • Ceramicas Diago, S.A. v. Italian Tile & Marble Dist., 690 So. 2d 597- Florida Appellate Court, 4th District, 1997
  • GHV Enters. v. Cervera, 692 So. 2d 900- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1997
  • Ruiz v. Spanish Radio Network, 691 So. 2d 553- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District,1997
  • Pomares v. J. Krantz Enterprises, Inc., 711 So.2d 615 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1998
  • Banco Latino Internacional v. Padial, 729 So.2d 483 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1999
  • Betancourt v. Villar-Pinero, 748 So.2d 1058 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1999
  • CAMI Inv., Inc. v. Winn Dixie Stores, Inc, 730 So. 2d 851- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1999
  • Loch Ness Homeowners Association v. Pelaez, 730 So. 2d 380- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1999
  • Shoma Development Corp v. Rodriguez, 730 So.2d 838 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 1999
  • Murry v. Zynx Marketing Communications, Inc., 774 So.2d 714 – Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2000
  • Barker v. Presman, 826 So.2d 1032- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2001
  • MacDonald v. R.A. Investments Limited, 830 So.2d 916 – Florida Appellate Court, 4th District, 2002
  • Magnum Construction Management Corporation v. Arso Enters., 824 So. 2d 959- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2002
  • Barnwell v. Masten, 802 So. 2d 482- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2002
  • SBR Joint Venture v. Miami-Dade County School Board, 2003 WL 21801925- State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Respondent Case No. 03-1102BID, LEXIS 691
  • Magnum Construction Management Corporation, Petitioner v. Miami-Dade County School Board, 2003 WL 21801925 – State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, Case No. 03-1102BID
  • Betancourt Castellon v. Magnum Construction Management, State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, 2004- LEXIS 2548
  • MCM Corporation v. Broward County School Board, 2005 WL 678869 – State of Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, LEXIS 916, Case No. 04-4252BID
  • Williams v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 866 So.2d 122 – Florida Appellate Court, 4th District, 2004
  • West Int’l, Inc. v. Peerless Developers, L.L.C., 916 So. 2d 50- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2005
  • Avatar Development Corporation v. De Angelis, 935 So. 2d 14- Florida Appellate Court, 4th District, 2006
  • Castellon v. Sears Roebuck & Co., 937 So. 2d 671- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2006
  • Rivera v. Amalgamated Debt Collection Servs., 462 F. Supp. 2d 1223- USDC Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • Bethel v. Gray, 965 So. 2d 1147- Florida Appellate Court, 2nd District, 2007
  • Calderon v. Kalb, 963 So. 2d 857- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2007
  • Tran Construction Corporation v. City of Sunny Isles Beach, 982 So. 2d 699- Florida Appellate Court, 3rd District, 2008
  • Fernandez vs. Kroll, 2010 U.S. Dist. Lexis 5147 USDC Southern District of Fla. (2010)
  • 6-F Corp. vs. BDP Intl. Fin. Corp., 29 So. 3d 352, Fla. Appellate Court, 3rd District (2010)
  • U.S. ex.rel. Osheroff vs. Humana, Inc. 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 13259, USDC Southern District of Fla. (2013)
  • Navas vs. Brand, 130 So. 3d 766, Fla. Appellate Court, 3rd District (2014)
  • Haliburton vs. Armor Corr., 2015 U.S. Dist. Lexis 186511 USDC Southern District of Fla. (2015)
  • Annex vs. Corner Land, LLC, 2016 So. 3d 739, Fla. Appellate Court, 3rd District (2016)
  • Magnum Construction Mgmt. Corp. vs. City of Miami Beach, 209 So. 3d 51 (2016)
  • First Classics, Inc. vs. Jack Lake Prods., 674 Fed. Appx. 911, US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (2017)
  • Annex Industrial Park LLC vs. City of Hialeah, 218 So. 3d 452 Fla. 3rd District (2017)