Integrated experience as an Attorney
My advocacy also involves representing defendants as a direct appeal attorney and in post-conviction proceedings in Coral Gables. I have argued in front of the Florida Supreme Court, the Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal, and all of the Florida state appellate courts. Over the years, I have secured many appellate reversals for my clients and been involved in numerous published opinions. In 2005, I succeeded in having my client’s sentence overturned by the United States Supreme Court. Some of my representative appellate cases are the following—Levy v. United States, 545 U.S. 1101, 125 S.Ct. 2542, 162 L.Ed.2d 272 (2005); Pardo v. State, 596 So. 2d 665 (Fla. 1992); United States v. Machado, 333 F.3d 1225 (11th Cir. 2003); Consulate General of Mexico v. Phillips, 17 F.Supp.2d 1318 (S.D. Fla. 1998); Hernandez v. State, 186 So. 3d 1103 (Fla. 3d 2016); Masaka v. State, 4 So. 3d 1274 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009). During the last 15 years, I have filed numerous post-conviction motions and have succeeded in having many convictions and sentences set aside. Some of my cases have received attention in the local and national media, and I have been quote in the New York Times and appeared on the Today show.