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Victor M. Diaz

Victor M. Diaz


Managing Partner


Phone: (305) 704-3200

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Victor received his Bachelor's Degree (summa cum laude) from Duke University in 1982, where he graduated first in his class. In 1985, Victor graduated from the Yale Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. Victor was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1985. His professional memberships include: Dade County and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; Florida Justice Association (Member, Sections on Aviation and Commercial Litigation); American Association for Justice (Past Chair, Section on Aviation Litigation); (Member, Section on Commercial Litigation); Dade County Trial Lawyers Association (board of directors, 1997-1999); the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Cuban American Bar Association (board of directors 1998-2004; President 2003). In 2003, Victor was elected a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

For over two decades Victor has concentrated his practice in complex civil litigation including class actions, multi-district litigation, mass torts and product liability cases. Notable achievements in the products liability practice area include serving as co-lead counsel in In Re: Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc, ATX, ATX II and Wilderness Tires Products Liability Litigation, MDL No 1373 and a Court appointed member of the Plaintiff's Steering Committee in In Re: Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation, MDL No 2047. In addition, Victor has served on the Plaintiff's Executive Committee of several other less prominent product liability multi-district proceedings and has handled hundreds of individual products liability lawsuits. Victor has been recognized as an elite trial lawyer by numerous national and regional publications, including The South Florida Legal Guide, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Chamber's USA's Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business, Who's Who in American Law, Lawdragon's 500 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America, Lawdragon's 3000 Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in America. Victor has lectured in this country for the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice and the Florida Bar on various litigation related topics and has been invited to address several international law conferences on the subject of mass tort, product liability and complex civil litigation involving foreign nationals.<

In February 2000, the Florida Supreme Court awarded Victor The Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest public service award in the State of Florida that can be conferred on a lawyer. Victor's civic activities have included serving as President of Greater Miami Legal Services, Inc (1996-1997); Chairman of the Miami-Dade College Foundation (2000-2003); Vice Chairman of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination (1997-2001); Chairman of the City of Miami Beach's Planning Board (2003-2007); Chairman of Miami Dade County's Charter Review Task Force (2007); member of the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Alumni Association; and a member of the Metro Dade County Cultural Affairs Council.

Practice Focus

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Litigation

Education

Yale University, J.D., 1985
Editor-in-Chief Yale Law & Policy Review
Duke University, B.A., 1982 (summa cum laude)

Admissions

  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1985

Professional Civic

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association (Member, Sections on: Aviation, Commercial Litigation)
  • American Association for Justice (Chair, 2007 Aviation Law Section)
  • Cuban American Bar Association (President, 2003)
  • President of Greater Miami Legal Services, Inc. (1996-1997)
  • Chairman of the Miami-Dade College Foundation (2000-2003)
  • Chairman of the City of Miami Beach's Planning Board (2003-2007)
  • Vice Chairman of the City of Miami Beach's Historic Preservation and Joint Design Review Boards (1995-2003)
  • Chairman of Miami Dade County's Charter Review Task Force (2007)

Languages

  • Spanish