The Firm

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John de Leon

Admitted in Florida.

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The Firm

The Law Offices of Chavez & de Leon, P.A. was founded in 2003, and has grown into one of the premier personal injury, civil rights, employment and immigration related firms in the Southeastern United States.

 

Among the attorneys that Chavez & de Leon, P.A. has counted in its roster have been John de Leon, Barry Rosenberg, Alan Greenstein, and alumni including, Ray Taseff, Jose L. Flores, Claudia Ima, Eileen Shearin, Bernadette Armand, Hector Salitrero, Pedro Olano, Mark Rodrieg and Laureano Batista. While our alumni have gone on to their own successful careers elsewhere they are still part of the legacy of the firm. Additionally, the firm has fielded an intern class of some the finest law students in the Southeastern United States each year since its inception, with many having gone on to successful careers in the private, non-profit, and government sectors.

 

Results

At a national level, Chavez & de Leon, P.A. has settled millions of dollars in cases ranging from catastrophic construction accidents, multiple death trucking accidents, workplace discrimination and harassment cases, sophisticated product liability cases, collective actions against corporate actors, and civil rights cases including police killing of civilians.
 
Additionally, our attorneys have successfully handled criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, as well as resolving overtime, workers compensation, traffic and workplace accident cases. In 2011, the firm won a landmark summary judgment for the family of a young African-American man killed by the Miami Dade Police Department. Chavez & de Leon, P.A. is lead local counsel in a national lawsuit representing the family members of labor leaders and others victimized by Colombian paramilitary groups who were allegedly connected to the Chiquita Banana Company. In a case that led to significant changes in the treatment of mobile park residents in the state of Florida, our lawyers successfully represented hundreds of residents in their fight against the County and the owner of a mobile home community because of their unfair treatment.

 

Advocacy

The Chavez & de Leon legal team advocates for their non-English speaking clients, helping them navigate an often confusing and intimidating American legal system which is increasingly legislating anti-immigrant laws.
 

Since its inception, the firm has been committed to fighting for the civil rights of its clients and has won settlements, verdicts, and judgments in some groundbreaking cases. The firm has also represented a group of dozens of immigrants who were defrauded by a shopkeeper in Homestead, Florida who was stealing the money that they were sending to their home countries, including Guatemala and Mexico.

 

International Presence

The firm has cooperated with petitions brought before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica relating to the medical repatriation of immigrants from the United States, several amicus curiae briefs in state Supreme Courts, and multiple impact litigation matters.

 

Under the purview of the Vienna Conventions of 1963, Chavez & de Leon is proud to be part of the Legal Assistance Program for the Consulate General of Mexico in South Florida, and previously represented the Consulates General of Guatemala and the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry throughout the United States by way of its Global Justice Program until April 2012.

 

John de Leon of the Law Offices of Chavez & de Leon, P.A. are proud to represent the Consulates of Mexico in Miami, San Jose, Sacramento and Los Angeles in the United States.

 

 

The firm currently houses the Miami office of Beyond Borders, a non-profit that is helping people build movements for liberation in Haiti.

 

Recognition

The Law Offices of Chavez & de Leon. P.A. is the recipient of the 2008 Greater Miami American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Rodney Thaxton Racial Justice Award.

 

 
 

Summary of Cases

 

The Law Offices of Chavez & de Leon, P.A. is proud to support the following social justice organizations:

 

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