Overview
Maureen Martinez
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Experience

Maureen is counsel in the firm’s Litigation department. With more than 19 years of experience, she began her legal career as an assistant state attorney for the 15th Judicial Circuit, followed by 15 years with two civil trial practice boutique firms in South Florida. Maureen has a diversified practice and extensive trial experience, including representing clients in aviation, construction defects, traumatic bodily injury, premises liability, insurance coverage disputes, product liability, business disputes, and multidistrict litigation. She has also spoken across the country on various topics of litigation, including discovery, spoliation of evidence, and construction defects.

Maureen earned her J.D., from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, in 1996. She received a B.S., from Florida State University in 1994.

Credentials

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Admissions - State

  • Florida

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Florida State University

Professional Membership

  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association – Board Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association – current member
    • Board of Directors: 2008 – 2010
    • Chair: 2007 and 2008 Law Week Committee
    • Co-Chair: 2009, 2011, 2012 Law Week Committee
    • Member: Diversity Committee (2009, 2010); Child Care Project Committee (2010); Judicial Relations Committee (2008 and 2009); Bench Bar Conference Committee (2008); Law Week Committee (2005 – 2006)
  • Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court LIV
    • Emeritus Member: 2010 – present
    • Executive Board, Secretary: 2007, 2008, 2009
    • Member: 1996 – 1999 and 2001 – 2006
  • The Belli Society (former member 2005 – 2009)
    • Board of Directors: 2006 – 2009
  • Florida Justice Association (former member 2003 – 2009)
    • Board of Directors: Young Lawyers Section 2005 – 2009
    • Chair: Florida Justice Association’s Research & Education Foundation Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition, 2005, 2006 and 2007
  • American Association for Justice (former member 2003 – 2009)
    • Construction Defects Litigation Group
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association (former member 2003 – 2009)
    • Board of Directors: 2004 - 2006

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish (native)
Insights

External Publications

  • Collateral Sources Seminar, Florida Justice Association, Program Chair (West Palm Beach), 2009
  • “Investigating the Bad Building: The Team Approach,” AAJ (formerly ATLA) Annual Convention, Pennsylvania, July 2008
  • “Civil Litigation for Paralegals and Legal Assistants,” Florida Justice Association Fall Convention, Program Chair, 2007
  • “Quick Hit Steps to Win the Spoilation Issue,” AAJ (formerly ATLA) Annual Convention, Canada, July 2005
  • “When Your Client is Accused of Perpetrating a Fraud on the Court,” AAJ (formerly ATLA) Winter Convention, California, January 2005
  • “The Art of Depositions in Personal Injury Cases: How and When to Make Objections and preserve Privileges,” AAJ (formerly ATLA) Annual Convention, Massachusetts, July 2004
  • “Strategic Interrogatories, Production Requests and Requests for Admissions,” AAJ (formerly ATLA), Winter Convention, Florida, February 2004
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