Of Counsel/Trial Attorney10/2016 to CurrentHoward and Associates PAFort Lauderdale, FLSelected jurors, argued motions and met judges during the course of a trial. Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation. Developed detailed litigation strategies for each case. Drafted and amended complaints. Propounded discovery documents such as form interrogatories. Drafted all necessary motions relevant to each case.
Founder/CEO08/2013 to CurrentMiguel A. Amador P.AMiami, FL
Amador focuses his practice in the areas of mass torts, complex civil litigation, tobacco litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, negligent security and criminal defense representing the injured and the accused throughout the State of Florida.
He successfully represented insurance companies, large corporations, small business and individuals in numerous civil and criminal cases from case inception through trial.
He began his legal career at the Miami Dade Office of the Public Defender gaining tremendous courtroom and trial experience in defending his clients effectively and professionally.
After several years of defending his clients against criminal prosecution, Mr.
Amador transitioned to the civil arena obtaining a position with a prominent Statewide Civil Defense Firm representing major corporations and insured parties in the areas of wrongful death, negligent security, premises liability, auto and trucking accidents as well as DRAM shop actions.
He rose to the position of Division Leader supervising several associate attorneys, paralegals and support staff in the defense of his clients.
He was employed by a respected Plaintiff's firm representing injured parties prior to establishing his law firm and is currently associated with a mass tort/complex litigations law firm in the capacity of trial counsel.
Associate05/2013 to 08/2013Young & SteinBoca Raton, FL
Division Leader04/2009 to 05/2013Hightower and PartnersMiami, FL
Assistant Public Defender03/2007 to 04/2009Office of the Public DefenderDade County Miami, FL
Certified Legal Intern/ Felony Division08/2006 to 12/2006Office of the Public DefenderDade County Miami, FL
Active Learning Instructor08/2006 to 12/2006St. Thomas University School of LawMiami, FL
Tutored students in U.S.
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure.
Uncertified Legal Intern03/2006 to 08/2006Office of the Public DefenderDade County Miami, FL
Research Assistant01/2006 to 05/2006St. Thomas University School of LawMiami, FL
Judicial Intern05/2005 to 09/200511th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Miami-Dade County The Honorable Julio JimenezMiami, FL
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree: Studio ArtsFlorida State University St. Thomas University School of LawStudio Arts He was on the Dean's List and was a member of the National Hispanic Honor Society. After graduation, Mr. Amador was represented by an art gallery in Florida and worked as a professional artist for several years. Mr. Amador attended He received numerous accolades and honors including the Book Award (top student) in Family Law and Corporations. He won Best Brief in the St. Thomas University Moot Court Intramural Competition and was on the Dean's List. He was an intern to the
Juris DoctorDecember 2006St. Thomas University School of LawMiami, FLDean's List (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Summer 2006, Fall 2006); Book Award: Family Law (Spring 2006), Book Award: Corporations (Summer 2006); Best Brief, St. Thomas University Moot Court Intramural Competition
Bachelor of Science: Studio ArtsAugust 2000Florida State UniversityTallahassee, FLStudio Arts Dean's List (Summer 1995, Summer 1998, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Summer 2000); National Hispanic Honor Society, (1995-96).
Activities and Honors
under 40 in 2016.
Mr. Amador is licensed to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia Bar and the United States District Court Southern, Middle and Northern District of Florida. He is also a member of the Florida Justice Association as an Eagle member, the American Bar Association, The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Dade County Bar Association, and The Cuban American Bar Association. He served as a Young Lawyer Director on the Board of Directors for the Miami chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a committee member in the Torts & Insurance Practice Section and Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association.
Super Lawyers -Rising Star, 2017
National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 under 40 - Civil Plaintiff 2016
Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2016
Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2015
"Malpractice, Civil Rights, and Premises Liability," at the ACE Insurance Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, January 2013
Book Award: Family Law, Spring 2006
Book Award: Corporations, Summer 2006
Best Brief, St. Thomas University Moot Court Intramural Competition, Fall 2005