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ABOUT Chamorro, Miguel J.

Partner

About

Miguel J. Chamorro is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office.

Mr. Chamorro’s diverse practice focuses on litigation and transactional work with an emphasis on business law and real estate law.  He has substantial experience with appeals, arbitration, bankruptcy, consumer law, corporate matters, creditor & debtor rights, insurance-company insolvency proceedings, landlord & tenant relationships, mortgage foreclosure, negotiable instruments, and premises liability. He represents companies, governmental entities and individuals in the property management, hospitality and financial industries.  Some of his clients are from countries in Central America and South America, who oftentimes present questions of international law.

Mr. Chamorro is active in The Florida Bar.  He presently serves as Vice Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, whose responsibility is to assess, recommend and draft amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and its official forms.  In this capacity, he appears before the Supreme Court of the State of Florida.

Education

  • Villanova University, B.A. 2003
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. 2006

Office Location

  • Miami - Florida

Professional Involvement

  • Civil Procedure Rules Committee of The Florida Bar, Vice Chair (2016-present) (member since 2013)
  • Rules of Judicial Administration Committee of the Florida Bar, Representative of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (2017-2018)

Mr. Chamorro was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. During law school he served his student body as Vice President of the Spanish American Law School Association and as a member of the Law School Appropriations Committee.  Throughout his second and third year of law school he was a certified intern at Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., a non-profit organization, where he advocated on behalf of low-income clients in the areas of domestic violence, dependency law, and tax relief.  In 2005, the Florida Bar Foundation awarded him a Summer Fellowship to continue this line of work.

As an undergraduate university student, Mr. Chamorro was a research intern for two years at the Foreign Policy Research Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he focused on the dynamics of counterterrorism and the methodology of terrorist groups in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Turkey. In recognition of his research on counterterrorism, in 2002 he was selected as an undergraduate fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think-tank formed shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001 to promote pluralism, defend democratic values and fight the ideologies that drive terrorism.

Languages

  • Spanish (proficient)

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Florida
  • U.S Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

Publications

  • No Rachmones—The Dynamics of Florida’s Play-to-Play Eviction Litigation (co-author), The Florida Bar Journal (September/October 2015)
  • Florida Civil Trial Practice – Chapter 3: Trial by Court or Jury (co-author), LexisNexis (2017 Edition)
  • Legislature Changes Critical Deadlines in Construction Defect Litigation, (co-author), Daily Business Review (May 15, 2018)
  • What Are You—A Hotel Guest, Tenant, Or Transient Occupant? The Florida Bar Journal (September/October 2018).