Our Team

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Prior to joining Lydecker Diaz, Brett spent two years at a large insurer in Jersey City, New Jersey handling employment practices liability claims, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters.

Brett Goldman

Associate

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Mr. de Zayas’ experience includes debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy, insurance insolvency, construction litigation, employment litigation, and appeals.
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Carrie E. Stricklin is of counsel to the firm and works out of the Boca Raton office. She practices general civil litigation.
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Mr. Norris’s primary practice involves all aspects of civil litigation. In the past, Mr. Norris has extensively litigated matters involving labor and employment law, real estate, admiralty and maritime, wrongful death, and negligence.

Danielle Cerny

Operations/HR Manager

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David B. Kowalski is an partner in the firm’s Orlando office. While earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Kowalski worked as a law clerk with Jacksonville area law firms where he focused on complex commercial litigation.
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Diana Beaz Cluff is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office who handles a wide array of cases in both state and federal court through trial, representing various businesses, municipalities, yacht clubs and marinas.
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In his professional career Mr. Galimidi has handled a wide array of both complex litigation and transactional matters.
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Eric McAliley brings more than a decade of legal experience to his representation of professionals and the construction industry.
Erik J. Gruber is a Partner at the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Gruber concentrates his practice in first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis in bad faith litigation, fraud investigation, water damage claims, and windstorm coverage issues.
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Mr. Wayne is an attorney with more than 30 years of practice with a focus on international and United States tax, corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and aviation law.
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J.W. Webb is a Litigation Partner in the firm’s Orlando office, where he maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in Federal and State Courts throughout Florida.

J.W. Webb

Partner

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Jeremy Harris is a civil litigator with extensive trial and appellate court experience. Mr. Harris represents clients in all phases of large scale construction defect litigation cases.
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Jessica LaFaurie is an partner at the Firm’s Miami office. Ms. LaFaurie received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, which she attended on a merit scholarship.
Joseph Ross joined Lydecker Diaz as an Associate in March of 2017, after serving as an Attorney Regulatory Officer at a large New Jersey state agency.

Joseph Ross

Of Counsel

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Katie Gudaitis is an Partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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Kielan Saborit is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Saborit’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation with a primary focus in personal injury, government liability, and civil rights litigation.
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Prior to joining Lydecker | Diaz, Mr. Patten was a prosecutor for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office where he obtained extensive trial experience prosecuting criminal traffic, misdemeanor, and felony level charges.

Lee Patten

Partner

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Ms. Mevers is the Co-Chair of the Employment Practices Liability Division.
Matthew Biondi is an associate in the firm’s New Jersey office and New York office. Mr. Biondi represents clients in litigation matters throughout the Northeast.
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Ms. Franks is a partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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Meliz Martin is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms.Martin’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state trial litigation with a focus on complex commercial and construction litigation.

Meliz Martin

Associate

Mrs. Diverio is partner at Lydeckder Diaz’s Miami office. Mrs. Diverio serves as coverage counsel for first and third party property claims, bad faith litigation, fire/theft/fraud investigation, and windstorm coverage and defense.
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Miguel J. Chamorro is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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Before joining Lydecker Diaz, Mr. Sari practiced at a commercial litigation firm, where he gained experience litigating cases related to business and real estate disputes.
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Mr. Conto is a Partner at the firm’s Boca Raton Office.
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Mr. Harutunian was born and raised in suburban Boston, Massachusetts. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy law, commercial litigation, and labor and employment law.
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Robert joined the firm as an Associate in September of 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Robert clerked for the Honorable Travis L. Francis, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court, Middlesex County.

Robert Graves

Associate

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Robert J. Pariser was formerly an equity partner at an AMLaw100 law firm where he practiced in the areas of employment, real estate (co-op/condo) law, and professional liability defense.
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Mr. Grindler focuses on construct defect litigation and real estate in the firm’s Orlando and Boca Raton offices. He is a member of the Land Use Law Section of the Florida bar. Ryan joined Lydecker Diaz in 2018.
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Shaun Robert Koby is a Shareholder with the Firm’s Orlando and Tampa offices. His practice focuses in the areas of complex commercial litigation, professional malpractice, insurance defense, and constitutional law.
Spencer Mallard is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer with a statewide practice in all facets of construction and oversees the Firm’s construction practice.
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Starkey DeSoto is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
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Stephanie Pidermann’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state civil trial litigation, with a primary focus on professional liability, labor and employment litigation and government liability.
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Mr. Johnson has successfully litigated and tried matters throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Johnson specializes in the representation of insurers and corporations in a broad range of complex business and business tort matters.
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Steven J. Arce is an associate in the firm’s Tampa office.

Steve Arce

Associate

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Ms. Leach is a senior associate at the Lydecker Diaz’s Orlando office. She represents insured, self-insured, and corporate clients in litigation matters, from their inception to resolution, throughout Florida.

Terry Leach

Senior Associate

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Mr. Iacono has over 20 years of litigation experience. He began his litigation career as a prosecutor for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Lee County, Florida.