Our Team

Starkey DeSoto is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
Ailin C. Caballero is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Caballero represents clients in litigation matters throughout Florida.
Alery Delgado is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office, where she maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in State Courts throughout Florida.

Alery Delgado

Associate

Alexa joined the firm as an Associate in 2017.
Mr. Fumagali is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Orlando and Tampa offices. His practice focuses on the areas of general civil litigation, premises liability, products liability, and negligent security.

Alexander Fumagali

Senior Associate

Amir Ghaeenzadeh is a Senior associate in the firm’s Miami and Tampa office. Throughout law school, Mr. Ghaeenzadeh worked as an intern at a Fortune 500 global staffing firm, Adecco North America.
Andrew Sarangoulis is an associate in the Firm’s Miami office. Mr. Sarangoulis practices civil litigation, specializing in complex commercial matters.
Michael Arias - Operations Manager

Arias Michael

Operations Manager

Mr. Schwartz was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. He attended the University of Central Florida where he earned a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.
Brandon L. Fernandez is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
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

Mr. de Zayas’ experience includes debtor-creditor law, bankruptcy, insurance insolvency, construction litigation, employment litigation, and appeals.
Carrie E. Stricklin is of counsel to the firm and works out of the Boca Raton office. She practices general civil litigation.
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.
Spencer Mallard is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer with a statewide practice in all facets of construction and oversees the Firm’s construction practice.
Dannelle Fleites is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office, where she maintains an active trial and civil litigation practice in Federal, State, and Appellate Courts throughout Florida.
David B. Kowalski is an associate 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.
Deborah Lee-Serafini is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office. Mrs. Serafini’s practice encompasses corporate and transactional law, intellectual property law, administrative law, advertising law, purchase sale agreements, contract interpretation and drafting, as well as commercial litigation.
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.
In his professional career Mr. Galimidi has handled a wide array of both complex litigation and transactional matters.
Emanuel K. Caros is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Caros concentrates his practice on first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis on bad faith litigation, fraud investigation, and coverage issues.
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.
Erik Perez is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr.Perez’s practice involves all aspects of federal and state trial litigation with a focus on complex commercial and construction defect litigation.

Erik Perez

Associate

Ms. Hoskins joins Lydecker Diaz after concluding three clerkships within the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Erin Hoskins

Associate

Mr. Costa represents insured, self-insured and corporate clients in litigation matters throughout Florida, from inception to trial and through management of the appeals process.
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.
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

Jacob Even practices civil litigation, specializing in complex commercial matters.
Mr. Bloom is a Partner who focuses his practice on coverage analysis and bad faith litigation.
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.
Jessica LaFaurie is an associate 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.
Mr. Diocares is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Miami office, practicing in the area of first party property insurance defense. Since joining the Florida Bar in 2012, Mr. Diocares has practiced in the area of insurance law with experience both representing insureds and defending insurers.

Jonathan M. Diocares

Senior Associate

Ms. Aronowitz joined our firm in September of 2017 upon concluding a clerkship.
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

Associate

Katherine Chin is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
Katie Gudaitis is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
Kevin joined the firm as an Associate in February of 2016.
Mr. Hirsh is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Mr. Hirsh focuses his practice in first-party property defense litigation, with an emphasis in bad faith litigation, fraud investigation, water damage claims, and windstorm coverage issues.

Kevin Hirsh

Associate

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.
Kirsten Wegel Freiheit is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Wegel Freiheit practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on commercial litigation.
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

Ms. Mevers is the Co-Chair of the Employment Practices Liability Division.
Ms. Franks is a partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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

Meredyth S. Cooper is a litigation partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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.
Miguel J. Chamorro is a Partner in the firm’s Miami office.
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.
Mr. Conto is an associate attorney at the firm’s Boca Raton Office.
Nicholas Ravinet is an associate with the Firm’s Orlando Office, where he litigates a wide range of civil matters throughout Central and North Florida.
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.
Peter R. Pidermann is an associate at the Firm’s Miami office. Mr. Pidermann practices general civil litigation with an emphasis in complex commercial litigation.
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

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.
Mr. Lacayo is an associate in the firm’s Miami office, practicing in the area of first party property insurance defense litigation with an emphasis on bad faith litigation, fraud investigation, and coverage issues.
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.

Ryan Grindler

Associate

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.
Ms. Natelson has worked in the public and private sector, and has successfully litigated and resolved matters in state and federal court.
Stefan Segall is an associate at the Lydecker Diaz Miami office. His area of practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, while it also includes first-party insurance, products liability, and premises liability.

Stefan Segall

Associate

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.
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.
Steven J. Arce is an associate in the firm’s Tampa office.

Steve Arce

Associate

Ms. Leach is an 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

Associate

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.