Government

Government

Our attorneys have experience representing school boards and school districts, public and private universities, a significant number of Florida municipalities, several state agencies, Florida Counties, special taxing districts, water management districts, drainage districts, and state attorneys and officials of Federal agencies.

The firm’s representation of government entities has included the representation of government officials, political sub-divisions, state corporations, police officers, chiefs of police, sheriffs, superintendents, police departments, mayors, council members, directors, and newly-elected public officials.

The firm’s government liability team regularly handles cases involving complex issues of constitutional law, sovereign immunity, civil rights, as well as torts, employment law violations, and common law claims. We have defend governmental entities including school districts in a number of cases involving a wide array of issues such as gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, violations of the 4th Amendment, 14th Amendment, the Federal and State Whistleblower’s Statutes, Title VII, Title IX, and Bivens actions, and Section 1983 actions.

Our government liability team has experience in defending against government tort liability claims, vicarious liability actions, and public officials’ misconduct, carefully navigating a variety of government-specific defenses, including state sovereign immunity, qualified immunity, Eleventh Amendment immunity, and federal state action doctrines.

We serve clients in Admiralty And Maritime, Aviation Law Practice, Class Action Litigation, Construction Litigation, Energy, Environmental Law, General Litigation, Health Care, Hospitality, Immigration Law, Labor And Employment, Products Liability, Property Practice, Transportation Liability, and Workers Compensation
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Mark A. Emanuele is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and has resided in Florida since 1973. He earned his Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in 1985 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Thomas University in 1980.
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Katherine Chin is an associate in the firm’s Miami office.
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Joan Carlos Wizel chairs the Appellate Practice Group. He is also a member of the Government Liability Division and General Litigation Practice Group in the Miami office of Lydecker | Diaz.
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Mr. Llopiz has considerable experience defending government liability claims, and chairs the firm’s Government Liability Division.
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A force in local, state and national politics for nearly three decades, Manny Diaz was first elected City of Miami Mayor in 2001, having never before held elective office.

Diaz, Manny

Senior Partner

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