Benjamin R. Alvarez
Ben is the founding partner of Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva. Before starting the firm, Ben was a litigation attorney at Broad & Cassel and TewCardenas, LLP. Although many of Mr. Alvarez's clients originally came to him for litigation services, as they grew to know and trust him, they began to rely on his judgment and experience in a wide range of legal and business matters. Ben practices across all fields of litigation, including property damage claims, automobile, construction and commercial disputes. A skilled trial attorney, he has tried over 50 civil jury trials to verdict, plus hundreds of non-jury trials.
Ben has also been lead counsel on multiple class actions, including Sosa v. Safeway, which went all the went to the Florida Supreme Court in favor his client and is currently the seminal case on Florida regarding class action certification. Ben received his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law and is licensed to practice law in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the State of Florida. Further, Ben regularly appears as a guest on television and radio talk-shows discussing numerous legal and governmental matters.
Jorge L. Carbonell
Jorge L. Carbonell is the founding managing partner of Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L. Mr. Carbonell began his legal career as a Certified Legal Intern at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. While there, he assisted in the prosecution of a wide variety of cases in County Court and Circuit Court, including both jury trials and bench trials. Subsequently, Mr. Carbonell worked at two prestigious Miami law firms where he successfully tried dozens of cases in both Federal and State courts. Mr. Carbonell's experience as a trial attorney provided him with countless hours of practical courtroom experience allowing him to refine his litigation skills early on in his career; and, represented foreign institutions and investment brokers against claims alleging fraud, misrepresentations, unsuitable investments, and undisclosed conflicts of interest.
As Managing Partner, Mr. Carbonell handles all aspects of the day-to-day firm-related management matters. Additionally, Mr. Carbonell currently chairs the Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L.'s insurance litigation practice group and personally supervises the practice group's team of twelve lawyers and six paralegals. The firm's insurance litigation practice group is responsible for the successful prosecution of approximately two thousand (2000) insurance claim lawsuits annually against Citizens, Universal, Gulfstream, State farm, Argus and Allstate, just to name a few. The voluminous number of successfully prosecuted insurance claim lawsuits easily places Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L.'s as one of Florida's largest property insurance litigation law firms.
Mr. Carbonell received his Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Miami, School of Business and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami, School of Law. Mr. Carbonell is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, as well as the Coral Gables Bar Association and is licensed to practice law throughout the state of Florida as well as the Federal Southern District of Florida and the Federal Northern District of Florida. Mr. Carbonell is a born and raised South Floridian and maintains strong ties with his local community.
Robert F. Cooke
Robert ("Bob") F. Cooke is the managing partner of the firm, as well as an equity partner, and represents automotive dealers, businesses, developers, financial institutions, homeowners, and condominium and homeowner's associations. He practices all areas of law offered by the firm, and is an experienced trial attorney in both state and federal court.
A Miami native who enlisted in the United States Navy in 1973 at the age of seventeen, Bob served with distinction in the United States Naval Submarine Service for nine years. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering education at Southern Illinois University while still on active duty, and was selected for Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School, where he earned his Gold Naval Aviator Wings. He served the remainder of his twenty-year career as a Navy pilot flying missions over the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans to include assignments in Africa, the Middle East, South America, and other areas of vital national concern. After retiring from active duty and working in the private sector, Bob attended the University of Miami School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2001.
Bob began his legal career at the prestigious law firm of George, Hartz, Lundeen, Fulmer, Johnstone, King & Stevens, P.A., where he trained under the expert tutelage of Charles Michael Hartz, Esq., and eventually became a partner. In 2006, Bob started his own practice. Two years later, he formed Alvarez, Carbonell, Cooke, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L.. Bob has testified as an expert in various matters concerning case management, litigation, trial practice, and attorneys' fees. He has also lectured in the areas of real property, contracts, and statutory law dealing with automotive dealerships. A true Floridian, Bob enjoys both boating and golf. As an active member of our community, he strongly supports the arts in Miami.
Paul B. Feltman
Paul B. Feltman is an experienced appellate practitioner. He represents clients in a variety of civil trial litigation matters at both the state and federal levels. Mr. Feltman has appeared before the Florida Supreme Court, several of the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Feltman handles a wide variety of appellate matters, including insurance coverage, maritime, commercial, administrative and personal injury cases. As part of his appellate practice, Mr. Feltman provides briefing and other strategic support to the firm's trial-level litigators as well as other law firms. He has also handled various complex commercial litigation matters at the trial level himself, such as contract and business tort cases.
Mr. Feltman is a native of Miami. He graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Finance. After graduation he worked as a branch manager for Barnett Bank of South Florida. He attended University of Miami Law School where he served as Associate Editor for the Inter-American Law Review, which focuses solely on legal issues that affect Latin America and the Caribbean. After graduating Cum Laude from University of Miami, Mr. Feltman worked primarily on commercial litigation. Thereafter, he moved to Austin, Texas and represented the State of Texas as an Assistant Attorney General before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and in the United States District Courts of Texas. He returned to Miami, Florida and has focused his practice on appellate matters and litigation support in various practice areas.
Leonardo H. Da Silva II
Leonardo H. Da Silva II is a Partner with Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L. Mr. Da Silva was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he attended Florida Christian Preparatory High School. Upon graduating, Mr. Da Silva attended Florida International University and received his Bachelor's in Business Administration, obtaining a double major in Finance and International Business. Accolades include Dean's List, International Business Honors Society, and the Financial Management Honor's Society.
Mr. Da Silva went on to law school where, during his first year of study, he ranked in the top 5th percentile of his class and was the proud recipient of the Cuban American Bar Association At-Large Scholarship and various other scholastic awards. Mr. Da Silva concluded his legal education at the University of Miami School of Law, where he achieved academic success, participated in the nationally acclaimed litigation skills program and was a member of the University of Miami Business Law Review.
Mr. Da Silva practices primarily with the Firm's civil litigation division, which focuses on complex civil cases involving: nationwide insurance claims, consumer and commercial fraud, intellectual property, construction litigation, class actions, business torts, contract litigation and appeals. Mr. Da Silva also caters to victims and their families on matters relating to wrongful death, catastrophic injury and victim abuse.
Mr. Da Silva is licensed to practice law in all circuit courts throughout the State of Florida and the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts.
J. Bruno de la Fuente
J. Bruno de la Fuente is a Partner at Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L. Mr. de la Fuente was born and raised in Miami, FL and attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory High School. Upon graduating, Mr. de la Fuente attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History. He continued his education at the University of Miami School of Law earning a Juris Doctor in 2009. Mr. de la Fuente is licensed to practice law throughout the State of Florida.
Subsequently, he was the proud recipient of a Dean's Merit Scholarship to attend the University of Miami School of Law. During his time at the University of Miami, he interned with the Honorable Mercedes Bach and was a law clerk at a civil litigation law firm. Mr. Costa graduated from The University of Miami School of Law in 2009. Mr. Costa has worked at Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva since being licensed in 2009 and has practiced in a variety of areas with a concentration on civil litigation. Mr. Costa has litigated several civil cases to both jury and non-jury trials and has been named in Super Lawyers' Rising Stars from 2012 through 2014. He is licensed to practice law throughout the State of Florida
Brian C. Costa
Brian C. Costa is a Partner at Alvarez, Carbonell, Feltman & Da Silva, P.L. Mr. Costa was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but has lived most of his life in Miami, Florida. He attended Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and upon graduating, Mr. Costa attended Florida International University where he obtained a B.A. in International Business, with honors.
Professionalism at its best !!!
I approached The Cooke Law firm to help resolve a fraudulent sale of a vehicle by an auto dealer. To make a long story short, the auto Dealer sold my son a used car. The dealer never provided title which they are supposed to within 30 days and failed to disclose the vehicle was a Salvage car. 5 months later and no title, I realized my son was ripped off, I visited the Cooke Law Group and met with Mr Cooke and he took the case mainly because he represents many large reputable dealers in Florida, and Mr Cooke has seen how many small auto dealers ( like the dealer that ripped my son off ) have damaged the Auto Dealer industry by committing all kinds of fraud and Mr. Cooke wanted to go to battle with this auto dealer. At the end, we received, from the fraudulent dealer a refund for the total purchase price of the car in addition to all legal fees. I am happy I hired the Cooke Law Group.
Very professional and great attention details and clients needs
I am not located in Florida but recently used attorney Cooke and his staff for a case that I had in Florida. I found them to be extremely professional and very attentive to my needs as a client and always willing to speak with me regarding our case. Belinda who coordinated the handling of my case was always very pleasant to speak with and very informative. she knew what was going on with the case and always followed through. I spoke with Attorney cooke on many occasions and he was very easy to talk with and handled the case extremely well. I would highly recommend this law group they did an excellent job
HIGH QUALITY, PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT AND FRIENLY SERVICE
OUR EXPERIENCE AT COOKE LAW GROUP Posted by Lee, 9 minutes ago Flag Overall rating Excellent•I recommend Robert Cooke. Our first impression upon entering the professional offices of COOKE LAW GROUP was the atmosphere of friendliness introduced by the staff, creating an immediate feeling of assurance that we were in the right place. We were not kept waiting for long before we were engaged in an interview with Mr Cooke himself. He carefully examined each page of the documents we presented with apparent concern. Soon after, my spouse and I were informed of the possible positive solution of a legal Real Estate litigation problem that had been a depressing major concern for years. As promised within 48 hours the first phase of our problem was legally and positively addressed to our satisfaction. We have no option but to be grateful for the urgent attention given to our situation, over and above our expectations. We are now assured of a legal representative that can take care of our most complex legal problems. I will inform my family and friends of our experience with Robert Cooke and his professional and efficient legal services together with his amazing, friendly and competent staff.
Highly Professional and Knowledgeable
Very proficient in the field ,that knows how to resolve your matters in a Timely manner and goes that extra mile to settle your needs . I was completely satisfied with them, that I would recommend them to anyone !
I would like to give a review to Robert Francis Cooke, Esquire. When I entered his office today, I had lots of questions. He answered everyone of them. I felt that I made the right decision to have him represent me. I know that by me making this decision I am getting the best legal representation. Also, his staff made me feel right at home.
Won my lawsuit
Mr. Cooke and his staff were very professional and thorough in representing me against a dishonest contractor who filed a fraudulent Lein against my home. I had never had to file a lawsuit against anyone and it was very stressful for me but Mr. Cooke took charge and assured me everything would work out and it did.....we won the case! Many thanks to Cooke Law Group.
Highest quality, client focused legal services
I have known the Cooke Law Group for over a year, originally on opposite sides of a case. They are professional, ethical and great lawyers. They can quickly identify the real issues in a matters, come up with a strategy and develop tactics to achieve the desired results. Whether it is real estate, litigation, family law, probate or business issues, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
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