Our Firm became involved in the investigation and defense of ADA claims when a number of our commercial clients were sued by an individual Plaintiff, who set forth substantially similar claims in each case. We have also assisted clients throughout the State of Florida in complying with the ADA requirements for business and property owners to remove barriers to access by the disabled. The ADA allows disabled individuals who have actually suffered discrimination to seek injunctions from the courts to compel compliance and provides that for doing so they are entitled to recover from defendants their legal fees, costs and litigation expenses. This provision of the act has created a lucrative opportunity for lawyers to sue businesses and property owners to enforce the technical provisions of the ADA in order to seek attorney fees for themselves. In our experience handling the defense of these cases, most are either completely or largely without merit and defensible. However, it is important during the initial stages of these claims to evaluate for our clients the likelihood of a successful defense and the risk of exposure to the Plaintiff’s attorney fees and litigation expenses that are often inflated or unreasonable. This type of early analysis gives our clients the opportunity to make business decisions from the onset of the matter on how the case should be postured for resolution or trial.


The attorneys at Pozo-Diaz & Pozo, have represented accountants, attorneys, insurance agents and brokers, engineers, contractors, architects and emergency medical professionals (EMT & Paramedics) in all aspects of professional negligence and errors and omissions claims. Effective and aggressive representation is required in this practice area as professionals continue to be the popular target of lawsuits alleging malpractice.

Our experience encompasses a wide range of professional liability issues. Our attorneys have handled claims relating to legal malpractice, error and omission by financial professionals and insurance specialists, as well as construction and design professionals. Our capabilities in this arena allow us to provide our clients with sophisticated knowledge and creative solutions to the issues facing today’s business professional.


Pozo-Diaz & Pozo, P.A., prides itself on its knowledge base in the arena of insurance and coverage related issues. Our firm is versed in the development and application of the laws of the State of Florida and their application to insurance contracts and indemnity agreements. Our goal is to provide our clients with reliable, accurate, comprehensive and cost effective coverage opinions. We have represented insurance companies, their brokers, agents, reinsurers, purchasing groups and self insureds in this practice area.We are recognized by the insurance industry for our experience in insurance law and litigation practice.


Our Firm’s construction law attorneys are highly experienced in all aspects of construction litigation and have represented owners, engineers, architects, construction managers, developers, general contractors, sub-contractors and design professionals for both residential and commercial properties on matters relating to construction defects, condominium turnover, contract disputes, payment and performance bond issues, performance claims and mold issues. We have extensive experience in handling disputes and educating our clients in methods of liability avoidance.

We have effectively handled cases in both state and federal courts and routinely work in conjunction with the firm’s real estate attorneys to provide full-services to clients with licensing and permitting needs. Our recent experience in construction law includes:
Construction – Successfully represented multiple stucco contractors in several unrelated multi-party defect matters by obtaining favorable settlements against high-rise condominium owner, apartment complex owner and single-family housing development owner; defended construction defect matter on behalf of roofing contractor filed by a general contractor and its insurer on high profile Miami Beach Condominium project; defended window contractor against claims of construction defects by governmental owner on two separate unrelated buildings; successfully defended defective roofing materials matter on behalf of developer, defended associations from Key West to Palm Beach on various matters relating to plumbing issues, moisture intrusion and mold, defeated indemnity claim of general contractor on behalf of a design professional by filing a Motion for Sanctions as to unsupportable claim involving design of multi-unit townhomes in Tampa leading to dismissal, avoided expensive multi-party litigation through early settlement negotiations on behalf of paint and sealant company.

Commercial Disputes – In a dispute regarding paving contractor’s claim for non-payment successfully defended counter-claim of alleged construction defects and resolved under settlement agreement.


The trial attorneys at Pozo-Diaz & Pozo, P.A., are respected in the legal community and have an excellent reputation for their ability to evaluate and try cases. They are recognized for their proficiency in the trial and defense of personal injury cases involving premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, general negligence, professional negligence, negligent security, catastrophic work-site accidents involving heavy equipment and cranes and other tort related claims.

As the resolution of personal injury and other tort related claims in the courtroom has become increasingly complex and expensive, our firm has worked diligently to meet our clients’ needs in a cost effective manner through alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation. We pride ourselves on capable, effective presentation of facts, evidence and the law to the court, and strive to achieve success by maintaining client centered priorities on a case by case basis. To achieve these results, we encourage our clients to maintain an active role in the defense of their case in order for our firm to understand their goals and objectives.

Our attorneys possess experience in the management and trial of lawsuits, and our recognized reputation ensures effective representation in all litigation matters. We understand the need to achieve our clients’ objectives in an effective, efficient manner and do so by committing ourselves to the practice of law under the highest professional standards.

Ralph A. Suarez, Esq.

RALPH A. SUAREZ was born and raised in the South Florida area and joined Pozo-Diaz & Pozo, P.A., in the fall of 2010. He completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology as a member of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the American Criminal Justice Association.

Mr. Suarez then obtained a Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law. During his time at St. Thomas, he served as Vice President of the Hispanic American Law Society and was recognized for his work as an articles writer by the Women Lawyers Division of the National Bar Association.

Mr. Suarez was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007 and practices in the areas of insurance defense litigation, with particular emphasis on personal injury; premises liability; construction and design defects; automobile liability; products liability; and negligent security. He has been trained in pre-suit accident investigation and full file responsibility from inception through trial. He joined the firm in order to help serve its expanding client base in all practice areas while providing professional service and achieving positive results. Mr. Suarez is also admitted to practice in the Federal Bar for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Suarez has also earned an AV® Peer Review Rating, which is the highest Martindale Hubbell rating available to an attorney. It is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that Mr. Suarez’ peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Phone number : 786-866-8124
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Martha Pozo-Diaz, Esq.

MARTHA POZO-DIAZ is a native of South Florida who resides in Coral Gables, Florida.  She began her legal career after receiving her Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Miami, School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Miami.   She focuses her practice in the areas of real estate and business law.

She has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions including the representation of banking institutions and lenders, home builders and developers, as well as individual clients.  She manages the entire transactional and documentation cycles for buyers and sellers, real estate developers and private and institutional lenders. She represents commercial and private lenders in connection with the structuring of new asset-secured loans and construction financing, the negotiation and preparation of initial loan commitment letters, the review of title on behalf of the lenders, the preparation of loan documentation and the closing of the loan transactions.  She has worked with Lenders regarding due diligence activities, workout and disposition activities.

We have represented a diverse client base in every facet of real estate transactions, contracts and legal matters. Our real estate clients include property owners, property managers, landlords, tenants and lenders, and we counsel and represent them in every aspect of transactional real property law.   Her services include: the acquisition, development and disposition of real property; commercial, office, industrial, restaurant and shopping center lease negotiation and enforcement; mortgage finance and workouts; multi-family and condominium developer representation; title insurance; drafting, negotiation and enforcement of all types of real property contracts and agreements; and commercial & residential landlord tenant disputes.

Ms. Pozo-Diaz was appointed by Coral Gables City Commissioner Ralph Cabrera to the City of Coral Gables Property Advisory Board in June 2005 and completed two terms in May 2009.  She is title agent for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. Ms. Pozo-Diaz is fluent in Spanish.

Phone number : 786-866-8146
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