Ramie Altawil, Esq.

Ramie Altawil is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office and practices in the area of general liability, with a primary focus on insurance related claims. He was raised in Amman, Jordan and moved to Miami after graduating from high school. He earned his Bachelors in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Miami. Mr. Altawil earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ramie gained extensive experience working for one of the highest volume First Party Property firms in Florida, where he served as a plaintiff attorney. Mr. Altawil also has experience representing foreign individuals and businesses that have been placed on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List in the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Treasury Department.

He is admitted to practice in Florida state courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

 

Phone number : 786-437-4131
Email : raltawil@pdplawyers.com

Richard Vargas, Esq.

Richard Alan Vargas is an attorney located in the firm’s Miami office. Richard is a trial lawyer with extensive experience practicing in various areas of civil litigation including premises liability, negligent security, hospitality services, liquor liability and dram-shop, construction defect, contractual disputes, consumer litigation and first-party insurance coverage. Richard has litigated numerous lawsuits, from inception through trial, on behalf of recreation centers, restaurants, fast-food establishments, automobile dealerships, hotels, condominium associations, shopping centers and retail operators across Florida. Richard focuses on representing his clients with the utmost professionalism, while providing honest evaluation and zealous counsel.

 

Richard earned his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University and obtained his Bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. Born and raised in South Florida, Richard currently resides in Miami with his wife and three children. Richard enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, traveling, and volunteering at his church.

 

Representative Experience

  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a supermarket operator in a premises liability action in Miami-Dade County;
  • Coordinated and participated in several large scale settlement conferences on behalf of a nationwide insurance carrier involving numerous property claims worth over $1M dollars;
  • Successfully defended a security company and security guard at trial involving defamation, wrongful prosecution and negligence for a claim in excess of $4M dollars in Miami-Dade County;
  • Defended a home-owner relative to a negligence claim resulting in a defense verdict in Palm Beach County;
  • Participated in two arbitrations representing car dealerships pursuing reinstatement as franchisees in Miami-Dade and Broward County;
  • Represented a bowling recreation center at trial in a catastrophic injury premises liability claim in Broward County;
  • Successfully litigated and mediated numerous premises liability and negligent security claims on behalf of corporate clients across Florida.

Phone Number: 786-866-8122
E-Mail: rvargas@pdplawyers.com


Bruneley Lalanne, Esq.

Bruneley Lalanne is a native of South Florida and she earned her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law with special recognition for Pro Bono Hours.  Prior to law school, Ms. Lalanne earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Miami in Biology, with a dual minor in Chemistry and Sociology. During Ms. Lalanne’s time at the University of Miami, she co-founded a nonprofit organization Kids Demonstrating Worth, which serves to mentor at-risk youth.

While in law school, Ms. Lalanne clerked for Federal Judge James Lawrence King which provided her with some foundational experiences with criminal and civil cases. These experiences catapulted her desire to be a litigator. After graduating from law school, Ms. Lalanne became an Assistant Public Defender with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office.

As an Assistant Public Defender, Ms. Lalanne had a caseload of between 200-400 cases, and she handled the bulk of these cases from arraignment to disposition. Ms. Lalanne has litigated numerous types of felony cases, including but not limited to grand theft, burglary of a dwelling occupied, aggravated assaulted with a firearm, sexual battery, and attempted murder.  Ms. Lalanne first chaired over 50 trials,  defended clients subject to minimum mandatory sentences, prepared mitigation packets post-trial, and was often successful in obtaining the waiver of minimum mandatory sentences. Ms. Lalanne also handled nearly all cases where the client’s primary language was Haitian-Creole.

Ms. Lalanne has been an active member of the Haitian Lawyers Association and has engaged in outreach activities including sealing and expungements workshops, community events, and volunteer activities. Ms. Lalanne dedicates her time to volunteering for Mock Trial events at Saint Thomas University School of Law. Ms. Lalanne has also served as a speaker at several high schools to discuss her career choice and encourage young people to pursue careers in law.

Ms. Lalanne admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.

Phone number : 786-866-8145
Email : blalanne@pdplawyers.com

Brad Eubanks, Esq.

Brad Eubanks is originally from Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1997. He has been practicing in insurance defense litigation his entire legal career and actively litigates in State and Federal courts, representing clients in construction defect claims, commercial litigation, general liability, contract disputes, personal injury, automobile negligence, slip and fall, negligent security, first party property claims, bad faith and coverage disputes.

Ron Thackery, Esq.

Mr. Thackery recently joined the firm following a long career at American Medical Response. Ron had responsibility for safety, risk management, claims management, procurement and controlled substances administration. Previously, he was responsible for the integration of acquired companies into AMR, fleet administration, paramedic training schools and the Logistics team for FEMA deployments. During his 22 years he led many teams of caregivers and leaders in the development of innovative programs in EMS. Mr. Thackery received the Distinguished Service to Safety award from the National Safety Council in 2007, the highest individual award bestowed by the Council. He recently received the Walter J. Schaeffer Award for Excellence from the American Ambulance Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Safety Council and chairs the Professional Standards and Research Committee of the American Ambulance Association. He is a frequent presenter in EMS, Risk Management and Legal settings. Prior to his service at AMR, he was Senior Counsel to Federal Express. Mr. Thackery holds a BA in Humanities from Christian Brothers University and a JD from the University of Memphis.

Donald Guthrie, Esq.

Don served with distinction as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the prestigious US Army Berlin Brigade during the peak of the Cold War, and as a Company Commander and Battalion Staff Officer with the elite 101st Airborne Division. After an early medical discharge from the Army, Don returned to his home state and earned his law degree from the University of Florida.

He brings considerable legal experience to his current position combining the courtroom skill he gained through working as an Assistant Public Defender in Duval County and knowledge by working in a larger personal injury law firm. Additionally, Don has served as a volunteer mediator in the State Attorney’s Fourth Judicial Circuit Diversionary Program, designed to render speedy justice without involvement in the traditional court system. He is affiliated with numerous professional
legal associations and trial groups, including the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, and Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association.

As an active member of the community, Don is also a founding member of
the Jacksonville National Cemetery Advisory Committee, an organization that was instrumental in the efforts to establish a National Veterans Cemetery for North Florida to serve our Veterans and their families’ needs well into the next century. Don is a member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans Chapters and participates in their community service activities. Don also volunteers with the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida with emphasis on their outreach program, designed to educate veterans on Hospice’s comprehensive program focused on end-of-life care needs that are unique to military veterans and their families. Additionally, he is an attorney volunteer with The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program based out of Washington, D.C., an organization that provides legal representation to veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Mr. Guthrie was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997 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. Guthrie is also admitted to practice in the Federal Bar for the Middle District of Florida.

Adam Tannen, Esq.

Adam Tannen is an Associate in the firm’s Miami office and focused his practice general civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on insurance related claims. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Central Florida and Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University where he was a recurring member of the Dean’s List.

Prior to joining Pozo-Diaz & Pozo, Mr. Tannen practiced insurance defense for an AM Law 200 firm in personal injury matters, including premises liability, general liability, personal injury protection and class actions. Additionally, Mr. Tannen has extensive experience representing distressed condominium associations and helped prompt House Bill 1237, specifically, criminal penalties for theft or embezzlement of funds of an association.

Orlando Valle, Esq.

ORLANDO VALLE was born in San Leandro, California.  He procured his Bachelor of Science degree from California State University-Stanislaus in Business Administration-Finance.  Thereafter, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2001.  After procuring his law degree, he then attended the University of Miami LL.M. program in Inter-American Law.

After completing his academic career, Mr. Valle began his career as a litigation attorney in 2002.  Since that time, he had devoted the bulk of his practice to defending individuals and businesses throughout the State of Florida in multiple types of cases in both federal and state cases.  Consequently, he has been an active member in multiple organizations such as The Florida Defense Lawyers Association (“FDLA”) and  The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”).  In addition, Mr. Valle has lectured claims personnel and company officers and counsel regarding matters related to his practice and those affecting their respective businesses.

In his years of experience, Mr. Valle has represented clients in matters involving the following (i.e. “areas of practice”):

Premises Liability
Construction Defect claims
Professional Negligence, including Medical Malpractice, Accountant Malpractice, Legal Malpractice and Design Professional Malpractice
Bad Faith
Automobile Negligence
Contract Disputes
Insurance Coverage
Third Party Property Claims
Crop/Agricultural Insurance Disputes

He is admitted to practice in Florida state courts and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Larry S. Kraslow, Esq.

LARRY S. KRASLOW joined the firm in 2017. He has over 30 years experience in the legal field, practicing in various areas, including insurance defense litigation. He has practiced in the areas of torts, automobile liability, negligent security, and premises liability. In addition, he has experience in cases involving commercial litigation.
Mr. Kraslow earned his undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in marketing. He was awarded his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Miami in 1986. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Kraslow was employed in law enforcement, which gives him additional insight into legal issues concerning negligent security, premises liability and automobile liability matters.
Mr. Kraslow is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida and New York, and in the District of Columbia

Jaime A. Pozo, Esq.

JAIME A. POZO is a native of South Florida and a resident of the City of Coral Gables. In 2010, he joined the firm of Martha Pozo-Diaz, P.A., which was established by his sister in 1991. Upon him joining the firm, it reorganized as Pozo-Diaz & Pozo, P.A. Mr. Pozo joined the firm to diversify its transactional practice and support the needs of its current clients with his extensive litigation experience. Mr. Pozo also continued his practice defending the interest of insurance companies, its insureds and various clients with high self-insured retention in the areas of premises liability, products liability, automobile/fleet/trucking liability, personal injury (defense), construction defects and construction related claims, pre-suit accident investigation, professional liability, ADA and accessibility claims, emergency medicine, workers compensation, including Employer “B” liability claims and co-employment related matters.
Since his admission to the Florida Bar, Mr. Pozo has been trained in handling all aspects of full file responsibility from pre-suit to trial. He has assisted his clients with developing and implementing accident investigation protocols and has conducted hundreds of investigations in both catastrophic and non-catastrophic cases throughout the State of Florida. He has assembled accident investigation teams in all major cities throughout the State and the Southeast United States that are available to respond at any time to any accident. In the past, he was a member of the Litigation Department at Kelley, Kronenberg and was asked by the Managing Partner to make the transition to form Wicker Law Firm, P.A. in 2003. While at Wicker Law Firm, Mr. Pozo managed the firm’s litigation practice throughout the State and developed the firm’s accident investigation team. Mr. Pozo lectures nationally in the areas of fraud, accident investigation, workers compensation, employer liability and litigation practice in Florida.
In 1997, Mr. Pozo obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Following his education at the University of Miami, Mr. Pozo attended St. Thomas University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree with Honors. Mr. Pozo also has served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Linda Dakis and the Honorable Gisella Cardonne-Ely, in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County, Florida. In 2003, Mr. Pozo was appointed to the Dade County Bar Association Judicial Outreach Committee and to the City of Coral Gables Cable Television Board by Commissioner William “Bill” Kerdyk. In 2005, Mr. Pozo completed his term on the Cable Television Board and was appointed to the prestigious Board of Adjustments by Commissioner Rafael “Ralph” Cabrera, where he completed his term in 2009. In 2011, Mr. Pozo was appointed to the City’s Insurance Advisory Board, wherein he served two terms. Mr. Pozo is fluent in Spanish, an important asset to the Firm due to the diverse population of South Florida. He is also a member of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association. Mr. Pozo has also earned an AV® Peer Review Rating, which the highest Martindale Hubbell is rating available to an attorney. It is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that Mr. Pozo’s peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence

Phone number : 786-866-8141
Email : jpozo@pdplawyers.com