GLOBAL VISION, LASER FOCUS
Patino & Associates provides a wide range of services, ranging from international corporate counsel to defending the victims of defective products and corporate negligence. We’re always ready to defend the interests and fight for the rights of those we serve.
We have served our clients faithfully for three decades, starting out at our headquarters in Coral Gables and evolving into a legal powerhouse with offices and affiliates throughout the United States and Latin America.
Along the way, we’ve set legal precedent, broken through barriers, comforted the afflicted and made the powerful uncomfortable. We’ve made news and we’ve made a difference in public policy, consumer safety and in the lives of ordinary people in areas dealing with catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death, products liability, online banking fraud and workers’ compensation, to name just a few.
We have fought for and won settlements and verdicts that combined add up to hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Since first opening our doors in 1992, we have gained the expertise and the resources to take on large cases, often with powerful opponents.
Some of these powerful opponents have included corporate giants Firestone and Ford Motors. In 2000, Ralph G. Patino, our president and founder, filed lawsuits against the two manufacturers on behalf of the victims of tire tread separation and SUV rollover accidents. This pioneer case resulted in the historic recall of more than 6.5 million Firestone ATX Wilderness tires that were proven to have caused SUV-rollover accidents, killing at least 174 people and injuring more than 700 in the United States alone. Mr. Patino won substantial settlements for each of his clients and a personal apology from the manufacturers.
Over the years, we’ve been at the forefront of many other landmark cases, including a major class-action lawsuit defending the rights of older workers against age discrimination in the workplace, police abuse and brutality, online banking fraud and identity theft and products liability. More recently, we’ve taken on the rights of Miami-Dade taxi drivers and medallion holders seeking compensation and equal protection against ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft.
Our track record shows we’ve never been afraid to take on the powers that be while defending our clients’ legal rights and pursuing justice. We consider ourselves courtroom warriors ready to wage legal battle once we commit to a client and a cause.
We’re ready to fight your legal battle.
Including but not limited to:
- Catastrophic Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Online Banking Fraud
- Workers’ Compensation
- International Business
- Premises Liability
- Construction Defects
- Entertainment Law
- Real Estate
- Auto Accidents
- Bus Bench Accidents
- Employment and Labor
- Medical Malpractice
- Products Liability
- Sports Law
- Corporate Law
How We Can Help You
HIGHLY PUBLICIZED CASES
Ford/Firestone (John Doe v. Firestone)
Close to two decades ago, Ralph Patino was among the first U.S. attorneys to make a connection between defective Firestone tires and SUV-rollover accidents that were happening in Florida and in other parts of the U.S....View Full Case
Medallion Class Action v. Uber Technologies & Lyft
Patino & Associates has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages for Miami’s taxi industry facing unfair competition and loss of business from ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft...View Full Case
Ahlo, Inc. v. Bank of America
Patino & Associates is credited with initiating the first U.S. lawsuit dealing with on-line banking losses, identity theft and cyber fraud. The case began on April 5, 2005 when a Miami business owner logged ...View Full Case
Peter Michael Daniel v. City of Sweetwater
Patino & Associated defended the rights of Peter Michael Daniel, a teenager who was arrested in connection with a stolen Jet Ski and taken to police headquarters in the city of Sweetwater. ...View Full Case
Hernandez v. Iberia Airlines
Patino & Associates represented a group of former employees of the Spanish airlines Iberia in an age-discrimination lawsuit. The plaintiffs ranged from former high-level executives to entry-level ticket . ...View Full Case
Rollover Victims’ Families
Tire Tread Separation Victims
Age Discrimination Victims
Injured Illegal Worker & FAMILY
OUR LEGAL TEAM
What Our Clients Say
“This is to express my satisfaction for the expert and professional performance of our attorneys Ralph Patino… It was impressive the assertiveness, argument objectivity, strategies and manners of this law firm throughout the process”
“I am writing to personally thank you for your efforts offered on our behalf… The case was sensitive, with many factors to examine when considering the case in total. We are quite satisfied with the settlement arrangement, which you were able to reach with opposing counsel, especially given the disparity of the initial offers… ”
Patino & Associates, P.A. offers a wide range of legal services and business counsel from its headquarters in Coral Gables, FL., and offices in Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.The firm also does substantial work in Havana, Cuba, where it advises Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of doing business in Cuba.
International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
Office: (202) 204-3012
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