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Experienced Lawyers

Our seasoned attorneys have extensive courtroom experience, knowledge and an understanding of the law required to succeed in today’s complex judicial system.

No fee unless we win

While we cannot guarantee the outcome, we are out to win. We welcome challenging cases, never afraid to take on powerful opponents while defending our client's legal rights.

Focused on you

We treat our clients with the care and respect they deserve. At atino & Associates , we treat each client as if they were our only client.

Millions Recovered

The quality of our work has led to landmark decisions and millions of dollars in combined verdicts for our clients.

International corporate and civil litigation law firm


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
  • Litigation
  • International Business
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Defects
  • Entertainment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bus Bench Accidents
  • Employment and Labor
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance
  • Sports Law
  • Corporate Law


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....

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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...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 . ...

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Rollover Victims’ Families


Tire Tread Separation Victims


Age Discrimination Victims


Injured Illegal Worker & FAMILY



What Our Clients Say


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.

Coral Gables

113 Almeria Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134
Office: (305) 443-6163
Fax: (305) 443-5635
Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm

International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
Office: (202) 204-3012

Santo Domingo

Calle Marginal Núñez de Cáceres
No. 310, El Millón
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Office: +1 (809) 530-8531

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