Orlando Attorneys

(En Español)

Orlando attorneys Gustavo Padron, Anthony Suarez, Claribel Gonzalez, and Hector Ortiz are highly dependable, award winning Hispanic attorneys, with years of experience in federal, civil, and criminal law. Knowledgeable of New York City, Florida, and Puerto Rico laws, they take on complex, high profile criminal trials in Florida, as well as acting as real estate brokers in New York and Florida. The attorneys at Anthony Suarez Law Group pledge to make high quality law service more accessible and reasonably priced to members of their community.

 


Anthony Suarez, ESQ.
President

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PH: (407) 841-7373
FAX: (407) 841-7181

suarez@cfl.rr.com

Gustavo Padron, ESQ.
Of Counsel
Criminal Attorney Orlando, Florida

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PH: (407) 841-7373 > EXT: 102
FAX: (407) 841-7181

gpadron@suarezcti.com

Claribel Gonzalez, ESQ.
Of Counsel
Attorney Orlando, Florida

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FAX: (407) 841-7181

cgonzalez@suarezcti.com

Hector R. Cuprill, Jr. ESQ.
Of Counsel
Attorney Orlando, Florida

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FAX: (407) 841-7181

hcuprill@suarezcti.com

 








Anthony Suarez, ESQ. President

SUMMARY:

Admitted to the Bar in 1977 in New York and in 1992 in Florida, I have had a varied career, as a trial attorney, counsel to New York state legislature, community activist, Member of the Florida state Legislature, United States Delegate to the Guatamala Peace Accords in 1996, currently Adjunct Professor of Law and Radio talk show host.  I have tried hundreds of jury trials and argued dozens of cases before appellate courts thus I have had a wide experience in the law over the 31 years of practice.  Born In New York City of parents from Puerto Rico.

    Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1978

  • Florida, 1991

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1979

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1979

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1991

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1998

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1998

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit U.S. Tax Court, 1992

    Education:

  • St. John's Law, New York, New York J.D. Fordham University, New York, NY, USA B.A.

  • Major: History Major: Political Science Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, USA M.B.A.

    Published Works:

  • Prisoners Reform, New York Law Journal

  • Host panelist of Television show on status of Puerto Rico, Orange county TV

    Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Barry University School of Law - Orlando, FL, 2001 –Present - Real Estate Transactions and Legislation.

  • Adjunct Professor, Bronx Community College - City University of New York, 1988 - 1990

  • Lecturer, Hostos Community College - City University of New York, 1982 Adjunct Lecturer - Criminal Law, College of New Rochelle, 1979 – 1981

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Hostos Community College - City University of New York, 1975

    Honors and Awards:

  • Distinguished Military Graduate, Department of the Army, 1974

  • Distinguished Service Award, New York State, Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, 1986

  • Citizens Award, Association of Hispanic American Citizens (ACHA), 1987 Humanitarian Service Award, Town of Romapo, New York, 1987

  • Distinguished Service Award, New York State Assembly, Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, 1988

  • Distinguished Service Award, New York State Assembly, Mel Miller Speaker, 1989

  • City of New York, Hispanic Heritage Business Award, Mayor Edward I. Koch, "Hispanic Business Man of the Year", 1989

  • Subject of Cranes New York Business Magazine, "Forty under Forty" Emilio Betances Award for Politics

  • The National P.R. Parade Committee University of Central Florida

  • Excellence in Action Program, Award Recipient, March 21, 1995

  • Honorary Deputy Sheriff, Sheriff Kevin Beary, 1998

  • Univision Channel 63, Exitos De Los Nuestros Legislator of the Year, AFL, CIO, 1999

  • Freshman Legislator of the Year, Classroom Teachers Association, 1999 Community Leader Award: Desfile Puerto Riqueno, FL, 2004

  • Abogado Del Ano (Attorney of the Year), PAOLI Award, 2006

    Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association, 1987

  • Member Conference of Bar Leader New York State Bar Association Member of Committee of Law Office Economics New York State Bar Association, 1988 - 1990

  • Chairman: Committee on Minorities in the Profession Puerto Rican Bar Association, 1987

  • President Puerto Rican Bar Association, 1985

  • Chairman Judiciary Committee Puerto Rican Bar Association, 1986

  • Chair Legislative Committee Reserve Officers Association, 1974 - 1985

  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association Bronx County Bar Association Florida Bar, 1992

  • Member Tax Committee Seminole County Bar Association Orange County Bar Association The Fund for Modern Courts, New York, NY, 1987

  • Director Federal Bar, New York Middle & Eastern District, Florida Middle District, 2nd Circuit & 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Member 351st Psychological Operations Company United States Army Reserves, 1978 - 1986

  • Executive Office Tito Puente Scholarship Fund, 1983 - 1991

  • Counsel South Bronx Board of Trade, 1986 - 1991

  • Counsel P.R.O.M.E.S.A., Drug Rehabilitation Center, 1986 - 1987

  • Director South Bronx Community Action Theater, 1985 - 1987

  • Director Legal Aid Society, Seminole County, Florida, 1995 - 1996

  • Director N.Y. Prisoners Legal Services Corp., 1989 - 1991

  • Director Latinos in Action Community Development Corp., 1998 - 1999

  • Chairman Latino Leadership, 2000 Chairman Boys Club of Central Florida, 2001

    Past Employment Positions:

  • Suarez & Associates. P.A., President, 1991 - Present

  • Suarez & Associates, Partner, 1980 - 1991

  • District Attorney - Bronx County, Assistant District Attorney, 1977 - 1980

  • United States Army, Military Police Corp. and Military Intelligence Corp., Commissioned CAPT., 1974 - 1988

  • New York State Judicial Commission on Minorities Appointed by Chief Judge Wachtler, Commissioner, 1987 - 1991

  • Judicial Nominating Commission, 18th Judicial District Florida, appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles, Commissioner, 1996 - 2000

  • New York State Assembly Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force, Legal Advisor, 1987 - 1991

  • Guatemala Peace accords, United States Presidential Delegate, appointed by President Clinton, 1996 Florida House of Represenatives, State Representative, elected March 1999, 2000

  • Orange County Soil and Water Commission, Legal Advisor, 2002

  • Governors Task Force on Education, appointed by Governor Jeb Bush, 1999

  • Governors Task Force on Affordable Health Care, appointed by Governor Jeb Bush South Bronx Board of Trade monthly magazine, Legal Corner, Editor, 1986 - 1990

  • Weekly Newspaper, Latino International, Legal Editor, 1993 - 1994

  • El Diario Newspaper, Legal Editor, 2000 - 2001

    Fraternities/Sororities:

  • Pershing Rifles


Gustavo Padron, ESQ. Of Counsel, Criminal Law Attorney

SUMMARY:

Gustavo Padron has years of experience as a commercial business lawyer, criminal defense lawyer, and real estate lawyer in Orlando, Florida. From large and important criminal defense cases in Florida, to landlord and tenant cases, to animal bites, he is highly qualified to take on your case.

 

    Education:           

  • BARRY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Orlando, FL

    Juris Doctor, May 2000

  • ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY, Miami, FL

    B.A. in Political Science, May 1994

  • MIAMI DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Miami, FL

    A.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice, May 1989

    Honors & Activities:

  • Member, Moot Court Board

  • Class Senator, Student Bar Association

  • Treasurer, Student Bar Association

  • Honorary Member, UO Hispanic Bar Association

    Internships & Clinics:

  • Intern for Dispute Resolution - Mediator

  • Intern for Public Defender’s Office - Juvenile Division

  • Intern for Public Defender’s Office - Homicide Division

  • Intern for Florida House Member, Anthony Suarez                       

ADMITTED:
Attorney and Couselor at Law in all Courts of Florida, Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Mediator, United States Federal Court Middle District.


Claribel Gonzalez, ESQ. Of Counsel, Law Attorney

SUMMARY:

Claribel Gonzalez is of Puerto Rican decent, completely bi-lingual, and was raised here in Central Florida. A 1993 graduate from Boone High School, Claribel is an alumnus of the University of Central Florida, and holds a Master’s Degree from Troy State University. She earned her Juris Doctor from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s College of Law, where she earned two Book Awards and conducted independent research under the supervision of Dean Randall Abate.

Claribel began her legal career as a legal assistant to a family law and immigration attorney prior to graduating law school. She then served as an attorney at the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office where she gained valuable trial and advocacy experience. Since then, Claribel Gonzalez has been litigating criminal, family, bankruptcy, probate, and social security matters. Dedicated to each and every one of her clients, she is a zealous yet compassionate, result driven advocate. Claribel has been admitted to practice law in both the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court, Middle District.

 


Hector R. Cuprill, ESQ. Of Counsel, Law Attorney

SUMMARY:

    Experience:           

  • THE SUAREZ LAW GROUP, P.A.
    (Orlando, FL) Business Law, Administrative Law, Personal Injury, Intellectual Property, Extraordinary Writs, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Criminal Defense. 2017-Present

  • HECTOR R. CUPRILL, JR., ESQUIRE
    (Deland, FL) General Civil and Criminal Defense Practice Solo Practitioner. 2008-2017

  • VASILAROS AND POLITIS, P.A.
    (Daytona Beach, FL) Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Practice. 2007-2008

  • PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
    (Deland, FL) County Court Division Chief, and Felony Division Criminal Defense Attorney. Combined total of 28 Jury Trials as lead counsel (Criminal Defense). 2004-2006

  • PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE FOR THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
    (Tavares, FL) Assistant Public Defender. County and Juvenile Court Criminal Defense Attorney. 2002-2004

    Education:           

  • CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PR SCHOOL OF LAW, Ponce, Puerto Rico

    Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, May 1999

  • EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, Daytona Beach, FL

    Bachelors of Science in Aviation Business Administration, May 1996

    Internships & Clinics:

  • MARTINEZ TEXIDOR AND FUSTER LAW OFFICES
    (Ponce, PR) Clinical Externship Program II (Legal Intern). Attorneys for Insurance Defense. Drafted pre-trial motions and legal memoranda.

  • US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO
    (Hato Rey, PR) Clinical Externship Program I (Law Clerk). Drafted Opinions and Orders. Supervisor: Hon. Daniel Dominguez, United States District Court Judge.

  • CANCIO, NADAL, RIVERA, AND DIAZ, P.S.C.
    (Hato Rey, PR) Legal Intern. Corporate and Administrative Law. Assisted attorneys by drafting pre-trial motions and legal memoranda.

  • UNITED STATES ATTORNEY’S OFFICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO
    (Hato Rey, PR) Legal Intern. Replies to Writs of Habeas Corpus and Coram Nobis (Appeals Division).

    Honors, Activities & Achievements:           

  • Member of the Florida Bar since 2002

  • Member of the US District Court Middle District of Florida Bar Since 2003

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Community Outreach Services, 2007 - 2008 Law Reviewv

  • Law School Faculty Member’s Aide

  • Law School High Technology Committee (PCUPR), Founding Member, 1997 - 1999

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity

  • Federal Bar Association Membership

  • Perpetual Membership to the Military Order of the World Wars

  • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International

  • Herff-Jones Leadership Award ("PLA")

  • Past member of the Volusia County Hispanic Association

  • 2003 Public Defender College (Jury Trial Competition)

  • 2005 Advanced Public Defender College (Advanced Jury Trial Competition)

  • 2005 Gerald T. Bennett Trial Advocacy Seminar, University of FL (Levin College of Law)

  • 2008 Judge, Mock Trial Team at UCF Southeastern Tournament

  • Past member of the Florida Justice Association

  • 2014 Judge, American Mock Trial Association Nationals

  • NRA Member

  • 2015 Judge, Mock Trial Invitational at Stetson University