Juan C. Martinez Attorney At Law

Juan C. Martinez - Attorney at Law


T 305.416.6880
F 305.416.6887
Miami 333 SE 2nd Avenue Suite 3200 Miami, Florida 33131

Juan is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial and corporate litigation. He has extensive experience handling a wide array of contractual disputes, business torts (including fraud, defamation, civil theft, civil RICO, etc.), shareholder and partnership disputes, judicial dissolution actions, and real estate disputes (including commercial foreclosures, title disputes, and commercial lease disputes). While his goal is always to assist clients in resolving their disputes in an amicable and cost-effective manner when possible, he is known in the community as a skilled and widely respected trial lawyer. Juan is also known for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to develop innovative and effective pretrial and trial strategies.

Juan has been published in the area of enforcement of judgments rendered by tribunals in foreign countries. He is regularly selected as one of South Florida's top attorneys in the South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Trend publications. As a native Miamian and fluent Spanish speaker, much of Juan’s work is centered around representing clients from Latin America. 

  • Background

    Juan received his B.A. from Florida International University in 1991 and his J.D. degree from Florida State University in 1994. He was honored in 1994 for having achieved the highest grade on The Florida Bar exam. Prior to joining GrayRobinson in November 2008, Juan was a partner at Fowler White Burnett, P.A.

  • Education
    • Florida International University, B.A. (honors, 1991)
    • Florida State University, J.D. (highest honors, 1994)
      • Order of the Coif
      • Phi Delta Phi Law Fraternity
      • Book Awards in International Litigation and Arbitration, Contracts, Creditors' Rights, Gratuitous Transfers, Constitutional Law, Evidence and Admiralty
      • Florida State Law Review, Member (1992-1994)

  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • Cuban American Bar Association
    • Florida Fiduciary Forum, Member
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent®, Martindale Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2023-2024
    • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, 2012-2017
    • South Florida Legal Guide, Top "Up and Comer," 2006-2010
    • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2007, 2010, 2011
  • Civic
    • Best Buddies Florida, South Florida Chapter Advisory Board
      • Chair, 2016-2017
      • Board Member, 2013-present
  • Significant Cases
    • Open Magnetic Imaging, Inc. v. Nieves-Garcia, 826 So. 2d 415 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002)
    • KSK Group, Inc. v. Medrano, 847 So.2d 1140 (Fla. 3d DCA 2003)
  • Articles and Publications
    • Contributor, "Mark-to-Market Rule May Ease Commercial Lending Market," MiamiToday ePaper, April 2009
    • "Recognizing and Enforcing Foreign National Judgments: The United States and Europe Compared and Contrasted – A Call for Revised Legislation in Florida," Journal of Transnational Law and Policy 49, 1995
    • Co-Author, "Business Court Pilot Program, 11th Judicial Circuit, Operating Statement," December 1996
  • Languages
    • Spanish