South Florida attorneys Gonzalo R. Dorta and Matias R. Dorta have formed Dorta Law, a boutique trial law firm in Coral Gables.
The Hispanic-owned firm will provide specialized trial practice with an additional focus on commercial litigation and arbitration, the firm announced Monday.
The brothers collectively bring more than half a century of state and federal trial experience to the firm, and will concentrate on handling litigation disputes destined to be decided at trial.
"There is a significant demand in South Florida for specialized practitioners with the desire and ability to try a case to verdict, as well as handle the appeal," Gonzalo Dorta said in a news release. "Our combined trial experience handling a variety of matters affords us the ability to provide these services, not only to our clients, but to other fine litigators on a much broader scale, setting us apart from traditional trial practices."
The Dorta brothers come from a line of attorneys and politicians with roots in Cuba. Their grandfather was a prosecutor in Cuba for 20 years and their great-uncle helped draft Cuba's constitution of 1940, considered one of the most advanced constitutions among Spanish-speaking countries.
"I am excited to join my brother and to have the opportunity to practice together under the family name," Matias Dorta said. "We discussed it for many years, and it was a dream of my father's, who unfortunately passed away. Coincidentally, he would have been celebrating his 84th birthday this month as we officially open Dorta Law."
Previously, Matias Dorta was a partner at Tew Cardenas LLP. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator and served on the Judicial Nomination Commission for the Third District Court of Appeal for 10 years, including one year as chairman. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and Georgetown University Law Center.
Gonzalo Dorta was a sole trial practitioner prior to the partnership, and is one of the longest-serving members of Florida's Judicial Nominating Commission for State Courts in Miami-Dade County, which he has chaired. A graduate of the University of Miami and Georgetown University Law Center, he has been nominated for the past 10 years as one of South Florida's elite trial attorneys.
Both brothers participate in many community activities, including coaching inner-city youth in organized tackle football and basketball.
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