Bar Admissions: Florida; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Practice Groups: Medical Malpractice Defense, Professional Liability Defense, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate
Education: Florida State College of Law, 2009, JD - cum laude; Florida International University, 2005, BA, English - magna cum laude
Jaime ("James") A. Alvarez, a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Miami office, is a seasoned civil trial attorney who focuses on medical malpractice defense. He has extensive experience representing hospitals, physicians, nurses, and other health care providers in complex, multi-party lawsuits and Department of Health investigations. In recognizing that these matters can permanently tarnish a health care professional’s reputation and career, Mr. Alvarez tirelessly dedicates himself to defense of his clients. He also has experience in commercial litigation, Landlord/Tenant litigation, and commercial automobile negligence litigation.
In addition, Mr. Alvarez has significant experience in appellate litigation. During his final semester of law school at the Florida State College of Law, Mr. Alvarez was selected to serve as an intern at Florida’s First District Court of Appeal where he reviewed numerous civil and criminal appeals, and made recommendations to the Court. During his legal career, Mr. Alvarez has successfully argued appeals before the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida and Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal.
IN THE NEWS
December 10, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names 2019 Partners, Equity Partners
The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced the election of nine partners to its Equity Partnership, and fifteen attorneys to its Partnership, effective January 1, 2019.
October 5, 2016
Miami Team Successfully Defends ER Physician
On September 27, 2016, Foley & Mansfield attorneys Kevin O’Connor and Jaime Alvarez obtained a defense verdict in Martin County, Florida, on behalf of an emergency room doctor following an 11-day trial involving the alleged failure to diagnose timely Plaintiff’s ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Plaintiff sought over $5.4 million in damages. The co-defendant settled three weeks before trial.
November 11, 2014
Foley & Mansfield Medical Malpractice Team Obtains Defense Verdict
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, a jury for the 20th Judicial Circuit Court for Fort Meyers, Florida, found in favor of an emergency department physician and a physician’s assistant accused of failing to diagnose a patient’s pulmonary embolism that caused her death.