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Martinez Manglardi, PA

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Martinez Manglardi, PA

Over the past 20 years, Mr. Manglardi has successfully represented thousands of individuals and families throughout the State of Florida in various types of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, defective product and theme park negligence.

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JULIO C. MARTINEZ, JR

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Mr. Martinez is married, with three children and one grandchild. He has resided in Central Florida since the age of ten. He attended public grade school in Orlando, and graduated from Bishop Moore Catholic High School.

Mr. Martinez graduated with high honors, in the top of his class, from the Florida State University College of Law in April of 1986. He received American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellent Achievement in two courses of study: torts and criminal practice. He also was a recipient of the Barrett G. Johnson Award in International Law. While at the Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Martinez served as president of the Spanish-American Law Student Association.

Mr. Martinez handles a wide variety of cases including motor vehicle collisions, wrongful death, product liability and insurance contract disputes. He has lectured for the Florida Justice Association, and has served as an adjunct professor at Valencia Community College.

Mr. Martinez is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Florida Justice Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Osceola Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Martinez is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations which limit membership to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

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MICHAEL MANGLARDI

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Mr. Manglardi received his undergradute degree from the University of Central Florida in 1984. He graduated with honors in May of 1987 from Florida State University College of Law. While in college and at law school, Mr Manglardi received a number of honors, scholarships and awards, including being ranked number one in his class in his first year of law school. Over the past 20 years,Mr. Manglardi has successfully represented thousands of individuals and families throughout the State of Florida in various types of personal injury claims, including automobile accidents, defective product and theme park negligence.

Mr. Manglardi resides in Central Florida with his wife and four children. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum and is active in various law related and civic organizations. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and served on its Professionalism Committee and Law Related Education Committee. He has chaired the local Florida Bar Grievance Committee, which investigates complaints of unethical conduct against attorneys and volunteers as an advisor and judge for the Orange County Bar Teen Court Program. He also volunteers time as a Guardian Ad Litem for abused neglected and abandoned children.

Mr. Manglardi remains involved with his alma mater, the University of Central Florida, having served as President of UCF Knight Boosters and the UCF Alumni Association. He also serves as an officer of the UCF Foundation.

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Brian Lamb joined the firm in 2010 after spending many years defending medical professionals in medical malpractice lawsuits. He concentrates his practice in the areas ofmedical malpractice, nursing home abuse, wrongful death and personal injury litigation.

A Georgia native, Mr. Lamb received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in 1979 from Augusta State University. In 1983 he graduated with distinction from Georgia Southern University, earning a Master in Public Administration. Mr. Lamb’s education continued at Valencia Community College where he obtained an Associate in Science Degree, Registered Nurse. He then went on to the University of Florida School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate degree. While in lawschool Mr. Lamb graded onto the University of Florida Law Review and received the book award for having the highest grade in his class in torts (2000) and family law (2001). He ultimately graduated magna cum laude in 2003. In 2004 he was inducted into the Order of the Coif, a distinction bestowed upon students in the top ten percent of graduates from the top fifty law schools across the nation.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Lamb worked as a registered nurse in the emergency room, intensive care unit (ICU), cardiac catheterization lab and progressive care unit (PCU). While a registered nurse, Mr. Lamb held both supervisory and managerial positions in different aspects of the nursing profession.

As a former nurse and a former defense attorney Mr. Lamb brings a unique perspective to the representation of persons injured by the negligence of medical professionals. He not only understands the complicated medical aspects of these cases, but also has a detailed understanding of how the insurance carriers will defend them. Mr. Lamb has extensive trial experience and will aggressively pursue medical negligence litigation with an understanding of both the medical and legal aspects of each case.

Mr. Lamb is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Florida Justice Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. Mr. Lamb is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization which limits membership to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.

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PAMELA A. PADILLA

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Pamela A. Padilla joined the firm in 2011 with an impressive background and remarkable trial skills. Mrs. Padilla spent years defending the interests of insurance companies and physicians inmedical malpractice cases prior to turning her focus to the helping the injured. Her insight into how insurance companies evaluate and defend lawsuits along her dedication and tenacity makes her a fierce advocate. Mrs. Padilla joined the firm so that she could turn her focus to representinginjured individuals and their families in cases of wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents,medical malpractice, premises liability and general personal injury actions. She is dedicated to providing her clients with compassionate, informative and quality representation.

Mrs. Padilla obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies in 1993, with honors, from the University of Central Florida. Before receiving her law degree, Mrs. Padilla worked as a paralegal for ten years which provided her with a head start to her practice. She obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree in 2003 from Barry University School of Law. During law school, Mrs. Padilla received a Certificate in International Legal Studies from Tulane University after studying international law in Paris, France. Impressively, Mrs. Padilla was selected in her first year to receive the award for Best Oralist by Judges from Orange and Seminole County. During her second year, she was selected to be on the Barry University Trial Team where she went on to be a very active member as well as a director of the team. Mrs. Padilla participated in numerous Mock Trial competitions during her two and a half year tenure on the Trial Team including competitions hosted by The Florida Bar, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. After graduating, Mrs. Padilla returned, after invitation, to help coach the school's trial team. Additionally, she was an active member and director of her law school’s Moot Court Team. She participated in several moot court competitions. By competing on the trial team and the moot court team, Mrs. Padilla developed keen advocacy skills early in her career. She also served her law school as an Honor Court Justice, a great honor. Lastly, she was an active member of the student Women Lawyers Association.

Mrs. Padilla is fluent in Spanish and is a member of The Florida Bar, the U.S. Middle District of Florida and the Florida Justice Association.

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Chrislie Lopez joined Attorneys Trial Group in 2006 upon graduating cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C. Before entering law school, Mrs. Lopez already knew that she wanted to specialize in personal injury to help those who are injured due to the negligence of others. During law school, she was an intern at a prestigious boutique personal injury law firm for two years. She also served as an editor for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law. She was honored to have been selected to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephanie Duncan-Peters, of the D.C. Superior Court. Mrs. Lopez received her undergraduate degree from Stonehill College, in North Easton, Massachussetts, where she graduated magna cum laude and received the Outstanding Senior of the Year Award.

Mrs. Lopez won a verdict of 1.2 million dollars in favor of a minor who sustained injuries due to mold exposure. In addition to being an aggressive litigator, Mrs. Lopez is a compassionate and dedicated advocate for those injured in auto accidents and slip and falls. She is admitted to practice law in the Middle District of Florida. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Florida Bar, Florida Justice Association and the The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. She resides in Central Florida with her husband and two children.

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Mr. Castillo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1990, Mr. Castillo attended the University of Central Florida. In 1994, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management and received a commission as an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Castillo was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and served in Haiti and Bosnia Herzegovina. After four years of service, Mr. Castillo received an honorable discharge and worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Volusia and Brevard County. In 2003, he left the pharmaceutical industry to pursue a legal career.

In 2005, Mr. Castillo graduated from Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.). Before joining Martinez Manglardi, he practiced insurance andmedical malpractice defense. Mr. Castillo's current practice includes personal injury and immigration. Mr. Castillo is a member of the Florida Bar, Middle District of Florida, Orange County Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Central Florida Trial lawyer Association and The Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida.

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LEYDYLUZ SYMPHORIEN-RESTREPO

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Leydyluz Symphorien-Restrepo joined the firm in 2014 after serving the community of Central Florida as an assistant state attorney for three years. While at the Office of the State Attorney, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Ms. Symphorien-Restrepo prosecuted hundreds of offenses ranging from first degree felonies to misdemeanors and tried more than twenty five cases to jury verdict. Ms. Symphorien-Restrepo is committed to employing her litigation skills and expertise in representing victims who have been injured by the negligence of others.

A native of Venezuela, Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo immigrated to the United States when she was seven. She attended Meadowbrook Middle School and South Lake High School before heading off to the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies and law school career. Ms. Symphorien- Restrepo graduated cum laude and received book awards for performing at the top her class in International Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility. Prior to graduation, Ms. Symphorien- Restrepo studied abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. During her time there, Ms. Symphorien-Restrepo’s strong passion for those who are victimized motivated her in spearheading an effort to volunteer and raise funds for Ikhatya Likababa, a home for abandoned children in Empangeni, South Africa.

Today, Ms. Symphorien-Restrepo volunteers with the University of Florida’s Alumni Matching Program and in various functions at her local church. On account of her high performance on the State’s bar exam, she also serves as a reader for the Florida Bar, the entity which determines whether a person will be licensed as an attorney. In that capacity, Ms. Symphorien-Restrepo drafts and pre- tests exam questions, as needed.

Ms. Symphorien-Restrepo is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers and the Osceola County Bar Association. She resides in Central Florida with her husband and child.