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Rima C. Bardawil

Rima C. Bardawil

The Law Office of Rima Bardawil, P.A.- Owner
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims, Appeals & Appellate
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Personal Injury and Insurance Claims Attorney: I think my best qualities are empathy and passion. My empathetic nature allows me to identify with my client's needs and pain; and my passion allows me to fight relentlessly for their legal rights and for Justice. That may be an understatement, as many of my clients have gone as far as calling my litigation style as ferocious when it comes to protecting their rights and getting what’s rightfully theirs. I have been unyielding in defending my community for the past 18 years. And it all started when I was a young curious girl in search of truth and fairness. Even as a child in elementary school, I would unyieldingly defend my fellow students from bullying and teasing. I was also a peacemaker and advocate even in my young school years, and helped bring peace between my classmates. Even as a child I knew that I was going to be a lawyer and proudly did my first trial in the 7th grade as a mock divorce for my elementary school sweethearts . I then went on to being President of my High school debate team, further refining my verbal and analytical skills. It was no surprise then that my passion was the law, and that I would go on to law school. During my time at St. Thomas University School of Law, I graduated First in my Class with the Highest Honors given. I was also privileged to deliver the graduation speech to a warm and welcoming standing ovation. While a law student, I also received the most awards for achieving the highest grades in over 11 law school courses, as well as receiving the prestigious West Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, among accolades. I served on Law Review (reserved only for those demonstrating academic excellence), International Moot Court and American Trial Lawyers, as well as achieving the highest honor in Appellate Oral Argument. Because of my love of the law, it was important for me to reciprocate my blessings and so I tutored students who were on academic probation and together we achie

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute consultation. By appointment only.
  • Contingent Fees
    No recovery, no fee.
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/ President
Law Office Of Rima C. Bardawil, P.A.
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Concentration in Insurance, Negligence, Contract, Commercial, and Real Estate litigation, including Real Estate Closing Representation, and Consultation. Duties include: analyzing cases, filing, litigating, and defending law suits; drafting and arguing various motions; extensive legal research and writing; bench and Jury Trials; as well as all aspects of Appellate work. Significant success rate in trial and appellate work, as well as favorable settlements for both Plaintiff and Defendant clients.
Associate in Civil Litigation Law Firm
Lidsky, Vaccaro & Montes, P.A
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Practiced primarily in Insurance Law, specifically representing Plaintiff’s in first and third party litigation. Personally in charge of over 120 litigation files. Duties included: litigating, drafting and arguing various motions, extensive legal research and writing, all aspects of trial work as well as appellate work.
In House Defense Attorney
Fidelity National Insurance Co.
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Responsible for over 180 active cases. Duties included taking cases from pre-suit through to completion: Answering complaints, responding to discovery, propounding discovery, attending and taking depositions, procedural as well as substantive motions and hearings (i.e. summary judgments, motion to dismiss, attorney fee hearings, etc.) appeals, mediations, as well as oral arguments and trial. Also served as advisor for Insurance Company regarding trial strategies, legal opinions and case law, as well as in-house seminars/procedures on depositions of corporate representatives.
Legal Consultant
Law Office of Arthur Vincent, Esq.
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Assisted Sole practitioner with research and drafting memoranda’s and pleadings. Performed title and lien searched. Prepared cases for trial. Maintained and updated case files.
Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Ranked First for Moot Court Oral Argument in Appellate Advocacy, Ranked “Great all Around” in Trial Advocacy Program, Winner of American Trial Lawyers Competition Saint Thomas Academic Tutor, Peter T. Fay American Inns of Court
Activities: American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL), Knowledge is Power, American Bar Association (ABA), Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)
Florida International University
B.A. | Political Science
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Florida International University
B.A. (1992) | Sociology
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Florida International University
Minor (1992) | Philosophy
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Awards
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Winner of American Trial Lawyers Competition
American Trial Lawyers Association
'Great All Around' in Trial Advocacy Program
St. Thomas University School of Law
Valedictorian
St. Thomas University School of Law
West Publishing Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
St. Thomas University School of Law
Dean's List
Florida International University
Student Asst. to the Head of Political Science Dept. Nominee
Florida International University
Governor’s Program High Achievement Award for Speech and Debate
Florida International University
Professional Associations
Florida Justice Association
Member
- Current
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Bar Association
Member
- Current
Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Member
- Current
Miami-Dade County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Board Director
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Order of St. Ignacious
Member
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Singapore Homeowners Association
Vice President
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Florida Association for Women Lawyers
Member
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American Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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St Thomas University Law Review
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
My Florida Accident Attorney
Social Media
Contact & Map
Law Office of Rima C. Bardawil, P.A.
1290 West 49th Street
Suite 4
Hialeah, FL 33012
USA
Telephone: (305) 403-2203