Carmen Alpizar Hellman, P.A.

Attorney and Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator

 

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1996

 

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court

  Middle District of Florida, 1998

U.S. District Court,

  Southern District of Florida, 2005

 

Certifications

Florida Supreme Court Certified   Mediator (Circuit Civil, 2011)

 

Memberships

The Florida Bar

  (Alternative Dispute Resolution

  Section, Family Law Section, and

  Real Property and Probate Section)

Dade County Bar Association

  (ADR Mediation and Probate and

  Guardianship Sections)

Cuban American Bar Association

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

 

Languages

Fluent in Spanish

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Carmen Alpizar Hellman is an experienced trial attorney having litigated cases in both state and federal courts throughout the State of Florida for over 19 years, including serving as lead counsel at jury trials involving first party insurance claims and bodily injury claims, as well as handling arbitrations and mediations.  Her vast experience includes matters in the areas of insurance defense, plaintiff personal injury, insurance bad faith, property damage, wrongful death, premises liability, family law, employment law, estate planning, probate and guardianship.  She is well-versed in all aspects of litigation from pre-suit through appeal.

 

Mrs. Hellman has a unique perspective on trial matters having worked in both the public and private sectors; first, as a staff attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, where she reviewed motions and appeals, advised judges, drafted appellate Opinions and proposed Orders, then as an associate and a partner at law firms in Tampa and Coral Gables, Florida.

 

Moreover, her background in representing insurance companies and their insureds, as well as claimants, offers a valuable awareness as a certified circuit civil mediator in personal injury and insurance dispute matters. 

 

Her peers have recognized her as a “Top Lawyer” in the South Florida Legal Guide (2008-2014). She was also listed in the July 2010 edition of Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” in the area of Civil Trial.  In her prior practice, she was recognized as one of the Top 25 Alternative Dispute Resolution Firms by the South Florida Business Journal (May, 2012). 

Education

Stetson University College of Law

St. Petersburg, FL, Juris Doctor, 1996

 

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Bachelor of Arts, 1993

 

Carmen Alpizar Hellman