U.S. District Court
Middle District of Florida, 1998
U.S. District Court,
Southern District of Florida, 2005
Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (Circuit Civil, 2011)
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
Cuban American Bar Association
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Fluent in Spanish
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).
Stetson University College of Law
St. Petersburg, FL, Juris Doctor, 1996
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Bachelor of Arts, 1993