Anthony is a passionate, practical, and proven litigator with a track record of success representing plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes litigation. He has been counsel in disputes involving the Virgin Group, 1-800-Flowers, Motorsport Network, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, The Standard Hotels, Lehman, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Lennar, GL Homes, and PrimeLending, as well as successful start-up companies and local artists, chefs, and restaurants.
Anthony’s clients consider him to be a strategic partner, and in each case, he develops meaningful client relationships. He is constantly learning about the underlying economics of his client’s industry, making Anthony uniquely able to shape strong business deals.
Prior to joining Caldera Law, Anthony practiced for over a decade at two of Miami’s top law firms – Bilzin Sumberg and AXS Law – where he gained extensive experience handling a broad range of complex commercial litigation. While at AXS Law, the firm was awarded the Commercial Litigation Department of the Year in 2021 by the Daily Business Review. Most recently, Anthony was on the trial team that secured a $8.5 million federal jury verdict resulting in the return of the trademarks for the “Bâoli” brand of restaurants and nightclubs and the “My Boyfriend is Out of Town” theme party to their creator and rightful owner.
Starting his career by serving as an Assistant Public Defender prepared Anthony to effectively handle cases from inception through trial. This invaluable experience armed him with an entirely different skill set to frame key issues, craft a persuasive story, develop a high-level winning strategy, and think quickly on his feet. What differentiates Anthony from other attorneys is that he has more practical experience, having tried over 25 jury trials. Anthony thrives in situations where the odds are seemingly stacked against his client.
After developing a reputation as a confident and relentless trial lawyer, Anthony was awarded with the Hat Trick Award in 2011 by the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for three consecutive felony jury trial acquittals. The Dade County Bar Association and Dade Legal Aid also awarded Anthony with the Advocate of Pro Bono Commitment Award in 2016.
Anthony is also a prolific writer and his thought leadership has been featured in the Daily Business Review, Inside Mortgage Finance, JD Supra, the Lawyer’s Desk Book and the California Legal Studies Journal.
Anthony received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Legal Studies, graduating with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005, and his law degree from Florida International University’s College of Law in 2008. During law school, he was a two-time recipient of the school’s Book Award and won awards for Best Oral Advocate and Best Team at the Susan J. Ferrell Intercultural Human Rights Moot Court Competition in 2008. He served on the FIU Law Alumni Association’s Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018.