Florida International University., J.D. 2008
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. 2005
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, Vonage, 1-800-Flowers, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, The Standard Hotels, Lehman, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, CitiMortgage, GL Homes, Lennar, Taylor Morrison, PrimeLending, Bayview, and Ackman Ziff, 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.
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.
Prior to joining AXS LAW, Anthony practiced litigation for several years at one of Miami’s top law firms – Bilzin Sumberg – where he gained extensive experience handling a broad range of complex commercial litigation. There he developed expertise in defending home builders and loan originators in mortgage buy-back cases and securities litigation, achieving significant victories through favorable settlements and dismissal of cases. He also frequently provides counsel to real estate, technology, hospitality, transportation, and construction firms, as well as represents clients in criminal defense and personal injury cases.
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 received undergraduate degrees in Economics and Legal Studies, graduating with honors in three years 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.
Anthony is a prolific writer on topics related to the mortgage industry, providing insight into business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities, and mortgage insurance. 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.