Melissa R. Alvarez focuses her practice on complex civil litigation. She has experience counseling clients in matters associated with major toxic tort, commercial and business litigation, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). She also has represented real estate developers on issues involving the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) and the Florida Condominium Act.

While in law school, Melissa was an intern with the Education Advocacy Project for the Legal Aid Society of New York.

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  • Represented the government of Chile in RICO litigation against US banks
  • Represents a real estate investment trust (REIT) in a JAMS complex arbitration proceeding culminating in a multimillion-dollar award to the REIT
  • Ongoing representation of a Fortune 100 company in toxic tort litigation throughout the State of Florida


  • Dade County Bar Association, 2006 Pro Bono Service Award, domestic violence


  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers

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Columbia Law School, JD, 2004
University of Miami, B.A., with honors, 2001


US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida

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Melissa R. Alvarez

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