Christian E. Rodriguez, Esq.
It should be no surprise then, that Christian is driven to help business owners fight off frivolous and potentially devastating cases. Christian’s passion and dedication have helped him develop an impressive track record of successfully protecting business owners, and have gained him a reputation for not being afraid to try cases.
He has successfully represented business owners in jury trials defending various frivolous claims ranging from breach of contract claims to shareholder disputes to employment discrimination. He also led the litigation team that successfully fended off a potential class action lawsuit in Federal Court against a local for alleged violations of the T.C.P.A. Mindful of the costs of litigation, Christian has also helped several business owners negotiate and avoid potentially devastating damages in overtime cases and ADA Title III cases.
Christian has also presented to various legal professionals on topics ranging from A.D.A. Title III to Condominium Law. He has also been interviewed by the Daily Business Review, and that article was also republished by Yahoo! Finance. You can find that article here.
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- WPLG 10: Miami Commission Approves Funding for Small Businesses – April 23, 2020
- Q&A: Christian Rodriguez Answers Questions About PPP for Small Business Owners – April 30, 2020
- Florida’s Serial ADA Lawsuits: Long Overdue or ‘Legal Extortion’?
- Trembly Law Litigation Team Helps Local Chain Avoid TCPA Class Action
- Litigation Team Celebrates Three Trial Wins in a Four-Month Period
- Partner Christian E. Rodriguez Helps Client Secure Recovery In Excess of $600,000.00
- Trembly Law Firm Hosts Lunch & Learn on the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Trembly Law Wins Jury Trial
- Trembly Law Firm Settles Two ADA Violation Cases
Successfully assisted the owners of two franchise locations in fighting off a frivolous joint employer FLSA overtime claim filed by two (2) brothers. Utilizing novel litigation strategies, Mr. Rodriguez was able to reduce plaintiffs’ demands from 6 figures down to low 5 figures and obtained a business-saving settlement for the defendants.
Successfully represented an employer in three (3) pregnancy discrimination charges filed by three (3) claimants with the EEOC, obtaining findings from the EEOC of insufficient evidence, and procuring favorable settlements for each claim, and saving the employer from potential damages and fees exceeding six-figures.
Successfully represented a client who was the victim of wire fraud in obtaining full recovery of over $600,000.00 that was fraudulently wired out of his account. Mr. Rodriguez convinced the bank to reverse its denial of the claim and pay the claim in full. More can be read about this here.
- Led the Firm’s litigation team in a JAMS arbitration, where the team successfully obtained an injunction for the Firm’s Client (the American subsidiary of a large European company) against a former executive who was improperly diverting business from the client in violation of the former executive non-compete and non-solicitation contractual obligations. This led to a very favorable settlement for the Firm’s Client.
- Led the Firm’s litigation team in an AAA arbitration defending the Firm’s Client (a large national mortgage originator) against an FLSA claim. The team obtained an important ruling from the arbitrator that the Client’s former mortgage originator was an “outside salesperson” and thus, exempt from the FLSA.
- Circle Property Owners’ Association, Inc., v. Circle One Condominium Association, Inc.,159 So.3d 423 (Fla. 4th DCA, March 25, 2015)—The appellate court affirmed the award of Mr. Rodriguez’s attorney’s fees and costs at the trial level which were awarded after Mr. Rodriguez successfully represented and defended a court-appointed receiver at the trial court level. Mr. Rodriguez also represented the receiver at the appellate level and won the appeal on the papers.
- Maxima International, S.A., v. Interocean Lines, Inc., 2017 WL 346826, 16-CV-21233 GAYLES/TURNOFF (S. Dist. Fla., January 24, 2017)—Mr. Rodriguez successfully defended and defeated defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for forum non conveniens.
- Florio, v. Success Agency LLC, 2017 WL 8897130, Case No. 17-80557-CV- MIDDLEBROOKS (S. Dist. Fla. October 27, 2017)—Trembly Law Firm was retained to defend against an FLSA overtime claim. Mr. Rodriguez engaged in motions practice, and the District Court granted Defendant’s motion to set aside the default, quash service of process, strike the amended complaint, and dismissed the case for failure to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m).
- E&C Copiers Export Import Corp. v. Arizas Fotocoiadoras S.A.S., et al., 2017 WL 10186603, Case No. 15-21693-Civ-COOKE/TORRES (S. Dist. Fla. December 29, 2017)—Trembly Law Firm was retained to defend against a post-judgment Motion for Contempt; Mr. Rodriguez represented the Firm’s client and convinced the Court to deny the Motion for Contempt against the Firm’s client.
- Jimenez v. Martinez, Case No. 2017-027712-FC-04 (County Court in and for Miami- Dade County, March 13, 2018)—Trembly Law Firm was retained to defend against a stalking injunction brought by a business partner against another business partner. After approximately Claimant presented her case-in-chief at the final evidentiary hearing, Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Wolff obtained a directed verdict in favor of the Firm’s client.
- Rojas v. Batista, Case No. 2016-006092-CA-01 (11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami- Dade County, April 19, 2018)—After a three-day jury trial before the Honorable Rodney Smith, Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Wolff obtained a full defense verdict in favor of the Firm’s client.
- Maxwell v. Gayle, Case No.: Case No. 2016-031141-CA-01 (11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, July 11, 2018)—After a two-day jury trial before the Honorable Thomas Rebull, Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Wolff obtained a full plaintiff’s verdict in favor of the Firm’s client.
- Varela v. South Florals DC, LLC, Case No. 2018-004612-CA-01 (11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, October 2, 2019)—after a two-day jury trial before the Honorable Michael Hanzman, Mr. Rodriguez and Mrs. Rabinowitz obtained a full defense verdict in favor of the Firm’s client.
- 2023 Communications Director for Florida Lawyers Network (FLN) Doral Chapter
- Member of the Doral Chapter of the Florida Lawyers Network
- Served on the Executive Board of United Way of Miami’s Small Businesses United initiative
- Former Attorney Member of Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11G
- Served on the Executive Board of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association
- Former Member of the Coral Gables Chapter of Gentlemen’s Journal
- Former Member of Miami Dade County Bar Association
- Business & Commercial Litigation
- Employment Litigation (Defense)
- Non-competition Litigation
- Franchise Litigation
- ADA Title III (Defense)
- T.C.P.A. Litigation (Defense)
- Business Transactions
- General Counsel
- LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
- J.D. with Cum Laude honors, Florida International University College of Law
- B.A., Florida International University
- State of Florida, 2010
- Southern District of Florida, 2011
- Middle District of Florida, 2016
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019
- District of Columbia, 2019
- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell in 2017-2022
- Selected to Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” List for Florida in 2017-2020 & 2022
- Finalist in the “Under the Age of 40” Category, Dade County Bar Association’s Legal Luminaries Awards (July 2016)
- Maintain AVVO Rating of 10.0