Ten years ago, Brett Trembly had a vision. A graduate of the University of Miami Law School, he wanted to help honest business owners in his adopted hometown keep themselves and their companies out of the legal danger zone. He realized that by protecting them, he would protect and nurture the economy of South Florida while also creating long-term relationships within the community. He wanted to do something that he believed was different from what any other law firm was doing. So, he decided to launch his own.
Today, the Trembly Law Firm celebrates their 10th Anniversary. The firm is thriving with three offices in South Florida, has added over the years a Managing Partner in Christian E. Rodriguez, Esq., and Partners Elias Correa Menendez, Esq. and Arturo L. Arca, Esq., and built a team of dedicated lawyers, paralegals and staff focused on “Protecting the Economy, One Business at a Time.®” The firm was recently named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the US for the second consecutive year.
“I’m incredibly proud of the team we have assembled at Trembly Law Firm,” says Trembly. “In just ten years, we have achieved phenomenal results for our clients and experienced significant growth in terms of staff and revenue. Every member of our team is dedicated to our mission of protecting the economy, one business at a time®, as evidenced by their solid work ethic, diligence, and applied knowledge. I’m grateful to work with such high-caliber professionals, and I cannot wait to see what the next ten years have in store for Trembly Law Firm and our clients as we continue to serve businesses in South Florida.”
What makes Trembly Law Firm unique?
It’s no secret, according to Managing Partner Christian Rodriguez, “We hire great attorneys and people, and then focus on helping honest business owners. We focus on taking our clients through our Danger Zone diagnostic process to help them protect their business and then help them enforce their rights when needed. The combination of proactive and reactive approaches makes us an invaluable part of our clients’ teams.”
As Miami’s first and fastest-growing outside general counsel program for businesses, Trembly Law Firm handles all legal aspects vital to business owners and their companies, including employment, corporate matters, IP, and contracts. With their clients’ best interests in mind, the firm developed a proprietary Danger Zone Diagnostic Process to identify ways to help keep them out of court, proactively preventing the five major exposure areas confronting businesses. Over the past decade, the firm has achieved a 95 percent retention rate and five-star Google and Facebook ratings, thanks to their elite legal work and no long-term contracts policy, which saves their clients a significant amount of money in legal fees.
As part of the 10th Anniversary celebration, Trembly Law Firm has also updated its identity with a new logo, website, and social media branding. The new logo was designed to both appeal to new clients of the firm while still feeling familiar to those who have known them for a long time. The classic “T” has been transformed into a unique character, much like the unique character of the firm. It connects with many of the firm’s core values, including being team players, always taking action, and trusting one another with responsibility. It’s more than just a new logo – it represents the future of where the firm is headed.
Significant Case Wins, Jury Verdicts, and Milestones
Over the past ten years, Trembly Law Firm has achieved significant case wins, jury verdicts, and milestones, including three trial wins in four months in 2018. In March of 2018, the Trembly Law team led by Partner Christian E. Rodriguez, who joined the firm on March 15, 2017, secured a Directed Verdict during a bench trial in the defense against Repeat Violence and Stalking Injunction before Judge Donald “DJ” Cannava in Miami-Dade County Court. The case stemmed from a dispute between two business owners.
In April 2018, after two-and-a-half days of arguments before a jury, the Trembly Law litigation team secured a complete defense verdict for their clients. After closing on the purchase of a business, the seller failed to meet several obligations, defaulting on the purchase contract. Nevertheless, the seller brought suit against Trembly Law’s client for breach of contract. When the parties were unable to settle, the defendant countered for misrepresentation, and the litigation team at Trembly Law prepared for trial, leaving no stone unturned. “The Trembly Law Firm successfully represented my business after a horrific three-year struggle and returned my family’s ‘peace of mind’ for the first time,” said the successful defendant and purchaser of the business. “I wholeheartedly recommend the Trembly Law Firm and its expert staff. I am eternally grateful for your help. You are the best, and I’m proud to have you representing my business.”
The Trembly Law team won another jury trial before Judge Thomas Rebull in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in July 2018. Their client had purchased a business with her life savings, and her boyfriend was supposed to reimburse her half of the money in return for 50% of the business. Instead, the boyfriend took control of the business and refused to pay. However, Trembly Law Firm’s litigation team brought this case before a jury to vindicate the client approximately three years later. After about two days of trial, the jury returned with a verdict for the firm’s client above the amount requested.
That same year, Trembly Law reached two critical milestones with the addition of Partner Arturo L. Arca on May 7, 2018 and the firm’s move into their penthouse at 9700 South Dixie Highway in Miami on June 5, 2018. Additionally, Partner Christian E. Rodriguez helped a client secure $600,000 back from a bank after the bank authorized fraudulent wire transfers.
The following year, in 2019, Partner Christian E. Rodriguez and the litigation team secured a complete defense jury verdict in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. That same year, the Litigation team also helped a chain avoid a TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) Class Action Lawsuit and represent the American subsidiary of a large European company in securing a non-compete injunction against a former executive in an arbitration.
In 2020, the Litigation department also obtained a commercial foreclosure verdict and attorney’s fees and costs for a private lender whose borrower defaulted and refused to pay or vacate the premises and defended an appeal in the Third District Court of Appeals of Florida regarding an inconsistent jury verdict.
Fair Labor Standards Act Case (FLSA)
In February 2020, Trembly Law Firm successfully defended a large mortgage originator client against an FLSA overtime and minimum wage claim in arbitration and obtained an important ruling that a mortgage loan originator was an exempt employee under the FLSA. Trembly Law Firm’s litigation team successfully convinced the arbitrator to find that the mortgage loan originator was an outside salesperson, exempt from the requirements of the FLSA. The arbitrator was persuaded by the argument that the claimant could not unilaterally change his duties and obligations without notifying his employer and then file a “gotcha” FLSA claim.
Additionally, Trembly Law has settled numerous FLSA and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) cases for clients, saving them from costly litigation which could have had disastrous consequences.
Awards and Accomplishments
Trembly Law Firm Founder Brett Trembly, Managing Partner Christian E. Rodriguez, Esq., and Partners Elias Correa Menendez, Esq., Arturo L. Arca, Esq., who joined the firm on May 7, 2018. Mr. Trembly and Mr. Rodriguez have won various awards, including the prestigious Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognition multiple times. Mr. Rodriguez has also achieved the prestigious AV Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent rating for several years in a row.
Trembly was also a Board Member and President of the South Miami Kendall Bar Association and currently serves in Entrepreneur’s Organization.
Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Trembly have also been interviewed regarding legal issues by news outlets such as WPLG 10, CBS 4, Daily Business Review, and Yahoo! News.
About Trembly Law Firm
Trembly Law Firm is an award-winning and industry-recognized law firm leading South Florida in business law, franchise law, employment law, trademark law, litigation, and general counsel. You can conveniently meet with them via Zoom or at any of their South Florida locations: their Main Miami Office, Miami Design District/Downtown Office (by appointment only), or Fort Lauderdale Office (by appointment only).