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Alex Alvarez is a board certified civil trial lawyer in Coral Gables, Florida and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He practices almost exclusively Tobacco Litigation. He tried the first Engle progeny tobacco case in the State of Florida and has since tried over 40 Engle progeny tobacco cases to verdict. He also maintains a national tobacco litigation and jury selection and consulting practice. He has obtained over $500 million in verdicts and another $400 million in jury consulting.

Alex Alvarez has been recognized for his contributions to the profession including: 2016 Centurion Award, Florida Justice Association, 2013 Finalist “Most Effective Product Liability Lawyer”; 2010 Finalist “Most Effective Product Liability Lawyer” 2009 Winner “Most Effective Product Liability Lawyer” 2001 Daily Business Review, Top 10 Jury Verdicts in Miami-Dade, 2000 Daily Business Review, Top 10 Jury Verdicts in Miami-Dade 1999 Daily Business Review, Top 10 Jury Verdicts in Miami-Dade.

This is his second career. At the age of 19, he was accepted to the police academy and after graduation he quickly achieved the rank of detective — one of youngest in the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was assigned to the elite homicide Centac-26 unit that was formed to combat the epidemic drug-related murders committed by the Cocaine Cowboys of the 1980s. He gained international recognition by leading the investigation in the infamous “Miami River Cops Case,” one of the biggest police corruption cases in US history, resulting in the arrest and conviction of 18 Miami police officers.

Alex spent the next 2 years assisting prosecutors in the subsequent trials. The exposure inspired an interest in the courtroom, so while continuing as a detective he attended and graduated cum laude from St-Thomas University with a BS in Criminal Justice, Cum Laude and subsequently earned his law degree from the University of Miami Law School. He was selected by the faculty to be included in a national and prestigious, Order of the Barrister.