Henry Suarez, ESQ.


Background

Henry Suarez, Esq., is an Assistant School Board Attorney - Workers’ Compensation Litigation Supervisor with the School Board of Miami-Dade County. Mr. Suarez has been a practicing attorney since 1986. Prior to his appointment as Assistant School Board Attorney, Mr. Suarez was in private practice and previously was a Senior Partner with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP, one of Florida’s oldest law firms with offices throughout the State. He served on the firm’s management and compensation committees.

Mr. Suarez has provided legal counsel and representation to corporate, governmental, and individual clients in a variety of matters, and has extensive litigation and trial experience. Mr. Suarez also served as an Administrative Officer with Miami-Dade County Government where he was responsible for financial and personnel management.

Mr. Suarez is a native and lifelong resident of Miami, Florida and received his education locally. He is married to Barbara Suarez, a Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher for over 25 years, and is the proud father of two daughters. Mr. Suarez is fluent in Spanish.

Practice Areas


  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Property Damage
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation

Notable Client Work


  • Burger King Corporation
  • VITAS Healthcare
  • McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Waste Management
  • City of Hialeah
  • City of Miami
  • City of North Miami
  • State of Florida

Publications


  • Various course books and educational materials approved by the State of Florida Department of Insurance for Insurance Claims Adjuster licensing

Bar Admissions


  • The Florida Bar since 1986

Education

University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
  • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1986
Florida International University School of Business and Organizational Sciences, Miami, Florida
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, 1979

Professional Memberships and Activities


  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • South Miami Kendall Bar Association
  • Past Chairperson of the Dade County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Committee
  • Former Producer and Host of the Dade County Bar Association public service television series “Workers’ Compensation Today” on WLRN
  • Committee for Liberation of Guantanamo Detainees volunteer representing Cuban detainees in political asylum applications in Guantanamo Bay Cuba during 1995
  • Approved Florida Department of Insurance Instructor for Workers’ Compensation Adjuster continuing education courses
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