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Laz Rodriguez is a senior partner at Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson, having joined the firm in 1998. Mr. Rodriguez handles a statewide litigation practice which includes a wide array of civil, commercial, and insurance defense related matters. Mr. Rodriguez has extensive experience handling cases from pre-suit through trial in many different civil litigation / insurance defense sub-areas, including 1st & 3rd party property / bodily injury, bad faith, workers’ compensation, professional liability, medical/dental malpractice, premise liability, and automobile negligence, as well as professional administrative actions before the Department of Health, and in numerous jurisdictions throughout the State of Florida.

In addition to handling his own caseload, Mr. Rodriguez manages one of the firm’s largest litigation defense groups composed of partners, associates, paralegals, and legal assistants. He has also served on numerous firm committees over the years and is currently the chair of the Online Marketing Committee.

Practice Areas:

  • 1st party property defense (from the pre-suit / EUO investigation process through the litigation and trial of the claim)
  • 3rd party property / bodily injury defense
  • Bad faith
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense litigation
  • Professional liability
  • Medical/Dental malpractice
  • Premise liability
  • Automobile negligence
  • Professional administrative actions before the Department of Health

Admitted to Practice:

  • Florida, 1998
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998
  • United States Supreme Court


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. Juris Doctor, 1998
  • Florida International University, Miami, Florida M.B.A., 1997
  • Florida International University, Miami, Florida B.A., 1994

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

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