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Lissette M. Carreras

SunTrust International Center

One S.E. Third Ave., Ste. 1400

Miami, Fl 33131

T:305.379.7904

F:305.379.7905

Lissette Carreras practices in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency. Lissette has significant experience in investigating and litigating a wide range of issues and has done so successfully in both the civil and criminal arena.

Prior to joining the firm, Lissette amassed experience prosecuting and defending a vast array of civil matters including real property disputes, condominium association matters, insurance coverage and defense actions, construction defects, and commercial litigations. Lissette also served as an Assistant State Attorney for over four years, where she prosecuted thousands of cases ranging insurance fraud and drug trafficking to violent felonies including armed robbery, kidnapping, and murder. Lissette was responsible for multi-faceted investigations which called upon her to make decisions concerning the sufficiency and strength of evidence and the direction and scope of the cases. Lissette has tried over sixty cases to verdict before juries in Miami-Dade County.

Representative Matters

  • Breach of Contract actions relating to sale of goods, construction services, commercial disputes, shareholder actions, construction defects, condominium association law, and insurance defense and coverage matters
  • Investigations on behalf of bankruptcy trustees concerning director and officer liability, attorney malpractice, and transfer, concealment, and recharacterization of assets
  • Real estate litigation including prosecution and defense of residential and commercial foreclosures, breach of guaranty, breach of contact for purchase of property, boundary disputes, commercial and residential evictions, and lien foreclosure actions
  • Actions for equitable relief including declaratory judgments and injunctions
  • Extensive motion and trial practice in Miami Dade County’s Repeat Offender Courts prosecuting violent career criminals charged with first degree and life felonies. Also, responsible for prosecuting insurance fraud, grand theft, and other non-violent and economic crimes

Awards and Recognitions

  • South Florida Legal Guide– Up & Comer, Commercial Litigation, 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Star, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation  2015-2017
  • Prosecution Award of Honor, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Regional Finalist, National Student Trial Advocacy Competition, ATLA, 2004
  • Quarter Finalist, Cohen & Cohen Mock Trial Competition, 2004
  • Student Leadership Recognition Award, The George Washington University Law School

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Motion for Summary Judgment, 6th Annual Circuit Court Boot Camp, Miami, April 2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member, League of Prosecutors
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies

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Education

J.D., The George Washington University Law School
B.A., Florida International University, magna cum laude

Business Background

Associate, Law Office of Alexis Gonzalez, P.A.
Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney, Miami-Dade County
Intern for Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Admitted To

Florida Bar
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida