Alexa I. Garcia

Alexa Garcia is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. She focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Alexa received her Bachelor of Science in Communication News Journalism and Political Science, cum laude, from the University of Miami. She then earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. At Miami Law, Alexa was the Editor in Chief of the Inter-American Law Review, a member of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, and a fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Service. Alexa was also a member of the Health Rights Clinic and the Cuban American Bar Association Student Chapter. Alexa received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award and the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship in the Litigation Skills Program.

Prior to joining KTT, Alexa was a judicial intern for Judge Ivan F. Fernandez at the Third District Court of Appeal.

Jessica D. Santos

Jessica Santos is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. She focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and minor in International Relations, cum laude, from Florida International University’s Honors College. She then earned her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. At Miami Law, Jessica was a member and Executive Editor of the Inter-American Law Review. She also participated in the Human Rights Clinic, where she co-authored a publication on the intersection of race and housing rights and engaged in housing advocacy efforts in Miami. Jessica also served as an executive board member of the Business Law Society at Miami Law.

During law school, Jessica completed two judicial internships with Judge Ursula Ungaro at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and Judge Monica Gordo at the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. Prior to joining KTT, Jessica interned at a boutique commercial litigation firm in Miami representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of business disputes.

Jessica is a Miami native and is fluent in Portuguese.

 

Marcel De La Cruz

Marcel De La Cruz is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. He focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Marcel received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Florida International University. He then earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Florida International University College of Law. At FIU Law, Marcel was the Executive Marketing Editor for the FIU Law Review, Vice President and Treasurer of the Cuban American Bar Student Association, and member of the FIU Law Moot Court Team. Additionally, Marcel served as a Teacher’s Assistant for Legal Writing and received two book awards.

Before joining KTT, Marcel interned for two local Plaintiffs’ firms.

Marcel is fluent in Spanish.

 

Amber J. Mannings

Amber Mannings is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. She focuses on complex commercial and class action litigation.

Amber received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science summa cum laude from Florida International University. She then earned her Juris Doctor from the Florida International University College of Law.   During law school, Amber was part of the Caribbean Student Bar Association, the H.T. Smith Black Law Student Association, and the Haitian American Law Student Association. Amber was a law fellow for Legal Services of Greater Miami, where she provided hands on assistance to underserved communities throughout Miami-Dade County. She participated in FIU’s Death Penalty Law Clinic, performing mitigation services for clients who were facing capital punishment, which included analyzing discovery, preparing legal research on parole law and 4th amendment rights, as well as creating legal defense theories and memorandum.

Prior to joining KTT, Amber simultaneously worked for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office as a Certified Legal Intern and as a law clerk for a first party property insurance defense firm in Coral Gables. She also served as a judicial intern for Judge Donald L. Graham and Judge Kathleen M. Williams, both of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, where she performed legal research on interlocutory appeal mechanisms and motions for Compassionate Release during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In her free time,  Amber remains an active community advocate in both Miami-Dade and Broward County, helping homeless and foster youth obtain a college education.

Fernando Scialpi

Facundo M. Scialpi

Facundo Scialpi is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. He focuses on complex commercial litigation.

Facundo was an Assistant Public Defender for Miami-Dade, where he gained experience litigating matters at the trial level. Prior to that, he clerked for a large litigation firm in Miami where he co-authored several publications. During law school, Facundo interned for Judge Rosa C. Figarola at the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Facundo received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. During his time there, he served as an editor for the University of Miami Law Review. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Florida International University.

Daniel DiClemente

Daniel DiClemente is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. He focuses on complex commercial and class action litigation.

Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Business, with a Major in Finance, from the University of Florida.  Daniel then earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school, Daniel served as an executive board member of the Florida Moot Court Team, where he was awarded Moot Court Member of the Year, a Best Oral Argument Award for the Appellate Lawyers Association national moot court competition in Chicago, and Winner of the Maguire Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Daniel served as a Teacher’s Assistant for Trial Practice, Legal Writing, and Appellate Advocacy, and was also a Research Assistant to a preeminent Constitutional and Property Law professor. During law school, Daniel interned for Judge Cory J. Ciklin at the Fourth District Court of Appeal as well as two civil litigation law firms, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Daniel is a member of the Young Professionals Council for Legal Services of Greater Miami, a group committed to providing efficient and free legal services to low-income families in the area.

Prior to joining KTT, Daniel worked for a civil litigation firm in Tampa, Florida, and he clerked in Miami for the Honorable James Lawrence King in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Daniel joined KTT upon the conclusion of his federal clerkship.

Jeffrey J. Leavitt

Jeffrey J. Leavitt is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton where he specializes in Complex Commercial Litigation.

In 2015, Jeffrey graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 2018. During his time in law school, Jeffrey worked multiple pro bono law clinics gaining practical experience. While in law school Jeffrey also interned for two local Plaintiff firms.

Upon graduating from law school, Jeffrey worked at a law firm where he specialized in auto negligence cases.  At his previous firm, Jeffrey gained significant experience in the courtroom where he tried multiple cases to jury verdict, as both first and second chair, achieving favorable results on behalf of his clients. He joined Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton in March 2022.

Jeffrey is a proud Miami native who enjoys playing soccer, running and traveling.

Katherine A. Mitchell

Katherine Mitchell is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. Her practice focuses on complex commercial and class action litigation.

Katie received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, magna cum laude, from Florida State University, where she served as the Zeta Tau Alpha Philanthropy Director. Katie later earned her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. At UM, Katie was the Article and Comments Editor for the University of Miami Law Review, a Dean’s Fellow in Torts, and a research assistant for both Legal Communications and Constitutional Law faculty.

Prior to joining KTT, Katie worked at a Miami plaintiffs’ firm specialized in class action litigation. She then served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jose E. Martinez in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Katie has published two law review articles on topics including federal habeas corpus and federal privacy legislation.

Rasheed Nader

Rasheed K. Nader

Rasheed Nader is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. He focuses on complex litigation and class actions.

Rasheed received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Florida International University. He then earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Florida International University College of Law. While in law school, Rasheed was a member of the FIU Law Review and interned for the Honorable Jonathan Goodman at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

After law school, Rasheed served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Luck at the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also worked at a plaintiffs’ boutique firm in Miami, where he litigated claims involving aviation disasters, product defects, business torts, and contract disputes.

Rasheed was born and raised in Miami and is fluent in Spanish.

Eric S. Kay

Eric S. Kay is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. His practice focuses on complex litigation, class actions, and appeals.

Eric has experience litigating matters at the trial and appellate levels. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of substantive areas, including business litigation, fraudulent and deceptive trade practices, products liability, and government matters.

Eric has briefed numerous appeals before the federal courts of appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and Florida’s district courts of appeal. In 2020, he was named by the Daily Business Review as one of South Florida’s Most Effective Lawyers in the appellate field for obtaining a reversal of an adverse liability ruling on behalf of a certified class of more than 97,300 Miami-Dade County homeowners whose residential citrus trees were taken and destroyed without compensation by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Prior to joining the Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Eric served as a law clerk to Judge D. Michael Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and to Judge James I. Cohn of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Eric received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He graduated with a B.A. in History and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Eric currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Miami-Dade County Bar Association.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I enjoy the practice of law because it presents endless opportunities to learn, to challenge oneself, and to strive to become a better attorney. I approach each and every day—and each and every case—as such an opportunity. And I always seek to apply my ever-developing skills toward providing the best possible representation for my clients.