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.

Darlyn De La Rosa

Darlyn de la Rosa is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton.  She focuses on complex litigation and healthcare matters.

Darlyn received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, summa cum laude, from Florida International University. She then earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Florida International University College of Law.  While in law school, Darlyn was a member of the FIU Law Review, the Moot Court team, and interned for the Honorable Lauren F. Louis at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She also received five book awards, including awards for each of FIU’s three foundational legal writing courses.

Darlyn is a Miami native and is fluent in Spanish.

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.

Sandra Mejia

Sandra Mejia is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton.  She focuses on complex litigation and class actions.

Sandra received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Florida International University College of Law.  She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, cum laude, from Florida International University.  While at FIU law, she was a member of the Moot Court team, and received a book award for each of FIU’s three foundational legal writing courses .

Prior to joining the firm, Sandra was a judicial intern for the Honorable Chris M. McAliley of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.

Michael R. Lorigas

Michael R. Lorigas is an attorney at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions.

Michael has extensive experience prosecuting and defending claims involving fraud and Ponzi schemes, unfair and deceptive trade practices, corporate and partnership disputes, business torts, professional malpractice and noncompete matters. Michael regularly litigates before state and federal courts and has handled multiple arbitration proceedings.

Michael received a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. He then earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, and a Masters of Law in International Arbitration from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, Michael was a member of both the International Moot Court Board and the Charles C. Papy Jr. Moot Court Board. He was also a three-time Dean’s Fellow, working in constitutional law and assisting foreign students with American legal writing.

Michael previously worked at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton during and after law school. Prior to re-joining the firm, Michael was an associate at a Broward law firm where he primarily represented individuals and companies in the healthcare industry in a wide variety of matters, including antitrust issues, upstream corporate liability, disputes over billing practices, and challenges to patient-referral arrangements.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Legal issues can be some of the most difficult and stressful challenges that people face in their lives. And the majority of people struggle through those challenges alone because they feel left behind by the system. Being in a position to lend my voice to family, friends, or whoever calls on me during those times gives me the greatest sense of pride and motivates me everyday to stand up for what is right.

Mindy Y. Kubs

Mindy Y. Kubs

Mindy Kubs is an attorney in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s bankruptcy department. She concentrates her practice on all aspects of bankruptcy matters and related commercial litigation.  Her practice has included the representation of commercial and consumer debtors in all aspects of the bankruptcy process and related litigation, including pre-bankruptcy workouts; local Chapter 7 trustees in the administration of debtor estates; and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  Mindy also has considerable experience drafting appellate briefs for submission in both state and federal court, including the United States Supreme Court.

Mindy joined KT&T in 1994; however, she left to serve as a Judicial Law Clerk to United States Bankruptcy Judge Raymond B. Ray for five years before returning to the firm. Mindy also briefly relocated to Birmingham, Alabama where she practiced law with Maynard, Cooper and Gale, PC.

She earned her J.D. degree in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In law school, Mindy interned for the Honorable Joseph L. McGlynn, Jr., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1991.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Although I was not excited about  writing assignments as a student, legal writing became my passion.  I first found my love for writing as a law clerk for a federal bankruptcy judge, and  I have written countless pleadings, briefs and articles throughout my career.  I am passionate about the cases and issues, especially the difficult ones. When I am not writing, you can probably find me experimenting with acrylic paint and other art media.

Latasha G. Hines

Latasha G. Hines

Latasha G. Hines is an attorney in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton’s complex litigation department, and concentrates her practice in healthcare, complex commercial litigation, and real estate disputes.

Prior to joining KTT, Latasha served as a judicial Law Clerk to the United States Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley and practiced complex commercial litigation, representing large corporations in business disputes in state and federal courts.

Early in her career, South Florida Legal Guide recognized Ms. Hines as an “Up and Coming Lawyer.” She has been a presenter at the American Bar Association’s Tort and Insurance Practice Section’s Mid-Winter Program and the Healthcare Financial Management Association Florida Chapter Education Session.

Latasha earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida where she was inducted into the Student Hall of Fame in 1994. She earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.

Latasha has served as chair of the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I love connecting with people and empowering them to overcome obstacles. This gift translates naturally into the practice of law where I help clients navigate complex issues impacting a variety of businesses. Particularly, I enjoy assisting hospital systems with managed care legal issues that ultimately benefit the community.