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.