Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton adds Benjamin Widlanski Maria Garcia John Criste and Daniel Maland to Complex Litigation Class action and Health care practices


MIAMI – April 25, 2018 – Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton today announced its hiring of four attorneys to its complex litigation practice who will focus in the commercial, health care and class action sectors.

Benjamin Widlanski, of counsel, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and class actions. Widlanski has extensive courtroom and trial experience, having spent the past five years as an assistant United States attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, prosecuting and investigating hundreds of federal crimes. Widlanski served as a Captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.  In that capacity, he advised high level military commanders and governmental organizations, and received a Bronze Star for his service. Widlanski received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion from Columbia University and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Maria Garcia, of counsel, focuses her practice on health care law and commercial litigation. Garcia currently serves as vice chair of the City of Coral Gables Board of Adjustment and as chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Business and Governmental Affairs Committee. She also is the 2018 president-elect of the Cuban American Bar Association. Garcia received a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Florida International University and a law degree from the Florida International University College of Law, where she served as president of the FIU College of Law Moot Court.

John Criste, associate, focuses his practice on complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Criste was an associate at a leading Miami law firm, where he focused on construction litigation. He received a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a law degree, cum laude, from University of Miami School of Law.

Daniel Maland, associate, focuses his practice on complex litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Maland was a litigator at Wall Street’s longest standing law firm and served as a judicial law clerk to the United States Magistrate Judge for the District of New Jersey. Maland received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from University of Florida and a law degree from Emory University School of Law.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to attract the best and brightest, we are thrilled to add these lawyers, who, in addition to being great lawyers, are great people who will bring value to our clients and the community,” said firm President Harley Tropin.

About Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial and health care litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, bankruptcy matters and class actions. For more information, visit www.kttlaw.com.