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The Haggard Law Firm’s Michael Haggard and Adam Finkel have obtained a $1 Million pre-suit settlement in a negligent security wrongful death case against a gas station operator. On July 15, 2020, just before midnight 20-year-old Zion Lamar was shot and killed at a Solo gas station in Pompano Beach. Zion lived nearby with his girlfriend and was sent to purchase snacks but never returned home. Precisely what transpired is unknown as the owner of the gas station did not install functioning surveillance cameras, nor did the clerk respond to audible commotion occurring on the property. Although there is a…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Pedro Echarte has settled a $1.3 Million negligent security wrongful death case involving the murder of a 21-year-old father in the parking lot of his apartment. The parents of Jean Desroche knew the apartment complex they lived in with their son, the Lakewood Terrace Apartments in Lakeland, was a dangerous place. Their hope that tragedy would not find their family was destroyed when Jean was shot and killed in the parking lot of the complex on October 9th of 2016.  The shooting occurred late in the evening after Jean returned home after being out with his friends.…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Douglas McCarron, along with co-counsel Jorge Rodriguez of the Law Office of Jorge A. Rodriguez, has obtained a $1 Million pre-suit settlement in the trucking crash case involving a critically injured pedestrian. On March 5th, 2020, Masguel Machado, a driver for DHC Trucking, was stopped at the traffic signal located at the intersection of NW 17th Avenue and NW 18th Street in Miami, Florida.  The intersection is located in a highly traversed area that has a number of businesses surrounding it.  Pedestrians crossing the street to and from these businesses is common.  Shortly before the…
Miami, FL – The Haggard Law Firm’s Michael Haggard and Adam Finkel have obtained a $5 Million pre-suit settlement in a negligent security case involving the catastrophic injury suffered by a father of four who was with his children when he was shot outside his home. On December 20, 2019, 33-year old Paul Barry-Austin returned home from a long day of work. It was a nice day so his wife was enjoying the weather outside with their children. The day drastically turned when she noticed a few unknown men roaming the Alhambra Cove Apartment complex’s parking lot. She noticed the…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Michael Haggard and Adam Finkel together with Michael Davis of Boone & Davis, obtained a $2 Million total settlement in a dram shop case that involved the death of a police officer. On February 16, 2019, Curtis Woolwine went out drinking in Broward County. He began the evening at Billy’s Tavern (Happy Hour, LLC) a bar that his wife’s family-owned. After leaving Billy’s, at around 11:40 p.m., Woolwine stumbled into Round Up Country, continued drinking, and was ultimately thrown out for acting inappropriately towards women. It is believed that Woolwine was trying to drive home when…
On Thursday, October 8th a press conference will be held to discuss new findings in the shooting deaths of Frank Ordonez, Rick Cutshaw, and the injuries suffered by Carlos Lara during the December 2019 police shootout on the Miramar Parkway following a two county high-speed chase. The Haggard Law Firm’s Michael Haggard and Adam Finkel will discuss a new witness who says the police shot first. The lawyers will also announce the intention to file a lawsuit on behalf of victim Rick Cutshaw’s family Background On December 15, 2019 UPS driver Frank Ordonez, 27, was taken hostage by two men,…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Adam Finkel and Michael Haggard held a press conference to announce the $5.5 Million settlement with Spitzer Autoworld in the wrongful death case of 3-year-old Anthony Rojo De Leon. The child was killed on Valentine’s Day when the General Manager of the dealership recklessly drove a vehicle off the road. Our lawyers were joined by Anthony’s incredibly strong parents who want this lawsuit and the ongoing case again Chrysler Fiat to spark a change that protects other families. Below are several stories filed by the media reporting the case The post $5.5 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death/Automobile
The Haggard Law Law Firm seeks an experienced legal assistant/paralegal for the Managing Partner of a plaintiff personal injury law firm in Miami, Florida. Candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in a law firm.Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and without supervision.Excellent organizational skills, time management, and professional etiquette required. The ideal candidate must be meticulous with the attorney’s calendar and be able to handle demanding deadlines.Seeking bilingual candidates — fluent in both English and Spanish.Job duties include but are not limited to:1. Communicating with clients2. Electronic filing of Court documents3. Handling discovery matters4.…
“On September 14th, 2020 on behalf of our clients, The Estate of Frank Ordonez and Carlos Lara, The Haggard Law Firm filed a lawsuit in Broward County Circuit Court, stemming from the incident on December 15th , 2019, when Mr. Ordonez, a UPS driver, was shot and killed amid the crossfire between the Defendants, six local police departments, and two assailants who took Ordonez hostage following a robbery in Coral Gables. The Defendants’ reckless shooting also lead to serious injuries suffered by Mr. Lara, and killed another innocent civilian, Richard Cutshaw.  We hope the Defendant-Police Departments will release copies of their…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Adam Finkel and Michael Haggard have obtained settlements totaling $1,450,000.00 in three negligent security cases involving three victims who were seriously injured in two separate shootings.  Both incidents occurred at the same Duval County (FL) apartment complex. Managing Partner Michael Haggard On April 15, 2018, a nineteen-year-old man left his apartment in the early morning to pick up his basketball sneakers from his cousin. When walking back to his apartment, an unknown male shot him from behind. The shooting victim (Plaintiff) was rushed to the hospital and underwent immediate surgery. December 15, 2018, at the same…