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Top Latino Lawyers 2017

Juan Dominguez

CEO and Managing Partner The Dominguez Firm

Maritza Dominguez Braswell Partner Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC

LOS ANGELES, CA 213-401-1097


Juan J. Dominguez is a nationally recognized, award-winning, bilingual attorney. He is the founder and CEO of The Dominguez Firm, Inc. ; a Los Angeles based personal injury, workers’ compensation and employment law practice with a legal staff of over one-hundred employees. In 2013, Mr. Dominguez was honored with distinction by the Hispanic National Bar Association with an Attorney of the Year award. In 2011, he was nominated Attorney of the Year by the Consumers Attorneys of California (CAOC). In 2014, the Mexican-American Bar Association honored Mr. Dominguez with the Special Recognition Award for his outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to the community. The Los Angeles Business Journal awarded him the 2015 Latino Business Award for setting the example for excellence. This ingrained compassion for those in need is reflected not only in the thousands of injury cases he has championed, but also in the over 50 charitable causes he supports in the U.S. and abroad, including scholarships, disadvantaged children, health, the homeless, and others. 

Maritza Dominguez Braswell is a managing partner of Rollin Braswell Fisher LLC (RBF Law), a trial and appellate law firm with a national practice. She has played a key role in some of the largest cases stemming from the 2008 financial crisis including AIG’s challenge to Bank of America’s proposed $8.5 billion settlement of RMBS-related liability arising from Bank of America’s acquisition of Countrywide. Maritza has also represented local and national corporations, professional sport franchises, and large-scale developers. As a first generation Mexican-American, an attorney at the forefront of the country’s most complex commercial litigation matters, and one of the only Latina managing partners in the U.S., Maritza is committed to the advancement of Latinos. Maritza and her firm are members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, contribute to organizations like the Hispanic Education Foundation, work closely with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and hired the first DREAMer attorney in Colorado.

Jose Ricardo Feris

Partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group of the Firm Squire Patton Boggs

PARIS 33-15-383-1160

José Ricardo Feris is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Squire Patton Boggs based in Paris. He represents private and public entities in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. He also sits as arbitrator in commercial ad-hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, José was the Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. At the ICC Court he also served as Deputy Counsel, Counsel, Managing Counsel Secretary of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group, Co-Chair of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Acting Secretary General. He was equally instrumental in designing and implementing ICC Court’s policies to increase efficiency, transparency and diversity in international arbitration. José assisted in the establishment of the ICC Court case management offices in New York City and Sao Paulo, the ICC Arab Arbitration Group, and an ICC Court representative office in Shanghai. He is a member of the Arbitrators Council at the Atlanta Centre for International Arbitration and Mediation, teaches international arbitration at Sciences Po in Paris and at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City and is a regular speaker on international arbitration in conferences around the globe. He speaks, Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

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Manuel Fernandez

Partner Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

MIAMI, FL 786-587-1051

Manuel A. Fernandez is a partner in Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP’s Transactional Real Estate group, where he represents financial institutions, as well as institutional and non-institutional investors, in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial leasing matters, distressed real estate transactions, real estate financings and the formation of real estate joint ventures. Mr. Fernandez has handled some of the largest real estate transactions in Florida, including most recently the purchase of the Southeast Financial Center in a deal in excess of $500 million, hailed by the Miami Herald as the largest single-building transaction ever completed in Miami. Mr. Fernandez is regularly recognized by prominent legal publications as a leader in his field, including Chambers USA, Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Mr. Fernandez is also a leader in the Hispanic community.  He was one of the co-founders of the organization Café con Leche Republicans, which advocates comprehensive immigration reform, and is involved in numerous community fundraisers and other activities. 

Latino Leaders Magazine: Education & Law  
Latino Leaders Magazine: Education & Law  

November/December 2017