Slip of Fall Accidents
What Sets Us Apart
ACOSTA Civil Trial Attorneys is “AV” Rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction that indicates the highest level of professional excellence, as determined by extensive and confidential peer review. The firm has a 10/10 AVVO rating and is listed in Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and Adjusters. We have over 25 years of civil litigation experience defending the insurance industry and self-insured companies, at ACOSTA we understand the importance of a cost effective, expeditious defense.
Quality. While it is important to obtain results and to do so in the most cost-effective and expeditious manner; it is equally important to do so with professionalism and attention to service. We are small enough to provide the responsiveness and attention that you and your insureds deserve, and large enough to handle complex multi-district litigation throughout the state and nation (as lead counsel) on a state and federal level. Our firm continually strives to provide representation of the highest quality. We actively solicit client feedback and act quickly to implement recommendations. Our dedication to integrity, candor, and professionalism will exceed your expectations.
Experience/Expertise. At ACOSTA we have limited our practice to the defense of Insurance and Self-Insured Companies. We specialize in the areas of General Liability (slip/trip and falls, negligent security and construction injuries/damage); Automobile / Truck Liability; First Party Property; and Worker’s Compensation; matters. By limiting our areas of expertise, we have been able to perfect our skills in these areas as indicated by our AV rating. Results. Want to reduce your litigation costs? This is why we move to get cases resolved promptly. Our firm moves to have matters either settled or tried within a year. We fight hard to resolve matters outside the courtroom. However, in those instances where a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to obtain a favorable verdict for you at trial.
Results. Want to reduce your litigation costs? This is why we move to get cases resolved promptly. Our firm moves to have matters either settled or tried within a year. We fight hard to resolve matters outside the courtroom. However, in those instances where a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to obtain a favorable verdict for you at trial.
Reasonable Fees. Our firm understands that money spent on litigation is not an investment for your company, it’s an unproductive expense! At ACOSTA we work hard to minimize that impact. This is why we partner with your company for the long-term by learning your business model and helping you obtain your litigation goals, usually by resolving matters quickly and expeditiously.
Our focus is to provide your company with VERY effective legal
representation at a fraction of what our competitors charge.
JULIO C. ACOSTA
Over 25 years of civil defense trial experience. I have litigated thousands of cases in just about every county in Florida, and have tried cases from Palm Beach down to Monroe County. I have been “AV” rated for almost two decades. Additionally, I have been chosen as a Florida “Super Lawyer," a prestige only held by 5% of Florida lawyers. Both of these accolades signify the highest level of experience, and professionalism as rated by my peers.
I have a 10 out of 10 “AVVO” rating. I have been named a Florida Trend Magazine Legal Elite (2016), and have been listed as a top attorney by the South Florida Business Journal every year since 2011. I have been featured in ALMs South Florida Top Rated Lawyers (which was also published in the Miami Herald and the Wallstreet Journal).
I was born and raised, in South Florida. I know the venue; I know the people. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, partially on a scholarship from the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, from Florida International University (“FIU”) in Miami.
At FIU, I was asked to participate in the Student Honors Mentor Program, a privilege granted only to those students achieving academic excellence. I was also Chapter Chair of the Fl. Public Interest Research Group. As acting chair, I led committees ran the weekly meetings.
My law degree also came from a local institution, Nova Southeastern University. While there I participated in mock trial competitions. Upon graduation in 1996, I joined a local defense law firm as a litigation associate in the Miami office. Shortly thereafter, I became the litigation manager for the Miami office. In December 2000 they extended an invitation which made me a name partner in the firm. While there I brought numerous trials successfully to verdict.
Having met all of the requirements, I have been approved by the Florida Bar’s Civil Trial Certification Committee to sit for the exam to finalize becoming Board Certified in Civil Trial. I am licensed to practice in Florida, both in state and federal court. I served as Chair of the Florida Bar’s Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. I am a member of The Florida Defense Lawyers Assoc., The Defense Research Institute, and the Dade County Bar Assoc. (since 1996), Civil Litigation Committee (1997 and 1998). I am also featured in the 11th Edition of Who’s Who in American Law.
I’m an avid spear fisherman, wakeboarder, water and snow skier, and snowboarder. I weightlift and partake in regular cardio exercises. All of these things help maintain my sanity!
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