Ivan Izquierdo is a trial attorney and maritime lawyer, handling passengers’ personal injury claims, crew-member claims, wrongful death claims, as well as non-maritime personal injury claims.
Mr. Izquierdo attended St. Thomas University where he successfully attained an under-graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, post-graduation Mr. Izquierdo began his career as a professional athlete for a Major League Baseball team. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Izquierdo became a Federal Agent for the Department of Homeland Security, a position he held for many years enabling him to achieve a vast knowledge of criminal and immigration laws. During his time as a federal agent he also acquired the certification of United States Coast Guard Captain of Uninspected Vessels (OUPV), enriching his knowledge of maritime safety and regulations.
Mr. Izquierdo enrolled at St. Thomas University School of Law where he excelled by appearing on the Dean’s List throughout his legal education while as well receiving book awards in the fields of Admiralty/Maritime law and Marine Insurance. During his time there, he received the Public Service Award for amassing over 240 hour of Pro-bono work. Additionally, Mr. Izquierdo was a research assistant for the maritime program at St Thomas University School of Law, ultimately graduating with honors (Cum Laude).
Prior to founding Izquierdo & Leon Law, PLLC., Mr. Izquierdo worked as an attorney at one of the premier maritime and personal injury law firms in the country. He has been involved in several trials on behalf of individuals and families who suffered serious injuries and/or the loss of a loved one.
Mr. Izquierdo is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.
He is also a member of the Florida Bar, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Maritime Law Association, the American Association For Justice, and Miami-Dade Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Izquierdo is also fluent in Spanish and Italian.