Practice Areas


Florida has something of a ‘Wild West’ reputation when it comes to litigation. Protecting our clients and navigating our unique Florida court system are what we do best. Florida trial law is not for the meek and definitely not for the law firm whose home office is somewhere outside of Florida.

Alvarez, Thompson & Smoak, P.A.’s local and seasoned trial attorneys have extensive experience in Florida’s federal and state courts. Our goal is to provide good counsel and to aggressively represent and pursue our clients’ best interests to solve their Florida legal problems and disputes. Many times issues can be resolved informally in a conference room, at mediation or through Alternative Dispute Resolution; all services that we provide. When, however, all of that fails, it pays to have one of our attorneys by your side –trial work is second nature to us. 

Business Litigation

We routinely handle a wide variety of issues arising from business and contract disputes to employment practice defense. We also pursue and defend contractual and non-contractual remedies and damages on behalf of our business clients, including property damage, slander and libel, contract interference and unfair business and trade practices, to name but a few. Whether your dispute involves money or a claim of irreparable harm, you can rest assured that we will provide you with the best and most efficient resolution.

Injury and Death

When a client faces a claim or lawsuit involving personal injuries, product liability or wrongful death, our attorneys work to resolve the matter with the least impact to our client. While some cases lend themselves to early and efficient claims resolution and settlement, others require a full jury trial and appellate review to exonerate our client.  It is important to know one from the other, and no one does that better than the lawyers of Alvarez, Thompson & Smoak, P.A.

Commercial Transportation, Trucking and Bus-Lines

Our firm has developed a national reputation and name for aggressively and successfully defending companies that earn their living transporting people and products. We provide services ranging from the defense and prosecution of claims involving property damage to our clients’ fleet assets, to defending our clients and their drivers when an accident results in catastrophic injury or death. These cases can be intimidating to the lawyers who do not handle them on a regular basis. The lawyers of Alvarez, Thompson & Smoak, P.A. always have defended trucking, transportation and bus lines, with a combined depth of experience that exceeds 100 years. Our catastrophic loss (“Cat-Loss”) teams will respond immediately to your call and will aggressively defend your company’s interests from the scene of the accident to the final gavel.

Institution and Insurance Defense

Our attorneys have defended large institutional clients and insurance carriers in claims ranging from property damage and minor injuries to multiple fatalities in various industries including:

  • Automobile insurers
  • Amusement parks
  • Shopping malls
  • Theme parks
  • Parking facilities
  • Petroleum stations and mini-marts
  • Restaurants
  • Rental cars
  • Trucking/Bus-Lines/Commercial Carriers
  • Hotels and motels
  • Supermarkets
  • Stadiums
  • Public walkways
  • Home improvement retailers

Professional Liability Defense

More and more, professionals find themselves facing litigation – architects, engineer and design professionals, doctors and nurses, contractors, financial advisors and accountants, and even attorneys. Our depth of experience in defending professionals has shown that aggressive representation and detailed planning are vital to protecting a professional’s career and livelihood. We know that this is your reputation and your livelihood on the line. We will aggressively protect both because THAT is our reputation.

Litigation Practice Areas

In summary, if you are involved in a Florida dispute that will require litigation to solve, relax…we’ve got this. Alvarez, Thompson & Smoak, P.A. is here in Florida and ready to assist you in solving that dispute for the following practice areas:

  • Health care litigation and DOH administrative representation
  • Injunctive relief
  • Insurance coverage
  • Medical malpractice defense
  • Personal injury
  • Premises liability and negligent security defense
  • Professional liability
  • Products liability
  • Real estate litigation
  • Secured financing litigation
  • Senior living facility defense
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business disputes
  • Business torts
  • Class action defense
  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial transportation defense
  • Construction defect and management
  • Foreclosures and receiverships
  • Consumer finance litigation and compliance
  • Defamation, libel and slander
  • Employment litigation
  • Financial institution defense
  • Government agency litigation

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