Location

Miami

Lawyers

Darin DiBello

Mr. DiBello has a litigation practice that concentrates in general commercial litigation, contract disputes, landlord/tenant litigation, construction litigation and real estate disputes.Mr. DiBello has represented national and international clients such as Guinness Mahon and Co. Limited, a British banking concern, DuPont Mexico S.A., Unilever Latin America, Cuervo Tequila, Vivendi Universal, AMEC Construction, JCDecaux Airport, Inc., Transatlantic Bank, and Coex Coffee International in sophisticated commercial litigation matters. He was also part of the senior team of lawyers representing George W. Bush in the 2000 election litigation against Al Gore. Other construction litigation clients include Catalfumo Construction, Lowell Homes, and AMCO Homes.Mr. DiBello practices extensively in Florida state and federal courts in matters involving general commercial litigation. He advises on actions for fraud, breach of contract, construction and collections work. He has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience and has conducted hundreds of depositions and evidentiary hearings. Mr. DiBello has achieved countless favorable rulings for his clients, both plaintiffs and defendants alike.Prior to joining the firm, Mr. DiBello practiced for 20 years at his own commercial litigation firm and prior to that, Mr. DiBello was a senior litigation attorney with the international law firm of White & Case, LLP, where he worked for over ten years.Bars and CourtsThe Florida BarUnited States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - General and Bankruptcy BarsUnited States District Court for the Middle District of Florida - General and Bankruptcy BarsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit Court of AppealsEducationJ.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1992Member of the Tax Lawyer Law ReviewAuthor of published note “Estate of Timothy F. Carberry”, 44 Tax Lawyer 2 (1991)B.S. Acc., cum laude, University of Florida, 1988Member of National Accounting Honor Society

Frantz Destin Jr.

Frantz Destin Jr. represents individuals and companies in a wide array of complex litigation matters in both state and federal court. Currently, his practice focuses on cases involving premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims. His experience encompasses handling and managing cases from the filing of initial pleadings through trial. In the past, Mr. Destin has successfully represented clients in contract, employment, misappropriation of image, defamation, commercial and marine property, construction, and environmental cleanup disputes. For example, he obtained a summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in a $1.5 million breach of contract case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has also been involved in various appeals and briefed cases in Florida’s District Courts of Appeal. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Destin is active in several bar associations, including the Haitian Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and American Bankruptcy Institute. He serves the broader community by representing clients pro bono as part of the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Ensuring Equal Justice initiative. He also volunteers for Little Haiti Football Club. Mr. Destin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. As a law student, he interned with the Office of the United States Trustee. He also served as a Certified Legal Intern in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, where he represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He was awarded the Book Award and the Pro Bono Certificate for his work in the University of Miami’s Health Rights Clinic. Mr. Destin is admitted to practice in the States of Florida and Massachusetts, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is fluent in Haitian Creole, French, and Spanish.

Joseph Fasi

Mr. Fasi represents self-insured corporations and insurers as a national trial counsel. He has tried over 100 jury trials with numerous defense verdicts. Mr. Fasi has been a first chair trial lawyer in product liability, medical product liability and pharmaceutical defense, defense of nursing homes and assisted Living facilities, food contamination issues, and professional and medical malpractice defense. He serves as first chair trial counsel in tobacco litigation in the Florida Engle Progeny cases throughout the state.