Overview

Anna Marie "Annie" Hernandez Gamez is a litigation and trial attorney who represents publicly traded and closely held corporations, as well as financial institutions, domestic and international businesses, developers, municipalities and individuals in complex commercial and real estate litigation matters throughout the state of Florida.

Ms. Gamez has substantial experience in business disputes, banking and lender liability claims, commercial foreclosure/workouts and landlord-tenant issues, title insurance claims and myriad other contractual claims. She has significant experience in representing private parties and municipalities in matters involving real property, land use and zoning disputes. Ms. Gamez also has experience with the representation of various publicly traded entities and private international organizations in matters ranging from trading and hedging of precious metal commodities, non-compete and commission agreements, and consumer and commercial contractual claims related to bulk and residential cable service agreements and advertising agreements. She also has experience with the protection of creditors' rights in related bankruptcy actions in state and federal court.

In addition, Ms. Gamez counsels her clients from pre-suit negotiations through all phases of litigation, including trial. She has represented her clients in hearings, bench trials and jury trials in state and federal court, as well as proceedings before the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

Ms. Gamez is adept at prosecuting and defending litigation. She provides value to her clients with, among other things, targeted discovery plans, strategic defenses and counterclaims to reduce liability in the primary claim, timely mediations and dispositive motions (where possible) to ensure business objectives and resolutions are reached.

Ms. Gamez was selected as a 2017 Holland & Knight Rising Star, an intensive program of leadership, management and professional skills development for female attorneys. She has a proven commitment to her community as exemplified by her service in both professional and not-for-profit organizations, and ongoing pro bono representations. Pro bono matters handled by Ms. Gamez include the successful representation of parents defending claims involving the Hague Abduction Convention, representation of minors in the foster care system as an attorney ad litem and service as a guardian ad litem to children in family proceedings.

Credentials

Education
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Florida International University, B.A., History, Political Science
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Memberships
  • Lawyers for Children America Inc., Board of Directors, November 2020-Present
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Local Professionalism Panel
  • UnitedWay of Miami-Dade, Women United
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Latina Commissioner (2018-2020)
  • Florida Constitution Revision Commission, 2017
  • Cuban American Bar Association, President, 2016
  • Cuban American Bar Foundation, President, 2017
  • The Cuban American Pro Bono Project, Inc. d/b/a CABA Pro Bono Legal Services, Director, 2015-2016
  • Chief Justice's 2017 Advisory Committee for the 2017 Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Awards
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Cuba Task Force, 2016-2017
  • The Florida Bar Grievance Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 11H, Chair, 2015
  • The Spellman-Hoeveler American Inns of Court, Director, 2009-2012
  • The Florida Bar, Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, 2010-2013
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Miami, Fall Connections Committee, 2011
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, Selection and Host Committee, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2010-2013
  • Miami City Ballet's Upper Room, Host Committee, 2009-2011
  • Easter Seals South Florida, 2011
  • Take Stock in Children Miami-Dade, Mentor, 2008-2011
  • Dade County Bar Association, Affiliate Bar Representative to the Board of Directors, 2007-2009
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Volunteer and Member of Emerging Leaders, Hands on Miami, 2010-2011
  • Coconut Grove Jaycees' Third Thursdays at Children's Home Society, McLamore House, Founder, 2002-2006
  • Rafael Peñalver Clinic, Miami-Dade Public Health Trust, Director and Treasurer, 2000-2002
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation - Real Estate, 2015-2022; Women in the Law edition, Litigation – Real Estate, 2016
  • Top Lawyer, South Florida Legal Guide, Litigation - Real Estate , 2017-2021
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • University of Miami School of Law, Law Alumni Association Leadership Award, 2016
  • Daily Business Review, Professional Excellence Rising Star Award, 2016
  • Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Lawyers of Miami-Dade County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2009
  • Florida Legal Elite "Up & Comer," Florida Trend magazine, 2007
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

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