Yameel L. Mercado Robles

Associate

Orlando
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Overview

Combining attention to detail with an eye towards his clients' ultimate goals, Yameel Mercado Robles has represented clients in complex commercial litigation and class action and privacy and data breach class action litigation defense in state and federal courts. Yameel leverages his experience drafting and arguing dispositive motions, as well as managing large discovery projects in litigation, to guide and counsel clients on the most effective strategy to achieve their specific goals.

Yameel has broad experience working closely with clients to handle and prepare for depositions, conduct and manage discovery projects and draft motions that align with their needs. He has experience drafting and arguing dispositive motions as well as counseling and guiding clients through mediations and drafting and handling class action settlement agreements. Yameel is committed to identifying and implementing strategies that result in an efficient and favorable resolution of litigation.

Select Experience

  • On behalf of an international timeshare company, assisted in drafting motion to dismiss in class action matter. Motion subsequently led to dismissal with prejudice.
  • Drafted motion to dismiss for multinational telecommunications conglomerate facing allegations of conspiring with the government to frame plaintiff for federal crimes. The Court granted the motion and dismissed the lawsuit.
  • Assisted property holdings company facing summary judgment of $2 million in Alabama Supreme Court, drafting appellate briefs and obtaining reversal on behalf of client.
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Experience

  • On behalf of an international timeshare company, assisted in drafting motion to dismiss in class action matter. Motion subsequently led to dismissal with prejudice.
  • Drafted motion to dismiss for multinational telecommunications conglomerate facing allegations of conspiring with the government to frame plaintiff for federal crimes. The court granted the motion and dismissed the lawsuit.
  • Assisted property holdings company facing summary judgment of $2 million in Alabama Supreme Court, drafting appellate briefs and obtaining reversal on behalf of client.
  • Assist regional banking company in class action cases, drafting and researching motions to dismiss.
  • On behalf of two different large corporations, drafted and argued motions to dismiss class action complaints alleging claims under Florida’s Security of Communications Act for alleged use of data collection technology in e-commerce websites, resulting in voluntary dismissal of the class action complaint.
  • Defended a healthcare organization in a data breach class action litigation, drafting a motion to dismiss and participating in mediation that resulted in a favorable resolution. On behalf of the healthcare organization, assisted in drafting the class action settlement agreement and managed all aspects of its implementation by the settlement administrator.
  • Successfully defended international hotel chain company in Florida state court, obtaining voluntary dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought by the plaintiff.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • Hon. Edward A. Godoy, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Puerto Rico: Judicial Intern (2015)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • Florida

Education

  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 2017; summa cum laude; Florida State University Law Review, Executive Articles Editor; The American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in Bankruptcy Coursework
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Puerto Rico, 2014, magna cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish

Blog

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By Kamran B. Ahmadian
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By Joel Griswold
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By Mark A. Johnson
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