Mario E. Lopez, Esq
Mario E. Lopez was born in Managua, Nicaragua. In 1978, he came to the United States with his family and has lived in South Florida since arriving from Nicaragua. He was raised and attended school in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Florida International University (F.I.U.) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1992. While in F.I.U., he joined the Delta Chi Fraternity and was a Senator in Student Government.
Mario obtained his J.D. from Nova Southeastern University in 1995. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar, he has been active in the community such as providing pro bono work through the Put Something Back, Pro Bono Program of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the school and Professionalism Committees of the Dade County Bar Association. He was a member of the Florida Bar Ethics Committee for the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County and was Chairman of his committee when his term ended in 2015. He has served as mock judge in the local high school trial competitions sponsored by Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division as well as Nova Southeastern University’s Trial Advocacy competitions. Mario has donated his time to charitable organizations such as the Health Crisis Network, American Red Cross, and the American Heart Association. He has brought this commitment to give back to his community to the firm in order to make his South Florida home a better place to live for all.
With this commitment to give back to his community, Mario has devoted himself to protecting the rights of clients who have suffered discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He is dedicated to representing those who have been denied basic rights and access to public accommodations and use of public utilities. The ADA has given Mario the ability to ensure that disabled Americans are not discriminated against on the basis of their disability and that they receive the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation. He provides every client with aggressive, energetic, and zealous legal representation to ensure any person or entity who owns, leases, or operates a place of public accommodation is ADA compliant.
Mario is a Senior Partner of JOMARRON | LOPEZ and is the managing attorney of the first and third party departments. His litigation experience in the fields of Personal Injury Litigation, Premises Liability, Construction Law, Medical Malpractice, Property Litigation, Nursing Home Litigation, and Products Liability (which includes Chinese/American Drywall cases) has given him the ability to handle clients’ issues with efficiency and effectiveness to obtain successful outcomes. Mario has handled wrongful death cases involving different insureds in cases ranging from automobile negligence to premises liability claims. He also represented clients in construction cases from injuries in work sites to property dry wall multi-district litigation.
In 2002, Mario began defending property claims as well as concentrating on hurricane claims and complex contractual issues arising from said claims. This experience has led him to be uniquely qualified to handle property claims ranging from standard losses to complex commercial property claims for insureds. He also handles automobile negligence cases ranging from single vehicle accidents to large commercial vehicle cases. He keeps honing his ability to assess both sides of cases by also doing defense work for a large commercial retailer.
Mario is admitted to practice law in all State Courts in Florida, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta, Georgia.
- The Florida Bar
- United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
- United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
- United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Western District of Texas
- United States District Court, District of Colorado
- Nova Southeastern University School of Law — Juris Doctor, 1995
- Florida International University — Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1992
- Spanish, proficient