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Espinosa Martinez PL attorney designated an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association

3rd September 2018

Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney Elio F. Martinez, Jr., a named partner at MSI's Florida law member Espinosa Martinez, P.L., has been designated as an Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and is a member of their Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators.

Arbitration—the out-of-court resolution of a dispute between parties to a contract, decided by an impartial third party (the arbitrator)—is an alternative to litigation that quickens the process and can reduce costs.   Arbitrators are involved in commercial disputes and practice the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution.   Member arbitrators are required to adhere to Codes of Ethics developed by the AAA and the American Bar Association (ABA). AAA panels comprise distinguished judges as well as leaders in the legal and business communities with industry-specific knowledge and expertise.

Martinez is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, specifically infringement of trademarks, patents and copyrights, as well as protection of trade secrets. His practice also focuses on financial services litigation. He is a 2018 South Florida Legal Guide Top Attorney-Corporate and Business, a 2018 Super Lawyer, and a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (by invitation only) and the Defense Research Institute. Martinez is admitted to practice in Florida, the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Judicial Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He holds a JD from New York University School of Law.