Kristian G. Suarez

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Associate

Kristian G. Suarez is an associate with the Firm, concentrating his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, labor and employment, life, health, disability and ERISA defense, and insurance coverage matters. Prior to joining SMGQ, Mr. Suarez practiced in the area of Health Law and worked on a range of matters including healthcare facility licensing, transfers of ownership, employment contracts, and administrative proceedings.

Mr. Suarez represents Fortune 500, midsize and small companies in the defense of various litigation matters such as life, health, disability, and ERISA litigation, business torts, collective and class action minimum wage and overtime disputes, insurance coverage disputes, discrimination, retaliation, enforcement of employment agreements, interpleaders, vicarious liability issues and banking disputes throughout Florida. Mr. Suarez also provides advice and counseling to employers, representing employers in a wide range of matters such as wage and hour, non-compete, trade secret, disability, discrimination, harassment, retaliation/whistleblower, FLSA collective actions, FMLA, Title III of the ADA and FDUTPA claims.

Mr. Suarez earned his Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Suarez served as Associate Editor of the North Dakota Law Review. Mr. Suarez earned his Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Psychology, from Florida International University.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Vehicle Manufacturer Practices in the Digital Era,” 94 N.D. L. Rev. 511
  • “North Dakota Supreme Court Review,” 95 N.D. L. Rev. 373