Erwin A. Acle, Esq. – Managing Partner

University of Florida, B.A. 2003
University of Miami, J.D. 2006
Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar, 2007
Southern District of Florida, 2008
Middle District of Florida, 2010
Northern District of Florida, 2010
Awards and Recognition:
Martindale-Hubbell A/V Preeminent Rating
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018
Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2019

Erwin received a J.D. in 2006 from the University of Miami School of Law where he finished in the top 10 percent of the Trial Litigation Skills Program. He received a B.A. from the University of Florida in 2003.

Erwin concentrates his practice on guardianships and insurance property damage litigation. His experience also includes representing clients in property damage and personal injury lawsuits. He actively participates in all aspects of guardianships and litigation (hearings, arbitrations, mediations, trials, appeals, etc.).

Erwin has received an A/V Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating level awarded to attorneys. Additionally, Erwin has been named a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past five years. This is an award which no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Florida receive.

Erwin has worked with numerous charitable organizations including the University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Camillus House and The Church of the Epiphany. He also served on the committee for the Bids for Kids event held annually by the Dade County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Maria E. Consuegra, Esq. – Of Counsel

University of Miami, B.A. 1972
Florida International University, M.S. 1979
Nova Southeastern University, J.D. 1988
Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar, 1992
Awards and Recognition:
United Way of Dade County Volunteer of the Year, 1979
Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award, 1994
Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award, 1995
Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award, 1996
Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award, 1997
Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award, 1998

Soon after being awarded her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Miami, Maria Elena began her professional career as a Special Education teacher for Miami Dade County Public Schools. While teaching in the classroom, Maria Elena was passionate about continuing her education and helping others, earning her Masters of Science Degree from Florida International University. Her coursework and Master’s Thesis specialized in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Maria Elena challenged young minds as an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College. After spending years teaching, Maria Elena was named Executive Director of the Marian Center School in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Marian Center is an educational/residential facility for children and adults with special needs. During her tenure there, she raised national awareness of the Marian Center School, Preschool, and Workshop as a premier program for students with Down Syndrome.

Maria Elena earned her law degree from Nova Southeastern University School of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992. She has spent nearly her entire legal career assisting clients with Guardianship, Adoption, and other civil matters. Currently, Maria Elena is considered an authority in her field and is a Nationally Certified Guardian.

Maria Elena has been involved with many local, state, and national organizations. She served as President of the Board of the Community Center for Developmental Handicaps (CCDH) and President of the organization formerly known as the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC). She has also worked with other organizations including, but not limited to, Community Rehabilitation Center, Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Jewish Special Education, and Ventilator Assisted Children’s Center Camp.

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