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3400 Miami Tower

100 S.E. 2nd Street

Miami, Florida 33131

+1 305-375-9220

Fax:+1 305-375-8050

lmartinez@diazreus.com

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Background

Mr. Martinez has an accomplished and varied background in the law. Before establishing his private practice and prior to joining Diaz Reus, Mr. Martinez was the Deputy Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Medicaid Fraud Unit in Florida, where he was responsible for the recovery of multiple millions of dollars in criminal restitution orders and more than $20 million in civil recoveries over a four-year period.

Mr. Martinez was also a former Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and served for six years as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Illinois, prosecuting defendants charged with felony offenses, among others.

Committed to the community and the legal profession, Mr. Martinez has served in a variety of high profile positions. He is currently serving a third term on the Miami Dade Expressway Board of Authority, where he is the current Chairman of the Board. In this role, Mr. Martinez became a sought-after legal guest expert for the South Florida media on transportation policy matters.

He is also a former appointed district representative of the Miami Dade Charter Review Task Force; former Vice Chairman, Criminal Procedure Rules Committee for the Florida Bar Association; and former Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Miami Beach Community Development Corporation.

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 1994
  • B.A., Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1991

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Illinois (inactive)
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for Florida
  • Northern Federal District Court of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern Federal District Court of Florida

Accolades

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • “Top Lawyers,” South Florida Legal Guide

Professional Leadership

  • Miami Dade Expressway Board of Authority, Chairman
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)

Publications

  • “Medicaid Fraud Investigations: A Look at various Drug Diversion Schemes, and their Cost to the Medicaid System” (1/2006), Office of the Attorney General of Florida Senior Symposium, West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • “Audit and Reimbursement Issues Facing Medicaid Providers” (3/2006), The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Health Law Section, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Medicaid Fraud Investigations: A Look at Various Drug Diversion Schemes and there Cost to the Medicaid System” (6/2006), National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (Naddi), Annual Conference Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
  • “Medicaid Fraud Investigations: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Investigations. The Cost to the Medicaid and Medicare systems and What to look for during an investigation” (9/2006), United Council on Welfare Fraud (UCOWF) annual training conference, Tampa, Florida.