Maritza Peña


Direct Dial: 305-460-6519
Fax: 305-446-3667


Maritza Peña is a Partner of the firm. Ms. Peña concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, insurance defense/coverage, construction law and catastrophic loss cases.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Cuban-American Bar Association


  • “Is a Construction Defect Plaintiff Entitled to Prejudgment Interest for Unrepaired Defects?” ActionLine Magazine, The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar (Winter 2014-15)
  • “Prejudgment Interest in Construction Defect Litigation: Florida’s Loss Theory on Liquidated Damages Post-Bosem and Why Every Construction Lawyer Should be Familiar with It,” 81 Def. Couns. J. 173 (April 2014)
  • “English-Only Laws and the Fourteenth Amendment: Dealing with Pluralism in a Nation Divided by Xenophobia,” 29 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 349 (Winter 1998)


  • Fluent in Spanish


Practice Areas

  • General Liability
  • Complex Commercial Litigation 
  • Insurance Defense
  • Coverage
  • Construction Law
  • Catastrophic Loss

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • J.D., University of Miami, School of Law, cum laude, 1998
    • Associate Editor, University of Miami Inter-American Law Review
  • B.A., University of Miami, magna cum laude  
    • Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society