Alicia Menendez

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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South Biscayne Boulevard 201
Miami 33131 FL US

Alicia M. Menendez’s practice focuses on complex product liability and commercial litigation, including multijurisdictional matters and those with international components. She also has experience with other kinds of civil litigation, marine insurance defense cases and pro bono family cases.

Alicia currently serves on a team defending more than 7,500 product liability cases filed in Florida by plaintiffs claiming membership in a class action that was decertified by the Florida Supreme Court. Alicia has been responsible for working up cases in the Broward County and Palm Beach County jurisdictions and coordinating certain aspects of the defense of these cases statewide.

Alicia currently serves on The Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee and previously served as chair of The Florida Bar’s Code & Rules of Evidence Committee, chair of its Educational Subcommittee, and program chair and moderator of its annual evidence-related seminars. She has also served as judge of mock trial and negotiations competitions.

In addition, Alicia studies issues relating to Cuba and is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and the Cuba Committee of The Florida Bar’s International Law Section. Paying homage to her Hispanic heritage, she is also conducting research into the pre-1960 Cuban television industry in her free time. She is fluent in Spanish.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Miami School of Law, 1997
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (Legal Research Techniques, Litigation)
    • Dean’s Certificate for Achievement (Legal Research Techniques)
    • Honors in Litigation Skills
  • B.A., Florida International University, 1993
  • P.C., University of Miami, 1988
  • A.A., Miami-Dade College, 1986

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Litigation
    • Negotiations Competition, Scoring Judge (2007)
    • Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, Volunteer Reviewer (2017)
    • Pretrial Practice & Discovery Committee
      • Membership & Diversity Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2018-Present)
  • The Florida Bar Association
    • Code & Rules of Evidence Committee (2006-2012)
      • Chair (2011-2012)
      • Vice Chair (2009-2011)
      • Education Subcommittee (f/k/a Seminar Subcommittee) (2007-2011), Chair (2009-2011)
      • Technology Subcommittee, Vice Chair (2006-2007)
  • Grievance Committee (2016-Present)
    • Vice Chair (2018-Present)
  • International Law Section
    • Cuba Committee (2016-Present)
    • Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot
      • Volunteer Arbitrator (2017)
      • Steering Committee (2018)
    • Trial Lawyers Section
  • The Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • DuPont Minority Counsel Network, Newsletter and Communications Committee (2012-2014)


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