Maria Dolores Tejedor focuses on medical malpractice cases, including injuries to children, mass torts and dangerous drugs. Board certification has recognized her as a specialist in personal injury trial work. She is a partner and attorney at the law firm, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor P.A.
In 1992, she graduated from the University of South Florida, Magna Cum Laude. She joined the law school at Stetson University, the number one ranked law school in trial advocacy, in 1993.
She participated in a college-wide competition in 1994. Her peers at Stetson selected her as a member of the law school’s prestigious trial team.
She represented Stetson College of Law in national and statewide trial competitions for the next two years. Stetson College of Law maintained its number one national ranking in trial advocacy during the years Maria Tejedor competed.
She became the first-place winner of the American Criminal Defense Bar National Trial competition in 1995. She obtained the second place in the Florida Bar’s State Trial Competition and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers State Competition.
She became the 1996 Regional Champion in the American Bar Association National Trial Competition winner. She was awarded the American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Stetson University College of Law presented Maria Tejedor with the Harris Ferrel Competition Award for Individual Excellence in Intercollegiate Trial Competition at her graduation in 1996.
She joined the law firm of Martinez, Manglardi, and Diez-Arguelles in 1996. She became one of the youngest women to be Board Certified in the state of Florida in 2004. She was named a full partner at the law firm in the same year. The firm was changed to Martinez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor.
She founded the law firm, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor, and became its managing partner in 2009. Her passion for helping women & children motivated her to achieve numerous successful statewide appellate & Supreme Court decisions. These decisions have created laws to protect the rights of the most vulnerable.
She has successfully tried cases in almost every county of Florida, including Dade, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Hillsborough, Clay, Polk, Leon, Broward, and Alachua. She has won an $11,600,000.00 verdict in Volusia County, the highest medical malpractice wrongful death verdict in the history of the county.
While serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association, she successfully testified before Congress and passed legislation to protect the rights of the women and children injured from malpractice. After much success before the Florida Senate, she was appointed to the governing body of the Florida Justice Association in 2011.
She attained membership of the National Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She has also served the Hispanic Bar Association as a Treasurer.
The Orange County Grievance Ethics Committee appointed her as a member in 2009. She also served as the committee’s chairperson in 2011. She has successfully tried medical malpractice cases throughout the country. She also speaks frequently on medical malpractice matters.
She was one of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association and was appointed to their Executive Committee in 2011. Her peers recognize her as an excellent professional.
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