Founding attorney, Luis A. Mena, Esq., is a committed and passionate advocate for the firm's clients. He has created a client-centered law firm that prides itself on delivering large firm style, aggressive representation with the personal, one-on-one service typical of a boutique law firm.
With over 18 years of experience in the insurance industry, being recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer® – one of the top 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40, and having attained the highest rating possible from amongst his peers – the prestigious AV Preeminent rating of Martindale Hubbell, Mr. Mena is uniquely qualified to handle your case.
He began in the insurance industry as a clerk for a law firm that defended insurance carriers, which then became exclusive counsel to a large, national insurance company. Through years of hard work, Mr. Mena moved up through the ranks, all the while gaining valuable experience in all aspects of the insurance industry. From initial claims intake and claims handling, to policy drafting and even taking part in the claims decision-making process, Mr. Mena gained insightful, behind-the-scenes knowledge as to how the insurance industry really works.
Most importantly, Mr. Mena saw first-hand, the reasons why claims were denied, under-paid and what excuses were used by the insurance company to justify its actions. Mr. Mena also witnessed how the industry shifted its focus from asking "how can we cover our insured's damage?" to asking a very different question: "why should we pay this claim?" This change in philosophy profoundly troubled Mr. Mena, which is why he currently uses his deep industry knowledge to help those individuals and companies whose insurance claims have been wrongfully denied, underpaid or simply, poorly handled.
During your free initial consultation, Mr. Mena will personally evaluate your claim and seek information regarding when, why and how the claim happened. He will also seek information to determine whether your claim was properly investigated, handled and, ultimately, whether your claim was handled correctly. Mr. Mena will then explain all of your options, what the next possible steps may be and will do so in the straight-forward, welcoming manner that has become the trademark of the Mena Law Firm. After gathering all of the necessary information, Mr. Mena will explain that having him handle your case will cost you nothing and how he won't get paid unless you get paid.
Mr. Mena's transparent, forthright approach doesn't end at the initial consultation but continues throughout your representation. From the day you first meet and retain Mr. Mena until your case ends, your matter will be handled and overseen by Mr. Mena himself. He will work tirelessly and professionally exercising his aggressive, tough-but-fair approach to attain the best possible result for his clients as fast as possible. At all times, however, Mr. Mena will never lose sight of the client-centered, welcoming approach that has become the Mena Law Firm's staple. He prides himself on always be easily accessible whether by phone, in person or by e-mail. Both he and his staff are fully bilingual speaking both English and Spanish
Mr. Mena doesn't only believe that every attorney and member of the Bar should have a strong sense of civil and ethical responsibility, he actively practices his belief. Mr. Mena serves on multiple committees of the Florida Bar including one the Florida Bar's Grievance Committees – a committee solely dedicated to investigating complaints made against lawyers for possible ethics violations. He also dedicates significant amounts of time to providing Pro Bono services both through the firm itself and in conjunction with the Miami-Dade County Bar Association's Put Something Back Program.
Furthermore, Mr. Mena shares his extensive knowledge through speaking and teaching engagements and is a sought-after speaker giving seminars on various issues including Civil Court Rules, Procedure and Ethics as well as lecturing at the University of Miami School of Law, Florida International University School of Law, Nova Southern University – Shepard Broad Law Center and the St. Thomas School of Law on multiple issues including Insurance Law, Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy.
Born and raised in New Jersey – right outside New York City – Mr. Mena attended the University of Miami and attained his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center. Mr. Mena has since become a proud member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice law both in Florida's State and Federal Courts and has handled numerous cases throughout most counties in the State.
Today, Mr. Mena currently resides in Miami and, on his free time, is an avid sports fan who simply loves spending time with his wife who he met while at the University of Miami and his two beautiful, quite-funny kids.