James Pinkert, Esq.
James Pinkert graduated from DePaul College of Law in 1987 and is a member of both the Florida and Illinois Bars. While living in Chicago, Mr. Pinkert practiced transactional law in the transactional real estate departments at Antenow & Fink and Altheimer & Grey. Thereafter, he spent time as general counsel of a Japanese-owned trading and distribution company that imported and exported thousands of tons of steel from Russia, Japan, Venezuela and other countries to help the company maintain a competitive advantage in the United States and international marketplaces. Mr. Pinkert spent time honing his trial skills at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office before returning to private practice years later. Mr. Pinkert now focuses his practice on overtime pay and employment issues, personal injury litigation, product liability law and commercial litigation.
Vanessa E. Diaz (Of Counsel):
Vanessa E. Diaz is of counsel for The Miami Law Firm. Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Ashford University in Iowa in 2011 and her Juris Doctorate degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2013. While earning her law degree, Vanessa served as Editor of Law Review, Justice for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Chair for Alumni Professional Development, Ambassador for the Student Bar Association and Cuban American Student Bar Association.
Vanessa was the Managing Director and Senior Class Action Litigation Attorney representing more than 5700 clients in a class action lawsuit against BP for the oil spill that took place in 2010 where more than 170,000 clean-up workers were injured.
Early in her career, Vanessa served as a United States Naval Information System Technician Petty Officer Third Class. Vanessa gained valuable experience in the handling of security material and transmitting and receiving satellite messages and being responsible for all secure radio communication. Vanessa continues to maintain her Security Clearance.
Vanessa is licensed to practice law in Florida and holds her 215-Life, Annuities, and Health License. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is known for her ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and for her passion and empathy for those have been injured and/or need assistance with the emotional issues involved in family issues.