Helio De La Torre practices in the areas of Community Association Law and Construction Litigation. Mr. De La Torre received his Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude, in 1977 from Florida International University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1980 from Florida State University. He is a member of the College of Community Association Lawyers for the Community Association Institute (CCAL).
The CCAL was established by the Community Association Institute (CAI) for attorneys who have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution of the practice of Community Association Law. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum, and maintains an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
He is a past president of CAI’s Greater Miami Chapter and was active as chairman of the Chapter’s Florida Legislative Action Committee. Mr. De La Torre has served as an instructor at many of the CAI leadership training programs, and has been a frequent speaker at community association seminars such as the University of Miami’s Institute on Condominium and Cluster Development. He has been approved as an instructor for community association licensing courses by the State of Florida.
Mr. De La Torre is a frequent speaker at seminars, including “The Nuts and Bolts of Condo Litigation”, “Recent Statutory Amendments Effecting Community Associations”, “Update on the Law in Mold Litigation and Recent Case Laws”, FIU - Legal Studies Institute - Paralegal Program, “Law for Non-Lawyers” for the International Council of Shopping Centers, Common Interest Realty Associations Conference for the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and “Update on the Law in Mold Claims, Issues & Trends” at Ralph E. Boyer Institutes on Condominium & Cluster Development and Real Property.
Mr. De La Torre is admitted to the Florida Bar and admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. He is certified by the Supreme Court as a Circuit and County Mediator.
Active in the legal community, Mr. De La Torre is a member of the Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables, and Cuban-American Bar Associations, as well as the Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. He is an affiliate of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc.