Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz has been with Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A. since 2005, and practices throughout the State of Florida in the areas of Community Association Law, Complex Construction Litigation, Construction Defect Litigation, and Commercial Litigation on behalf of associations, developers, general contractors and subcontractors. In his construction defect practice, he regularly handles multi-party complex construction defect claims pertaining to all building components, including structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, roofing, waterproofing, fire sprinkler, and life-safety components.
He also litigates financial and business tort claims, including prosecuting and defending parties for breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfers, corporate piercing, developer disclosure, and alter-ego theories.
Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 1997 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami in 2000.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz served our community as an Assistant Public Defender in Brevard and Miami-Dade counties, gaining significant jury trial experience.
He is a member of the Florida Bar and also a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, where he is a steering committee member for Division 1 - Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz was appointed to the City of Miami's Green Commission and the Green Buildings Subcommittee. The Green Commission is chaired by Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, and members are appointed by Mayor Tomas Regalado. The members represent a cross section of local experts and community enthusiasts. The commission meets quarterly to guide and mold the city's environmental policy.
Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz was recognized as a 2009-2014 "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of Florida attorneys receive this honor each year. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being amongst the top up-and-coming lawyers (40 years or younger, or in practice 10 years or less) in the state. He has also been recognized in "Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite" for 2015 and 2016.
Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz regularly conducts seminars on construction/construction defect litigation on both the plaintiff and defense side, including speaking at seminars hosted by the Latin Builders Association, Inc., the National Business Institute, Lorman, and the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law.
Mr. Rodgers-da Cruz also recently co-authored Chapter 4 of the American Bar Association's book "Construction Defects," published in 2012. A PDF version of Chapter 4, which is titled "Statute of Limitations and Repose," may be viewed by clicking here.