Areas of Practice
- Asbestos/Toxic Tort Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Florida Workers’ Compensation
- Longshore/Defense Base Act
- Personal Injury Defense
- Premises Liability
- Products Liability
Ms. Pazos believes that one’s best work begins with diligence and attention to detail. The majority of her practice involves defending manufacturers and retailers in asbestos-related products liability actions in state and federal courts. In addition, Ms. Pazos is also active on the employer and carrier defense side in claims filed under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Defense Base Act, and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Statute.
Before attending college, Ms. Pazos spent two years as a legislative intern with a member of the Florida House of Representatives. In law school, she worked with volunteer staff at Miami-Dade County’s Family Law Self-Help Clinic. As a law school research assistant, her efforts on the subjects of international armed conflicts, human rights violations, and elections irregularities in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean helped to further broaden her diverse approach to legal education.
Ms. Pazos is an active member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), especially with its’ Diversity Committee. She has been selected as a “Rising Star” in Florida by Super Lawyers magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Already fully conversant in Spanish, Ms. Pazos is working toward fluency in Italian as well.
Florida Bar, 2006.
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2007.
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2007.
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2009.
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2009.
District of Columbia Bar, 2009.
New York Bar, 2012
Florida International University College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006
University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2002
Fluent in Spanish.
Working knowledge of Italian.
Memberships & Services
DRI – Defense Research Institute
International Association of Defense Counsel