September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month 2021, and we at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen are proud to commemorate it by honoring the Hispanic trial lawyers at our firm. Each of these attorneys has strengthened our legal practice, enabling our team to better serve our clients throughout South Florida.
The very accomplished Natasha Cortes is the first Hispanic woman to be named a partner at our firm. She is also a founding member of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida, honoring her Puerto Rican heritage and uplifting her community. To date, she has handled over a hundred multimillion-dollar lawsuits and achieved numerous eight-figure settlements for victims of catastrophic injury.
Natasha’s esteemed legal work has won her spots in Florida’s Top Attorneys by The Wall Street Journal, Super Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®: Rising Stars, and The Best Lawyers in America© by Best Lawyers®. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys also named her in its 10 Best Female Attorneys list.
Alex Arteaga-Gomez, a partner at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, is a first-generation Cuban American. Applying his over 15 years of experience litigating in state and federal courts, Alex specializes in complex multi-party tort matters. He has represented victims of the 2017 Hollywood Hills nursing home mass casualty, the 2018 FIU pedestrian bridge collapse, the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and, most recently, the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida. He has tried multiple cases to jury verdict, argued before state and federal appellate courts, and appeared as co-counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alex’s accolades include his multiple selections as a finalist for the “Most Effective Lawyer” award by the Daily Business Review and his listing in Super Lawyers®. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association and a member of the Federal Bar Association.
Julian Catala is a highly skilled trial attorney at our South Florida firm. His previous work includes his time as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, a role in which he prosecuted cases of armed robbery/burglary, aggravated battery and assault, and more. As a graduate of both Stetson University College of Law and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he is uniquely qualified to handle catastrophic injury cases involving aviation accidents in addition to medical malpractice.
A proud son of Cuban immigrants, Julian is a member of the FJA, Florida Bar Association, Sarasota County Bar Association, Manatee County Bar Association, and League of Prosecutors.