Maritime Appeals

Mr. Llinás is an active appellate attorney who routinely handles claims in federal and state appellate courts. His most recent appellate successes include a winning opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the matter of Vasquez v. YII Shipping Company, Ltd., (11th Cir. 2012) (reversing the district court’s dismissal and holding that collateral estoppel did not bar a seaman’s claim against a shipping company under the Jones Act and federal maritime law), and a winning opinion from the Florida Third District Court of Appeal in the matter of Fitzpatrick v. Club Mediterranee, (3d DCA 2015) (holding that employee was not required to arbitrate sexual assault claims against employer, because the claims did not fall within the scope of the arbitration agreement).

To date, Mr. Llinás has been lead counsel in over 30 appeals in state and federal court. Mr. Llinás has argued cases in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. Mr. Llinás has also submitted petitions for certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States.