Brandon Cruz is a commercial litigator who represents individuals and businesses in complex cases. Prior to starting his role as an associate, he gained experience as a Rivero Mestre law clerk working on several high-profile, cross-border matters.
Brandon earned his Juris Doctor degree at Florida International University College of Law. During law school, Brandon excelled academically and gained recognition for his writing and oral advocacy skills. Brandon was vice president of the moot court team and represented FIU Law in several competitions, leading his team each time to various awards. Brandon also served as a teaching assistant for FIU Law’s legal writing class and interned for the Honorable Rudolph Contreras, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.
Before law school, Brandon served as a senior aide to City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, where he managed scheduling as well as all operations and logistics for the mayor and the office. He also liaised with City staff to provide services for constituents and served as the City’s chief protocol officer. Brandon earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government at the University of Miami. He is fluent in Spanish.
Recognitions & Honors
Book Award in Employment Law, CALI Excellence for the Future Award, May 2021
Book Award in First Amendment Law, CALI Excellence for the Future Award, May 2021
Board of Appellate Advocates, Vice President of Public Relations
FIU Law Cuban American Bar Association, Secretary
Best Final Round Orator, 18th Annual FIU Law Moot Court Intramural Competition
Champion, 18th Annual FIU Law Moot Court Intramural Competition
Notre Dame Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition Semifinalist Orator and Best Brief Team
American Bar Association Moot Court Competition Regional Finalist and Top Five Brief Award
Florida International University – College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2022
– Dean’s List (all eligible semesters)
University of Miami, B.A. in Political Science and Government, 2016
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida