SOURCE: Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

April 28, 2011 16:24 ET

Former Circuit Court Judge Israel Reyes Joins International Law Firm Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Former Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Israel Reyes has joined the international law firm of Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP, the firm announced today.

Reyes has joined the firm as a litigation partner and will be actively involved in its broad civil, commercial, and white collar matters, as well as its international arbitration cases.

"With Judge Reyes' addition to our firm, we can offer our clients someone who has unique, hands-on experience in diverse litigation matters, as well as the rare perspective of working in government in both investigatory and regulatory roles," said Diaz, Reus & Targ Managing Partner Michael Diaz Jr.

"I am proud to be a part of a comprehensive international practice that has become the law firm of the 21st Century. The firm is lean and efficient, and its skilled and experienced lawyers leverage technology to provide its clients with cutting-edge legal services," added Reyes, who himself has led efforts to integrate technology into the Miami-Dade Court system. "I'm looking forward to continuing to build the firm's presence in the coming years in Miami, and through our offices in Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.

From 2003 until today, Reyes was a Circuit Court Judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida where he served in the juvenile, criminal, and most recently, the civil divisions. He was first appointed to the County Court by Governor Jeb Bush, and later to the Circuit Court on August 14, 2003.

Judge Reyes is a former adjunct professor of law at Nova Southeastern University Law School and currently teaches graduate and undergraduate criminal justice courses at Florida International University (FIU).

His 32-year career began in 1979, as a police officer with the City of South Miami Police Department. After that, he was a police officer/detective with the Metro-Dade Police Department where he worked in the Special Investigations Division Media Relations Section Criminal Conspiracy and Racketeering Squads; and Homicide Bureau.

Before taking the bench, Judge Reyes was an Assistant State Attorney in the Office of the State Attorney, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Racketeering/Organized Crime Unit, and Civil Forfeiture Section. While there, he specialized in the litigation of civil forfeitures concentrating on illegal drug money laundering cases.

As a graduate from Nova Southeastern University with a Juris Doctorate, Reyes ranked in the top 20 percent of his class. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, High Honors, from FIU and from Miami Dade Community College, Miami, Florida where earned an Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice.

Diaz Reus & Targ is an international law firm focusing on trade and business transactions, complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigation and arbitration matters, operating offices in Miami and Orlando, Florida; Shanghai, China; Frankfurt, Germany; Caracas, Venezuela; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Mexico City, Mexico; Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina and affiliate offices in Brazil. For more information, visit www.diazreus.com.

Contact Information

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    Michael Diaz Jr., Esq.
    Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP
    305-375-9220

    Brian Levitt
    Brian Levitt Communications
    732-318-6248