Mr. Salazar has been practicing law since 2006 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law. Mr. Salazar devotes his practice to a broad array of construction-related matters, including the representation of developers, contractors, and subcontractors in construction defect, delay, contract, and lien enforcement claims. He also represents design professionals in professional liability claims and businesses in large-scale civil and commercial litigation. Mr. Salazar handles cases arising from a number of sub-disciplines in road construction, including, but not limited to, design deficiencies, improper product selection, cost overruns, defects, and maintenance of traffic. He is certified by the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) in advanced Maintenance of Traffic. Mr. Salazar is routinely involved in multi-million dollar cases. He writes and speaks on various topics in construction law as well as banking and finance, among others.
Mr. Salazar earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University, where he enjoyed a great deal of academic success.
Since becoming a lawyer in 2006, Mr. Salazar has garnered recognition from various respected and well-recognized organizations. For example, Mr. Salazar served as the Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association (“FDLA”) from 2007 to 2008. He was re-inducted as Co-Chair for the 2008 to 2009, 2009 to 2010, and 2010 to 2011 administrations. Mr. Salazar was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Up-and-Comers, each year from 2008 to 2010. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named Mr. Salazar one of Miami-Dade County’s 40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in 2009. Mr. Salazar was awarded the James A. Dixon Young Lawyer of the Year Award by the FDLA in 2010. Each year from 2012 to 2016, he was named a rising star in construction litigation by Florida SuperLawyers Magazine. In 2013, Mr. Salazar served as Vice-Chair of the Construction Law Committee of the Dade County Bar Association. In 2014, he served as Co-Chair and, in 2015, as Board Chairperson.
Mr. Salazar is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida and all other State courts within the State of Florida.