Margaret T. Lai joined the firm in 2019 after a successful career as a litigator at several of Miami’s top boutique litigation firms. Ms. Lai’s experience includes practicing before state and federal courts, representing individual and corporate clients at trial and appellate levels and also in arbitration. Ms. Lai also advises corporate clients on transactional and real estate matters.
Ms. Lai’s prior experience include obtaining a multi-million dollar jury verdict against a franchisor on behalf of a franchisee for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, representing a majority shareholder of an electronic financial services company in a corporate dissolution action, an investor in a breach-of-contract action related to a multi-million dollar real estate developer, and defending Global 500 companies in products liability matters. Ms. Lai also has experience representing foreign nationals and corporations in business disputes.
Ms. Lai has also been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2018 to 2022, a distinction awarded to only 2.5 percent of Florida lawyers. Ms. Lai was also recognized as a Florida Legal Elite Up and Come by *Florida Trend* from 2014 to 2017.
Prior to joining Rodriguez-Albizu Law, P.A., Ms. Lai worked at Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A., Srebnick Kornspan & Stumpf, P.A., and Diaz, Reus, and Targ, LLP, where she first met and worked with Mr. Rodriguez-Albizu.
As a member of the Florida Bar and Ohio Bar, Ms. Lai is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida and Ohio. Ms. Lai is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.