Enrique Nieves III, ESQ.

Enrique attended law school at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Emory University School of Law. Enrique competed for Emory University in the Hispanic National Bar Association: 2007 Moot Court Competition. At Penn State Enrique was a Dean Academic Achievement Scholar and received the Fine Family Memorial Scholarship. Enrique also served as the Minority Law Students Association Vice President.

Prior to law school, Enrique was a Division I two-sport athlete. He was the starting centerfielder and point guard for his Coppin State University’s men’s basketball and baseball teams respectively. Enrique was also a guard on the Georgia State Men’s Basketball team. All the while, Enrique earned scholar athlete awards and became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.

Enrique played professional basketball in the Puerto Rico Superior Basketball League. In high school, Enrique was a top 5-rated player in Georgia’s Region 3B according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; a McDonald’s All-American Nominee; and the Texas Region 25-5A Sophomore of the Year in 1995-1996.

Enrique was admitted to the Florida Bar on September 28, 2007 and is also admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. After law school, Enrique worked as a staff attorney at the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit where he became the Appellate Coordinator for the Criminal Division.

Since entering private practice Enrique has represented clients in the areas of foreclosure defense, appeals, and bankruptcy. Enrique was featured in the South Florida Daily Business Review for his work in a Florida Supreme Court case. Enrique has also been quoted and written about by other media outlets including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the South Florida Business Journal, Foreclosure News Report, and Housingwire. Enrique has completed the National Institute for Trial Advocacy: intensive trial skills program and the intensive deposition skills program, February 2011.

Notable Cases

Represented homeowner in appeal certified as a matter of great public importance resulting in a settlement. Pino v. Bank of New York Mellon, 57 So. 3d 950, 954 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011) review granted, 58 So. 3d 261 (Fla. 2011).

Obtained reversal of a summary final judgment on various grounds. Gee v. U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n, 72 So. 3d 211 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011).

Obtained reversal of an order denying attorneys’ fees. Valcarcel v. Chase Bank USA NA, 54 So. 3d 989 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011) reh’g denied.

Represented holding company and obtained affirmance on appeal involving an objection to a judicial sale. First Bank v. LDG Sarasota CII, LLC, 61 So. 3d 1122 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011) (per curiam affirmance).

Obtained reversal of an order denying attorneys’ fees. Nudel v. Flagstar Bank, FSB, 52 So. 3d 692 (Fla. 4th DCA 2010).

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