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Irma Solares' practice focuses on complex state and federal litigation, representing both U.S. and foreign clients involved in commercial disputes and arbitration. She represents insurance carriers and financial institutions in market conduct examinations, regulatory investigations, and individual cases and class actions involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, false advertising, breach of fiduciary duty, bad faith, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and violation of consumer protection statutes. She has defended matters involving elder abuse claims in California and Florida courts.

Irma also has substantial experience litigating labor and employment law disputes in state and federal courts and representing clients before administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the NLRB, and the FCHR. She has represented employers in single plaintiff and class/collective action claims of age, sex, race, and disability discrimination; claims alleging workplace harassment and retaliation; wage and hour claims; and trade secret litigation. In addition to litigating discrimination claims under the ADA, Irma also represents clients in ADA physical barrier and website accessibility claims. Irma regularly advises clients on a broad range of employment matters and has substantial experience negotiating, drafting, and litigating employment agreements. She has also litigated health and disability claims disputes under ERISA and has represented insurers in other litigation involving preferred provider agreements and rate disputes. She is a co-author of the Eleventh Circuit and D.C. Circuit chapters of the 2020 edition of ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits, published by the American Bar Association.



  • BTI Client Service All-Stars (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Labor and Employment Litigation (2023–2024)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine (2006–2007)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
      • Vice Chair, Health and Disability Insurance Law Committee
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Association of Life Insurance Counsel
  • Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
  • The Florida Bar
    •  Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Goodwill Industries of South Florida Inc.
    • Board of Directors
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Trust
    • Board of Directors (2000–2010)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Account Takeover Fraud," ACLI Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2023)
  • "2023 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey Review - Class Action Trends and Best Practices," Carlton Fields (April 11, 2023)
  • "Advancing Fairness at Work Through Robust – and EEO-Compliant – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts," 2021 ACLI Annual Conference (October 12, 2021)
  • "Recent Developments in Insurance Litigation," ACLI Compliance & Legal Sections Annual Meeting (July 2019)
  • "Wage and Hour Workshop," Carlton Fields, Miami, FL (October 26, 2016)
  • "Wage and Hour Law Developments: Evaluating Your Company's Risks and Strategies and Preparing for New Regulatory Changes," Miami, FL (October 2016)
  • “Overview of a Class Action Lawsuit,” ABA 40th Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits, Austin, TX (January 2014)
  • "Tier-Rating of Health Insurance – When and Where Is Individual Re-Underwriting for Claim History Permitted?," ABA 35th Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits (January 2009)
  • "Recent Developments Regarding Procedural and Jurisdictional Issues Relating to CAFA," ABA 33rd Annual TIPS Midwinter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits (January 2007)
  • "Dealing With the Injured or Ill Employee – What the Human Resources Professional Needs to Know About FMLA, ADA, and Workers' Compensation Laws," DRI's Annual Employment and Labor Law Seminar (May 2006)



  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D., 1988)
  • University of Miami (B.A., 1985)

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