Edward F. De Varona was born in Weehawken, N.J. the son of first generation Cuban immigrants and grew up in South Florida. He attended the University of Miami where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in history in 1987, cum laude after building a solid foundation in medical science. In 1991, Edward received a J.D. degree from Northeastern University College of Law in Boston, MA. Shortly after graduating law school he clerked as a staff attorney for the Federal District Court of Appeals, 3d District in Philadelphia, P.A. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991.
In 1993 he moved back to Florida and worked for Hoadley & Noska, P.A., where he handled personal injury cases and established the worker’s compensation division. Edward later represented injured migrant workers while employed for Lloyd, Hoskins & Pierce P.A., then the largest and most progressive personal injury and worker’s compensation law firm on the Treasure Coast. There he established his reputation as an aggressive advocate for the rights of injured workers. His sixteen years in this area of law has provided a high level of expertise. In his career he has represented hundreds of clients all over the state of Florida and has tried over 50 final hearings and has regularly secured permanent total disability benefits for his catastrophically injured clients.
- Florida, 1991
- Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
- J.D. – 1991
- Honors: Staff Attorney, Federal District Court of Appeals, 3d District in PA
- University of Miami
- B.A.cum laude – 1987
- Major: History
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Florida Bar Association
- Dade County Bar Association
- Florida Bar Association, Worker’s Compensation Section
- Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
- Hispanic American Compensation Law Association
- Florida Workers Advocates