Frantz Destin Jr.

Frantz Destin Jr.

Mr. Destin represents individuals and companies in a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal court.  Currently, his practice focuses on cases involving premises liability, products liability, and medical malpractice.  He handles and manages cases from the filing of initial pleadings through trial and appeal.  

Mr. Destin has successfully represented clients in contract, employment, misappropriation of image, defamation, commercial and marine property, construction, and environmental cleanup disputes.  For example, he obtained a summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in a $1.5 million breach of contract case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  

Mr. Destin is active in several bar associations, including the Haitian Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and American Bankruptcy Institute.  He serves the broader community by representing clients pro bono as part of the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Ensuring Equal Justice initiative.  He also volunteers for Little Haiti Football Club.

Mr. Destin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.  As a law student, he interned with the Office of the United States Trustee.  He also served as a Certified Legal Intern in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, where he represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  He was awarded the Book Award and the Pro Bono Certificate for his work in the University of Miami’s Health Rights Clinic.

Frantz Destin Jr.

Mr. Destin represents individuals and companies in a wide array of litigation matters in state and federal court.  Currently, his practice focuses on cases involving premises liability, products liability, and medical malpractice.  He handles and manages cases from the filing of initial pleadings through trial and appeal.  

Mr. Destin has successfully represented clients in contract, employment, misappropriation of image, defamation, commercial and marine property, construction, and environmental cleanup disputes.  For example, he obtained a summary judgment on behalf of an insurer in a $1.5 million breach of contract case in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.  

Mr. Destin is active in several bar associations, including the Haitian Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and American Bankruptcy Institute.  He serves the broader community by representing clients pro bono as part of the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Ensuring Equal Justice initiative.  He also volunteers for Little Haiti Football Club.

Mr. Destin earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.  As a law student, he interned with the Office of the United States Trustee.  He also served as a Certified Legal Intern in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, where he represented debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings.  He was awarded the Book Award and the Pro Bono Certificate for his work in the University of Miami’s Health Rights Clinic.

Mr. Destin is admitted to practice in the States of Florida and Massachusetts, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  He is fluent in Haitian Creole, French, and Spanish.

Trials

  • Cabrera v. Wal-Mart Stores
    • 2019 – Miami-Dade County, Florida Circuit Court: 3-day Premises Liability Jury Trial
  • Frogel v. P.M. USA
    • 2019 – Palm Beach County, Florida Circuit Court: 3-week Tobacco Jury Trial
  • Burns v. Miami Foot Center
    • 2018 – Miami-Dade County, Florida Circuit Court: 1-week Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Presentations

  • Social Media in Federal Litigation

Mr. Destin is admitted to practice in the States of Florida and Massachusetts, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  He is fluent in Haitian Creole, French, and Spanish.

Trials

  • Cabrera v. Wal-Mart Stores
    • 2019 – Miami-Dade County, Florida Circuit Court: 3-day Premises Liability Jury Trial
  • Frogel v. P.M. USA
    • 2019 – Palm Beach County, Florida Circuit Court: 3-week Tobacco Jury Trial
  • Burns v. Miami Foot Center
    • 2018 – Miami-Dade County, Florida Circuit Court: 1-week Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Presentations

  • Social Media in Federal Litigation
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