Meet our team

Joel Roth Esq.

Joel Roth is a well respected, polished attorney with over 25 years of extensive personal injury and trial experience. Mr. Roth is a dedicated advocate who works tirelessly for his clients and their families to obtain the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Mr. Roth has successfully handled numerous complex, high-profile catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases including but not limited to: motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, negligent security, liquor liability, and defective product liability cases. Mr. Roth also has extensive experience with medical malpractice cases. Joel Roth has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients and understands what his clients and their families go though after suffering a catastrophic injury. Mr. Roth knows how important it is to get your case resolved as quickly and favorably as possible.

Mr. Roth, native New Yorker was born and raised in New York City. Mr. Roth is known for being a team player and an outside-the-box thinker with an aggressive nature that gets things done on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Roth is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he obtained his B.A. in Political Science. He then went on to attend law school at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, where he was on the Dean’s List and earned the Book Award in Securities Regulations.

Mr. Roth is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts as well as all State Courts in the state of Florida.

Mr. Roth recently attended a NITA Trial Advocacy School where he was awarded the Outstanding Trial Attorney Award as the top trial attorney at the seminar. Joel Roth has also lectured on the subjects of Premises Liability, Negligent Security, and Liquor Liability cases.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

100% Personal Injury

  • Car Accidents (Truck & Motorcycle)
  • Negligent Security
  • Product Liability & Defects
  • Medical Malpractice

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida, 1983
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1985

EDUCATION

Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
J.D. – 1983
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: American Jurist Prudence Book Award in Securities Regulations

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
B.A. – 1981
Major: Political Science

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Negligent Security, Defense Attorneys
Premises Liability, Insurance Companies

HONORS AND AWARDS

Top Trial Attorney, NITA Trial Advocacy School, Fall – 2008
Book Award Security Regulators, Fall – 1982

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Bar, Member, 1983 – Present
American Bar Association, Member, 1985 – Present

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers L.L.P., Senior Associate, 2009 – 2012
Travelers Insurance Company, Ft. Lauderdale office, Senior Associate, 1999 – 2009

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

Coach, Youth Ledge Sports, 1992 – 2002
Board Member, Youth Ledge Sports, 1994 – 1996

Manny Lorenzana Esq.

Manny J. Lorenzana is an associate at the Shaked Law Firm. Mr. Lorenzana is responsible for overseeing and managing all cases at the firm. Mr. Lorenzana works with other members of the Shaked team to successfully prosecute catastrophic injury, medical malpractice, auto accidents, negligent security, accidental drowning, and wrongful death cases among other significant tort claims.

Manny Lorenzana was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating high school, he began working part-time as a clerk at a prestigious Miami law firm; it was there he first met and began working with Sagi Shaked. Mr. Lorenzana quickly developed a love for the law and in particular personal injury, where he is able to help victims injured due to the negligence of others.

Manny received his bachelor’€™s degree in Criminology from Florida State University, where he made the Dean’s List each year and went on to graduate with honors in 2005. In 2009, Mr. Lorenzana received his Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law. During his time at FSU, Manny was a member of numerous clubs including the Student Body Association and the Spanish American Law School Association.

In addition to his achievements in academia, he worked at the Public Interest Law Center as a certified legal intern. Mr. Lorenzana graduated law school with honors and ranked in the top 18% of his class.

MR. LORENZANA IS FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death
  • Slip & Falls
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto Accidents

First Party Property Insurance

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida, 2009

EDUCATION

Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
J.D. Magna cum Laude

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
B.A. cum Laude
Major: Criminology

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Law Offices of Brett Weinberg, P.A., Legal Assistant, 2001 – 2006

Loretta Guevara Esq.

Loretta Guevara is an associate within the Shaked Law Firm’s First Party Property Litigation Department. Loretta was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating high school, Ms. Guevara attended Florida International University where she graduated from the Honors College. Loretta earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice in 2013.

After graduating from FIU with honors, Ms. Guevara attended St. Thomas University School of Law where she once again graduated with honors in 2017. During her education at St. Thomas, Loretta acted as a Student Ambassador and was elected Managing Editor of the Journal of Complex Litigation. Furthermore, Ms. Guevara interned with Family Court Judge George A. Sarduy in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and has worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office within the Southern District of Florida Civil Division.

LORETTA IS FLUENT IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

First Party Property Insurance

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida, 2017

EDUCATION

St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL

J.D. Cum Laude

Florida International University, Miami, FL

B.A. Political Science, Honors College

Nicholas DeCapua

Nicholas DeCapua Esq.

Nicholas DeCapua is a litigation/trial attorney in the Bodily Injury Department at Shaked Law Firm, P.A. He has been a civil litigation defense attorney for the past eighteen (18) years, having worked at some of the most prestigious defense firms, including Staff Counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.

Nicholas has tried numerous cases to verdict and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, including an intimate familiarity with the defense perspective and the workings of liability carriers and their claims professionals.

Mr. DeCapua was born in Brooklyn, New York and served in the United States Navy from 1986-1994, where he received numerous commendations and an Honorable Discharge. After completing his military service, Nicholas attended St. John’s University where he graduated with honors and received his Bachelors of Science degree. He subsequently attended Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and received his Juris Doctorate degree.

Nicholas has been licensed to practice law in the State of Florida since 2000, handling catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has significant experience in the areas of vehicular negligence, premises liability, negligent security and professional and medical malpractice matters.

Jared Newman Esq.

Jared Newman is an associate at the Shaked Law Firm. Jared works with the Shaked Law Firm team to prosecute catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, negligent security, slip & falls, wrongful death, and an array of other significant tort claims.

Mr. Newman was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Jared attended the University of Florida where he graduated with honors and received his bachelor’s degree in Criminology. After he graduated, Jared attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate. Jared is a member of both the Florida Bar Association and Texas Bar Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Slip & Falls
Medical Malpractice
Auto Accidents
Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
Premises Liability

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida, 2010
Texas, 2010

EDUCATION

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
Juris Doctorate

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida