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Daniel Crispino


Daniel Crispino



Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.

Emory University, B.A., English


Law Clerk, Honorable Rodney Smith, United States District Judge, Southern District of Florida (2019-2020)

Law Clerk, Honorable Lauren F. Louis, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Florida (2018-2019)

In every position, Daniel Crispino has held – whether in law school, as a judicial law clerk, or as an attorney with a BigLaw firm – he has stood out for his work ethic, professionalism, and notable results in challenging, complex matters.

Significant matters include:

  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of a multinational infrastructure engineering and construction company in a complex tax audit-related matter.
  • Represented court appointed receiver for current developer of Jockey Club in North Miami.
  • Representing multiple plaintiffs in the Zantac (ranitidine) Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in federal court In re Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2924.
  • Representing real estate attorney in complex attorney fees dispute and obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Representing clients in major malpractice cases, such as a first-round 2013 NFL draft pick whose career ended in 2016 due to medical malpractice.
  • Defending liquor distributor in breach of contract action.
  • Obtained favorable settlement in wrongful death suit on behalf of widow of fisherman tragically killed in boating accident in the Keys.
  • Acting as court-appointed guardian ad litem for minors involved in personal injury cases.

Daniel has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2016. Before joining Heise Suarez Melville, Daniel served as a judicial law clerk to two federal judges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida: the Honorable Lauren F. Louis, United States Magistrate Judge, and the Honorable Rodney Smith, United States District Judge. Prior to that, Daniel worked as an attorney at Boies Schiller Flexner, where he practiced high-risk, complex commercial litigation with a focus on class-action lawsuits and contractual disputes. He was also a part of a team who represented the victims of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on a pro bono basis. 

Daniel graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2013, and from Wake Forest University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 2016. While in law school, Daniel completed a summer judicial externship with the Honorable Raag Singhal, then-Broward County Circuit Judge for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Currently, Daniel is also involved with the local chapters of the Federal Bar Association and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

When not working, Daniel can be found on a tennis court, at the beach, or volunteering at his local art museum.