Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP

Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP

Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya, LLP is a boutique law firm providing a full range of intellectual property and complex commercial litigation services to our clients.

Firm Overview

Our impressive record of successful outcomes, both in and out of court, speaks for itself.

Our lawyers, which include former federal law clerks and graduates from top-tier law schools, cut their teeth in some of the country's most prestigious law firms and are respected among their peers, judges, and arbitrators as tenacious out-of-the-box problem solvers and forceful advocates.

With respect to disputes, we love to go to trial. That said, our experience shows that most controversies never see the inside of a courtroom. Our goal is to maximize the prospect of a winning settlement, and to accomplish that goal we use innovative techniques to marshal the evidence and portray a compelling story that impacts the conscience of the trier of fact.

We are mindful of the financial quagmire created by the discovery process and we tailor our discovery methods to focus on the main issues instead of getting bogged down in meaningless discord. We employ state of the art software to analyze electronic discovery for the most useful packets of information without wasteful frolic.

The roadmap to our clients' success is our wisdom and experience. We identify realistic goals and objectives at the outset of the engagement. We anticipate foreseeable obstacles. And we stay focused on our clients' goals by "driving to the hoop" at the outset of the case and always maintaining our winning focus.

With offices in Miami and Washington, D.C., the firm represents an impressive roster of U.S. and international clients, including Fortune 500 corporations, investment funds, middle market companies and entrepreneurs.

Client service and satisfaction are our highest priorities. Our lawyers and staff are dedicated to solving our clients' problems quickly and cost effectively and we stay focused on what matters most delivering results that meet our clients' business objectives.

The first-class education and experience of our lawyers, coupled with our ingrained focus on client satisfaction, has ensured that we are involved in many of the most interesting and important matters in our practice areas. Our clients trust us to advise them on transactional and litigation matters that are critical to their success. It would be our privilege to be of service to you as well.
Main Office
Main Office
1395 Brickell Ave
Suite 700
Miami  FL  33131
  • (305) 372-7474

David Milian

David is a seasoned trial lawyer with 25 years experience. David represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, including consumer and investment class action litigation, bankruptcy/creditor's rights actions, investor, shareholder and partnership disputes, litigation in the commercial finance, manufacturing, real estate, banking, and entertainment industries, unfair competition and deceptive trade practices, trademark infringement, copyright litigation, theft of trade secrets, RICO, professional malpractice, director and officer liability and insurance coverage disputes.

David handles matters brought before federal and state court judges and juries, and domestic and international Arbitration Associations. David also has significant experience in evaluating and bringing claims on behalf of trustees, receivers, and investors, particularly securities and other commercial fraud actions.

David is recognized in Best Lawyers In America (2008-present), Florida Super Lawyer for Business Litigation (2008-present), Florida Trend Magazine as Florida's Legal Elite in Commercial Litigation (2008-present), AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell (1999-present), and AV Preeminent Rating by a survey of peers in Intellectual Property Law. David was also recognized as a finalist for Most Effective Lawyer of South Florida 2010 by the South Florida Daily Business Review for Employment Litigation.

David graduated with honors from the University Of Florida College Of Law where he was executive Articles Editor for the Florida Journal of International Law and is now an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association. David is fluent in Spanish and represents a diversity of corporate and private clients from all areas of the U.S. and Latin America.

David serves on the Board of Directors and is outside legal counsel to Shake-A-Leg Miamia charity established 30 years ago devoted to helping physically and mentally challenged children.


Florida Bar, 1990
United States District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, 1990
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1991


B.A, with honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (1986)
J.D., with honors, University of Florida College of Law,Gainesville, Florida (1989)
Executive Articles Editor, Florida Journal of International Law
Fellowship instructor, University of Florida College of Law Appellate Advocacy Program
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards for Torts and Constitutional Law.


Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, 2006-2012; E-Discovery Subcommittee; Chair of Rule 1.380 and other sub- committees
Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Board of Directors 1997-2002
Florida Bar Board of Governors (YLD) 1998-2004
American Bar Association, Trial Practice Committee; Trial Evidence Committee
Florida Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee 2000-2003
Florida Bar Special Committee on Multi-jurisdictional and Unlicensed Practice of Law
Member of Cuban American Bar Association 1990-present.


Represented plaintiff in jury trial in the Complex Commercial Litigation Division in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court; obtained directed verdict on $40 million promissory note in highly contested real property action.
Represented plaintiff in RICO and breach of fiduciary duty trial before the Complex Commercial Litigation Division in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court.
Defended against multi-million dollar personal guarantee in condominium conversion dispute in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
Counsel to the SEC Receiver, Bankruptcy Trustee, and class of 700 investors in a $300 Million securities fraud and civil RICO action. Prosecuted securities fraud and RICO action which led to recovery of $165 Million against major national food distributors and grocery chains.
Counsel to international agricultural producer and distributor in the defense of a theft of trade secrets, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and unfair competition claims. The Plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $100 Million; achieved a settlement in an amount below $1 Million.
Represented group of Venezuelan investors in a securities fraud class action in U.S. District Court with recoveries totaling in excess of $50 Million.
Lead counsel in a dispute between member/managers of a Florida LLC real estate and construction financing company. The dispute centered on a multi-million dollar purchase and sale agreement, with litigation ensuing and concluding after 8 days of trial over various breaches of the purchase and sale agreement.
Defend purchaser of television stations in breach of contract action with counter claim against multi-billion dollar hedge fund for breach of financing agreement in U.S. District Court.
Appointed Special Litigation Counsel to Bankruptcy Trustee and Creditors Committee of a mortgage financing and investment company to investigate and bring claims against debtor's former accounting/auditing firm.

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