john quaranta

John M. Quaranta
T: 305-372-5352 | F: 305-372-5355
jquaranta@weilquaranta.net

Mr. Quaranta is a trial lawyer for business people, focusing his trial practice on complex commercial, consumer class-action and employment litigation. Since 2002, he has been rated AV Preeminent™ (Highest Competency and Ethics Rating from Martindale-Hubbell).  He has been recognized by his peers as a member of the Florida Legal Elite™, Best Lawyers in America™ and SuperLawyers™ for commercial litigation.

In Mr. Quaranta’s 25 years of practice, he has tried cases in federal and state courts throughout Florida, as well as before the NASD, FINRA, and American Arbitration Association. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies and their officer and directors to small business owners. He has been general counsel to two U.S. defense contractors.  On the flip side, Mr. Quaranta will represent any employee against his employer, no matter what rank in the corporate structure, for illegal discrimination, whistleblower, and Family Medical Leave Act claims.

Mr. Quaranta received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991) where he was awarded the Thomas P. McDougall Full Academic Scholarship. He was elected by his fellow classmates as member of the University of Miami Honor Council and was a member of the University of Miami Law Review.

Mr. Quaranta received his undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University (B.A., 1987). Mr. Quaranta served as past Chairman to Florida Bar Grievance Committee 11-F. He is a resident of Coral Gables, Florida, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Admissions:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States Tax Court
Florida

Significant Reported Decisions:
Doe v. St. John’s Episcopal Day School, Inc., et al., 2014 U.S. Dist LEXIS (M.D. Fla. 2014); Zarrella v. Pacific Life Ins. Co. 498 Fed. Appx 945 (11th Cir. 2012); Faye L. Roth Revocable Trust v. UBS Painewebber, Inc. 323 F.Supp 1279 (S.D. Fla. 2004); Cheney v. Cyberguard Corp. 2001 U.S. Dist, LEXIS 25485 (S.D. Fla. 2001); Ruskin v. Ryan 859 So.2d 1218 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003); Foderaro v. Partsbase.com, Inc., 2001 WL 34092703 (SD. Fla. 2001); Cheney v. Cyberguard, 213 F.R.D. 484 (SD. Fla. 2003); Catsimatidis v. Fleming Supermarkets of Florida, Inc., 707 So.2d 795 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998); Woods v. Huntington Federal Savings Bank, 622 So.2d 1363 (Fla. 2d DCA 1993)