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Melba C. Rivera Sotomayor, Esq.

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Phone: (305) 448-8585
Toll Free: (877) 448-8585
Fax: (305) 448-9818

Melba C. Rivera Sotomayor, Esq. is an Associate at Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A., she represents clients in the areas of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Construction Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful death, Workers’ Compensation, and Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ms. Rivera received a Bachelor of Arts, with major in Political Science, from the University of Puerto Rico in 2012. After earning her Bachelor’s in 2012 she continued her studies at PUCPR Law School in Ponce, Puerto Rico where she graduated Cum Laude in 2015. Ms. Rivera was granted the opportunity to complete her legal internship at the Legal Aid Society of Puerto Rico and the Society for Legal Assistance of Puerto Rico. Additionally, Ms. Rivera was awarded the opportunity of a judicial clerkship at the Court of First Instance of Puerto Rico for the Honorable Judge Perez Canabal and a judicial clerkship at the Puerto Rico Attorney General’s Office. During her legal studies Ms. Rivera was recognized with the Dean’s List academic award and was part of the law school’s honor roll.

Ms. Rivera is a member of the American Bar Association and is admitted to the Florida State Bar, the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, and is also admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico.


J.D., PUCPR Law School in Ponce, 2015
Cum Laude

B.A., University of Puerto Rico, 2012

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
Puerto Rico
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Florida State Bar

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar

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Carolyn Frank and her firm represented me on a workers compensation injury case, under the defense base act. She did a excellent job from the moment I contacted her until 3 years later the case was settled. Every benefit I was entitled too, Carolyn fought hard to secure. E-mails and phone calls were always returned promptly. Definitely 5 star rating. Daniel
I can't express how grateful I am for Elizabeth Estrada, attorney, and Elizabeth Cantin, secretary, for all the hard work in order to defend me in my time of need. My lawyer and secretary spent time explaining each step and what was to be expected. Because of this I felt a part of the whole process and understood what was going on. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
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Attorney Elizabeth Estrada did an amazing job representing one of my family members. She is knowledgeable, genuine, trustworthy, and one of the most hard working attorneys that I know. She was readily available to assist my family member throughout the entire process. I felt confident my family was in great hands. Krystine C.

Carolyn is very professional. Honest since the beginning of the process till the end. She set up a game plan with you at the consultation and makes it happen. Peterlee G.
I would like to thank the staff of Friedman Rodman Frank & Estrada, P.A. The staff is professional. My attorney, Ronald Rodman, was responsive towards my email and a great advocate on my behalf for my car accident. I highly recommend this office. I hope that I will not get in a car accident again, but if I do, I'm calling Mr. Rodman. Orlando R.