Maria Isabel Hoelle

Partner

Maria Isabel Hoelle

Office

Southeast Financial Center
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 3600
Miami, FL 33131

P: 305.428.4509

F: 305.675.2244

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About

Mary Hoelle is a partner in the Miami office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP. She is a member of the Litigation and Product Liability practice groups.

Ms. Hoelle’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, civil litigation and product liability. She represents large corporate clients in multimillion dollar disputes. Her experience includes representing both domestic and foreign litigants before U.S. and foreign courts. Additionally, Ms. Hoelle has experience litigating issues of jurisdiction and forum non conveniens in both federal and Florida state courts. She has handled numerous international discovery requests through the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters. Ms. Hoelle’s practice incorporates cross-border issues specifically involving Latin America and Mexico.

Ms. Hoelle has represented clients in disputes before the American Arbitration Association. She has extensive experience in issues related to electronic discovery in federal and state courts. Ms. Hoelle has also successfully represented clients before various Florida appellate courts.

Ms. Hoelle received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She served as a Presidential Management Intern in Washington, D.C. before obtaining her Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Hoelle is a member of The Florida Bar and previously served as vice chair of its Committee on Professionalism. She is admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida. Ms. Hoelle is a member of the International Law Section and Trial Lawyer’s Section of The Florida Bar, the Dade County Bar Association and American Bar Association. She is a member of Florida International University’s President’s Council Board and served as its Chair 2013-2015. Ms. Hoelle has an AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She also is fluent in Spanish.

Professional Activities

  • Florida International University, Foundation Board of Directors 2013-2015
  • Chair, President’s Council Board, Florida International University 2013-2015
  • President’s Council Board, Florida International University
  • The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers & International Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Defense Research Institute, Commercial Litigation Committee
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, Florida Bar’s Committee on Professionalism, 2005-2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell: Rated AV, the highest recognition given for professional excellence, skills and integrity
  • Martindale-Hubbell: Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Representative Cases

  • Jeffrey B. Freeman Trust and Brian S. Freeman v. Pan American Assurance Company, et al., Case No. 13-08147 CA 13, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Marie Payen, as Personal representative of the Estate of Pamela Sue Payen (deceased), et al., Case No. 97-29728 CA 03, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • The Mazel Group, LLC, a New York limited liability company v. CM Development, LLC a Florida limited liability company, Betzalel Chopp a/k/a Steve Chopp, an individual and Moshe Malamud a/k/a M. Michael Malamud, an individual, Case No. 15-004257 CA 01, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Carnival Corporation, et al., v. Rolls Royce PLC, et al., Case No. 12-11544, US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • RR&C Consulting, LLC v. Cheoy Lee Shipyards North America, Inc., et al, Case No. 12-62110-Civ-Cohn/Seltzer; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Crowley Logistics, Inc., v. ED&F Man Sugar, Inc., Case No. 12-22937 CA-05, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • ED&F Man Sugar, Inc., v. ZZY Distributors, Inc., d/b/a Neat N’ Sweet, Inc., 50-467-1’00693-12, American Arbitration Association
  • Lewmar Inc., Lewmar Marine and Lewmar Marine Ltd., Case No. 11-21810-Civ-Cooke/Turnoff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Lewmar Inc., Lewmar Marine and Lewmar Marine Ltd., Case No. 11-23201-Civ-Cooke/Turnoff, Us. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • BME Int’l Holdings, LLC v. J.S. Family Holdings, Inc., Case No. 10-80401-Civ-Marra, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Boskalis Westminster Int’l B.V., et al, Case No. 11-20379-Civ-Moore-Torres, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Royal Caribbean v. Alstom and Rolls-Royce, Case No. 03-1S350 CA 20, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Carnival v. Rolls-Royce PLC & Converteam, Case No. 08-23318-Civ-Seitz-O’Sullivan, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Crystal Cruise Lines v. Rolls-Royce PLC & Converteam, Case No. 10-24607-Civ-Lenard-Turnoff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Maria D’Ambrosio v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Case No. 502009 CA009932 AF, 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Stirman v. Michael Graves Design Group, Inc., et al, Case No. 06-03936 CA 15, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Platypus Wear, Inc., et al v. Clarke Modet and Co., Inc., et al, Case No. 06-20976-Civ-Moreno, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Stan-Leigh Investments, LLC v. Outfitter Rotary, LLC, et al, Case No. 10-80775-Civ-Dimitrouleas, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Janis Scarlett v. UM, et al, Case No. 01-20775 CA-27, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Bancredito v. Union Planters Bank, Case No. 07-22738-Civ-King-Garber, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Bancredito v. American Express Bank Ltd., Case No. 07-22754-Civ-King-Bandstra, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Bancredito v. Wachovia Financial Services, Inc., Case No. 07-22761-Civ-Cooke-Brown, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Bancredito v. Dresdner Lateinamerika, et al, Case No. 07-21696 CA-04, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Publications & Presentations

  • “Daubert or Frye: Does It Really Matter?” DRI For The Defense (July 2017)
  • “The Intersection of Technology and Personal Jurisdiction: How Courts Are Addressing Service and Personal Jurisdiction in the Internet Age,” Defense Research Institute’s Business Litigation Seminar, faculty member and speaker (May 2016)
  • The Proliferation of Electronic Discovery in Litigation
  • The Extraterritorial Application of RICO: A Matter of First Impression in the Eleventh Circuit

Education

Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (J.D.)
Florida International University, Miami, Florida (M.A.)
Florida International University, Miami, Florida (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
State of Florida