Amir Cyrus began his legal career in the public sector where he acquired substantial, first-hand, jury trial experience. After over 4 years in multiple government-attorney positions, including with the Office of the Attorney General and the Office of the Public Defender of the 20th Judicial Circuit, Mr. Cyrus shifted to the private sector, where he gained significant experience defending First Party Property claims and represented numerous insurance companies for nearly 2 years. In 2021, Mr. Cyrus brought his knowledge of how insurance companies operate, his expertise in homeowners insurance claims and his trial experience to Mineo Salcedo, where he continues to zealously fight insurance companies on behalf of his clients.
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Garrett S. Elsinger earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Hope College, Holland Michigan in 1993. He earned his Juris Doctor from University of Miami School of Law in 1996. Garrett worked for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office from 1997 through 2003 where he rose to the position of Felony Trial Unit Supervisor and was responsible for the prosecution of vehicular homicide and second degree murder cases. He has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials in both state and federal courts. In 2003, Garrett opened his own law firm in Fort Lauderdale where he practiced criminal law. From 2008 through 2014 Garrett worked for Purdy, Jolly, Giuffreda & Barranco, P.A. where he practiced civil rights defense and government liability representing law enforcement officers in state and federal courts who were accused of false arrest, excessive force, and negligence. Garrett focuses his practice in the areas of homeowners’ first-party property insurance litigation and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and well as the federal courts for the southern and middle districts of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
- Personal Injury & General Civil Litigation
- Government Liability
- Civil Rights
- First-Party Property Litigation
Admitted to Practice:
- Hope College, B.A. 1993
- University of Miami School of Law, 1996
Professional or Trade Affiliations
- Florida Bar Government Law Section
- Florida Bar Criminal Law Section
Lynn began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in the Broward County Public Defender’s Office. There she gained valuable trial and litigation skills representing her clients in the courtroom on a daily basis for 4 years. Lynn then spent 6 years as an Adjunct Law Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Law School, where she enjoyed sharing her trial experience with all her students in the civil litigation clinic.
For the past 25 years, Lynn practiced insurance defense law in the following areas: Premises Liability, Automobile Litigation, Trucking Litigation, Construction Litigation, Products Liability and General Liability & Casualty. Lynn’s previous law firm is the largest insurance defense firm in the State of Florida. Lynn has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict during her time litigating in South Florida. Since joining the Mineo Salcedo firm, she enjoys protecting the rights of homeowners and ensuring they recover all the benefits afforded them through their insurance policies. In 2011, Lynn earned the highest and most distinguished AV Pre Eminent rating from her peers and from Martindale Hubbell.
As a Florida native, Lynn has an affinity for diversity and loves meeting new people and exploring different cultures and languages. Lynn’s foreign travels include more than fifty countries on six continents.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Supreme Court of the United States of America
University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Arts, Allied Legal Services, 1983
Nova Southeastern University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1985
Lauren moved from Missouri to South Florida in 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – International Business from Saint Louis University in 2009 and her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2013. While attending law school, she was selected to work at two different prestigious legal clinics, the Criminal Defense Clinic and the Mediation Clinic. She was also a licensed mediator in Missouri. Lauren was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2013, however, she is now a voluntarily inactive member. After moving to Florida, she was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2014.
Lauren is an experienced civil litigator who primarily represents homeowners in legal disputes with their insurance carriers. Prior to joining The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Lauren was Associate General Counsel to Florida’s largest homeowners’ insurance company. While there, she gained valuable insight and knowledge as to how homeowner’s insurance company’s operate and assess claims. Also, she previously worked as an associate attorney for a well-known national law firm, where she represented a number of Defendants and insurance carriers throughout Florida, including many top Fortune 500 companies. She has handled a wide array of civil cases, including personal injury (auto, slip and fall and wrongful death) and construction defect. It is this experience that allows Lauren to passionately advocate for and represent the interest of her clients while assisting them in obtaining insurance proceeds from their insurance carriers.
Lauren is admitted to practice in all courts within the State of Florida. She is also admitted to practice in the Southern District of Florida. Lauren’s professionalism and proficiency as a litigator has been recognized by her peers resulting in an AV- Preeminent rating – the highest rating for legal skill and ethics – from Martindale-Hubbell™.
Yarly Cabello is a New York native who moved to Miami, FL when she was sixteen. After graduating high school, Yarly attended St. Thomas University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. Yarly’s goal and passion was always to advocate for others with her legal skills.
In 2016, Yarly began her journey at the Shepard Broad College of Law of Nova Southeastern University. Since the beginning of law school, Yarly has committed her focus to trial advocacy skills. During her tenure at the Shepard Broad College of Law, Yarly participated in multiple mock trial competitions, served as Vice President of the NSU Trial Association, and before graduating, participated in several jury trials.
After passing the Florida Bar, Yarly had the honor of working for the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office. During her time with the Public Defender, Yarly gained motion practice experience, selected juries for trial, and successfully defended her clients in many trials, maintaining a winning record successfully advocating for her clients.
Yarly’s fight for justice continues in another area of the law, as her focus is now advocating for homeowners and companies against insurance companies. At The Mineo Law Firm, she uses her litigation and advocacy skills to ensure her clients obtain the benefits they deserve without fear of insurance companies.
Zach earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Montana. While attending the University of Montana, Zach obtained his Emergency Medical Technician license and worked on ski patrol for several years. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree, Zach moved to Florida where he obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from St. Thomas School of Law.
Prior to joining the Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Zach was already battling against big corporate giants. Zach spent the beginning of his legal career helping individuals who were fraudulently induced into purchasing a timeshare. Zach was driven to join the Mineo Salcedo Law Firm to further help individuals who were being taken advantage of by their insurance companies. Zach is driven to eliminate the fear associated with filing an insurance claim. To best serve his future clients, Zach began working for a defense firm to learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate. With the knowledge and insight gained working for the insurance companies, Zach now devotes his work to protecting the rights of policyholders.
After living in New York, Illinois, Montana, and now Florida, Zach has a very diverse set of experiences to share with his clients. As an avid adventure sport activist, Zach is a licensed skydiver, scuba diver, and paraglide pilot. From the workspace to his personal life, Zach is a well-rounded individual who is dedicated to obtain the most for his clients and ensure their rights are protected.
University of Montana, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2015
St. Thomas School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2019
Scott Miguel Diamond was born in Colombia and raised in South Florida. He has lived in the Caribbean, South America, Central America and Asia. He is fluent in Spanish. Scott is a third-generation veteran, who served proudly in operations and administration roles with the United States Marine Corps.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Scott worked in banking, collections and foreclosure law. Scott earned his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. While attending Nova Southeastern University, he received Dean’s List honors. During his time in law school, he was an active member of the First Generation Law School Professionals Society and the Health Law Society.
Scott is a member of the Florida Bar. Since joining the Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Scott has used his diverse background to help policyholders and service providers succeed in their denied or underpaid claims.