Ricardo Clergé-Apollon is an associate of the firm and a member of the Litigation Department; he joined the Firm in 2015. Ricardo is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. His practice includes civil litigation representing banks and financial institutions, as well as, businesses in employment cases. Ricardo has experience defending consumer claims, including suits arising under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He has worked on a variety of cases involving issues ranging from breach of contract, fraud, negligence, wire fraud, misrepresentation, foreclosure, trade secret misappropriation, writs of garnishment, retaliation, and wrongful termination, and general tort defense. Ricardo’s cases have required fact-finding investigations and evidence recovery to develop strategies for mediation and trial preparation.