Felipe Plechac-Diaz, Associate Attorney

Ashley Prager PopowitzFelipe Plechac-Diaz is an Associate Attorney at Leiderman Shelomith, P.A. He handles personal bankruptcy and corporate bankruptcy matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Felipe served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Mark of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Felipe obtained a B.A. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

While in law school, Felipe was a student attorney with the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, where he represented indigent clients in Bankruptcy Court. As a result of his efforts in the clinic, he was awarded by Dade Legal Aid with the Most Outstanding Law Student of the Year Award for 2013. Additionally, while in law school, Felipe interned for the Honorable Laurel M. Isicoff of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Bankruptcy
  • Creditor Representation
  • Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2013
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

Honors and Awards

  • Dade Legal Aid Most Outstanding Law Student of the Year Award, 2013

Education

  • Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law, 2013 (Business and Financial Law Certificate)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida, 2009

Clerkships and Internships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert A. Mark, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2013-2014
  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Laurel M. Isicoff, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Community Service

  • Pro bono legal services provided through the “Put Something Back” Pro Bono Project of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Personal Information

  • Born in Rio de Janerio, Brazil
  • Resident of Hollywood, Florida
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