Oscar Cabanas was born in Havana, Cuba on December 10th, 1958 and arrived in the United States in 1959. He attended Miami Senior High School and then Northwestern University where he received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in 1981. Thereafter, he returned home to attend the University of Miami where he received a Juris Doctorate in 1984. He is married to Leonor Cabanas and they have two children.
Oscar J. Cabanas has over 30 years’ experience principally in representing defendants in catastrophic injury tort cases and has successfully tried high exposure cases in every venue from West Palm Beach to Key West, Florida. He is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell and honored with selection to The Best Lawyers in America, America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Super Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and A.M. Best Lawyers. Mr. Cabanas is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and The American Board of Trial Advocates, organizations where membership is by nomination and peer review only. He has served as faculty for the Florida Judicial College, ABOTA Masters in Trial program, and the Miami-Dade County Superstars in Trial. He is also a member of The Cuban-American Bar Association and The American Board of Trial Advocates. He is a past president of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2016, Mr. Cabanas was selected as one of America's Top 100 Attorneys®.
Mr. Cabanas’ belief is that an early evaluation and plan set the tone for successful litigation in the short term and long term. Good working relationships with co-counsel, the judiciary, and even opposing counsel, are critical. An early commitment to either a trial or resolutions not only maximizes efficiency for the clients and the courts but over time helps develop a sound reputation in the community that allows for even more efficient resolution of future cases.