Attorney Profiles

Meet Our South Florida AttorneysErick Santana

Attorney Erick Santana has been evaluating personal injury cases for over 20 years, and has successfully settled thousands of cases for his clients, in some instances collecting in excess of $1 million.

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Prior to becoming an attorney, he was employed for seven years as an insurance adjuster for State Farm Insurance Co. As a result of his previous employment within State Farm, Mr. Santana knows first-hand what challenges clients face when dealing with insurance companies, which differentiates him from most personal injury attorneys in the area. Mr. Santana uses his expertise and knowledge to work on his client’s behalf. Currently, his responsibilities include meeting with clients and explaining the legal issues associated with their cases, negotiation of settlements, trial preparation, and serving the firm’s growing Hispanic client base in the areas of personal injury law.

Mr. Santana’s experience has made him an expert in the field of personal injury law and has been called upon by the local media for legal advice. Mr. Santana has been a guest on television and radio shows in South Florida as an expert in personal injury law, and has taken part in live question and answer sessions, helping the audience better understand their case and legal rights.

Mr. Santana received his Juris Doctorate degree Cum Laude from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida International University. He has lived in South Florida for more than 20 years and speaks Spanish fluently.

Michael Cecere

Attorney Michael Cecere is a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer and cofounder of the personal injury firm Cecere Santana, PA.

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Mr. Cecere specializes in civil trial litigation and has over 14 years of experience in the court room trying over 65 cases to verdict. Mr. Cecere became a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer in 2008 and was recertified in 2013.

Mr. Cecere gained extensive trial experience while working as a defense attorney earlier in his career. Mr. Cecere has litigated claims in the areas of automobile accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, negligent security, faulty products, professional negligence, traumatic brain injury, homeowner’s property damage and wrongful death. Mr. Cecere is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern District and the Middle District of Florida.

Mr. Cecere attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Cecere received his Juris Doctorate degree Summa Cum Laude from Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University.

Anika G. Milian

Attorney Anika G. Milian, Associate Attorney

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Anika G. Milian is an associate attorney at Cecere Santana, PA. She is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law. At Cecere Santana, PA she handles cases relating to home and property damage.

At St. Thomas University she was senior articles editor of the St. Thomas Law Review. Most recently, she was recognized with the Exemplary Law Review Editor Award.

A South Florida native, Mrs. Milian is a graduate of Florida International University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Asheley Figueroa-Santana

Asheley Figueroa-Santana, Associate Attorney

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Asheley Figueroa-Santana is an associate attorney at Cecere Santana, PA. Mrs. Figueroa-Santana handles cases relating to personal injury.

She joined Cecere Santana, PA after earning legal experience handling Workers' Compensation cases on behalf of the insurance companies.

Mrs. Figueroa-Santana is a graduate of St. Thomas University School of Law. She was part of the editorial staff of the St. Thomas Law Review, a member of the Cuban American Bar Association and president of the Tax Law Society.

A graduate of Florida International University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Carlos E. Sandoval

Carlos E. Sandoval
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Carlos Sandoval is an immigration attorney handling cases relating to family based immigration, removal and deportation defense, business visas and other immigration related matters.

Born in Colombia, Mr. Sandoval moved to the United States in 1996. He received a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Florida International University and later received his law degree with honors from the University of Florida, along with a certificate in International Law. Mr. Sandoval has practiced immigration law for over eight years.

Mr. Sandoval is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association and is licensed to practice law by the Florida Supreme Court and the Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida. He speaks Spanish fluently.