Elena Marlow focuses her practice at Buckner + Miles on class actions, commercial litigation, personal injury, and medical malpractice, representing individuals and corporations in federal and state courts. Elena has also represented large corporate clients in a variety of complex commercial matters, including shareholder and corporate-governance disputes, disputes concerning telecommunications businesses, and disputes arising under distributorship, manufacturing and other trade-related agreements.
Elena has dedicated a significant portion of her career to working with members of the federal and state judiciary. Elena first worked as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, handling matters ranging from zoning appeals to complex products liability actions, and assisting with high-profile cases. She later served as a law clerk to both Judge Paul C. Huck and to Judge Jose E. Martinez of the Southern District of Florida, before becoming a staff attorney for that same district.
Fully bilingual in English and Spanish, Elena also has substantial international experience. She has represented U.S. and Latin American parties in federal and state courts, as well as in adversarial Spanish-language arbitration proceedings applying foreign law, and has managed local counsel in Latin America and productions of voluminous foreign documents. Elena co-authored the Florida Bar rule that authorizes non-Florida lawyers to handle international arbitrations in Florida, and drafted the petition to the Florida Supreme Court that resulted in the passage of the rule. She also worked for the United States Department of Justice in Guantanamo Bay, developing and implementing the out-processing procedures for Cuban migrants granted humanitarian parole into the United States.
Before entering the civil arena, Elena was a staff attorney at the Law Office of the Public Defender in Seattle, Washington. As a public defender, Elena carried a heavy criminal caseload and tried numerous cases before juries to verdict.
Ms. Marlow earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley with distinction in general scholarship, and her J.D. from the University of Washington with honors. She also attended the University of Madrid, in Madrid, Spain.