Marlene M. Sato
Marlene is a trial attorney whose practice is entirely dedicated to litigating property insurance claims. She discovered she wanted a career as a lawyer while working in a civil litigation law firm during her undergraduate studies.
While studying in law school, Marlene served as the Research Assistant for Dean Alfredo P. Garcia. She earned a CALI Book Award in Florida Criminal Procedure, and received an Outstanding Public Service Award for the Class of 2014. She was also the recipient of the Kenneth Feldman Scholarship.
Immediately after law school, Marlene practiced civil litigation including small claims, divorce, and bankruptcy cases. For the last several years, she has concentrated solely on assisting property owners with their underpaid and denied property claims.
Marlene is a past volunteer at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s Office, where she spent time working as a certified legal intern. This experience allowed her to gain valuable hours of courtroom experience, conduct legal research and draft legal motions and pleadings – all skills she relies on now to represent her property damage clients.
Since joining the team at Klotzman Property Damage Law, Marlene has noticed a change in how she approaches her work. Her main goal in every interaction with a new case is to turn clients into “raving fans.”
You can find Marlene in the Everglades hiking with her family when not practicing law. She lives in Miami with her husband and children.
- Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2014
- Florida International University, B.A. in Finance, 2009
- Florida, 2014
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2014