Partner Victor Orihuela, Esq. Why Hire Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A.?

• We have exclusively handled probate and estate litigation since 2002

• We offer complementary consultations
• We have represented over 3,000 clients in estate-related disputes
• We have won over one hundred twenty five million dollars in verdicts & settlements for our clients

  • Profile
    • Bio
      Mr. Orihuela is a partner at the Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas, P.A.  He focuses his practice on issues involving estate, trust, and probate litigation as well as guardianship matters. Mr. Orihuela graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in mass communications, and he went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Orihuela worked as a special prosecutor and law clerk at the State Attorney’s Office for the 15th Judicial Circuit, handling a variety of criminal cases including battery, assault, and DUI, as well as the prosecution of child abuse matters. Additionally, he was a legal consultant for Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A., supporting the litigation defense of a major products liability matter. Mr. Orihuela is a member of the Florida Bar, is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, and is a member of the Broward County Bar Association.  Mr. Orihuela is also an active member of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (RPPTL) and is a graduate of the prestigious Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC), Class IV.  Originally from the country of Peru, he is fluent in Spanish and handles cases all over the State of Florida.
    • Education
      • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
        2008 (Juris Doctor)
      • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
        2004 (Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration)
    • Bar Admissions & Awards
      • Florida Bar, 2009
      • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009
      • 2017 Top 40 Under 40 American Society of Legal Advocates
      • Accepted into Class IV of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) (2018-2019)
      • 2021 SuperLawyers Rising Star 

      Rising Stars Super Lawyers Victor Orihuela

    • Other Experiences
      • Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL (legal consultant)
      • Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit (special prosecutor)
      • Office of the State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit, Special Victims Unit (law clerk)
      • Fluent in Spanish
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  • The American Lawyer
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Elite 2012
  • Daily Business Review
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney Litigation
  • Forbes
  • Legal Readers

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