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Maria Isabel Burghardt – Defense Base Act Attorneys | Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A.
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Maria Isabel Burghardt

Maria Isabel Burghardt



Phone: (305) 448-8585
Toll Free: (877) 448-8585
Fax: (305) 448-9818

Practice Areas

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Longshoreman

Maria Isabel Burghardt was born in Colombia, South America in 1970. Ms. Burghardt relocated to Miami, FL in 1985 and has lived in Miami for the last 24 years.

Ms. Burghardt graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Professional Management in 2005. Ms. Burghardt attended Saint Thomas University School of Law receiving her Juris Doctor in 2008.

She was also a certified legal intern for Legal Aid of Greater Miami in the Family Law department for two semesters.

Upon being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008, Ms. Burghardt joined the law firm of Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A. as an associate practicing in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury law. Ms. Burghardt has been admitted to the Southern District of Florida.

J.D., St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida
B.S., Nova Southeastern University, Major: Business Administration

Bar Admissions
Florida, 2008
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships
The Florida Bar
American Bar Association
Dade County Bar Association
United States District Court Southern District of Florida
F.A.W.L. St Thomas University Chapter, President
CASBA, Member Since: 2008


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Helping Contractors Injured in Iraq Seek DBA Compensation

Countless civilian contract personnel have been injured in Iraq due to the perils of the job and the environment in which it takes place. You may be wondering if yours qualifies as a DBA injury, and if so, how you might file a claim. Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A. helps clients in Iraq and overseas navigate DBA cases involving bases and other areas of operation.

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Helping Civilian Workers Injured in Afghanistan Secure DBA Assistance

There are a number of circumstances that have caused civilian contract personnel to be injured in Afghanistan, but all of them can be similarly overwhelming when it comes to filing a DBA injury claim. Even though a contractor who is working on a military base overseas is entitled to certain protections granted by the Defense Base Act, advocating for yourself and ensuring these rights are honored can be a difficult task.

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If You Were Injured in Japan You May Be Entitled to DBA Compensation

There are many longshore and harbor workers who have been injured in Japan in a variety of circumstances. A DBA injury is a serious matter, and any civilian contract personnel who have sustained such an accident should be afforded the medical care and resources they need. Too often, however, injured contractors are expected to file their claim and navigate the system on their own. This would be a difficult task to require of anybody, but it is even more stressful for a recently hurt person.

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Helping Civilian Contract Personnel Injured in Qatar

Civilian contract personnel who are injured in Qatar are entitled to medical treatment and several other rights that are outlined in the Defense Base Act. Verifying that an incident qualifies as a DBA injury, however, requires that you file a claim and go through a review process. This is not ideal for any contractor who is on the job in Qatar, and it pushes many injured longshore and harbor workers to become frustrated with the process.

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