(BREAKING NEWS — CORAL GABLES, FL)
We have just learned of the untimely passing of attorney John Herrera, who diligently fought foreclosure actions in the courts in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties in South Florida. I went to trial with John on two of his cases. Magically, they both settled; however, it is unsettling that we lost a freedom fighter so young (aged 53, on August 3, 2018).
As you may remember, John received second and third degree burns to over 60% of his body some time ago in a barbecue grill gas explosion. Afterwards, he went through multiple skin graft operations and walked with a cane afterwards and was never the same, health wise. John graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law and was also in the U. S. Marine Corps. I had the pleasure of hosting a COTA Workshop in his “war room” (where he conducted his depositions). John was one of the few foreclosure defense attorneys who would speak up when a court judge attempted to help out the bank during a foreclosure trial (“Gee, your Honor, I’m glad I’m not litigating against YOU this afternoon.”). Those who knew John know what a kind hearted man he was. He was a true fighter for the little guy. He even twice lectured at our COTA Workshops in Orlando and was a pleasure to work with. He was even more fun at dinner at Fleming’s, where he would made the chef do his steak blood rare, while imbibing in a single-malt McAllen Scotch. John will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to his wife Anouk and his children during this hard time.
John will be sorely missed. God Bless You, Mr. John Herrera. You have crowns laid up for you in the big courtroom in the sky.