Thaïs Passerieu

Tampa, FL
Phone: (813) 288-2650
Fax: (813) 288-2670
tp@metzgerlaw.net

Thaïs’s practice is focused on insurance defense litigation, including premises and automobile liability, personal injury, and general liability defense. Before joining the Metzger Law Group, Thaïs was a commercial litigation associate at the law firm of Goldman, Antonetti & Córdova, LLC, a San Juan, Puerto Rico full-service practice. She is licensed in Puerto Rico and Florida, and has extensive experience in civil, commercial litigation and business torts. Prior to practicing law, Thaïs was a professional translator interpreter. She is French-Puerto Rican and brings an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural background and outlook to the Firm.


Law School

  • University of Puerto Rico School of Law, J.D., Magna cum Laude, 2013

    Law Review

    • Senior Editor, 2012-2013
    • Associate Editor, 2011-2012

Undergraduate School

  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, M.A., Translation, Summa Cum Laude, 2010
  • University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, B.A.., Music, Magna cum Laude, 2007
  • Université Paris IV Sorbonne, French Literature, 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2017
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico, 2015

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Insurance Defense & Risk Management

Bar/Professional Association Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
  • Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico Chapter; Young Lawyers Division 

Additional Personal Details

  • Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Publications: “In personam jurisdiction, the internet and minimum contacts: challenges for Puerto Rico in the twenty-first century: Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance v. Oracle Corporation”. (Original in Spanish: “Jurisdicción sobre la persona, internet y contactos mínimos: retos para Puerto Rico en el siglo veintiuno: Trans-Oceanic Life Insurance v. Oracle Corporation.”) 82 REV. JUR. UPR 225 (2013)

“Brief respite for Small and Medium Businesses”, Puerto Rico Business Developments No. 79, Nov. 2011, Goldman, Antonetti & Córdova PSC  

“First Circuit enforces rule of the National Board of Labor Relations Board finding that an overly broad company confidentiality provision constitutes a violation to Section 8 of the NLRA, collaborated in article for the Federal Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section monthly update-1st Circuit, June 2011

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