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Meet Cesar A. Armstrong
Cesar A. Armstrong was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States following the political upheaval in Cuba in 1959. The family moved to Miami and later to Venezuela, and then to Baton Rouge, Louisiana and lastly to Boston, Massachusetts until they finally settled again in Miami for good. Naturally, Cesar A. Armstrong is fully bilingual.
It was in South Florida that Cesar attended college at Miami-Dade College, where he was a writer and art director of the college "Southwind" magazine, and at Florida International University, where he graduated with honors in the field of Political Science and served as a Senator in the Student Government Association. His journey to law school took him to Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he competed on behalf of the law school in state and national moot court and appellate brief writing competitions, securing his Juris doctorate degree in 1980.
In practice since 1980, Cesar specializes in the area of workers' compensation, and has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar since certification was first offered for workers' Compensation in 1988. After serving as a law partner with his good friend George V. Lanza in the firm of Lanza, O'Connor, Armstrong, Sinclair and Tunshall, and heading the law firm's workers' compensation division, Cesar hung up the shingle of his new firm Cesar A. Armstrong and Associates, P.A. on January 1, 1990. The firm celebrated its 25th year of operation back in 2015. In the earlier years of his practice, Cesar represented primarily the Employers and their Carriers in workers' compensation cases. Indeed, in 1998 he was recognized as the Employer/Carrier Attorney of the Year by his peers through the Friends of 440 Inc., an organization compromised of individuals of varied professions within the workers' compensation system. For the last 17 years, however, Cesar has represented primarily injured workers, helping them to secure indemnity and medical benefits through workers' compensation claims. Cesar is known for representing his clients with great zeal and passion, and takes pride in explaining to his clients the important details of their cases, the various unique laws that may apply and the options available so that the Client can feel empowered in making decisions.
Cesar was a founding member of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, an organization that provides scholarships to needy students of merit, who are dependent upon injured family members hurt in on the job accidents, or who are dependent upon others engaged in the administration of the Florida workers' compensation laws. Cesar is also an active member of the Miami Council of the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic service organization that provides charitable social and fraternal services in South Florida. Cesar was co-chairman of the organization's year long centennial celebration, commemorating the group's 100 years of charitable work in South Florida and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the organization's 100 Year Anniversary Book.
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Meet Aida Perkins
Aida Perkins is a first generation Cuban American born and raised in Miami. She graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in 1982 and received a degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University in 1986. She was employed as a Court Records Specialist at the Miami Dade County Courthouse and was inspired to continue her studies. In 1990 she received her Paralegal/Legal Assistant Certificate from the National Center for Paralegal Training affiliated with Rollins College. Aida has been a paralegal/legal assistant at Cesar A. Armstrong & Associates, P.A. since 1990. Aida assists the firm with discovery matters, client communication, preparation of pleadings and the review of medical records, deposition transcripts, and documents. She has also assisted the firm in its work with the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, an organization that provides scholarships to needy children of injured workers and to needy children of those engaged in the administration of workers' compensation laws.
Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund
Cesar A. Armstrong is one of the proud founders of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund, which has helped many needy students attend college since 1992, and which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, continues to provide financial assistance to needy dependents of injured workers and to needy dependents of those who are involved in the administration of the workers' compensation laws.
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Memories from the Past - The Scholarship Fund’s Third Year 1994-1995
Pictured above in the front row are 4 of the 15 scholarship recipients from the scholarship fund's third year including Elizabeth Carrera (who received the award in 1992, 1993 and 1994 — becoming the scholarship fund's very first repeat recipient), Olga Zamora, Nelly Castellanos and Darrel L. Hunt. Four awards were presented in 1992, 10 awards in 1993 and 15 awards in 1994. Since then the Fund has grown exponentially and has assisted many deserving students to complete their studies.