Edwin Fragoso is an attorney who attended Columbia Law School in New York City, earning a Juris Doctor with honors in 2007 and subsequently undertaking a successful law career. He strongly benefited from his educational background, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Florida State University. A native speaker of Spanish, Edwin Fragoso is also an active member of the Cuban American Bar Association and a donor to the Cuban American National Foundation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Edwin Fragoso became familiar with the construction industry by working as an assistant tile setter and bricklayer at his family business, Fragoso and Son Tile. After completing his JD at Columbia, Edwin Fragoso transitioned to an intern position at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office in Miami, Florida, where he worked from 2003 to 2004. He put his language skills to good use, preparing depositions from victims and witnesses as well as police officers. He also researched felony cases before court trials and was responsible for the supervising attorney's computerized felony criminal files. In 2007, Edwin Fragoso's interest in the construction industry led him to accept a Construction Litigation Associate position at Arent Fox LLP. He had the chance to represent luxury homeowners, foreign government entities, hotel chains, condominium associations, cooperatives, architects, and museums. His cases mainly concerned construction litigation and took place in federal and state courts. As a litigation associate, Edwin Fragoso handled claims that involved extra work, delays, acceleration, mechanics' liens, subsurface conditions, stop notices, and construction defects. Working at Arent Fox was a rewarding professional experience, providing the opportunity to collaborate with construction experts and develop his contract appraisal skills.