LITIGATION DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR - Mid-Size Firm  ALM's Daily Report   2017 - 2016 - 2014
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Cindy Duque Bonilla

Partner Of Counsel

Cindy Duque Bonilla focuses her practice in the areas of construction law, personal injury, product liability defense and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience representing general contractors, owners and design professionals in a variety of construction litigation matters. In the area of product liability defense, Cindy represents product designers and manufacturers in product defect cases, foodborne illness, personal injury matters, wrongful death matters and class action litigation. She also has widespread experience in representing business entities in a wide array of commercial disputes. Cindy is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

Education

Rollins College, B.A.
magna cum laude, 1999
Honors Program

University of Miami Law School,
magna cum laude, J.D., 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

Representative Experience

Represented design professionals in various South Florida condominium projects concerning allegations of professional negligence on behalf of structural engineer of record. 

Successfully tried case involving dispute over inheritance and various claims of breach of fiduciary duty.    

Represented design professionals in South Florida construction dispute involving claims of professional negligence and construction delay claims in excess of $30 million in the design and construction of a new science museum.    

Successfully litigated various cases involving alleged violations of the Consumer Credit Protection Act and Federal Trade Commission Act/Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices by major foreign vehicle manufacturer.    

Assisted with representing Florida Department of Transportation in defeating contractor claims for over $50 million dollars. 

Successfully litigated multiple cases involving catastrophic injuries to children and adults resulting from alleged auto design and manufacturing defects.

Successfully Lltigated multiple cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death claims resulting from truck, automobile and aircraft accidents.

Successfully litigated multiple cases involving theme park injuries and ride design defects and/or ride failures. 

Successfully represented general contractors in the defense of various lien claims, bond claims, and other claims by brought by subcontractors

Awards & Recognitions

Hispanic National Bar Association, Top Lawyers Under 40 (2016)

Professional & Community Activities

Central Florida Association of Woman Lawyers

Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Past President

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, TAC Committee Member

Hispanic National Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association