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Cindy Duque Bonilla

Member

Cindy Duque Bonilla focuses her practice in the areas of catastrophic injury, product liability matters, defense of healthcare insurers, construction law, and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience handling cases involving death and catastrophic injuries resulting from truck, automobile, and aircraft accidents. She defends manufacturers, suppliers, designers, and contractors against claims involving alleged manufacturing and design defects. She has across-the-board experience representing general contractors, owners and design professionals in a variety of construction litigation matters. She also has widespread experience in representing healthcare insurers and other business entities in a wide array of commercial disputes. 

Cindy’s attention and commitment to every case and use of effective and efficient solution strategies has been key to obtaining favorable results for her clients.  Cindy is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. Cindy was honored by the Hispanic National Bar Association with the “HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award” a national recognition of top lawyers across the country.   

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.    

Successful dismissal of class action involving defective product claims (CPVC piping) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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.    

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

Successfully litigated 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

Hispanic National Bar Association, Top Lawyers Under 40

Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Past President

Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida Foundation - Board Member

Hispanic National Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers