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About Me

Starting out in the Dade County Public Defender's Office, I tried over 50 jury and bench trials. With that unique courtroom experience, I transitioned to civil litigation, working for a boutique firm in Coral Gables, where I developed expertise in construction law, handling all types of project-related claims in both judicial and arbitral forums, ranging from simple non-payment claims to complex delay and construction defect claims. In 2006, I became Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law. From 2003-2008, I headed the Construction Law and Commerical Litigation Department at a statewide lawfirm, where I cultivated and developed a following of construction industry and commercial clients. From 2008-present, I have chaired the Construction Litigation Practice Group at Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole & Boniske, P.L. a 50+ lawyer AV-rated firm with offices in Coral Gables and Fort Lauderdale, providing advice and guidance to the firm's many municipal and private clients on a variety of construction issues.


Practice Areas


  1. Construction & Development: 85%
    20 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
    20 years



Hourly ($300-450/hour)

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Contact Info

200 E Broward Blvd Ste 1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-1949

Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske Pl

200 E. Broward Blvd.
Suite 1900
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301



FLMember in Good Standing199509/08/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Interest Law ScholarshipWomen Lawyer's Assocation1994
Book Award (Highest Grade) For Consumer ProtectionShepard Broad Law School1994
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWeiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske Pl2008 - Present
PartnerKelley Kronenberg Gilmartin Fichtel & Wander, PA2003 - 2008
AssociateSiegfried, Rivera, Lerner, De La Torre & Sobel, PA1998 - 2003
Assistant Public DefenderMiami Dade County Public Defender's Office1995 - 1998
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Construction Association of South FloridaAssociate Member2002 - 2010
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Construction Litigation Defect Litigation - Anatomy of a Defect: What It Is and the Rules That ApplyConstruction2013
Construction Defect Litigation: Rules of The GameConstruction2013
Managing Contract Changes/Handling Changes to Jobsite ConditionsConstruction2008
Damage Control: Addressing Claims and Disputes on Municipal Construction ProjectsConstruction2008
Indemnification in Construction ContractsConstruction2006