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Cindy Laquidara

Litigation Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 39 years
    New York - NY 40 years
    Massachusetts - MA 40 years
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1983
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

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Cindy Laquidara is a Partner with Akerman based in Jacksonville, Florida. She works in the firm’s Litigation practice and has earned admission to the bar in Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. She is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County & Local Government Law.


Cindy received her J.D. from Boston College Law School, where she graduated magna cum laude and served on the Editorial Board of the Law Review. Before her graduate school education, Cindy graduated cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A.


Cindy Laquidara commands over 30 years of experience navigating commercial litigation, environmental litigation, government and utility contracting, and government affairs issues. As the former general counsel of the City of Jacksonville, she has acted as lead trial counsel on an extensive portfolio of significant cases.



Her professional history spanned representation of both public and private companies in intricate litigation at both the federal and state level. She has litigated procurement, toxic tort, Title VII, pensions, contract, ADA, federal aviation, First Amendment, real estate & redevelopment matters, and more as trial counsel. Cindy has also served as appellate counsel in similar matters.

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Posted by REY | December 18, 2017
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Cindy won a very complicated case that other law firms considered impossible to win. The attention to detail working on the case leaving no stone unturned and taking the time to listen to all my families concerns was remarkable. Truly blessed to have been lucky enough to get to know Cindy.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Akerman, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • General Counsel at Consolidated City of Jacksonville
  • 2009 - 2014


  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Business Executives for National Security
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Inn of Court, Dvual County, Florida
  • Emeritus
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Legal Professional
  • Jacksonville Magazine
  • 2013
  • Woman Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • 35th Annual Seminar
  • Local Residency Restrictions for Sex Offenders
  • 2016
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Balancing Life and Law
  • 2014

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Jacksonville Litigation Lawyer Cindy Laquidara
Cindy Laquidara
Litigation Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 40 years