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 Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida trial attorney.  She is a zealous advocate for her clients and pays attention to every detail.  Experience in the courtroom, attention to detail, and the will to fight for each and every client creates a recipe for success.

Cynthia Veintemillas began her legal career at the Office of the Public Defender in Jacksonville, Florida.  While in law school, she interned with the Office of the Public Defender where she discovered her desire to help people charged with crimes in Jacksonville, Florida.  Thereafter, she worked in the investigations department assisting attorneys with the investigation of misdemeanor and felony Jacksonville criminal cases.  After being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2006, she immediately became an Assistant Public Defender and began working as a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney.  As a former assistant public defender, she has represented a diverse group of clients in every phase of Jacksonville criminal proceedings. She realizes that her client’s liberty is at stake in each criminal case and has successfully argued for bond reductions, including “no money” forms of release.

Cynthia Veintemillas understands that every Jacksonville Criminal Case is different, and she listens to her client’s individual needs in order to develop trial strategies or a favorable disposition for the case. She has negotiated hundreds of cases resulting in the dismissal of charges or favorable plea deals.  She has taken many cases to jury trials, fighting for her clients’ rights and freedom.  In fact, in 2007, she earned the trial award for most jury trials in County Court from the Duval County Office of the Public Defender.

In 2008, Cynthia Veintemillas entered private law practice in Jacksonville, Florida, and expanded her areas of practice beyond Florida .  Due to the growing need for support of Jacksonville Juvenile Delinquents, she represents Florida Criminal Juvenile Defendants.  She believes that, in Jacksonville Juvenile Cases, it is extremely important to protect a juvenile from a criminal record, in order to ensure a bright future.  She also works to help people with a Florida Criminal Record seal and expunge their records.  She has been very successful in sealing and expunging criminal records in Florida.

Cynthia Veintemillas has reached out beyond Florida criminal law, and represents clients in a variety of civil matters.  She has litigated civil cases, including Florida Contract Disputes and Florida Civil Theft Cases.  If a client needs representation for a Florida lawsuit in an area that she does not practice, she seeks competent legal representation for her client.

Cynthia Veintemillas is an experienced Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney.  She has represented many people facing foreclosure in Duval County, Clay County, and St. Johns County, Florida.  She knows that a person’s home is his or her most valuable material asset.  Florida Foreclosure Cases are complex and those clients facing foreclosure in the Jacksonville area need help.  With so many Florida residents losing their homes to foreclosure and Jacksonville unemployment rates on the rise, Cynthia Veintemillas works hard to fight against big banks seeking to foreclose on house in Jacksonville and the surrounding towns.

Cynthia Veintemillas has helped clients with their Jacksonville family law cases.  You may be going through Florida divorce in St. Johns County, a child custody battle in Clay County, or seeking visitation rights in Duval County.  Regardless of your Florida family law problems, Cynthia Veintemillas can help you.  20 Miles Law is not only limited to Jacksonville child visitation, child support problems, or Jacksonville divorce litigation.  This Jacksonville domestic law firm can help you with Jacksonville domestic violence problems.  Whether you are accused of Jacksonville domestic violence need to pursue a Jacksonville restraining order or injunction based on domestic abuse, talking to a Florida family law attorney and Jacksonville criminal lawyer is important.

Cynthia Veintemillas has a strong academic background. She graduated with honors and at the top of her class from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. She was on the Dean’s List and an active member of the Florida Coastal School of Law Mock Trial Team and Law Review.  She has been admitted to practice law in both Florida and South Carolina, obtaining high scores on the bar exams of both states. She continues to further her education by attending and actively participating in legal training seminars.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    10 years
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    7 years
  3. Expungement: 10%



Hourly ($250-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • John B. Elbert

    Cynthia is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents her clients with the utmost skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation.


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  • Carey Duncan Carmichael Jr.

    Cynthia is a zealous advocate for her clients. She gives each of her cases all the attention they deserve and more.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magnum Cum LaudeFlorida Association for Women Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawApple Law Firm2008 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Foreclosure Defense CaseStopped Sale of Home
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Armstrong Atlantic State UniversityEconomicsOther - Bachelors2003
Florida Coastal School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida State College Public RelationsThe Law and Publc Releations2013
Duval County Criminal Justice SystemIntroduction to the Criminal Justice System2009