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Cynthia Hernandez Soukkala is a native New York, but attended secondary school and college in Florida .  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Florida State University College of Law.  In Tallahassee, Cynthia worked as a law clerk for the Department of Financial Services handling insurance regulation and appeals.  She also worked as a certified legal intern with the State attorney's Office in Hillsborough County.  Upon graduation, Cynthia worked as an assistant public defender in PInellas County. She has handled thousands of cases of the years and currently handles immigration, family, bankruptcy and personal injury cases. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, French

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 40%
    9 years
  2. Family: 40%
    9 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    11 years



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Soukkala Law Firm

400 N. Ashley Dr.
Suite 2600
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200506/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Public DefenderOffice Of The Public Defender2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitN/A2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaN/A2007 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. ThompsonNot Guilty
State vs. RoddaNot Guilty
State v. VarnerNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ask-A-LawyerDUI Defense2010
Ask-A-LawyerDUI Defense2009