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Byron R. Cornwell

Byron R. Cornwell is a partner in the Jacksonville office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.  Mr. Cornwell has practiced in the areas of commercial litigation for over 25 years focusing on a wide variety of substantive areas of insurance defense, general civil litigation and personal injury actions.  Mr. Cornwell’s practice is emphasized in the areas of long-term care defense, medical malpractice and general negligence.

Prior to joining QPWB, Mr. Cornwell practiced as a solo practitioner in West Palm Beach and Jacksonville handling cases involving all of his areas of practice and also served as an of counsel attorney for various litigation boutiques headquartered out of state with offices throughout Florida, where he primarily prepared insurance defense and personal injury cases for trial and/or settlement.

Mr. Cornwell has extensive experience handling insurance litigation, major commercial cases involving complex litigation and representing municipalities involving high profile constitutional issues, public records law, and numerous other issues arising as a result of municipal actions.  He has prepared cases for trial and or settlement throughout Florida since 1990.

Additionally, Mr. Cornwell has represented Florida East Coast Railroad, big-box retailers, major supermarket chains, and numerous municipalities in liability defense.  He has also practiced employment law and landlord-tenant law, and has represented plaintiffs in personal injury law and landlord-tenant law.  His practice in commercial litigation includes contract disputes, claims involving breach of contract, construction lien enforcement, claims of fraud, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, lease disputes, debtor-creditor disputes, and commercial landlord/tenant disputes.

Mr. Cornwell received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 1984 and Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Florida State University in May 1981, graduating with majors in English and business.

Mr. Cornwell is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar.

Contact: Jacksonville Office
4190 Belfort Road, Suite 450
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Telephone: (904) 354-5500
Facsimile: (904) 354-5501
E-mail: byron.cornwell@qpwblaw.com

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Areas of Practice:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • General Litigation
  • Insurance and Insurers
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Nursing Homes
  • Professional Malpractice Defense

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (1984) 
  • Florida State University, B.A., magna cum laude (1981) 
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