Sonia H. McDowell is an associate at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.’s Orlando office. Her areas of practice include the defense of health care professionals and entities including: doctors, nurses, physical therapists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and CCRCs. Ms. McDowell also handles the defense of personal injury and premises liability matters.
Ms. McDowell began her career at QPWB in the firm’s Business, Financial Services & Real Estate Division in 2015. While there, her practice focused in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation, and commercial and residential foreclosures. She handled all aspects of foreclosure representation on behalf of mortgage loan servicers and lending institutions throughout the state of Florida through trial and appeal.
Prior to joining QPWB, Ms. McDowell was an associate attorney with an Orlando law practice specializing in finance, debtor and creditor mortgage financing for real estate, where she represented major lenders in foreclosure actions. She was also an attorney with a Central Florida law firm concentrating in the defense of insurance carriers; here, she conducted Examinations Under Oath and worked with special investigative units handling fraudulent PIP claims. Ms. McDowell began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. As an Assistant State Attorney for three years, she gained extensive trial experience handling the prosecution of felony crimes and worked with specialized task forces focusing on drug trafficking cases involving lengthy minimum mandatory sentences.
Ms. McDowell received her Juris Doctor from Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Orlando, Florida, in May 2009 and Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University, New Jersey in January 2004, graduating with a major in English language and literature. While in law school, she received numerous awards for her participation in national and regional Moot Court and Trial Advocacy competitions. She received the Book Award in Trial Advocacy, she served as senior associate editor of the Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and the Trial Advocacy Team, and served as senator of the Student Bar Association.
Ms. McDowell is licensed to practice law in Florida and is a member of The Florida Bar. She is also admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
255 South Orange Avenue, Suite 900
Orlando, Florida 32801
Telephone: (855) 287-0240
Facsimile: (855) 287-0211
Areas of Practice:
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Automotive Liability
- General Litigation
- Hospitals/Acute Care Facilities
- Insurance and Insurers
- Medical Malpractice Defense
- Nursing Homes
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Barry University School of Law, J.D. (2009)
- Rutgers University, B.A. (2004)