Michelle D. Cofiño is a partner in the Miami office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Ms. Cofiño litigates high-stakes trial and appellate engagements in Florida state and federal courts. Ms. Cofiño focuses on a variety of employment law issues, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, and restrictive covenants, in state and federal courts, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies. She has also handled claims across many substantive areas of law, including employment law, commercial disputes, contract disputes, fraud, lender liability, professional liability, construction defect claims, product liability, and state and business tort law. Ms. Cofiño also counsels regarding litigation and corporate risks, particularly those arising from social and corporate governance issues.
- Employment Litigation
- Employment General Counsel
- Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII, Equal Employment Opportunity Claims
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Claims
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Claims
- American with Disabilities (ADA) Claims
Prior to joining Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Ms. Cofiño was as an associate with a Florida based law firm where she focused on complex litigation matters, her practice included commercial litigation and real estate litigation.
Ms. Cofiño received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts from Barry University, Miami, Florida in 2002. During law school, she received the Book Award for academic achievement in Supreme Court Advocacy course and was also a member of Phi Delta Phi Honors Law Fraternity.
Ms. Cofiño is licensed to practice law in Florida; she is a member of The Florida Bar and is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Her professional affiliations include the Dade County Bar Association, Cuban American Bar Association, and Miami Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Ms. Cofiño serves as a Diversity College Liaison for Wells Fargo. She has also served as a board member of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Miami / Fort Lauderdale Affiliate (June 2012 – October 2013).
Ms. Cofiño is recognized in Super Lawyers® Florida list of “Rising Stars” 2016, 2017, and 2018 as a top rated attorney in general litigation.
She is fluent in Spanish.
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MIami, Florida 33156
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Areas of Practice:
- Construction Claims
- General Litigation
- Labor and Employment Law
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice Defense
- St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. (2006)
- Barry University, B.A. (2002)