FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2020
Contact:Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
QPWB ATTORNEYS WIN APPEAL TO UPHOLD SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
Appeal from the Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County – Personal Injury Settlement Agreement
MIAMI ― Michelle D. Cofiño and Reginald J. Clyne, partners in the Miami office, won their appeal before the Third District Court of Appeal which upheld an evidentiary ruling that a settlement agreement was reached between the plaintiff and defendant. Plaintiff’s counsel and Defense counsel engaged in email communications that culminated in an agreement to settle the case. Plaintiff subsequently claimed he never gave approval for the settlement to his counsel. An evidentiary hearing was held before Judge Cynamon who upheld the settlement. The plaintiff appealed and the Third District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s ruling.
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Michelle D. Cofiño, a partner in the Miami office, practices in state and federal courts on a wide range of complex litigation matters. Her practices includes business entity formation, corporate contracts, and IRS tax controversies. She represents clients in matters involving wills, trusts and estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation, probate and guardianship administration and litigation, and elder law. Ms. Cofiño’s practice also encompasses commercial disputes, construction defect claims, mechanic’s liens, professional liability, general real estate matters, insurance defense, suspected fraud claims and appeals. She is recognized in Super Lawyers® Florida list of “Rising Stars” as a top rated attorney in general litigation. She received her law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2006 and is a member of the Florida Bar. Ms. Cofiño is fluent in Spanish.
Reginald J. Clyne, a partner in the Miami office and Chair of the Employment Practice Group, practices in state and federal courts focusing on employment law, commercial litigation, product liability, toxic tort, automobile negligence, construction litigation, contract disputes, Dram Shop Act, Title VII, Section 1983, whistleblower acts, non-compete violations, product liability, and resort and tour accident. He served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on the Employment and Commercial Law Panel. Mr. Clyne received the AV® Preeminent™ designation rating from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and is included in the annual listings of Top Lawyers in South Florida, Top Lawyers in Florida, and Super Lawyers®. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law and a Master of Public Policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University in 1986. He is admitted to practice in Florida. Mr. Clyne has lived in Africa, Brazil, Honduras and Nicaragua; he is fluent in Spanish and has a knowledge of Portuguese.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is the largest minority and women owned law firm in the nation with more than 400 lawyers serving clients from 23 offices in the United States and abroad across a spectrum of industries in over 40 areas of practice. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.