Alina Alonso Rodriguez is board certified by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice. For the past 16 years, she has handled appeals and provided legal issues support in state and federal courts in Florida and other jurisdictions in more than 100 cases. Prior to that, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court.
In addition to handling all aspects of appellate litigation, Alina drafts and argues dispositive, expert-related, and in limine motions. At trial, she handles motions for directed verdicts, complex evidentiary issues, jury instructions and charge conferences, and otherwise assists with legal issues, strategy, and preservation of the record. Following a verdict, she handles all aspects in preparation for the appeal, including drafting and arguing post-trial motions.
Alina's substantive areas of concentration are product liability, catastrophic personal injury, general tort and complex commercial litigation. Among others, she has represented manufacturers of vehicles, tires, asbestos-containing products, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, helmets, personal watercrafts, and aviation components.
Fluent in Spanish, she has significant experience handling international matters involving injuries or damages occurring in foreign countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela. In this respect, she has extensively briefed and argued issues involving forum non conveniens and choice of law, and has participated in trials governed by foreign law.