For the past nineteen years, Alina has represented defendants in civil matters in state and federal courts throughout Florida and other jurisdictions.
As an experienced appellate attorney, she handles all aspects of appellate litigation. Her practice also includes providing legal issues support at the trial court level. Generally, this encompasses developing and implementing the strategy on legal issues, and ensuring that issues are preserved for appeal. Specifically, prior to trial, she briefs and argues dispositive motions, motions to exclude expert testimony, and motions in limine. At trial, she briefs and argues complex evidentiary issues, motions for directed verdicts, and proposed jury instructions and verdict forms. Following a verdict, she drafts and argues post-trial motions, and handles the transition from the trial court to the appellate court.
Her substantive areas of concentration are product liability, catastrophic personal injury, general tort, and complex commercial litigation. She also has significant experience handling cross-border matters involving injuries or damages occurring in foreign countries, including Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela.
Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for two years at the Florida Supreme Court for former Justice R. Fred Lewis. There, she worked on significant issues in both civil and criminal cases.