Giselle Gutierrez Madrigal

Associate
Miami
305-789-3371
gmadrigal@stearnsweaver.com
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Giselle Gutierrez Madrigal is an Associate in the Labor & Employment and Litigation Departments. Her labor and employment experience includes representing clients before administrative agencies (such as the EEOC and the NLRB) and federal and state courts in cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation, unpaid wages, defamation and claims under the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and more. Giselle also handles non-compete and employment contract litigation.

Giselle clerked for The Honorable Paul C. Huck, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Judge Huck sat, by designation, as a member of a United States Circuit Court appellate panel five times during Giselle’s clerkship, and she gained valuable insight into the workings of and practice before the federal appellate courts as well as the District Court.

Prior to joining the Firm, Giselle was a judicial intern for The Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and for The Honorable Marcia G. Cooke of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

 

Representative Experience
  • Obtained judgment in federal court trial for excess completion cost damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, on behalf of municipality against surety arising from surety’s breach of performance bond involving two components of $120 million public works project.
  • Obtained victory for client after evidentiary hearing in defense of a motion for temporary restraining order in a case involving a non-compete agreement.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for client resulting in dismissal of age discrimination case.
  • Assisted in obtaining a favorable settlement, on behalf of a professional basketball team, of a dispute with the architects of its arena.
  • Experience includes labor and employment defense, contract disputes, business torts, False Claims Act cases, and professional malpractice defense.
  • Pro Bono: Represents children who were victims of crimes in Latin America in obtaining U.S. visas.
Professional and Community Involvement
  • Cuban American Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2016-present
    • Judicial Committee Co-Chair, 2016
    • Night with the Marlins (benefiting CABA Pro Bono Project), Chair, 2016-present
    • 5K Committee, Member, 2013; Vice-Chair, 2014; Co-Chair, 2015; Chair, 2016
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Member 2013-present; Chair, 2016
    • Events Committee, Vice-Chair, 2016; Co-Chair, present
    • Membership Committee, Vice-Chair, 2016
    • Art in the Tropics Committee, Member, 2015-present
    • CABA on Cuba Committee Member, 2016-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Law Clerk Committee, Member, 2015-present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Member, 2016
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Small Claims Clinic, 2015
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Mentor, 2016
Recognition
  • Frank E. Maloney Award for Outstanding Candidate, Florida Law Review

Contact

Miami Office
Museum Tower
150 West Flagler Street, Suite 2200
Miami, FL  33130
305-789-3200 phone
305-789-3395 fax


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    Tampa, FL 33602

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    Tallahassee, FL 32301

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