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Liz S. Guinan




Liz Sarai Guinan is an associate in the firm’s Miami office. Ms. Guinan is a litigator and practices in the area of medical malpractice, insurance defense, intellectual property, automobile negligence, and commercial litigation.

Ms. Guinan first attended Florida International University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations. During her undergraduate studies, Ms. Guinan earned a certificate in National Security, demonstrating her commitment to a diverse range of legal interests.

Her pursuit of legal expertise continued at St. Thomas University College of Law, where she earning her Juris Doctor degree with a certificate in Intellectual Property Law. While in law school, Ms. Guinan achieved recognition by making the Dean’s List in Spring 2022 and earned the CALI Book Award for her exceptional performance in the Judicial Internship class.

In addition to her academic achievements, Ms. Guinan gained practical experience through significant internships, including a prestigious role with the Honorable Judge Barbara Areces at the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. This opportunity allowed her to sharpen her legal research abilities, with a focus on Florida Civil and Appellate Procedure and contracts. In these roles, she committed to expanding her understanding and application of law, aiming to excel in her legal pursuits.

Ms. Guinan’s dedication to her legal education extended beyond the classroom. In 2022, she served as a dedicated member of the moot court, where she contributed as a research assistant for the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, emphasizing trademark-related issues. She also earned recognition as one of twenty-five Hispanic law students selected nationwide to attend the prestigious 2022 Microsoft/Hispanic National Bar Association IP Legal Institute in Washington, D.C.

Furthermore, Ms. Guinan participated in the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition and showcased her scholarly capabilities by publishing an article titled "The Future of Crypto-Asset Mining: The Inflation Reduction Act and the Need or Uniform Federal Regulation" in the American University Washington College of Law Sustainable Development Law & Policy journal during Spring 2023. Her article delves into the subject of cryptocurrency mining and advocates for crucial regulatory measures to address its environmental impact.

Ms. Guinan is proficient in both English and Spanish, enhancing her ability to serve a diverse range of clients and navigate complex legal matters with precision and clarity.

Ms. Guinan is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice law before the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.


  • The Future of Crypto-Asset Mining: The Inflation Reduction Act and the Need or Uniform Federal Regulations, 23 Sustainable Dev. L. & Pol'y. (Spring 2023)
  • Liz S. Guinan, Google v. Oracle Ruling Could Change Software Development Forever, ST. THOMAS MOOT COURT BOARD BLOG, (Mar. 7, 2022),


  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • Peter T. Fay American Inn of Court, Member
  • Federal Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section, Member;American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Committee;
  • Hispanic National Board Association, Member.
  • Miami-Dade Bar Association


  • St. Thomas University College of Law, J.D.
  • Florida International University, B.A., in Political Science and International Relations


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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