255 S. Orange Ave., Suite 900, Orlando, FL 32801
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. is the largest minority and women owned law firm in the country. Civil defense litigation is a field traditionally dominated by men, particularly at the trial level. So, it’s not surprising that Elizabeth, an experienced civil trial lawyer, joined QPWB as a partner in the Orlando office.
For over 20 years, Elizabeth has represented clients from presuit through trial and appeal – developing and implementing successful strategies for litigation and resolution. She has focused on defending cases involving wrongful death and personal injury; medical malpractice; nursing home negligence; negligent security; and civil rights violations.
Plaintiff’s attorneys often advertise as representing individuals, suggesting that civil defense attorneys do not. However, Elizabeth remembers well the dedicated neonatal intensive care nurse who was accused of medical negligence. Elizabeth still thinks of small business owner who was facing a potential life-altering judgment, after a third-party criminal attack on her property. She recalls the student involved in a car accident, accused of reckless misconduct, who feared a punitive damage award, as he began his adult life. Although an insurance company often provides a defense for civil defendants, in instances like these, a successful resolution through settlement or at trial can have a tremendous impact on a person’s life.
It is the highest compliment when an insured person or business asks an insurance carrier to retain Elizabeth to defend a matter or hires her directly as personal counsel. Because of QPWB’s relationships with many major insurance carriers, an insured’s request for Elizabeth as counsel can often be met.
Elizabeth received her Juris Doctor, with honors, and Bachelor of Science, with honors, from the University of Florida. Since 2006, Elizabeth has been an approved instructor of continuing education, certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services.
Before relocating to Orlando, Elizabeth served as both the President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association. She has remained active in bar activities, including acting as the current Co-Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Health and Wellness Committee and volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem.
Elizabeth is licensed to practice law in Florida and is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern, and Southern Districts of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.