Frances G. De La Guardia

Frances Guasch De La Guardia is a partner in the Appellate Practice Group in the Holland & Knight Miami office. She practices in the areas of commercial and insurance appellate litigation and trial support in both state and federal courts. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Guasch was lead appellate in-house counsel for State Farm Insurance Company's Miami office from 1998 to 2006. Prior to that, she handled appeals in the private sector with the Law Office of Barnett, Clark and Barnard from 1990-1994. Overall, she has argued hundreds of appeals in Florida's District Courts of Appeal; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Miami-Dade and Broward Circuit Court Appeals Division.

Ms. Guasch served as Senior Law Clerk to the Honorable Melvia Green, at Florida's Third District Court of Appeal from January 1997 to June 1999. She was also a law clerk at the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Broward County from 1988 through 1990. Ms. Guasch clerked for Circuit Court Judges; Judges Robert Tyson, James Reasbeck, Robert Carney and Richard Eade.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation and Dispute Resolution, 2) Appellate, 3) Insurance Transactions and Regulatory, 4) Insurance Disputes - Insurers, 5) Insurance Disputes - Policyholders and 6) Latin America Practice
Law School St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D.)
Admitted Year 1988
Education University of Miami (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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