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Overview

Ingrid Benson-Villegas practices first-party insurance defense litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Ingrid practiced in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, probate, condominium law, domestic violence, landlord-tenant, constitutional law, and business litigation.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ingrid was elected to be Newsletter Editor, an Officer position, at the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (“MDFAWL”) in 2021. She previously served on the Board of Directors and as Chair or Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, Public Relations Committee, Website Committee, and Awards Committee.

Ingrid is also actively involved in the American Bar Association (“ABA”). She serves as Associate Editor of The Young Lawyer, a publication that reaches approximately 150,000 readers nationwide and is on the Wellness Team. In addition, Ingrid serves as a Florida delegate at the ABA with The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyer’s Division (“YLD”). In 2017, Ingrid initiated the development of an ABA Resolution regarding Florida’s Parental Leave Rule that was passed by the ABA YLD in 2018 and passed by the ABA House of Delegates. The Florida Supreme Court adopted the Parental Leave Continuance Rule in 2019.

At The Florida Bar, Ingrid currently serves on the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee. In 2021, MDFAWL awarded Ingrid the Honorable Amy Karan President’s Award. Ingrid has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” and Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney by Thomson Reuters since 2020. FAWL awarded Ingrid the Leader in the Law Award in 2019 and Ingrid was recognized as part of the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida class of 2018 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Child Advocacy/Juvenile Dependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Business Litigation
  • Condominium Law

Admitted to Practice

  • The Florida Bar, 2015
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2016

Education

  • Florida International University College of Law, J.D., 2013,
    • Dean’s List
    • Women’s Law Society
    • Dade County Bar Association, Vice President of FIU Chapter
  • Florida International University, B.A., International Relations, magna cum laude, 2009
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
    • Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate

Professional or Trade Affiliations

  • Officer, Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2021-Present
  • Board of Directors, Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2017-Present
  • Board of Directors, American Constitution Society – South Florida Chapter
  • Associate Editor of The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association, 2016-Present
  • Member, Dade County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Honorable Amy Karan President’s Award, Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters, Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney, 2020 – Present
  • Leader in the Law Award, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, 2019
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2018

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