Cindy Laquidara is a trial lawyer with over 30 years of complex litigation experience, from administrative hearings to complex federal and state trials and appeals, with a well-established record of creative and effective advocacy. Recent opinions include federal summary judgments against class actions on pension matters under the ADA and ADAA, as well as under Title VII. Her litigation practice includes land use, transportation, contract disputes, First Amendment, government and utility contracting, environmental litigation, and government affairs issues. She has served as appellate counsel on similar matters with numerous published opinions over several decades. Cindy is experienced in alternative dispute resolutions, having engaged in mediation since it first arrived in Florida. Cindy is the former General Counsel for the Consolidated City of Jacksonville and its entities, is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in City, County & Local Government Law, and advises government agencies on a multitude of matters. As a pro bono matter, she maintained security clearance working with the Defense Department and the Defense Intelligence Agency to locate and repatriate the remains of a downed U.S. Navy pilot in Iraq through three presidential administrations.