Amanda Preston is a trial and appellate lawyer whose practice focuses on complex, commercial and products liability litigation. Her products liability practice particularly includes the defense of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Amanda also litigates real estate and construction disputes, and has experience representing clients in a variety of industries in both federal and state court. Additionally, Amanda maintains an active pro bono practice.

    While in law school, Amanda was an executive editor for the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review and was a member of the University of Miami’s Moot Court Board. Amanda also participated in a number of public interest programs, primarily serving low-income tenants and underrepresented investors.

    Amanda has assisted with the research, editing and update of textbooks and manuals involving Florida Construction and Lien Law.

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    • Representing manufacturers and distributors of pelvic mesh, hernia mesh, pharmaceuticals and other complex medical devices in federal and state court.
    • Member of a defense team that obtained a complete defense verdict in January 2020 in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida in a pelvic mesh case where the plaintiff alleged design defects and negligence. Reported at Salinero v. Johnson & Johnson, 400 F. Supp. 3d 1334 (S.D. Fla. 2019); Salinero v. Johnson & Johnson, No. 1:18-cv-23643-UU, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179586 (S.D. Fla. Sep. 5, 2019); Salinero v. Ethicon, Inc., No. 1:18-CV-23643, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128484 (S.D. Fla. July 16, 2020).
    • Representing healthcare and insurance companies in state court and arbitration proceedings.
    • Litigating complex real estate disputes, foreclosure proceedings and contentious post-judgment collection proceedings.
    • Member of defense team for a design-build general contractor in the tragic Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse, including extensive work in the defense and resolution of fifteen consolidated wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits.
    • Litigating complex breach of warranty and construction defect claims against developers, design professionals and contractors involving high-rise, luxury real estate.
    • Litigating defamation, civil conspiracy, and fraud claims in both state and federal court.

    Education

    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, executive editor, Inter-American Law Review, 2016
    • Hofstra University, B.A., cum laude, Dean’s List, 2012

    Admissions

    • New York, 2020
    • Florida, 2016

    Courts

    • U.S. Dist. Ct., S. Dist. of Florida
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., Middle Dist. of Florida
    • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Florida
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