McGuinness & Cicero

McGuinness & Cicero: Our Attorneys

Neil F. McGuinness
  • Managing Attorney
  • Mr. McGuinness is an experienced litigation attorney with over 20 years of litigation and counseling experience. He is rated as “AV® Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and is regularly recognized on The List of South Florida’s Top Lawyers in the area of Labor and Employment Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide.

Lisa Connor Cicero
  • Senior Attorney
  • Ms. Cicero has over 20 years of litigation experience and is rated as “AV® Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. Her areas of practice include all areas of general liability, premises liability, personal injury, Directors and Officers, homeowners and condominium law, defamation and professional liability errors & omission claims against property managers and staffing agencies.

Jeff Bogert
  • Attorney
  • Jeff Bogert is an Attorney in the Casualty Practice Group of the Florida House Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero.  Mr. Bogert is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in construction law and currently defends all types of property and casualty liability cases, including construction defect, premises liability, and products liability cases.

Candace D. Cronan
  • Attorney
  • Ms. Cronan is an attorney in the Employment Practice Group.  Ms. Cronan currently defends all types of employment matters, with particular emphasis on the defense of employment discrimination, wrongful termination and whistleblower claims.

Dax Dietiker
  • Attorney
  • Dax Dietiker is an Attorney in the Casualty Practice Group of the Florida House Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero.  Mr. Dietiker currently defends all types of property and casualty cases, including construction defect, premises liability and products liability cases.

Leonard Levi Gardner
  • Attorney
  • Mr. Gardner is an experienced litigation attorney and focuses his practice on defense of general liability claims including automobile negligence and premises liability. He has extensive jury trial experience, having tried numerous cases over his thirty year career.

Jeffrey M. Goodz
  • Attorney
  • Mr. Goodz is an Attorney in the Employment Practices Liability Group of the Florida House Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero. Mr. Goodz has a wealth of experience litigating all forms of employment matters in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies.

Stephanie M. Pillar
  • Attorney, Tampa
  • Stephanie M. Pillar is a Trial Attorney with the Florida House Counsel firm of McGuinness & Cicero in their Tampa office.  Ms. Pillar's areas of practice include general liability, auto accidents, premises liability, personal injury, products liability and defamation.

Arianne B. Suarez
  • Attorney
  • For the past 16 years, Ms. Suarez has focused her practice on defending employment-related cases in the federal and state courts of Florida. Ms. Suarez also regularly represents employers before the various federal, state and county administrative agencies that are responsible for administering and enforcing labor and employment laws.

Kimberly M. Valashinas
  • Attorney
  • Ms. Valashinas has over 17 years of litigation experience. She focuses her practice on defending general liability claims, including those for personal injury, products liability, fraud and misrepresentation. In addition, Ms. Valashinas defends claims against directors and officers and homeowners' associations.