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    Miami, FL 33131



Elizabeth Honkonen is an experienced commercial litigator in state and federal trial courts and arbitration, with a broad range of experience, such as federal antitrust matters, business torts, contract disputes, price-gouging claims, securities fraud cases, shareholder derivative actions, class action defense, federal RICO matters, intellectual property matters, independent investigations, and 28 U.S.C. § 1782 proceedings.  With her math and science background, Elizabeth particularly enjoys working on technical and scientific matters.

Representative clients include large retailers, luxury goods manufacturers, accounting firms, computer and computer equipment manufacturers, financial services companies, a hospital system, a cruise ship operator, a Ukrainian oligarch, a foreign automobile distributor, a food manufacturer, a media organization, a martial arts promoter, an oil drilling company, officers of a statewide electric utility company, a cement and concrete company, and a wireless telephone company, among others. 

Elizabeth also has represented national and local law firms and attorneys against claims of malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, malicious prosecution, and misrepresentation in connection with their services, and has worked with attorneys and law firms in a preventative and risk management role, to help ensure that they comply with applicable rules and standards.  In addition to working with attorneys and law firms, Elizabeth also works with other professionals, such as accountants and auditors, who may be sued in connection with their services.

Elizabeth is ranked by Chambers USA in Litigation: General Commercial. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Securities and recognized as a Top Lawyer in Professional Liability – Defense and Commercial Litigation by the South Florida Legal Guide.

Elizabeth also served as a member and chairperson of Grievance Committee 11G of The Florida Bar and has served as a moderator and panelist on discussion panels relating to commercial litigation and professional responsibility issues.

Born and raised in Miami, Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, where she majored in Mathematics, and her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was managing editor of the University of Miami Law Review.  Elizabeth was President of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association and continues to serve the LAA as Chair of the annual Homecoming Golf Tournament.

  • University of Miami, J.D., summa cum laude, 1998
    • Managing Editor, University of Miami Law Review, 1997–1998
  • Georgetown University, B.S., 1992 (Major in Mathematics)
  • Chambers USA, Band 4, Litigation: General Commercial, 2024
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, 2022 – 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2020 – Present
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Litigation-Securities
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers, Professional Liability – Defense, Commercial Litigation, 2010 – present
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up and Comers, 2004 – 2009
  • Thomas Davison, III Memorial Service Award, presented by the University of Miami Law Alumni Association, 2013
  • Florida, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2000
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
  • Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers


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