Kristen Lake Cardoso is a litigation attorney focusing on complex commercial cases and consumer class actions. She has gained valuable experience representing individuals and businesses in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels in a variety of litigation matters, including contractual claims, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, professional liability, real estate claims, enforcement of non-compete agreements, trade secret infringement, shareholder disputes, deceptive trade practices, other business torts, as well as consumer protection statutes.
Mrs. Cardoso’s class action cases have involved, amongst other things, data breaches, violations of state consumer protection statutes, and breaches of contract. Mrs. Cardoso has represented students seeking reimbursements of tuition, room and board, and other fees paid to their colleges and universities for in-person education, housing, meals, and other services not provided when campuses closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ms. Cardoso has also represented consumers seeking recovery of gambling losses from tech companies that profit from illegal gambling games offered, sold, and distributed on their platforms.
Mrs. Cardoso is admitted to practice law in Florida and California, as well as in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Central District of California. Mrs. Cardoso attended the University of Florida, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, cum laude. She received her law degree from Nova Southeastern University, magna cum laude. While in law school, Mrs. Cardoso served as an Articles Editor for the Nova Law Review, was on the Dean’s List, and was the recipient of a scholarship granted by the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association for her academic achievements. When not practicing law, Mrs. Cardoso serves as a volunteer at Saint David Catholic School. She has also served on various committees with the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale geared towards improving the local community through leadership and volunteering.