Leena Phaguda is a double gator who earned her undergraduate and law school degrees at the University of Florida, graduating with honors. During law school, Leena interned at the Office of United States Congressman Jerrold Nadler of New York, with in-house counsel at Adventist Health Systems, and clerked for Judge Lammens of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Immediately after graduating law school, Leena began her practice in complex, contested family and civil litigation and brought this experience with her to the area of construction law. Leena’s practice now includes all aspects of commercial and civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction litigation, community association law, subrogation claims, insurance defense litigation, and insurance coverage disputes.
Leena was born in California but spent her childhood and high school years in Uganda, East Africa, graduating from the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at the International School of Uganda. As such, Leena is an avid world traveler who enjoys visiting family and friends who are spread out across numerous countries. Leena also enjoys playing tennis and is a keen equestrian polo player.