Nicole Kruegel is a Partner in the law firm of Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa. As a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs, Nicole has arguably tried more medical malpractice cases in Florida than any other female attorney in her age bracket. Over the past nine years, Nicole’s impressive record of experience in the courtroom has yielded exceptional results in her cases involving delayed or misdiagnosed strokes as well as birth injuries.
“Great firm and great people, they handle tough cases and get results. What more can one ask for a Trial firm, oh yeah, client care. Well they excel there as well.”
Ms. Kruegel is an active member of the American Association for Justice and has traveled across the country helping the organization in its mission to promote a fair and effective justice system. She currently serves on several committees, including the Voter Protection Committee, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Law Schools Committee and is a former Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus.
Ms. Kruegel also plays an active role in the Florida Justice Association and has served on the Women’s Caucus Board of Directors since 2018. She has a passion for lobbying on behalf of her clients to ensure their constitutional rights are protected at both the state and federal level. She also serves as Sponsorship Director for the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, an organization committed promoting women in the local community.
Ms. Kruegel graduated in 2010 from Florida International University, magna cum laude, with a degree in English Literature and a Certificate in Law, Ethics, and Society. She was the recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
In 2012, Ms. Kruegel received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, magna cum laude. She graduated a full semester early, was on the Dean’s from 2011 through 2012, and was elected to The Order of the Coif. While in law school, she was the Admiral of the Maritime Law Society, the Articles and Comments Editor for the International and Comparative Law Review, a member of the Psychology, Public Policy, and Law Journal, and a competing member of the Trial Team.
Ms. Kruegel is admitted to practice in Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado. Ms. Kruegel has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as Top 40 Under 40 and by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. She is a member of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach County Justice Association, American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
In 2021, Ms. Kruegel worked remotely while she sailed 5,000 nautical miles with her family. She spoke about her journey at the AAJ Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus Leadership Summit in 2022.
Florida Bar, 2013
Tennessee Bar, 2020
Colorado Bar, 2021
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2013
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court, 2019
Florida International University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2010
University of Miami School of Law J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2012
Congratulations to DCY attorney Nicole Kruegel for her recent election to the Florida Justice Association Women’s Caucus Section Board of Directors.
The caucus consists of up to 16 member Board of Directors from across Florida. Since its inception in 1997, one of the primary objectives of the Women’s Caucus Section has been to promote women trial lawyers in all areas of the association.
DCY attorney Nicole Kruegel was recently elected as Sponsorship Director of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL). The election took place on May 19, 2022 at The Marriott in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa is pleased to announce all four Shareholders: Sean Domnick, Fred Cunningham, Jeanmarie Whalen, and Gregory M. Yaffa, were included in the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list.
DCY attorneys Nicole Kruegel, Chris Caproni and Michelle DeLong have been selected for the 2020 National Trial Lawyers – Civil Plaintiff: Top 40 under 40 list. Ms. Kruegel and Ms. DeLong are past recipients of this honor;
DCY shareholder Jeanmarie Whalen and attorney Nicole Kruegel spoke last week at the American Association for Justice Amped Up Virtual Event. This year, the annual convention looked a little different as it was held through using zoom, a virtual video platform, due to the impact of the coronavirus and the health risk physical conventions now hold.
DCY Attorney Nicole Kruegel will serve as the Chair of the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death CLE Committee for the Palm Beach County Bar Association. The mission of this committee is to provide continuous…
Attorney Nicole Kruegel lectured at the Palm Beach County Justice Association’s webinar on Wednesday, July 1st.
DCY attorney Nicole Kruegel was recently elected as the Secretary of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL).
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Domnick Cunningham & Yaffa attorneys Sean Domnick, Greg Yaffa and Nicole Kruegel lectured during the…
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Congratulations to DCY Partner Nicole Kruegel who was recently featured in an article published in Yachting magazine! Nicole is an avid sailor who sailed 5,000 nautical miles in 2021 while working remotely. The article highlights some of her adventures and is a reminder to us all to always pursue our dreams.