About Nicole Kruegel

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.

  • The Florida Bar
    • Diversity Committee (2018 )
    • Admiralty Law Committee (2014)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    • Sponsorship Director (2022-2023)
    • Secretary, Palm Beach Chapter (2020-2021)
    • Sponsorship Director (2018-2019)
    • Chair, Mentoring Committee, Palm Beach Chapter (2017-2018)
    • Legislative Committee and Informed Voters Project Committee (2016-2017)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
    • Public Affairs Committee (2022-2025)
    • Public Education Committee (2022-2025)
    • Litigating and Leading Through Crisis CLE Committee (2020)
    • Membership Co-Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus (2021-2022)
    • Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Leadership Summit Committee (2019-2020)
    • Voter Protection Committee (2021-2023)
    • Committee on the Judiciary (2021-2023)
    • Trial Lawyers Care (2021-2023)
    • Law Schools Committee (2022-2023)
  • Florida Justice Association
    • Board of Director, Women’s Caucus (2020-2023)
    • At Large Director, Women’s Caucus (2018-2020)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Chair, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death CLE Committee (2020)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 – Civil Plaintiff (2018-Present)
  • Palm Beach Illustrated “Top Lawyer” (2022)
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2017-2018, 2020-2022)
  • Lecturer: “Overcoming Fear to Chart Your Own Course,” AAJ Women’s Trial Lawyer Caucus Leadership Summit (2022)
  • Lecturer: “Technology and the Use of Exhibits in Remote Depositions,” Palm Beach County Justice Association Webinar (2020)
  • Lecturer: “Tactics to Use in Virtual Mediation & Settlement,” AAJ Amped Up (2020)
  • Lecturer: “Technology and Use of Exhibits in Remote Depositions,” Palm Beach County Justice Association (2020)
  • Lecturer: “Audit Trails: Who Put What in The Record and When Did They Do It?” DCY Hospital Liability Seminar (2019)
  • Lecturer: “Medical records retrieval and review,” Palm Beach County Justice Association Business of Law Seminar (2018)
  • “Understaffing in Florida Nursing Homes: The Case for Punitive Damages,” Briefings, Vol. 17, Issue 2 (2015)

“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.”

  • Ed N.

The Legal Journey

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.

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