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Kristina Puente

Associate
kpuente@haber.law
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Phone: 305.379.2400
Fax: 305.379.1106

251 NW 23rd St
Miami, Florida 33127

Ms. Puente concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law and complex business and commercial litigation. Ms. Puente has experience representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in state and federal construction disputes, arbitration and bid protests. In addition, Ms. Puente has represented business entities in contractual and tort-based claims. Ms. Puente is a Miami native of Cuban and Filipino descent.

Education

J.D., cum laude, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 2013

  • Journal of Transnational Law & Policy, Articles & Notes Editor
  • Certificate in International Law, with honors
  • Scholarships: Soloway Scholarship, Knowles & Randolph Endowed Scholarship, Sandra Barr Scholarship
  • Founding Member &Vice President, Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • Mentor-Mentee Program, Cuban American Bar Association
  • Negotiation Team, Dispute Resolution Society

Florida State University Summer Program in Law at Oxford, Oxford, England, Summer, 2011

B.A., magna cum laude, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2010

  • Successfully completed Honors Sociology Thesis
  • Honors: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Valedictorian and Four-Year Scholar; President’s Honor Roll; Anderson Scholar
  • Golden Key International Honor Society

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida, 2013
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Member Since 2013

The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class IV Fellow, 2016–2017

The Florida Bar Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee, Member, 2017–2020
Mission and Vision Working Group; Gender Bias Working Group

Languages
  • Spanish