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Born in Chile and raised in Miami, Florida, Geannina (Nina) Burgos is a first-generation lawyer. She has dedicated her entire legal career to representing those who are entitled to disability benefits from insurance companies.

Why Disability Law?

Without even realizing it, this area of the law was a natural path for Nina. Disability hits close to home. Her father-in-law was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis over thirty years ago when he was just 28 years old and had three young children.

His career and life, as he knew it, was drastically changed. Nina heard of the difficulties—medically, financially, and emotionally—the family went through fighting for his disability benefits.

When the opportunity arose to represent individuals in similar situations after graduating from law school, Nina did not hesitate to join the fight.

Her Practice

Nina represents her clients through the entire process: from filing an initial claim to appealing disability denials to litigating benefits in federal and state courts.

She represents clients nationwide.

While majority of the cases that Nina handles fall under a federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), she also handles individual disability claims governed by state law.

Because her legal career has focused on one area of the law, Nina has significant experience handling just about any disability issue. She has represented clients with disability claims with every major disability insurance company in the United States, and she has acquired extensive knowledge on many medical conditions, including:

Education & Background

Nina is a classically trained ballet, modern, and flamenco dancer. Before going to law school, she managed a multi-site nonprofit arts education organization for several years.

Nina holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications and a MBA in Entrepreneurship.

A graduate of Florida International College of Law’s evening program, Nina received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Mediation—the highest honor for the course. During her studies she served as the vice-president of FIU Law’s Women’s Law Society and had a summer judicial clerkship under the Honorable Judge Barbara Lagoa in the Third District Court of Appeal.

As a participant in FIU Law’s Community Development Clinic, she provided legal guidance to local South Florida small businesses and non-profit organizations. Several organizations awarded Nina academic fellowships during law school including Young Lawyers’ Division of the Florida Bar, the American Society of Public Administrators, the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Ruden McClosky Foundation.

Nina is an active member of the non-profit arts community, sitting on the boards of multiple culture-driven organizations and has volunteered as a grant panelist for several cultural funding institutions. Nina is proud to have returned to her alma mater, serving as an adjunct professor of legal writing at FIU Law.


  • Clients' Choice Award – Avvo, 2017 - 2022
  • Selected to Rising Stars list, 2021 - 2022
  • Selected to Super Lawyers list, 2020 - 2023
  • Super Lawyers 2020-2022
    Super Lawyers 2020-2022
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2017
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2017
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2018
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2018
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2019
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2019
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2020
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2020
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2021
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2021
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2022
    Avvo Clients' Choice 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021-2022
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2021-2022
  • Super Lawyers 2023
    Super Lawyers 2023

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    They have stood up and represented me when I needed it most.

    - Chaleigha

    Knowledge and persistence were key.

    - Brian

    I will, without question, always recommend the Dabdoub Law Firm to anyone needing disability experts!

    - Cindy

    Trustworthy, knowledgeable, attentive.

    - Betty

    I instantly felt like I finally had someone on my side.

    - Anonymous

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