Nina Burgos | Attorney Journey


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Nina is an Associate Partner at Dabdoub Law Firm, a Miami-based plaintiff’s disability insurance and ERISA law firm. 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. Nina represents clients nationwide through the entire process: from filing an initial claim to appealing disability denials to litigating benefits in federal and state courts. 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 Trigeminal neuropathy, Myasthenia Gravis, Chronic Migraines, ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Back Pain, and Parkinson’s Disease to name a few.

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 and danced professionally in local companies. 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. She serves as a mentor for business and law students as well as recent graduates. Nina is proud to have returned to her alma mater, serving as an adjunct professor of legal writing at FIU Law.

If you or someone you know has a disability claim, or is thinking about filing for disability, contact Nina’s firm at 1-888-812-0393 or visit

Social media handles: Facebook: Geannina Burgos Instagram: @geanninaburgos Twitter: @geanninaburgos

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