Cynthia Tunnicliff

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Cynthia Tunnicliff

Cynthia Tunnicliff concentrates her current practice on all aspects of administrative and appellate law including professional licensing issues, rule challenges, and public procurement. Tunnicliff routinely practices before the Office of Insurance Regulation, Department of Financial Services, Department of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Administration and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Her clients value her many years of experience working with governmental agencies and the relationships she has developed with senior level agency employees.

Tunnicliff regularly appears before the Division of Administrative Hearings contesting a variety of agency decisions. Although her appellate practice encompasses a wide range of civil matters, she has a particular emphasis on appeals from governmental agency decisions.

She has dedicated her free time to enhancing the judiciary and the legal profession. She served as a member of the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission and as chair of both the First District Court of Appeal and the Second Judicial Circuit Nominating Commissions. She also served two terms as chair of the Second Judicial Circuit Florida Bar Grievance Committee. She is a member of the Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar and served on the APA model rules committee.

Tunnicliff has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, which represents the highest level of professional excellence for ethical standards and legal ability. She has been named 'Legal Elite' by Florida Trend Magazine and 'Super Lawyer' by Law and Politics Magazine.

She has also devoted considerable time to her alma mater, Florida State University, having served as chair of the FSU Alumni Association Board and a member of both the FSU Foundation Board and the Board of Seminole Boosters.