Michelle T.Della Guardia


Miami + 1.305.714.9732

Michelle Della Guardia's practice focuses on complex civil litigation and product liability defense in state and federal courts. She has experience in many aspects of discovery, trial preparation, and trial practice, including taking and defending depositions, motion practice, oral argument, witness preparation, and trial strategy development.

Michelle is currently involved in Jones Day's defense of smoking and health lawsuits brought against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. She has been a member of multiple trial teams in cases tried to verdict.


  • R.J. Reynolds wins second complete defense verdict in Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuitOn December 20, 2019, following three weeks of trial, a jury in state court in Boston, Massachusetts returned a complete defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, in a wrongful death case.
  • Businesswoman arbitrates breach of shareholder's agreement claims at ICCJones Day represented a businesswoman and philanthropist seeking injunctive and monetary relief through arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) related to the breach of the shareholder's agreement for a company with operations in 17 countries in Latin America.
  • Investment Corporation of Palm Beach appeals denial of license to conduct slots machine gamingJones Day is representing the Investment Corporation of Palm Beach in its appeal of a decision by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to deny the company a license to conduct slots machine gaming.
  • Speedpay defends putative class action lawsuit over processing feesJones Day represented Speedpay, Inc. in a putative class action lawsuit in which plaintiffs alleged that Speedpay violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act by adding surcharges to utility payments the company collected through its telephone payment system on behalf of an electrical utility company.
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