Professional Experience

Ms. Popova is originally from Sofia, Bulgaria.  She graduated from Baylor University where she earned both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance.  She was a concert pianist and a teacher in Asuncion, Paraguay; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia;, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.  For approximately eleven years, she travelled extensively throughout the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia prior to settling in Miami where in 2012, she earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law.  While in law school, Ms. Popova was a Student Ambassador and a member of the Society of Bar and Gavel.  In 2011, Ms. Popova served as an intern to Justice Peggy A. Quince of the Florida Supreme Court. Ms. Popova also served as a law clerk at the Miami-Dade County School Board Attorney’s Office.  As an attorney, Ms. Popova has gained significant experience in the areas of corporate defense and insurance defense, handling cases involving products liability, negligent security, complex commercial litigation, employment law, personal injury including traumatic brain injury, and wrongful death.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute

Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Negligence Security
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Complex Commercial Litigation

Education

JD, University of Miami, cum laude, 2012

  • Book Award Legal Research and Writing, 2010
  • CALI Award of Excellence in Professional Responsibility and Ethics
  • Dean’s List, 2011
  • Student Ambassador
  • 1L Representative to the Dade County Student Bar Association
  • Summer Associate Research Program for the Anti-Defamation League, 2011

MM, Baylor University, 1998

  • 4.0 GPA
  • Recipient of Full Academic Scholarship
  • Recipient of Academic Assistantship in Piano Pedagogy
  • Member, Pi Kappa Lambda

BM, Baylor University, 1996

  • Top One Hundred Freshmen
  • Recipient of Music Achievement and Academic Scholarships
  • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta