Alina Nowicki


Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets & IP

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About Alina Nowicki

Alina Nowicki, an associate with Meland Budwick, P.A., focuses her practice on business litigation and trade secrets litigation. She handles a broad range of business disputes, including breaches of contract, deceptive and unfair trade practices, and disputes adjacent to bankruptcy proceedings from inception through settlement or trial.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked as an associate with the Business Litigation Practice Group at Shutts & Bowen. Before that, she served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Robert N. Scola, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

Prior to law school, she worked at the American Civil Liberties Union National Headquarters in New York City in the Racial Justice Program, where she gained litigation experience. She also completed internships for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, the Department of Homeland Security at the Port of Miami, and the office of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Her professional and civic work includes serving as a member of the Junior League of Miami on the Donor Relations and Women Who Make a Difference Gala committees, Cuban American Bar Association, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Carrollton Alumni Lawyers Association and the Cafecito Network, an organization of Hispanic and Latina lawyers and law students.


  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2018
    • Scholars in Law Merit Award, Recipient
    • Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Executive Articles Editor (2017-2018), Staff Editor (2016-2017)
    • Program in International and Comparative Business Law, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany, Participant, Fall 2017
    • Public Service Advisory Board, Co-President, 2016-2017
    • Honors – Civil Rights, Community Justice, and Mediation Clinic, Spring 2017
    • Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta, Legal Fraternity
  • Davidson College, B.A., Anthropology, 2014
    • Interdisciplinary Minor in Ethnic Studies
    • Davidson in Shanghai Program at Fudan University, Participant, Fall 2012


Awards/ Recognition

  • The Best Lawyer in America, “Ones to Watch,” 2024


Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida



  • Junior League of Miami
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Carrollton Alumni Lawyers Association 
  • Cafecito Network



  • Spanish

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

Commercial Litigation, Trade Secrets & IP

Represented Florida cannabis company in trade secrets litigation in Florida’s Complex Business Litigation Division from inception of case to settlement.

Commercial Litigation

Represented real estate developer in an evidentiary hearing for an adversary proceeding in the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Court.

Commercial Litigation

Represented real estate developer in breach of contract litigation with regard to a purchase and sale agreement.

Trade Secrets & IP

Represented an agriculture company in breach of contract and trade secrets litigation against a former employee.