Attorneys

Christian Cutillo

Associateccutillo@vlplaw.com

Christian is an associate in the Tallahassee office, with a practice that primarily pertains to representation of contractors, subcontractors, and sureties on Florida’s public construction sites. Although Christian’s passion is litigation, she also has transactional experience and has drafted a variety of contractual agreements, ranging from project subcontracts to joint venture agreements.

Christian originally hails from Orange City, Florida. She and her husband, Dr. Matthew Cutillo, are Florida State University alumni and enjoy cheering on the Seminoles with friends and family.


Relevant Experience and Representative Cases

  • Represented construction subcontractors in prosecuting claims for unpaid subcontract balances against contractors and payment bond sureties
  • Represented construction contractors in prosecuting performance bond claims
  • Represented property owners in defending claims by contractors
  • Represented contractors prosecuting claims for non-payment against property owners on private construction projects
  • Prepared numerous contractual agreements for a variety of construction project needs
  • Represented construction contractors in bid protest proceedings challenging government contract award decisions
  • Represented entities in the construction industry on a variety of tort claims, ranging from civil conspiracy to fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Represented construction contractors in resolving claims against design professionals (such as surveyors and engineers) for damages resulting from defective work
  • Defended sureties on payment and performance bond claims on a variety of construction projects
  • Represented numerous construction companies in a variety of contract and business disputes

Education

  • Florida State University (J.D., with honors, 2011)
    • President, Mock Trial
    • Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law (with highest honors)
  • Florida State University (B.S., 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, Middle District of Florida, Northern District of Florida

Publications

  • A Toxic Reciprocity: Examining the E-Waste Stream from the United States to China, Harvard Law and Policy Review (Online Edition) (2010)

Honor Awards

  • Honors
    • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2015

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Law
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
    • Construction Law Committee

Community Involvement

  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, 2014-2015 Special Events Chair
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, 2015-2016 Director of Programs
  • Council of Catholic Women, 2015-2017 Vice President