Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice. In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on a dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 90 attorneys and 175 support staff working out of offices in Miami, Key West, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm, Ft. Myers, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Ocala, Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola making the firm one of only a handful that offers clients complete coverage of Florida and, more recently, the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
Today, the values upon which the firm was founded remain the same. Each member of the firm is bound by a common commitment to uphold the highest ethical, technical and professional standards of practice in the field of legal advocacy. These expectations have resulted in a reputation for fearlessness and an unassailable track record of results. Our list of clients has grown in response to this reputation and because of our focus on cost-effectiveness and proactive client service.
Kubicki Draper offers its clients something unique. Most defense firms have good litigators who provide clients with good service. This is expected. We do the same. Being a good litigator basically means filing all of the right pleadings, appropriately handling discovery along with performing other general legal services expected of an attorney. We differ in that our attorneys are not only good litigators, they are excellent trial lawyers. Our attorneys are skilled and at ease in front of juries and judges in all state, federal and administrative legal forums. The firm's clients, along with other lawyers, judges and the Florida legal community at large, recognize the distinction between a trial lawyer and a mere 'litigator.' Truly effective advocacy necessarily begins with a willingness and know-how to take a case through a jury-trial or appeal. Only a lawyer with experience in going the distance can properly advise a client the true risks, pros or cons of putting an individual case to trial. This knowledge also permits a trial attorney to maintain a focus on the essential aspects of any case, and not waste efforts on irrelevant tasks that do nothing to move a case forward correctly and efficiently. Accordingly, a trial lawyer can be more effective in crafting cost-effective and expedient resolutions in matters, even when trial is unnecessary. Our lawyers and clients know that effective trial advocacy based on experience is measurably focused and efficient.
Our clients also know that hiring Kubicki Draper results in an added value that is impossible to measure. Because our opponents know that our attorneys will be effective in front of a judge or jury, they often make that a very real factor in the value perception of their own case. This often saves our clients untold additional litigation time and expenses. In this way, the added value of Kubicki Draper's reputation alone serves our clients in ways that can never be quantified.
Our lawyers are competitive and tireless advocates for our clients, especially because they know return clients are the life blood of any law firm. Kubicki Draper ensures client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service issues. We are aware that many clients maintain reporting and budgetary requirements and expect them to be submitted timely and in a proper format. The firm maintains a system of internal checks and balances designed to ensure that all requirements relating to reporting are satisfied. Additionally, we like to make certain our clients are in the know, so our attorneys often present seminars. These seminars are validated and approved for Florida licensing credits and cover a vast array of topics. Our lawyers are also frequent lecturers in seminars presented by the Florida Bar and other national, statewide, and local professional organizations. They are always available to visit with individual clients to provide such services in-house.