Angela C. Flowers

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Angela Flowers is a Board Certified Appellate Lawyer engaged in a general appellate practice that encompasses all aspects of the firm's legal work. She represents individuals who are faced with defending against claims that are covered by an insurance policy, as well as representing individuals and businesses in private and commercial appellate litigation. She handles all varieties of appellate matters ranging from administrative to zoning issues. She is also an insurance coverage expert who analyzes and interprets insurance policies.

Angela is a past Chair of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section and the Appellate Practice Certification Committee. Angela frequently lectures and writes on legal issues. Her publications include “Mandamus,” Florida Appellate Practice, Chapter 12, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education (9th ed. Fla. Bar 2014); “Demystifying the Appellate Certification Process,” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section (Winter 2006); “Message from the Chair,” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section (Fall 2002, Winter 2003, Spring 2003); “Just what is a civil supersedeas bond and do I need one?” The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section (Fall 1999); "Identifying Insurance Coverage Issues in Employment Discrimination Claims," The Helix Journal, Vol. 5 (Autumn 1998); "Closing Argument: A Guide to Prevention and Preservation of Error," Trial Advocate Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 4 (October 1995); "Third District Court of Appeal," (Co-Author with R. Glazier), Chapter 18, Court Handbook for Dade County Lawyers (1991). In addition, Angela has served as an Instructor in Legal Research and Writing at the University of Miami School of Law and as an adjunct Professor for Advanced Legal Research and Writing at the St. Thomas University Law School.

As a pioneer in area of appellate practice, and one of the first Florida attorney’s board certified in the specialty, Angela has handled over 400 appeals and presented approximately 150 oral arguments.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1985)
    cum laude
    1984 - 1985, Moot Court Board, Vice-President; 1984 - 1985, University of Miami Law Review: Associate Editor
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.A., 1981)
    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2001

Certifications / Specialties

  • Appellate Practice Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1994
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section, 1993 - present
    • Chair 2002 - 2003
    • Officer 1999 - 2002
    • Executive Council 1995-1998, 2007 - present
    • Editor, The Record 1997 - 1998
    • Programs Committee, Chair 1995 - 1997
    • Leadership Committee, Chair 2004 - 2006
    • Pro Se Handbook Committee 2003, 2008 - 2009, 2014
    • Appellate Mentor, Pro Bono Committee 2011 - 2013
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2002 - 2008
    • Chair 2004-2005
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules Committee, 1995 - 2001, 2012 - 2015
  • The Florida Bar, Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, 2006 - 2010
    • Diversity Subcommittee
    • Accountability Subcommittee
    • Ex-Officio Member, 2010 - 2013
  • The Florida Bar, Council of Sections, 2001 - 2003
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 1992 - present
    • Board of Directors 1994 - 1999
    • Trial Advocacy Quarterly, Editorial Board 1992 - 2002
  • Defense Research Institute, 1997 - present
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, 2001] present
  • Marion County Bar Association, 2003 - present
  • Marion County Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2007 – present
  • Orange County Bar Association, 2007 - present
    • Appellate Committee, 2007 - present
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society 2007 - present
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court, Marion County, 2002-2003, 2008-2010, 2011-2012
  • Volunteer, Justice Teaching, Florida Supreme Court, 2006 - present

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer," Appellate Practice Area (2006 - 2016)
  • Listed "AV Preeminent" Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance, Corporate Counsel Magazine (2014)
  • Listed, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida's Legal Elite, Appellate Practice Area (2004, 2009, 2012)
  • "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale Hubbell
Presentations

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • Adjunct Professor, Advanced Legal Research and Writing, St. Thomas University Law School, 1991-1992
  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, University of Miami School of Law, 1986-1987
  • Speaker, "Contemporary Issues for the Appellate Practitioner", Third District Court of Appeal Seminar, 1995
  • Speaker, "Preserving Error, Trial Conduct and Other Appellate Issues, "Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Speaker, "Snowbird Syndrome: Wanting the Best of Both Worlds, Choice of Law Issues in Underinsured Motorist Coverage Disputes", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2007
  • Speaker, "Basic Ethical Considerations", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2008
  • Panelist, "Practice Before the 5th DCA", Appellate Practice Section Seminar, 2010
  • Speaker, "Adjuster Ethics: What Does It Really Mean and How Is It Used Against You?", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • Panelist, "Turning the Tables on Oral Argument: From the Bench to the Podium", 2011 Annual Education Program of the Florida Conference of District Court Appeal Judges
  • Speaker, "We've Got You Covered! Hot Topics in Florida Insurance Coverage Law", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • Speaker, "Ethics for the Claims Professionals", First Protective Insurance Seminar, 2012
  • Speaker, “Procedure and Preservation of Error,” Marion County Florida Association of
    Women Lawyers, 2013
  • Speaker, “Expert Witness Testimony Under New Florida Statute 90.702: Adoption of the Daubert Standard,” Marion County Bar Association Family Law Division, 2014
  • Speaker, "5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Farmers Insurance, 2014
  • “Uninsured Motorist Coverage – A Detailed Analysis”, Progressive, July 2016
Authorships

 Published Works

  • "Appellate Evaluations: The Next Frontier", FDCC, December 2015
  • "Mandamus", Florida Appellate Practice, Chapter 12, (9th ed. Fla. Bar 2014)
  • "Demystifying the Appellate Certification Process", The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section, Winter 2006
  • "Just What Is a Civil Supersedeas Bond and Do I Need One?" The Record, Florida Bar Journal Appellate Practice Section, Fall, 1999
  • "Identifying Insurance Coverage Issues in Employment Discrimination Claims," The Helix
    Journal, Vol. 5, Autumn, 1998
  • "Closing Argument: A Guide to Prevention and Preservation of Error," Trial Advocate Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 4, October, 1995
  • "Third District Court of Appeal," (Co-Author with R. Glazier), Chapter 18, Court Handbook for Dade County Lawyers, 1991
Experience

Past Employment Positions

  • 1985 - 1987, Hon. Alan R. Schwartz, Florida 3rd D.C.A, Law Clerk
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