Anthony G. Atala

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Anthony Atala focuses his practice on the defense of personal injury cases, Personal Injury Protection (including Special Investigations matters), Fraud Affirmative Actions, Examinations Under Oath, Property and Homeowner’s claims. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. He then attended law school at Florida A&M University – College of Law in Orlando, Florida. During his time in law school, Anthony served as a member of the Student Bar Association, the governing branch of the Law School. Anthony was actively involved in the Hispanic Bar Association and volunteered with the Legal Aid Society in the Guardian Ad Litem program representing children and teenagers who were in the custody of the State. Simultaneously, he was a representative for Lexis Nexis legal software, as well as a Graduate Assistant for Associate Professor Rhoda Pierre Cato, a former City of Houston Municipal Judge.

After law school, Anthony opened his own law firm in Central Florida practicing in the areas of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Real Estate, and Family Law. Since relocating to South Florida, Anthony joined well-known South Florida insurance defense firms, where he focused on Personal Injury Protection, Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, and in the prosecution of civil fraud claims on behalf of some of the nation’s largest automobile insurance carriers. He worked alongside the Division of Insurance Fraud and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in many claims that lead to the criminal prosecution of fraudulent insurance claims. Anthony has taken many depositions and examinations under oath that have lead to great results and outcomes to many of his clients. He is well respected in the field, and is often retained to represent clients in fraudulent claims, global settlements and mediations, as well as provide advisory opinions as to policy language and litigation strategies for insurance companies.

In addition to his license to practice law, Anthony is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida. He previously worked managing a title company and has knowledge on real estate and title related matters.

Anthony is originally from Miami, Florida, and is a first-generation American. He volunteers in his free time working with High School students as a Youth Minister and routinely serves as a Judge or Juror at trials and oral arguments for Broward County Public Schools and Nova University Law School.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, FL (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.A., 2005)
    Honors: National Merit Scholar

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012

Certifications/Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships  

  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC)
  • Medical Claims Defense Network (MCDN)
  • Claim and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Miami Realtor's Association
  • Florida Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Languages

  • Spanish
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Social Media, Technology, and its Utilization in the Evaluation of Insurance Claims", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2017
  • "SIU: Tips and Tactics", Gainsco, 2017
  • "Effective Mediation Preparation and Strategies", Gainsco, 2016
  • "Material Misrepresentation Update", Assurance America, 2016 
  • "Daubert vs. Frye Debate", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2016
  • "Clean Up Woman: Understanding Fire Damage Mitigation", Kubicki Draper Earth, Wind and Fire: The Music of Property Claims, First Party Claims Conference, 2016
  • "Florida 5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update", National General, 2016
  • "Florida 5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update", Farmers, 2016
  • "Florida 5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update", Gainsco, 2016
  • “Corporate Representative Depositions", Assurance America, 2016
  • “Corporate Representative Depositions", Gainsco, 2015
  • “Medical Coding”, Mercury, 2015
  • “Material Misrepresentation", Assurance America, 2015
  • "Corporate Representative Depositions - Understanding Scope of 1.310(B)(6)", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2015
  • “Material Misrepresentation, Gainsco, 2015
  • "Material Misrepresentation", Allstate, 2015
  • "Material Misrepresentation", National General, 2015
  • "Florida 5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update", Farmers, 2015
  • “Defense of Material Misrepresentation Claims", IASIU - South Florida Chapter, 2015
  • "Bad Faith: Top Ten Pitfalls", Gainsco, 2014
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", United Automobile, 2014
  • "PIP Hot Topics", Gainsco, 2014
Experience

Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Minister - St. Martha Catholic Church (2012-2014)
  • Youth Minister - St. Patrick Catholic Church (2011)
  • Judge/ Juror - Broward County Public Schools' Mock Trial (2011 and 2012)
  • Judge - Nova Southeastern University - Oral Arguments
  • Overview
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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Experience

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Miami

Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Tampa

Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Ocala

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Pensacola

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Mobile

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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