Brad J. McCormick

Equity Partner, President, Executive Board Member

overview

Brad McCormick is an Equity Partner, a member of the Executive Board, and serves as President of the firm. In his capacity as President, Brad is responsible for all client-related issues, including case assignments, conflict checks, rate agreements, audits and compliance with client guidelines.

Since joining Kubicki Draper in 1992, Brad has successfully litigated a large volume of cases with significant financial exposure. He has experience defending Fortune 500 Companies, product manufacturers, general contractors, design professionals and developers, and has successfully taken over 40 cases to trial. Brad's extensive experience and knowledge in both liability and insurance issues enables him to excel in the handling of complex claims and develop appropriate strategies for a quick and successful resolution.

Brad is "AV Preeminent" rated by Martindale-Hubbell; he has been named a "Florida Super Lawyer" on several occasions by Law and Politics Magazine; and he was recognized in Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's "Legal Elite." Over his career, Brad has served as a lecturer for corporations and insurance companies throughout the United States, and has been frequently appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem and as a Florida Bar Arbitrator/Chair Person in fee hearings.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL (J.D., 1993)
  • Columbia University, New York, NY (B.A., 1990)

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1994

Certifications/Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida
  • The Florida Bar, Fee Arbitrator

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Managing Partners, Chair (Present)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Regional Chair
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • MC Consultant's 8th Annual East Region CD Conference, Advisory Board Director

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Featured in the South Florida Business Journal Power Leaders in the Law, June 2017
  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer" in Civil Litigation Defense Practice, Law and Politics Magazine (2007, 2009 - 2017)
  • Selected as "Best Lawyers" in America, Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers Magazine (2017)
  • Featured in the South Florida Business Journal Power Leaders: Law & Accounting (May 2016)
  • Selected as "Best Lawyers" in America, Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers Magazine (2016)
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer", South Florida Legal Guide, Insurance Litigation (2015 - 2016)
  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine, Business Edition (2011)
  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers Magazine, Corporate Counsel Edition (2010)
  • Listed, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida's Legal Elite, (2007) Civil Trial Practice Area
  • "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Sigma Chi
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "SIU: Tips and Tactics", Gainsco, 2017
  • "Ideas for the Future: The Corporate and Insurance Client Relationship”,  Claims Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), 2017
  • "Assignment of Benefits", Lloyds of London, 2016
  • "Proposals for Settlement", Maxum Specialty, 2016
  • "Appellate Overview & Early Case Resolution", FIGA, 2015
  • "Bad Faith Avoidance", United Fire Group, 2014
  • "5-Hour Law & Ethics Update", Farmers, 2014
  • "Bad Faith: Top Ten Pitfalls", Gainsco, 2014
  • "Florida 5 - Hour Law and Ethics Update", Gallagher Bassett, 2014
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professional", Occidental, 2014
  • "PIP Hot Topics and Fraudulent Frames", Imperial Fire & Casualty Claims, 2014
  • Panel Moderator, "Winning or Losing? – Choosing and Retaining the Right Expert Consultants", MC Consultants 8th Annual East Region Construction Litigation and Insurance Coverage Conference, 2014
  • "Swimming Pool Liability, Premises Liability 2014 Update & FL Condo Law:1st and 3rd Party Claims", CJW, 2014
  • "PIP IME's, Exhausting Benefits and Fraud", Safeco, 2014
  • "Liens & Set Offs, Alcohol, Cell Phones and The Law and Premises Liability", Liberty Mutual, 2014
  • "Spreading the Misery: Indemnity Clauses in Construction" MidContinent, 2013
  • "Utilization of Motions, Production of Documents and Proposals for Settlements", Gainsco, 2013
  • "Proposals for Settlements", Westfield, 2013
  • "Construction Defects, Insurance Coverage Basics, The Slavin Rule and Motion to Dismiss an Amended Complaint", Nationwide, 2013
  • "Here's a Notion - File a Motion: Maximizing Your Defense by Strategic Utilization of Motions from Start to Finish of Your Case", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Construction Defects", Builders, 2012
  • "Premises Liability and Case Law Update", Travelers , 2011
  • "Adjuster Ethics, Bad Faith & Florida Case Law Update", CJW, 2011
  • "Liens and Set Offs" Liberty Mutual, 2011
  • "Bad Faith - Fabric Restoration", Citizens, 2011
  • "Top Ten - Bad Faith Pitfalls to Avoid in Florida", CJW, 2011
  • "Non - Party Subpoenas", Hartford, 2011
  • "Negotiating Strategies", Assurance America, 2011
Authorships

Published Works

  • "Claims Handling Resource Guide for Florida" (co-author), Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), 2013.
  • "The Inclusion Breakthrough -- Moving Beyond Diversity and Cultural Awareness", Litigation Management Magazine, Fall 2013.
  • Overview
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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships

locations

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 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 Office

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

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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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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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 100 attorneys.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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