Christopher M. Utrera



Christopher M. Utrera is an attorney practicing in the firm’s Miami office. He handles a wide variety of matters in the areas of construction law, commercial and business litigation, and complex tort litigation. As his main focus, Mr. Utrera’s construction law practice includes complex construction defect claims, contract drafting and negotiation, personal injury arising from construction site accidents, insurance and bond claims, and most other aspects of construction law. His clients include owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other professionals in the construction industry. Mr. Utrera also litigates complex tort and commercial matters stemming from professional liability, premises liability, products liability, automobile negligence, and contract disputes.

Mr. Utrera was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and earned his undergraduate degree from Florida International University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science., with a minor in International Relations. Following his undergraduate studies, Mr. Utrera earned his Juris Doctorate from Florida International University’s College of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Board of Advocates and selected to be a member of the Trial Team. He participated in the school’s Judicial Externship Program as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender’s Office, and was the recipient of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Ted Klein Memorial Scholarship.

Practice Areas


  • Florida International University College of Law, Miami, FL (J.D., 2009)
    Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Dade; Chapter's Ted Klien Memorial Scholarship Recipient
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL (B.A., 2006)


  • State of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2011


  • Certified Florida Bar Board Certified - Construction Law

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Construction Law Committee, Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Latin Builders Association


  • Spanish
  • The Florida Bar 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Subrogation", BUPA Latin America, 2012
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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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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Lafayette | Madison | Nassau | Saint Johns

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington

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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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


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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