Joseph W. Carey



As a litigation attorney, Joseph Carey has a reputation as an aggressive litigator with extensive experience in complex litigation in several areas of the law including personal injury, underinsured/uninsured motorist claims, first party coverage claims, complex SIU and PIP litigation, premises liability, professional liability, construction defects, medical & healthcare malpractice, commercial/corporate disputes and products liability. He also has extensive experience conducing Examinations Under Oath and has served as a fee expert.

Joseph was born in Buffalo, New York but has resided in Florida for the past 19 years. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in 1993 from Canisius College and his MBA in 1994, also from Canisius College. Joseph obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1997.

Joseph is certified through the State of Florida as an CEU instructor and performs seminars on various Insurance Defense matters including Advanced SIU Investigations, Homeowners Insurance Fraud, Negotiation and Settlement, Filing a Proposal for Settlement, Fraud in the Medical Records, Personal Injury Protection law, Fraud/Special Investigation, Bad Faith, Resolution of Low Limit Multi-Party Claims and Personal Injury Protection.

Joseph is very active in the community and has participated in many charitable events such as Habitat for Humanities, Toys for Tots, American Cancer Society and Make a Wish Foundation. Joseph also served as the President of the Coconut Grove Jaycees in 2004 and served as Metro Legal Counsel for the U.S. Metro Jaycees in 2003 (serving as legal counsel for all large city chapters in the United States).

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1997)
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, NY (M.B.A., 1994)
  • Canisius College, Buffalo, NY (B.A., 1993)


  • State of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Farmers, 2017
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Acceptance, 2017
  • "Florida Health Care Clinic Act, Fla. Stat. 400.990-400.995", Assurance America, 2017
  • "Material Misrepresentation - Meet the Millers", Allstate, 2016
  • "Material Misrepresentation", Assurance America, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", USAA, 2016
  • "Florida IME PIP Statute", Infinity, 2016
  • "Presumption of Negligence", Allstate, 2016
  • "PIP Hot Topics and Trends", Progressive, 2016
  • "Daubert vs. Frye Debate", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2016
  • "War, What It Is It Good For (Other Than Attorney's Fees)", Kubicki Draper Earth, Wind and Fire: Music of Property Claims, First Party Conference, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", National General, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", MetLife, 2016
  • "Claims Management Challenges & Settlement Strategies", Allstate, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Gainsco, 2016
  • "Corporate Representative Deposition", Assurance America, 2016
  • "Corporate Representative Deposition", Gainsco, 2015
  • "Medical Coding", Mercury, 2015
  • "Corporate Representative Deposition - Understanding Scope of 1.310(B)(6)", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2015
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professional and Material Misrepresentation", Personable, 2015
  • "Ethics, Property Damage, PIP Update & Alcohol/Cell Phone Dangers", Assurance America, 2015
  • "Ethics, Property Damage, PIP Update & Alcohol/Cell Phone Dangers", MetLife, 2015
  • "Collateral Sources, Set Offs and Liens & EUO's", USAA, 2014
  • "PIP IME, Exhausting Benefits and Fraud", Safeco, 2014
  • "The Future of PIP", Kubicki Draper PIP/SIU Conference, 2013
  • "SIU: Tips and Tactics", Windhaven, 2013
  • "Adjuster/SIU Deposition Strategy", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2013
  • "Effect of the new 2013 PIP Statute of Fraud/SIU", PIP Seminar 2012
  • "Homeowner Insurance Fraud Investigations", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2012
  • "Medical Coding - PIP", NARS, 2011
  • "Ethics for the Insurance Claims Professional", York Group, 2011
  • "Examinations Under Oath not Just Another Deposition and Litigation Fraud and Counterclaims", Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2011
  • "Investigative Tools for Defending Staged Accidents and Medical Billing Fraud", GEICO, 2011
  • "Emerging Issues and Case Law Update in Florida PIP Litigation", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "PIP Hot Topics: A Guide to Florida PIP Law and Trends", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2007
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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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Tampa Office

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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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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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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