Karina I. Perez



Karina Perez is an aggressive litigator who maintains a diverse civil defense practice including first party coverage claims, catastrophic workplace accidents, contracts and commercial disputes, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents. Karina is also experienced in federal practice having litigated in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

When it comes to her clients, Karina is known to be very responsive and has the ability to think outside-the-box to meet each clients' unique needs. Karina works with each client to identify their litigation goals and how best to achieve those goals as a team while understanding the associated risks and costs.

Before joining Kubicki Draper, Karina graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana with a bachelor's degree in business law and minor in French language. She continued her education at Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law, graduating Cum Laude. In law school, Karina was awarded a national honor for excellence in oral advocacy that has proven true in her practice at Kubicki Draper. Karina has successfully argued numerous complex trial motions and obtained favorable verdicts at trial.

Practice Areas


  • Loyola University, New Orleans, LA (J.D., 2010)
    cum laude
    Trial Advocacy National Competition Team
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (B.S.M., 2007)
    Dean's List


  • State of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2013


  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper, First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member
  • West Coast Claims Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Order of the Barristers

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • "Alcohol, Cell Phones & The Law", West Coast Claims Association, 2016
  • "Property Damage from High Winds", CNA, 2016
  • "Presumption of Negligence", Allstate, 2016
  • "Who, What, Where and How to Handle Wind and Water Damage", Kubicki Draper First Party Property Seminar, 2016
  • Corporate Representative Depositions, 2015 Appellate Decisions & Transferring Risk in Construction Defects Cases", FIGA, 2015
  • "Florida 5-HR Law and Ethics Update", Rimkus, June 2015
  • "Defending Against Fraud: Pre-Suit Investigations", FIFEC, June 2015
  • "We have Fraud, Can we Prove it?", West Coast Claims Association, March 2015
  • "Summary Judgment: Strategies in Premises Liability Cases", West Coast Claims Association, March 2013
  • "Premises Liability: Desperately Seeking Summary Judgment" West Coast Claims Association, March 2012


  • How The Florida Supreme Court May Have Increased Exposure in Medicare Beneficiary Cases, Kubicki Draper, Quarterly, Winter 2016
  • Recovering Attorney's Fees and Costs in Federal Court. Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Summer 2012
  • Calculating Entitlement to Setoffs; Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Spring 2012
  • Florida’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act; Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Summer 2011
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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

1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 850
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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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Our Firm


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.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat... Literally!

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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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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and key points in the Southeast, we've litigated in every nook, and represented every cranny. Our wide coverage allows us to offer defense unlike any other firm in the State of Florida and the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

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