Kenneth M. Oliver

Equity Partner

overview

Ken Oliver began his career at Kubicki Draper in 1984, after graduation from law school. He practiced in the Miami office where he honed his courtroom skills, and in 1989, left Miami to open the Fort Lauderdale office. As the firm grew and expanded throughout the State, the need arose for an office in the Ft. Myers/Naples area, and in 2002, Ken moved to establish that office.

Ken is a seasoned trial lawyer who now devotes his practice to handling high exposure/catastrophic litigation. He has developed a reputation as a "go to" lawyer for clients with complex claims which require creative solutions to minimize exposure leading to favorable claim resolution or verdict. Mr. Oliver often accepts assignments prior to litigation and utilizes strategies that lead to early and efficient claim resolution and good faith claim handling practices.

In addition to his trial practice, Ken is a frequent lecturer and presents seminars to both clients and other practitioners on topics such as early claim resolution, general negligence, automobile negligence and good faith claim handling.

Ken has received an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • Nova Southeastern Law University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (J.D., 1984)
  • St. Thomas University, Miami, FL (B.S., 1981)
    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Bar

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Southwest Florida Chapter
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016 Attorney of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates Southwest Florida Chapter

Fraternities /  Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Martindale-Hubbell 
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Defense Strategies for Letters of Protection and Collateral Sources and Update on Insurance Disclosures", FCCI, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Mercury, 2016
  • "Material Misrepresentation & Low Limits", Assurance America, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", GEICO, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", FCCI, 2016
  • "Bad Faith Prevention", FDLA, 2016
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professional; Florida Case Law Update; Diminished Value", Star & Shield, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", Personable, 2016
  • "Alcohol, Cell Phones and The Law; Collateral Sources; Multiple Claimants - Low Limit Solutions", Progressive, 2016
  • "5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", MetLife, 2016
  • "Early Case Resolution, Mediation: Effective Preparation & Strategies and Multiple Claimants: Low Limit Solutions", Progressive, 2016
  • "Bad Faith Prevention: How to Tackle Multiple Claimant Scenarios and Other Claims Handling Issues and Staged Accidents" GEICO, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", GEICO, 2015
  • "Legal Documentation: Daubert Standard, Utilization of Motions & Production of Documents" Liberty Mutual, 2015
  • "Mock Mediation: Global Settlement", Infinity, 2015
  • "Premises Liability & Products Liability Update", The Travelers, 2015
  • "Bad Faith Avoidance and PIP Hot Topics", Personable, 2014
  • "Florida 5 Hour Law and Ethics Update", Star & Shield, 2014
  • "PIP Hot Topics", GEICO, 2014
  • "Liens & Set Offs, Alcohol, Cell Phones and The Law and Premises Liability" Liberty Mutual, 2014
  • "Case Law Updates & Proposals for Settlement (P&C)", Fall Claims Educational Seminar, FCCI, 2013
  • "Mock Mediation: Facts for Mediation & Negotiation Exercise", Infinity, 2013
  • "Indemnity and Construction Contracts", FCCI, 2013
  • "Multiple Claimant, Low Limits, PIP Changes & Early Case Resolution", USAA, 2013
  • "Negotiating Small Limits Claims & Significant Changes to the 2013 PIP Statute", Assurance America, 2013
  • "Changes to the PIP Statute" Assurance America, 2013
  • "Following the Bouncing Ball...Medicare Reporting, Liens and Set Aside's, Current Strategies for Handling at the Claim Level and in Litigation", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Liens and Set Offs", FCCI, 2012
  • "Construction Defects & Proposals for Settlement", The Travelers , 2012
  • "Construction Defects", Builders, 2012
  • "Evaluating and Defending DUI Claims", GEICO, 2011
  • "Liens and Set Offs, Early Case Resolutions & Proposals for Settlement", Gallagher Bassett, 2011
  • "Ethics for the Insurance Claims Professional", York, 2011
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations

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

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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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

1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 850
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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

Mobile

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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