Michelle M. Krone

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Michelle Krone is the Co-Chair of Kubicki Draper's Construction Practice Group and has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law since 2005. Ms. Krone practices exclusively in the area of construction, including litigation and transactional work where she has represented general contractors, subcontractor and design professionals in a variety of complex construction lawsuits, including pre suit and 558 phases, products liability issues, disciplinary matters and negotiation of contracts on behalf of the general contractor including multi million dollar multi family condominium projects, hotel and sports arena projects, including the recent renovation project at the Tampa Bay Bucs Stadium. The various design professionals and specialty contractors Ms. Krone has represented includes excavation and site work, electrical, masonry, window, stucco, roofing, hvac, architects, structural and civil engineers.

Ms. Krone has participated in multi-party arbitrations and mediations and has lectured at continuing education seminars related to construction matters. Ms. Krone is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (B.A. 1996) and St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. 1999).

 

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Credentials

Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL (J.D., 1999)
    Book Award in Torts; Dean's List
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (B.A., 1996)
    President's List; Dean's List

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2009

Certification/Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - Construction Law
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member of the Construction Committee and Member of the Diversity Committee
  • Florida Bar Real Property Section
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Women's Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA), Southeast Regional Associate
  • Habitat for Humanity, Lee County
  • IRMI, Member
  • Cape Coral Building Industry Association, Member

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Featured in Gulfshore Business Magazine, February 2010
  • "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • The Florida Bar 
Presentations

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • "The Key Ingredients for a Proper Assessment, Strong Defense and Favorable Resolution of a Construction Defect Case", Mid-Continent Insurance, 2015
  • “Indemnity Clauses in Construction", Builders Insurance, 2015
  • "Utilization of Motions and Construction Defects", Westfield Insurance, 2013
  • "Uns and Construction Defects", Mid-Continent Insurance, 2013
  • "Maximizing your Dtilization of Motioefense by Strategic Utilization of Motions from Start to Finish of
    your Case", Travelers Insurance, August, 2013
  • "Construction Defects & Proposals for Settlements", Travelers Insurance, April 2012
  • "Construction Defects", Builders Insurance Seminar, April, 2012
  • "Handling Construction Claims, Notice through Mediation" Construction Presentation at Willis Risk Management Conference in Dallas, TX, 2011
  • "Construction: Chinese Drywall, Preclusion of "Stigma", Damages In Construction Defect Cases and a Sampling of Florida "Additional Insured" Cases", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Seminar, 2010
  • "Construction: Complex Construction Defect Litigation", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Seminar, 2009
  • "Evaluation of Construction Defect Claims" & "Choices, Choices, Choices: Types of Experts and Testing Utilized in Construction Defect Cases", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Seminar, 2008
  • "How to Make Chapter 558 Work for Your Case: Construction Defect and Right to Cure", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Seminar, 2007
Authorships

Published Works

  • "Make it work: Using Joint Defense Agreements Effectively and Efficiently" (co-author), Litigation Management Magazine, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Fall 2015.
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