Nicole M. Ellis



Nicole M. Ellis has significant experience in the evaluation and execution of various cases and disputes. Her background includes the successful litigation of both criminal and civil matters, including the handling of over 20 trials.  She has defended clients on a wide variety of litigation matters including General Liability, Products Liability, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Construction Accidents and Defect, Toxic Tort, Malicious Prosecution, False Arrest/False Imprisonment, Breach of Contract, Declaratory Actions, Coverage Issues and First Party defense. Her prior work as an Assistant State Attorney has proved to be especially useful when defending insurance companies against an insured suspected of committing misrepresentation and/or fraud. Nicole has a reputation for detailed analysis in the evaluation and defense of complex litigation matters, varying from construction accident and defect cases to insurance coverage issues.

As an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, Nicole built a reputation for her thorough and aggressive approach to case investigation, preparation and conducting of discovery. During her tenure, Nicole also trained and supervised the office’s newest attorneys as a County Training Attorney for the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Crimes Unit.

Prior to attending law school, Nicole worked in the news and entertainment industries, focusing on marketing and production. She carried out college marketing campaigns for Atlantic Records, worked the news desk for Fox News Chicago, was a weekend producer for WGN Radio, and was an associate producer for The Jerry Springer Show.

Practice Areas


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL (J.D., 2005)
    Dean’s List, Frederick Douglas Moot Court Board, Top Oral Advocate 2003
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (B.S., 1999)


  • State of Florida, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Past President
  • The Spellman-Hoeveler American Inns of Court
  • DRI – Vice Chair, Diversity Committee’s Publication Subcommittee
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. (LSGMI), Board of Directors

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 - 2015)
  • Selected by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida’s 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today & Tomorrow for 2012

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:

  • “Hurricane, Storm Surge and Flooding: Wind and Water Damage Claims”, January 2015
  • “Top Ten Bad Faith Pitfalls”, August 2014
  • “Policy Interpretation: Are We All on the Same Page?”, July 2014
  • "5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", United Automobile Insurance, 2014
  • "Important Considerations with Property Damage Claims", FIFEC, 2014
  • "UM/UIM, Effective Recorded Statements and EUOs and PIP Update", Infinity 2012
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations



Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

view location | map location | Contact Us


Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

view location | map location | Contact Us
Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

view location | map location | Contact Us
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

view location | map location | Contact Us

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

view location | map location | Contact Us
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

view location | map location | Contact Us
Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

view location | map location | Contact Us
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

view location | map location | Contact Us
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

view location | map location | Contact Us

Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

view location | map location | Contact Us

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

view location | map location | Contact Us

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

view location | map location | Contact Us

hover over location name to preview, or click it for full details

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!

find an attorney


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.

browse our practice areas


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.

preview our results


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.

find the location near you