Nicole M. Ellis

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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.

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Credentials

Education

  • 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)

Admissions

  • 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

  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Practice Group, Member
  • 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
Presentations

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
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  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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 other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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