Peter S. Baumberger

Equity Partner


Peter Baumberger has extensive experience in complex Federal and State Court litigation in several areas of the law including professional liability, commercial/corporate disputes, products liability, as well as, premises and automotive/trucking liability. He also has extensive experience in construction defect litigation, representing numerous developers and contractors in South Florida on significant development projects. Peter also has significant class action litigation experience. One of his most recent notable accomplishments in class action litigation was the defeat of a 30 million dollar class action lawsuit following a class action certification trial. The Court’s Order denying class certification is now a published opinion on Westlaw.

Since graduating from law school in 1997, Peter has devoted his entire career to trial work, and his representations vary from individuals to national and multinational corporations. His practice of law centers on delivering thoughtful, efficient, and strategic representation to all clients with an understanding that each client's interests in any given case are unique.

Peter an "AV Preeminent" rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, has successfully tried a wide range of cases across the State of Florida, from Orlando to Key West, he credits his proven trial record to thorough preparation and an adherence to his belief that trial preparation must begin at the onset of every assignment.

Practice Areas


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL (J.D., 1997)
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA (B.A., 1994)


  • State of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) - Miami Chapter
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Coral Reef Yacht Club, Board of Directors
  • Alfalit International, Board of Directors

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Selected as "Top Lawyer", South Florida Legal Guide (2013 - 2016)
  • Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, (2010 - 2012)
  • South Florida Legal Guide "Up and Coming Lawyers", (2005 - 2012)
  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine, (2009)
  • “AV Preeminent” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Subcontractor Involvement", Mid-Continent, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", FCCI, 2016
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases", FIGA, 2015
  • "The Key Ingredients for a Proper Assessment, Strong Defense and Favorable Resolution of a Construction Defect Case", Mid-Continent Insurance, 2015
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases", Amerisure Insurance, 2014
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update", FCCI, 2014
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update" Farmers, 2014
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professional, Florida Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law and Set Offs", Farmers 2014
  • "Bad Faith Hot Topics 2014", Windhaven, 2014
  • "Set Offs in Personal Injury Cases", Amerisure, 2014
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases", Travelers, 2013
  • "Set Offs in Personal Injury Cases", GEICO, 2013
  • "Spreading the Misery: Indemnity Clauses in Construction Contracts and Lease Agreements", Amerisure, 2013
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professional", Windhaven, 2013
  • "Construction Defects Update", Westfield, 2013
  • "Effects of New Florida PIP Law, Litigation Fraud and Counterclaims", Florida Farm Bureau, 2013
  • "Subrogation", BUPA Latin America, 2012
  • "We're Cookin' Now - The Key Ingredients for a Proper Assessment, Strong Defense and Favorable Resolution of a Construction Defect Case", Kubicki DraperClaims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Claims Handling Mediation Strategy Issues" First Protective, 2011
  • "Coverage/Settling Aside Default and Products Liability", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Bad Faith Avoidance Strategies & Premises Overview", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2009


  • Successfully Attacking Class Certification. Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Fall, 2013
  • The Triggering of Florida's Statutory Warranty for Developers and Contractors 
in Construction Defect Litigation. Kubicki Draper Quarterly, Spring, 2012
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships



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