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, insurance coverage, products liability, as well as, premises and automotive/trucking liability. He also has extensive experience in construction 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

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • 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, former Board of Director

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Named Florida "Super Lawyer" by Law and Politics Magazine, (2009, 2017)
  • Selected as "Top Lawyer", South Florida Legal Guide (2013 - 2017)
  • Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, (2010 - 2012)
  • South Florida Legal Guide "Up and Coming Lawyers", (2005 - 2012)
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Subcontractor Involvement and Trying Cases with Risk of an Excess Verdict", CHUBB, 2017
  • "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, 2015
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases", Amerisure, 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
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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 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 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 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 Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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 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 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 Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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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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