Peter S. Baumberger

Equity Partner

overview

Peter Baumberger has extensive experience in complex Federal and State Court litigation in several areas of the law including professional liability, construction litigation, commercial/corporate disputes, and insurance coverage. In his twenty plus years of practice, Peter has litigated hundreds of cases on behalf of developers, contractors and road contractors in complex, high exposure construction defect, products liability and construction accident cases. Peter also has significant class action litigation experience in claims involving products liability and TCPA violations.

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. He has tried a wide range of cases across the State of Florida. 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.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

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

Certifications/Specialties

  • 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
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Coral Reef Yacht Club, Executive Director

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers (2009, 2017 - 2018)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyers (2013 - 2018)
  • Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Stars (2010 - 2012)
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Up and Coming Lawyers (2005 - 2012)
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Construction Indemnity Contracts and Florida Statute 725.06" and "Construction Project Policies," FCCI, 2018
  • "Early Case Resolution," Farmers, 2018
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," FCCI, 2018
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases" and "Construction Defect: Arbitration Tips and Strategies," FCCI, 2018
  • "Construction Indemnity Contracts & Florida Statute 725.06" and "Chapter 558: Purpose, Procedures, Effectiveness and The Altman Decision," Mid-Continent, 2018
  • "Fire Origin Cause Basics" and " How to Handle Wind and Water Damage Claims," Frontline, 2018
  • "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
  • "Subrogation," BUPA Latin America, 2012
  • "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
Authorships

Publications

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

locations

Miami

Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Miami-Dade

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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Monroe
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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Broward
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

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 | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union
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 | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

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: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

Seattle

Seattle Office

800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104

T: 206.453.3030 F: 206.829.9046

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King | Pierce | Snohomish 

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