Sharon C. Degnan

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Sharon Degnan is a Board Certified Appellate Attorney handling all aspects of a general civil litigation practice, with a concentration in the areas of civil appeals, complex civil litigation support, and insurance coverage disputes. She regularly appears before every appellate court in the State of Florida, before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and before numerous Florida trial courts. Sharon litigates, both at the trial and appellate levels, against the top practitioners in the State of Florida and has many published opinions spanning all areas of civil litigation. Additionally, she is often asked to provide insurance coverage analysis to the firm’s clients and litigates insurance policy interpretation issues at both in the trial and appellate courts.

Sharon has earned a reputation as being an outstanding advocate for her clients and is routinely asked, both by the firm’s most experienced trial attorneys as well as lawyers outside of the firm, to provide litigation support in their most complex cases, especially those presenting issues of first impression, in order ensure that the issues are properly preserved for appeal.

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Credentials

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1995)
    cum laude
  • William Smith College, Geneva, NY (B.A., Political Science, 1992)
    cum laude

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1997

Certifications/Specialties

  • Board Certified Appellate Attorney
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Florida "Super Lawyer" in the Appellate Practice Area (2011 - 2016)
  • Recipient, Florida Defense Lawyers Association (FDLA) 2016 Amicus Award
  • The Florida Bar 
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "We've Got You Covered! Hot Topics in Florida Insurance Coverage Law", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • " First Party Bad Faith, Ethics for the Insurance Claims Professionals, Insurance Coverage", First Protective, 2012
  • "Claims Handling Mediation Strategy Issues", Front Protective, 2011
  • "Coverage/Setting Aside Defaults", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Auto Causation - Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanical Analysis", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2008
Authorships

Published Works

  • "Admitting Trial Exhibits," co-authored with Harold Saul, The Defense Speaks, Ch. 68, Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "The Appeal of Appellate Mediation: Making the Case for an Attractive Dispute Resolution Tool", 83 Fla. B. J. 32, March 2009
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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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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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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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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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