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Nicole M. Ellis


Shareholder
First Party Practice Group Member

Transportation, Trucking & Logistics Practice Group Member



Miami Office
Direct Line: 305.982.6610
nme@kubickidraper.com

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Nicole 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. Ms. Ellis 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.   

As an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, Ms. Ellis built a reputation for her thorough and aggressive approach to case investigation, preparation and conducting of discovery. During her tenure, Ms. Ellis also trained and supervised the office’s newest attorneys as a County Training Attorney for the Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Crimes Unit.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Ellis worked in the news and entertainment industries, focusing on marketing and production. She carried out college marketing campaigns for Atlantic Records, worked the news desk for Fox News Chicago, was a weekend producer for WGN Radio, and was an associate producer for The Jerry Springer Show.

Areas of Practice:  
- Products Liability
- General Liability
- Personal Injury
- Malicious Prosecution
- False Arrest/False Imprisonment/Section 1983 Claims
- Coverage Issues
- First Party Defense 
- Insurance Coverage
- Breach of Contract
- Declaratory Actions
- Construction Accident/Defect
 
Bar Admissions:  
- 2013, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- 2009, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- 2005, State of Florida
 
Education:
- University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL  (J.D., 2005)
   Honors: Dean’s List, Frederick Douglas Moot Court Board, Top Oral 
   Advocate 2003
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (B.S., 1999)
  
Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
- "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
Special Awards and Recognitions:
- Selected by Legacy Magazine as one of South Florida's
  40 Under 40 Leaders of Today & Tomorrow for 2012
- Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships:
- The Florida Bar Association
- Dade County Defense Bar Association
- Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, Past President
- The Spellman-Hoeveler American Inns of Court
- The League of Prosecutors


Nicole M. Ellis - Shareholder
nme@kubickidraper.com - 305.982.6610 - - Miami


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