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Kubicki Draper
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Kubicki Draper

Francesca A. Ippolito-Craven

Co-Chair, Hospitality & Retail Practice Group

Miami Office
Direct Line: 305.982.6604

Kubicki Draper

Francesca Ippolito-Craven is a shareholder in the Miami office of Kubicki Draper. She focuses her practice in the areas of hospitality, negligent security, premises liability, event sponsorship, liquor liability, civil rights, false arrest, false imprisonment, construction defect/accident, products liability, toxic and hazardous substances, condominium law, catastrophic injuries and mass tort litigation. Throughout her career, she has served as a lecturer for professional associations and insurance companies throughout the United States, and has written articles on a variety of legal issues. Since 2010, Francesca has co-authored the Florida section of the nationally published Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty- State Compendium (Aspen Publishers).

Francesca earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and business from Florida State University, and a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, she served as a legal intern for the United Nations and the International Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland.

Francesca is a member of the Florida Bar and is licensed to practice in all the Courts of this State. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Areas of Practice:
- Hospitality (Hotels and other lodging establishments, food establishments, nightclubs
  sponsored events, cruise lines and vendor and artist contracts)
- Negligent Security
- Liquor Liability
- Premises Liability
- Event Sponsorship
- Civil Rights
- False Arrest
- False Imprisonment
- Admiralty/Maritime
- Aviation
- Mass Torts
- Products Liability
- Architects/Engineers Litigation
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Defects
- Condominium
- Toxic and Hazardous Substances 
- Professional Liability
Bar Admissions: 
- 1998, State of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 
- Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

- Stetson University College of Law (J.D.)
- Florida State University (B.A.)
Published Works: 
- Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium (Aspen
   Publishers, 2000 through 2012 ed.) Florida Law Section
Special Awards and Recognitions:
-"AV Preeminent" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
- "Foundations of Products Liability: Hot Topics and Defense Strategies", Claims Management
    Inc., - Walmart, 2014
- "SPAS", Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorney (AHIA), Spring Meeting, 2013
- "Florida Hotel Legal Issues", Grand Beach Hotel Seminar, 2012 
- "Desperately Seeking Summary Judgment: Strategies in Premises Liability Cases,
   Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2012
- Speaker, Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorney (AHIA), Spring Meeting, 2012
- "Premises Liability", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2010 
- "Hotel, Event Sponsorship & Amusement Parks", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management
  Conference, 2009 
Professional Association and Memberships: 
- Florida Bar
- American Bar Association
- Dade County Bar Association
- City of Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys, Member
- Global Alliance of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Attorneys, Member

Francesca A. Ippolito-Craven - Shareholder
fic@kubickidraper.com - 305.982.6604 - - Miami

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