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Angela C. Flowers


Shareholder




Ocala Office
Direct Line: 352.694.8301
af@kubickidraper.com

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Angela C. Flowers 

Angela Flowers is a Board Certified Appellate Lawyer engaged in a general appellate practice that encompasses all aspects of the firm's legal work. She represents both businesses and individuals defending against claims that are covered by an insurance policy. In addition, she handles all varieties of appellate matters ranging from administrative to zoning issues. She is also an insurance coverage expert who analyzes and interprets insurance policies.

Angela frequently lectures and writes on legal issues. Her publications include "Mandamus," Florida Appellate Practice, Chapter 12, The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education (9th ed. Fla. Bar 2014); "Demystifying the Appellate Certification Process," The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section (Winter 2006); "Message from the Chair," The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section (Fall 2002, Winter 2003, Spring 2003); "Just what is a civil supersedeas bond and do I need one?" The Record, Journal of the Appellate Practice Section (Fall 1999); "Identifying Insurance Coverage Issues in Employment Discrimination Claims," The Helix Journal, Vol. 5 (Autumn 1998); "Closing Argument: A Guide to Prevention and Preservation of Error," Trial Advocate Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 4 (October 1995); "Third District Court of Appeal," (Co-Author with R. Glazier), Chapter 18, Court Handbook for Dade County Lawyers (1991).

Angela has served as an Instructor in Legal Research and Writing at the University of Miami School of Law and as an adjunct Professor for Advanced Legal Research and Writing at the St. Thomas University Law School. She has also participated in "Discussion with the Court" at the Third District Court of Appeal.

Angela has handled over 400 appeals and presented approximately 150 oral arguments. She is proud of the recognition she has received from her peers and the judges of the various appellate courts for the quality of her presentation and preparation as an appellate practitioner.

Areas of Practice:
- Appellate and Insurance Coverage
- Claims Administration and Bad Faith
 
Certification/Specialties:
- 1994, Board Certified in Appellate Practice, Florida Bar Board of Legal
   Specialization and Education
- Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Bar Admissions:
- 1985, State of Florida
- 1992, U.S. Supreme Court
- 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
- 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- 1998, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- 2001, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida 
 
Education:
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., cum laude, 1985)
   Honors:  1984 - 1985, Moot Court Board, Vice-President; 1984 - 1985,
   University of Miami Law Review: Associate Editor
- University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.A., magna cum laude, 1981)
   Honors: Florida Blue Key; Omicron Delta Kappa
 
Published Works:
- "Mandamus", Florida Appellate Practice, Chapter 12, (8th ed. Fla. Bar 2012)
- "Demystifying the Appellate Certification Process", The Record, Journal of the
   Appellate Practice Section, Winter 2006
- "Just What Is a Civil Supersedeas Bond and Do I Need One?" The Record, Florida Bar Journal
   Appellate Practice Section, Fall, 1999
- "Identifying Insurance Coverage Issues in Employment Discrimination Claims," The Helix
   Journal, Vol. 5, Autumn, 1998
- "Closing Argument: A Guide to Prevention and Preservation of Error," Trial Advocate Quarterly,
   Volume 14, Number 4, October, 1995
- "Third District Court of Appeal," (Co-Author with R. Glazier), Chapter 18, Court Handbook for
   Dade County Lawyers, 1991

Speaking Engagements/Presentations:
- Adjunct Professor, Advanced Legal Research and Writing, St. Thomas University Law School, 1991-1992
- Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, University of Miami School of Law, 1986-1987 
- Speaker, "Contemporary Issues for the Appellate Practitioner", Third District Court of Appeal Seminar, 1995
- Speaker, "Preserving Error, Trial Conduct and Other Appellate Issues, "Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
- Speaker, "Snowbird Syndrome: Wanting the Best of Both Worlds, Choice of Law Issues in Underinsured Motorist
  Coverage Disputes", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2007
- Speaker, "Basic Ethical Considerations", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2008
- Panelist, "Practice Before the 5th DCA", Appellate Practice Section Seminar, 2010
- Speaker, "Adjuster Ethics: What Does It Really Mean and How Is It Used Against You?", Kubicki Draper, Claims
  Management Conference, 2010
- Panelist, "Turning the Tables on Oral Argument: From the Bench to the Podium", 2011 Annual Education
  Program of the Florida Conference of District Court Appeal Judges
- Speaker, "We've Got You Covered! Hot Topics in Florida Insurance Coverage Law", Kubicki Draper, Claims
  Management Conference, 2012
- Speaker, "Ethics for the Claims Professionals", First Protective Insurance Seminar, 2012
- Speaker, "Procedure and Preservation of Error," Marion County Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2013
- Speaker, "Expert Witness Testimony Under New Florida Statute 90.702: Adoption of the Daubert Standard,"
   Marion County Bar Association Family Law Division, 2014

Special Awards and Recognitions: 
- Listed "AV Preeminent" Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance, Corporate Counsel Magazine (2014)
- Named Florida "Super Lawyer," Appellate Practice Area (2006-2014)
- Listed, Florida Trend Magazine, Florida's Legal Elite, Appellate Practice Area (2004, 2009, 2012)
- "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale Hubbell
 
- Florida Bar Association
   Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, Former Chair
   Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, Executive Council
   Appellate Practice and Advocacy Section, Former Editor, The Record
   Appellate Practice Certification Committee, Former Chair
   Appellate Court Rules Committee
- Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
- Defense Research Institute
- Florida Defense Lawyers Association
- Florida Supreme Court's Commission on Professionalism
- Marion County Bar Association
- Orange County Bar Association
- D.R. Smith American Inn of Court
Past Employment Positions:
- 1985 - 1987, Hon. Alan R. Schwartz, Florida 3rd D.C.A, Law Clerk

 

 


Angela C. Flowers - Shareholder
af@kubickidraper.com - 352.694.8301 - - Ocala


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