Steve W. Cornman



Steven Cornman is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with experience in complex and multi-party civil litigation. He has fiercely defended his clients against lawsuits on a variety of different issues, including construction defect claims, product liability, construction accident claims, condominium association law, toxic tort law and environmental law.

Using unique legal arguments and a command of case facts, Steven has obtained favorable verdicts and dismissals of claims for corporations, developers, general  contractors, subcontractors, and geologists statewide, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Naples, Melbourne, and Key West. Although too many outstanding results to list here, Steven recently successfully defended a drywall subcontractor at trial in Miami-Dade County against a $35 million property owner claim involving Chinese drywall; and obtained summary judgment in Federal Court for a roofing manufacturer in a lawsuit involving alleged losses exceeding $2 million.

Steven’s successes in and out of the courtroom, as well as the respect he has earned amongst the judiciary and his peers, contributed to him receiving an “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory -- the highest rating given to practicing attorneys. Steven has also been named a Florida “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine, and a Florida “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine. Steven is a shareholder at the Miami office of Kubicki Draper, and participates in marketing, business development, and legal education.

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami, School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 2004)
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (B.A., 2000)


  • State of Florida, 2004
  • State of Washington, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Featured in Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite 2016”, 2016
  • "AV Preeminent" Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Florida “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine (2009, 2016)
  • Named Florida “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2010 – 2015)

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Indemnity Clauses in Construction", Builders, 2015
  • "Swimming Pool Liability, Premises Liability Update & FL Condo Law: First and Third Party Claims", CJW, 2014
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Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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Our Firm


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.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat... Literally!

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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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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and key points in the Southeast, we've litigated in every nook, and represented every cranny. Our wide coverage allows us to offer defense unlike any other firm in the State of Florida and the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

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