Steven W. Rich

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Steven W. Rich 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. Although too many outstanding results to list here, Steven successfully defended a drywall subcontractor at trial 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. He has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics Magazine, and a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

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Credentials

Education

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

Admissions

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

Certifications/Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers (2009, 2016 - 2018)
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite (2016)
  • "AV Preeminent" Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars (2010 – 2015)
Presentations

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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  • Credentials
  • Presentations

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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Monroe
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

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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: 251.287.1624

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Seattle

Seattle Office

800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104

T: 206.453.3030 F: 206.829.9046

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Our Firm

our(hi)story

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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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.

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ourDIVERSITY

Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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ourPractices

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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ourresults

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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ourreach

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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