Stuart C. Poage



Stuart Poage is a Board Certified Construction Attorney and office-managing shareholder at Kubicki Draper's Tallahassee office. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia and Kentucky state and federal courts. His practice areas include construction defects, premises liability, product defects, automobile and trucking accidents, as well as complex civil litigation including wrongful death claims and property disputes. During his legal career, he has worked for and on behalf of both insurance companies and individual corporate entities in additional areas of law including worker's compensation, disability claims, and federal black lung litigation. In his spare time he enjoys running marathons, playing golf and spending time with his wife Stacey and their two children Alexa and Ryan.

Practice Areas


  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, FL (J.D., 2000)
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (B.B.A., 1997)


  • State of Florida, 2000
  • State of Kentucky, 2001
  • State of Georgia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia, 2011


  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida
  • Construction Law, Florida Bar, 2008
  • Florida Supreme Court-Approved Arbitrator

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Trucking, Transportation and Logistics Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Gulf Coast Claims Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Wind Insurance Network
  • Gulf Coast Association of Insurance Professionals

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • "AV Preeminent" Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named Florida "Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 - 2015)
  • The Florida Bar 

Speaking Engagements/Presentations

  • "Legal Documentation: Daubert Standard, Utilization of Motions & Production of Documents" Liberty Mutual Seminar, 2015
  • "Bad Faith Avoidance", United Fire Group, 2014
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases", Travelers Insurance, 2013
  • "Percutaneous Discectomy" & "Bad Faith - Top ten Pitfalls to Avoid in Florida", Travelers Insurance Seminar, 2012
  • "We're Cooking Now - Construction Defect Case, Rimkus Seminar, 2012
  • "We're Cooking Now - Construction Defect Case", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Construction Defects", Main Street America Seminar, 2011
  • "Proposals for Settlement", Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Bad Faith: Avoidance Strategies" Kubicki Draper, Claims Management Conference, 2009

Published Works

  • "Construction Hostage Crisis: What to Do When Your Client Agrees to Indemnification", co-author, DRI Today, July, 2013
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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 Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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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 Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

1200 Riverplace Boulevard, Suite 850
Jacksonville, FL 32207

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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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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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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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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