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 individuals who are faced with defending against claims that are covered by an insurance policy, as well as representing individuals and businesses in private and commercial appellate litigation. 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 is a past Chair of the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section and the Appellate Practice Certification Committee. 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). In addition, 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.

As a pioneer in the area of appellate practice, and one of the first Florida attorney’s board certified in the specialty, Angela has handled over 450 appeals and presented approximately 175 oral arguments.

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL (J.D., 1985)
    cum laude
    1984 - 1985, Moot Court Board, Vice-President; 1984 - 1985, University of Miami Law Review: Associate Editor
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.A., 1981)
    magna cum laude


  • State of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Appellate and Coverage Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Pre-Suit Practice Group, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section (1993-present)
    • Chair (2002-2003)
    • Officer (1999-2002)
    • Executive Council (1995-1998, 2007-present)
    • Editor, The Record (1997-1998)
    • Programs Committee, Chair (1995-1997)
    • Leadership Committee, Chair (2004-2006)
    • Pro Se Handbook Committee (2003, 2008-2009, 2014)
    • Appellate Mentor, Pro Bono Committee (2011-2013)
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Certification Committee (2002-2008)
    • Chair (2004-2005)
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Court Rules Committee (1995-2001, 2012-2015)
  • The Florida Bar, Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, (2006-2010)
    • Diversity Subcommittee
    • Accountability Subcommittee
    • Ex-Officio Member (2010-2013)
  • The Florida Bar, Council of Sections (2001-2003)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association (1992-present)
    • Board of Directors (1994-1999)
    • Trial Advocacy Quarterly, Editorial Board (1992-2002)
  • Defense Research Institute (1997-present)
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (2001-present)
  • Marion County Bar Association (2003-present)
  • Marion County Florida Association of Women Lawyers (2007-present)
  • Orange County Bar Association (2007-present)
    • Appellate Committee (2007-present)
  • Orange County Legal Aid Society (2007-present)
  • D.R. Smith American Inn of Court, Marion County (2002-2003, 2008-2010, 2011-2012)
  • Volunteer, Justice Teaching, Florida Supreme Court (2006-present)
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers (FAWL), Marion County Chapter, Member

Certifications / Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - Appellate Practice
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers Magazine, Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice (2018-2023)
  • Best Lawyers, Women in the Law, Appellate Practice (2018-2020)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, Appellate Practice (2006-2022)
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine, AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance (2014)
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Florida Legal Elite, Appellate Practice Area (2004, 2009, 2012, 2019)
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, Woman Leader in The Law (2019)

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Top 10 Ways Your Appellate Lawyer Can Help You," Heritage, 2023
  • "Top 10 Ways Your Appellate Lawyer Can Help You," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2023
  • "SB76 Became Effective July 1, 2021, What Now?," Heritage, 2022
  • "Prejudice Resulting from Late Reporting: Understanding the Two Step Analysis," Security First Florida, 2022
  • "Defending Against Inflated Estimates for First Party Homeowner Claims," Security First Florida, 2020
  • "Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Business Interruption…What’s Covered?," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Appellate and Post Trial Issues and Interlocutory Appeals – Writs and Appeals from Non-Final Orders," GEICO, 2018
  • “Uninsured Motorist Coverage – A Detailed Analysis,” Progressive, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Farmers, 2014
  • "Expert Witness Testimony Under New Florida Statute 90.702: Adoption of the Daubert Standard,” Marion County Bar Association Family Law Division, 2014
  • “Procedure and Preservation of Error,” Marion County Florida Association of Women Lawyers, 2013
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professionals," First Protective, 2012
  • "We've Got You Covered! Hot Topics in Florida Insurance Coverage Law," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Turning the Tables on Oral Argument: From the Bench to the Podium," Annual Education Program of the Florida Conference of District Court Appeal Judges, 2011
  • "Adjuster Ethics: What Does It Really Mean and How Is It Used Against You?" Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • Panelist, "Practice Before the 5th DCA," Appellate Practice Section Seminar, 2010
  • "Basic Ethical Considerations," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2008
  • "Snowbird Syndrome: Wanting the Best of Both Worlds, Choice of Law Issues in Underinsured Motorist Coverage Disputes," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2007
  • "Preserving Error, Trial Conduct and Other Appellate Issues," Florida Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
  • "Contemporary Issues for the Appellate Practitioner," Third District Court of Appeal Seminar, 1995
  • Instructor, Legal Research and Writing, University of Miami School of Law, 1986 - 1987
  • Adjunct Professor, Advanced Legal Research and Writing, St. Thomas University Law School, 1991-1992

 Published Works

  • "Appellate Evaluations: The Next Frontier", FDCC, December 2015
  • "Mandamus", Florida Appellate Practice, Chapter 12, (9th ed. Fla. Bar 2014)
  • "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

Past Employment Positions

  • 1985 - 1987, Hon. Alan R. Schwartz, Florida 3rd D.C.A, Law Clerk
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