Anthony G. Atala



Anthony Atala focuses his practice on the defense of personal injury cases, Personal Injury Protection (including Special Investigations matters), Fraud Affirmative Actions, Examinations Under Oath, Property and Homeowner’s claims. He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. He then attended law school at Florida A&M University – College of Law in Orlando, Florida. During his time in law school, Anthony served as a member of the Student Bar Association, the governing branch of the Law School. Anthony was actively involved in the Hispanic Bar Association and volunteered with the Legal Aid Society in the Guardian Ad Litem program representing children and teenagers who were in the custody of the State. Simultaneously, he was a representative for Lexis Nexis legal software, as well as a Graduate Assistant for Associate Professor Rhoda Pierre Cato, a former City of Houston Municipal Judge.

After law school, Anthony opened his own law firm in Central Florida practicing in the areas of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Real Estate, and Family Law. Since relocating to South Florida, Anthony joined well-known South Florida insurance defense firms, where he focused on Personal Injury Protection, Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, and in the prosecution of civil fraud claims on behalf of some of the nation’s largest automobile insurance carriers. He worked alongside the Division of Insurance Fraud and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in many claims that lead to the criminal prosecution of fraudulent insurance claims. Anthony has taken many depositions and examinations under oath that have lead to great results and outcomes to many of his clients. He is well respected in the field, and is often retained to represent clients in fraudulent claims, global settlements and mediations, as well as provide advisory opinions as to policy language and litigation strategies for insurance companies.

In addition to his license to practice law, Anthony is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Florida. He previously worked managing a title company and has knowledge on real estate and title related matters.

Anthony is originally from Miami, Florida, and is a first-generation American. He volunteers in his free time working with High School students as a Youth Minister and routinely serves as a Judge or Juror at trials and oral arguments for Broward County Public Schools and Nova University Law School.

Practice Areas


  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, FL (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.A., 2005)
    Honors: National Merit Scholar


  • State of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Member
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC)
  • Florida Claims Defense Network
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Miami Realtor's Association
  • Florida Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida


  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Tips and Tactics for Company Adjusters in Handling Homeowner’s Claims Involving Public Adjusters and Contractors," FIFEC Webinar, 2020
  • "Material Misrepresentation in the Application," Pronto, 2020
  • "Material Misrepresentation in the Application," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," FIFEC Webinar, 2020
  • "Proposals for Settlement," Gainsco, 2020
  • "Tips and Tactics for Company Adjusters in Handling Homeowner’s Claims Involving Public Adjusters and Contractors," FIFEC Webinar, 2020
  • "Fraud in Hurricane Roof Leaks Claims," The CLM Webinar Series, 2020
  • "The Good Faith, The Bad Faith and How to Avoid the Ugly in Claims Handling," FedNat, 2020
  • "Hot Topics in PIP and Negotiating Low Limits Single & Multiple Claimants," Pronto, 2020
  • "Social Media, Technology and Its Use in Claims Handling," Esurance Webinar, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Bad Faith Prevention: Negotiating Low Limit Single and Multiple Claims and Effective Preparation and Strategy for the Claims Professional," AAA, 2020
  • "The Good Faith, The Bad Faith, and How to Avoid the Ugly in Claims Handling," National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), 2019
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Farmers, 2019
  • "Bad Faith Prevention: Negotiating Single and Multiple Claims," Gainsco, 2019
  • "Anatomy of a Lawsuit," Gainsco, 2019
  • "Adjusting and Defending Catastrophic Claims in the 21st Century – A Claim’s Professional’s Toolbox for the Investigation and Eradication of Fraud in Modern Day Catastrophic Claims," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2019
  • "At the End – The House Always Wins: Analyzing & Determining Coverage for Wind & Water Damage Claims," Kubicki Draper, Go All In for KD’s Claim Game – First Party Property Conference, 2019
  • "When Old Claims Rise from the Dead," Tower Hill, 2018
  • "Legal Update: Social Media," NARS, 2018 
  • "Helpful Tips for Company Adjusters Regarding Public Adjusters and Contractors," Federated National, 2018
  • "Solicitation and Brokering," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2018
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Farmers, 2018
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. - Ft. Lauderdale 10th Annual CE Event, 2018
  • "The Good (Faith), the Bad (Faith), and (How to Avoid), the Ugly in Claims Handling;" Kubicki Draper, A Day at the First Party Property Oscars, 2017
  • "Look Who's Talking Now - The Story of the Bait and Switch: Assignment of Benefits," Kubicki Draper, A Day at the First Party Property Oscars, 2017
  • "Auto Property Damage and EUO/IMEs," AMICA, 2017
  • "Social Media, Technology, and its Utilization in the Evaluation of Insurance Claims," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2017
  • "SIU: Tips and Tactics," Gainsco, 2017
  • "Effective Mediation Preparation and Strategies," Gainsco, 2016
  • "Material Misrepresentation Update," Assurance America, 2016 
  • "Daubert vs. Frye Debate," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2016
  • "Clean Up Woman: Understanding Fire Damage Mitigation," Kubicki Draper Earth, Wind and Fire: The Music of Property Claims, First Party Claims Conference, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," National General, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Farmers, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Gainsco, 2016
  • “Corporate Representative Depositions," Assurance America, 2016
  • “Corporate Representative Depositions," Gainsco, 2015
  • “Medical Coding,” Mercury, 2015
  • “Material Misrepresentation," Assurance America, 2015
  • "Corporate Representative Depositions - Understanding Scope of 1.310(B)(6)," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2015
  • “Material Misrepresentation," Gainsco, 2015
  • "Material Misrepresentation," Allstate, 2015
  • "Material Misrepresentation," National General, 2015
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Farmers, 2015
  • “Defense of Material Misrepresentation Claims," IASIU - South Florida Chapter, 2015
  • "Bad Faith: Top Ten Pitfalls," Gainsco, 2014
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," United Automobile, 2014
  • "PIP Hot Topics," Gainsco, 2014

Published Works


Pro Bono Activities

  • Youth Minister - St. Martha Catholic Church (2012-2014)
  • Youth Minister - St. Patrick Catholic Church (2011)
  • Judge/ Juror - Broward County Public Schools' Mock Trial (2011 and 2012)
  • Judge - Nova Southeastern University - Oral Arguments
  • Overview
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Miami Office

9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

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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400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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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 Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, AL 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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