Caryn L. Bellus is a board certified appellate lawyer whose practice includes all aspects of the firm’s legal work. She specializes in the areas of civil appeals, civil litigation support and insurance coverage. Her extensive appellate experience includes appearances before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court and all five Florida District Courts of Appeal. In addition, in the areas of insurance coverage and bad faith, Caryn is an expert in providing coverage analysis and litigating the interpretation of insurance policies.
Caryn is a Past Chair of The Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar, and a member of the Appellate Court Rules Committee. She is also a past Chair of the FDLA's Amicus Curiae Committee.
Caryn has been voted a Florida Super Lawyer in Appellate Practice from 2006 through 2019, named one of Florida's "Best Lawyers" in Appellate Practice from 2013 through 2017 as well as “Best Lawyers” in America in Appellate Practice from 2018-2020 and Commercial Litigation in 2017. Caryn has also been recognized and selected for inclusion in "Best Lawyers" Women in the Law from 2017 through 2019. She has been named one of Florida Trend's Legal Elite in Appellate Practice from 2009 through 2011 and 2016, and selected as a "Top Lawyer" in Appellate and Insurance Coverage by South Florida Legal Guide each year since 2005.
Prior to joining Kubicki Draper, Caryn served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gisela Cardonne-Ely at the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County, Florida.