Courtney F. Smith


Courtney F. Smith is an Associate in the Pensacola office and practices general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, motor vehicle negligence, premises liability, products liability, construction defect litigation, association law, commercial litigation, condominium negligence, professional negligence, insurance coverage disputes, and insurance bad faith. She has experience handling Errors and Omissions claims, including those brought against real estate brokers and agents. She has briefed over 10 appeals in Florida’s District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Smith is a native of Pensacola. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of West Florida in 2005 where she graduated with honors and received Scholar of Merit Book Awards in Legal Writing and Advocacy and Advanced Legal Writing and Advocacy. Ms. Smith earned her Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law in 2008 where she received the Scholar of Merit Book Award for Products Liability. She has also clerked with both State and Federal Courts. After law school, Ms. Smith joined the insurance defense arena where she has practiced for the past 10 years.

She is admitted to practice law before all Florida state courts, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

She has lectured to insurance adjusters and insurance professionals on issues of civil procedure and general litigation practices at various accredited seminars throughout Florida.

She is an active member of the Florida and Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Associations.
Practice Areas


  • Samford University (J.D., 2008)
    Scholar of Merit, Book Award, Products Liability, Spring 2008
  • University of West Florida (B.A., 2005)
    cum laude
    Scholar of Merit, Book Award, Legal Research & Writing, Spring 2004; Scholar of Merit, Book Award, Advanced Legal Research & Writing, Spring 2005


  • State of Florida, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Northwest Florida Chapter
    • Member (2010-2014)
    • Secretary, Board of Directors (2012)
  • Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Member (2010-2014)
  • American Inns of Court, Pensacola Chapter, Member (2011-2013)
  • Defense Research Institute, Member (2011-2014)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
    • Member (2010-2014)
    • Chair of the YLD Subcommittee on Social Networking (2012-2013)

Speaking Engagements / Presentations 

  • "Case Law Update, 2013-2014," Bankers 2014 Litigation Conference, May 2014
  • "Risk Transfer in Construction," UWF Construction Forum, April 2013
  • "Taking a Byte Out of Florida E-Discovery," Florida Lawyers Defense Association Liability Claims Conference, 2012
  • "The Ethics of Jury Selection," Florida Lawyers Defense Association Annual Meeting, 2011

Pro Bono Activites

  • Pensacola Little Theatre, Member, Board of Trustees (2012)
  • Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100, Member (2011-2012)
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Experience



Miami Office

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

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

view location | map location


Key West

Key West Office

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

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

view location | map location
Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

view location | map location
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

view location | map location

Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

view location | map location
Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

view location | map location
Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

view location | map location
Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

view location | map location
Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

view location | map location

Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

view location | map location

Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

view location | map location

Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

view location | map location

Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell


Seattle Office

800 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104

T: 206.453.3030 F: 206.829.9046

view location | map location
King | Pierce | Snohomish 

hover over location name to preview, or click it for full details

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 150 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.

find an attorney


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.

Read More


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.

browse our practice areas


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.

preview our results


With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, as well as in Seattle, Washington, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

find the location near you