Jessica L. Prats

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Jessica Prats has experience in various areas of the law, including administrative law, alternative dispute resolutions, automobile, community associations, construction and first-party property matters.

Jessica earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, where she received a certificate of concentration in environmental law and was recognized for her excellence in appellate law. She began her career at one of Florida’s largest insurance defense firms, focusing her practice on first-party property and community association law. She then further honed her community association practice, and developed her construction practice at a prominent full-service law firm in Tampa before joining Kubicki Draper.

Throughout her career, Jessica has handled cases ranging from small claims to multi-party, multi-million dollar matters involving contractual, commercial, corporate, environmental and maritime issues. She is admitted to practice in Florida's Middle District and is currently pursuing her mediation certification.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • Stetson University (J.D., 2014)
    Honors: Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law; Excellence in Appellate Advocacy 
  • Stetson University (B.S., 2010)

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • American Constitution Society
  • Tampa Bay Claims Association

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Alpha Chi Omega
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "A Legal Juggernaut: Cast Iron Litigation," Kubicki Draper and NV5 Training, 2022
  • "Defending Against Inflated Estimates for First Party Homeowners Claims," Frontline, 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
  • "Water Mitigation Defense Strategies," AAA Webinar, 2020
  • "Water Mitigation Defense Strategies," Water Losses & Cast Iron Pipes Webinar Series, 2020
  • "Roofing Claims in 2020: The Legal Perspective," Stephens Engineering, 2020
  • "Blackjack! – 25% (Not “21”) on Litigating Roofing Claims," Kubicki Draper, Go All In for KD’s Claim Game – First Party Property Conference, 2019
Authorships
Experience

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Young Lawyer’s Division (aided Hurricane Matthew victims)
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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships
  • Experience

locations

Miami

Miami Office

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

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Miami-Dade

Key West

Key West Office

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

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Monroe
Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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Broward
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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

Tampa

Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota
Orlando

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole
Ocala

Ocala Office

1396 NE 20th Avenue, #500
Ocala, FL 34470

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Alachua | Citrus | Dixie | Gilchrist | Lake | Levy | Marion | Putnam | Sumter | Volusia
Jacksonville

Jacksonville Office

1 Independent Drive, Suite 1601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union
Pensacola

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton

Tallahassee

Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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

Mobile

Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, AL 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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

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