Kara K. Byrnes



Kara Byrnes focuses her practice on alternative dispute resolutions, automobile and motorized vehicles, first party property, personal injury protection and premises liability matters. 

Kara earned her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in December 2011. In June 2009, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Florida with a double major in English and Public Relations. As a law student, Kara co-founded the Family Law Society and served as a member of the Student Bar Association and Moot Court Honor Board. In February 2011, Kara ranked as a quarter-finalist oral advocate at the Charleston Moot Court Competition.

From 2010 through 2011, she served as the Pro-Bono Director and Vice President of the Family Law Society. In 2011, Kara handled hearings with the school’s deans on student violations of the honor code as a peer-elected 3L Honor Court Justice. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney in 2012, she received extensive internship experience in personal injury, family, and criminal law. Once licensed, she worked as a PIP insurance defense attorney for two-and-a-half years in Jacksonville, prior to joining our team.

Practice Areas


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, FL (J.D., 2011)
    Moot Court Honor Board, Student Bar Association, Family Law Society, Family Law Section, Florida Coastal 3L Honor Court Justice
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (B.S., 2009)
    President and Founder of Student Government's Young Leaders Conference, awarded organization of the year in 2008; Vice President of Mortar Board Honor Society; Student Government Productions; Delta Gamma event coordinator and Honor Court Member


  • State of Florida, 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Member
  • Jacksonville Area Defense Counsel, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Claims Defense Network
  • Screen Actors Guild

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Delta Gamma

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Fighting Fraud in Late Reported Homeowners Claims," FIFEC, 2023
  • "Taking the Fraud Out of the Public Adjuster's Estimate," Heritage, 2022
  • "Assigment of Benefits: Defense Against Water Mitigation and Current Legal Issues Involving the Concurrent Cause Doctrine," Frontline, 2022
  • "Florida 4-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Orlando Claims Association, 2022
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Ace Your Pre-Suit Investigation," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Hot Topics in PIP," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Virtual Slots: Technology Solutions for First-Party Coverage and Claims," Kubicki Draper, Go All In for KD’s Claim Game – First Party Property Conference, 2019
  • "Solicitation and Brokering," Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC), 2018
  • "PIP Hot Topics and Trends," Progressive, 2016
  • “Corporate Representative Depositions," Assurance America, 2016

Published Works 

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  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships



Miami Office

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

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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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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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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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 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 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 Office

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

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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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 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 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 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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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 200 attorneys.


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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.

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