Kenneth M. Oliver

Equity Partner


Ken Oliver began his career at Kubicki Draper in 1984, after graduation from law school. He practiced in the Miami office where he honed his courtroom skills, and in 1989, left Miami to open the Fort Lauderdale office. As the firm grew and expanded throughout the State, the need arose for an office in the Ft. Myers/Naples area, and in 2002, Ken moved to establish that office.

Ken is a seasoned trial lawyer who now devotes his practice to handling high exposure/catastrophic litigation. He has developed a reputation as a "go to" lawyer for clients with complex claims which require creative solutions to minimize exposure leading to favorable claim resolution or verdict. Mr. Oliver often accepts assignments prior to litigation and utilizes strategies that lead to early and efficient claim resolution and good faith claim handling practices.

In addition to his trial practice, Ken is a frequent lecturer and presents seminars to both clients and other practitioners on topics such as early claim resolution, general negligence, automobile negligence and good faith claim handling.

Ken has received an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale Hubbell.

Practice Areas


  • Nova Southeastern Law University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (J.D., 1984)
  • St. Thomas University, Miami, FL (B.S., 1981)
    magna cum laude


  • State of Florida, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Bar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Southwest Florida Chapter, President (past)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Member

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America- Insurance Litigation (2024)
  • "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • 2016 Attorney of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates Southwest Florida Chapter

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Best Lawyers 2024 
  • ABOTA 
  • Martindale-Hubbell 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Material Misrepresentation in the Application," American Educational Institute (AEI), 2023
  • "Florida Tort Reform," AAA, 2023
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation," AAA, 2023
  • "Florida 4-Hour Law and Ethics Update,"Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2023
  • "Florida 4-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Florida 4-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Negotiating Low Limits – Single and Multiple Claimants," National General, 2022
  • "Identifying and Defending Against Reptilian Tactics," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "What’s New with You? Florida’s Amended Summary Judgment Standard," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Radiology Evaluation in Personal Injury Matters Assessment of the Spine and Brain," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Application of Vehicle Download and Environmental Video Data in Reconstructing Accidents," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update,"MetLife, 2021
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Catastrophic Claims Handling," NARS Webinar, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," MetLife, 2019
  • "Bad Faith Prevention: Negotiating Single and Multiple Claims," Gainsco, 2019
  • "Managing the Catastrophic Claim and Social Media, Technology and Its Use in Claims Handling," GEICO, 2019
  • "Vehicle Downloads and Other Emerging Technologies," Florida Liability Claims Conference, 2019
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Progressive, 2019
  • "Claims Challenges, Negotiations and Ethics for the Claims Adjuster," AAA, 2019
  • "Defending Against Fraud," Travelers, 2019
  • "Motor Carrier, Trucking and Cargo Law Developments," Progressive, 2019
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," GEICO, 2019
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," MetLife, 2018
  • "Premises Liability Update" and "Dispositive Motions Practice for Insurance Adjusters," Travelers, 2018
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Orlando Claims Association, 2018
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," GEICO, 2018
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Allstate 2017
  • "Traumatic Brain Injury," Travelers, 2017
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," GEICO, 2017
  • "Material Misrepresentation in the Application," Society of Claim Law Associates (SCLA), 2017
  • "Bad Faith Hot Topics and Social Media," Mercury, 2017
  • "Social Media and Good Faith Handling," GEICO, 2017
  • "Defense Strategies for Letters of Protection and Collateral Sources and Update on Insurance Disclosures," FCCI, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Mercury, 2016
  • "Material Misrepresentation & Low Limits," Assurance America, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," GEICO, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," FCCI, 2016
  • "Bad Faith Prevention," FDLA, 2016
  • "Ethics for the Claims Professional; Florida Case Law Update; Diminished Value," Star & Shield, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Personable, 2016
  • "Alcohol, Cell Phones and The Law; Collateral Sources; Multiple Claimants - Low Limit Solutions," Progressive, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," MetLife, 2016
  • "Early Case Resolution, Mediation: Effective Preparation & Strategies and Multiple Claimants: Low Limit Solutions," Progressive, 2016
  • "Bad Faith Prevention: How to Tackle Multiple Claimant Scenarios and Other Claims Handling Issues and Staged Accidents," GEICO, 2016
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," GEICO, 2015
  • "Legal Documentation: Daubert Standard, Utilization of Motions & Production of Documents," Liberty Mutual, 2015
  • "Mock Mediation: Global Settlement," Infinity, 2015
  • "Premises Liability & Products Liability Update," Travelers, 2015
  • "Bad Faith Avoidance and PIP Hot Topics," Personable, 2014
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Star & Shield, 2014
  • "PIP Hot Topics," GEICO, 2014
  • "Liens & Set Offs, Alcohol, Cell Phones and The Law and Premises Liability," Liberty Mutual, 2014
  • "Case Law Updates & Proposals for Settlement (P&C)," Fall Claims Educational Seminar, FCCI, 2013
  • "Mock Mediation: Facts for Mediation & Negotiation Exercise," Infinity, 2013
  • "Indemnity and Construction Contracts," FCCI, 2013
  • "Multiple Claimant, Low Limits, PIP Changes & Early Case Resolution," USAA, 2013
  • "Negotiating Small Limits Claims & Significant Changes to the 2013 PIP Statute," Assurance America, 2013
  • "Changes to the PIP Statute," Assurance America, 2013
  • "Following the Bouncing Ball...Medicare Reporting, Liens and Set Aside's, Current Strategies for Handling at the Claim Level and in Litigation," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2012
  • "Liens and Set Offs," FCCI, 2012
  • "Construction Defects & Proposals for Settlement," Travelers , 2012
  • "Construction Defects," Builders, 2012
  • "Evaluating and Defending DUI Claims," GEICO, 2011
  • "Liens and Set Offs, Early Case Resolutions & Proposals for Settlement," Gallagher Bassett, 2011
  • "Ethics for the Insurance Claims Professional," York, 2011
  • Overview
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  • Credentials
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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 Office

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

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 800
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

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201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

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

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1 Independent Drive, Suite 1601
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 201
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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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.


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.

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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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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.

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

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