Leeza D. Newman



Leeza Newman is a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in Construction Law. Her primary focus lies within the complex field of construction law, where she is dedicated to representing a diverse array of clients, including owners, developers, general contractors, and subcontractors, in a wide range of intricate construction defect disputes and general litigation cases. Leeza is notably recognized for her successful defense of general contractors and subcontractors in high-stakes, multi-million dollar projects, encompassing condominiums, townhomes, and single-family homes. She offers invaluable strategic counsel to both corporate entities and individuals, imparting insights on risk management strategies aimed at reducing overall liability exposure.

A native of Jupiter, Florida, Leeza pursued her undergraduate studies at Emory University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies with a minor in Religion. She maintains a role within the Emory Alumni Association, actively participating in alumni interviews to support local students pursuing admission to the university. Leeza obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.

Outside her professional life, Leeza enjoys spending quality time with her family, playing tennis, and traveling.

Practice Areas


  • Nova Southeastern University (J.D., 2014)
    Honors: Dean's List, Pro Bono Honors Program, Silver Level
  • Emory University (B.A., 2011)
    Honors: Merit List


  • State of Florida, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Construction Law CLE Committee (2023)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Construction Law Committee (Co-Chair 2019-2021)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Professionalism Committee (2019-2020)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association Co-Chair Women in Law Committee (2019-2022)
  • Emory Alumni Association, Admissions Alumni Interviewer
  • Emerging Leadership Program, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Delta Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta, 3L Representative

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch- Construction Law, Insurance Law (2021, 2024)

Certifications / Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - Construction Practice
  • The Florida Bar 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose in Florida," Kubicki Draper, 2023

Published Works

  • Expert Witnesses, Co-Author, Florida Construction Law and Practice, 9th Ed. and 10th Ed. (FL Bar)
  • Pleadings, Co-Author, Florida Civil Practice Before Trial, 12th, 13th Ed. and 14th Ed., Ch. 12 (FL Bar)
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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

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

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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Our Firm

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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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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.

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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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