J. Leonardo  Gomez Vargas

Associate

overview

J. Leonardo ("Leo") Gomez Vargas is an experienced insurance defense litigator practicing in the State of Florida since 2003.

Born in Bogota, Colombia and growing-up in Miami, Leo is a fluent Spanish speaker that cherishes and cultivates his special Hispanic-American culture and experiences. A proud graduate of Florida State University and The New England School of Law in Boston, MA., he also studied international law/contracts/negotiations in Barcelona, Spain.

Leo handles legal matters and practices with competence, civility and professionalism while skillfully and aggressively defending insurers with Personal Injury Protection (PIP), bodily injury (BI) and special investigation/fraud (SIU) matters. He also has extensive experience conducting Examinations Under Oath (EUOs).

Leo effectively applies his skills, experience and knowledge in defending lawsuits and investigating large scale fraud projects involving medical providers, other business entities and individuals, involving amongst other issues, staged accident rings, CPT coding fraud, fraudulent and non-existent medical treatment. Leo litigates matters from inception to matter resolution, including but not limited to coverage evaluations, pre-suit investigations, pleadings, motion practice, discovery, summary judgment and all through trial and post-trial work such as monitoring and continued assistance through the appeal process.

In service to, and to engage with Broward County’s legal and non-legal community, Leo has served as board director for the Broward County Bar Association for multiple years. Leo is also certified by Florida’s Department of Financial Services to instruct continuing education (CE) courses, and often presents topics in his areas of practice.

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Practice Areas
Credentials

Education

  • New England School of Law (J.D., 2000)
  • Florida State University (B.A., 1995)

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper PIP / SIU Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member and Board Director

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Languages

  • Spanish
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Introduction to EUO's," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
Experience

Pro Bono Activites

  • Legal Aid of Florida
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • 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

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
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

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
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 401
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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