Michael F. Suarez



Michael F. Suarez practices within a broad range of matters with a focus on complex, high stakes civil litigation in state and federal courts. While a significant portion of his practice is dedicated to construction litigation where he typically represents general contractors and subcontractors, Michael has extensive experience in other areas as well. He has defended class action lawsuits involving multiple corporate defendants in TCPA violation and product liability matters, as well as litigated a variety of multimillion dollar commercial disputes in federal court. Additionally, Michael handles a variety of general liability matters, from catastrophic injury/wrongful death matters to negligent hiring/retention, automobile liability, fire losses, labor and employment and contract matters. No matter the case, Michael’s philosophy is that client service is paramount. He carefully assesses and evaluates each claim to ensure that the best possible resolution is achieved expeditiously.

Michael earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from St. Thomas University. While in law school, he served as a Staff Editor for the St. Thomas Law Review and was also a member of the St. Thomas Moot Court Board. Prior to law school, Michael graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In his free time, Michael enjoys sports, travel, and history.

Practice Areas


  • St. Thomas University, College of Law, Miami, FL (J.D.)
    cum laude
    Staff Editor, St. Thomas Law Review; St. Thomas Moot; Court Board; Best Brief Award, 2008, St. Thomas Moot Court; Competition; Dean’s List Spring 2008 - Spring 2010; Book; Award, Advanced Legal Research & Writing
  • Florida International University, Miami, FL (B.A.)


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Super Lawyers (2023)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars (2014-2021)


  • Spanish
  • Superlawyers 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Damages in Construction Cases," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2023
  • "Legal Refreshers for Engineers," American Society of Civil Engineers, 2023
  • "Considerations in Defending Contractors Involved in Public Projects," Kubicki Draper Construction Conference, 2022
  • "Reducing Legal Risks and Costs," American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, 2022
  • "Construction Defect Claims: Overview and Current Trends on Indemnity Law," Kubicki Draper Construction Conference, 2021
  • "OSHA: Investigation, Findings and Admissibility," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2021
  • "Early Case Resolution," AIG, 2020
  • "Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Premises Liability: Overview, Slips, Trips & Falls," FIGA, 2017

Published Works


Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office (2010)
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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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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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