Michelle M. Krone

Equity Partner


Michelle Krone started with Kubicki Draper in February of 2000. She is the Co-Chair of Kubicki Draper's Construction Practice Group and has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law since 2005. Michelle practices exclusively in the area of construction, including insurance defense litigation and transactional work where she has represented both national and local general contractors, subcontractor and design professionals in a variety of complex construction lawsuits, including pre suit and 558 phases, products liability issues, disciplinary matters and negotiation of contracts. Some of her work includes multi-million dollar condominium projects, large hotel construction and sports arena projects, including the negotiation of the contract for the renovation project at the Tampa Bay Bucs Stadium and more unique structures like the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral. 

Michelle has represented construction clients in multi-party arbitrations and mediations and has presented at continuing education seminars and webinars related to construction matters. Michelle is also a Certified Arbitrator and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. Michelle is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (B.A. 1996) and St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. 1999). 
Practice Areas


  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami, FL (J.D., 1999)
    Book Award in Torts; Dean's List
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL (B.A., 1996)
    President's List; Dean's List


  • State of Florida, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Co-Chair
  • Kubicki Draper Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Member
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member; Construction Committee, Member; Diversity Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar, Real Property Section and 558 Task Force
  • Habitat for Humanity, Lee County
  • IRMI, Member

Certifications / Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - Construction Practice
  • Certified Florida Supreme Course Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference, Mentor
  • Featured in Gulfshore Business Magazine, February 2010
  • "AV Preeminent" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Martindale-Hubbell 
  • The Florida Bar 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Construction Defect Claims: Overview and Current Trends on Indemnity Law," NARS, 2024
  • "Defending Geotechnical Claims," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2023 
  • "Legislative Update," The Seminar Group, 2023
  • "Practical Tips For Effective Deposition and Trial Testimony," National Association Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA), 2023
  • "Construction Litigation: The BEST practice area, in my humble opinion.," St. Thomas University, 2023
  • "Experts, Evidence and Daubert: The Admissibility of Evidence in Construction Defect Claims,"  Kubicki Draper Construction Conference, 2022
  • "Challenging Extrapolation in Florida CD Cases," Pete Fowler Construction Services and Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Gathering Extrapolatable Data Using Representative Selection," Pete Fowler Construction Services and Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Conducting Expert Building Investigations," Pete Fowler Construction Services and Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Construction Defect Claims: Overview and Current Trends on Indemnity Law," Southwest Florida Claims Association, 2022
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolutions: Non-Binding Arbitration and Mediation," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Allocations and Settlement Strategy in Multi-Party Litigation," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2020
  • "Construction Indemnity Contracts & Florida Statute 725.06" and "Chapter 558: Purpose, Procedures, Effectiveness and The Altman Decision," Travelers, 2018
  • "Transferring Risk in Construction Defect Cases" and "Construction Defect: Arbitration Tips and Strategies," FCCI, 2018
  • "Construction Indemnity Contracts & Florida Statute 725.06" and "Chapter 558: Purpose, Procedures, Effectiveness and The Altman Decision," Mid-Continent, 2018
  • "Construction: Arbitrating a Construction Defect Case," Travelers, 2017
  • "The Key Ingredients for a Proper Assessment, Strong Defense and Favorable Resolution of a Construction Defect Case," MidContinent, 2015
  • “Indemnity Clauses in Construction," Builders, 2015
  • "Utilization of Motions and Construction Defects," Westfield, 2013
  • "Utilization of Motions and Construction Defects," MidContinent, 2013
  • "Maximizing your Utilization of Motion Defense by Strategic Utilization of Motions from Start to Finish of your Case," Travelers, 2013
  • "Construction Defects & Proposals for Settlements," Travelers, 2012
  • "Construction Defects," Builders, 2012
  • "Handling Construction Claims, Notice through Mediation," Willis Risk Management Conference, 2011
  • "Construction: Chinese Drywall, Preclusion of "Stigma", Damages In Construction Defect Cases and a Sampling of Florida "Additional Insured" Cases," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2010
  • "Construction: Complex Construction Defect Litigation," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Seminar, 2009
  • "Evaluation of Construction Defect Claims" & "Choices, Choices, Choices: Types of Experts and Testing Utilized in Construction Defect Cases," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference, 2008
  • "How to Make Chapter 558 Work for Your Case: Construction Defect and Right to Cure," Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference 2007

Published Works

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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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