Michelle M. Krone



Michelle Krone 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 litigation and transactional work where she has represented 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 on behalf of the general contractor including multi million dollar multi family condominium projects, hotel and sports arena projects, including the recent renovation project at the Tampa Bay Bucs Stadium. The various design professionals and specialty contractors Michelle has represented includes excavation and site work, electrical, masonry, window, stucco, roofing, hvac, architects, structural and civil engineers.

Michelle has participated in multi-party arbitrations and mediations and has lectured at continuing education seminars related to construction matters. 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
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member; Construction Committee, Member; Diversity Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar, Real Property Section
  • Women's Construction Litigation Alliance (WCLA), Southeast Regional Associate
  • Habitat for Humanity, Lee County
  • IRMI, Member
  • Cape Coral Building Industry Association, Member
  • National Association for Women In Construction - Southwest Florida Chapter

Certifications / Specialties

  • Florida Bar Board Certified - Construction Practice
  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship 2020 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

  • "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

  • "Make it work: Using Joint Defense Agreements Effectively and Efficiently" (co-author), Litigation Management Magazine, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Fall 2015.
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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 175 attorneys.


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