Neil A. Covone

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Neil Covone brings decades of legal experience to the firm’s Appellate and Coverage practice group. With a focus on insurance coverage and litigation, Neil also provides trial and litigation support to the firm's other practice areas. He regularly provides invaluable insights into coverage issues, along with strategic risk analysis and claim management advice.

Having honed his skills for nearly three decades, Neil’s background encompasses defending product manufacturers, premises owners and businesses in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases through to verdict. His extensive trial experience uniquely positions him to provide clients with a practical perspective on insurance coverage and insurance litigation matters.

Neil holds an "AV" peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Prior to practicing law, Neil’s passion and talent extended to the soccer field where he represented the United States at every level, including as a member of the United States World Cup team in Italy 1990.          

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Credentials

Education

  • Florida State University (J.D., 1995)
    Honors: Member, Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
  • Wake Forest University (B.A., 1991)
    Cum Laude

Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Appellate and Coverage Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Construction Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper First Party Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Hospitality, Retail, and Premises Liability Practice Group, Member
  • Kubicki Draper Pre-Suit Practice Group, Member
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
     

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recipient, John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award from Lawyers for Children America, Inc., for service as Attorney Guardian Ad Litem in FL state criminal courts 2003
Presentations

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "What Attorneys Look for in Claims Files," Sedgwick CMS, Deerfield, IL April 2010
  • "Parents in Time Out:  Assigning Blame for Mis-Installation in Child Restraint Cases,"  DRI's Children's Products SLG, Phoenix, AZ February 2008
Authorships

Published Works

  • Contributing Author, "The Parental Negligence Doctrine: A 50 State Compendium," prepared for DRI Product Liability Conference, New Orleans, LA April 2011
  • Coordinating and Contributing Author, "Consequential Damages: A 50 State Compendium," prepared for Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, Ft. Lauderdale, FL May 2012
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  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Presentations
  • Authorships

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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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