Professional Liability

Our experience and reputation gives us an edge in recommending the best litigation strategy. When the claim has merit and should be resolved, we do so as quickly and efficiently as possible.  Claims that lack merit are defended vigorously.

In addition to defending malpractice claims when they arise, we are committed to helping professionals and their associated professional liability insurance carriers recognize and correct areas of their practices that create litigation exposure.  We provide risk management services to all of our professional clients and are frequent lecturers at continuing education seminars across a variety of professions.

Architects and Engineers
Our attorneys defend architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professional involved in liability claims arising from vertical construction, road and bridge design, utilities and other infrastructure related projects throughout the State of Florida.

Directors and Officers
We defend corporate directors and officers in all types of liabilities claims. In the defense of these claims, which range from embezzlement to employment practices, we draw on our extensive expertise in the underlying areas of securities laws, banking, complex commercial litigation and employment law.

Few areas of professional liability offer as many challenges as does legal malpractice. The defense of attorneys requires an ability to quickly understand the often-complex matters that are the source of legal malpractice claims, as well as an appreciation for the sensitive nature of the attorney-client relationship. Drawing on our extensive professional malpractice defense experience, we are frequently able to resolve claims in the early stages of litigation.

Accountant malpractice lawsuits differ in a number of important ways from medical or legal malpractice lawsuits:

· Adherence to GAAP and the GAAS is a powerful defense
· Many accountant malpractice cases are based on violations of federal and state statutes relating to the sale of securities.

At Kubicki Draper, we utilize our expertise in finance, securities and professional malpractice to successfully defend accountants against charges of professional malpractice and to advise them of their responsibilities and potential liabilities.

Although the great majority of professional malpractice actions are filed against medical providers and attorneys, in an area like South Florida, where the real estate market is particularly dynamic, the incidence of realtor malpractice claims is significant.  We have been providing real estate litigation and transaction services as well as professional liability defense for many years.  Combining the expertise of our real estate attorneys and our defense litigators results in our ability to provide the best defense for our clients.

The firm advises veterinarians on potential claims, and represents veterinarians in matters brought by the Department of Professional Responsibility, Board of Veterinary Medicine, challenging a veterinarians action or inaction and threatening his or her licensure.  Having attorney representation from the first notice of such an action allows for the controlled flow of information, prohibits waiver of defenses or inadvertent admissions and helps to ease the stress and uncertainty created by having such a claim made to one’s license.

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Professional Liability

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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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Our Firm

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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.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat.

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Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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