April 16, 2019
Ken obtained his Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, and was a member of the law school’s first class to graduate after full accreditation. While in law school, Ken was able to clerk at a law firm with fellow Equity Partner, Earleen Cote, starting a more than thirty year long friendship. When Ken started at Kubicki Draper, he was the 18th attorney in the firm, when it only had one office in Miami. In 1991, as Kubicki Draper continued to grow, Ken was given the opportunity to help the firm expand by opening the Fort Lauderdale office. Eleven years later, Ken went on to open the Fort Myers/Naples office, where he continues to be the Managing Partner.
Ken has been a part of the firm expanding over the years from one office with less than twenty attorneys, to a firm with thirteen offices and approaching 150 attorneys. While Ken enjoys practicing in the areas of bodily injury liability, premises liability, professional negligence, catastrophic/high exposure losses, and bad faith prevention matters, he also enjoys training claims professionals and having the flexibility to help mentor and train the firm’s next generation of trial attorneys.
When he is not practicing law or helping run the firm as an Equity Partner, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife, Josie, his two daughters, and the grandchildren he and Josie share.
April 5, 2019
We are thrilled that several KD partners were selected for inclusion in the 2019 Best Lawyers® “Women in the Law,” Spring Business Edition.
Caryn Bellus (Miami), Angela Flowers (Ocala) and Betsy Gallagher (Tampa) were recognized for their Appellate Practice.
Laurie J. Adams (West Palm Beach) was recognized for Personal Injury Litigation.
Jane C. Rankin (Ft. Lauderdale) was recognized for her work in Real Estate Law.
Congratulations to all. We are extremely proud of their integrity and commitment to the quality of work they do. You may view the entire publication here: Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition 2019.
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March 22, 2019
To read articles Jennifer has written about the challenges she faced as a new mother and attorney, please click here and view her authorships.
March 11, 2019
In addition to this honor, the following KD attorneys were included in the 2019 edition of South Florida Legal Guide’s "Top Lawyers":
Peter S. Baumberger – Professional Liability – Defense, Corporate and Business Litigation
Michael J. Carney – Civil Litigation
Scott M. Rosso – Insurance Litigation – Defense
Caryn L. Bellus – Appellate, Insurance
Daniel A. Miller – Bankruptcy, Corporate and Business Litigation
South Florida Legal Guide’s Top Law Firms and Top Lawyers listings are published annually and are based on peer nominations. Nominees are evaluated on accomplishments and individual credentials prior to being named to the list.
March 6, 2019
For more information, please visit: the CLM.org or contact Brad, Caryn or Charles.
February 25, 2019
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January 16, 2019
Jennifer has become a pioneer for lactation room awareness, and we are so proud of her going public with her experiences to bring much needed attention to this very important topic.
December 20, 2018
November 30, 2018
Prior to joining the Firm, Valerie was an equity partner at a South Florida firm and served as the Chair of Property and Casualty Claims, where she honed her skills as a litigator and coverage attorney.
From a young age, Valerie knew she wanted to practice law in large part because she desired to be in a position where she would be able to protect and help others. After twenty-eight years, Valerie still holds true to those same principles of fairness and justice for her clients.
In addition to her desire to help others and achieve the fairest result, Valerie’s passion for the law comes through in her embracing the intellectual challenges she deals with every day. In her coverage-based work, Valerie “lives” with a file from start to finish, analyzing issues from the pre-suit phase to the trial, appellate, and enforcement phases. Valerie’s wide-ranging experience has taken her to the Florida Supreme Court where she will be pressing forward with a challenge to the constitutionality of a Lee County hospital lien ordinance.
Valerie is lucky in that she has found not only a life partner in her husband, George, but also a law partner who she can use as a sounding board. When they are not practicing, Valerie and George enjoy being with their family, including his two sons, their daughter, Juliet, and their grandchildren. Valerie and her family also enjoy being on the water and are involved in the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, a callback to Valerie’s days as a competitive swimmer.
Whether it’s tackling a complicated legal issue for a client, providing mentorship to the lawyers she works with, or focusing on her family, Valerie prides herself on being the kind of person that people feel they can come to for support, and it is what makes her such a strong asset to the firm.